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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.

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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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Summary of Alberta's TIER Regulations

Nov 18-1 Dec
2020
Alberta Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) policy was designed to regulate GHG emissions from industrial facilities in Alberta and it became effective on January 1, 2020. The TIER regulations meet the federal government's stringency requirements for carbon pollution pricing systems and similar to the federal OBPS, it is an intensity-based approach and creates an incentive for the covered facilities to reduce emissions per unit of production. Different from the federal OBPS, which is not applied in Alberta, the TIER policy is designed to regulate facilities emitting 100,000 tonnes CO2e or more while allowing facilities emitting below 100,000 tonnes to participate voluntarily to protect them from the federal fuel charge.

Sensors Driven by Machine Learning Sniff Out Gas Leaks

Nov 5
2020
A new study confirms the success of a natural-gas leak-detection tool pioneered by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists that uses sensors and machine learning to locate leak points at oil and gas fields, promising new automatic, affordable sampling across vast natural gas infrastructure.

Methane Technology Implementation Program (MTIP)

Sep 25
2020
The Methane Technology Implementation Program (MTIP) targets deployment and use of commercially available technologies that emphasize reductions in methane emissions in the discovery, recovery, and processing of Alberta’s energy resources. The program will achieve immediate methane emissions reductions from upstream oil and gas operations while supporting the growth of Alberta’s technology sector.

Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

Sep 21
2020
There is a powerful new satellite in the sky to monitor emissions of methane (CH4), one of the key gases driving human-induced climate change. Known as Iris, the spacecraft can map plumes of CH4 in the atmosphere down to a resolution of just 25m. This makes it possible to identify individual sources, such as specific oil and gas facilities. Iris was launched by the Montreal, Canada-based GHGSat company on 2 September. It's the pathfinder in what the firm hopes will be a 10-spacecraft constellation by the end of 2022. The image at the top of this page is Iris's "first light" - its first attempt to sense a significant emission of methane.

Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them To Leak Methane Forever

Sep 18
2020
In the past 5 years, 207 oil and gas businesses have failed. As natural gas prices crater, the fiscal burden on states forced to plug wells could skyrocket; according to Rystad Energy, an industry analytics company, 190 more companies could file for bankruptcy by the end of 2022. Many oil and gas companies are idling their wells by capping them in the hope prices will rise again. But capping lasts only about 2 decades, and it does nothing to prevent tens of thousands of low-producing wells from becoming orphaned, meaning “there is no associated person or company with any financial connection to and responsibility for the well,” according to California’s Geologic Energy Management Division. “It’s cheaper to idle them than to clean them up,” said Joshua Macey, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago, who’s spent years studying fossil fuel bankruptcies. “Once prices increase, they could be profitable to operate again. It gives them a strong reason to not do cleanup now. It’s not orphaned yet, although for all intents and purposes it is.”

$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.

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.

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.

Greenpeace Documents North Sea Methane Leak From Blowout

Aug 5-20
2020
Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza documented a large methane leak located in the British exclusive economic zone in the North Sea. Using an underwater remotely operated vehicle, they were able to film two of the gas-emitting craters at approximately 100 m water depth on the seafloor (at positions 57°55.30’N, 001°37.87’E and 57°54.81’N, 001°38.72’E) that are between 50 and 15 m in diameter and up to 20 and 9 m deep, respectively. The leak was caused by a major blowout during an oil drilling operation 30 years ago and is still emitting methane. “Like many places across the North Sea, climate-destroying methane has been leaking here for decades, yet the oil and gas industry, instead of closing the leak and monitoring it, continues to drill holes in the sea bed, while decision-makers turn a blind eye. We are in the middle of a climate crisis fueling fires, floods, and inequality across the world, and this leaking methane is a climate change multiplier,” said Sandra Schöttner, marine biologist and oceans campaigner with Greenpeace Germany, who is leading the scientific work onboard the Esperanza.

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).

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Methane Technology Implementation Program (MTIP) Announced on September 25, 2020

Sep 25
2019
Alberta’s government is using the TIER fund to provide a $25-million grant to Carbon Connect International to deliver MTIP. The program offers a 50 per cent rebate for purchasing emissions reduction equipment, to a maximum of $1 million per eligible upstream oil and gas operator.