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Initiative Highlights from Highwood‘s Voluntary Initiatives Report 2022


 

Trustwell Responsible Gas is 1 of 24 initiatives that are analyzed in-depth in the Highwood voluntary Emissions Reduction Initiatives Report 2022.Download the full report here.

TrustWell is a market-based, independent organization committed to high-fidelity data to help measure, mitigate, and validate emissions and environmental performance.

TrustWell aims to differentiate operators based on verified environmental stewardship and operational excellence. TrustWell focuses on the primary categories of air, water, land & community by assessing engineering due diligence completed by an operator to mitigate and eliminate risks associated with operations throughout the life cycle of a well. It reviews policy, plan, and execution criteria to ensure responsibility across all levels of operations.

This allows for an appraisal of responsibly-sourced gas measured against established benchmarks from organizations such as the US EPA for absolute emissions, and ONE Future and the OGCI for methane intensity.

Project Canary offers a suite of certification attributes under the shared TrustWell name. The TrustWell Low Methane Attribute has been included within this suite, reinforcing the air quality component of the responsible gas definition. Participants seeking the Verified Low Methane Attribute certification may be surveyed at the well or basin level, establishing metrics such as methane intensity and methane reduction. The certification looks to provide accountability through a ranking system that grades a participant’s emissions approach and applies a performance rating ranging from silver to platinum.

Multiple operators have used the results of their assessment to improve emissions, safety, and operational performance.  Specific examples include detection and mitigation of unknown emissions sources both on and off location. Operators have also implemented changes surrounding spill prevention & response, and an overall reduction in impact throughout the community.


 

Initiative Analysis

Initiative Type Certification
Inception 2016
Geographic coverage North America, UK, APAC
Reporting Disclosure Level 4 C
Public Disclosure Level 4
Initiative Transparency Level 2
Measurement of performance Methane Emissions Reduction, Environmental Impacts
Methane measurement requirements Conventional leak detection and repair is required. Continuous monitoring commonly used.
Emissions quantification US EPA GHGRP absolute methane emissions, ONE future and OGCI methane intensity, continuous measurement
Level of Engagement 33 TrustWell, 58 total customers
(more than 4,000 active certificates, cumulative volume of 2,538 bcfe)
Sector applicability Production, Gathering, Transmission, Storage
Emissions Quantification Scope 1

*To learn more about the disclosure definitions and reporting levels please Download the full report here.


 

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