5 October | 2021

Sky-Futures™ Announces Pioneering Trial of Methane Detection Technology 

Sky-Futures™, an ICR Integrity company who provide drone based inspection services, has delivered a successful trial for its methane detection technology, SeekIR®, for its client Equinor. 

Sky-Futures™ partnered with Texas based SeekOps® earlier this year to provide clients with an end-to-end service on its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) both onshore and offshore – this includes data capture, data analysis and reporting with the addition of its methane quantification technology to help clients locate leak sources.  Equinor has already been successfully using the technology as they trial methane detection equipment. 

XX, XX from Equinor, added: “As we look to a zero emissions future, we have been investing in trials of different methane detection technologies at our Kollsnes Gas Plant near Bergen in Norway and the most successful products will be utilised across Equinor going forward. The Sky-Futures™ team surveyed the entire gas plant for methane emissions and also performed a series of controlled release measurements. We have been impressed with how agile and accurate the technology has been and look forward to working with ICR and SeekOps® in the future.”

The methane detection sensor on The SeekIR® sensor can provide methane Leak Detection and Quantification (LDAQ) of an impressive 1SCFH from 100m.

Suzanne Donald, Head of Sales (Oil & Gas) at Sky-Futures™, said: “It’s exciting to be able to bring this technology to our clients in different industries helping them to achieve their best health, safety and environmental performance whilst enabling cost-effective, comprehensive emissions inspection in a fraction of the time required by traditional surveys. This results in significant cost savings for our clients. We are now completing methane quantification surveys for our clients onshore and offshore in the UK, Scandinavia and Europe making meeting Net Zero emissions all the more achievable.”

The technology was originally designed by the co-founders of SeekOps® for use by NASA on the Curiosity Rover sent to Mars and has now been adapted for utilisation in other industries, onshore and offshore, with Sky-Futures™ being a global service delivery partner. The team can then also further assist clients in meeting their Net Zero emissions targets by utilising ICR’s leak sealing solutions.

For further information on our Sky-Futures™ and SeekOps® methane detection contact Suzanne Donald on +44 (0) 7903 857988 or email Suzanne.Donald@ICR-world.com