BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) will offer training and certification in Optical Gas Imaging using FLIR Technology next week. The deployment of the new technology offers industry and regulators an opportunity to more safely and accurately detect natural gas emissions related to oil and gas operations, which will help companies monitor and reduce potential leakages.
“The use of infrared imaging is just another example of how the oil and gas industry is developing and deploying technology to make its operations cleaner, safer and more efficient,” said Kari Cutting, vice president for the NDPC. “This training is an excellent opportunity for industry to certify more individuals in the use of this technology which will not only have tremendous environmental benefits, but will also help industry save time and money.”
Although FLIR technology has been in use for decades, it has only recently become more accessible and able to be used for detecting fugitive emissions. The training comes ahead of regulations proposed by the EPA and will fulfill North Dakota Department of Health requirements for training. Two classes lasting two and a half days will be held from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 16 at WBI Energy in Bismarck, N.D. More than 60 individuals are registered to attend, but more room is available in each of the two classes.
WHAT: Certification Course in Optical Gas Imaging
WHEN: Class #1: 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12 through 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14
Class #2: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 through 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16
WHERE: WBI Energy, 1250 W Century Ave, Bismarck, ND
About the North Dakota Petroleum Council
Since 1952, the Petroleum Council has been the primary voice of the oil and gas industry in North Dakota. The Petroleum Council represents more than 500 companies involved in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including oil and gas production, refining, pipeline, mineral leasing, consulting, legal work, and oil field service activities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and the Rocky Mountain Region. For more information, go to www.ndoil.org.