Methane Emissions Reduction in O&G Sector

Methane emissions detection and reduction is seen to be one of the main means for global oil and gas companies to get cleaner. Across the oil and gas value chain, methane emissions are the largest contributor of indirect emissions – methane emissions across the gas value chain are responsible for about 60% of emissions, while about 40% is from oil production.  Methane emissions happen from a wide variety of sources along the oil and gas value chains, from conventional and unconventional production, from the collection, storage and processing of gas, as well as from its long-distance transmission and finally distribution to end-use consumers. A large number of the most cost-effective methane emission savings can be achieved in the energy sector specifically the gas sector.  

Methane is the second most abundant human-induced greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide with much higher potency in the short term. The Impact assessment of the 2030 climate target plan indicates that methane will continue to be the EU’s dominant non-CO2 greenhouse gas and concludes that stepping up the level of ambition for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 requires an accelerated effort to tackle methane emissions. 

At this conference, experts and decision-makers in methane emission detection and reduction from leading global oil and gas companies will discuss the latest trends, technologies, regulations, and best practices.  We welcome experts in smart gas leak detection, LDAR, measurement, surveying, and more with the aim to tackle and brainstorm on challenges they face and learn the best practices from peers.

  • Smart methane leakage detection
  • The share of TSOs & DSOs in methane emission
  • Benchmarking the best LDAR practices
  • EU legislative prospective for methane emission reduction
  • The cost implication of fugitive methane
  • Mitigation of leaks from underground gas pipelines
  • Gas midstream on the proposal for regulations on methane emissions
  • Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification of methane emissions
  • Opportunities for methane emission reduction from TSO operations and assets
  • Initiatives to reduce Green House Gas emissions
  • Benchmarking the best LDAR practices for methane emission detection

Our expert panel at Methane Emissions Reduction in Oil &Gas Sector:

Enagas is the major natural gas transmission system operator and the technical manager of the Spanish gas system. The company operates 4 LNG regasification terminals and three underground gas storages. Enagás has committed to the Global Methane Alliance (GMA), and through this alliance, the company is committing to methane emission reductions of 45% by 2025 and 60% by 2030.

Thüga is the largest cooperative network of municipal energy and water service providers in Germany. The companies of the Thüga Group are promoting the energy transition locally and developing intelligent solutions for the livable city of the future.

GRTgaz is one of the main operators in the high-pressure gas transportation industry. The company aims at guaranteeing the continuity of gas transmission, and a genuine commitment to promoting renewable gas and to the energy transition in the territories. GRTgaz is planning on increasing its actions to minimize methane emissions in the upcoming years.

The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union. In 2021 the commission adopted a new EU framework to decarbonise gas markets, promote hydrogen and reduce methane emissions. The Commission is also following up on the EU Methane Strategy and its international commitments with proposals to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector in Europe and in our global supply chain.

National Grid is one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities focused on the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. Methane is one of the main contributors to the company’s collective greenhouse gases and National Grid remains committed to meaningfully reducing its emissions.

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is a Transmission System Operator and an Independent Transmission Operator (ITO), providing capacity to shippers interested in transporting gas in a safe, reliable and efficient way. The TAP delivers competitive, lower-carbon fuel to help meet Europe’s growing energy demand while contributing to reduced emissions.

Naftogaz of Ukraine is the biggest national oil and gas company of Ukraine. The company has joined the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0, a voluntary global industrial initiative to reduce methane emissions and improve monitoring and reporting in this area.

Read more about the Top Methane Leakage Detection Technologies here.

Climate Change and Emissions Reduction Specialist, National Gas Transmission, UK
Lola Odunsi , GHGSat
International Sales Director, GHGSAT, UK
Malcolm L. McDowell , european comission
Team Leader - Methane emissions, European Commission, Belgium
Jose de la Torre Gallegos, trans adriatic pipeline
Senior Manager QHSE, Land and Permitting, Trans Adriatic Pipeline, Switzerland
Oleksiy Ryabchyn, Naftogaz
Advisor to CEO on Low Carbon Businesses, Naftogaz of Ukraine, Ukraine
Tania Meixús Fernández, Enagas
Senior Advisor - OGMP2.0, UN Environmental Programme, Spain
Eva Hennig, thuga
Head of Brussels Office, Thüga AG, Germany
Cristina Lopez Lazaro grtgaz
Methane emissions R&D engineer, GRTgaz, France
Renato Winkler, picarro
Sr. Director of Business Development, EMEA, Picarro, Switzerland
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