Understanding The Methane Emissions Technology Landscape

Methane detection and measurement technology has improved considerably in recent years. Traditionally, operators used technologies such as optical gas imaging and sniffers to detect methane emissions at source. Today, however, high-end instrumentation can be applied to aerial and mobile devices. Lower cost, IoT-enabled sensors can help identify methane at individual facilities and well sites.

These technologies offer improvements in detection limits, accuracy, and the ability for continuous monitoring of emissions.

While this technological innovation is to be lauded, it has made the job of identifying and procuring methane mitigation and measurement technology more difficult. Industry professionals must survey a bewildering array of options – some emerging and unproven in production environments.

A recent report by the Industrial Transformation Network (The team behind the Methane Mitigation Summit Series) identifies four steps operators can take to identify the right mix of methane measurement and detection technology. (Access the report here)

The report delves into the live polling at a recent LDAR event and identifies that over half of the survey respondents (52%) identified “figuring out which technology mix to employ” as their biggest LDAR challenge. Hundreds of technologies for measuring and mitigating methane emissions exist and the challenge for many oil and gas operators is making sense of a vast technological universe.

This exclusive report, ‘Surveying the Methane Emissions Technology Landscape’, also provides practical insights and shared knowledge from field experts and institutions including, OGMP 2.0, the EPA, University of Colorado’s METEC Facility, Chevron, Civitas Resources, BPx and many more.

“I don’t envy the EPA or anybody evaluating the technologies,” said Brian Epperson, Director of EHS at Hess Corporation during a panel discussion at the recent Methane Mitigation Summit. “Whether it’s placement, technologies, probability of detection - all those moving parts have been very frustrating for us to digest and understand.”

Available now, exclusively for the Methane Mitigation Canada Summit, you can download your free copy here.

Looking to continue learning about, and discussing, the methane emissions technology landscape?

This September, over 150 oil and gas operators, industry initiatives and associations, government bodies, and leading technology and solution providers are coming together at the Methane Mitigation Canada Summit at Hotel Arts Calgary. (Event Guide Available Now)

The 2023 event speakers include:


Download your copy of the official event guide if you want to understand how to drive down emissions while meeting the global demand for affordable and reliable oil and natural gas, and connect with your peers and forge strong connections.


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