Methane Consulting | SLB

Methane consulting

Let us be your guide to the best emissions reduction and reporting program

SLB methane emissions consulting services

Clearing a smooth path for methane reduction and reporting

  • What is the optimal mix of technologies and number of measurements to meet Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0, Veritas, or other reporting standards?
  • Should I reduce methane emissions by performing more inspections for fugitive emissions or by installing low-emission equipment like instrument air systems?
  • Is it more effective to reduce total emissions by monitoring for fugitive methane or by converting flare gas into a marketable product?

Many times, we answer questions such as these for our customers.

Planning a methane and flaring emissions reduction program can seem overwhelming in the face of the fast-growing number of existing and emerging technology solutions and the equally fast-growing regulations, certifications, and standards. To help clear the path to success, our end-to-end emissions management team calls on its combined expertise to advise customers on the potential impact of these factors on economic performance. Among the tools we use are marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves tailored to your assets. The MAC curves highlight the potential emissions reduction and net cost for each available technology solution for a specific location to help you make the best decisions as you plan your emissions reduction program.

Mitigating Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

To help you make cost-effective decisions when you begin planning your emissions reduction program, we create marginal abatement cost (MAC) curves tailored to your assets and highlight the net cost and potential emissions reduction for each available technology.
MAC curves illustrate the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that can be avoided by deploying a specific technology in a specific location and the net cost of the deployment.

How we work with you

Part of SLB End-to-end Emissions Solutions, our methane consulting service begins with a thorough understanding of your assets and goals. We use advanced detection, monitoring, and measurement technologies to identify, pinpoint, and quantify emissions from the air and on the ground.

Our gas process engineers develop the MAC curves that illustrate the amount of GHG emissions that can be avoided by deploying a specific technology in a specific location, the net cost of the deployment, and the additional revenues that result from keeping more gas or product in the pipes.

To reduce flare emissions, we identify flares that can be combusted more efficiently, optimized for better gas processing, or eliminated altogether. Our assessments prioritize emissions reduction steps based on the environmental and economic benefits of each potential action. We can then provide a customized plan for each asset and location.

  • OGMP 2.0 Gold Standards for Pathway and Reporting
  • Global and local regulations compliance
  • Differentiated gas certification
  • Methane and flare gas reduction using technologies that can be deployed at near or negative net cost

For upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas operations or any sites that have methane emissions, flaring, or both.

  • Consulting from leading experts who have designed and implemented plans to report at different OGMP levels and have helped develop natural gas certification standards
  • Technical expertise from across SLB business lines that have the capabilities to implement the emissions reduction plans