Schlumberger Rolls out Business Solution to Eliminate Oil and Gas industry's Methane Emissions

Published on: 10 March 2022
by KnowESG

A Brief Summary

Schlumberger, an oilfield services company, recently announced the launch of Schlumberger End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES). It offers a series of services, including cutting-edge technologies that will provide operators with a robust and scalable solution for monitoring, measuring, reporting and eventually eliminating methane and routine flare emissions from its businesses.

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The business solution facilitates the company to achieve the methane emissions target in oil and operations by 2030. The oil and gas industry accounts for about 60 per cent of Methane and flare emissions at present.

Schlumberger Chief Technology Officer Demos Pafitis said: “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 industry’s overall operational emissions, tackling methane emissions will make a significant impact.” 

SEES provides a platform for oil and gas companies to accurately report and bring down their methane emissions and flaring activity. It delivers a holistic approach for operators to develop a methane emission strategy from the beginning itself. It has been built on three pillars— plan, measure, and act—that will provide a comprehensive path for the companies to achieve their decarbonisation targets.

  • Plan: Under the Plan pillar, Schlumberger screens several solutions to find out the most cost-effective technology mix for the operator's assets concerned.

  • Measure: Schlumberger is the only company that offers operators a comprehensive variety of curated, best-in-class third-party and in-house solutions following a thorough review of 97 methane measurement technologies.

  • Act: While other service providers can tell an operator where emissions are coming from, Schlumberger's end-to-end offering discovers the pollutants first and then takes corrective action to eradicate them.

Kahina Abdeli-Galinier, Schlumberger emissions business director, said: “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.”

Schlumberger's significant measuring and planning expertise is combined with the ability to analyse and integrate emerging technologies, fundamental data, AI, and digital capabilities, as well as the flexibility to scale and deploy anywhere in the world. The company has also amassed a wealth of knowledge and competence in worldwide GHG emission reporting and certification standards. Building a digital platform to support a multi-sensor, multi-operator monitoring programme, as well as entering a consulting contract with an IOC to help them comply with the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0 framework for methane, are two recent customer engagements.