Joint Ventures

Methane guiding principles

Influencing Partners

Collaboration is key to effective and sustained action on methane emissions. This section provides a playbook and other resources to help companies work with their joint-venture (JV) partners on methane-reduction roadmaps.

Building the institutional will and taking proactive steps to tackle methane emissions is not an easy or straightforward process. Even companies that accept the reality of climate change and the role of methane in causing it may not feel an urgent drive to cut emissions from their own operations, or know how to begin.

Here, we provide four resources for companies looking to work with their JV partners on methane reductions – one playbook and three templates.

The playbook for methane action in non-operated JVs (NOJVs) provides helpful strategies for engaging partners that may not understand the urgency behind methane reductions, may not know how to take action or may be resistant to change.

It is divided into four main sections:

  • A brief summary explaining the links between climate change, the oil and gas industry and methane emissions, and why influencing NOJVs is important
  • Five reasons NOJVs give for not reducing methane emissions – and how to address them
  • What, who, how and where to influence
  • Influencing partners – tips and tactics

Joint Venture Playbook

A playbook to help companies influence the partners who operate joint ventures on their behalf to reduce methane emissions, written and compiled by industry insiders

Additional resources to use:

These templates contain generic language you can use to set up initiatives within your JV to reduce methane emissions. They also contain technical definitions, explanations of rights and duties of respective partners.

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