Wednesday 9 March 2022

Apache and LongPath expand partnership for methane monitoring in Permian Basin

Apache and LongPath expand partnership for methane monitoring in Permian Basin

Apache Corporation and LongPath Technologies are expanding their partnership for continuous methane emissions monitoring in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

The former company, an oil and gas exploration and production firm and subsidiary of APA Corporation, adopted the LongPath system for 24/7 real-time monitoring of methane leaks in 2021, with the commissioning of several dozen sites, leading to reductions in emissions.

LongPath Technologies' networked monitoring solution provides wide-area coverage of many individual facilities with a single laser system, which is placed in a central location and eye-safe light is sent out over multi-mile pathways through the air.

Small mirrors on monitored sites allow for quantified emission volumes for each site to be reported in real time.

Jessica Jackson, Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety Apache said: “At Apache, we are committed to reducing emissions and were looking for a technology that provided real-time monitoring and volume quantifications.

“LongPath’s technology provides our teams with the data needed to achieve meaningful emissions reductions while meeting global energy needs in more innovative and sustainable ways.”

With the planned partnership expansion, LongPath will provide monitoring for around 60 Apache facilities across multiple areas of the Permian Basin.

LongPath CEO Ian Dickinson added: “We are thrilled to be able to continue what has been a rewarding partnership on both sides.

“In Apache, we have partner who has focused on how to make continuous monitoring actionable and efficient. The Apache team’s emissions mitigation workflow represents a viable long term solution for ingesting real-time emissions data and getting root cause analysis and solutions down to a science. We are looking forward to entering into this next phase with Apache.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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