SPE Gaia / OGCI / IPIECA / IOGP Climate Series eSessions – Methane | #4 | Satellite Measurements Data in Support to Detection and Quantification of CH4 Emissions

In recent years great strides have been made in satellite detection of methane emissions. There are now a variety of satellites with a variety of methane sensors and detection capabilities in orbit and several more planned in coming years. Today is public data with limited resolution, and high-resolution private data, in the future the new satellites will bring new levels of transparency to methane emissions in both public and private domains.

We have assembled a distinguished and expert panel working in this field to present and discuss what is possible and the impact this can have on the rapid mitigation of methane emissions. 

Duration: 1.5 Hours

This series of webinars between thought leaders on climate change in the O&G industry and the broader O&G industry around the world will be undertaken in an effort to deepen understanding around issues of climate change and receive feedback from the wider oil and gas industry on the energy transition. A series of virtual dialogues will be held over 2020 with global scope, to discuss sustainability around key topics such as CCUS, reducing methane emissions, collaborative action, etc.

This webinar is categorized under the Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability SPE discipline

Stéphanie Saunier (Moderator)

Managing Director

Carbon Limits

Stéphanie Saunier is an expert on emission and mitigation potential for greenhouse gas emissions from the Oil and Gas sector. Over the past decade she has worked extensively on these matters on behalf of a number of institutions including the Norwegian and Canadian Ministries of Environment, EBRD, the EU commission, NOROG and EDF. Stephanie has been a key person and the project manager of dozen studies evaluating methane emissions mitigation and gas flare reduction projects in Europe, North America, central Asia and South America.

Ilse Aben


SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research is the Dutch expertise institute for space research. The institute develops and uses innovative technology for groundbreaking research in space, focusing on astrophysical research, Earth science and planetary research. Ilse Aben is co-PI of TROPOMI, responsible for the TROPOMI team at SRON.

Stephane Germain


GHGSat Inc.

Stephane Germain is president of GHGSat, which focuses on high-resolution remote-sensing of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas (AQG) emissions from industrial sites, using satellite technology.Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD and his BASc in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University.

Steven Hamburg

Chief Scientist

Environmental Defense Fund

Steven Hamburg is Chief Scientist at EDF where he plays a leading role in the organization’s research efforts on climate change, methane emissions, systems ecology and more. Prior to joining EDF in 2008, Steven was an environmental science professor at the University of Kansas and Brown University. Steven served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was acknowledged as one of the contributing recipients of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He has been a visiting fellow at Yale and Harvard Universities and earned both his M.F.S and Ph.D. from Yale University.

Eric Kort


University of Michigan

Eric Kort is an Associate Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research group studies greenhouse gases and air pollutants through ground-based, airborne, and space-based observations.  Kort’s group has done extensive airborne measurements of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and conducted among the first space-based analyses of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.  Recipient of early career awards from NASA and NSF, Eric holds both an S.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University.

Antoine Rostand

President and Founder


Antoine Rostand began his career more than 20 years ago as a wireline field engineer. Since then, he has gained a strong expertise working with many of the world's largest oil companies, advising on growth strategies, human resources, organizational changes, mergers and acquisitions, and operational excellence. Antoine currently serves as the president and founder of Kayrros, a FinTech for global energy organizations. He holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique and an MBA from INSEAD.



The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative is a CEO-led consortium that aims to accelerate the industry response to climate change. OGCI member companies explicitly support the Paris Agreement and its goals. As leaders in the industry, accounting for over 30% of global operated oil and gas production, we aim to leverage our collective strength and expand the pace and scope of our transitions to a low-carbon future, so helping to achieve net zero emissions as early as possible. Our members collectively invest around $7B each year in low carbon solutions. OGCI Climate Investments, our $1B+ fund, invests in solutions to decarbonize sectors like oil and gas, industrials and commercial transport.

Links to sponsor resources:

OGCI Climate Investments – Webpage

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative – YouTube Channel

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IPIECA is the global oil and gas industry association for advancing environmental and social performance. IPIECA convenes a significant portion of the oil and gas industry across the value chain, bringing together the expertise of companies and associations to develop, share and promote good practice and knowledge. IPIECA is the industry’s principal channel of engagement with the United Nations. Its unique position enables its members to support the energy transition and contribute to sustainable development.   


The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) is the voice of the global upstream industry. We serve industry regulators as a global partner and act as a uniquely upstream forum in which our Members identify and share knowledge and good practices to achieve improvements in health, safety, the environment, security and social responsibility.

Registration is free to all participants through the generous sponsorship of OGCI.

0.15 CEUs offered.


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