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Better ways to sense oil and gas methane emissions - satelilte and airborne

.......and feeding data into companies' emissions management systems
Jean-Francois Gauthier
» Vice-President Strategy
» GHGSat
Ben Lunnon-Wood
» Big Sky Theory

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Flaring and methane emissions continue to be a major issue for the oil and gas industry, with Regulators paying increasing attention, and an area where there is a large amount of technological development.

In this webinar, we'll look at developments in monitoring, characterisation and measurement of both flaring and emissions using increasingly sophisticated sensors on satellites and drones(UAVs), and using lasers on land (either as fixed ground stations or carried by ‘walkers’).

We'll also focus on how the data from these systems can be integrated into companies' wider emissions monitoring, reduction and communications schemes - since the value of data depends on how easy it is to use.

Times in agenda below are UK time


13:00 Karl Jeffery - editor
Finding Petroleum

Welcome & Introducton

Karl Jeffery is editor and co-founder of Digital Energy Journal, and conference producer of Finding Petroleum. He is also publisher of Carbon Capture Journal and Tanker Operator, and co-founder of Digital Ship, a publishing and events company covering digital technology for the deep sea maritime industry. He has a BEng in chemical engineering from Nottingham University

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13:05 Jean-Francois Gauthier - Vice-President Strategy

Towards Global Transparency: How Satellites are changing the monitoring of emissions at industrial sites

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Talk Description

Constellation of satellites – and collaboration between different available satellite systems – can provide more accurate insight to guide oil and gas operators in driving methane emissions reductions affordably and efficiently.

In October 2016, Jean-Francois joined GHGSat to help commercialize the products and services from their breakthrough satellites around the world and build the sales and marketing organization. He is now responsible for guiding the strategy of the company and leads corporate development activities.

GHGSat is the global leader in high-resolution remote-sensing of greenhouse gas from space - an appr
13:30 Ben Lunnon-Wood - CEO
Big Sky Theory

Airborne Methane Reconnaissance

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Talk Description
Big Sky Theory (BST) is demonstrating the effectiveness of airborne (UAV) methane reconnaissance. With support from the UK's National Physical Laboratory, BST is breaking new ground in fast, safe and efficient emissionns detection and characterisation.

Methane, we're coming for you!!
Big Sky Theory aims to put you, the client, first. Rather than propose assumption-based solutions, our aim is to tailor drone consultancy to meet your requirements. Engagement and flexibility are key to us working successfully with you, especially in newer areas of drone operations.

Big Sky Theory
After a decade of drone operations in both military and commercial sectors, Ben Lunnon-Wood establis
13:55 David Bamford - Director
Finding Petroleum

Q&A followed by Close no later than 1415

David Bamford is well known around the oil & gas industry both as an explorer and a geophysicist. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Bristol and a Ph.D in Geological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.

Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc, being recruited for this position especially for his exploration knowledge. He serves on the Nominations and Remuneration Committees, and was chairman of the latter, and Senior Independent Director, for 3 years prior to his retire from the board at the end of April 2014.

He was on the board of Premier Oil from May 2014 to May 2016.

He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions being Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999), and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.

He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company, as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.

From 2012 to 201 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director.

He was a founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas research house, and several media companies that focus on the oil & gas sector, and has served as an advisor to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc, and Kimmeridge Energy LLP. Since retiring from BP, he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.

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