Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability, Production and Operations

Course Description

This one-day session will include a view of best practices for Carbon Management with a focus on fugitive methane reduction. It will include global and local examples of Carbon Regulations, give tools for de-risking regulatory compliances and field-proven methane reduction technology cases. It will be introduced within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and regional Environmental and Social Metrics as proposed by governments or regulators. This is especially relevant to oil and gas production and the consequent action/strategies producers need to have in place for Regulators, Banks, Investors and Governments. In particular, the session will include two technical discussions regarding the most time-critical components of methane management compliance – fugitive emission leak detection and compressor seal vent gas measurement. The session will also look at the typical data management requirements. It will also cover strategic planning, emissions quantification methodologies, facility design, data management, pneumatics, compression, leak detection and flaring.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

This course is important so that the senior leaders and technical practitioners can be informed of the immediate actions required, and solutions available, to manage methane emissions. After taking the class you should be able to promote currently available technologies to achieve practical and cost-effective methane mitigation solutions as well as basic Carbon accounting which satisfies the needs of investors or bankers.

Who Attends

Professionals involved in:

  • Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)
  • Field Operations
  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Operations & Process Engineering


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.



Darcy Spady is an Independent Director and Technical Advisor, and was the 2018 SPE International President. His theme during his Presidency was Community Consensus and he has a focus on Methane measurement and reduction. He has a 33-year career in the Conventional Oil, Heavy Oil and Unconventional Gas business on both the operator and service sector of our industry. He is also an active grain farmer on surface land above the Lone Pine Creek field in Central Alberta. He is a graduate in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta in Canada, and a Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.

Jackson Hegland is the Executive Director of the Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance: an industry association composed of methane reduction technology and service providers from throughout Canada and the United States. He is also President of Modern West Advisory, a strategic consulting firm working with oil and gas industry, government, and clean technology providers on emission reduction & management activities. Jackson has over 12 years of experience as an oil and gas professional building carbon management strategies, collaborating with industry and government on climate change policy design, and evaluating & executing greenhouse gas emission reduction projects throughout Western Canada. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Environmental Economics.