Petroleum Technology Luncheon - November 12th

The next Petroleum Technology Luncheon is on Tuesday November 12th.

4101 E. Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90815
Registration: 11:30 AM
Lunch: 11:45 AM
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 PM
$30.00 members (+$1 credit card fee)
$30.00 for non members (+$1 credit card fee)
$10 for students

Innovations in Methane Control Technology

Kevin Fritz
Innovative Environmental Solutions Dba
Remediation Service Int’L – RSI


More efficient alternatives to flaring or venting include thermal oxidizers, gas turbines, and internal combustion engines. Thermal oxidizers and internal combustion engines exceed 99.9% destruction efficiency. Only turbines and internal combustion engines can power generators to produce onsite electricity. Natural gas is a “Fuel of Opportunity” that can be used onsite to power pumping units, security lighting, or air conditioning units. Internal combustion engine technology has been used for vapor control in the environmental remediation sector for over 30 years and can easily be applied to the oilfield if only our commitment to reduce these emissions exceeds the legal minimum requirement of vapor abatement. This presentation will focus on dramatically reducing your carbon footprint while at the same time offering a return on investment. This would be a “win-win” for our environment, public relations, and the bottom line.


Originally from the Midwest, Kevin Fritz attended college at the University of Southern Illinois. His initial oil and gas experience was building pipelines across the Red Desert in Wyoming for Panhandle Eastern, and he enjoyed several more years in the field Doodlebugging with remote seismic oil exploration crews in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and Alaska for Silver State Seismograph and the French Company CGG. Mr. Fritz later left the oil fields and joined the Santa Barbara City College Geotechnical Sciences program. He worked as a construction estimator and joined Remediation Service Int’L – RSI as a Permit Engineer, then Field Services Manager. Mr. Fritz current title is National Sales Manager. Kevin has spent the last 20 years planning vapor control projects and reviewing soil and groundwater remediation sites with geologists and engineers at consulting companies, oil companies, and with various regulators. He has used almost every groundwater and vapor extraction and abatement technology over the years and understand what it takes to achieve a safe and successful site remediation.