Flaring in the news

This month developments in gas flaring have focused on the ‘usual suspects’ – the world’s leading gas flaring regions Nigeria, and North Dakota in the United States. Elsewhere a company has been fined for breaching legislation with its gas flaring practices, but for reasons that may surprise you…   Recognition, but still no grand plan…

How Abu Dhabi came to be an Oil & Gas powerhouse

This week Fluenta is in Abu Dhabi, attending the 2015 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). As the largest event of its type in the Middle East, it is appropriate that it is held in Abu Dhabi, which for the past half century has been one of the region’s leading oil nations. The…

Oil bosses pledge to limit flaring

The chief executives of eight leading oil and gas companies held a joint press conference in Paris last week to outline their commitment to tackling climate change – including collaborating to place effective curbs on gas flaring at refineries. The flaring of natural gas, which is released as a by-product of oil extraction and processing,…

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…