TotalEnergies and ONGC in India Join Forces to Detect and Measure Methane Emissions

TotalEnergies and ONGC in India Join Forces to Detect and Measure Methane Emissions

Chennai – On the occasion of India Energy Week 2024, TotalEnergies and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have signed a Cooperation Agreement to carry out methane emissions detection and measurement campaigns using TotalEnergies’ pioneer AUSEA (Airborne Ultralight Spectrometer for Environmental Applications) technology.

The Cooperation Agreement was signed by Dr. Sangkaran Ratnam, Country Chair of TotalEnergies in India on behalf of TotalEnergies and Ms. Sushma Rawat, Director (Exploration) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation on behalf of ONGC.

ONGC has been inviting international technology partners to help reduce its methane emissions in India by 2030, while TotalEnergies has decided to share its AUSEA technology in an effort to pivot the whole industry towards zero methane emissions by 2030. Both companies are party to the Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter (OGDC), global industry initiative launched at COP28.

ONGC joins a growing list of national companies who have signed cooperation agreements with TotalEnergies for the use of AUSEA including Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan, Sonangol in Angola and NNPCL in Nigeria.