Tackling the global climate challenge requires cooperative leadership, trust-building, and commitment. OGCI collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders to amplify climate efforts.
What OGCI is doing?
OGCI member companies embrace stakeholder engagement and, as leaders in our industry, we aim to continually improve, building on good international corporate practices. We engage, both individually and collectively in frank, transparent and constructive dialogue with stakeholders. We welcome their constructive engagement and offered expertise and perspectives, and we encourage challenge on a broad range of issues.
In addition to holding regular listening sessions and dialogues with leading and diverse voices on climate change and the energy sector, OGCI is working on specific projects with a multitude of organizations that help us to amplify efforts in the areas of methane emissions, CCUS, transport emissions and natural climate solutions.
On-going joint projects with stakeholders
|Organization||Project||Year initiated||Theme||Description||OGCI support provided|
|CCAC Methane Studies||2017||Methane emissions||Improve identification and quantification of global methane emissions from the oil and gas industry through a series of scientific studies.||Funding + technical expertise|
|Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas mitigation options in the natural gas value chain||2017||Methane emissions, Energy efficiency||Analyze different available technologies applicable to different sectors of the natural gas supply chain to estimate the maximum emissions abatement at a determined cost. Outcome feeds ICL database|
Funding + technical expertise + data
Methane Guiding Principles
|2018||Methane emissions||Support for industry, government and other stakeholders to implement the Methane Guiding Principles and reduce methane emissions across the natural gas supply chain. In 2021, OGCI is helping to create an interactive toolkit for measurement of methane from flares.||Funding and project management support|
|2019||Carbon capture, use and storage||Collaboration to accelerate the global development of an economically viable, environmentally responsible and safe CCUS industry, recognising the need for strong public-private co-operation in this respect.||Staff time + technical expertise|
|Global Assessment of Storage Resources||2019||Carbon capture, use and storage||A 6-year programme, delivered by GCCSI and Pale Blue Dot Energy to classify CO2 storage resources on a public web-based platform||Staff time + technical expertise + funding|
Collaboration between OGCI – IEA
|2019||Carbon capture, use and storage||4-year collaboration with the IEA CCUS Unit to support technical and policy analysis for CCUS, including geological storage of CO2.||Staff time + technical expertise|
|NCS Alliance||2019||Natural climate solutions||The NCS Alliance is a multi-stakeholder, cross-sector initiative that is committed to enable scalable and cost-effective natural climate solutions for mitigating climate change.||Staff participation in working groups and member meetings|
|Stanford University||Action Plan for Carbon Capture and Storage in California||2019|
Carbon capture, use and storage
|OGCI was one of ten sponsors of this study, which concludes that CCS offers a clean technology pathway for rapidly reducing emissions from the electricity and industry sectors, enabling the reliability benefits of clean firm power, the ongoing economic value of California’s industrial sector, and new clean technologies of the future.||Participation on project advisory board + funding|
|Global Methane Alliance||2019||Methane emissions|
Provide knowledge sharing and technical support to countries that include methane reduction targets from the oil and gas sector in their revised NDCs.
Countries that join the Alliance commit to either a “near zero” methane intensity target, or a 45% reduction by 2025 and 60% to 75% reduction by 2030.
Technical support + contact sharing in the regionKnowledge sharing, participation in GMA in-person and online workshops.
|Maritime decarbonization study||2020||Transport emissions||Study to identify technological, operational and energy pathways for maritime transport to reduce emissions towards 2050 targets.||Funding + technical expertise|
|Recommended best practices for deploying methane emissions detection and quantification technologies||2020||Methane emissions||Develop a set of recommended industry practices on how best to deploy new and established detection and quantification technologies to reduce methane emissions.|
Staff time + technical expertise + funding
Liaison organization on ISO/TC265 carbon dioxide capture, transportation and geological storage
|2020||Carbon capture, use and storage|
OGCI is supporting ISO to develop a standard that will include guidance on cross cutting issues like lifecycle risk assessment and management.
|Staff time + technical expertise|
|Global Gas Flaring Explorer||2020||Methane emissions||The Global Gas Flaring Explorer project will, through the development of a transparent web platform, deliver real-time and improved monitoring, mapping, visibility and transparency of gas flaring data at oil production sites around the world. The tracking of flare volumes over time will improve the ability to monitor and demonstrate progress towards the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative, which OGCI advocates for and supports.||Funding + technical expertise + data|
|Society of Petroleum Engineers||2020||Methane emissions||SPE Live Gaia Talks webinar series on methane emissions reduction, with support from IOGP & IPIECA. Similar series in planning for CCUS and NCS.||Funding and organizational support|
|Feasibility study: mobile carbon capture in shipping||2020||Transport emissions||Stena Bulk and OGCI are collaborating to test the engineering and logistical feasibility of adapting a tanker to accommodate a carbon capture system on-board.||Funding + technical expertise|
|Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets||2021||Carbon capture, use and storage, Natural climate solutions||The Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets is a private sector-led initiative working to scale an effective, efficient and high-integrity voluntary carbon market to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.||Guidance|
|TotalEnergies, Northern Lights JV, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, Perspectives Climate Group, South Pole and Verra||2021||Carbon capture, use and storage||An initiative to develop carbon crediting methodologies and associated monitoring, reporting and verification protocols for all types of CCS, including both emission reductions and carbon removals.||Advisory|