Norriseal-WellMark Honored for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship

Norriseal-WellMark Regional Sales Manager Sean Bromley accepts award

Citing “multiple examples of emissions reduction,” the Oil & Gas Awards recently declared Norriseal-WellMark the winner of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship, Rocky Mountain Region.

The award recognizes “…efforts, initiatives or technological developments that have minimized or eliminated their environmental footprint within the region.” Among other factors, judges based their decision on solutions that provide “long-term environmental benefits which are also economically sustainable.”

A key factor in recognizing Norriseal-WellMark was the performance of control valve/electric actuator packages for a Denver-based exploration and production company operating in the DJ Basin. The E&P company replaced 150 pneumatically controlled valves in their gas lift injection application with Norriseal Series 2200 control valves equipped with electric actuators. The company also installed Norriseal Series CBV 2500 control ball valves, also fitted with electric actuators, as suction control valves in a Central Processing Facility.

Results reported by the E&P company include:

  • Zero emissions from the valve/actuator packages
  • Elimination of approximately 2,000 mcf per year in fugitive emissions
  • Improved personnel safety, especially in closed environments
  • Recovery of an estimated $1,966,800 per year in marketable natural gas
  • 70% improvement in downtime
  • Additional savings through more economical installation, a reduced need for maintenance, higher gas recovery rates, decreased downtime, and improved production from more precise valve control

Launched in 2012, the Oil & Gas Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements made within the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors of the Oil & Gas Industry, rewarding success and commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship, and corporate social responsibility (More on Oil & Gas Awards).

“On behalf of the entire Norriseal-WellMark team, we are honored to receive this award,” said Business Development Manager Chad Myers. “We are especially pleased to be recognized by industry experts based on tangible results in the field. We’re committed to working alongside our customers to make meaningful improvements in environmental sustainability while increasing their profitability.”

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