Leak Detection and Repair Services (LDAR)

HY-BON/EDI has unrivaled experience and knowledge in Leak Detection (OGI) and measurement for the O&G Industry. We employ professionally certified technicians each with over 10 years of technical experience. 

HY-BON/EDI consider safety as our most important priority, and we strive to continue to be accident free and continue to review our work practices to maintain and improve jobsite safety. We have a ZERO HARM philosophy.

HY-BON/EDI are committed to excellence and provide quality service in a timely and cost-effective manner.

HY-BON/EDI’s commitment is to provide exceptional value to our customers through exceptional customer service, professional technicians, and knowledge of the O&G industry.

HY-BON/EDI offers a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program that will keep your facility in compliance with the new regulations. HY-BON/EDI’s LDAR survey services uses multiple certified Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, e.g. FLIR GF series. We have the manpower to send multiple survey teams out to survey your affected facilities. All of HY-BON/EDI’s LDAR team members are trained to make first attempt repairs at customer request - thus reducing your overall cost and the need to re-survey the repaired items.

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The leaks and repairs will be documented and recorded in the Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) report that is generated at the end of the day. We aim to provide a short report turnaround (ideally - less than 24 hours). We will not schedule more survey work in a single day than the number of reports we can finish that day and upload to the IQR Web Application.

HY-BON/EDI’s LDAR program can help you successfully complete your NSPS 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart OOOOa §60.5397a requirements. Our environmental specialist is always available to assist our customers through the new regulations and reporting requirements.

HY-BON/EDI can assist with Monitoring Plans as per §60.5397a if not currently established.

Let HY-BON/EDI help your company Identify, Quantify and Rectify (IQR) your facility emissions.  By using our IQR services, your company can stay in compliance with NSPS OOOO and state air permits and make your company money. Our IQR team can also assist with complying with EPA’s Information Collection Request (ICR) for oil and gas operations.

A part of our IQR service for NSPS OOOOa compliance includes first attempt to repair the source of fugitive emissions which gives the operator more time to finalize repairs if needed.

HY-BON/EDI’s vent gas management (VGM) system is a cost-effective way to take this issue off of your plate. We provide “Best in Class” vapor recovery units (VRUs), Vapor Recovery Towers (VRTs) and vapor combustor units (VCUs) to comply with storage tank emission control requirements.

Compliance Summary (NSPS 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOOa)

Compliance Deadlines

  • An initial monitoring survey must be completed within 60 days of start-up (of production at a well site or the start-up of a compressor at a compressor station), modification or reconstruction for each collection of fugitive emissions components from a well site or a compressor station or by June 3, 2017, whichever is later
  • After June 3, 2017, an initial monitoring survey must be completed within sixty (60) days of start-up, modification, or reconstruction of a collection of fugitive emissions components at a new well site or pre-existing QUAD “O”a affected well site
  • For each new well drilled or one that is hydraulically fractured after June 3, 2017 that sends liquids to a pre-existing QUAD “O”a affected well site, an initial survey of fugitive emission sources will be required to be conducted within thirty (30) days of start-up
  • The frequency of the monitoring survey of each collection of fugitive emissions components at a well site within a company-defined area must be conducted at least semi-annually
  • A a compressor station survey within a company-defined area must be conducted at least quarterly after the first initial survey
  • Any fugitive leak(s) that are discovered must be repaired or replaced as soon as practical but no later than thirty (30) calendar days from discovery
  • A re-survey of the repaired or replaced fugitive emissions source(s) must be completed as soon as practical but no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the repair date

EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), Permitting Rules for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry NSPS 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOOOa has standards for VOC emissions from storage tanks, compressor seals, pneumatic controllers and fugitive leaks (primarily natural gas processing). Several State environmental regulatory agencies have their own State specific regulations for venting and leaks.

Compliance Schedule for the Collection of Fugitive Emissions Components at Well Sites and Compressor Stations

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You, the owner or operator of onshore affected facilities, are subject to QUAD “O”a if the facilities commenced construction, modification, or reconstruction after September 18, 2015. Of the affected facilities, well sites and compressor stations are required to survey all of their fugitive emission components, per §60.5397a of Subpart OOOOa. Besides these rules, there is a general duty to operate O&G facilities with minimal leaks ¬– especially from storage tanks, emission control piping (closed vent systems) and fugitive components (e.g., valves, flanges, connections, etc.). Venting and leaks of natural gas can also create health and safety issues.

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The figures in this document provide an overview of the emissions monitoring and repair requirements for well sites and compressor stations.