This week’s Highwood Bulletin features pledges to eliminate methane, IEA Methane Tracker, a new report by GTI on methane technology, a report on CDP targets, a podcast on methane emissions, conferences, courses, hiring and more.
OGCI Companies to Eliminate Methane by 2030
Last month, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) announced that all member companies had committed to net zero by 2050. In early March, these companies took it one step further by committing to eliminate methane emissions from oil and gas by 2030. Read about the “Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative” from OGCI and in Reuters.
Report: IEA Methane Tracker
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released their Methane Tracker report. New data presented in the report suggests that methane emissions are 70% higher than governments report and that most methane emissions could be avoided at no net cost, assuming today’s elevated gas prices. Read about the report in The Guardian or download it from IEA here.
Report: GTI Evaluation of Emerging Technology
A new report by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) examines the performance of a range of methane detection and quantification technologies. The report supplements real data provided by industry with LDAR-Sim modeling to explore a range of technology application case studies. Download the free report here.
Report: Few Companies Have Credible Targets
A new report by CDP suggests that fewer than 1% of 13,000 companies disclosing to CDP have net zero targets with roadmaps that consider all 24 CDP climate transition plan indicators. Only ~4,000 companies reported having a low-carbon transition plan. Read more here.
Podcast: Reducing Methane Emissions
Catch a new podcast episode on reducing methane emissions with Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Senior Fellow Ben Cahill, Dr. Arvind Ravikumar (U Texas), and Fiji George (Cheniere). Listen for free here.
Highwood’s CEO at SPE Canadian Sustainable Hydrocarbon Production
This year’s SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference and Exhibition takes place March 16-17, 2022, at Stampede Park in Calgary. Catch Highwood’s CEO Jessica Shumlich on Wednesday in Panel 05: “Translating ESG into Reality – The Critical Role that Engineers Play”. See the program here.
Education: Highwood’s Popular Technology Course is Back!
If you missed it the first time, Highwood and Evaluate Energy are brining back by popular demand “One Hundred Options: Making Sense of Methane Measurement Technologies”. The course is taught by Highwood’s President Dr. Thomas Fox and will take place virtually on May 17th, 2022. Learn more and register here.
Conference: Highwood to Participate in Pipeline Methane Symposium
This April 19 and 20, Highwood will be presenting at the Pipeline Methane Emissions Symposium: Detection, Quantification and Mitigation Conference held by EUCI. Thomas Fox, Highwood’s President, will be giving a 45-minute talk entitled Assessing the Effectiveness of Emerging Detection and Quantification Technologies. Jessica Shumlich, Highwood’s CEO, will be moderating a panel entitled Quantifiable Methane Emissions Reporting. Learn more and register here.
Report: Highwood Publishes Free Report on Pipeline Methane Detection Technologies
**Update: Translated to Chinese** Methane emissions from pipelines are of increasing interest to industry, regulators, and end users as they seek to understand the carbon intensity of natural gas across the supply chain. In recent years, there has been significant innovation in methane detection technology for detecting and quantifying methane emissions from gathering, transmission, and distribution pipelines. In a new report, Highwood Emissions Management provides an overview of commercially available methods for detecting natural gas leaks from pipelines. Download the free report here and catch some press here.
Highwood Announces Partnership with Integrated Sustainability
We are excited to enhance our ESG services in partnership with Integrated Sustainability (IS). With leading expertise in emission quantification and reporting, Highwood complements the existing ESG services offered by IS to simplify ESG reporting. Contact us to learn more.
Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!
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!