Pilot Measurements Study for Quantifying Methane Emissions at Upstream and Midstream Oil and Gas Facilities

Ken Craig, Sonoma Technology Inc.

Recently published evidence concerning upstream and midstream oil and gas activities suggests that methane emissions may be massively underestimated from this industrial sector. These are surprising and unsettling findings, which need to be further understood with verification research studies. We propose to define a path forward to meet this need for verification. Our proposed approach will produce results and guidance that make use of the best and latest available technologies to efficiently and effectively produce ground-based verification observations.