The bigger picture

Through human activities such as burning fossil fuels, atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased by more than a third since the Industrial Revolution. The increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases is blocking heat from escaping Earth, “forcing” climate change. Approximately 36 per cent of US CO2 comes from burning coal, oil and gas to produce…

Air pollution in Khuzestan

In the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, gas flaring is responsible for more than 60% of air pollution. More than 7.5 million cubic meters of sour gas – a form of natural gas – is burned in Khuzestan oil fields each day, significantly contributing to the province’s low air quality. The usual suspect Khuzestan, one of…

Oil and gas: ready, set, innovate!

Whilst the Oil & Gas Industry has been traditionally slow to take up new technologies, there are signs that this is changing. Speaking earlier this year, director of BP’s exploration and production business, Bernard Looney, acknowledged a shift in attitude. Describing digitisation as a ‘game changer’, Looney declared that oil and gas companies are now…

Flare gas: health and safety

A report from the Dakota Resource Council has found that excessive methane flaring has been affecting the health of local residents. Increased levels have been blamed for causing or aggravating respiratory issues such as asthma. With public concern growing, some residents are even leaving the Bakken region. A familiar culprit Lisa Deville, President of Fort…

Removing risk in the Oil & Gas Industry

Seven years ago, an undersea BP oil well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles from the Louisiana coastline. Methane gas from the well below the Deepwater Horizon rig expanded into the drilling riser where it ignited and exploded, engulfing the platform. The Deepwater Horizon was a semi-submersible, mobile, floating rig that was only…

Trump and the Paris Agreement: what next?

In December 2015, 195 countries made history when they agreed to the Paris Agreement. World leaders from across the globe united to legally ratify action against pollution through the United Nations Framework Convention. Climate experts warn an increase of just 2 degrees Celsius could cause irreversible consequences. The dramatic heatwaves last month that caused deadly forest fires…

The global emissions share: who is responsible?

Greenhouse gases are a big problem for the environment. The Earth is getting warmer under the greenhouse effect and our planet’s weather patterns are struggling to adapt to the changing climate. The most prevalent of the greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide, released into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. For a more sustainable…

Oil & Gas Industry technology news

New technology in the Oil & Gas Industry: metal alloys

In the first of our new blog series investigating emerging technologies in the Oil & Gas Industry, we look at the impact of materials and how new alloys are being developed to fight the corrosion threat. The Oil & Gas Industry supplies billions of people around the world, fuelling vehicles, heating homes and generating electricity…

The Fluenta 160 Flare Gas Meter: what does it do?

We have worked with the Oil & Gas Industry since 1985, building a complex product that plays a simple role. The Fluenta 160 Flare Gas Meter measures the volume of natural gas being flared on oil and gas sites. Our products are robust, reliable and accurate, supporting customers with: measurement of flare gas; monitoring flow of…