Scope 2 & 3 Emissions: How to navigate through the weeds and focus on what is important (October 26, 2021)

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3 hours

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is key to reducing climate change. Many oil and gas producers, processers, transporters, and service companies are taking drastic action to cut the emissions from their direct operations. The emissions from a company’s direct operations are otherwise known as scope 1 emissions. Increasingly, there is a call for emissions reductions go beyond scope 1 emissions. Emissions from electricity and heat utilized on site (known as scope 2 emissions) and emissions from the entire value chain of activity that contributes to your process upstream and downstream (known as scope 3 emissions) also need to be understood and reduced to tackle climate change.

This course focuses on scope 2 and scope 3 emissions that are generated due to the production of oil and gas products. Lifecycle emissions is a term often used when looking at a product at every stage of its process. Although lifecycle is a broad term, this course will look at all the emissions that need to be considered with different inputs into the product as well as future use and disposal. By looking at the lifecycle of emissions upstream, midstream, downstream, oilfield services (OFS), and the end consumer all play a role. This course continues to give an overview on how to quantify the emissions identified and give real life examples of emissions across the value chain.

Corporate action in reducing scope 2 and 3 emissions is advantageous for businesses as there are many benefits, perhaps not directly obvious. You should take this course if the following sounds familiar to you:

  • Are your shareholders or boards demanding accountability for emissions reductions?
  • Are your stakeholders pressuring your company for emissions reduction?
  • Are your clients (i.e. oil and gas companies) demanding emissions reporting and reductions?
  • Are you curious how to reduce emissions across the value chain?  

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

Who should attend?

The course is recommended for any oil and gas professional who is involved in the value chain of oil and gas production. This includes the companies that transport the product and provide services to the company producing the product. Perhaps it is the first time your company is going to publish an emissions reduction target, perhaps you are looking for information on how to improve your long-standing environmental performance, or perhaps you want to market your service as a low emissions offering. This course is for industry leaders who want to reduce their emissions or are increasingly facing public pressures to do so.

The specific target audiences are as follows:

  • Senior leadership who set the vision for their company
  • Communications teams who publish public facing reports
  • OFS company providers looking to sell into a market that demands low emission services
  • Environmental and regulatory personnel who are tasked with emissions reduction efforts

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021

Duration: 3 hours including Q&A and intermittent breaks

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (MT)

Cost: US$400 (excluding applicable taxes)

Discounts: Special pricing is available for students. Discounts also apply for multiple company registrations. For more information contact

See below for Course policy

Learning Outcomes:

After the course, the learner will have the basic tools to understand where emissions come from across the value chain, and what methodologies there are for reporting. Students will be equipped with a strong foundation for what data is needed for quantifying and reporting and how to develop a greenhouse gas emissions inventory that includes all emissions.

As a result of this course, learners will be equipped with the following skills:

  • Ability to identify upstream and downstream emissions sources
  • Basic understanding of scope 2 & 3 emissions quantification
  • Identification of largest source of emissions reduction potential
  • Understanding on reporting mechanisms for scope 2 & 3 emissions


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. 


Course Objectives:

The primary objective of the scope 2 & 3 emissions course is to provide guidance to companies that want to quantify their emissions across the value chain. By understanding the complete picture of emissions, companies can understand where to best focus their efforts. To support this objective, the following outcomes will be achieved:

  • Understanding of where emissions come from, particularly from upstream, midstream, downstream, OFS, and end use
  • Learning how to create a realistic inventory of the emissions from across the value chain
  • Explanation of various strategies for emissions reduction
  • Overview of reporting, and potential voluntary initiatives that could result in increased profitability for oil and gas products


Course Outline:

  1. Introduction 
    1. Introduction to learning objectives
    2. Review of the difference between scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions
    3. Relationship between scope 1, 2, and 3
    4. Why are indirect emissions important?
  2. State of the world 
    1. Risks
    2. Investment
  3. GHG Targets 
    1. Investigation into current targets set by major companies
    2. What do they really mean?
  4. Lifecycle emissions (10 minutes)
    1. Product determination
    2. Boundry setting
    3. Lifecycle assessment
    4. Various available tools
  5. Data collection 
    1. Calculation methodologies
    2. Emissions allocations
    3. Uncertainty
  6. Scope 2 emissions 
    1. Electricity
    2. Steam
    3. Others
  7. Scope 3 emissions: Upstream emissions 
    1. Purchased Goods and Services
    2. Capital Goods
    3. Fuel and energy related activities
    4. Transportation and distribution
    5. Waste
    6. Business travel
    7. Employee commuting
    8. Leased Assets
  8. Scope 3 emissions: Downstream emissions 
    1. Transportation and distribution
    2. Processing of sold products
    3. Use of sold products
    4. End of life treatment
  9. Other emissions considerations 
    1. Leased Assets
    2. Non-operated assets or leased assets
    3. Non combusted uses
  10. Scope three emissions from example products 


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

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