December 2018

The Process Ecology Newsletter includes updates and news relevant to the energy industry regarding regulatory updates for air emissions, technical information related to process simulation as well as case studies and best practices in process engineering.

This issue
  • Predictive Modeling Using Machine Learning in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector
  • Dynamic Process Simulation: When do we really need it?
  • MSAPR Registration Information
  • November Highlights
  • Training, News, and Events 

Predictive Modelling Using Machine Learning in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector

Predictive process models are essential engineering tools that enable better process design and more efficient operations. Predictive modeling is becoming increasingly prevalent and is most useful whenever we want to use data from the past to predict what will happen in the future. Read More.

Dynamic Process Simulation: When do we really need it?

Process simulation is the representation of industrial processes by means of the application of mathematics and first principles (i.e. conservation laws, thermodynamics, transport phenomena and reaction kinetics). Steady State models have been widely used in the industry, becoming a common or even more, a required practice. Steady state modeling is key for process conceptualization, design and evaluation and it is indeed a mature technology tool. However, the steady state is an idealistic definition used by engineers as a representation of “design” conditions which are not always accomplished due to change in raw materials, product specification, change in capacity due to marketing requirements, and the inherent dynamic behavior of processes.
Read More.

MSAPR Registration - due January 1, 2019
Responsible persons of pre-existing compressor engines in Canada must register these engines by January 1, 2019, as part of the Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations.
An Excel spreadsheet is available from Environment Canada to make it easier to do the registration in SWIM (the Single Window Information Manager).
For information on the MSAPR regulations, see MSAPR Overview.

Contact us if you aren’t sure what needs to be done or need some assistance!
November Highlights
  • Process Ecology attended the PTAC 3rd Annual Innovation Showcase on November 20 with 30 other exhibitors. The showcase highlighted technology for methane detection and mitigation, digital analytics, and other emerging trends!
  • Process Ecology was honoured to sponsor the PTAC Methane Emission Reduction Forum in Banff on November 27 & 28. Discussions explored various solutions and challenges of various methane sources, as well as the crucial role that new technologies will play in meeting methane reduction targets.

  Training, News and Events

  • Process Ecology is excited to announce the new landing page for our new software InsituSIM! Head to to find out how the cloud-based simulation software can create value for your organization!
  • Process Ecology was honoured to have a company profile featured in the CRIN newsletter this month - Click here to see the feature!
  • Process Ecology attended the 2018 BC Industrial Reporting and Control Workshop in Vancouver which focused on greenhouse gas reporting and mitigation for BC facilities.
  • Process Ecology can help take the stress out of your NPRI and greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements. We will work with you to efficiently gather the required field data, estimate corresponding air emissions, and submit the information as required. E-mail or call us (403-313-8931) if you would like more information.


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Methane Emissions Advisor is an innovative web-based service that is designed to assist the Upstream Oil & Gas sector develop their methane inventory, estimate and manage methane emissions, and flaring and venting volumes from operating facilities. Methane Emissions Advisor brings together the benefits of a modern user interface with rigorous engineering calculations that will meet the most stringent requirements for reporting and will enable the identification of optimization opportunities.

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