TotalEnergies deploys drones in the fight against methane emissions

At TotalEnergies’ drilling rigs, drones will help track, quantify and reduce emissions of methane gas by means of new technology.

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Drones equipped with sensors using state-of-the-art technology will assist French oil company TotalEnergies in identifying leaks of methane gas from its drilling rigs around the world and help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, writes TotalEnergies in a press release.

The technology behind the initiative involves airborne ultralight spectrometer for environmental applications (AUSEA), consisting of miniature dual sensors mounted on a drone, which can identify methane and CO2 leaks, which would otherwise be difficult to detect.

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