Prabhu Energy Labs is honored to be short-listed by Petroleum Technology Association Canada (PTAC) for a research grant from the Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF). Our grant proposal responds to the 2023 air policy issue and knowledge gap of the incomplete combustion of methane in some reciprocating engines used in upstream and midstream oil and gas production. In order to meet regulatory mandates and methane reduction goals, oil and gas operators in Canada will need to significantly reduce the "methane slip" from thousands of lean-burn engines used in critical operations, including processing gas and moving it downstream toward consumers.
We have proposed a project to demonstrate the Oxiperator's ability to reduce methane slip from lean-burn engines, without additional NOx formation.
About the AUPRF
The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) is a unique collaborative platform between the Government of Alberta , the Alberta Energy Regulator, and industry, and is led by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC), and managed by PTAC. PTAC is a neutral facilitator of multi-stakeholder industry research and technology development projects.
AUPRF was launched with the idea that through innovation and collaborative R&D, we can minimize the environmental impact of our industry economically. The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) is an industry-sponsored fund supported by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC). The AUPRF Fund is managed and administered through PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada.