Coffeyville-Burbank Project Nabs Environmental Award

Posted on October 19, 2016 by Brandi Wesselkeith-tracy-with-award-2

Chaparral was recently awarded the Frank Condor Award for Environmental Excellence by the Environmental Federation of Oklahoma for demonstrating initiative and leadership in its pioneering efforts to capture man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) at Coffeyville and permanently sequester it in the company’s North Burbank enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project.

“It’s an honor for our EOR project to receive such a prestigious environmental award,” said CO2Midstream Director Keith Tracy. “This recognition is a testament to Chaparral’s long-term vision and the efforts of everyone involved with the CO2 capture, compression, pipeline transport, injection and associated oil production from this project.”

Since mid-2013, Chaparral has captured 25 to 45 million cubic feet of CO2 per day from the CVR Fertilizer Plant in Coffeyville, Kansas. That equates to more than 1.9 million tons of CO2 that would have been vented into the atmosphere. Instead it is being captured and permanently sequestered into the Burbank field near Shidler, Oklahoma. This is more CO2 than is released into the atmosphere by 440,000 cars each year.

“By capturing more than 2,000 tons a day of man-made CO2 from the fertilizer plant, we’re able to create a win-win-win situation,” said Tracy. “It provides Chaparral with a readily-available CO2source for our world-class EOR project, it puts carbon emissions to good use and Burbank oil production creates quality, long-term jobs.”

The Coffeyville-Burbank project also stands out for its uniqueness within the oil and gas industry. Currently, more than 90 percent of EOR operators use CO2 from naturally occurring underground reservoirs. Chaparral, however, uses 100 percent man-made CO2, which provides an environmentally-friendly method for producing domestic oil that would otherwise be left stranded in mature reservoirs.

“The ingenuity and ambition of the capture and sequestration initiative used in this project is truly industry-leading,” said Tracy. “As a whole, the CO2 emission reduction project goes well above and beyond any existing legal standards or regulations. At the same time, Chaparral has increased oil production by more than 150 percent since CO2 injection began in the North Burbank Unit – the single largest oil unit in the Oklahoma.”

Chaparral is a member company of the Environmental Federation of Oklahoma. For 25 years, the federation has encouraged responsible industrial growth with respect to the environment and provides Oklahoma companies a voice in the formulation and implementation of state and federal environmental laws, regulations and policies. The organization annually presents its Frank Condor Environmental Excellence award to an outstanding company that has implemented an innovative, voluntary and effective environmental program within the past three years.

 

2015: Williams (Access OA) – Moseley Road Sanitary Landfill Superfund Delisting Project

In 2013, the Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) for Access Midstream (Access) established a program to conduct voluntary restoration and conservation projects within the company’s operating areas to offset the effects of midstream oil and gas infrastructure development. Access was acquired by Williams in 2014; however, the program continues in the legacy Access Operating Area (Access OA). Since 2013, voluntary projects in OK, PA, OH, and WY have preserved and/or restored sensitive species habitat, improved water quality, reintroduced sensitive species, preserved native rangeland, and supported environmental education. None of the projects were required by regulations or permits.

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2014: Waste Management Oklahoma – Moseley Road Sanitary Landfill Superfund Delisting Project

This project was innovated both from the aspect of conducting a Superfund remediation at a landfill while the landfill was operational and using a new technology not only to develop renewable fuel but to clean up air and groundwater.  This technology can be transferred to other industries and applications.  The key point to this technology is the ability to take dirty methane gas and economically produce renewable goods.

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Runner-Up Awards

Holly Refining and Marketing– Tulsa  LLC and Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy, LLC.

Project: Sustainable Energy from Waste

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OGE Energy Corp.

