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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

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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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

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
Oil and Gas Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) 2021 Net Zero & Methane Emissions Reduction Conference 1–4 November 2021 Virtual Event Oil and Gas View Details
Biogas 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) 31 October–12 November 2021 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom Biogas, Coal Mines, Oil and Gas, Steering, Agriculture, MSW, Wastewater View Details
Oil and Gas Global Energy Show 2021: Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA) Pavilion 21–23 September 2021 Calgary, Canada Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas WEBINAR: Different journeys to develop a legal framework to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry 26 August 2021 Webinar Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas U.S. EPA Methane Detection Technology Virtual Public Workshop 23–24 August 2021 Virtual Event Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting 24 June 2021 Online Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas 7th China LNG & Gas International Exhibition & Summit 23–25 June 2021 Shanghai, China Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Global Energy Show Exhibition & Conference 8–10 June 2021 Calgary, Canada Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas EGYPS - Egypt Petroleum Show "NORTH AFRICA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN: DELIVERING ENERGY TODAY" 7–9 June 2021 Cairo, Egypt Oil and Gas View Details

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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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