University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and

NORMAN, Okla., March 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A collaborative project to establish an environmental, social, and governance energy leadership certificate program has begun at the University of Oklahoma.

The Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions at Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy is partnering with Project Canary, an ESG-focused data analytics company, to develop the Energy ESG Leadership Certificate program.

As compliance with environmental, social and governance principles moves from best practice to industry requirement, professionals need a focused understanding of ESG to lead their businesses and advance their own careers. In this certificate program, participants will gain practical and experiential knowledge from university instructors, ESG and sustainability industry leaders, and gain access to Project Canary’s ESG data platforms.

The two-week, 44-hour ESG Energy Leadership Certificate program is aimed at professionals in the upstream and midstream sectors of the energy industry. The hybrid format will include a week of online instruction, followed by a week in person on the university’s campus in Oklahoma City. The first offer will run from April 11-22. Participants will earn five Continuing Education Units.

“Reliable, affordable and sustainable oil and gas will be an important and fundamental part of the long-term energy portfolio,” said Dean Sergent, executive director of the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions. “We are excited to offer this Executive Certificate program with Project Canary. Equipping members of the energy industry to meet oil and gas market demand while leveraging ESG principles is important to the company. future of the industry, for the environment and for businesses and consumers alike.”

The unique partnership between UO’s Irani Center and Project Canary will offer a blend of academic and industrial perspectives.

“This is the era of the measurement economy, and this class of executives will lead the way,” said Chris Romer, CEO and co-founder of Project Canary. “The University of Oklahoma’s Energy Program is highly regarded for its hands-on approach to education. As a mission-driven public benefit corporation focused on ESG leadership and technology, we are proud to foster sustainability-focused professional growth in the energy sector.”

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For more information or to request an interview with the course organizers, contact:

University of Oklahoma

Sarah Warren [email protected]

Project Canary

Rachael Shayne [email protected]

About Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma

Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy improves people’s lives through research, education and service by studying the Earth’s past and present, developing new energy tools and resources, and creating geoscientists and engineers who work across disciplines to address some of society’s most critical challenges.

About the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions at UO

First envisioned by OU alumnus Ronnie K. Irani, the Irani Center for Energy Solutions seeks to provide opportunity for all by continuing Mewbourne College’s 27-year legacy of offering courses in professional development to industry professionals, providing OU students the opportunity to participate in real-world industry projects and engaging the community in candid conversations about the importance of energy and stewardship.

About the Canaries project

Project Canary is a SaaS-based data analytics company focused on environmental performance or the E in ESG for emissions-intensive companies. We are the leaders in assessing and rating responsible operations and provide independent measured emissions profiles, including methane, through high-fidelity continuous monitoring technology that helps companies take ESG action. Formed as a public benefit company, Denver-based Project Canary’s team of seasoned scientists, engineers, and operators have been recognized for their uncompromising standards and high-fidelity data.

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OU’s Irani Center offers professional development programs and student engagement opportunities. Pictured are Dean J., Mike Stice and Ronnie K. Irani previewing a team of students.

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