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  1. Bertrand Williams-Rioux
  2. Sherwood Moore
  3. Si Chen
  4. Arezki Dji


Even as we reduce our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to stop climate change, the oil and gas industry will remain a central part of the global energy system for decades.  In this period, a top priority is to reduce the amount of methane that is leaked and flared during the production of oil and natural gas. Methane trapped in the geological formations of oil and gas wells is often disposed of as a safety measure, but also leaked or vented to the atmosphere when infrastructure is not available to gather, process and distribute it as natural gas for a profit. This is typical in remote and undeveloped areas (the highest rates are observed in Africa, Figure 1) where methane is burned (flared) and converted into Carbon Dioxide (CO2), or worse, vented or leaked. 


For more technical details, please see Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Reduction Project

Minimum viable product

Our target product is a portal where data from multiple sources of methane emissions could be viewed, and the final methane emissions for a production facility is calculated.  Then an oil & gas producer could also: