2024 CanCH4 Symposium Agenda

8:00 Registration / Coffee
8:30 Opening Remarks / Welcome
8:40 Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament Ottawa Centre
8:50 Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Enegy Efficiency & Technology Sector, Natural Resources Canada
9:00 Session 1a: Where We Stand — Canada’s Measurement Based Inventory and Trends – O&G

Matt Johnson:Measured Inventory results for Canada’s upstream O&G sector
Owen Barrigar:National Inventory Report (NIR) improvements to oil and gas methane quantification
Felix Vogel:Bottom-up and top-down synthesis for oil and gas emissions – Atmospheric observations and modelling as independent assessment tool

“Lightning” Talks
John Liggio:Quantifying methane emissions using aircraft in the oil sands and CHOPS regions of Canada
Zhenyu Xing:Satellite observations reveal a declining trend of methane emissions from Canada’s Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) region

9:55 Discussion
10:25 Refreshment Break and Poster Discussions
10:50 Session 1b: Canada’s Measurement Based Inventory and Trends – Landfills

Dave Risk: “National landfill studies and implications
Susan Fraser:ECCC landfill gas inventory – Bottom-up analysis of landfill methane generation and emissions
Tia Scarpelli: “Quantifying methane emissions from United States landfills

“Lightning” Talks
Lawson Gillespie: “Estimating methane emissions from the waste sector in Southern Ontario from atmospheric mobile in situ measurements
Athar Omidi: “Emission dynamics: A comprehensive measurement study of Canadian landfills

11:40 Discussion
12:00 Catered Lunch
13:00 Session 1c: Other Sources & Sectors

Andrew VanderZaag: “Agricultural methane emissions
Peter Morse: Collaborative ground and remote sensing studies to appraise methane release from warming permafrost in the western Canadian Arctic

“Lightning” Talks
Keyvan Ranjbar: “Airborne measurements of methane with NRC’s Twin Otter research aircraft in GHGMontreal project flights
Jalal Oliaee:Measurement of natural methane emissions in the western Canadian arctic using an ultra-lightweight laser spectroscopic sensor aboard a small UAV

13:45 Discussion
14:00 Session 2: Source Measurements

Mary Kang: Methane emissions from non-producing oil and gas wells in Canada
Simon Festa-Bianchet:
Catalytic heaters at upstream oil and gas sites contribute significantly to methane emission inventories” and “Uncontrolled storage tanks: temporal variability and implications
Wayne Hillier: “Storage Tanks and Other Sources”

14:45 Discussion
15:00 Refreshment Break and Poster Discussions
15:30 Session 3a: How Much Measurement is Enough? Challenges of sample size, detection probability, and spatiotemporal variability

Arvind Ravikumar: “Value of operational data in developing measurement-informed emissions inventories
Dan Zimmerle: “Unaddressed uncertainties when scaling regional aircraft emissions surveys to basin emission estimates
Sahil Bhandari: “Capturing the spatiotemporal variability of point source emissions with limited number of surveys and sample size: Analysis of repeated flight overpass data from multi measurement campaigns
Matt Johnson: “Effects of sample size and detection probability on inferences from aerial surveys of oil and gas infrastructure

16:20 Discussion
16:45 End of Day 1

8:15 Registration / Coffee
8:30 Session 3b: How Much Measurement is Enough? Regulatory Effectiveness and Opportunities in Waste Sector

Tarek Abichou: “Landfill measurements, inventories and MRV
Charlotte Scheutz:Biogas & waste MRV in Denmark
Mike Thomson: Response: MRV Opportunities and Challenges in the Canadian context

“Lightning” Talks
Sanghyeon Song: “Characterizing temporal and spatial variability of fugitive methane emissions at SainteSophie landfill using multi-scale measurements”

9:15 Discussion
9:30 Session 4: The Role and Effectiveness of LDAR Surveys

Shona Wilde:The efficacy of LDAR programs in practice
Negar Nazari:Assessing Alt-FEMP approved technologies through AMEP: Enhancing methane detection and management in Alberta’s oil and gas industry
Dan Zimmerle: “Comparisons of on-site survey data with overflight measurements”

10:15 Discussion
10:30 Refreshment Break and Poster Discussions
11:00 Session 5: Aerial & Satellite Detection Technology

Rafee Iftakhar Hossain:  “A controlled release experiment for investigating methane measurement performance at landfills
Kyle Daun:Airborne long-wavelength infrared hyperspectral detection of methane emissions
Michael Thorpe:Aerial gas mapping LiDAR for methane emissions management at oil and gas infrastructure
Jason McKeever:Validation and metrics for methane plume imaging and quantification

11:45 Discussion
12:00 Catered Lunch
13:00 Session 6: Technology R&D for Detection, Quantification, Continuous Monitoring, & Mitigation

Dan Zimmerle:Updates on METEC trials of continuous monitoring solutions
Stefan Bokaemper:Determining the emissions mitigation equivalency of continuous monitoring cameras with monthly OGI inspections

“Lightning” Talks
Afshan Khaleghi:Advancing methane source localization and quantification: A refined Lagrangian approach for CH4 sources
Kyle Daun:Quantifying the uncertainty of truck-based methane emission estimates
Hamish Adam:Quantitative CH4 Emissions Monitoring with Open Path Laser Analyzers

13:50 Discussion
14:05 Session 7: Mitigation Analysis

Alexandre Cabral: “Residual and fugitive methane emission mitigation using biosystems”
Alberto Alva: “Techno-Economic Analysis of Methane Mitigation Pathways for the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector in Canada”

14:35 Discussion
14:45 Refreshment Break and Poster Discussions
15:00 Session 8: Faster & Further – A Facilitated Discussion of Next Steps
Tom Curry (US DOE): “Multinational Efforts toward MRV Standards”
Facilitated Group Discussion – Next Steps for Canadian Methane Action

16:45 Closing Remarks
16:50 End of Day 2
18:00 Dinner reception at Metropolitain

EU-Canada Dialogue on Methane

DAY 3 Special Event: EU-Canada Dialogue on Methane as part of the European Union Climate Dialogues (EUCDs) project
10:00 / 16:00 Introduction
10:15 / 16:15
Policy Discussion: Methane emissions reporting: identifying blind spots in data collection and addressing challenges in harmonizing global reporting frameworks
11:30 / 17:30 Q&A
11:55 / 17:55 Closing remarks
12:00 / 18:00 Catered Lunch