Kuva Expands Methane Emissions Program

10 May 2022

Kuva Systems, a leader in methane visualization for environmental, social and governance (ESG) and net-zero attainment by the oil & gas industry, announced today that the company’s infrared camera and continuous monitoring solution has been approved by Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as part of Whitecap Resources’ alternative fugitive emissions management program (AltFEMP) in Alberta.  As part of the approved pilot, Kuva’s proprietary infrared imaging cameras have been installed at Whitecap facilities in Alberta. The AltFEMP approval acknowledges Kuva System’s camera as equivalent to traditional manual OGI inspections. The facility approval is believed to be the world’s only methane regulatory equivalent for currently available continuous optical gas imaging cameras.

Kuva's solution is the only cost-scalable methane camera platform in the market. Kuva’s solution enables upstream and midstream oil and gas companies to meet ESG goals and to surpass regulatory compliance by quickly identifying leaks and analyzing and fixing the root causes of emissions. Kuva cameras are operating at upstream and midstream facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Dakota, Colorado and Alberta. 

Kuva’s industrial IoT platform provides alerts with colorized video clips of otherwise invisible gas plumes when methane emissions are detected and verified. The ability to see precisely which equipment is releasing emissions and when, enables field operations to cross-check with their  process data, and to then remotely determine root-causes, and often resolve the issue - without the need for an in-person investigation. With stringent regulations proposed for methane emissions at oil and gas sites across North America and globally, solutions like Kuva’s camera will be prioritized by the industry as part of a broad effort to curtail on site leaks.

Courtesy of Kuva.