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Mid-continent methane emissions study

dc.contributor.authorZimmerle, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Cynthia
dc.contributor.authorNummedal, Dag
dc.contributor.authorSmits, Kathleen
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.descriptionEnergy Institute
dc.description.abstractIn this first-of-its-kind Mid-Continent Methane Emissions Study, researchers from across the region, universities, government agencies, and industries joined forces determined to reconcile discrepancies between measurement methods in methane loss rates from onshore oil and gas developments in multiple basins. Seeking to bring public and private sectors better understanding of this issue, the combined resources of these groups resulted in weeks of field study and conclusive data. This team discovered that in other studies, top-down measurements reported much higher methane leak rates than bottom-up methods. Equipped with that knowledge this team used paired measurements from the same natural gas sources to determine the inconsistencies in measurement methods. The result of a field campaign, which happened over a five week period from late September to early October, 2015 is described in the study overview.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this work was provided by RPSEA/NETL contract no 12122-95/DE-AC26-07NT42677 to the Colorado School of Mines, and cost share provided by: The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory;The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Southwestern Energy; XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, Chevron; Statoil; The American Gas Association; Operational data and/or site access provided by: CenterPoint; Enable; Kinder Morgan; BHP Billiton.
dc.publisherColorado State University. Librariesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofResearch Data
dc.relation.isreferencedbyZimmerle, D. 2016. Mid-continent basin - methane emissions reconciliation: facility level emissions [presentation]. Colorado State University. Libraries.
dc.subjectmethane emissions
dc.titleMid-continent methane emissions studyen_US
dc.title.alternativeRPSEA projecten_US


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