Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP): Third-Year Report

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2018

This is the third Annual Report of the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP), a voluntary, public-private initiative aimed at minimizing methane emissions from global oil and gas upstream operations. It is designed to facilitate Partner companies’ efforts to minimize their methane emissions from the largest potential sources and to help ensure that today’s leading practices for methane management become standard practices over time

The OGMP requires companies to do the following actions in those assets that are included in the Partnership:

  • survey for nine “core” sources that account for much of the methane emissions in typical upstream and midstream operations;
  • evaluate cost-effective technology options to address un-mitigated sources; and,
  • report progress on surveys, project evaluations and project implementation in a transparent and credible manner.

To date, the nine OGMP Partner companies have surveyed more than 65 assets in 15 countries: Angola, Australia, Bolivia, Indonesia, Italy, Libya, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Republic of Congo, Thailand, Trinidad, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.

Since the start of OGMP operations, participating companies have:

  • Collectively reported some 25,000 tonnes of methane emissions avoided over three years. This is equivalent to removing at least 134,000 passenger cars from the roads annually.
  • Increased the number of assets included in the partnership from 45 to 70.
  • Increased from seven to 15 the number of countries where assets were surveyed.

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