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    Methane Monitoring, Quantification and Abatement

    Technology Themes OverviewCleaner Fuels - Reducing Carbon IntensityDigital Oil and Gas TechnologyCarbon Capture and Value Added ProductsNovel Hydrocarbon ExtractionNovel Land and Wellsite RemediationMethane Monitoring, Quantification and AbatementWater Technology Development
    Themes - Methane Monitoring

    Theme Opportunities

    Before effective emissions management programs can be implemented, we must first be able to understand and identify where they are coming from and the processes contributing to their development. The oil and gas industry has come a long way in managing emissions, but there is still work to be done.

    The Methane Monitoring, Quantification and Abatement working group is actively discussing and analyzing fugitive methane emission sources and detection, reducing methane emissions, improving operational efficiency, and reducing the environmental impact of methane emitters across Canada to help the industry meet its 45 per cent methane emissions reduction target.

    Focus Areas

    • Cost-effective methane emissions detection, quantification, monitoring, reporting and mitigation technologies from upstream, midstream, downstream, and transportation of oil and gas.

    • Methane mitigation from oil and condensate tanks, pneumatic devices, compressor seals, dehydrators, chemical pumps, and wells surface casing vent flow.

    • Cost-effective and accurate methods incorporating sensors combined with digital platforms to help detect, quantify, monitor and report methane emissions.

    Tech Leaders

    Marc Godin

    Director of Technology

    Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)

    Tech Theme Highlights

    In partnership with AUPRF, CRIN has invested $1.48M in research projects over 2021-2024, including:
    • Methods for estimating emissions from tanks

    • Determination of rate-based emission correlations and thresholds for upstream petroleum industry leaks

    • Quantification of transient methane venting

    • Evaluation of surface casing vent flows at inactive wells

    • Evaluation of quantification tools

    • Systemic Technology Validation of environmental and economic performance to enable field evaluations of methane emissions reduction innovations and support wide-scale deployment

    • Testing and development of Methane Slip optimization guidance

    CRIN has also invested in PTAC’s NetZero Conference & Expo and collaborated on various outreach mechanisms.

    Webinars & Presentations

    • Focused Conversations: Reducing Emissions from Wellsites - Outcomes from Pilots & Field Testing
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