Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15145-2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15145-2018
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22 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 22 Oct 2018

Quantifying uncertainties from mobile-laboratory-derived emissions of well pads using inverse Gaussian methods

Dana R. Caulton, Qi Li, Elie Bou-Zeid, Jeffrey P. Fitts, Levi M. Golston, Da Pan, Jessica Lu, Haley M. Lane, Bernhard Buchholz, Xuehui Guo, James McSpiritt, Lars Wendt, and Mark A. Zondlo

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Mobile laboratory measurements have been widely used to quantify methane emissions from point sources such as oil and gas wells, but the emission uncertainties are poorly constrained. We designed a hierarchical measurement strategy to sample natural gas emissions in the Marcellus Shale play based upon high-resolution modeling of select sites. Our study quantifies the largest sources of error with this approach and provides guidance on how to best implement mobile laboratory sampling protocols.
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