Gas Storage Integrity


View the workshop agenda and attendee list (pdf)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

– Chairpersons’ Welcome and Objectives of the Meeting
– Introductory Remarks by DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin (Lynn) Orr and DOT/PHMSA Administrator Marie Therese Dominguez
SESSION 1: Overview/Introductory Talks: Set the scene for gas storage well integrity discussion and direction for regulatory review
– 1: Overview of the Importance of Gas Storage in Our Energy Supply Chain (pdf), Chris McGill/AGA
– Underground Natural Gas Storage JITF White Paper, (pdf) API, AGA, INGAA
– 2: IOGCC Task Force on Well Integrity for Natural Gas Storage (pdf), Richard Simmers, Chief Ohio Div. of Oil & Gas Resources
– 3: The State/Federal Relationship and Regulation of Natural Gas Storage (pdf), Scott Anderson and Adam Peltz, EDF
SESSION 2: Operators’ Presentations on Integrity Management: This session will have presentations by operators on their experience in well integrity and risk management
– 1: PG&E’s Asset and Risk Management (pdf), Larry Kennedy Pacific Gas & Electric
– 2: Well Integrity Assessments – A Methodical Approach Applied to Numerous Gas Storage Wells (pdf), Andreas Bannach, ESK GmbH
– 3: Comparison of MIT Testing Across a Variety of States (pdf), Jay Wilson/Ben Romo, Sabine Storage & Operations
SESSION 3: Regulations and Standards: Storage regulations and regulatory issues and standards
– 1: Regulatory, Commercial, and Science Insights for Gas Storage Well Integrity (pdf), Deborah Glosser, NETL
– 2: Class 1 UIC Regulations & Their Impact on Industries and Operators (pdf), Donald Stehle, Geostock Sandia, LLC
– 3: Peace and Revolution:  The Creation of American Petroleum Institute (API) Natural Gas Storage Standards and the Dawn of Implementation (pdf), Steve Nowaczewski, TransCanada
– 4: Overview of CA’s Draft Regulations “Requirements for Underground Gas Storage Projects” and Next Steps (pdf), Rob Habel and Alan Walker, CA Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources
SESSION 4: The Aliso Canyon event: Overview of the Aliso Canyon event
– 1: The Aliso Canyon Incident, Rodger Schwecke, Southern California Gas
– 2: Response to Aliso Canyon Gas Leak (pdf), Ken Harris and Alan Walker, CA Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resources
– 3: National Lab Activity Overview (pdf), Steve Bauer, Sandia National Laboratory
– 4: Well Integrity and Active Faulting (pdf), Thomas L. Davis, Geologist

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SESSION 5: Well Integrity Management and Technologies: Industry representatives describe methods and technologies for monitoring, evaluating, and managing well integrity
– 1: Storage Integrity Management – Field and Well (pdf), Jacob Abraham, Questar Pipeline
– 2: Well Integrity Evaluation – A Breakdown of Available Technology: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Applications (pdf), John Pinkett, Halliburton Energy Services
– 3: Innovative Cement and Casing Corrosion Evaluation Technologies Provide Reliable Well Integrity Information in Natural Gas Storage Wells (pdf), Sebastien Kamgang, Baker Hughes
– 4: Well control methods, Casey Davis, Wild Well Control
SESSION 6: What well regulations are needed for ensuring safe storage? Expert panel led discussion of regulatory needs. (1) Minimum standards, (2) what diagnostic technologies should be considered or required, (3) who provides oversight and ensures compliance….Joe Ratigan talk to set the scene by providing the Kansas incident case history
– 1: The Yaggy Incident (pdf), Joe Ratigan, Ratigan Engineering & Consulting
SESSION 7: Well Integrity Management and Technologies: Well integrity management and  monitoring
– 1: Field test of a stationary leak detector at a natural gas storage facility (pdf), Francois Rongere, PG&E
– 2: Well drilling and remediation practices in conventional gas storage reservoirs, Jason Bach, Dominion Transmission
– 3: Application of Well Integrity Methods for Gas Storage Wells (pdf), Dan Arthur, ALL Consulting
– 4: Colony Horizontal Well Project (pdf), Timothy Meyer, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline
SESSION 8: Downhole safety valves: This session provides opportunity for a deep dive into DHSV technology. Audience participation and case examples of DHSV successes and problems is welcome in the final time slot. If operators have experience in deploying downhole safety valves they should come prepared to share their experience.
– 1: Subsurface Safety Valves (pdf), Marcus Garrett, Baker Hughes
– 2: Kinder Morgan’s experience with downhole safety valves (pdf), Anders Johnson, Kinder Morgan
– Discussion: Open discussion of operators experience with DHSV (Discussion Leads:  Jacob Abraham/Larry Kennedy/Anders Johnson and Baker expert)
SESSION 9: Wrap up discussion – What are open issues, reasearch needs, regulatory needs, etc.: During the opening of the meeting we will ask people to take notes on key unresolved points, questions, or area of concerns. This final session will be dedicated to adressing those and getting peoples opinions on how to resolve these issues and the path forward in  light of other ongoing Well Integrity efforts.