Oil & Gas Emissions Monitoring
Between vents, continuous emissions, flares and fugitive leaks, the worldwide oil and gas industry is estimated to have emitted around 82 million tonnes of methane in 20191. While this figure is huge, it also presents major opportunities for emissions reduction, and many oil and gas majors are pledging to focus on methane as part of achieving Net Zero targets by the middle of the decade.
To effectively mitigate emissions from oil and gas processing facilities, operators need more effective information than that provided by slow, labour-intensive, intermittent surveys. A continuous solution that not only informs of leaks as they occur, but quantifies the size and scale of individual emissions as part of an accurate methane budget, will enable compliance with monitoring standards, and measurable demonstration of emissions reduction.
QLM’s best-in-class gas imager enables customers to monitor, detect, and accurately locate and quantify Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission sources for rapid repair. A related version of the product enables remote quantification of flare efficiency. The capabilities of the QLM technology will allow our customers to credibly certify their Responsibly Sourced Gas and speed the achievement of ESG goals. The technology is unique in the emissions monitoring marketplace in its potential to achieve the greatest amount of GHG abatement at the lowest cost of ownership; the lidar technology is inherently high-performance and scalable to low cost at high volume, enabling wide deployment.