Emissions monitoring tech needed for ‘North Sea roadmap’

The oil and gas industry’s output of polluting and greenhouse gases will be more accurately monitored thanks to a new guide to current and future technologies, which companies are invited to contribute to. 

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The Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) and North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) have put a call out for firms working in the emissions measurement and monitoring technologies sector to present products for inclusion in the ‘roadmap’. 

Once published, the report will offer North Sea operators of fixed and floating installations and onshore terminals with an in-depth guide to the equipment and software currently available to update and improve measurement processes. Information will also include readiness of technology, modification requirements, and indicative implementation costs. 

Companies specialising in areas including power generation, venting and flaring, with products deployed or nearing deployment, are encouraged to apply by Friday 3rd November. You can find details of how to submit the necessary information here

The technology landscape is a rapidly evolving space. Understanding the solutions available, their potential, and how to implement them is key and this roadmap will provide an invaluable resource for operators,’ said Rebecca Allison, Chief Operating Officer at NZTC. ‘Through our latest call, we will identify the emissions measuring and monitoring technologies that are going to drive progress, fill the gaps identified by industry, and encourage wider adoption.’

While North Sea oil and gas operations are at the frontline of climate concerns, the industry is currently continuing to expand, making accurate monitoring and measurement of direct emissions crucial. Earlier this year, our sister magazine, Air Quality News, ran an investigation into new evidence suggesting methane output from the North Sea fossil fuel sector could be five times higher than previously understood. You can revisit the feature here.

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