METEC Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

METEC was designed as a test site for the ARPA-E MONITOR program and involved significant input from an Industrial Advisory Board comprised of leading operators in the natural gas industry. After the completion of the MONITOR project, METEC’s value to the Oil and Gas Industry remains evident.

The original METEC industry advisory board suggested a shift to a fee-based membership after June 30, 2019  as an operational investment by membership to provide baseline funding for the facility staffing and to formalize the facility’s structure. The newly formed METEC Advisory Board held its first formal meeting in January 2020.

The METEC IAB will:

  • Meet via web conferencing periodically (6 times per year), and face to face an estimated twice per year. These meetings will allow METEC staff and guest researchers to present results of ongoing research and testing being performed. METEC will request feedback on projects and priorities.
  • Work with the METEC staff to help prioritize expansion or modifications of the facility to support emerging requirements for testing, training, or research.
  • Agree to governance via a simple membership agreement.
  • Be open to membership by operators, solution developers, NGOs, regulators and others interested in encouraging the practical science of leak detection and repair technologies.
  • Consider university research groups with active projects at METEC as advisory board members.

Membership fees will be used to:

  • Maintain at least one permanent staff member to operate the facility.
  • Maintain the facility to support testing of new solutions by industry.
  • Develop classes and workshops to further understanding of current and future leak detection methods.

Please contact Kate Laughery ( for more information about the Industry Advisory Board.

METEC Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

  • ABB
  • BPX
  • Canada Energy Partnership
  • Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Coterra
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  • Kinder Morgan
  • PG&E
  • Project Canary
  • PureWest Energy
  • Schlumberger (SLB)
  • Shell
  • The Environmental Partnership
  • TOTAL Energies
  • Williams Company