FAREHAM, UK – Flylogix has entered a partnership with SeekOps to provide offshore remote methane sensing and data interpretation across the UK continental shelf.
This will combine Flylogix’s unmanned aircraft with SeekOps’ gas detection sensors to localize and quantify emissions, providing offshore beyond visual line-of-sight emissions measurement surveys.
Oil and gas companies are increasingly looking to monitor, assess, and reduce their offshore emissions in order to comply with regulatory requirements and government net-zero goals.
Flylogix already provides remote operations and stand-off sensing to companies including BP, Total, and Chrysaor.
The partners plan an arrangement that allows them to fly routinely and deliver an efficient method for methane detection with a low environmental impact.
SeekOps’ SeekIR gas sensor will provide ultra-sensitive emissions measurements in a custom payload for the Flylogix fixed-wing aircraft. Recent industry tests are said to have confirmed the ability of the methane sensing technology to detect very low emission rates.
The sensor has been integrated into the FX2 unmanned aircraft, and will be supported by Flylogix’s in-house developed software, AI, and satellite communications.
The program has the support of the Oil and Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen.