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Air quality (emissions) monitoring

 

Challenge ID

OTM:021

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Title

Air quality (emissions) monitoring

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Theme ID

ON 4.2: Environmental monitoring - Continuous monitoring of changes throughout the lifecycle

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

PEMEX, Statoil, PetroSA, Shell, Ardan-Afrca, Sasol, Chevron

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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What is the nature of the challenge? (What is not adequately addressed at present?)

We aim to minimise the amount of emissions, and gas flared or vented to the environment at all stages of O&G development. It would be beneficial to have a tool that allowed us to monitor this remotely so that we could monitor our impact on the environment and highlight good and bad performers.

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Thematic information requirements

7. Determine air quality,

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Nature of the challenge - What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Gas that is vented or flared is wasted resource that is damaging to the environment. Being able to monitor these events would allow us to better understand how to improve our operations.

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What do you currently do to address this challenge?/ How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

We use data from the assets themselves, but this needs to be corroborated against other monitoring benchmarks.  On a wider scale, we use data from GGFR satellite derived imagery.

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

EO data in combination with in situ measurements and modelling are used to provide up-to-date, timely information and forecasts on air pollutant concentrations.

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What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need? – are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

EO could be a useful complimentary technology.

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact quantification [1]

0

1

2

3

1

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Climate classification

NOT CLIMATE SPECIFIC

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Geographic context/restrictions

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Topographic classification / Offshore classification

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Seasonal variations

Any season

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Impact Area

Environmental and H&S

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Technology Urgency

(How quickly does the user need the solution)

Immediately (0-2 years)

 

Information requirements

 

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Update frequency

monthly

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Data Currently used

 

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Spatial resolution

 

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Thematic accuracy

 

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Example formats

 

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Timeliness

Within a week

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Geographic Extent

reservoir footprint

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Existing standards

GGFR partnership has guidelines relating to venting and flaring monitoring


 


[1] Impact quantification scores: 4 – Critical/ enabling; 3 – Significant/ competitive advantage; 2 – Important but non-essential; 1 – Nice to have; 0 – No impact, need satisfied with existing technology