New Technology Trials

AMEP supports the development and scale up of emerging methane emissions leak detection technologies and methods for use in methane emissions management including Alt-FEMPs. We encourage organizations with any Technology Readiness Level 7 or higher methane leak detection technology or method to submit an EOI.

Submission of an EOI will be a key consideration for, but not a guarantee of, inclusion in the AMEP’s request for proposals which will follow after calendar Q1 2022. Preference will be given to those applicants that:

  • provide thorough responses to the request for EOI questions,
  • provide leveraged funding (from public or private sources),
  • are able to deploy for testing within the calendar quarter of receipt, and
  • are willing to participate in collaborative programs (i.e., those involving multiple duty holders and technology providers).

We encourage interested parties to contact the AMEP Delivery Agent should you have any questions regarding the request for EOI at info@amep.ca.

Request for Expressions of Interest   

Calls for EOI for New Technology Trials proposal funding commences October 25, 2021. Invitations to submit proposals for future, current or retroactive funding will occur calendar Q1 2022. Please use this link to submit your EOI. Expressions of Interest will be accepted until December 15, 2021. Subsequent calls for EOI are planned for 2022 and 2023.

Data Management and Analytics

Through AMEP, the Delivery Agent is contributing to the development of a long-term data-hub that will:

  • improve the understanding of methane emission sources in Alberta and the behaviour of fugitive emissions and their repairs over time,
  • promote transparency in program results, and
  • inform best practices to reduce methane emissions in Alberta.

Where possible, the system will build upon existing data management systems. 

An objective of the AMEP is to standardize data collection to allow for the ready analysis of performance data and the operational and regulatory management actions they inform. Data entitlement approaches are being developed with key stakeholders to address data licensing and access.

Data funding will be made available for projects related to methane data management, analytics and/ or machine learning. Calls for data management and analysis proposals will occur over the duration of the AMEP. Applicants will be strongly encouraged to seek external funding. 

Alt-FEMP Proposals

In January 2020, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) updated Directive 60 and the requirements for methane emissions management and reporting at upstream oil and gas operations. The AER’s Alt-FEMP Proposal Checklist provides information related to proposal submissions.

Under the AMEP, the Delivery Agent will issue requests for expression of interest (EOIs) in the development and execution of Alt-FEMPs. The EOIs will provide valuable information regarding the scale and development status of the proposed Alt-FEMPs. This will allow the Delivery Agent to best deliver resources to interested duty holders and collectives of duty holders. The AMEP will then solicit and review Alt-FEMP proposals for AER approval. Once approved, AMEP will allocate grant funding to those programs. 

Under AMEP, the Delivery Agent Partnership (DAP) is responsible for: 

  • Generating robust program-level equivalence assessments that compare alternative testing results to standard methods outlined in current regulatory requirements. 
  • Improving understanding of fugitive and vented methane emission sources in Alberta. 
  • Establishing processes and documentation approaches to ensure consistent collection and evaluation of high- quality data 

We encourage interested parties to contact the AMEP Delivery Agent should you have any questions regarding the request for EOI at info@amep.ca.

Request for Expressions of Interest

Calls for EOI for Alt-FEMP proposal funding commences October 25, 2021. Invitations to submit proposals for future, current or retroactive funding will occur calendar Q1 2022. Please use this link to submit your EOI. Expressions of Interest will be accepted until December 15, 2021. Subsequent calls for EOI are planned for 2022 and 2023.