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Methane Emissions Mitigation Technologies – Pathways to Compliance

Jul 15
2020
Jul 15
2020
This webinar will provide producers with a view of available methane reduction technologies and how they can be applied to operations. We are in a new emissions mitigation environment – one that requires regulatory compliance while continuing to meets investor (ESG and financial) expectations. This session will walk attendees through the process of gathering inventory data, analyzing it and identifying project opportunities. That will be followed by the application examples of technologies available to achieve regulatory compliance and emission reductions marketable on the carbon offsets market. In this webinar you will learn… • How to use methane regulations to strategically identify capital investment opportunities. • Details about readily available technologies useful to mitigate methane emissions and to meet your regulatory obligations. • How to leverage available financing to reduce the cost of implementing methane technologies. • Identify the pathways to achieving methane reductions that are economically feasible. Register here: https://community.ingo.me/ges-july15-start/?_ga=2.171179751.633927833.1594656344-1031619560.1594656344

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On-Shore Oil & Gas Facilities North America 2020

Sep 16-17
2020
Sep 16-17
2020
North America's E&P-Driven event dedicated to cutting costs across a facility, lean scoping, achieving remote operations and reducing methane emissions takes place next week as a virtual event. With a core focus on saving money across the life cycle, On-Shore Oil & Gas Facilities North America 2020 will explore how to achieve the optimal balance between reducing equipment and manpower to simplify the operation, whilst also prioritizing the automation of mission critical systems. Learn how to future proof your facility to meet rapidly evolving environmental standards. Timely contributions from ConocoPhillips, Shell, Pro Resources, Noble Energy, Discovery Natural Resources, ARC Resources, Riley Permian, Sequitur Energy, Guido Energy, Chesapeake Energy, UpCurve Energy and Occidental Petroleum. As part of the event, on September 17, Jackson Hegland, Executive Director, Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance will be presenting on The Business Drivers For Taking Strong Measures To Combat Methane Emissions. A special offer has been arranged for all new registrations for Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance members: Register for the 2 day virtual event before close of business on Tuesday September 15 and receive a $200 discount. Use code MELA200 when you register here. Included with the virtual event pass: • Video Chat With Other Attendees • Access To Online Networking Lounges – Share Ideas And Make New Contacts In This Innovative New System For Doing Business • Copies Of All Presentation Materials including videos Post-Event • Access To Sponsors And Exhibitors Areas With Resources And Information On The Latest Water Management Technologies

OGCI – 2020 Investment Call: Projects to reduce methane emissions

Sep 14
2020
Sep 14
2020
Applications close September 14, 2020. OGCI Climate Investments is committed to driving significant reductions in methane emissions across the oil and gas value chain. We are launching a new program to finance or invest in projects around the world that deliver significant near-term impact by deploying proven methods and technologies. Project proposals may include innovative solutions and business models in areas such as: Flare minimization, Venting elimination, Fugitives reduction and Complete combustion.

Overview of Latin America Climate Funds

Jul 14
2020
Jul 14
2020
Webinar - Tuesday July 14, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT/12:00 – 1:00 pm MDT See Attached Invitation

FLIR Webinar

May 12
2020
May 12
2020
Automated Real-Time Methane Leak Detection with Uncooled Thermal Imaging. Join Shane Rogers, IntelliView Vice President of R&D, as he introduces a cost-effective solution to detecting and alerting on real-time methane leak at above ground gas facilities. The Dual Camera Analytic Module - Methane (DCAM-M) is the first fixed-format automated thermal imaging system to utilize on-site patended/proprietary vieo analytic software with the GF77a core sensor.

Global Energy Show

Mar 12
2020
Mar 12
2020
Only a few more days to get in nominations for the Global Energy Awards. The Global Energy Awards serves to celebrate the leaders who drive change, shine a spotlight on excellence, and promote healthy advancement within our industry.

