At Sage, we understand the importance of having environmental staff on hand who understand the ins and outs of compliance. It's why we offer a variety of training options, ranging from multi-day on-site workshops, to webinars, to custom classes designed specifically for your facility. In all of these environments, Sage knows that experience is the best teacher – it's why our expert training staff consists of real scientists and engineers, with practical experience in many industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, energy, and manufacturing.
Sage's training staff has time-tested skills for delivery of both formal & informal presentations, either in face-to-face settings or in a variety of multi-media formats. We've developed and produced over a dozen videos/DVDS on various environmental topics, developed scripts; implemented production shoots, narrated presentations and oversaw editing for these training modules. We also know what business and psychological aspects need to be addressed to assure the production of successful training programs and workshops.
Most importantly, Sage doesn't just have oil and gas expertise; we have experience in adult learning methodology, development of curriculum, and training facilitation.
A one-day introductory course in air permitting basics for plant and project managers. Attendees will come away with a basic understanding of air regulations stemming from the Clean Air Act. Air Permitting Basics covers the following in just three lessons:
- Construction permits;
- Operating permits;
- Legal issues; and
- Federal air quality regulations (NSPS, NESHAP, MACT, etc).
A two-day, introductory course that covers the basics of air dispersion modeling for industrial permits using this steady-state model recommended by EPA for most near-field permit modeling studies. We focus on:
- Screening techniques using SCREEN3 and AERSCREEN;
- Refined modeling with AERMOD, including its preprocessing programs AERMAP, AERSURFACE, AERMET, and BPIP-Prime;
- New AERMOD features recently added by EPA; and
- Hands-on exercises.
A two hour web-based course covering setup and execution of EPA's newest air dispersion model, AERSCREEN, which will eventually replace SCREEN3 as the regulatory screening model for industrial facility permit modeling studies.
A two-day course that covers fundamentals of CALPUFF, the most advanced EPA guideline air dispersion model, recommended for long-range transport and complex non-steady state near field applications as well. Topics covered include:
- The latest EPA guidance;
- Geo-physical data processing;
- CALMET processing;
- CALPUFF execution; and
- CALPOST post processing.
Students will finish the training prepared to model on their own, with all necessary reference documents.
The BWON Essentials training course is a comprehensive short course that will provide you with the right tools to effectively manage your BWON program and learn the fundamentals of the BWON rule. We will instruct you on the concepts, requirements, and elements of compliance in a fun, interactive focused environment.
An in depth view of the concepts learned in the BWON Essentials course, BWON for Experts cover Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) waste stream inventory review, operational interviews, inspection and monitoring requirements, calculation methodology, design documentation and performance testing, Management of Change reviews, Benzene problematic areas, What/if discussions, End-of-Line program development, BWON program management, audits, Consent Decrees, and what to expect in the coming months with the new EPA administration. The course contains the practical pointers and hands-on, interactive games and discussions that you have come to expect in Sage's outstanding training class quality.
LDAR Annual Refresher Training is designed to fulfill the requirements of Consent Decrees for annual training for core LDAR staff. This is a full day of training that covers a number of topics. The topics are prioritized by the attendees, and we cover as many as possible in the allotted time. Interaction between attendees is encouraged to provide variety from long stretches of presentations.
Sage offers a one week, on-site Basic LDAR training course aimed at providing LDAR managers and LDAR technicians with a practical understanding of fundamental LDAR procedures. Combining classroom presentations with field exercises, Basic LDAR provides the key concepts and practices necessary to a successful LDAR program. A course certificate is provided to all participants.
LDAR Essentials is a comprehensive short-course designed to provide attendees with LDAR knowledge and tools that can be immediately put into use at the facility-level. Our instructors will provide attendees with comprehensive presentations of LDAR equipment types, engage in discussions on US EPA enforcement initiatives, and will share ideas on implementing industry best management practices. This course is designed for LDAR professionals with varying degrees of knowledge.
This is a follow-up course to LDAR Essentials and covers items in greater detail than will be touched upon in the LDAR Essentials curriculum. During this three-day course, our LDAR experts will challenge class attendees with discussions on nearly every complex LDAR issue, gray area, and share cutting edge developments program management. Class attendees will learn first-hand how to implement best management practices that are designed to minimize enforcement risk. This course is designed for LDAR professionals with advanced knowledge of LDAR requirements and practices.
This 3-day course class will provide your IR camera operators with the practical know-how they need to effectively and confidently look for equipment leaks using the infrared camera. Sage's IR camera course provides both classroom and field training at your facility in camera operating procedures and theory. Course participants receive a Level I Thermography Certificate upon completion.
Are you following the proposed revisions to the GHG rule for Upstream Oil Gas, Subpart W, which will now include sources such as onshore petroleum and natural gas production facilities? Got questions about optical imaging standards per the Alternate Work Practice? What about emissions calculations and reporting requirements? Well, then join us for an intensive, one-day workshop to:
- Discuss and share knowledge to implement Subpart W for Oil and Gas facilities;
- Demonstrate how to use the IR camera, and provide an overview of the optical imaging standards; and
- Provide guidance on emissions calculations and reporting requirements under Subpart W.
NPRA SUNDAY WORKSHOP - LEAK DETECTION AND REPAIR (LDAR)
Conducted in speaker presentation and discussion format, the presentations developed and given by Sage staff included embedded video from the EPA Infrared Camera studies, Refinery Consent Decree work products, and a guest speaker presentation from EPA NEIC. Sage handled topic selection, speaker selection, presentation coordination and quality control, workshop facilitation, and workshop presentation logistics and responsibilities.
NPRA WORKSHOP - START-UP, SHUTDOWN, MAINTENANCE, MALFUNCTION AND UPSET (SSMMU)
Sage developed and facilitated a panel-format workshop on Start-up, Shutdown, Maintenance, Malfunction and Upset (SSMMU) – critical issues that can affect the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries. The three-member panels consisted of industry and agency representatives, and Sage contributed to enhanced panel discussions by developing pre-published Questions and Answer (Q&A) materials. The two technical topic presentations were given by industry representatives, with Sage's assistance and facilitation.
Sage managed the topic selection, speaker selection, panel Q&A development, quality assurance, and workshop facilitation, coordination and presentation.
Petroskills is an international petroleum training alliance with members such as Chevron, Repsol, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Total, among others. The purpose of the alliance is to develop high quality courses, with member collaboration of design and competency requirements, and then provide training on the approved courses. Two of Sage's staff members are developer/ instructors for several of the Petroskills environmental courses. This is a highly selective alliance, and instructors must undergo a rigorous training evaluation and have knowledge of the petroleum industry. They are also evaluated after the delivery of each course, which normally runs 5 days and can be given in various Petroskills international locations. Sage has worked with alliance members to develop a basic environmental course, an advance environmental course, a course on environmental impacts and community relations, and a course on air dispersion modeling.
Clients Speak Out
"We at Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions are very pleased with the services and professionalism provided to our company by the staff of Sage Environmental. We would highly recommend their services and we look forward to our continued relationship with Sage Environmental."
Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions LLC.