One Hundred Options: Making Sense of Methane Measurement Technologies
Current and emerging methane detection and quantification technologies offer a staggering diversity of services and data products that cover many spatial and temporal resolution orders. They differ just as much in terms of sensitivity, survey speed, and cost. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet solution, so understanding and selecting among these options can be a daunting task. To make matters worse, the competitive landscape is fierce, and no standards exist for comparing different solutions. Mechanisms for verifying performance are underdeveloped, so vendors are incentivized to overstate their value.
This course will overview the current state of methane measurement, giving participants the ability to clearly understand the value of different approaches for detecting and quantifying methane emissions. Participants will leave this course knowing whether to use methane measurement technologies and how to choose them.
Participants will leave this course with the ability to:
Discern among the full range of methane measurement technologies, including handheld instruments, satellites, and everything in between.
View claims about performance from vendors through a critical lens.
Navigate technology selection by understanding value proposition, relevant performance metrics and common pitfalls.
Understand existing and probable future regulatory measurement requirements
Weigh the pros and cons of Alternative LDAR (Alt-FEMPs) and demonstrating emissions reduction equivalence.
Understand the value of methane technology models like LDAR-Sim
Anticipate future opportunities for leveraging methane measurement data through voluntary disclosure and responsible gas certification.
Who should attend?
The course is recommended for anyone working in the energy sector seeking to benefit from rapidly evolving innovation in methane measurement. It does not require a strong technical background.