EU Methane Regulation compliance

Best-in-class LDAR surveys to help you comply with the EU Methane Regulation

On 15 December 2021, the European Commission released its proposal for a regulation on methane emissions reduction in the energy sector. The main goal of this regulation is to lay down rules for accurate measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) of methane emissions by performing LDAR surveys and putting restrictions on venting and flaring.

If you are an EU oil and gas operator, this regulation applies to:

  •  oil and fossil gas upstream exploration and production, fossil gas gathering and processing,
  • gas transmission, distribution, underground storage and LNG terminals operating with fossil and/or renewable (bio-or synthetic) methane.

The feedback period to provide comments to this proposal has now been closed. If no changes were to be made to this proposal, you as operator would be requested to (amongst others):

  • create an inventory of all components that have been checked,
  • have an LDAR survey performed within 6 months of the day the regulation enters into force,
  • deliver a compliant LDAR report within 1 month to your authorities after each LDAR survey.

With 30 years of experience and 9.000 successful projects, we are a certified service provider and specialize in performing LDAR surveys and detecting and reporting methane leaks on source-level and site-level. Plan and perform your LDAR surveys now before the EU Methane Regulation enters into force. Our experts are ready to support you.

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How we help you comply with the EU Methane Regulation

Inventory of all components
We make a full inventory of all components using our cloud-based emission management software SFEMP®. We select the correct emission factors for your assets, your emission categories or your source types. The result is a complete emission report that is in compliance with the Regulation that you can hand over to the competent authorities of your Member State.
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Find methane leaks on source-level
Our technical specialists perform Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR) surveys directly at the source for all source types using best available techniques, taking into account the 500 ppm detection limit. For example, we use FID/PID devices, OGI cameras for non-accessible sources, and bagging/High Flow Sampling as direct measurement technique to know the exact losses. We then determine the correct (manufacturer) source-specific emission factors. After the initial LDAR survey, our specialists remonitor all found leaks. At the end of the project, our emission management software SFEMP® generates a complete emission report for you to share with the authorities of your Member State.
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Level 5 site measurements with drones
Find methane leaks on site-level
The proposal for the EU Methane Regulation also requests you to measure methane emissions on site-level and then aggregate both the source-level and site-level data. This is in line with the OGMP 2.0 Together with our partners, we perform site measurements using drones, remote sensing devices for continuous monitoring, and satellites.
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Level 5 site measurements with drones
Compliant LDAR reports
The proposal for the Methane Regulation mentions several requirements of what should at least be included in your LDAR reports. Our reports meet these requirements by default and include the complete inventory by equipment, detailed lists of all measured sources, and repair orders. Moreover, cloud-based emission management software SFEMP® generates compliant reports automatically so you can send it within 1 month after each LDAR survey has been performed to your authorities.
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Did you know we received the ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation?

Did you know that we received the ISO 17025 612-TEST accreditation from BELAC and 389-TEST accreditation from Israc for our leak detection program?

With this accreditation, we guarantee that the LDAR measurement data supplied by our inspection services – wherever in the world – are accurate and reliable.

Measurement techniques to detect fugitive methane leaks

Measurement techniques for methane emission quantification on vents

Emission quantification of valves, regulators, and vents

With the High Flow Sampler or bagging technique, we quantify emissions from valves, regulators, or vents.

Other flow measurement techniques

Other flow measurement techniques include the anemometers or calibrated vent bags to identify venting emissions.

Measurement techniques for flaring - Incomplete combustion

Multispectral Optical Gas Imaging

The Multispectral Optical Gas Imaging technique allows you to quantify methane emissions from flaring - incomplete combustion. The technology combines OGI detection capabilities with quantification features.

Site-level methane measurement techniques

Site measurement with remote sensing

Remote Sensing

Our iNose devices are AI-driven gas monitors and detect a wide variety of gases including methane. A thought out modeling calculation allows for proper quantification.

Site measurements with drones

UAV drone inspections

Together with our partners, we detect methane emissions using UAV drones. Increase people´s safety and perform efficient measurements to comply with the EU Methane Regulation.

Site measurements with satellites

Detection of super emitters with satellites

Together with our partners, we help our clients detect super emitters or hotspots with satellites to help you comply.

Multispectral Optical Gas Imaging

The Multispectral Optical Gas Imaging technique allows you to quantify methane emissions from flaring - incomplete combustion. The technology combines OGI detection capabilities with quantification features.

These clients share their success stories in case studies

Case study: 20 years of LDAR for TotalEnergies in Belgium

What does 20 years of LDAR for TotalEnergies in the Port of Antwerp tell us? Discover more in the case study.

Case study: how Gasunie exceeds expectations to reach environmental targets

Gas transmission company Gasunie has realized significant results over the years with our LDAR program, High Flow Sampling and IR screenings.

Case study: effective LDAR for Genel Energy in Iraq

Genel Energy in Iraq contacted us to perform LDAR in their new Sarta facility in Kurdistan. Download the case study to see how they experienced working with us.

Case study: why Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH says LDAR is more than just holding a camera

According to Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH, LDAR is more than just holding a camera and using a third party really makes a difference. Discover why in the case study.

Emission management software SFEMP® helps you comply

The EU Methane Regulation requires you to submit your LDAR report to your authorities within 1 month after each LDAR survey has been performed. And to keep records of all identified leaks for at least ten years.

SFEMP®, Sniffers Full Emission Management Platform, is a cloud-based software application that was designed to digitize your full emission management process from setting up the inventory, data collection during surveys with SFEMP® Mobile, to generating reports and repair orders automatically.

Since it is cloud-based, records can be saved for ten years or more as required by the Regulation.

Benefits of working with us to comply with the EU Methane Regulation

Work with one certified service provider

We help you with the full process from creating the inventory, through detecting methane leaks on source-level and site-level, and reporting. Work with an independent third party with an ISO 17025 accreditation to guarantee accurate and reliable LDAR data.

Wide range of best available measurement techniques

Rely on expert advice for this MRV requirement to comply with the EU Methane Regulation. We offer a wide range of measurement techniques directly at the source and on site-level together with our partners.

Emission management software to generate LDAR reports fast

Emission management software SFEMP® allows you to submit your LDAR reports to your authorities within 1 month after each LDAR survey. Your records can easily be stored for 10 years or more in the cloud-based software as required.

Our experts are here to help you. Contact us.