Direct measurement of methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector: Review of measurement results and technology advances (2018–2022)
The increasing methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector deviates from the goals of the Paris Agreement on sustainable development and climate control. This paper reviews recent direct measurement results and technological advances in the upstream oil and gas sector, based on more than 100 sources published between 2018 and 2022. No consensus was found on the correlation between methane emissions and well data items such as production volume and well age. Aircraft surveys were the most frequently used technology during the study period. Developed countries lead in direct measurement, with only 12.5% of studies conducted in developing countries. The sensing method and the performance of sensor carriers lead to different characterisations of direct measurement techniques. Growing upstream methane emissions accelerate global warming and pose risks to groundwater. Mitigating super-emitters and reported venting and flares could reduce total methane emissions by 20% and 25%, respectively. China, the world's largest methane emitter, emitted approximately 2135 kt methane from its upstream oil and gas sector, mainly through venting (80%). Direct methane measurements and the strength of government management could assist China in prioritising carbon emission reduction and filling the legislative gap.
"Pioneer" and "Leading Goose" R & D Program of Zhejiang[2023C04048] ; Science Foundation of Zhejiang Ocean University["11025092222","JX6311020523"] ; Scientific Research Fund of Zhejiang Provincial Education Department[Y202250605]
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Science & Technology - Other Topics ; Engineering ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Engineering, Environmental ; Environmental Sciences
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1.National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Harbor Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation Technology/Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Environmental Pollution Control,Zhejiang Ocean University,Zhoushan,No. 1, Haida South Road,316022,China
2.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,University of Alberta,Edmonton,116 St. and 85 Ave. T6G 2R3,Canada
3.Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS,Peking University,Beijing,No. 5 Yiheyuan Road,100871,China
4.School of Environmental Science and Engineering,Southern University of Science and Technology,Shenzhen,1088 Xueyuan Avenue,518055,China
5.SINOPEC Research Institute of Safety Engineering Co.,Ltd,Qingdao,No. 339 Songling Road,266000,China
6.Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL,NETME Centre,Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,Brno University of Technology – VUT Brno,Brno,Technická 2896/2,616 69,Czech Republic
Yang，Xinxiang,Kuru，Ergun,Zhang，Xiuyuan,等. Direct measurement of methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector: Review of measurement results and technology advances (2018–2022)[J]. Journal of Cleaner Production,2023,414.
Yang，Xinxiang.,Kuru，Ergun.,Zhang，Xiuyuan.,Zhang，Shuyu.,Wang，Rui.,...&Wang，Bohong.(2023).Direct measurement of methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector: Review of measurement results and technology advances (2018–2022).Journal of Cleaner Production,414.
Yang，Xinxiang,et al."Direct measurement of methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector: Review of measurement results and technology advances (2018–2022)".Journal of Cleaner Production 414(2023).
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