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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Methane Mitigation Technologies Platform (2023)

U.S. EPA recently updated its Methane Mitigation Technologies Platform, a useful resource that provides information on key methane emissions sources in the oil and gas industry, as well as measurement methodologies, technologies, and common industry practices to reduce methane. This platform reflects experiences and lessons learned from the U.S. EPA’s Oil & Gas Voluntary Methane Programs and may be useful to other countries and companies looking to reduce methane emissions in the oil & gas sector.

A Technical, Economic and Environmental Analysis of Beneficial Use of Stranded Associated Gas in Kazakhstan (2023)

GMI, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), worked with a partner in Kazakhstan to obtain data on associated gas availability and content to assess the opportunity to mitigate methane and reduce flaring at the Mangystau oilfield in southwest Kazakhstan. The prefeasibility study investigated the potential to monetize the stranded associated gas in the Mangystau oilfield by utilizing modular, small-scale processing technologies to produce marketable liquid hydrocarbon commodities such as methanol, syn-diesel, oil, or others. The report includes the results of the prefeasibility assessment of the range of practical mitigation options and recommendations for an optimum solution.

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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

GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting 17 September 2024

17 September 2024, Virtual

The GMI Oil and Gas Subcommittee meeting, to be held virtually on 17 September 2024, will highlight efforts and accomplishments by member countries; discuss feedback, lessons learned, and key takeaways from the Global Methane Forum; facilitate a discussion on priority topics for a potential follow-on webinar series; and initiate dialogue on how to identify and advance the most effective and efficient, near-term strategies for methane mitigation under the Oil and Gas Sprint Action Plan. 

More details about the meeting, including the agenda and registration information, will be posted as soon as they become available. 

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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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Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy 2024

22–23 October 2024, London, United Kingdom

At the second annual Wood Mackenzie Gas, liquified natural gas (LNG) & The Future of Energy Conference, attendees will gain insights into the current state of the gas and LNG industry, including the key market trends and uncertainties across Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, and the challenges posed by geopolitics, financial barriers, and cost inflation. Additionally, attendees will explore the industry's role in the energy transition towards net-zero emissions, examining how advanced and emerging economies utilize gas and LNG, and how the supply chain is being decarbonized through technological innovations.

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Oil & Gas Subcommittee

Subcommittee Co-chairs

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

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