GMI sponsors and participates in events throughout the year. As a benefit to our partners and stakeholders, this page also highlights events that are not directly affiliated with GMI.

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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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Biogas Convention & Trade Fair 2023

12–14 December 2023, Hanover, Germany

The Biogas Convention and Trade Fair welcomes specialists and others interested in renewable energy through biogas. Manufacturers of biogas plants and plant components will show their broad product spectrum. Service providers, scientists, plant operators, and plant manufacturers meet here to discuss the latest market trends and technologies.

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8th Biogas Congress

14–15 December 2023, Warsaw, Poland

The Biogas Congress is the largest meeting of the national and European biogas and biomethane sectors in Europe. The conference will highlight key information regarding new opportunities for the domestic biogas market and the use of biogas, biomethane, and bioLNG in agriculture, heating, industry, and transport.

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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 – 09:00 EST (UTC -5)

07:30 – 07:35

Welcome and Opening Remarks; Adoption of the Agenda

07:35 – 07:45

GMI Secretariat Updates

07:45 – 07:55

Oil & Gas Subcommittee Business

07:55 – 08:15

GMI Activities and Tools

08:15 – 08:45

Presentations on Complementary Oil & Gas Tools

08:45 – 08:50

Forthcoming UNECE Needs Assessment 

08:50 – 08:55

Discussion: Implications from COP28

08:55 – 09:00

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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19th Annual Southern African Coal Conference

31 January–2 February 2024, Cape Town, South Africa

The 19th Annual Southern African Coal Conference will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 31 January - 2 February 2024. Presentations at the conference will address the challenge of reducing the use of fossil fuels while keeping energy secure. Regional government officials, industry leaders, and experts will discuss topics including the role of coal, business diversification of coal producers, demands for lower carbon emissions, political impacts on the coal industry, future export prices, and future challenges and 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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Recent Events

Oil and Gas Methane Mitigation America 5–7 December 2023 Houston, Texas, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy 2023 14–15 November 2023 London, United Kingdom Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas International LNG Forum 12–13 November 2023 Doha, Qatar Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas 2023 SPE Workshop: Accelerating CCUS - Milestones Towards a Greener Petroleum Energy Future 7–8 November 2023 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Oil and Gas View Details
Coal Mines 3rd Almaty Energy Forum 6–8 November 2023 Almaty, Kazakhstan Coal Mines, Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas ONE Future 6th Annual Methane and Climate Strategies Workshop 1–2 November 2023 Houston, Texas, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Coal Mines International Mining and Resources Conference 31 October–2 November 2023 Syndney, Australia Coal Mines View Details
MSW ISWA World Congress 30 October–1 November 2023 Muscat, Oman MSW View Details
Oil and Gas Asian Downstream Summit (ADS) 25–26 October 2023 Singapore, Singapore Oil and Gas View Details
Biogas European Biomethane Week 2023 24–25 October 2023 Brussels, Belgium Biogas View Details
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