IPIECA Sets Pair of Seminars To Address Methane, Carbon Dioxide
The first seminar looks at carbon capture, utilization, and storage as a way to achieve net-zero emissions. The second looks at the Methane Guiding Principles and its efforts to address methane throughout the natural gas supply chain.
Two online seminars planned by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for advancing environmental and social performance, examine efforts to address the greenhouse gases methane and carbon dioxide.
The first seminar, on 9 December, will look at carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) as a way to achieve net-zero emissions and meet the goals of the Paris agreement.
Samantha McCulloch, head of the CCUS unit at the International Energy Agency (IEA), presents recent IEA publications related to CCUS, examining how CCUS is a critical technology in delivering cost-effective pathways to meeting the goals of the Paris agreement.
She focuses on the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP) 2020; the IEA ETP special report CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions, for which she was lead author; and how CCUS facilitates the sustainable development and net-zero 2050 scenarios of the IEA World Energy Outlook 2020.
The second seminar planned by IPIECA, on 10 December, looks at reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas industry through improved operations. This seminar examines some of the efforts made by the Methane Guiding Principles (MGP), an initiative consisting of international industry institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and academia.
One of the MGP principles is to advance strong performance across the gas supply chain. To this end, the MGP has produced a set of 10 best practice guides and a best practice toolkit. Coauthors of the guides Matt Harrison of SLR Consulting and Dave Allen from The University of Texas at Austin provide an overview of the guides and show how operators can make best use of them.
The two also present a worked example of the methane cost model screening tool to evaluate potential reduction projects.