Collaboration builds on PureWest’s ESG leadership and commitment to continuous innovation
DENVER, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PureWest Energy, LLC (“PureWest”), a leading independent natural gas producer with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus and operations in the Rocky Mountain region, today announced its participation in Colorado State University (“USC“) The Energy Institute’s Advancing Development of Emissions Detection (ADED) program, which will validate PureWest’s cutting-edge approach to emissions management while accelerating the development and deployment of environmental technologies and solutions for the industry .
“Our stakeholders understand the importance of reducing emissions and producing natural gas safely in the most environmentally responsible way, and we are proud to continue to find new and innovative ways to achieve results. real and measurable in accordance with this important objective,” said PureWest CEO Chris Valdez. “The PureWest culture is centered on teamwork, innovation and transparency, and this partnership with experts from Colorado State University Energy Institute will further improve field monitoring and leak detection technologies and solutions, ultimately leading to an even more sustainable future for our stakeholders and the industry as a whole. »
The collaborative research program, designed to aid in the continuous improvement of technologies used to continuously monitor emissions, will focus on PureWest’s evaluation of several Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) technologies at test sites on the land at Pinedale, Wyoming. PureWest coordinated with seven different CEM companies to install their solutions at an operating site for a two-month research period.
During this period, USC release measured amounts of methane from different points on the well pad to assess factors that impact emissions monitoring solutions, such as harsh weather conditions, variations in pad size wells and variations in well equipment and design. Following the field test phase of its ADED study, CSU Energy Institute will compare the results of the field tests to the results of the controlled tests, with analyzes and solutions to be included in the publication after the conclusion of the study.
“We are delighted to partner with PureWest Energy, a recognized leader in ESG performance, as we extend our ADED study to oil and gas industry field operations,” said USC scientific researcher dr. clay bell. “Leveraging controlled test results from our survey and continuous monitoring protocols, we aim to understand how these solutions can improve the effectiveness of emissions measurement and reporting to help industry reduce its footprint. .”
PureWest’s latest ESG report reflects the company’s dedication and performance in environmental stewardship. With a methane intensity rating of 0.04% – one of the lowest in the country – PureWest has the strategy, people and technology in place to limit and further reduce emissions across all of its operations. It is this dedication to the highest environmental standards that has made PureWest the supplier of choice in the West.
In addition to the new partnership with CSU Energy Institute, PureWest recently became a recipient of the Center for Energy Water Sustainability and Project Canary’s Freshwater Verified attribute as part of their participation in the joint research program.
In mutual partnership with USC, PureWest is also engaging with Project Canary, a third-party climate technology and environmental attestation company, for certified Responsible Sourced Gas (RSG) assurance and to monitor activity at various facilities to build capacity and advance surveillance technology. This commitment began in 2020 and culminated in a Platinum designation for much of PureWest’s RSG, Project Canary’s highest classification, contributing to PureWest’s first-ever offering in the industry market of Certified Neutral RSG in carbon of scope 1 and 2.
About Pure West
PureWest Energy, LLC is a private energy company focused on developing its long-term natural gas reserves in the Pinedale and Fields of Jonah of Wyoming green river Bowl. PureWest controls over 126,000 gross acres (115,000 net acres) in and around the prolific Pinedale and Fields of Jonah. Additional information is available at PureWest.com.
Kelly BottSVP – ESG, Land & Regulatory
SOURCE Pure West