The Intricate Blog
Please find below an assortment of content relating to the oil & gas industry
Methane Monday – Methane Mitigation
Methane Mitigation Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with 1 tonne of methane being equal to 25 tonnes of CO2. Methane is potent, however has a short-lived effect compared to carbon dioxide therefore the sooner the reduction in the methane emissions the sooner the...
Methane Monday – Methane Management
Methane Management Methane from various sources at a site are required to be reported for various regulatory requirements. When a producer has hundreds or even thousands of these sites the reporting and on-going inventory management of these sources can be very...
Methane Monday – Changes to Directive 060
Changes to Directive 060 Effective January 1, 2023 various regulations have come into effect for methane emissions under AER's Directive 060 OVG: Overall Vent Gas Limit (OVG) is a limit for the overall vent gas allowable at a site. The duty holder must limit vented...
Understanding EPAP, How to Improve Your Business Value
The Enhanced Production Audit Program, or EPAP, is a compliance program that encourages operators to improve their measurement and reporting systems to make them more compliant with the Alberta Energy Operator, or AER. EPAP allows operators to avoid paying excessive...
What is Commissioning and Start-up in Oil and Gas?
What is Commissioning and Start-up in Oil and Gas? One of the most important project milestones that assures a successful, responsible launch of an oil and gas facility is commissioning and start-up. Building a refinery is one thing; putting it into full operation is...
The importance of Turnarounds in the Oil and Gas Industry
Often paired with shutdowns, or shortened to “TAR”, a turnaround is the process where a refinery or industrial plant suspends productivity for a predetermined time to conduct necessary maintenance on the facility. Inspection and testing, debottlenecking projects,...
The Importance of Hydrogen Gas Detection in Oil and Gas
Learn the Importance of Hydrogen Gas Detection in Oil and Gas, including Hydrogen gas leaks for achieving compliance with Alberta’s Methane Emissions Program.
All About Onsite Meter Proving
Intricate has an entire division dedicated to meter proving, so we’ve asked one of our Field Technicians, Curtis Visser for a deeper look into a typical day in the life of our onsite meter proving services. Take a read!
Why Software is a Critical Ingredient for a Successful Business
Are you wasting more time in spreadsheets and switching back and forth between software tools than you are being productive?