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.
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.
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