Identifying and Evaluating Opportunities for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation & Operational Efficiency Improvement at Oil and Gas Facilities

Authors:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the auspices of Global Methane Initiative (GMI), Natural Resources Canada Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD), Tetra Tech and Clearstone Engineering
Resource type:
Guidelines & Tools
Publishing year:
2020

This document presents introductory guidance on a pragmatic, integrated approach to identifying, evaluating, and advancing cost-effective, high-impact opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use at oil and natural gas facilities. The focus is primarily on key sources of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP).

The primary audience for this document includes company managers, facility operators, and relevant service providers outside of North America (particularly where other regulatory guidance for GHG reductions and energy management may not be available).

The primary aim of this guide is to help identify opportunities for cost-effective mitigation of methane and more energy efficient operations, with a focus on types of facilities and operations mostly likely to offer such opportunities based on practical experience. The guide identifies specific operational issues or problems that could contribute to unaccounted emissions, product losses, and process inefficiencies.

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