Who we are

The natural gas and oil industry has a long-standing commitment to understanding and continuously improving its environmental performance based upon scientific knowledge. Decades of prior collaborations have resulted in an improved understanding of emissions. CAMS will build on this success to continue to advance the science around methane emissions.

CAMS is an industry-led research collaboration directed by some of the world’s top leaders in energy development.

Through CAMS, members can leverage finite resources to obtain real progress in terms of scientific results and actionable data sets to inform business strategy.

In addition to the intangible benefits of securing results using statistically defensible datasets not normally accessible, the return on investment is estimated to be six-fold.



CAMS is administered by GTI Energy, a leading research, development, and training organization.


Scientific Advisory Board

All results are reviewed by an external Scientific Advisory Board comprised of independent leaders in relevant research fields. The Board includes Dr. Franklin Orr, Stanford University, and Dr. Russ Schnell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who will review all results before being published in peer-reviewed journals.


A first-of-its-kind network of sensors that will monitor emissions across an oil and gas production region with multiple operators may soon revolutionize the way methane leaks are detected. CAMS is a proud collaborator in Project Astra - a partnership led by The University of Texas at Austin and bringing together Environmental Defense Fund, ExxonMobil, GTI Energy, Microsoft and Pioneer Natural Resources Company, aims to demonstrate a novel sensor network that leverages advances in methane-sensing technologies, data sharing and advanced analytics to provide a near continuous monitoring network. It will allow producers to find and fix significant methane releases at or below the cost of current monitoring technologies, most of which measure emissions only on an annual or semi-annual basis.