Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East
Schlumberger launches new solution to reduce flaring and emissions
Energy technology firm Schlumberger has announced the launch of its End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES), under which it will offer a comprehensive set of services and cuttingedge technologies designed to eliminating methane and routine flare emissions.
The business offers a comprehensive set of services and cutting-edge technologies designed to give operators a robust and scalable solution for measuring, monitoring, reporting and, ultimately, eliminating methane and routine flare emissions from their operations
According to the company, SEES launches at a critical time in the industry—today we witnessed leadership from Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) members who announced their aim for zero methane gas emissions in oil and gas operations by 2030. Methane and flare emissions currently account for more than 60% of direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the industry.
A holistic approach to methane and flaring emissions reduction
As per Schlumberger many energy companies offer individual technologies to measure or reduce methane emissions and flaring activity, such as a sensor that measures methane emissions, an instrument that converts waste gas into LNG, or a software platform that inventories greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
While those technologies can be effective, it is unclear how they fit in a holistic effort to reduce emissions. For example, it is challenging to determine which methane sensor to use, how to respond to any detected emissions, and whether a greater impact is possible from reducing methane or reducing flaring.
In this era of radical energy transition, the pressure is on all of us to incorporate climate change regulations and initiatives into our business risk assessments. The pressure comes not only from regulators-but from investors, consumers, employees, and general public—to do the right thing for the environment.
Schlumberger End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES) is a new business that offers a comprehensive set of services and cuttingedge technologies designed to give operators
a robust and scalable solution for measuring, monitoring, reporting, and ultimately eliminating methane and flare emissions from their operations-quickly and effectively.
Tackling methane and flare emissions from the oil and gas industry is the quickest way to have a meaningful impact on reducing your GHG footprint. We want to enable the industry to overcome the challenge differently-better, faster, and more thoroughly-to make a difference globally.
SEES provides the most comprehensive and flexible emissions reduction offering in the marketplace today. We offer a broad range of measurement technologies selected from our consistent evaluation of 97 technologiesincluding field tests of 25 selected technologies-within the last five years.
Schlumberger Chief Technology Officer Demos Pafitis commented: “We have created SEES specifically to help our customers deal with one of the most pressing issues of climate change: the urgent need to cut methane emissions.
“Due to its potency as a GHG and its major share of the industries overall operational emissions, tackling methane emissions will make a significant impact.”
As energy companies seek to operate in a more sustainable manner, they will need to more reliably report and reduce their methane emissions and flaring activity. Currently, when looking for answers and partners to address this challenge, they are faced with a patchwork of disparate offerings—sees changes that.
SEES delivers a holistic approach, which is built on three pillars-plan, measure, and act-that are all underpinned by the industry’s first methane emissions digital platform, accessible in the DELFI* cognitive E&P environment, to provide a comprehensive and differentiated path for operators to achieve their decarbonization objectives:
Plan: Schlumberger screens a wide array of measurement and abatement solutions to identify the most cost-effective technology mix for any operator’s specific assets.
Measure: Schlumberger uniquely provides operators access to the full range of curated, best-in-class third party and inhouse solutions, after rigorous evaluation of 97 methane measurement technologies. Act: Though other service providers can inform an operator where emissions are occurring, Schlumberger-through its endto-end offering-first finds the emissions and then takes remedial action to eliminate them.
In addition, robust data and a digital foundation will enable customers to have a secure, reliable single place for integrating multi-source emissions data with advice, plans and insights.
Kahina Abdeli-galinier, Schlumberger emissions business director, says, “The urgency of methane and flare challenges means emission detection, measurement, reporting and abatement approaches need to mature rapidly. To benefit the industry, SEES aspires to become the trusted partner for operators looking to reduce their emissions footprint quickly, credibly, and in the right way. To benefit the planet, our objective is to work with our customers to eliminate 1% of all anthropogenic GHG emissions by 2030.”
SEES combines Schlumberger’s extensive measurement and planning experience with the ability to assess and implement emerging technology, foundational data, AI, and digital capabilities, and the means to scale and deploy anywhere in the world.