Houston-based Lime Rock Resources said March 7 it will conduct aerial scans of its assets in Delaware Basin and Barnett Shale with advanced laser technology to detect fugitive methane emissions. The scans will help Lime Rock pursue certification of its natural gas as responsibly sourced and prepare it for proposed regulations by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Bozeman-based Bridger Photonics will scan Lime Rock’s oil and gas infrastructure using gas mapping LiDAR laser sensors attached to small aircraft to detect emissions down to the equipment level. Ben Losby, Bridger vice president, said, “Lime Rock has the right idea – preparing for anticipated regulatory requirements ahead of time by seeking certification of the produced natural gas. They are setting an example….”