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Satellites Reveal Major New Gas Industry Methane Leaks

Jun 26
2020
Last fall, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe. Energy consultancy Kayrros estimated one leak was spewing out 93 tonnes of methane every hour, meaning the daily emissions from the leakage were equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide pumped out in a year by 15,000 cars in the United States. The find, which has not been reported, is part of a growing effort by companies, academics, and some energy producers to use space-age technology to find the biggest methane leaks as the potent heat-trapping gas builds up rapidly in the atmosphere. The new satellite discoveries of methane leaks could also lead to more stringent regulatory regimes targeting natural gas, once seen as a “clean” fossil fuel, as governments seek to combat climate change, experts say. While scientists generally agree that calculating emissions based on consumption works well for carbon dioxide, it is less reliable for methane, which is prone to unexpected leaks. Methane is also 80 times more potent during its first 20 years in the atmosphere, and scientists say that identifying methane sources is crucial to making the drastic emissions cuts needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

As Canada Curbs Methane Emissions, New Measurements Show Problem Bigger Than Thought

Aug 5-20
2020
Reported greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oilpatch have more than doubled in the year’s first half as changes to how they are measured revealed a more extensive picture of environmental damage, previously unreported industry data show. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, which has set a goal of making Canada carbon-neutral by 2050, launched a national program on 1 January to better measure and reduce methane emissions. Some provinces, including Alberta, implemented their own regulations to achieve the same goal, and Ottawa deemed those regulations equivalent with federal standards. Alberta aims to slash methane emissions by 45% by 2025 from 2014 levels.

$58 MILLION FOR 20 PROJECTS LEADING TO $155 MILLION IN INVESTMENT TO BOOST THE ECONOMY, LOWER EMISSIONS

Aug 24-1 Jan
2020
ERA is committing $58.4 million for 20 projects worth over $155 million to improve the cost competitiveness and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Alberta’s natural gas sector. Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, Jason Nixon, announced the finalists of the Natural Gas Challenge with ERA CEO, Steve MacDonald, on Tuesday, June 21, 2020 at the opening of the Maximizing Funding Potential Workshop, presented by ERA and Alberta Innovates. If successful, these technology innovations will lead to cumulative GHG reductions of almost one million tonnes of CO2e by 2030—equivalent to the GHG emissions from 750,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year. It is anticipated these projects will also deliver approximately 760 new jobs. Funding is being sourced from the carbon price paid by Large Final Emitters in Alberta through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund. One of MELA's partners, MultiSensor Canada Inc., was one of the projects that was selected for funding.

Methane Levels Reach an All-Time High

Apr 14
2020
A preliminary estimate from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) finds that levels of atmospheric methane, a potent heat-trapping gas, have hit an all-time high. Methane is roughly 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, and, while it stays in the atmosphere for only around a decade as opposed to centuries like CO2, its continued rise poses a major challenge to international climate goals.

New Mexico Proposes Crackdown on Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

Aug 5
2020
New Mexico has proposed rules that would require its oil and gas industry to capture at least 98% of its emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane by 2026, a standard it said would be among the strongest in the nation. Full article: https://pubs.spe.org/en/hsenow/hse-now-article-page/?art=7443&utm_source=newsletter-hsenow&utm_medium=email-content&utm_campaign=HSENOW&utm_content=New%20Mexico%20Methane%20Proposal&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTWpnMk0yTXpOV1pqWmpabCIsInQiOiJ5VlNmQnpORVZ1QlVzZEx6dUxsaG83NW9ENEZkNTB2S2Rucmc2OGp4aEZyYkMyaytXZGh1OUNEXC9FdkNJRzZBREZXZzRNWE81S2pGRWxvRVd0dXBoVm05N0FUbG5DQnNNOVFmejdnenNlY1RDM094RkREWXV3cStmekhLaTB6MVQifQ%3D%3D

2020 Global Methane Budget shows methane emissions heading in the wrong direction with fossil fuel and agriculture sources leading the way

Jul 27
2020
Unlike carbon dioxide, atmospheric methane concentrations are rising faster than at any time in the past two decades. The fossil fuel, agriculture and waste sectors are equally responsible. A recent update by the Global Carbon Project of global methane sources and sinks shows methane emissions increased by 9% (about 50 million tons) in 2017 compared to 2000-2006. This trend puts the world on pathway that makes it impossible to achieve the Paris Agreement’s objective to keep warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (˚C).

Falling greenhouse gas emissions in Canada's oil sands

Oct 25
2019
According to data from the Government of Canada's 2019 National Inventory Report, Canada's oil sands per barrel greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 32 per cent since 1990. The inventory is Canada's official report submitted to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on greenhouse gas emissions.

Science Policy Dialogue 2020: The opportunities and challenges to reduce methane emissions by 2030 to achieve the 1.5˚C goal.

