A closer look at methane emission management in Europe: how effective is LDAR? -

Marlies Dockx
2019/04/04

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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 report also sheds new light on a few critical issues related to methane emission mitigation.

The Sniffers had the pleasure to collaborate with Carbon Limits and 2 other companies on this study and provide valuable input.

Your questions answered

The report provides thorough answers to below questions:

  • What is the distribution of emission rates and how do emissions vary based on the type of components?
  • When leaks are detected, maintenance repairs the leak. How effective are these repairs in reducing the emissions?
  • How frequently are new leaks detected after repair and how often does repaired equipment leak again?

The outcome

Similarly to North American studies, the analysis demonstrates emission distribution by equipment type, effectiveness of repairs, effectiveness of LDAR over time and confirms the need for regular and systematic LDAR programs.

Methane Accounting Program

The Sniffers has developed a full Methane Accounting program to help its oil & gas customers with the methane reduction challenge. Click here for more information.

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