Oil & Gas Sector

The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee focuses on identifying and deploying practical and cost-effective methane mitigation technologies and practices. The Subcommittee’s objective is to reduce or eliminate emissions from oil and natural gas systems by encouraging collaboration between Partner Countries, Subcommittee members, and Project Network members. Through engagement, the Subcommittee aims to build capacity, develop strategies and markets, and remove technical and nontechnical barriers to methane mitigation project development. Ultimately, this support can increase environmental quality, improve operational efficiency, and strengthen the economy from additional methane brought to market.

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Identifying and Evaluating Opportunities for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation & Operational Efficiency Improvement at Oil and Gas Facilities (2020)

This document presents introductory guidance on a pragmatic, integrated approach to identifying, evaluating, and advancing cost-effective, high-impact opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use at oil and natural gas facilities. The focus is primarily on key sources of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The primary audience for this document includes company managers, facility operators, and relevant service providers outside of North America (particularly where other regulatory guidance for GHG reductions and energy management may not be available).

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Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Management in the Oil and Gas Sector: Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and Mitigation (2019)

This document is intended to be a resource for facility owners, operators and government policymakers. The purpose of this document is to provide information about cost-effective measures for detecting and mitigating methane emissions along the full oil and gas value chain at the company- and national-level. Guidance for developing and implementing practices for monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) methane emissions is also provided.

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Upcoming Events

28th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28)

30 November–12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

COP28, short for the 28th Conference of the Parties, is an international climate summit focused on addressing climate change issues and mobilizing global environmental action. COP28 is hosted by the Unites Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai and will take place between 30 November and 12 December 2023. The major international event brings together heads of state, senior government officials, leading scientists, private sector stakeholders, members of the public, and journalists. The multi-day conference will host talks, interactive sessions, and governmental negotiations on a range of topics including greenhouse gas emissions reduction, adaptation measures, climate finance, and global cooperation in the face of the planets growing environmental challenges. 

Visit the event website for more information: Thematic Program - COP28 Schedule & Agenda - COP28 UAE

For easy access to a list of methane-related events, visit the COP28 webpage developed by CCAC in support of the Global Methane Pledge: Methane at COP28 | Global Methane Pledge

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) strives to help countries achieve methane reductions by capturing and converting its useful energy. Events like COP28 promote this goal by fostering international collaboration to combat climate change. Several GMI Partner Country delegates are attending COP28 where they will share information and resources on behalf of GMI, and forge connections with other international climate leaders.

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Methane Mitigation America

5–7 December 2023, Houston, Texas, United States

Methane Mitigation America is North America's largest summit on measuring, monitoring, and mitigating methane emissions. The conference will bring together more than 200 oil and gas leaders, NGO's, government officials, and technology providers to discuss how to reduce emissions across their operations. Other topics of note that will be discussed at the event include developing carbon divestiture and acquisition protocols, utilizing methane emissions data for actionable insights, and rapid response programs for emissions detected from satellite operations.

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Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting

14 December 2023, Online

This virtual meeting will take place on 14 December 2023 at 07:30 EST (UTC -5).

The meeting will feature an overview of the Oil & Gas Subcommittee’s priorities for the next year, a preview of the Oil & Gas Technical Sessions at the 2024 Global Methane Forum, and presentations on new and existing oil & gas-related tools. Additional details, including the meeting agenda, will be posted as they become available.

GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, 14 December 2023
07:30 – 08:50 EST (UTC -5)

07:30 – 07:35

Welcome and Opening Remarks; Adoption of the Agenda

07:35 – 07:45

Overview of GMI Activities and Highlights

07:45 – 07:55

Oil & Gas Subcommittee Business

07:55 – 08:05

Preview of the New Policy Maker’s Framework 

08:05 – 08:10

Forthcoming UNECE Needs Assessment 

08:10 – 08:40

Presentations on Complementary Oil & Gas Tools

08:40 – 08:45

Discussion: Implications from COP28

08:45 – 08:50

Concluding Remarks and Next Steps; Adjourn

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Gas Field Development and Production - State of Play

15–16 January 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

This workshop seeks to bring international and domestic stakeholders and experts in the gas field to discuss development and production in the Asia Pacific region. Discussions will include various topics such as reserves assessment and production techniques, regulatory and policy frameworks, infrastructure development, and environmental protection and social responsibility. The discussions will also highlight successes and learning opportunities.

