Recognizing that advances in technology is a key enabler to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its member nations and beyond, in March 2013 the International Energy Agency established the Gas & Oil Technologies Implementing Agreement (GOT). The goal of GOT is to create a global dialogue encouraging the development of advanced technology and the policy and regulatory drivers that allow for its use. Through this global dialogue and the strategic vision that will emerge, all of the hydrocarbon stakeholders work together to identify, address and resolve the major challenges facing the gas and oil industry.
Whether the challenges to be addressed are purely technical in nature or also have policy and regulatory implications, the work of the GOT will be organized and results produced through focus areas and workstreams.
1. GOT FOCUS AREAS AND WORK STREAMS
The GOT Program of Work, PoW, is implemented in work streams under three main focus areas, as listed in figure 1 below.
Figure 1: GOT IA Focus Areas and Work streams:
2. DEFINITION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GOT COLLABORATIVE WORK
The GOT collaborative work is defined out of a broad set of research topics of joint interest as listed in tables 1 – 3 in Annex 1. The listing is indicative and may be revised by the GOT Executive Committee. Prioritized studies are shortlisted by the GOT ExCo as basis for future GOT collaborative projects.
Strategic, policy relevant content of shortlisted studies is scoped by a GOT ExCo Work-Group prior to project implementation.
2. ORGANIZATION OF GOT COLLABORATIVE WORK
2.1 GOT project networks
The collaborative work in GOT is organized in project networks as laid out in figure 2 below. Industry, research institutions and academia is invited to join the collaborative work of GOT in selected project networks lead by dedicated task leaders designated by the GOT ExCo.
Figure 2: Implementation of GOT Program of Work – Organization