Unlocking EPOD Economic Zero Bleed Pneumatic Instrument Air Retrofit Solution

Westgen Technologies Inc.

  • Project Type

    Demonstration

  • Project Value

    $4,000,000

  • Project Status

    Contribution Agreement

  • Location

    Alberta

  • Funding Amount

    $1,333,333

Westgen’s EPOD provides power and instrument air to remote wellsites to eliminate venting of gas through pneumatics devices. Currently being deployed on new wellsites, EPOD reduces capital cost, reduces operating costs, improves production uptime, and earns carbon credits.

With support from Emissions Reduction Alberta and in partnership with ten oil and gas producers, Westgen will deploy EPODs to a variety of retrofit applications. Building on the learnings from these deployments, Westgen aims to demonstrate an economically attractive solution to eliminate methane emissions from pneumatic devices on the thousands of legacy wellsites across Alberta and beyond.

Westgen estimates that the EPODs deployed within this project alone will reduce Alberta’s GHG emissions by more than 500,000 tCO2e over the 25-year life of the units, while a large-scale market rollout would result in over 80,000,000 tCO2e of emissions reduction by 2050.   Manufactured in Airdrie, commercial deployment of the EPOD technology will create hundreds of jobs for Albertans and contribute to the Province’s economic recovery.