ADIPEC 2023: SLB launches methane measurement instrument

Oct. 4, 2023
Compact device said to enable low-cost, mass deployment

Offshore staff

ABU DHABI — At ADIPEC, SLB’s End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES) business has introduced its next generation methane point instrument, a self-installed continuous methane monitoring system that uses IoT-enabled sensors to detect, locate and quantify emissions across oil and gas operations.

SLB says that the methane point instrument represents a step change in methane measurement technology, providing operators with industry-leading leak detection sensitivity in a small, durable, first-of-its kind ‘plug-and-play’ solution.

The technology automates continuous methane monitoring—eliminating the need for manual data collection during typical intermittent site visits, which only offers producers a small sample of their emissions.

Said to be light and portable, the compact device contains an integrated solar panel, wind measurement and methane sensor. The instrument can be self-installed in minutes, mounted on existing infrastructure and deployed at virtually zero cost—much like a self-installed home security camera. SLB says that the device enables operators to more economically scale up and quickly roll out continuous methane monitoring across their facilities.