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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
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Service Providers' Perspectives on Methane Emissions Management
Methane Emissions Management for Operations

Latest Methane News: Journal of Petroleum Technology

Commentary: To Meet Global Methane Goals, Improve Gas Data

25 March 2024
The availability of robust, measurement-informed emissions information across global supply chains is critical to the success of any target-based methane policy. Yet very few countries can provide robust data on emissions intensity across natural gas value chains.

Australia’s Santos Signs on With Global Zero Methane and Flaring Goals

23 February 2024
The Australian oil and gas company said the new commitments underscore its goal to achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040.

Google To Share Oil and Gas Methane Leaks Spotted From Space

21 February 2024
The company plans to overlay data from the MethaneSAT satellite onto its Google maps to assist in understanding which types of oil and gas equipment tend to leak most.

Like Radar for Methane: LongPath Gets $189 Million Loan To Build Massive Network of Laser Towers in US Oil Patch

10 January 2024
Startup company LongPath Technologies has received conditional federal financing to install 1,000 methane detection towers spanning multiple US states.

TotalEnergies Is Sharing In-House Drone Tech To Help NOCs Hunt Emissions

05 December 2023
The French company inked agreements at COP28 to share its newly developed CO2 and methane detection platform with NOCs in Brazil, Angola, and Azerbaijan.

US Targets Oil and Natural Gas Industry’s Role in Global Warming With New Rule on Methane Emissions

05 December 2023
The rule targets emissions from existing oil and gas wells nationwide, rather than focusing only on new wells, as previous EPA regulations have done.

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