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Sniffing for leaks | Cleantech Flanders | 26/04/2021

The Sniffers is an international service provider for the oil and gas industry. Through the effectiveness of their environmental services, their clients can achieve their targets in terms of environment, sustainability and integrity. Becoming a partner of Cleantech Flanders therefore comes as no surprise. Cleantech Flanders spoke with Bart Wauterickx, CEO of The Sniffers.

Podcast: Methane Emissions, Energy Transition, and Climate Change | The Al-Attiyah Foundation | 20/04/2021

In this Al-Attiyah Foundation podcast, Mr. Bart Wauterickx, the CEO of Dutch-based company The Sniffers joins us to discuss the effects of Methane emissions, how they can be reduced, and what role they will play in the process of an energy transition, and in combating Climate Change.

The Sniffers partners with INCAS Romania to Reduce Methane Footprint | Energy Industry Review | 26/02/2021

The Sniffers, the leading global environmental and integrity service provider, and INCAS, the Romania-based research establishment specialized in environmental aerial surveys for methane detection, are partnering to help local gas- and energy companies get a complete picture of their methane emissions performances.

The Sniffers and Kayrros Join Forces to Deliver Robust Methane Detection System | Energy Industry Review | 13/02/2021

The Sniffers, the leading international environmental and integrity service provider, and Kayrros, the leading global carbon tracking company, are joining forces to provide an unrivalled methane monitoring solution for gas and energy companies worldwide.

Cleantech Flanders Partner The Sniffers wins prize with program to map methane emissions

We are pleased to announce that our Cleantech partner ‘The Sniffers’ has received the Energy Institute Environment Award 2020 for its Methane Accounting Program.

EI Awards 2020 recognise energy sector's 'indispensable contribution' | The Energyst | 26/11/2020

The annual ceremony of the hotly-contested EI Awards 2020 took place today, with the most innovative people and projects across the global energy sector feted by both the President of the Energy Institute (EI) and UK Energy Minister.

Case Study: The ROMEO Project | Energy Industry Review | 28/10/2020

Together with other research teams, The Sniffers provided its expertise in methane emission management and specifically quantification as a partner of Utrecht University during the unique ROMEO project. Who was involved and what was the outcome?

Pipeline Integrity Application by The Sniffers | Energy Industry Review | 24/09/2020

The Sniffers has integrated the pipeline integrity application and the related services from DMC1 GmbH in its pipeline integrity service portfolio. This strong combination of experience, knowledge, and analysis capabilities, will help pipeline owners realize their integrity objectives.

4 Tips for Accurate Emission Reporting | EnergyNow | 05/08/2020

How is your company responding to recent changes in the provincial measurement and reporting directives? Maybe you have identified gaps in your reporting? As we all navigate the requirements, we thought it would be useful to share these 4 tips from our experts to achieve accurate emission data and ensure reliable reporting in compliance with the AER directives.

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Intero Integrity Services acquires The Sniffers | World Pipelines | 18/12/2019

Intero Integrity Services is pleased to announce that the company has acquired The Sniffers, a longstanding service provider to the oil and gas industry and specialised in emission monitoring and pipeline integrity services.

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Intero Integrity Services Acquires Integrity Service Provider The Sniffers | Pipeline Technology Journal | 20/12/2019

Intero Integrity Services has announced that they have acquired The Sniffers, a longstanding service provider to the oil & gas industry and specialized in emission monitoring and pipeline integrity services.

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The Sniffers launches Methane Accounting Program | Hydrocarbon Engineering | 28/10/2019

To reduce carbon emission and respond to an increased energy demand, global energy players are investing strongly in gas production and supply. Every player in the gas value chain, is confronted with methane emissions. The Sniffers has therefore launched its Methane Accounting Program to help these customers minimising their methane emissions and contribute strongly with the goal to keep global warming under 1.5°C and simultaneously help them to manage their reputation with credible, auditable figures and progress.

Wauterickx, The Sniffers: Methane reduction is an opportunity in Romania | Energynomics | 03/09/2019

The Sniffers is an environmental service provider for the oil and gas industry. ”We are operating worldwide, focusing on Upstream, Midstream and Downstream for O&G activities.

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The Sniffers' New Methane Accounting Program | Fugitive Emissions Journal | 31/05/2019

Effective emission reduction starts with knowing the exact location and the magnitude of those losses. There is also the need for reliable and credible data covering the whole gas value chain. The Sniffers has developed a Methane Accounting Program to assist oil & gas asset owners to realize their environmental and sustainability ambition for methane.

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Leak detection with sniffing dogs

Snuffelen naar lekken | Cleantech Flanders | 26/04/2021

The Sniffers is een internationale dienstverlener voor de olie- en gasindustrie. Door de doeltreffendheid van hun milieudiensten, kunnen hun klanten hun doelstellingen op het gebied van milieu, duurzaamheid, en integriteit verwezenlijken. Partner worden van Cleantech Flanders komt dus niet als een verrassing. Cleantech Flanders sprak met Bart Wauterickx, CEO van The Sniffers.

The Sniffers winnen Environment Award van Energy Institute | dVO | 17/12/2020

Internationaal dienstverlener voor de olie- en gasindustrie, The Sniffers N.V. (Balen), onderdeel van Intero Integrity Services, heeft met zijn programma om methaanemissie te identificeren en te kwantificeren een "Environment Award" van Energy Institute gewonnen.

The Sniffers valt in de prijzen met programma om methaanemissies in kaart te brengen | Agoria | 09/12/2020

Agoria-lidbedrijf The Sniffers is in de prijzen gevallen met zijn programma om methaanemissies te identificeren en te kwantificeren. Het bedrijf won onlangs de Environment Award die in het kader van een internationale wedstrijd werd uitgereikt door Energy Institute.

