This week’s Highwood Bulletin covers developments in greenhouse gas emissions management from around the world, including the first U.S. certification under EO100, the first U.S. OGMP 2.0 Gold Standard, recognition for Highwood leadership in DOB’s Rising Stars program, a new resource to help understand changes to pneumatic offset credits in Alberta, a new framework for carbon neutral LNG, a new course on methane measurement technology, funding for emissions reductions, and employment opportunities with Highwood Emissions Management.
Jonah Energy Achieves First U.S. OGMP 2.0 Gold Standard
The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0 is a reporting framework for methane emissions administered by the United Nations Environment Programme’s International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO). The ‘Gold Standard’ is the highest possible ranking and was awarded to Jonah Energy on November 16th. Learn more here.
Northeast Natural Energy is Certified via EO100
The Equitable Origin EO100 Standard is among the most rigorous ESG certification programs for the O&G industry. On November 9th, Northeast Natural Energy became the first U.S. producer to achieve EO100 certification. NNE is also seeking MiQ certification. Read more here.
Highwood’s Leadership Recognized in Rising Stars Program
Each year, the Daily Oil Bulletin, geoLOGIC Systems, and Fluor Canada recognize emerging leaders through their Rising Stars program. This year, Highwood Emissions Management’s Jessica Shumlich (CEO) and Thomas Fox (President) were inducted into the 2021 class of Rising Stars. Read about the recipients here, read Jessica’s article here, and read about Thomas here.
Resource: Eligibility for Pneumatic Reduction Offset Credits
Confused about the recent flurry of changes pertaining to carbon offset eligibility for pneumatics in Alberta? Highwood’s Chelsea Goral has your back. If you’re seeking clarity, check out Chelsea’s quantification protocol for pneumatic reduction ‘cheat sheet’ that lays it all out. Get it for free here.
A New Framework for Carbon Neutral LNG
Want to prove your LNG cargo is GHG neutral? A new framework proposed by the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers provides a standard for declaration pathways to demonstrate carbon neutral LNG cargo statements for the full natural gas lifecycle. The framework joins a growing list of voluntary emissions reduction initiatives for the O&G industry. Learn more here.
Education: Methane Measurement Technology Course
A new course by Highwood’s President Thomas Fox will launch on January 11th 2022. The course will overview the current state of methane measurement, giving participants the ability to clearly understand the value of different approaches for detecting and quantifying methane emissions. Click here to learn more and register for the course.
Funding Opportunity: Round 3 of NRCan’s $675MM ERF is here!
NRCan has opened a third round of the Emissions Reduction Fund. If you have an emissions reduction project or are looking for potential projects to reduce your emissions, funding is available. Reach out to Highwood to chat through project options, eligibility, or even to perform a comprehensive analysis of what projects fit your particular site needs. Learn more here.
Funding Opportunity: Alberta Launches $17MM Methane Technology Program
The Government of Alberta has launched a new $17 million funding program called the Alberta Methane Emissions Program (AMEP). The funds will be used to finance deployments of alternative methane monitoring technologies, build a new methane database, and fund technology trials. The funding will be delivered by Carbon Management Canada and the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group. Expressions are now open and close on December 15th. Learn more here.
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!