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SPE is firmly focused on the future of our industry. Here, our member experts focus on methane emissions, management and the goals of net zero. Join in the discussion of new technologies, challenges and opportunities, the latest news and developments, and resources to grow your knowledge.


Examining New Technologies and Opportunities

Reducing Methane Emissions in the O&G Value Chain
Can We Get to Zero Methane Emissions at Our Facilities?
Service Providers' Perspectives on Methane Emissions Management
Methane Emissions Management for Operations

Latest Methane News: Journal of Petroleum Technology

Journey to an “A” Grade Gas Certification

01 June 2023
This article describes the MiQ grading framework for natural gas in more detail and explains practical pathways for industry participants to achieve any desired MiQ grade.

Scepter, ExxonMobil Team With AWS To Address Methane Emissions Through Space-Based Monitoring and Advanced Data Science

17 May 2023
The collaboration expects to redefine methane detection and contribute to emission-reduction efforts across dozens of industries, including energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation.

IoT-Enabled Monitoring System Allows for Rapid Detection of Super-Emitters

10 May 2023
The authors of this paper describe a continuous monitoring system based on the Internet of Things (IoT) to use methane-concentration sensors permanently installed at facilities and connected to a cloud-based interpretation platform.

Uncertainty, Confusion Continue To Grow Around Methane Tax

25 April 2023
With the methane emissions tax contained in the Inflation Reduction Act looming, confusion reigns over just how to calculate emissions and concerns grow the tax will hit smaller and mid-size companies hardest.

Tracking the Energy Transition: EPA Details $2.7B Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

24 April 2023
Also: A report says Bitcoin mining could ease emissions. Haliburton is accelerating its clean-energy efforts, while insurer Chubb cracks down on methane. ExxonMobil and Linde team up in Texas. Shell plans to limit CO2 emissions in Dutch plants, and Drax presses pause on bioenergy in the UK.

Oil and Gas Production in Gulf of Mexico Has Twice the Climate Impact of Official Estimates, Researchers Say

11 April 2023
In August 2020, scientists spent 10 days doing airborne surveys of more than 50 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Their results revealed a climate impact twice as large as that estimated by government inventories.

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