Jun 30
2020
The latest Climate and Clean Air Coalition Science Policy Dialogue focused on efforts to reduce methane emissions in the next decade to put the planet on a path to achieve the Paris climate goals. Methane continues to be one of the fastest growing short-lived climate pollutants and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The latest Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Science Policy Dialogue explored ways to reverse this trend and put the world on a pathway to achieving the global target to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Permian Oil Fields Leak Enough Methane for 7 Million Homes

May 1
2020
Enough gas to supply 7 million homes is leaking into the atmosphere above oil fields in Texas and New Mexico, the largest plume of climate change-driving methane pollution ever recorded over a U.S. oil field, a new study from Harvard University and Environmental Defense Fund shows.

Federal oilpatch bailout focus on cleanup of abandoned wells, reduced emissions

Apr 20
2020
The federal government has said it plans to reduce Canada's methane emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2012 levels by 2025. The government plans to spend $1.7 billion in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia to clean up inactive and "orphan wells" – oil and gas wells that have been abandoned by their often-bankrupt owners without being remediated.

Humanity’s methane problem could be way bigger than scientists thought

Feb 21
2020
Lately, investor and activist pressure on oil and gas companies has led to ambitious climate-related pronouncements. The new work widens a debate that stems from two opposing methods researchers use to measure methane: ice-core research and local monitoring of methane sources. Reconciling these two approaches will take some time, but is essential.

A $1.4 trillion asset manager is zeroing in on methane leaks

Feb 10
2020
Methane leaks are making the climate crisis worse faster, but companies and investors still find them hard to trace. A focus on methane might be one of the fastest ways to fight global warming.

Oil and gas industry needs to do more to address climate change, IEA report says

Jan 24
2020
According to a new International Energy Agency report, the oil and gas industry needs to increase responses to climate change. The most important and cost-effective measure being reducing methane leaks to the atmosphere.

New Methane Emissions Reduction Rules in Force in B.C.

Jan 6
2020
New regulations and guidelines are now in force in B.C. to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations. The BC Oil and Gas Commission released a statement last week to remind industry and other stakeholders of the changes, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. BCOGC said the new regulations address the primary sources of methane emissions from drilling sites, including pneumatic devices, equipment leaks, compressor seals, glycol dehydrators, storage tanks and surface casing vents.

Methane Emissions Reductions Stand To Back Up Canada’s Clean Energy Claims

Dec 19
2019
Mandated reductions in methane emissions are not only technologically feasible, but they will serve to cement the assertion Canada is a global leader in low-emissions natural gas production, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) manager, Alberta Operations.

Extensive electrification, methane reductions hold keys to Canada’s LNG success: Report

Dec 16
2019
By leveraging its abundant renewable energy resources and incentivizing production of the world’s lowest greenhouse gas-emitting liquefied natural gas (LNG), Canada can develop its LNG industry while meeting its climate goals, concludes a report examining the unique “green” advantages the country possesses.

Trailblazing methane research to help reduce emissions by 2025

Oct 11
2019
A first-of-its-kind research project focuses on improving the detection and elimination of methane leaks that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

A Global Alliance to Significantly Reduce Methane Emissions in the Oil and Gas Sector by 2030

Oct 8
2019
At the UN Climate Summit in September, governments seeking to enhance their NDCs’ ambition will commit to significant methane reduction targets from the oil and gas value chain. Countries will commit to either absolute methane reduction targets of at least 45% by 2025 and 60% to 75% by 2030 or to a “near zero”methane intensity target. International organizations, NGOs and industry leaders will support them in achieving those ambitious targets through policy support and sharing of knowledge, technologies, and best management practices.

Reducing Methane Emissions

Oct 27
2019
Flaring and venting in Canada’s natural gas industry is regulated

MELA member TriCore Carbon Solutions offers Alberta oil and gas producers a unique environmental opportunity

Sep 25
2019
Pioneers in their field, Alfke and Handley are a shining example of the environmental innovation happening in Alberta. Their work can and is making a difference in Alberta and elsewhere.

Canada's Methane Gas Problem: Why strong regulations can reduce pollution, protect health, and save money

Sep 19
2019
Canada has a serious methane problem. Newly published research shows that methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector – due to both venting of methane as part of normal operation, and leaks from equipment – are higher than previously thought. Fortunately, this problem can be fixed. Evidence shows that methane can be cost-effectively reduced and eliminated by 2030 if the federal government enacts smart regulations to end methane leaks and venting. The report, Canada’s Methane Gas Problem: Why strong regulations can reduce pollution, protect health and save money, makes a series of recommendations about what these regulations should look like.

