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Total Energies & ONGC in India join forces to detect & measure methane emissions


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Kolkata: TotalEnergies and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have signed a cooperation agreement to carry out methane emissions detection and measurement campaigns using TotalEnergies’ pioneering AUSEA (Airborne Ultralight Spectrometer for Environmental Applications) technology.

ONGC has been inviting international technology partners to help reduce its methane emissions in India by 2030, while TotalEnergies has decided to share its AUSEA technology to pivot the whole industry towards zero methane emissions by 2030. Both companies are parties to the Oil and Gas Decarbonisation Charter (OGDC), a global industry initiative launched at COP28.

ONGC joined a growing list of national companies that have signed cooperation agreements with TotalEnergies for the use of AUSEA, including Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan, Sonangol in Angola, and NNPCL in Nigeria.

“In line with our collective ambitions as signatories to the OGDC at COP28, ONGC is scouting for new technologies to reduce its methane emissions by 50 percent. by 2027 and by 80 percent in 2030 compared to 2020. The introduction of the AUSEA technology will further strengthen our efforts to achieve zero methane emissions by 2038.”

ONGC chairman and managing director Arun Kumar Singh said.

“Our industry’s priority in the fight against climate change is to slash methane emissions from operations. Aiming for zero methane emissions by 2030 is our collective ambition as signatories to the OGDC at COP28. We are pleased to collaborate and make our AUSEA technology available to ONGC in India to detect, measure, and eventually reduce methane emissions on their assets,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.

The agreement was signed by Sankaran Rat Sankarannam, Country Chair of TotalEnergies in India, on behalf of TotalEnergies, and Sushma Rawat, Director (Exploration).

of ONGC to mark India Energy Week 2024.

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