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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 World Gas Conference (WGC2022)

23–27 May 2022, Daegu, South Korea

WGC2022 is a global energy event that will engage policymakers, business leaders, and technical experts to promote the sustainable role of natural gas and to shape the global energy agenda. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current industry issues and attend unique networking events.

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Industrial Methane Measurement Conference

8–9 June 2022, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Hosted by PEFTEC 2022, the Industrial Methane Measurement Conference is intended to be a place for delegates to compare capabilities, share challenges and learn about emerging technologies for monitoring methane. Conference participants will hear from leading experts who will share information on the latest field studies, policy developments and cutting-edge methods and novel technologies for leak detection, identification and quantification and long-term monitoring of methane.


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Email:  info@ilmexhibitions

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16th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies

23–27 October 2022, Lyon, France

The 16th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies is a principal international conference related to greenhouse gas mitigation technologies, especially CO2 capture and storage (CCS). The 2022 conference will be hosted by Club CO2, with a French consortium composed of ADEME, BRGM, IFP Energies nouvelles and TotalEnergies. Several topics will be covered during the event, including advances in CO2 capture technology; CCS technology assessment, cost, and system integration; and transport and infrastructure development.


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9th International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases

2–4 November 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 9th International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases will bring together experts, including scientists, engineers, and decision makers in the public and private sectors, to discuss new and old options to abate or mitigate non-CO2 emissions. The conference will focus on emission evaluation using measurements and models, as well as topics covering the inventory and scenario perspective. 


The conference will include four primary themes that cover the causes, effects and solutions of the environmental problems associated with non-CO2 greenhouse gases:
  1. Integration and assessment
  2. Sources and sinks: measure and report
  3. Atmosphere: model and measure
  4. Policy implementation

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Recent Events

 NameDateLocationSectorLink
Oil and Gas Canada Gas & Liquefied Natural Gas Exhibition and Conference 10–12 May 2022 Vancouver, Canada Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Japan Energy Summit 2022 26–28 April 2022 Tokyo, Japan Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Ninth Session of the Group of Experts on Gas 24–25 March 2022 Geneva, Switzerland Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Setting a Path for Ambitious Methane Action: GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting 23 March 2022 Virtual Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas European Gas Conference 21–23 March 2022 Vienna, Austria Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Canadian Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition 16–17 March 2022 Calgary, Canada Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas 2022 Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit 14–16 March 2022 Denver, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas CERAWeek 2022 7–11 March 2022 Houston, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Sixth International Conference on Fossil and Renewable (F&R) Energy 15–17 February 2022 Houston, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas 18th World Liquefied Natural Gas & Gas Series: Americas Summit & Exhibition 2–4 November 2021 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Oil and Gas View Details

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Oil & Gas Subcommittee

Subcommittee Co-chairs

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

Subcommittee Members

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

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Hundreds of Project Network members support methane abatement projects in the oil & gas sector.

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Oil & Gas Subcommittee Subcommittee Statement of Purpose
Oil & Gas Subcommittee Statement of Purpose

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