Field Evaluation of A Low-Cost, Continuous Monitoring Camera System for Gas Leak Detection


Jason Bylsma, Kuva Systems

In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen rapid growth in available technologies for methane leak detection, ranging from expensive hand-held infrared cameras, to point sensor networks, to satellite imaging systems in orbit today. Here we report on an automated gas imaging system with installed low-cost infrared cameras, real-time cloud dashboard and reporting, tested in real-world conditions over several months at the Oilfield Technology Center at Texas Tech University. We will demonstrate the utility of our continuous monitoring system to aid oil and gas operators in improving process safety and efficiency while reducing costs and overall greenhouse gas emissions throughout the oil and gas value chain.