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The Client:

A major oil and gas company headquartered in South Texas with upstream and midstream operations in various key Texas territories.


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) utilized infrared gas imaging cameras to inspect the Client’s upstream oil and gas production as routinely done in the state. Several leaks were documented by TCEQ and resulted in high-costs.

Client Challenge & Objective:

Client desired to inspect tank batteries, piping manifolds, separators, and compression units at various key sites on an expedited schedule for proactive repair planning of leaks to avoid potential regulatory issues and penalties. The Client requested consultative services and recommendations for addressing regulatory permit and vapor recovery unit (VRU’s) proactively.

Leak Finder Solution:

A comprehensive team provided natural gas leak detection with hand-held cameras to record leak locations and prioritize and action plan for follow-on repair work coordination. The Client was advised of Permit by Rule requirements, oil and gas standard permit requirements, New Source Review (NSR) permit requirements, federal standards, federal major sources, and requirements promulgated in 40 CFR Part 70, Title V with various advisory meetings to educate and implement action plans.

Client Results & Impact:

A detailed and high-accuracy survey was conducted ahead of schedule with advisory follow-on work secured to advise in Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU) implementation with optimized Return On Investment (ROI) guidance. The Client continues to utilize proactive tools and consultative services from Leak Finder and has awarded Leak Finder top vendor status ratings.