Baseline and Reduction Opportunity Assessment Program

This program offers financial support to small and medium conventional oil and gas operators to assess and reduce on-site methane emissions.

Applications for an agent to design and deliver this program are now closed.

Carbon Connect International was the successful applicant. More information about the program including how to apply can be found on the Carbon Connect International website.


The Baseline and Reduction Opportunity (BRO) Assessment Program will enable Alberta’s small and medium sized conventional oil and gas operators to:

  • obtain detailed inventories of their methane emitting devices and equipment
  • identify and quantify methane emissions sources on-site
  • identify actions needed to comply with the provincial regulatory requirements and cost-effective opportunities to go beyond provincial requirements
  • provide data to assess potential projects and to apply for provincial or federal funding programs and/or offset credit systems

The $10-million program, funded through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Fund, supports provincial efforts to meet Alberta’s 2025 methane reduction target and demonstrate global leadership in low-emissions conventional oil and natural gas production.


Eligible applicants include operators/facilities within Alberta’s conventional oil and gas sector that meet the following criteria:

  • Operators must produce fewer than 60,000 barrels oil equivalent per day (boepd), according to data reported in Petrinex for 2019.
  • Facilities must be subject to Section 8 requirements set out under Alberta Energy Regulatory (AER) Directive 60.

Program Implementation

The Alberta Government is currently seeking a delivery agent for the Baseline and Reduction Opportunity (BRO) Assessment Program through a competitive grant process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a completed grant application prior to 5:00 pm MDT on October 12, 2020.

Launch of the BRO Assessment Program will follow the selection of a delivery agent. Program launch is anticipated for late fall 2020.

How to Apply to be a delivery agent for the BRO Assessment Program

Step 1. Download, review and complete the application form

Applications are open from September 25, 2020 until October 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm MT.

Step 2. Submit the application form

Email the completed form to: [email protected].

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Connect with the Baseline Reduction Opportunity (BRO) Assessment Program:

Email: [email protected]