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2024 Methane Mitigation Europe Summit

12–14 February 2024, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This summit will tackle the challenge of reducing methane emissions within the context of new energy geopolitics and affordability. In this context, oil and gas operators need to implement best practices to identify, monitor, measure, and eliminate methane emissions, introduce emissions reduction into operational planning, and build a culture of methane mitigation; all while meeting global needs. This summit will gather industry peers to learn skills such as streamlining company-level measurement and reporting of methane emissions data, how to leverage advancements in technology, and to understand what emission technology solutions are right for participants organizations.

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The Egypt Energy Show

19–21 February 2024, Cairo, Egypt

The Egypt Energy Show welcomes stakeholders across the energy value chain to explore avenues for growth. The event will address international net-zero agendas, collaboration for sustainable production of oil and gas, and decarbonization. It will also highlight opportunities created by the energy transition. 

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International LNG Forum

28–29 February 2024, Doha, Qatar

The International LNG Forum, hosted in Doha, Qatar from 12-13 November 2023, holds great significance as the global gas market undergoes radical shifts due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war and the resulting sanctions on Russian gas exports. These developments have created challenges and opportunities, particularly for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which aim to diversify their oil and gas markets and revenue streams. The International LNG Forum will address several key topics to drive discussions and provide insights into the LNG industry. These include the increased global demand for LNG, competition between LNG and clean energy in the future, optimizing extraction techniques, expanding LNG transportation and shipping vessel capacity, building sustainable supply chains, enhancing asset effectiveness and equipment modification, embracing digital transformation, and addressing decarbonization and low-carbon LNG production. The event will also cover important themes related to HSE, LNG storage, cost efficiency, and effectiveness. Over the course of the two event days, delegates will have extensive opportunities to network, discuss the future of the industry, and forge partnerships to advance the LNG industry toward a sustainable and prosperous future.

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IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition

5–7 March 2024, Galveston, Texas, United States

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) / Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Drilling Conference and Exhibition is a forum to learn, network, and showcase. Operator companies, contractor firms, and service companies are brought together to address challenges and deliver improved performance. Speakers will discuss technical content, drilling advancements, and cutting-edge technology and the event will provide the ideal opportunity to network and engage with industry professionals over these pressing topics.

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2024 Global Methane Forum

18–20 March 2024, Geneva, Switzerland

The 2024 Global Methane Forum will convene global thought and industry leaders in Geneva, Switzerland from 18-20 March 2024 to promote replicable methane mitigation successes and mobilize action to continue making progress toward addressing methane. The Forum will be hosted by the Global Methane Initiative and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in partnership with the Global Methane Hub and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).

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18–22 March 2024, Houston, Texas, United States

CERAWeek provides an integrated framework for understanding what’s ahead for global energy markets, geopolitics, and technology. Participants include senior executives, government officials, thought leaders, academics, technology innovators and financial leaders. 

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Asia Pacific Energy Capital Assembly

1–2 June 2024, Singapore, Singapore

The Asia Pacific Energy Assembly is one of Asia-Pacific's largest energy investment events, gathering executives from oil, gas, finance, and investment sectors. This event will explore the outlook of the Asia-Pacific marketplace, prices, strategy, and business development.

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6th International Conference on Renewable Energy, Resources and Sustainable Technologies

26–27 September 2024, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Coalesce Research Group is hosting the 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy, Resources and Sustainable Technologies, a two-day extravaganza that will be taking place from September 26-27, 2024. This event brings together a diverse array of professionals, researchers, and industry leaders from the energy and technology sectors to explore and discuss the latest trends, innovations, and challenges in the ever-evolving landscape of energy technology with the theme “Shaping the Future: Sustainable Energy and Developments with New Technologies.” 

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James Diamond, Chair
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

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Representatives from 22 countries participate in the Oil & Gas Subcommittee.

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