Côte d’Ivoire - Training workshops and guidance for methane leak detection and repair in the oil and gas sector


Leaks from oil and natural gas systems are a major source of atmospheric emissions of methane. Côte d'Ivoire has aspirations of becoming a major oil producer. Improving the knowledge and capacity of key stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire with respect to modern LDAR methods, and providing an understanding of related best practices and regulatory requirements against which Côte d'Ivoire can benchmark the sustainability of its fossil fuels industry.

The development of local expertise in Modern LDAR methods will create local jobs in the LDAR service industry and contribute to improved workplace safety. As well, catalizing LDAR actions will contribute to improved local air quality through the reduction of co-pollutant emissions such as volatile organic compunds and air toxicis (e.g., benezne, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene).

This project will provide training to Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and relevant industry stakeholders on the design and implementation of leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs at oil and natural gas facilities, as well as provide a review or related regulatory requirements in other jurisdiction. 


This project will increase the government's capacity to develop and implement methane leak detection and repair protocols. Expected long-term outcomes include catalysing  actions to manage fugitive equipment leaks in Côte d'Ivoire's oil and gas sector, and the creation of relevant benchmarks against which government and industry can assess the effectiveness of their related actions.


To achieve these objectives the program will:

  • Hold a kickoff meeting to ensure the project scope is clear and to help identify contacts and stakeholders, document and prioritise critical tasks, manage scope creep, maintain effective and clear communications with key stakeholders.
  • Provide training on the key objectives of an LDAR program, the characteristics of fugitive equipment leaks, designing and implementing an LDAR Program, and LDAR equipment selection.

    Project reference - Côte d’Ivoire - Training workshops and guidance for methane leak detection and repair in the oil and gas sector - [CI-22-003] 


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