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Past Events


93rd PERF Meeting

Host : Chevron
Dates : May 4th - 5th, 2016
Location : London, UK

On May 4th and 5th 2016Chevron hosted the Spring PERF Meeting in London, UK. The general theme of the meeting was "From Strategy to Action : What New Air Emissions Policies Mean for Oil & Gas Industry". The main topic covered was the recent Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and its consequences on the O&G industry, with a discussion organized around IPIECA's "Five Pieces of the Paris Puzzle". The objective was also to analyze how EU BREFs and Directives, compared with the US Refinery Sector Rule, will influence activities. Finally, the Circular Economy was treated.
Over 50 engineers and scientists attended the meeting.

You can download the final version of the agenda here.
The presentations are available in the Members Area which also includes the topics of new PERF project proposals presented there, as well as the participants list.
If you have login issues, do not hesitate to contact the PERF webmaster.

On May 4th and 5th 2016Chevron hosted the  93rd PERF Meeting in London, UK. The general theme of the meeting was "From Strategy to Action : What New Air Emissions Policies Mean for Oil & Gas Industry".

The objective of the meeting was to identify implications of recent Paris COP 21 on O&G industry and to analyze how EU Industrial Emissions Directive and the US Refinery Sector Rule will influence activities.
More than 50 people attended the meeting !

You can download the final version of the agenda here.
The presentations are available in the Members Area which also includes the topics of new PERF project proposals presented there, as well as the participants list.
If you have login issues, do not hesitate to contact the PERF webmaster.
On May 4th and 5th 2016Chevron hosted the  93rd PERF Meeting in London, UK. The general theme of the meeting was "From Strategy to Action : What New Air Emissions Policies Mean for Oil & Gas Industry".

The objective of the meeting was to identify implications of recent Paris COP 21 on O&G industry and to analyze how EU Industrial Emissions Directive and the US Refinery Sector Rule will influence activities.
More than 50 people attended the meeting !

You can download the final version of the agenda here.
The presentations are available in the Members Area which also includes the topics of new PERF project proposals presented there, as well as the participants list.
If you have login issues, do not hesitate to contact the PERF webmaster.
2015 Life Cycle Analysis Workshop 

Host : Total / CIRAIG
Dates : November 17th - 18th, 2015
Location : Montreal, Canada

On November 17th and 18th 2015, Total hosted with CIRAIG (International Reference Center for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services) a PERF workshop focusing on Life Cycle Analysis approach applied to the Oil & Gas industry.
Around 20 people participated in this workshop in Montreal which provided a good place for exchange about potential environmental benefits from this approach. A total of 18 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
There was positive interaction between attendees favorable to discussions of potential future PERF project areas.

Final agenda is available.
92nd PERF Meeting

Host: EERC
Dates: October 6th - 7th, 2015
Location: Grand Forks, USA


On October 6th and 7th 2015, the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) hosted the fall PERF Meeting in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The general theme of the meeting was "Environmental issues associated with unconventional oil ans gas activities".
Over 40 engineers and scientists from various sectors related to the oil & gas industry could discuss collaborative research opportunities.

Final agenda is downloadable.
2015 PERF Remote Sensing Workshop
Host: BP
Dates: May 28, 2015
Location: Naperville, IL

On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
Day Two focused on 2 aspects of subsurface LNAPL remediation: the emerging field of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) and potentially sustainable LNAPL remediation approaches. Many of the leading researchers and practioners in these fields were in attendance. Dr. Uli Mayer (University of British Columbia) reviewed the basics of NSZD and highlighted existing data gaps. Subsequent presentations covered lab and field studies on NSZD rates collected by a variety of methods. The workshop concluded with well received framing presentation by Dave Woodward (AECOM) on sustainable remediation, followed by reports on pilot studies using Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation (STELA) and Biosparging technologies.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
Day Two focused on 2 aspects of subsurface LNAPL remediation: the emerging field of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) and potentially sustainable LNAPL remediation approaches. Many of the leading researchers and practioners in these fields were in attendance. Dr. Uli Mayer (University of British Columbia) reviewed the basics of NSZD and highlighted existing data gaps. Subsequent presentations covered lab and field studies on NSZD rates collected by a variety of methods. The workshop concluded with well received framing presentation by Dave Woodward (AECOM) on sustainable remediation, followed by reports on pilot studies using Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation (STELA) and Biosparging technologies.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.

A Remote Sensing workshop for Downstream applications was hosted by BP at their Naperville, IL location near Chicago on May 28, 2015.  The workshop agenda had a variety of speakers grouped in several thematic areas, such as: gas cloud imagingpipeline leak detection, and flare combustion efficiency.  The workshop was well-attended with a good mix of vendors, academia and oil industry representation.  There was good interaction between attendees and discussion of potential future PERF project areas.  For more information on this workshop please contact Dave Fashimpaur (dave.fashimpaur@bp.com).



Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
Day Two focused on 2 aspects of subsurface LNAPL remediation: the emerging field of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) and potentially sustainable LNAPL remediation approaches. Many of the leading researchers and practioners in these fields were in attendance. Dr. Uli Mayer (University of British Columbia) reviewed the basics of NSZD and highlighted existing data gaps. Subsequent presentations covered lab and field studies on NSZD rates collected by a variety of methods. The workshop concluded with well received framing presentation by Dave Woodward (AECOM) on sustainable remediation, followed by reports on pilot studies using Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation (STELA) and Biosparging technologies
Final Agenda is downloadable.

91st PERF Meeting

Host:
 Cedre & Total

Dates: 
March 31 & April 1, 2015
Location: Brest, France


On March 31st and April 1st 2015, the Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE) and Total hosted the spring PERF Meeting in Brest, France. The general theme of the meeting was "Marine Environmental Issues" including oil spills, ecosystems, marine mammals and oil & gas activities.

Final Agenda is downloadable.
90th PERF Meeting

Host: Shell
Dates:
 November 4 & 5, 2014

Location: Houston, TX

On November 4th and 5th, Shell hosted the 90th biannual PERF meeting at Shell Technology Center in Houston (STCH). The meeting focused on water quality and wastewater treatment and covered upstream and downstream activities. Over 60 engineers and scientists from various sectors related to the oil & gas industry discussed collaborative research opportunities. During these two days of technical presentations, attendees learned about novel research and technology advances in the field of water treatment, identified knowledge gaps, and discussed common areas of interest and possible approaches to partnering on research.  


Final Agenda is downloadable. 

2014 PERF Remediation Workshop

Host: ExxonMobil
Dates: September 9 & 10, 2014
Location: Houston, TX

On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
Day Two focused on 2 aspects of subsurface LNAPL remediation: the emerging field of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) and potentially sustainable LNAPL remediation approaches. Many of the leading researchers and practioners in these fields were in attendance. Dr. Uli Mayer (University of British Columbia) reviewed the basics of NSZD and highlighted existing data gaps. Subsequent presentations covered lab and field studies on NSZD rates collected by a variety of methods. The workshop concluded with well received framing presentation by Dave Woodward (AECOM) on sustainable remediation, followed by reports on pilot studies using Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation (STELA) and Biosparging technologies.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
Day Two focused on 2 aspects of subsurface LNAPL remediation: the emerging field of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) and potentially sustainable LNAPL remediation approaches. Many of the leading researchers and practioners in these fields were in attendance. Dr. Uli Mayer (University of British Columbia) reviewed the basics of NSZD and highlighted existing data gaps. Subsequent presentations covered lab and field studies on NSZD rates collected by a variety of methods. The workshop concluded with well received framing presentation by Dave Woodward (AECOM) on sustainable remediation, followed by reports on pilot studies using Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation (STELA) and Biosparging technologies.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.
Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
On September 9th and 10th 2014, ExxonMobil hosted a PERF workshop in Houston focusing on the Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon-Impacted Soil and LNAPL-Impacted Aquifers. The workshop was attended by over 40 participants representing industry, consulting and academia. A total of 21 presentations were given over the 2 day meeting.

Day One focused exclusively on heavy hydrocarbon remediation. Opening presentations by experts Sara McMillen (Chevron) Roger Prince (ExxonMobil) and Renae Magaw (Chevron) and Gérald Zagury, (Polytechnique Montreal / Total) set the stage for the day’s discussion by defining the problem and providing insights into heavy hydrocarbon risks, the limits of bioremediation and the significance of oral bioavailability. Several excellent presentations followed on remedial approaches that may be specifically suitable for heavy hydrocarbons, including enhanced biological, chemical and thermal-based.
Day Two focused on 2 aspects of subsurface LNAPL remediation: the emerging field of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) and potentially sustainable LNAPL remediation approaches. Many of the leading researchers and practioners in these fields were in attendance. Dr. Uli Mayer (University of British Columbia) reviewed the basics of NSZD and highlighted existing data gaps. Subsequent presentations covered lab and field studies on NSZD rates collected by a variety of methods. The workshop concluded with well received framing presentation by Dave Woodward (AECOM) on sustainable remediation, followed by reports on pilot studies using Sustainable Thermally Enhanced LNAPL Attenuation (STELA) and Biosparging technologies
Final Agenda is downloadable.
89th PERF Meeting: "Oil Company Environmental Sustainability Research Programs at Qatar Science & Technology Park, Doha – Qatar"

Host: ConocoPhillips
Dates: April 14 & 15, 2014
Location: Doha, Qatar

Over 45 engineers and scientists from various sectors related to the oil & gas (O&G) industry discussed collaborative research opportunities during the Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF) biannual meeting held on April 14th & 15th, 2014 at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP). Hosted jointly by ConocoPhillips, Qatar Petroleum, & Total, the participants learned about the ongoing research efforts being conducted at research centers of the energy companies operating at QSTP.

