The Environmental Partnership is a collaborative effort of the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. Its participants are working together in pursuit of improving environmental performance while responsibly developing our nation’s essential oil and natural gas reserves.
The Environmental Partnership promotes information sharing to highlight individual company efforts and technology. In addition, The Environmental Partnership will host workshops and conferences to share ideas, learn from subject matter experts, and encourage improvement in operational practices and technologies.
In December 2022, as The Environmental Partnership celebrated its fifth anniversary, it also hosted its annual meeting and conference in Houston. The event provided more than 150 attendees an opportunity to collaborate on developments in emissions monitoring and measurement research, the implementation of diverse methane detection technologies and practices to mitigate emissions, and programmatic progress in 2022.
In July 2022, 29 representatives from participating companies were given the opportunity to attend a 2-day practical course at the Methane Emission Technology Evaluation Center (METEC) at Colorado State University. This optical gas imaging (OGI) camera training provided attendees with the opportunity to improve their methodology and performance through hands-on application, simulated leak detection and repair (LDAR) scenarios and direct feedback from METEC’s methane emissions detections experts.
On December 15, 2021, The Environmental Partnership hosted its fourth annual and first in-person conference since 2019. The conference was held in Houston, TX, and focused on emissions detection, monitoring, and mitigation technologies.
The Environmental Partnership promotes information sharing among participating companies on best practices and new technologies that can help reduce methane emissions in their operations. Many new remote sensing technologies are being developed. The Partnership has collaborated with several groups to understand their capabilities in aerial technologies, including the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab/University of Arizona, GHGSat, Bridger Photonics and Kairos Aerospace, and facilitated the dissemination of methane emission observations to operators.
On October 24th, The Environmental Partnership hosted its 2019 Annual Conference, entitled “The Field of the Future,” advancing one of the program’s goals of fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders. The conference focused on the organizations that are creating and implementing cutting-edge technologies to further detect and reduce the industry’s environmental footprint.
The Environmental Partnership held its first annual conference on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Collaboration is one of the three pillars of the Environmental Partnership, and that was on full display at the conference which included 42 different organizations and companies.
On Thursday, October 11th, 2018, participants in the Environmental Partnership had the opportunity to visit METEC, a research and testing facility located at Colorado State University. More than 20 members of the Partnership joined the tour.