Guide Provides Recommended Practices for Methane Emissions Detection Technology
Ipieca, together with the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, released the guide to help operators select and deploy methane detection technologies.
Ipieca, the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative together released "Recommended Practices for Methane Emissions Detection and Quantification Technologies—Upstream" to help operators select and deploy methane detection and quantification technologies.
The three organizations collaborated on the project because they say eliminating methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas industry represents one of the best short-term opportunities for contributing to climate change mitigation and for advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Commissioned by the three organizations and supported by Carbon Limits and expert input from external technology providers, the report provides criteria that operators can consider in selecting technology, guidance on technology deployment, and examples of operators’ experiences with different technology combinations.
An online technology filtering tool, featuring detailed technology data sheets covering more than 50 technologies and decision trees to guide technology deployment, also has been developed alongside the report. This enables operators to find the right technology for their specific needs.
The report acknowledges that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for technology and, therefore, provides operators with a framework and guidelines for selecting and deploying technologies that are tailored to their facilities and objectives.