The IEA enables innovation through a wide range of international Energy Technology Initiatives, or ETIs1. Through the ETIs, more than 6,000 experts from over 50 countries work together to accelerate advances in energy technologies.
Technology is a key factor needed to respond to the changing energy landscape of oil and gas supply, and is at the same time a major driver for strategic change in this major energy segment. In the wake of the Montara and Deepwater Horizon incidents as well as the most recent challenges of the Elgin Franklin field, there is a need to broaden the dialogue between government and industry, as well as an urgent need to enhance information exchange and improve knowledge of technology needs and trends, and their impact on the environment. Oil and gas are expected to remain the dominant fuels in the primary energy mix in the long term.
With progress in recovery methods and related technologies, oil and natural gas may moreover provide a new energy future for many countries. The nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, underlines the importance of oil and gas in a global energy security context and the need to ensure availability of hydrocarbons.
Stronger international attention on "social licence to operate" issues and the role of oil and gas in a low-carbon energy future means the exploration and production activities need to be safe and environmentally sustainable, where research, development and deployment (RD&D) is a key enabling factor.
The Implementing Agreement for a Co-operative Programme on Gas and Oil Technologies (GOT IA) was created 22 March 2013.
The aims of the GOT IA are to:
There are four Contracting Parties.
As with all IEA Implementing Agreements, participants may represent industries, the prviate sector, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organistaions. Participants in the GOT IA may chose to take part in one, several or all of the planned research projects of the GOT IA depending on their relevant areas of expertise, technical and strategic interests.
For more information: www.gotia.org
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