Dr. Vijay Bhasker Reddy
Advisor-Environmental Excellency, Group HSE
Dr. Reddy is working in ADNOC as Environmental Advisor for the past 14 years. Responsible to develop an environmental strategy to ensure Company is in compliance with various environmental standards and international protocols. He has over 25 years’ experience encompassing consultancy, industry and regulatory sectors. He is qualified Environmental professional with Ph.D. in Emission Management. Plays pivotal role in developing and implementing ADNOC climate change mitigation and waste management strategy. His expertise includes EIA, Energy and GHG management, waste minimization programs, compliance monitoring, setting environmental standards, international policy and adoption of best available control techniques in entire value chain of oil and operations and projects. Published more than 10 technical papers in various journals and received number of HSE Awards.
Topic: : Methane Emission Abatement and Monitoring Practices in ADNOC
Abstract: Oil and gas companies are under pressure to decarbonize its value chain. According to IPCC, “deep reductions” in non-CO2 emissions like methane are necessary to keep global average temperature rise within 1.5C0. Reduction of methane emissions is recognized as an important opportunity to achieve rapid climate benefit. OGCI set a target to reduce methane intensity to below 0.25% by 2025. ADNOC is implementing best available technologies and practices to minimize methane emissions which include zero non-routine flaring, low emission valves and seals, green completions, routine LDAR surveys, as a result, ADNOC methane intensity is low. Despite good methane performance, detecting and measuring methane emissions in a comprehensive and cost effective manner remains a fundamental challenge. The presentation outlines technologies being implemented in ADNOC and proposed techniques to improve methane detect and track methane emission for accurate reporting and help in making realistic emission targets in value chain.