REMI Energy 2 Sq
Industry - Amii Event

How AI will impact the future of methane emissions management

Aug. 26, 2021 - Aug. 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT


Discover how AI can help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) with more than 70 times the climate warming impact of carbon dioxide over a 20-year timespan.

Reducing methane pollution is an essential pillar of Canada’s climate plan: a plan that includes a rigorous target of reducing emissions by 40% by 2025 with hefty fines for missing the mark.

With that deadline looming, government and industry are exploring new and innovative ways of tackling greenhouse gas pollution.

In this free webinar, we convene a panel of experts to discuss the future of methane emissions management and how technologies such as AI will impact the energy sector.

This webinar is made possible through Amii’s Reducing Emissions through Machine Intelligence (REMI) program, which will enable Alberta industries to harness the power of AI to meet their commitment to measurably reduce emissions.


David Chan – Product Lead, Industry, Amii

His team works with clients to ensure their needs are understood and met, and to help them advance on their journey along the AI Adoption Spectrum. Before coming to Amii, David led a data science team in the not-for-profit tech sector in Alberta and obtained his PhD from the University of Calgary. David also holds a PMP designation.


David Wares - Sales Director, Western Canada, GHGSat

David attended Queen’s University where he attained a Chemical Engineering degree. He has been in the energy industry for 16 years with time at Shell (in their Green House Gas Department), Weatherford, Pason and most recently joined GHGSat to help clients utilize satellites, aircraft and analytics to decarbonize their activities and the planet we all share.

Liz O’Connell – President and Co-Founder, Arolytics

Arolytics is a software and expert services company providing data solutions for oil and gas emissions management. Liz has spent multiple years as a research scientist working to quantify, monitor, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from >5,000 energy sites across Canada. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications on oil and gas methane emissions, and, with Arolytics, has commercialized two data solutions: AROviz – an emissions management software, and AROfemp – a methane emissions simulation tool.

Jackson Hegland - Executive Director, Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance; President, Modern West Advisory

Modern West Advisory is a strategic advisory firm working with the oil and gas industry, with specialization in corporate ESG strategy, carbon accounting, and carbon markets. Jackson is the Executive Director of the Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance: an industry association composed of methane reduction technology and service providers from throughout Canada and the United States. He is also a partner with Carbon Connect International. Jackson graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Environmental Economics.

This webinar will answer questions like...

  • How will the new methane emissions regulations affect the energy industry?
  • What is the future of methane emissions monitoring using satellite imagery data and new technologies?
  • How do new technologies like AI and regulations affect companies working with the energy sector?

About REMI

The Reducing Emissions through Machine Intelligence (REMI) program is made possible through the support of the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and Parks TIER Program. It provides an accelerated opportunity to move your organizational technology adoption for GHG reduction strategy forward. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to broadly apply new skills and knowledge in AI and ML further to increase business effectiveness in areas in and outside of emission reduction. We are currently seeking applicants for our Energy Cohort. Applications close on September 10, 2021.

About Amii

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, Amii (the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) is an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption. Amii grows AI capacity through advancing leading-edge research, delivering exceptional educational offerings and providing business advice – all with the goal of building in-house AI capabilities. For more information, visit

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