LEE-ON-SOLENT, UK – Further trials are scheduled in the North Sea early next year of a methane emissions monitoring service.
Flylogix, with funding from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen, has been working on an unmanned aerial system (UAS)-based solution for emissions monitoring.
In partnership with gas sensor specialist SeekOps and UK North Sea majors Total, Chrysaor and BP, Flylogix is currently developing a measurement technique focused on offshore asset monitoring.
Since the first trial in August, the company has organized more than 1,500 km (932 mi) of UAS flights that have compiled over 170,000 measurements. The data will be used to help the operators record, report, and act on the findings.
Obtaining verifiable and accurate emissions data will help oil companies achieve lower greenhouse gas intensity from their operations, in compliance with the UK’s ultimate goal of net zero emissions by 2050.