Twelve Things The EU Should Do About Gas Flaring

Twelve Things The EU Should Do About Gas Flaring

The EU released its methane strategy last month.  This is a good act of strategic leadership with some clear recommendations for the oil and gas industry.  But the closely-related topic of gas flaring needs an equally clear approach.  We also need an “EU Gas Flaring Strategy”. The EU imports more than 80% of its gas.  […]

Flare capture offers easy wins – Petroleum Economist article

Flare capture offers easy wins – Petroleum Economist article

Today, the Petroleum Economist published an opinion piece co-authored by Professor Morgan Bazilian (Director, Payne Institute). The article (click to read it in full) discusses how reducing gas flaring can both accelerate progress to net-zero and offer a swift boost to industry credibility. Increasing commitments to a ‘net-zero’ society—be it by 2050, 2060 or a […]

How to fix flaring: Insights from Capterio’s global Flaring Perception Survey

How to fix flaring: Insights from Capterio’s global Flaring Perception Survey

Despite high levels of ambition, flaring is at a record high.  We undertook a “flare perception survey” to explore why … and to identify how we can accelerate and scale action. Perceptions are key in today’s increasingly climate-conscious world. Our research confirmed that there are many benefits to reducing flaring (e.g. lower GHG emissions and […]

Tackling flaring: Lessons from the North Sea

Tackling flaring: Lessons from the North Sea

This article was originally published by the Energy Voice, a source of leading news, insights and opinion for the energy industry. On both an absolute and relative basis, Norway has minimal flaring. The country’s “flaring intensity” – that is, flaring per barrel of oil produced – is industry-leading, at 9 scf per barrel. The North […]

Why flare capture projects make sound ESG investments

Why flare capture projects make sound ESG investments

Executive summary The ESG focus is right. Whilst many large investors are reducing their exposure to the fossil fuel industry, they also need to be mindful of the material decarbonisation opportunities that need investment within the oil and gas industry; Flare gas capture projects are some of the most effective and attractive decarbonisation investments available […]

New Flaring Data Accelerates Global Call To Action

New Flaring Data Accelerates Global Call To Action

Executive summary The World Bank released this week it’s latest Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report.  The figures are concerning: gas flaring in 2019 has increased by 3% vs 2018, to 150 BCM per year, reaching levels last seen in 2009.  That’s $17 billion per year of potential lost sales and, 550-1200 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent […]

Flaring in MENA: The Multi Billion Dollar Decarbonisation Lever

Flaring in MENA: The Multi Billion Dollar Decarbonisation Lever

Today Chatham House published an expert commentary on the opportunity that flaring represents in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region to reduce emissions, create value and improve reputations. The article is authored by Adel Hamaizia (Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme) and Mark Davis (Capterio’s CEO) on the Chatham House website […]

Capterio hosts flaring discussion with geoscientists

Capterio hosts flaring discussion with geoscientists

On the 18th June, Capterio’s CEO Mark Davis led a discussion kindly hosted by the UK’s PESGB (Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain). The presentation, titled “Flaring: the $20 billion decarbonisation lever”, was part of an ongoing discussion led by Neil Frewin (PESGB’s President) on the role of geoscience in the energy transition. Flaring is […]