SLB | October 09, 2023
SLB's SEES introduces a next-gen methane monitoring system.
The methane point instrument offers exceptional leak detection sensitivity in a compact, plug-and-play solution.
The instrument complies with reporting criteria from OGMP, the United Nations Environment Programme, and EU requirements.
SLB's End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES) business has unveiled its next-generation methane point instrument. This self-installed continuous methane monitoring system harnesses IoT-enabled sensors to swiftly and cost-effectively detect, pinpoint, and quantify emissions throughout oil and gas operations. Effective monitoring is pivotal in the battle against methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) with a climate change impact potentially 84 times greater than that of carbon dioxide over a 20-year span, responsible for nearly half of the oil and gas sector's operational emissions.
The methane point instrument heralds a breakthrough in methane measurement technology, providing operators with exceptional leak detection sensitivity in a compact, durable, and pioneering 'plug-and-play' solution. This innovative technology automates continuous methane monitoring, rendering manual data collection during sporadic site visits obsolete, as these visits only offer a small sample of emissions.
Designed to be lightweight and portable, this compact device features an integrated solar panel, wind measurement capabilities, and a methane sensor. It can be self-installed in mere minutes, effortlessly mounted on existing infrastructure, and deployed at virtually no additional cost – akin to installing a home security camera. This advancement empowers operators to cost-effectively expand and swiftly implement continuous methane monitoring across their facilities.
Kahina Abdeli-Galinier, emissions business director, SLB, commented,
Designed for ‘always on’, accurate measurement and fast, affordable deployment at any scale, our next generation point instrument widens the accessibility to continuous methane monitoring for the industry, providing producers with a practical pathway to achieve a more complete picture of their emissions profile.
[Source – Business Wire]
Kahina further noted that such insight, combined with improved deployability, is growing in significance for producers worldwide due to increasing pressure from regulators and the public to address the immediate climate change impacts caused by methane.
The methane point instrument aligns with the reporting criteria set forth by the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP), the United Nations Environment Programme's flagship reporting and mitigation initiative. Furthermore, it adheres to related reporting requirements within the European Union and is poised to meet the proposed US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for methane monitoring at active onshore US production sites.
This announcement was made as a part of ADIPEC, an international platform where industry leaders converge to drive collective, responsible, and expeditious action toward decarbonizing and future-proofing our energy systems.
SEES, launched in March 2022, offers a comprehensive suite of services and state-of-the-art technologies, empowering operators with a robust and scalable solution for measuring, monitoring, reporting, and, ultimately, mitigating methane emissions and routine flare emissions. Since its inception, SEES has executed customer projects on a global scale, deploying its array of capabilities, including consulting, optimized surveillance planning, measurements, and interpretation through a secure digital platform.
SAP | September 06, 2023
FREYR Battery welcomes SAP SE into the Energy Transition Acceleration Coalition
Tom Einar Jensen, FREYR's Co-founder and Executive Chairman, says SAP brings world leading enterprise software solutions and a shared commitment to exploring commercial opportunities
On September 05, 2023, FREYR Battery, a leading developer of next-generation, environmentally friendly battery cell production capacity, welcomed SAP SE into its Energy Transition Acceleration Coalition (ETAC). SAP SE is a globally recognized software producer known for its expertise in managing business processes. With SAP SE joining the ETAC, this collaborative alliance of global business partners dedicated to commercializing decarbonization solutions through clean battery deployment now includes a prestigious lineup of members, including Glencore Plc, Caterpillar Inc., Siemens AG, and Nidec Corporation.
SAP SE has actively participated in various initiatives geared towards defining optimal collaboration methods. These initiatives encompass closed-loop battery recycling, data exchange facilitated by business networks, AI-driven automation for cell manufacturing, modular production techniques for battery assembly, and robust recycling practices via meticulous material accounting.
The ETAC functions as a global strategic alliance uniting industry leaders from both industrial and technological sectors. Its primary objective is to identify and explore mutual commercial opportunities along the entire battery value chain. Potential areas of collaboration within this initiative encompass battery cell manufacturing, integration of battery packs and modules, digital and software services, mining and refining, power market stationary storage applications, electric transportation solutions, as well as recycling and end-of-life solutions.
FREYR's Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Tom Einar Jensen, said, "We are delighted to welcome SAP, one of the world's premier software companies, into the ETAC on behalf of our other partners. SAP brings a global network of strategic business relationships, world leading enterprise software solutions, and a shared commitment to exploring commercial opportunities that are aligned with our vision to accelerate the energy transition across key sectors, and to incubate and develop innovative technology solutions together." He added, "This partnership will be marked by a dedicated focus on the digital thread, leveraging SAP's extensive network of customers and partners. The ETAC will pave the way towards a digitally empowered future within the battery industry."
SAP's Global Battery Practice Lead, Stephan Fester, commented, "We are honoured to be part of the ETAC and to support FREYR in developing decarbonized solutions through clean batteries. The collective challenge faced by all stakeholders within the battery value chain is the scaling of the battery business. Consequently, all parties are actively seeking the optimal solution to start lean and quick but able to scale as the business grows." He further said, "Our strategy is to focus on the end-to-end battery value chain, from mining to refining, from cell manufacturing to module and pack assembly, from finished goods production to operations and recycling. With our experience from 26 different industries, we will create new opportunities to accelerate time to market and to establish new business around decarbonized battery solutions. With our partnership approach we focus on value realization to ensure customer success."
PR Newswire | October 06, 2023
In its fourth annual clean energy filing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), Dominion Energy Virginia today proposed more than a dozen new solar projects for Virginia customers. If approved, the projects will generate 772 megawatts (MW) of carbon-free electricity, enough to power nearly 200,000 Virginia homes at peak output.
The proposal includes 6 solar projects totaling 337 MW that will be owned or acquired by Dominion Energy Virginia. It also includes 13 power purchase agreements (PPAs) totaling 435 MW with independently owned solar projects. The PPAs were selected through a competitive solicitation process.
"These projects support our ongoing efforts to deliver reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy to our customers,"
said Ed Baine, President of Dominion Energy Virginia.
They will also bring jobs and economic benefits to communities across the Commonwealth.
[Source: PR Newswire]
Today's proposal is a significant expansion of Dominion Energy's growing solar fleet, which is currently the second largest in the nation. If approved, the company will surpass 4,600 MW of solar in Virginia, enough to power more than 1.1 million homes at peak output.
In addition to SCC approval, the utility-owned projects require local and state permits before construction may begin. If approved, construction is expected to be complete between 2024 and 2026.
The cost of the projects is estimated to add approximately $1.54 to the average residential customer's monthly bill. Dominion Energy Virginia's rates are currently 16% below the national average and 32% below the East Coast average.