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Greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and natural gas industry are in the crosshairs of regulators, the public, and investors around the world. A growing gap exists between companies that are leading emissions reduction efforts and those that have been slower to act.

In the past, there was no good way for environmental leaders to take credit for strong performance. Today, a growing number of voluntary initiatives exist for O&G companies to demonstrate their leadership to investors, end users, and the public. But the space is noisy; how initiatives compare – and the benefits of participation – remain unclear.

To shed light on these matters, Highwood Emissions Management has published an updated version of its report: “An Overview of Voluntary Emissions Reduction Initiatives for the Oil and Gas Industry”.

Join us for this free interactive conference as we explore the findings of the new report and hear from experts from across the energy sector. This 3-hour event will feature presentations from experts in the field, an interactive breakout session, and exciting panels of voluntary initiative thought leaders.

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9:00 a.m. MSTWelcome
Marc Godin – Director of Technology, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada
9:05 a.m.Presentation of the 2022 Voluntary Initiatives Report
Thomas Fox – President, Highwood Emissions Management
9:20 a.m.Perspectives from Production
Alex Bosiljevac – Senior Environmental Coordinator, EQT
9:30 a.m.Perspectives from Transmission
George Wayne Jr. – Vice President Market Services, Kinder Morgan
9:40 a.m.Perspectives from Distribution
Ed Newton, Gas Engineering Programs Manager, Southern California Gas Company
9:50 a.m.Perspectives from the Financial Sector
Emily Rodgers – Managing Director & ESG Director, EIG Global Energy Partners
10:00 a.m.Panel Discussion 1: Voluntary Initiatives Across the Supply Chain
A low-carbon molecule must pass through different companies and segments of the supply chain. Emissions can occur anywhere from the wellhead to end use. This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of tracking emissions performance across the supply chain.
Jessica Shumlich, CEO, Highwood Emissions Management
Vanessa Ryan – Manager, Climate and Carbon Policy, Chevron
Nicole Brunner – Manager, Gas Supply, Enbridge
Rachel Mattix – Product Owner, NGBU-AI and Emissions Control Platform, Duke Energy
Ben Cahill – Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
10:45 a.m.Panel Discussion 2: A Case Study of Certified Gas Across the Supply Chain
What does certified gas look like in practice? Hear from some of the earliest pioneers of certified gas. This diverse group worked together to achieve North America’s first gas certification. They’ll share the story, their successes, and the challenges they faced along the way.
Bill Whitelaw, Managing Director, Strategy and Sustainability, geoLOGIC systems
Vincent Regnault, Executive Director, Gas Supply and Renewable Gases Development, Energir
Heather Jones, Program Director of EO100, Equitable Origin
Jan Gorski, Director of Oil and Gas, Pembina Institute
Marie Jurcevic, Sustainability Lead, ARC Resources
11:30 a.m.Panel Discussion 3: The Role of Methane Measurement
Can innovation in methane detection and quantification enable more robust differentiation among oil and gas companies? A handful of emerging initiatives think so. Learn how efforts like OGMP 2.0, Veritas, QMRV, and others are changing the rules of the game.
Matt Harrison, Managing Principal, SLR Consulting
Daniel Zimmerle - Director, Methane Emissions Program, METEC, CSU Energy Institute
Lara Owens – Director of Science and Technology, Rocky Mountain Institute
Hon Xing Wong – Net Zero Systems, GTI Energy
Giulia Ferrini – OGMP 2.0 Programme Manager, International Methane Emissions Observatory
12:15 p.m.Closing remarks
Thomas Fox – President, Highwood Emissions Management
12:20 p.m.Optional: Interactive Paper Bag Lunch
Pack a lunch and stick around for this (virtual) interactive round-table breakout session, which will give attendees the chance to speak their minds and learn from others in the audience. Here are some questions to get the discussion going:
• How can consolidation and harmonization of initiatives improve?
• How can emissions measurement technologies be used to collect meaningful data?
• Is there a meta-initiative that can collect, aggregate, and disseminate reported data?
• How can more robust and transparent differentiated gas markets be established?
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