Friday, September 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St., Cambridge

Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar

"Methane Leakage from Oil & Gas Operations: What are we learning from recent studies" with Daniel Zavala-Araiza, EDF.

In 2012, EDF kicked off a methane research series to better understand emissions and to find solutions. Since then, EDF has collaborated with over 30 research institutions to produce 20+ peer reviewed scientific publications looking at methane emissions from the oil and gas system. This talk will synthesize major findings and lessons learned during the studies. I will also discuss some relevant open research questions and how the wider atmospheric science and environmental science community is engaging to characterize and minimize methane emissions from the global oil and gas system.

Dr. Zavala-Araiza obtained a B.S. in chemical engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he carried out research on environmental implications of shale gas production. He has additional graduate studies around the social implications of science and technology and has worked in Environmental Justice projects in Mexico. He has taught courses on engineering, sustainability, and environmental science. He joined The Environmental Defense Fund as a post-doctoral scientist with an emphasis on understanding the influence of very high emitting sources (so-called super-emitters) on total emissions. He recently transitioned to EDF’s international methane program, with the goal of understanding and characterizing methane emissions from the oil and gas system in different regions of the world

Contact Name: 

Jianxiong Sheng

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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