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 Detection of unexpected methane leakage on a regional basis

Challenge ID:

HCP-4107

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Detection of unexpected methane leakage on a regional basis.

Theme:

ON 4.1: Environmental monitoring - Baseline historic mapping of environment and ecosystems

Consortium Lead:

Hatfield

Interviewed Company:

Hatfield

Geography:

ON.REG.00 - Generic onshore

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

As part of shale gas development, unexpected emissions of methane and other light gases may occur. Emission may not be local to development site. Large operations areas.

 

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Potential need for extensive air monitoring before and after gas drilling to determine how hydraulic fracturing may impact natural leakage rates.

Thematic information requirements:

Air quality and emissions

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

In-situ monitoring systems and airshed modelling. Development of an aerial platform technology at present.

 

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

High resolution hyperspectral sensors and geological models. Integration of in-situ and aerial information for improved monitoring (spatial coverage and accuracy).

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

Currently focused on developoment with airborne sensors.

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

2

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

3

Topographic class:

Not specific

Development:

3

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

4

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

0

Technology urgency:

1 - Mid-Term (5-10 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Daily

Data currently used:

In-situ monitoring and surveys.

Spatial resolution:

Basin

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not Specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Within a month

Geographic extents:

Regional

Existing standards:

None