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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.


This week’s Highwood Bulletin features an upcoming Veritas launch webinar, last chance to register for methane technology course this week, a new podcast episode on the EPA supplemental rule, a new CO2 satellite, an emissions survey for charity, research on offshore and Permian emissions, a blog about inventories, career opportunities, and much more!

Last Chance to Register! Methane Technology Course

Are you confused about the 200+ methane detection and quantification solutions now on the market? Do you want to understand the differences and how they fit with regulations, voluntary initiatives, and emissions forecasting? Sign up for Highwood’s popular course with President Thomas Fox. Register here.

Webinar Launch: Veritas Protocols

Over the past year, GTI Energy has convened a diverse set of industry, research, and environmental stakeholders to develop the Veritas protocols. Join leaders from GTI Energy, Highwood Emissions Management and SLR Consulting to learn about our newly released Veritas protocols. Click here to register.

Podcast: EPA Supplemental Methane Proposal

Join Carrie Jenks (Harvard), Kyle Danish (Van Ness Feldman) and Daniel Zimmerle (METEC, CSU) as they discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed methane rule. The conversation focuses on the emerging use of “advanced technologies” to monitor for large sources of methane emissions. Listen to the episode here and read their report here.

Request: We Donate to Charity if you Participate in this 5-Minute Survey!

Highwood is always trying to improve our products and services so that they meet the needs of operators. To better understand our clients, we are collecting information about how oil and gas companies think about their emissions data. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete, and we will donate $25 to charity for each response. Complete the survey here.

News: GHGSat Plans CO2 Satellite

GHGSat, well-known for its methane-sensing satellites, will soon be launching a satellite to monitor carbon dioxide emissions. Most existing CO2-sensing satellites focus on regional patterns. However, the new GHGSat system will focus on individual sources such as refineries and power stations. The anticipated detection threshold will be one million tonnes per year. Read more here.

Study: Methane Emissions from Offshore O&G Underreported

A new study by Princeton University and Colorado State University found methane emissions from offshore platforms in the UK to be 5X higher than reported, while an environmental group is making similar claims in Australia. More research is needed to better understand offshore methane. Read more here.

Blog: Better emissions inventories needed to enable future of emissions management

Emissions data are changing fast – including the types of data, how they are reported, and how they can be used to inform decision making. At the core of sound emissions management is a robust inventory. However, better emissions inventories are needed to support better data analytics and reporting to emerging voluntary initiatives and regulations. Read more here.

Report: Permian Methane Intensity Down 76%

A new report by Texans for Natural Gas finds that methane intensity in the Permian basin fell by 76% from 2011 to 2021, while production increased 345%. In addition, the report finds that flaring intensity has declined significantly in the Permian, and with flaring intensities 2621% higher in Venezuela and 339% higher in Russia. Get the report here.

Launch: Highwood’s New Software Platform

After more than a year in development, Highwood is excited to announce the launch of its new emissions management software as a service (SaaS) platform: the Emissions Management Toolkit (EMT). We’d love to hear from you! To learn more about EMT’s different data management and simulation modules, click here.

SPE Untapped Methane Reconciliation Datathon

Do you want to get into reconciling bottom-up inventories of methane emissions with top-down measurements from satellites? A new datathon by SPE Calgary and its partners is now accepting registrations. Learn more here.

Want to Write for the Bulletin?

We’re always looking for guest writers who would like to contribute a Feature Article to the Highwood Bulletin. Please reach out if you’d like to write an unbiased, apolitical, solution-agnostic article for our ~2000 subscribers and ~5000 LinkedIn followers on an emissions management topic. Please reach out to [email protected] with your idea. Authors are fully credited and have a profile page on our website (we are happy to backlink).

Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!

We currently have multiple exciting career postings on our website. In addition to those listed, Highwood is always looking for bright folks who want to help us change the world for the better. If you have experience in greenhouse gas emissions management and you’re looking for a career change, please reach out! Check out our active opportunities on our website by clicking here.

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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