Scope 1 Emissions: How to inventory, quantify, and report (October 19, 2021)

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5 hours

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This course focuses on measuring, quantifying, and reporting Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions from upstream oil & gas (O&G) facilities. Scope 1 emissions are emitted directly to the atmosphere from within a facility fence line. Regulatory requirements, as well as voluntary reporting guidance, have increased the importance of understanding and reporting Scope 1 emissions. To understand and quantify emissions, the site fence line must be understood, an equipment inventory must be developed, methodology must be confirmed, and assurance must take place to ensure that emissions are adequately reported. Various methods exist for emissions quantification including direct continuous emissions monitoring, sampling, and emissions factor development. These methods, commonly called method 1, 2, and 3, will be described, and an overview of when each method is appropriate will be given.

Identifying sources of emissions is the first step in quantifying emissions. Typical Scope 1 emissions include combustion, flaring, venting, and fugitives. Knowing your sources and understanding how the system functions are crucial for accurate quantification.

The course will conclude with a real facility example, giving students the chance to put their new skills to use by identifying typical emissions sources, quantifying them, and reporting them.  


This live course is delivered by Jessica Shumlich, CEO, Highwood Emissions Management, in partnership with JWN Energy and the Daily Oil Bulletin.

Highwood Emissions Management works with industry, government, and innovators around the world to leverage data, analytics, knowledge, and experience to optimize emissions management. Their mission is to collaborateinnovate, and educate their way to a world with effective and affordable emissions management solutions.


Who should attend?

The course is recommended for any individual who designs, maintains, or operates facilities within the O&G industry, including operations and maintenance personnel and their environmental counterparts who conduct quantification and reporting. This will help operations and maintenance personnel to understand emissions so they can support reduction efforts.


Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

Duration: 4 hours training, plus 60 minutes of intermittent breaks

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MST)

Cost: US$400 (excluding applicable taxes)

See below for Course policy



Jessica Shumlich, CEO, Highwood Emissions Management

Jessica Shumlich (P.Eng., MM) is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Highwood Emissions Management. She has a decade and a half experience working for energy companies, governments, technology developers and various start-ups. Her expertise lies in holistic greenhouse gas emissions management including evaluation of how to implement cost effective solutions that reduce emissions.


Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. 

A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made two (2) or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply. 

  • Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees. 

JWN Energy reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. 


Learning outcomes:

The primary objective is to help course participants understand how to quantify emissions in upstream O&G facilities. This knowledge will help participants support their company in ensuring emissions are reported adequately, regulatory requirements are met, and emissions reduction targets are met. Specific outcomes include:

  • Understanding of equipment that leads to emissions
  • Understanding of quantification methodologies (method 1, 2, and 3) and when each method is appropriate
  • Understanding of the importance of verification and assurance
  • High level understanding of reporting requirements

Course Outline:

1. Introduction 

  • Introduction to learning objectives
  • What is the difference between Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions?
  • Why is understanding Scope 1 emissions important?
  • What is the value of having greenhouse gas inventories?

2. Accounting and Reporting Principles 

  • What are the key reporting frameworks?
  • What does a baseline mean?
  • How should baselines be established?

3. Boundary Setting – Operational and Ownership 

  • How should various ownership structures be considered?
  • Why is boundary setting important?
  • How should boundaries be established?

4. Emissions Inventory – Equipment and Possible Fugitives 

  • What are the different types of equipment that emit?
  • How do I identify which equipment might emit?

5. Emission sources: Combustion, Flaring, Venting, Fugitives, Waste & Wastewater, Industrial Process, Other 

  • What are the common definitions of emission sources?
  • What are the common sources of emissions?

6. Quantification methods – Factors, Direct Measurement, Variable vs. Non-variable Fuel Types 

  • What are the different methods (method 1, 2, 3) for quantification?
  • When are the different methods best deployed?
  • What are best practices/ common pitfalls for data collection?
  • What are best practices/ common pitfalls for emissions quantification?

7. Regulatory reporting overview: General Reporting Standards Including a Mention of Common Jurisdictions in the USA (California, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas) and Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan 

  • How does the quantification of emissions get rolled up into a report?
  • What are best practices on reporting?

8. International/ Voluntary reporting frameworks: ESG Reports, Other Voluntary Reporting Frameworks 

  • ESG reporting best practices
  • Key standards and recommendations for reporting
  • Voluntary reporting options

9. Example Site – Reporting Quantification Exercise 

  • An example well site with typical equipment will be provided to students. Hand outs with formulas, factors and gas compositions will also be provided
  • Students will have time to go through the example and then come back as a group to go over answers

10. Performance Monitoring, Target Setting, Verification/ Assurance 

  • Why is verification/ assurance important?
  • What are the different kinds of verification/ assurance?
  • How does credibility play into emissions reporting?
  • How can continuous improvement be incorporated?
  • How can an emissions reduction target be set?

11. Conclusion 

  • Recap of learning objectives
  • Where can I go for more information?


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate JWN Learning Certificate of Completion

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Scope 1 Emissions: How to inventory, quantify, and report (October 19, 2021)

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