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Optical Gas Imaging in the Permian Basin

Optical Gas Imaging can keep workers healthy and communities safer, while saving revenue and tens of thousands in environmental penalties. 

When it comes to the new landscape of environmental regulations, nothing can hurt a company more than being fined because there was an unknown leak in equipment or lines.


Lone Star Drone helps to keep that from becoming a reality by seeing where leaks are occurring through advanced optical gas detection, thus keeping our clients from penalties and fines that may otherwise occur. 

We help our clients keep a cleaner operation. 


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established regulations regarding gas leaks to minimize their impact on human health and the environment. The regulations require oil and gas facilities to detect and repair leaks promptly, with a particular focus on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane emissions. The EPA also requires facilities to report any detected leaks and to implement leak detection and repair programs to reduce emissions. These regulations aim to reduce the harmful effects of gas leaks on the air quality, human health, and the environment. By complying with these regulations, facilities can help protect their communities while also improving their operations' efficiency and sustainability.

As of April 2021, the EPA requires owners and operators of oil and natural gas operations to submit annual reports through CEDRI using the prescribed templates. On top of the EPA, many states have their own inspection and reporting criteria. Without the proper detection system in place, it can be near impossible to determine the correct numbers to report. 


Lone Star Drone's Optical Gas Imaging: The Key to Efficient Emissions Management in the Permian Basin.

Lone Star Drone is proud to offer cutting-edge optical gas imaging for businesses operating in the Permian Basin. Our advanced drones, equipped with thermal cameras and OGI sensors, enable us to detect and visualize gas leaks and other emissions that are  invisible to the naked eye.

Our state-of-the-art technology provides detailed, high-resolution imaging that allow our clients to identify potential issues quickly and accurately. This not only improves safety and compliance but also enables businesses to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in using our technology to provide customized solutions for each client's specific needs. We work closely with our clients to design comprehensive emissions management plans that meet regulatory requirements and help them achieve their environmental goals.

Don't let emissions management be a challenge in your operations. Choose Lone Star Drone's optical gas imaging services for a safer, more efficient, and sustainable approach to emissions management in the Permian Basin. Contact us today to learn more.

The Permian Basin is one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the world. With the high demand for oil and gas, there is an increasing need for effective and efficient detection of gas leaks. Optical gas imaging technology has become an essential tool in the Permian Basin for the detection and monitoring of gas leaks.

Optical gas imaging (OGI) technology uses thermal cameras that detect infrared radiation emitted by gases, making gas leaks visible to the human eye. OGI technology can detect a wide range of gases, including methane, ethane, propane, butane, and volatile organic compounds. This technology is especially useful in the Permian Basin, where many gas leaks occur in remote areas that are difficult to access, making traditional detection methods challenging.

OGI technology provides several benefits for oil and gas companies operating in the Permian Basin. First, it enhances safety by identifying and locating gas leaks quickly and efficiently, reducing the risk of explosions and fires. Second, it helps companies comply with regulations and reduce their environmental impact by minimizing emissions. Third, it improves operational efficiency by reducing downtime and maintenance costs associated with gas leaks.

In conclusion, optical gas imaging technology plays a critical role in the detection and monitoring of gas leaks in the Permian Basin. Its ability to detect a wide range of gases and its efficiency in remote and inaccessible areas make it an indispensable tool for oil and gas companies. The adoption of OGI technology can improve safety, environmental compliance, and operational efficiency, ultimately contributing to the sustainable growth of the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin.

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