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Westgen Technologies 

Westgen Technologies is helping Canada to achieve its goals for reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. In Canada, 35 percent of methane venting in the oil and gas sector comes from gas-driven pneumatic controllers and pumps. The vented methane gas harms the environment and creates a safety hazard for those working on the sites. Westgen has developed a technology that uses air in place of fuel gas in pneumatic control systems.

EPOD Technology 

Westgen’s Engineered Power on Demand (EPOD) technology provides reliable power and compressed air for remote wellsites. The EPOD is a hybrid design powered primarily by solar energy. It includes a gas generator (wellhead gas capable) and an advanced battery system that provides reliable power to a wellsite with up to four days of backup power. The EPOD provides ample instrument air to run a pneumatic control system, which offsets methane emissions that would otherwise be generated by traditional gas-driven systems. The EPOD is safe, operator friendly, and can generate carbon credits or offset carbon tax.

Figure 1. Westgen Technologies' EPOD system.

Tracking Emission Reductions 

Westgen Technologies measures the amount of methane emissions that have been mitigated through compressed air usage as tracked by the EPOD system. In Alberta, the data will be used to generate carbon credits under the Qualification Protocol for Pneumatic Instruments.

Reduction Goals 

Westgen Technologies has set the following target methane reduction goals:

  • 2020: 120,000 tons of CO2e
  • 2021: 560,000 tons CO2e
  • 2022: 1,360,000 tons of CO2e