GMI Speaker Highlights – Oil & Natural Gas

saunierGMI and our partners at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) have many interesting and exciting speakers lined up for the Global Methane Forum. Last week, we highlighted Jose Penido and Terry (Sing) Cho, representing the biogas and urban waste sectors. Here is a little information about one of our speakers presenting in the Oil and Gas Technical and Policy session.

Stephanie Saunier

Stephanie Saunier is the managing director of Carbon Limits and an expert on short-lived climate pollutant emissions and mitigation potential. She has managed a number of projects related to methane and black carbon emissions from the oil and gas sector. Over the past few years, she has been involved extensively as a resource on these matters for a number of institutions, including the U.S. State Department and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). In 2013, Ms. Saunier lent her expertise to the International Energy Agency (IEA) as a reviewer for the methane section of the IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report 2013: Redrawing the Energy Climate Map. She has also been involved in a number of gas flare reduction projects in Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, and USA.

IEA-thumbnailAt the Forum, she will present during the afternoon oil & gas technical session on National Policies and Programs to Maximize Environmental, Safety and Economic Benefits. Her presentation will broadly cover:

  • Capacity building: Experience and lessons-learned from a program in Ukraine and Kazakhstan (in particular the measurement campaigns)
  • Methane inventory and abatement potential in Kazakhstan: Using the results of different measurement campaigns and the evaluation of methane abatement potential and cost in Kazakhstan

Two key messages of the presentation will be to show how “understanding the emissions” and “mitigation” go hand-in-hand, and how emissions abatement can be assessed specifically for one country using information on local practices and local emission factors.

Before joining Carbon Limits, Ms. Saunier worked for four years for Schlumberger Carbon Services in the field of CO2 storage, where her role was at the intersection between project management, strategy and technical consulting. She has managed teams of specialized experts on a wide range of projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe, particularly on site selection, characterization and risk assessment. Ms. Saunier holds a Masters in Engineering and Management from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris.