SLB Releases Methane Measuring Instrument

The company says the compact instrument enables mass deployment of accurate and continuous methane monitoring.

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SLB's new methane-detection device.
Source: SLB

SLB’s End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES) business introduced its next-generation methane point instrument, a self-installed continuous methane monitoring system that uses sensors connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) to detect, locate, and quantify emissions across oil and gas operations.

The methane point instrument allows for automated continuous methane monitoring, eliminating the need for manual data collection during typical intermittent site visits.

“Designed for always-on, accurate measurement and fast, affordable deployment at any scale, our next-generation point instrument widens the accessibility to continuous methane monitoring for the industry, providing producers with a practical pathway to achieve a more complete picture of their emissions profile,” said Kahina Abdeli-Galinier, emissions business director at SLB. “Having this level of insight, with a new level of deployability, is becoming increasingly important for producers as pressure mounts from regulators and the public across the globe to address the near-term warming effects of climate change caused by methane.”

The compact device contains an integrated solar panel, wind measurement, and methane sensor and can be mounted on existing infrastructure.

The methane point instrument supports the reporting requirements of the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0, the flagship reporting and mitigation program of the United Nations Environment Programme. It also supports related reporting requirements in the EU and is aligned to satisfy the proposed US Environmental Protection Agency rules for methane monitoring at active onshore US production facilities.