OGCI 2020 Progress Report
MiQ Certification System
MiQ has released a certification system that aims to level the playing field for oil and gas producers globally to ensure a universal standard for assessment of methane intensity. The MiQ standard has been designed to enable the production and sale of differentiated natural gas – allowing producers to command a premium for sustainability. Find out about the five key principles of the MiQ Standard and how the MiQ certification works here.
Cenovus Uses Aircraft to Monitor for Fugitive Methane
Cenovus Energy has been working with Bridger Photonics to screen for methane emissions using an aerial LiDAR system that generates high-resolution imagery of methane plumes. After aerial screening is performed, a ground-level follow-up team is sent to confirm the findings and a site-specific methane reduction plan is created and implemented. Sean Hiebert, Emissions Management Engineer at Cenovus is optimistic about this approach. Read more about their Alternative Fugitive Emissions Management Program (Alt-FEMP) here.
Natural Gas from Seven Generations Chosen For Sustainability
December 10, 2020 - IPIECA's webinar
The Methane Guiding Principles (MGP) is a voluntary initiative which is in part supported by IPIECA. MGP has produced ten best practice guides and a best practice toolkit to help increase performance in the gas supply chain. On December 10, 2020, IPIECA is offering the webinar, “Reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector – guidance for improved operations”, which introduces the scope and content of the guides and explains how operators can make use of them. The speakers will present an example of the methane cost model screening tool, which can help detect potential reduction projects. Sign up here.
Red seaweed - the solution to methane produced by cows?
A recent study has shown a shocking 98% reduction in methane emissions when 0.2% red seaweed is included in a cow’s daily feed. Livestock accounts for 15% of GHG emissions, so this is a significant finding. Furthermore, growing seaweed helps reduce ocean acidification, and helps reduce carbon dioxide. Read this fascinating article here.