Global oilfield services giant Schlumberger announced its support for the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, incubated by OGCI, with the aim of eliminating methane emissions from signatories’ operations by 2030.
As an Aiming for Zero supporter, Schlumberger will work closely with the initiative’s signatories, providing expertise and technology solutions for detection and abatement that can help producers, refiners and marketers meet these methane reduction goals.
“By joining the initiative, Schlumberger’s management sends a strong statement that they share the ambition to eliminate methane leaks from the oil and gas industry,” said Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, chair of OGCI’s executive committee. “Schlumberger has strong partnerships and works with many oil, gas and energy companies, so they will be able to make a very important contribution in reducing emissions more quickly,” he added.
Kahina Abdeli-Galinier, Schlumberger’s emissions business director, said: “Eliminating methane emissions and routine flaring is our chance to show the world that our industry is serious about addressing the climate crisis. As a supporter of the Aiming for Zero initiative, we make a very clear statement to signatory participants that we are aligned with their goals, and we have the expertise and capabilities to help them get to zero methane emissions by 2030 or sooner.”
Signatories of the initiative commit to achieving near-zero methane emissions from their operations by 2030. As part of the commitment, the companies agree to pursue all reasonable means to avoid methane venting and flaring, and to repair detected leaks, while preserving the safety of people and the integrity of operations.
Aiming for Zero initiative complements other multistakeholder initiatives, such as the Methane Guiding Principles, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 and the Global Methane Alliance, and does not aim to duplicate their work. The initiative was launched in March this year.