Dr Samer Adham, with ConocoPhillips and a member of PERF Board of Directors (BOD), welcomed the international and local guests and provided outline of the technical agenda and anticipated outcome. Then, Dr Veronica Blackwell, with Chevron and the Chair of the PERF BOD, provided highlights of PERF mission and ongoing projects and activities. After that, all energy research centers operating at QSTP presented highlights of their environmentally related research programs. In the afternoon, a tour of four of the research centers was conducted for further demonstration of their ongoing activities and capabilities.

The second day focused on research activities being done at the Gas Processing Center of Qatar University and the Qatar Energy & Environment Research Institute of Qatar Foundation. Then, a brainstorming session with all participants was conducted to identify new environmental research opportunities for upstream and downstream operations. During that session, various ideas of collaborative research projects were proposed, some of which were selected for further development by PERF member companies.

Final Agenda is downloadable.
PERF Remote Sensing Worshop

Host: Chevron
Dates:
March 17 & 18, 2014

Location: London, UK

In March 2014, Chevron hosted a PERF workshop in London that focused on environmental remote sensing. The workshop was attended by 80 participants from remote sensing and oil and gas companies as well as government and academic entities. The workshop assessed the current state of the art and future directions with regards to environmental remote sensing of oil and gas activities across the entire lifecycle of a project. The first day’s focus was around current and future capabilities; presentations covered services and data vendors and what environmental questions researchers are currently addressing using remote sensing technologies and image processing techniques. Day two of the workshop focused on how the oil and gas industry is utilizing remote sensing in the environmental space and where possible collaborative research projects would be advantageous.


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.

88th PERF Meeting: "Optimizing Leveraging Opportunities through PERF Liaison Members"

Host: Chevron
Dates: November 5 & 6, 2013
Location: Richmond, CA

The Fall 2013 PERF Meeting was hosted by Chevron in Richmond, California. The meeting was focused on a theme of Optimizing Opportunities through PERF Liaison Members. Liaison members include many national laboratories and joint industry organizations. The objectives of the meeting was to:

  • Understand common areas of interest,
  • Understand possible approaches to partnering on research,
  • Learn about novel research and technology advances,
  • Re-commit to an active partnership through PERF.


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.


87th PERF Meeting: "Biodiversity Challenges"


Host: Petrobras Research Center

Dates: March 13 & 14, 2013

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The 87th PERF Meeting was hosted by Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro and was focused on Biodiversity Challenges


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable

86th PERF Meeting: "Air Emissions Estimating, Modeling, and Monitoring Strategies"


Host: ExxonMobil

Dates: November 7 & 8, 2012

Location: Fairfax, VA

 

The 86th PERF meeting occurred on November 7 and 8, 2012, and was hosted by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company at The Mason Inn on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, VA.  The theme was “Air Emissions Estimating, Modeling, and Monitoring Strategies”. 

Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.      

2012 PERF Remediation Workshop


Host: Chevron

Dates: September 25 & 26, 2012

Location: Lawrenceville, IL

 

Chevron hosted the 2012 Remediation Workshop at the former Texaco Indian Refinery Site in Lawrenceville, Illinois.


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.


85th PERF meeting: "Water conservation and Waste Minimization" 


Host: Saudi Aramco

Dates: 10th to 12th of March 2012

Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Thanks for attending this meeting that has been a great success in term of new proposals and updates.

The themes of the meeting were: "Water Conservation: Preserve, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse” and “Waste Minimization and Management from Upstream and Downstream- Challenges and Opportunities”. 


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.

84th PERF Meeting: "Emerging Environmental Challenges and Risks"


Host: ConocoPhillips

Dates: November 2011

Location: Bartlesville, OK


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.

83rd PERF Meeting: "Managing Environmental Risks"

Host: Total
Dates: April 2011
Location: Paris, France


81th PERF Meeting- Drilling Waste Management, BP, London, UK -- April 2010

The agenda and presentations are available to view or download in the members access section (PERF membership required).

82nd PERF Meeting: "Marine Oil Spill Research"


Host: Chevron

Dates: November 2010

Location: Houston, TX


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.


81st PERF Meeting: "Evolving International Environmental Regulations and Technology Opportunities - Green Technologies"

Host: BP
Dates: April 2010
Location: London, UK


Meeting Final Agenda is downloadable.


81th PERF Meeting- Drilling Waste Management, BP, London, UK -- April 2010

The agenda and presentations are available to view or download in the members access section (PERF membership required).

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