October 21, 2021

A Globally Accessible Virtual Event

The Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. As the oil and natural gas industry evolves and faces challenging markets, it continues to invest in technologies that address methane mitigation, resource usage, water quality and operational risks.

Innovative solutions providers will complete a competitive vetting process, after which 10 to 12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners and sponsors.

There are no geographic restrictions or requirements for participating companies. Due to the support of our sponsors, the application and presentation fees associated with this event have been waived for applicants.

Application open until August 26, 2021.

 

Sponsors and Partners

Oil and Gas companies are seeking

the following technologies:

AIR ESPECIALLY METHANE DETECTION OR CONTROL

(including but not limited to) Methane emissions control/reduction/detection from valves, piping and vented sources; control of flashing emissions from tanks, improved pressure relief devices and new designs to contain flashing emissions; smokeless burners for flash emissions combustion; flare control and flare efficiency improvements; remote sensing; non-emitting field equipment such as chemical pumps. Specific interest in next generation technologies that can replace pneumatic control systems and pneumatic pumps to eliminate methane emissions and gas to liquid vaporization for emissions minimization and flare management.

CARBON CAPTURE UTILIZATION AND STORAGE
(including but not limited to): Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) encompasses methods and technologies to remove CO2 from the production streams or from the atmosphere. This capture is followed by recycling the  CO2 for utilization and determining safe and permanent storage options.
THE INTERNET OF THINGS / DIGITAL OILFIELD
(including but not limited to) low cost sensors and actuators with data collection, networked for monitoring, optimization and decision making to improve environmental monitoring; low cost hardware for problem detection and spill prevention. [Need to see applications, not just suggestions.]
WATER
(including but not limited to) Real-time monitoring including efficient sampling, and analysis; beneficial re-use of produced water including recycling or conversion to solid salt suitable for winter road maintenance or dust control; recycling of flowback water; new disposal methods; minimization of water volumes; well bore integrity monitoring systems; alternative sourcing and processing to freshwater. Water-less fracking technologies (e.g. use of cold compressed natural gas or LNG in place of water).
ITEMS TO REDUCE TRUCK TRAFFIC
(including but not limited to) Technologies for more efficient supply use; technologies to reduce waste generation; beneficial use of drill cuttings and produced/flowback water.
SPACE SAVING ITEMS TO REDUCE FOOTPRINT
(including but not limited to) More space efficient separators, treaters, drilling systems to reduce land footprint.
POWER MANAGEMENT
(including but not limited to) More energy efficient and responsive natural gas engines; efficient and clean generators; more efficient duel fuel (diesel and natural gas) engines that coordinate operations to provide power and response. Technologies that can economically convert waste heat sources (reciprocating engine exhaust heat and jacket water heat) into electricity at smaller scales (e.g. 20kW to 250kW). High efficiency engine technologies could include smaller scale natural gas fueled micro-turbine engines (<500kW).
PLANT OR BIOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
(including but not limited to) Salt tolerant vegetation or trees targeted for beneficial use of produced water; vegetation or trees targeted for growth in drill cutting based soils; site or spill remediation solutions. Biochar for produced/flowback water cleanup, soil remediation.
ADVANCED MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS

(including but not limited to) Novel materials or chemicals comprised of no or fewer hazardous chemicals; advanced materials less likely to rust or corrode which will improve containment; improved treating chemicals and detection methods; chemicals to extract hazardous items from produced fluids; new products made from captured CO2, new ways to capture/separate CO2 and NGLs, or geothermal technologies.

SOLID POLLUTION REDUCTION
(including but not limited to):                                              Trash and litter are a community problem which impacts the industry and the communities oil and gas companies work in. While not the primary source, industry generates solid waste (which has the potential to become pollution) from oil and gas operations. Novel approaches for eliminating the need for a high use material, material substitution or methods to contain and recycle high frequency items. 
HYDROGEN AND HYDROGEN INFRASTRUCTURE

(including but not limited to) hydrogen production, hydrogen
transport technologies and novel synergistic uses for existing infrastructure.

OTHER
(including but not limited to) Limiting water and energy usage in operational divisions; mitigating engine noise pollution; dust control; information technology applications that limit environmental impact. Sound attenuation systems for low frequency noise from drilling/completion sites in proximity to residents. Multi-phase gas compression technologies.

2016 Highlights

Congratulations to the 2016 grand prize winners, GHGSat!

2015 Highlights

Watch the 2015 finalists present at the CSU Natural Gas Symposium

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