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The companies conducted one of the largest ever full-scale studies of flare combustion. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

In a breakthrough collaboration, Baker Hughes and bp will be monitoring methane emmissions from flares with the former's Panametrics product line portfolio, flare.IQ 

The companies conducted one of the largest ever full-scale studies of flare combustion, including testing a range of flares under challenging conditions and verifying the accuracy of flare.IQ technology.

Now, acting on real-time data from flare.IQ at 65 flares across seven regions, bp can carry out early interventions and reduce emissions from flaring.

"bp’s transformation is underway, turning strategy into action through delivery of our targets and aims. We don’t have all the answers, and we certainly can’t do this on our own. Through our long-standing partnership with Baker Hughes, we have progressed technology and implemented methane quantification for oil and gas flares, helping us to achieve the first milestone of our Aim 4. We continue to look at opportunities like this, where we can collaborate across the industry to find solutions to our biggest challenges," said Fawaz Bitar, bp senior vice president of health safety environment and carbon.

"Our collaboration with bp is an important landmark and a further illustration that technology is a key enabler for addressing the energy trilemma of security, sustainability and affordability," said Ganesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president of industrial and energy technology at Baker Hughes. "As a leader in developing climate technology solutions, such as our flare.IQ emissions monitoring and abatement technology, cooperations like the one we have with bp are key to testing and validating in the field solutions that can enable operators to achieve emissions reduction goals efficiently and economically."

The advanced analytics of flare.IQ gives access to critical information from flare systems, including temperature, pressure, vent gas velocities and gas composition, allowing maximum combustion efficiency and minimal emissions.