Kuva | Moving Beyond Methane Leak Detection: Mitigating Super Emitters with Continuous Methane Cameras and Remote Data Analysis
Many of the less-than super-emitter emissions are still many times more than 10kg/hr (495scfh) in rate and occur for no apparent reason.
The EPA/EDF and IPCC seem to agree that eliminating emissions of that rate and larger would address 70% of the emissions created by upstream and midstream operations. The problem with that pursuit is that it’s estimated those emissions come from only 2% of the assets on a very intermittent basis while the other 30% of emissions come from the remaining 98% of the assets.
In these case reviews, it will become apparent how continuous OGI (optical gas imaging) as a technology is the only way to find these emissions, determine the root cause, and intervene with corrective actions.