Methane Emission Reduction And Management

IESC utilizes our expertise in GHG quantification and reporting to perform methane and hydrocarbon emissions detection and quantification at upstream oil and gas facilities. Our goal is to help operating companies understand the new methane regulations (both provincially and federally), identify and evaluate emission risks, as well as quantify and mitigate fugitive emissions, and develop reporting and mitigation strategies.

We have a highly specialized team that can work with facilities and assist them in their venting and fugitive emissions reduction and reporting efforts. Our team has over two decades of combined engineering, GHG measurement, and verification experience. Additionally, our team has specialized training in optical gas imaging (OGI) equipment with which we conduct facility surveys in compliance with the provincial and federal regulations to identify leaks from potential sources and equipment.

Optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras can be used to detect methane, sulfur hexafluoride, propane, hexane, benzene, toluene, ethane, ethanol, methanol, and hundreds of other industrial gases quickly and safely from a distance without the need to be physically connected to the equipment or requiring a system shutdown. OGI cameras allow for quickly scanning large areas of a site for safety before entering the area, scanning broad sections of an equipment rapidly and survey areas that are hard to reach with traditional measurement equipment.

Surveys are required at different frequencies depending on the applicable regulation as indicated in the table below. OGI is an acceptable method for leak detection under the current regulations in Alberta, British Columbia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Canadian federal regulations.

IESC can also help clients with their equipment inventory, regulatory reporting, and methane reduction plans. In addition to regulatory compliance, leak detection surveys can help increase the operational safety at industrial sites and protect the environment while promoting financial benefits due to avoided product losses.

Methane emission regulation

We are always updating our certifications, knowledge base, and technology to maintain our position among leaders in the GHG measurement and mitigation fields. Emission management is a passion of our company and we look forward to helping your team realize your program goals and reductions.

Know more about how we can assist your facility(s), connect with IESC now.

Alberta Methane Regulations & Resources:

British Columbia Methane Regulations & Resources:

Federal Methane Regulations & Resources:

Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector): SOR/2018-86, Current to June 21, 2019

GHG Organizational Sectors:

  • General
  • Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Mining and Mineral Production
  • Metals Production
  • Chemical Production
  • Oil and Gas Extraction, Production and Refining including Petrochemicals
  • Waste