Fundamentals of Methane Emissions Management

Fundamentals of Methane Emissions Management

May 7, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

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The Fundamentals of Methane Emissions Management course is developed for energy professionals seeking a comprehensive grasp of methane emissions management in the oil and gas industry. From beginners to seasoned experts in need of a refresher, the course accommodates diverse skill levels. Participants will explore fundamental aspects of methane, including properties, environmental impact, and diverse emission sources. This curriculum covers regulatory drivers, detection techniques, abatement strategies, and cutting-edge technologies. This course is essential for professionals committed to advancing sustainable practices in the energy sector.

Sign up now to join us for the Fundamentals of Methane Emissions Management course and explore real-world examples, applications, and future trends.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the basic properties of methane, including sources and environmental impacts
  • Review  updates on the present status of methane research and discrepancies between research and government
  • Estimate techniques for bottom-up inventories, measurement, and reconciled inventories
  • Compare methane management drivers, regulations, abatement strategies, and best practices
  • Acquire updates on recent advancements in methane technology, data systems and computer models
  • Compare the sources of methane emissions: natural and anthropogenic
  • Evaluate the methods for methane detection and quantification
  • Assess methane abatements strategies and technologies
  • Get access to case studies and industry examples
  • Preview future trends in methane emissions management


Tuesday, May 7, 2024 : Central Time

7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference Timing


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. :: Introducing Methane

Introduction to Methane Emissions

  • Introduction to the Course and Instructor
  • Objectives and Key Takeaways
  • Importance of Methane Emissions Management

Methane: Basics and Properties

  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Methane
  • Methane’s Impact on Climate
  • Methane vs. Carbon Dioxide

Sources of Methane Emissions

  • Natural Sources
  • Agriculture and Waste Management
  • The Oil and Gas Industry

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. :: Methane in Oil and Gas

Sources of O&G Methane

  • Vents, Leaks, Slip, and Process Failures
  • Absolute Methane vs. Intensity
  • Oil, Gas, and Supply Chain Segment Differences

Current Status of Methane Knowledge

  • Academic Research
  • Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Discrepancies
  • Trends in Methane Emissions

The Holistic Emissions Management Process

  • The Steps of Emissions Management
  • Where are my Peers?
  • Overcoming Common Challenges

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Estimating Methane Emissions

Bottom-Up Inventories

  • Building a Bottom-Up Inventory
  • Generic vs. Company-Specific Estimates
  • Challenges with Bottom-Up Inventories

Measurement Data

  • Measurement Techniques
  • Spatial and Temporal Resolution
  • Challenges with Methane Measurement

Measurement-Informed Inventories

  • Reconciliation Techniques
  • Trends in Adoption
  • Challenges and Opportunities

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. :: Methane Emissions Management Strategies

Methane Management Drivers and Policies

  • National and International Regulations
  • Non-Regulatory Drivers
  • Voluntary Emissions Initiatives

Methane Abatement

  • Capture, Destruction, and Conservation
  • Alternatives to On-Site Gas Usage
  • Marginal Abatement Cost Curves (MACCs)

Operational Best Practices

  • Equipment design and maintenance
  • Data collection and management
  • Training and collaboration

2:30 – 2:45  p.m. :: Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Advancements and Trends

Advancements in Methane Technology

  • Models and Tools
  • Public Methane Data Opportunity and Risks
  • Snake Oil and Silver Bullets

Future Trends

  • Trends in Regulations and Markets
  • Trends in Innovation
  • Organizations and People to Watch

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. :: Conclusion and Course Wrap-Up

  • Closing Remarks
  • Resources and Next Steps
  • Participant Questions and Discussions

4:30 p.m. :: Course Adjourn


Thomas Fox, PhD

President, Highwood Emissions Management

Thomas Fox is president of Highwood Emissions Management. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Calgary Centre for Smart Emissions Sensing Technologies, where he held a Vanier scholarship. He holds a M.Sc. from McGill University in satellite remote sensing and agricultural land-use and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science. From 2017-2020, Thomas led the invention of the Leak Detection and Repair Simulator (LDAR-Sim), an open-source software product designed to evaluate emerging leak detection technologies, methods, programs, and policies.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Fundamentals of Methane Emissions Management

May 7, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before April 05, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must Log in for the entirety of the conference to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

PowerPoint (or likewise) presentations will be used by every speaker, open discussion, Q&A sessions. The speakers will present their case studies, analyzing the most recent updated in regulatory, tech and leadership fields.



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Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 7.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

  • Environmental Scientists/Engineers
  • Regulatory Compliance Specialists
  • Oil and Gas Industry Professionals
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Data Scientists and Analysts
  • Policy Makers
  • Technology and Innovation Specialist
  • Waste Management Professionals
  • Equipment Design and Maintenance Professionals
  • Energy Analysts
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Professionals
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Consultants in Environmental Management
  • Renewable Energy Professionals
  • Climate Change Analysts
  • Finance and Investment Analyst
  • Supply Chain Sustainability Specialists