Energy Transition

Our plan to tackle climate change through industry decarbonization

Energy Transition

Tackling climate change with IOGP Energy Transition programme

Carbon Capture, Transportation and Storage Committee (CCTS)

Launched in 2021, the Carbon Capture, Transportation, and Storage Committee will focus on accelerating the standardization of CCS to improve its cost, scheduling, and safety, thus ensuring widespread implementation of CCS. It will collaborate with other associations working in the climate change space, as well as with international and regional regulators and standards organizations.

Low Carbon Operational Efficiency Committee (LCOE)

Launched in 2021, the Low Carbon Operational Efficiency Committee will focus on decreasing CO2 emissions and methane intensity in upstream operations. It will coordinate its efforts with global industry groups including OGCI, Ipieca, API, EI, MGP, and GGFR.

2022 highlights

2023 work plan

The CCTS Committee has three major publications currently in development and scheduled to
be published in 2023:

    • A common methodology to address evaluation of net CO2 avoidance to atmosphere
    • Risk assessment tools for CCS
    • A standard economic methodology to compare different CCS capture technologies

It will support IOGP’s advocacy efforts by providing sound scientific evidence to argue for increased acceptance of CCS projects, and seek out other areas where we can contribute to the technological advancement and social acceptance of CCS as a key tool in industry decarbonization efforts.

2022 highlights

2023 work plan

The LCOE Committee will, in 2023, conclude work on several in-development publications, including those on minimizing flaring, vent stream capture, energy efficiency KPIs, and a technology deployment catalogue.

It will also publish screening methodologies, operational recommended practices for energy management and optimization, and a database of venting scenarios and suggested solutions. We will continue revising and updating the IOGP-Ipieca energy efficiency compendium.


The CCTS Committee published a Position Paper as a foundation to support global advocacy efforts.

In 2023, the LCOE Committee will conduct a communications campaign to promote low-carbon operations and deliverables, including Methane Emissions management and reduction, in conjunction with the Methane Guiding Principles initiative. The main focus will be on engagement with operating companies in the Middle East and Africa.


The CCTS Committee coordinates with key global industry groups (OGCI, Ipieca, API, SPE, GCCSI, CCSA, etc.) to improve efficiency and avoid overlaps among programmes.

The LCOE Committee will coordinate with key global industry groups (OGCI, Ipieca, API, the Energy Institute, the Methane Guiding Principles, GGFR) to improve efficiency and avoid overlaps among programmes.


The LCOE Committee has recently launched the Energy Transition Metrics Subcommittee to identify a suitable set of data which can represent the key energy transition indicators showing where the upstream industry stands in the energy transition.
Once identified, the metrics will be included in the IOGP Energy Transition Annual Report.


The CCTS Committee has begun the process of becoming a liaison to ISO TC265 , to support the development and revision of CCS related standards. The Gap analysis of CCS standards and guides paper will be shared with the custodians of the standards reviewed to modernize existing and complement any potential new or in development standards.

The LCOE Committee will liaise with ISO, to support the adoption of IOGP recommended practices, such as those on methane emissions detection and quantification, as industry standards.

Carbon Capture, Transportation and Storage Committee Contacts

Chair: Ola Miljeteig, Equinor
Vice Chairs: Brian Chase, Chevron; Sara Rauch, TotalEnergies; Jamie White, ExxonMobil
Director: Faye Gerard
Manager: Kevin Spencer

Low Carbon Operational Efficiency Committee Contacts

Chair: Andy Best, bp; Krish Ravishankar, Oxy
Director: Faye Gerard
Manager: Dario Buccellato

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