Oil and Gas Production Protocol
In 2009 The Climate Registry partnered with the Western Regional Air Partnership, the California Air Resources Board and the New Mexico Environment Department to develop a Climate Registry protocol for the Oil and Gas Production industry.
The Oil and Gas Production (O&GP) Protocol is designed as an appendix to the General Reporting Protocol (GRP), and is intended for Members with O&GP operations to use in conjunction with the GRP. It provides important supplemental reporting guidance, additional methodologies for Registry Members with oil and gas exploration, production and oil transportation operations, as well as sector specific clarifications. Members will still need to use the GRP as the primary source document in understanding The Registry’s basic reporting requirements and to quantify and report emissions from many of their sources. In order to facilitate coordinated use of the GRP and this protocol, the O&GP Protocol structure closely parallels that of the GRP.
Oil and Gas Production Protocol (Version 1.0)
USING THIS PROTOCOL
Beginning in 2011, if you are a Registry Member and have operations in the O&GP industry, you must calculate and report your GHG emissions according to the O&GP Protocol in conjunction with the GRP.
To communicate sector-specific verification requirements and guidance, The Registry has developed the O&GP Addendum to the GVP for Verification Bodies, which was adopted by The Registry’s Board of Directors on January 27, 2010.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
The Registry’s public comment period for the O&GP Protocol and verification addendum ended on September 25, 2009.
- Cover Memo to Accompany the Draft O&GP Protocol and O&GP Verification Addendum
- Draft O&GP Protocol
- Draft O&GP Verification Addendum
The Registry hosted two public webinars to discuss the O&GP Protocol and its development process, and provide a venue for informal feedback. The agenda and presentation delivered during these webinars are below:
For more information about the O&GP Protocol please contact Peggy Foran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL WRAP DOCUMENTS
Task 1 Scoping Paper for the Oil and Gas Industry – Final Report PDF (2.8 MB) – this document has been reviewed by the Project Technical WorkGroup and addresses comments received during the Protocol Project.
Task 2 Report on Significant Source Categories and Technical Review of Estimation Methodologies – Final Report PDF (2.8 MB) – this document has been reviewed by the WRAP Project Technical WorkGroup and addresses comments received during the Protocol
Questions about Task 1 and Task 2 above should be sent to Tom Moore.