Larry Payne
Dir. of Business Development – Pipeline Equipment, Inc.
President – L.P. Services, Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Presentation Date: October 26, 2023

Venting or flaring natural gas to atmosphere has been a common but necessary occurrence in the past. One of these occurs after drilling anoil well that is producing a small amount of natural gas which is flared upon well completion. The other occurrences are when a section of pipe is being repaired, modified, or pigged which requires the gas pressure within the pipeline be totally released/vented to zero PSI. This presentation will discuss some of the options used to prevent or reduces these occurences and allow the operators to become in compliance with the EPA regulations.

Larry has over 50 years’ experience in Pipeline Construction, Design, Inspection, and Integrity. Participated in the design and development of the first Inline Inspection Tool, called the Kaliper Pig. I have five patents on pipeline inspection tools, cleaning tools, and hydrotesting techniques. I have traveled the world meeting with pipeline operators and making presentations on pipeline pigging and pipeline integrity. I am still active today with my company, LP Services, LLC, providing consulting services to the Oil and Gas Pipeline industry.

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