Oil and Gas

Pro-Oceanus Systems offers a low cost, rugged and reliable methane sensor that can be incorporated into drifters to follow oil spills, detect gas leaks from underwater pipelines or find natural seeps.

Oil and Gas

Pro-Oceanus Systems offers a low cost, rugged and reliable methane sensor that can be incorporated into drifters to follow oil spills, detect gas leaks from underwater pipelines or find natural seeps.

Fluorescence of oil is commonly used for oil spill detection, but this involves numerous calibrations by highly trained technical staff to make accurate measurements. Hydrocarbons released into the ocean are a mixture of both volatile (i.e. methane, ethane), and non-volatile (large C-H molecules). Methane as a component of hydrocarbons and as the principle component of natural gas make it the ideal gas to measure in order to determine:

  • Pipeline leaks
  • Well blow-out spills
  • Dispersion of hydrocarbons due to ocean currents
  • Bacterial decay of hydrocarbon substances after release, and
  • Estimates of leak/spill volumes with knowledge of the Methane to Oil ratio

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Mini CH4
Compact in size the Mini CH4 is suited for down-well operations either as a self-contained battery-powered unit, or connected to power at the surface. Depths of 1000 m or more and temperatures of 0 to 40 °C are easily achieved with the Mini CH4.

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