Innovating for a cleaner climate

Solutions to detect, measure, and reduce methane emissions.

Meeting the global energy demand while addressing climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century. Providing energy access around the globe while balancing climate concerns requires a cleaner energy mix and innovative solutions for the new era. While oil and gas continues to play a vital role in the global energy supply, we need solutions that enable cleaner, safer, and more efficient production, transport and use of our important energy resources.

The transition to a low-carbon future will be greatly influenced by the oil and gas industry’s focus on reducing methane emissions. In 2017, a coalition of industry, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and academics collaborated to develop a set of non-binding Methane Guiding Principles focused on priority areas for action along the natural gas value chain, from production to final consumer. The complementary principles mutually reinforce other initiatives, including the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP).

OGCI, CCAC and OGMP members co-developed the Methane Guiding Principles to ensure the aims of these coalitions. The principles seek to drive impact beyond these initiatives into the entire natural gas value chain to encourage participation of companies who are not members of these other coalitions.

Current global annual greenhouse gas emissions at ~36.2-49.2 GT CO2 eq. have been trending up in recent years. According to a recent United Nations report, CO2 emissions must undergo a reduction of 50% by 2030 (from 2010 levels) and reach zero net emissions by 2050 to limit post-industrial age global warming to 1.5°C. The global oil and gas industry directly emits ~4,419 MMT CO2 eq. (~13% of global total) across supply chain. Around 60% of emissions come from upstream, with processing, such as associated gas venting and flaring, while downstream accounts for ~1/3 of emissions.

Baker Hughes' Measurement and Sensing group brings together the strong heritages of Panametrics and Druck, along with its new Sensor Solutions business, to deliver solutions that enable customers to locate and reduce methane emissions while delivering insights into operations and boosting efficiency.

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Managing methane

The oil and gas industry is under pressure from shareholders and regulators to cut methane emissions. Our new technologies and evolving economics make change more likely.

Read Diarmaid Mulholland's blog on changes.