Project: Wood Pole and Wood Waste Repurposing

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Year Winner Project Name Secondary Winners
2016 Chaparral Energy Enhanced oil recovery Holly Refining and Marketing – Integration Project

OneGas Storm – Water runoff

OGE Energy Corp. – Zero Harm

WFEC – Butterfly/ pollinator project

ONEOK – Low volume Wastewater reuse

Valero Refinery – Waste reduction project

2015  Williams (Access OA) Environmental Restoration and Conservation Program Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy, LLC – Oklahoma Mercury Thermostat Recycling Initiative

American Waste Control – Mr. Murph Recycling / Waste to Energy Program

2014  Waste Management of Oklahoma  Moseley Road Sanitary Landfill Superfund Delisting Project OGE Energy Corp -Wood Pole and Wood Waste Re-purposing

Holly Refining & Marketing/ Covanta – Sustainable Energy from Waste

2013 Bama Companies Bama Zero Waste Landfill – Journey: From Trash to Cash – View Presentation Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC – Minimizing and Recapturing Anhydrous Ammonia Emissions
2012 Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Positive Energy® Smart Grid Program – View Presentation  
2011 LaFarge Industrial Ecology for a Sustainable Future project The Bama Companies, Inc. – Bama Recycling Projects

Enogex Products LLC – Calumet Refurbishment Project

ONEOK Gas Storage LLC (OGS) – OGS-Depew TEG Dehydration Unit Control

2010 AEP Public Service Company of Oklahoma Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge Carbon Sequestration Project LaFarge – Developing Industrial Ecology

Terra Nitrogen, L.P. – Greenhouse Gas Abatement Project

Spirit AeroSystems – Zero Municipal Landfill

2009 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company –Download presentation Solvent and Landfill Elimination Program OG&E – Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation MOA with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
2008 Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. Aerostructures Waste Minimization Project Sunoco, Inc. Tulsa Refinery – 2008 Well Redevelopment ProjectBP America Production Company – Electrification of the Red Oak Central Compressor Facility in Latimer County, OklahomaHolcim (USA), Inc – Opt for Green..A Grass Roots Movement in Conservation
2007 Terra Nitrogen, LP – Verdigris Plan Air Emissions Condenser & Recovery Unit Enogex Products Corporation’s Wetumka Gas Processing Plant – Wetumka Emissions Reduction ProjectTerra Industries, Inc. – Ammonium Wastewater Nitrification Treatment Unit
2006 Weyerhaeuser Company – Valliant Facility Clean Condensate Alternative for HAP Emissions Reduction Project John Zink Company – Compact Low NO x Process BurnerPublic Service Company of Oklahoma – The Tulsa Wave: A Public, Private and Nature PartnershipFort James Operating Company Muskogee Mill – Reducing Ammonia ReleasesHolcim, Inc. – Bio-Diesel – Putting the Fat in the Fire!
2005 Georgia-Pacific Corporation Fuzzy Filter Effluent Recycle Project AEP/Public Service Company of Oklahoma – Wind Power for PSO CustomersBridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC – HAP-Free in ThreeJohn Zink Company – Ultra Low-NOx BurnersPublic Service Company of Oklahoma – PSO Northeastern Station 3 & 4 Reduction of Opacity EmissionsWeyerhaeuser Company – Alternative Cover for Solid Waste Disposal Facility
2004 Sinclair Oil Corporation   BP America Production CompanyNORIT Americas, Inc. Atlantic Richfield Company
2003 BP America Production Company Produced Water Project – Recylcing and Resuing Water Produced from Wells for Irrigation Oklahoma Natural Gas Company – 2003 MTTA “Free Bus Ride” SponsorshipONEOK/RFS Consulting – ONEOK’s Implementation of RFS’s Environmental Management Information System (REMIS)
2002 Holcim (USA) When The Rubber Meets the Road  
2001 Dayton Tire Company Wildlife Habitat Development Project BP America, Inc. – ISO 14001 Certification of Upstream Oil and Gas Projects in OklahomaKerr-McGee Corporation – Easter Oklahoma Environmental Excellence Program
2000 Phillips Petroleum Company   Dayton Tire – Waste to Landfill ReductionOGE Energy Corp – Green Team Initiatives