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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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For a complete list of available oil & gas resources, including technical documents, presentations, and tools, please visit the resources page.

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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

Global Energy Show 2021: Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA) Pavilion

21–23 September 2021, Calgary, Canada

The 2021 Global Energy Show will convene energy stakeholders in-person in Calgary, Canada to share knowledge and fuel innovation. The 2021 Show features a Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA) Pavilion that will bring together various products, technologies, and services that support the reduction of methane emissions. Technical presentations showcased over three days at the MELA Pavilion Theatre will address technology's role in clean energy development, mechanisms of a low-carbon economy, and paths to net-zero emissions. 

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26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

31 October–12 November 2021, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs (Conference of the Parties). In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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18th World Liquefied Natural Gas & Gas Series: Americas Summit & Exhibition

2–4 November 2021, Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

The 18th World Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) & Gas Series: Americas Summit & Exhibition will bring together key suppliers, buyers, gas producers, pipeline companies, and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies from across the entire gas and LNG value chain to discuss the most relevant and topical matters in the industry.

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4th Japan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) & Gas Summit

26–28 April 2022, Tokyo, Japan

The 4th Japan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) & Gas Summit provides a venue for Japanese and global industry leaders to connect and discuss LNG trade flexibility, ‘fair price review’ mechanisms for medium and long-term contracts, and decarbonization of the LNG value chain.

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Canada Gas & Liquefied Natural Gas Exhibition and Conference

10–12 May 2022, Vancouver, Canada

The Canada Gas & Liquefied Natural Gas Exhibition and Conference (CGLNG) focuses on the expansions taking place within the market, such as the recent Final Investment Decision (FID) on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Canada. CGLNG brings the full value chain together, including producers, pipeline players and LNG projects, as well as transportation companies, petrochemical stakeholders, and power producers from Canada and around the globe.

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

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Representatives from 26 countries participate in the Oil & Gas Subcommittee.

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