Oil and Gas Methane Partnership Technical Guidance Documents

As part of their efforts to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations, members of the CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) have developed Technical Guidance Documents (TGDs) on each of the nine core emission sources covered by the Partnership.

The guidance documents present suggested methodologies for quantifying methane emissions from each source and describe established mitigation options that Partners should reference when determining if the source is “mitigated.”

Background on the purpose and development of the TGDs

The OGMP recognizes that the equipment and processes described in these documents are found in a variety of oil and gas operations, including onshore, offshore, and remote, unmanned operations, and therefore the way in which the emissions are quantified and mitigated may vary across locations and operational environments. As such, operational conditions, as well as logistical, safety and cost considerations, must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The Technical Guidance Documents have been developed in a consultative process by oil and gas companies, NGOs, national governments, and international organizations represented on the partnership's Steering Committee. They are live documents and will undergo regular revision processes.

Public review process

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership revised its Technical Guidance Documents based on comments received during the public review.

As part of their efforts to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations, members of the CCAC Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) have developed Technical Guidance Documents (TGDs) on each of the nine core emission sources covered by the Partnership.  

The guidance documents present suggested methodologies for quantifying methane emissions from each source and describe established mitigation options that Partners should reference when determining if the source is “mitigated.”  

In late 2016, the OGMP launched a public review process aimed at increasing the transparency of the Partnership and at ensuring that the TGDs take into account the latest scientific and technical developments, and quantification and mitigation options for methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations.

The OGMP received technical comments on specific TGDs as well as some overall comments on the nature and clarity of the documents.  

The OGMP analysed the comments received and revised the TGDs accordingly.  

Technical Guidance Documents

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