Nigeria still under flaring scrutiny

The flaring of “waste” natural gas has long been a contentious issue in the Oil & Gas industry, and at various times certain nations have been subject to greater scrutiny than others. At the close of 2011, figures from the World Bank – based on satellite observations – estimated Nigeria’s overall volume of flared gas…

Flaring in the news – October

The Oil & Gas industry is anything but static. Over the past few months a stream of news concerning the flaring of natural gas suggests that some developments may be bringing about significant changes to the industry. Royalty-free flaring on public and tribal lands A peer-reviewed report issued by Friends of the Earth has stirred…

Stavenger – the oil capital of Norway

As you may know, while Fluenta is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company was founded in Haugesund, in the North of Norway, where it developed world-leading flare gas measurement technology following the company’s inception in 1985. Another key area in Norway’s Oil & Gas industry is Stavanger in the south, home to several key industry…

Measuring flare gas – the alternatives

Measuring the volume of flare gas expelled from oil and gas plants is one of the most challenging types of gas flow measurement.  With increased scrutiny from environmental regulators and operational emphasis on plant balance and leak detection, accurate flare measurement has become increasingly critical in developing performance requirements for new and existing facilities. Fluenta…

Chemical explosion devastates Chinese port

Government officials, emergency services and local residents gathered together to observe a moment of silence on Tuesday, to pay their respects to those who lost their life in an industrial accident that shocked the world. On Wednesday the night of 12 August several explosions, one of which had the force of more than 20 tons…

How much gas is flared and vented worldwide?

Increased scrutiny from environmental regulators means that accurate flare measurement has never been more crucial to oil extraction operations. The majority of gas released during oil production is utilised or conserved, but many companies, industry bodies, regulators and governments are still pushing for a reduction in emissions. However, global gas flaring and venting is still…

Flare measurement – the legislation

One of the primary reasons for flare measurement is to comply with international legislation around the venting or flaring of gas from oil production facilities. In recent years, with the increase in environmental concerns, such legislation has become more common around the world as the scale of venting and flaring has become clearer. A measure…

What is Flare Gas and why is it important?

Exploration for oil and gas is a hazardous business, as any number of events and incidents, including most recently the Deepwater Horizon incident of 2010, attest to.  While the global dependence on fossil fuels continues, so the industry becomes more and more focussed on finding new ways to find and extract oil and gas. Fluenta…