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

National Methane Forum

24 April 2024, Accra, Dzorwulu, Ghana

Methane falls under short-lived climate pollutants, with shorter atmospheric lifetimes but more adverse environmental impacts. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that average atmospheric methane growth rates have increased more than ten-fold in the past two decades, which could worsen global climate change over the next decade, undermining the achievement of targets under the Paris Agreement. These impacts reflect an urgent need for stakeholders to consider practical strategies to curb methane emissions.

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), in partnership with Trust Africa, is hosting National Methane Forum starting at 10:00 GMT on 24 April 2024 to enhance stakeholder awareness and advocacy on methane management in Africa. Join key stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and civil society to deepen understanding of methane emissions and their impacts and to explore practical strategies for mitigating these emissions.

The live sessions will also be streamed on Zoom. Click here to register.

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Asia Pacific Energy Capital Assembly

1–2 June 2024, Singapore, Singapore

The Asia Pacific Energy Assembly is one of Asia-Pacific's largest energy investment events, gathering executives from oil, gas, finance, and investment sectors. This event will explore the outlook of the Asia-Pacific marketplace, prices, strategy, and business development.

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Baku Energy Forum

5–6 June 2024, Baku, Azerbaijan

The 29th Baku Energy Forum will be held on 5-6 of June at the Baku Convention Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Baku Energy Forum expects to bring together global energy leaders, thought leaders and innovators for an unparalleled industry experience over a full two-day period.

During the forum, discussions will be held on Azerbaijan's close cooperation with foreign partners, debates on new and promising projects with current and new investors, expert forecasts, development of energy resources in Azerbaijan, new road maps, new opportunities for oil and gas production and other current issues. This will lead to the establishment of effective business relations in the forum. The participation of new companies in the forum once again proves the importance of the event.

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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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Recent Events

Biogas 2024 Global Methane Forum 18–21 March 2024 Geneva, Switzerland Biogas, Coal Mines, Oil and Gas, Steering, Agriculture, MSW, Wastewater View Details
Oil and Gas CERAWeek 18–22 March 2024 Houston, Texas, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas IADC/SPE International Drilling Conference and Exhibition 5–7 March 2024 Galveston, Texas, United States Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas International LNG Forum 28–29 February 2024 Doha, Qatar Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Climate and Clean Air Conference 2024 21–23 February 2024 Nairob, Kenya Oil and Gas, Agriculture, MSW View Details
Oil and Gas The Egypt Energy Show 19–21 February 2024 Cairo, Egypt Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas 2024 Methane Mitigation Europe Summit 12–14 February 2024 Amsterdam, Netherlands Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Gas Field Development and Production - State of Play 15–16 January 2024 Bangkok, Thailand Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Oil & Gas Subcommittee Meeting 14 December 2023 Online Oil and Gas View Details
Oil and Gas Methane Mitigation America 5–7 December 2023 Houston, Texas, United States Oil and Gas View Details

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Subcommittee Co-chairs

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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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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