Oil&Gas

As the global population and welfare increase, long-term energy demand is expected to continue to increase. With the increasing global demand for clean energy and the climate crisis, the pressure to de-carbonize oil and natural gas companies has increased. Given the call for cleaner energy and the need for more energy, oil and gas companies will have to balance their environmental commitments while keeping fossil fuels in the energy mix.

Sustainability and climate risk management of the oil and gas sector with new technologies will be vital in determining whether they can continue their business.

Challenges in the oil&gas sector related to air quality management

  • Emission of greenhouse gases that trigger climate change —The production, processing, and use of oil and gas emits large amounts of greenhouse gases, mainly methane (CH4), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), as well as fugitive VOCs that contribute to climate change
  • High risk of occupational disease —Leaks, flames, and excessive emissions during production create hazardous air pollutants known or suspected to cause cancer, loss of coordination, and numerous adverse effects on human health
  • High cost and processing times of air quality measurement tools —Air quality measurement stations standardized by the EU (and similar organizations) are expensive to purchase and operate. Continuous monitoring is necessary to detect and reduce leaks. Traditional and many alternative methods are not designed to broadcast data to the cloud in real time. This causes an increase in downtime in the facilities.
  • Insufficient process control systems —Spatial management of air quality monitoring at only a few points in facilities increases maintenance costs while reducing resource efficiency and emission control.

Solution: Airqoon

Airqoon is a low-cost and easy-to-use hyper-local air pollution management solution that provides real-time, data-driven, actionable environmental intelligence to companies in the oil and gas industry.

  • Airqoon sensor units are backed with airqoon cloud, and their compact size allows real-time air quality monitoring at every production stage.
  • Analyzing real-time and historical measurement data, Airqoon prepares monthly and annual air quality performance reports.
  • The cloud-based Airqoon sensor units are energy self-sufficient and are managed remotely with minimum intervention for maintenance.
  • With the help of continuous monitoring, environmental and occupational health risks are analyzed using high-resolution Spatio-temporal data.

Use Cases

Perimeter Monitoring to Assess the Environmental Impact of Industrial Facilities
Perimeter Monitoring to Assess the Environmental Impact of Industrial Facilities

One of the environmental management responsibilities of industrial facilities is to keep environmental pollution under management. It is not correct to evaluate the air quality in the facilities with daily measurements. It should be constructed by mo...

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Public Information and Protection
Public Information and Protection

Air pollution is one of the most severe threats to human health and ecosystems. The adverse effects of air pollution on human and environmental health have been well-documented by the World Health Organization (WHO). Air quality monitoring is therefo...

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Urban Air Pollution Monitoring Networks-Expand Spatial Coverage
Urban Air Pollution Monitoring Networks-Expand Spatial Coverage

Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to people’s health, and it’s a problem that’s only getting worse. Air quality monitoring networks are insufficient, so there is not enough data about where and when air pollution is worse. Thi...

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Heat Island Effect Measurement
Heat Island Effect Measurement

The heat island effect is an increase in the temperature of urban areas compared to surrounding rural areas. Urban heat islands cause many adverse effects such as health problems, increased energy consumed for cooling, air pollution, water shortage, ...

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Assessing the Impact of Investments on Green Tech
Assessing the Impact of Investments on Green Tech

In the cement, mining, and oil&gas industries, it is essential to keep an eye on the impact of investments because it directly affects the air quality of nearby communities. Green transformation makes it essential to know how much energy used in ...

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