VANCOUVER, B.C. – Geoscience B.C. is updating its database to boost its ability to evaluate natural gas sources and potential leaks.
According to Geoscience B.C., new data and a new processing script will help to make its B.C. Natural Gas Atlas an even more valuable tool to understand natural gas resources in the Northeast, and potentially aid in identifying natural gas leak sources.
The Atlas includes an open-access geochemical database containing analyses of publicly available samples of major natural gas types found in the Northeast.
The database contains gas chemistry with molecular and isotope data, as well as geochemical ratios and calculated parameters for gas ‘fingerprinting’ and subsurface mapping. These help to identify the potential source of natural gas leaks into aquifers, groundwater, or air, with the potential to help meet the CleanBC target to reduce methane emissions from upstream natural gas operations by 45 percent by 2025.
The Atlas is offered to help improve natural gas production efficiency in Northeast B.C., while also serving in the future as a valuable tool for identifying sources of potential natural gas leaks.
Further information can be found at bcnga.ca.
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