Methane rules for oil and gas sector spark innovation around measurement

Sep 16
2019
New technology and equipment emerging to help companies meet rules that start January 2020

MELA member, GHGSat offers a more accurate way of measuring emissions - from space

Sep 13
2019
Discussions about reducing carbon emissions from industrial emitters often tend to skip past one of the most foundational questions there is: how accurate is the emissions data?

Meeting the Challenge: Finding New Ways to Quantify Methane Emissions

Jul 31
2019
To fully realize the potential climate benefits of switching to natural gas, which is primarily methane, steps should be taken to minimize unwanted or fugitive emissions. Methane, after all, is a potent greenhouse gas with a 100 year global warming potential 34 times that of CO2.

5 Under - recognized Impacts of Air Pollution - Recommended Reading!

Aug 29
2019
Air pollution is a leading environmental risk factor affecting urban and rural populations around the world. The social costs of air pollution - and the social benefits of reducing it - extend far beyond heath, including to climate, water, renewable energy and agriculture.

Oil and gas sector can bring quick climate win by tackling methane emissions

Aug 26
2019
The industry could reduce its worldwide emissions by an estimated 75%—with up to two-thirds of those reductions at zero net cost. Reducing these emissions will benefit the industry too.

Why global reduction of methane emissions is so important to Canada

Aug 15
2019
A blog post by PTAC’s Soheil Asgarpour sheds light on industry efforts to reduce methane emissions.

PTAC Annual General Meeting 2019

May 1
2019
You're invited to PTAC's Annual General Meeting! The event will be held at the Petroleum Club on May 1, 2019 from 11:30am - 1:30pm.

TIS: Eliminate Emissions and Create Carbon Credits

Apr 25
2019
Learn about new technology that eliminates emissions, creates carbon credit offsets, while performing local well site decision making regardless if connected through SCADA. Sirius Controls designs solar and AC powered chemical injection packages with a focus on innovation in green technology and autonomous control for well site and pipeline chemical injection. For more information and to register go to: https://www.ptac.org/events/tis-eliminate-emissions-and-create-carbon-credits/

Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry

Apr 25-26
2019
The Methane Emmissions Leadership Alliance is excited to support the upcoming Carbon Pricing for Canadian Industry taking place April 25-26 at the Hilton Toronto which features insight about compliance obligations and best practices from companies and sector specialists. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the latest regulatory updates on carbon pricing and critical insight from carbon management leaders. Go to https://carbon.canadianclean.com/register/ to register and enter mela10 on the registration page for a 10% discount.

Alberta Methane Field Challenge

Mar 21-1 Jun
2019
The Alberta Methane Field Challenge (AMFC) is launched through the Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) to assess the real-world performance of new methane sensing technologies in comparison with conventional optical gas imaging-based leak detection surveys. To participate in this exciting challenge, submit an application by March 21, 2019 by 11:59pm. Read more about the project and find application details at https://auprf.ptac.org/alberta-methane-field-challenge/

Feature in Process West Publication

Feb 19
2019
Four MELA members were mentioned (Tido Industries (Tricore), Calscan Solutions, Greenpath Energy, Modern West Advisory) in the feature on Modern Resources Inc. article in the Process West publication. The article discusses the operation of an energy company using the most cost efficient and environmentally responsible means. https://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=545037&ver=html5&p=7

CRIN's Latest Newsletter

Feb 15
2019
Check out CRIN's latest newsletter for news and upcoming events. https://mailchi.mp/ad9b1c153464/crin-february19-newsletter?e=98b2e38475

Media Reactions to MELA Canadian Methane Jobs Market Analysis

Apr 30
2018


CLEANTECH CANADA

May 10
2017
Methane firms undaunted by Ottawa’s three-year delay to new emissions rule

Media Reactions to Federal Government's Methane Emission Reduction Plan

May 25
2017


MELA presence in Global Petroleum Show 2017

Jun 14
2017
MELA Executive Director interview with BNN

Jobs growth and technology exports in methane management

Jul 21
2017
MELA Executive Director’s op-ed in today’s Calgary Herald