Methane emissions from offshore oil and gas facilities are a significant contributor to climate change and need to be accurately assessed to manage reductions and meet reporting requirements.
Multiple approaches exist to address the challenge of quantifying emissions, from traditional “bottoms-up” leak detection to new technologies remotely measuring emissions “top-down” using satellites, aircraft, drones, and fixed sensors. Each method has different capabilities and limitations, and operating offshore over water adds additional complexity to the measurement challenge. Selecting appropriate solutions for a particular location can be a difficult task, and this presentation will provide an overview of the options available.
The presentation will explore the use of drones for offshore methane emissions quantification in more detail and explaining the use of a direct methane measurement technology allowing assets to be quickly assessed and prioritised for remediation. This is especially important in Thailand where there are a high number of assets offshore. Regional case studies will be used to illustrate the applications and the challenges to implementing such measurements in Thailand.
Dave Turner is Asia Pacific Region Director for SeekOps, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dave started his oil and gas career as a wireline engineer after completing his mechanical engineering degree and worked in the field for five years in locations across the Middle East. He then held various operations, sales, and technical management positions in upstream service product lines in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Angola. Returning to Malaysia, Dave specialised in conveyance risk management before entering the methane emissions detection field at SeekOps. Dave is a UK Chartered Mechanical Engineer and holds an engineering degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and an MBA from Imperial College London.