The Highwood Bulletin 064

Thomas Fox
President, Highwood Emissions Management

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This week’s Highwood Bulletin covers V3 of LDAR-Sim release, CDPHE methane intensity rule approval, a new state-wide technology approval in Colorado, our editorial on Canadian methane policy, MiQ-Highwood methane intensity index, the September offering of our course on methane technology, a whole bunch of fall methane conferences, and much more!

Version 3 of LDAR-Sim Released

The Leak Detection and Repair Simulator (LDAR-Sim) is an open-source model for testing out new methane detection and quantification solutions in a virtual environment. As part of our education mandate, Highwood has been working hard to release V3 of LDAR-Sim, which came out last week. Read all about the new version and how to use it here.

Colorado Regulator Approves Methane Intensity Rule

History was made last month as CDPHE, the Colorado O&G regulator, unanimously approved a new methane intensity rule that will require operators to account for discrepancies between bottom-up and top-down emissions estimates. Methane reconciliation is becoming common in voluntary initiatives like MiQ, OGMP 2.0, and Veritas, but this is the first case of methane reconciliation appearing in a government regulation. Read more about it here.

Colorado Regulator Approves New Alternative Technology

The Alberta Energy Regulator is well-known for approving alternative methane monitoring technologies for leak detection and repair (LDAR). However, approvals south of the border have been slower. Last week, the first approval of an alternative solution was announced in several years. Read more about it in the Clean Connect press release here and on the CDPHE website here.

Bill Whitelaw and Thomas Fox on Canada’s Methane Policy

Credible claims of a country’s methane emissions are becoming critical for participating in a globalizing natural gas economy. Canada has some of the world’s most stringent methane regulations, but can we prove our strong performance? Read more here in my recent editorial, with introduction by Bill Whitelaw.

Course: Methane Detection and Quantification Technology

The world of methane monitoring is complex – and it’s not about to get easier! If you’re struggling to understand the available technologies, how to deploy them, how to manage data, and how they fit into regulations and voluntary initiatives, you’re not alone. That’s why we put together this course with Evaluate Energy – taught by myself and Highwood’s Director R&D, Dr. Jeff Rutherford. Register today for the September 13 2023 offering.

Conference: EPA International Emissions Inventory Conference

The biennial US EPA called the International Emissions Inventory Conference (IEIC) is returning and will be held this year in Seattle from September 26-29. Emissions inventories are a popular topic these days, so join Highwood by registering for the free conference here.

Conference: World Petroleum Congress

The World Petroleum Congress, held every three years and often called ‘The Olympics’ of the petroleum industry, will be held this year in Calgary. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious O&G event. This year, emissions will be an important topic. Highwood’s President Thomas Fox will be presenting on recent research the company has performed on optimizing technology deployment and abatement strategies. Learn more and register here.

Conference: CH4 Connections

Catch the Highwood team at one of our favourite conferences this fall – CH4 Connections, in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 4-5. Don’t miss pre-conference training in both MEET and Veritas. Also, catch Highwood presentations on Veritas-OGMP 2.0 alignment and on the diversity of available methane technologies. Register here. Conference: EEMDL Annual Event We are excited to participate in the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab (EEMDL) 2023 Annual Event in Austin, Texas on October 11 and 12. Make sure to register here and we look forward to seeing you in Texas to talk about emissions modeling, LCA, LNG, and more!

Conference: EEMDL Annual Event

We are excited to participate in the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab (EEMDL) 2023 Annual Event in Austin, Texas on October 11 and 12. Make sure to register here and we look forward to seeing you in Texas to talk about emissions modeling, LCA, LNG, and more!

Highwood and MiQ Announce Methane Intensity Index

MiQ and Highwood Emissions Management (HEM) today released the first open-access, measurement- informed methane intensity index for the U.S. natural gas sector. The MiQ-Highwood Index™ provides a data-driven system aimed at supporting the certified gas market, investors, and regulators alike. Read the press release here and download the report here. Read coverage in Natural Gas Intel here.

Research Digest

The Highwood Bulletin covers major news in emissions management. If you’re interested in learning about novel advancements in science and research, check out our Research Bulletin. We recently published the 9th edition here.

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Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!

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The Highwood Bulletin is our way of sharing what we learn. We publish regular updates on emissions management news, novel research, and special insights from our team of experts and our partners.

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