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Shell joins operators driving innovation in emissions monitoring offshore

16 April 2021

Energy major Shell is the latest company to join a multi-operator group driving innovation to tackle the challenge of offshore methane emissions monitoring.

Leading this innovation is unmanned aviation business Flylogix, who alongside US gas sensor technology experts SeekOps and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), are developing the accurate measurement of methane emissions in the offshore environment.

With no requirement to take personnel offshore, their approach uses an unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating beyond visual line of sight paired with a highly sensitive miniaturised sensor to collect data in the field. Detailed post-flight analytics enable the translation of data into emission rates. The developers say this technology could support operators in the drive towards net zero and in meeting best practice principles for methane management such as those outlined in the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 framework. Read more…


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