The Sniffers uit Balen zoekt methaanlekken in 35 landen | Gazet van Antwerpen | 09/12/2020

Balen - The Sniffers uit Balen is op dertig jaar tijd uitgegroeid tot een internationaal bedrijf dat in 35 landen actief is in het opsporen van lekken in installaties en pijpleidingen. Heel wat grote bedrijven in de olie- en gasindustrie maken gebruik van die expertise. Recent won The Sniffers de Environment Award van Energy Institute met het programma om methaanemissies vast te stellen.

Internationale award voor The Sniffers uit Balen | Made In Kempen | 02/12/2020

BALEN – The Sniffers, een internationale dienstverlener voor de olie- en gasindustrie, heeft dit jaar de Environment Award gewonnen die word uitgereikt door Energy Institute in een internationale wedstrijd. The Sniffers kreeg de award voor zijn programma om methaanemissies te identificeren en te kwantificeren.

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Balens bedrijf The Sniffers weer in Amerikaanse handen | De Tijd | 27/12/2019

The Sniffers is een internationale dienstverlener voor de olie- en gasindustrie. Door de doeltreffendheid van hun milieudiensten, kunnen hun klanten hun doelstellingen op het gebied van milieu, duurzaamheid, en integriteit verwezenlijken. Partner worden van Cleantech Flanders komt dus niet als een verrassing. Cleantech Flanders sprak met Bart Wauterickx, CEO van The Sniffers.

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The Sniffers Balen gaat samen met Intero Integrity Services | Made In Kempen | 20/12/2019

BALEN/TRICHT – Intero Integrity Services, dienstverlener van inspectiediensten en industriële toepassingen voor de olie-, gas- en petrochemische industrie kondigt aan dat het The Sniffers uit Balen heeft overgenomen. The Sniffers is gespecialiseerd in emissiemonitoring en pijpleidinginspecties.

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Gelderse dienstverlener energiesector neemt Belgische branchegenoot over | Financieel Dagblad | 19/12/2019

Intero Integrity Services, een Gelderse dienstverlener voor de olie-, gas- en petrochemische industrie neemt de Belgische branchegenoot The Sniffers over.

Balense speurhonden ontdekken lek in gaspijpleiding Oevel | Gazet van Antwerpen | 17/12/2019

Het lek in de gaspijpleiding dat bijna twee weken hinder veroorzaakte in de omgeving van Oevel (Westerlo), werd ontdekt door de speurhonden van The Sniffers uit Balen. Dit Kempense bedrijf is wereldwijd actief in het opsporen van lekken.

Hond Balens bedrijf ontdekt lek ethyleenleiding Oevel | RTV | 10/12/2019

The Sniffers is een internationale dienstverlener voor de olie- en gasindustrie. Door de doeltreffendheid van hun milieudiensten, kunnen hun klanten hun doelstellingen op het gebied van milieu, duurzaamheid, en integriteit verwezenlijken. Partner worden van Cleantech Flanders komt dus niet als een verrassing. Cleantech Flanders sprak met Bart Wauterickx, CEO van The Sniffers.

Reports and publications

Where technology meets nature: a unique approach to ban illegal tapping | Pipeline Technology Journal | 2019

Illegal tapping is a growing problem on a worldwide scale. In this article, we will discuss today’s challenges regarding illegal tapping and explain sniffing dogs’ capabilities.

The mission to reduce emissions | World Pipelines | January 2019

Bart Wauterickx, The Sniffers, Belgium, outlines the techniques available to reduce emissions from compressor and valve stations on pipeline networks.

Emission management

Finding the Right Balance | Tanks and Terminals Magazine | 2018

Bart Wauterickx and Bas Hermans, The Sniffers, Belgium. explain how a combination of measurement techniques can help ensure a complete leak detection survey.

Statistical Analysis of Leak Detection And Repair Programs in Europe | Carbon Limits | 30/11/2017

Compared to North America, fewer public studies have focused on the measurement of methane emissions from oil and gas systems in Europe. To close this gap, Carbon Limits published a report in mth/year that provides valuable insights on emission patterns in Europe, focusing particularly on mid-stream emissions. The Sniffers had the pleasure to collaborate with Carbon Limits and 2 other companies on this study and provide valuable input.

Emission management

Application story | Tank storage monitoring with FLIR's intrinsically safe optical gas imaging camera | 09/2017

Belgian tank inspectors The Sniffers use the FLIR GFx320 optical gas imaging camera to monitor for fugitive emissions in hazardous locations.

More than Man's Best Friend | Inside Oil and Gas Magazine | March 2017

Leak detection however small, followed by proper maintenance activity, reduces the risks of incidents and fire, and improves safety. The Sniffers is an innovative and growing service provider, a €9 million turnover success that started out with a pipe leak and a dog. Colin Chinery reports.

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Getting The Measure | Tank and Terminals Magazine | 2017

Bart Wauterickx and Bas Hermans, The Sniffers, Belgium, highlight the importance of flaring and vapor recovery measurements for tank farm operators.

Watch how detection dog Mecky finds electrical short circuits

Sniffing out solutions | World Pipelines Extreme issue | 2017

Kristof Verwaest and Bart Wauterickx, The Sniffers, Belgium, consider some of the challenges that extreme environments have on pipeline inspection operations.

Leak Detection with Dogs featured in World Pipelines magazine

Dogs Detecting Gas Leaks | World Pipelines | 2016

Bart Wauterickx and Kristof Verwaest, The Sniffers, Belgium, outline an alternative way of detecting leaks in pipelines.