The OGMP was founded in 2015 to help companies reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector. Its initial reporting methodology was designed in a partnership among industry, government and civil society as part of the UNEP-led Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Mineral Methane Initiative 

In 2021, the OGMP2.0 Reporting Framework was launched with the aim to improve the robustness and consistency of methane reporting and broadening the understanding of methane emissions across all oil and gas segments. Reporting in OGMP2.0 is done on an operated and equity perimeter at the asset level, and integrates site-level measurements into its quantification methodology.