Longpath to monitor emissions in the Texas Permian Basin

Longpath Technologies Inc., which uses quantum technology to develop laser emission monitoring equipment, is teaming up with energy exploration and production company Apache Corp. to expand methane monitoring at oil and gas facilities in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico.

The laser system is placed in a central location and eye-safe light is sent on pathways miles through the air, according to a company press release. Small mirrors at monitored sites allow real-time reporting of quantified emission volumes for each site.

“At Apache, we were committed to reducing emissions and were looking for technology that provided real-time monitoring and volume quantifications,” Apache Vice President Jessica Jackson said in the statement. “LongPath’s technology provides our teams with the data needed to achieve significant emissions reductions while meeting global energy needs in more innovative and sustainable ways.”

Longpath’s technology will be deployed in 60 Apache installations across the Permian Basin.

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