Emission Reduction Options for the Offshore Natural Gas and Petroleum Production Segment
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The EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry in its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. The offshore natural gas and petroleum production segment contributes 11% to the total methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The chart on the right shows the distribution of the top emission sources* in this segment, which represent 98% of the total emissions from offshore petroleum and natural gas production. Click on each emission source category to view one of many appropriate, cost-effective methane mitigation options below. A full list of emission mitigation options can be found here.
“Other” Emission Sources: Uncombusted Methane, Pressure/Level Controllers, Mud Degassing, Well Drilling, Amine Units
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+ Install Automated Air/Fuel Ratio Controls
+ Directed Inspection and Maintenance at Compressor Stations
+ Installing Vapor Recovery Units on Storage Tanks
+ Replacing Wet Seals with Dry Seals in Centrifugal Compressors
+ Options for Reducing Methane Emissions from Pneumatic Devices in the Natural Gas Industry
+ Optimize Glycol Circulation and Install Flash Tank Separators in Glycol Dehydrators
EPA can assist with all questions related to technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions. To contact us click here.