Methane Mitigation 

#Methane #Mitigation

Methane Mitigation is one sure fire way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The first IEEE Northern Canada Section Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG) -Edmonton Branch Canadian Society of Senior Engineers (CSSE) 2023-24 monthly noon zoom presentation has Bruce Peachey P.Eng FCIC, FEIC,FCSSE bringing us up to date on recent work in this area. 


The ZOOM section starts at 12:45 PM MDT Wednesday Sept 20 and you can participate in this talk by letting Tom Madsen know you would like to tune in by contacting him before September 19 afternoon at   


Bruce is President of New Paradigm Engineering Ltd. and has over 45 years of experience in the Canadian oil and gas industry.  He spent 16 years with Imperial Oil, in conventional and oil sands operations.  New Paradigm was formed in 1991 to engineer “new paradigms” or new ways of looking at energy systems. He was a founding director of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) in 1996. He has served as Chief Warden of Camp 6 of the Corporation of the Seven Wardens and is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the CSSE.


New Paradigm has been working on methane reduction projects since 1998 (just after the Kyoto protocol was reached in December, 1991). The decision to focus on methane was because it was a “low-hanging fruit” for GHG reductions and “no regrets” as these reductions would also provide other benefits beyond GHG reductions. With oil and gas shareholder interest in achieving “net zero” targets in the last few years, there has been considerable progress in reducing emissions, both through improved regulations, volumetric reporting, incentives and collaborative actions by producers, suppliers and governments. Results from the end of 2021 show a 44% reduction in methane emissions from 2014 levels in Alberta vs. a target of a 45% reduction by 2025. These emissions in Alberta are now ~15 MtCO2e/yr vs. almost 50 MTCO2e/yr in 2006.

This presentation will take a high-level look the wide range of methane sources of methane emissions from oil and gas operations and some of the challenges which have been or are being overcome to further reduce them.



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  • Date: 20 Sep 2023
  • Time: 12:40 PM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by CSSE Edmonton Branch
  • Starts 15 September 2023 01:00 AM
  • Ends 19 September 2023 06:00 PM
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