Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3741–3762, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3741-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3741–3762, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-3741-2021

Research article 12 Mar 2021

Research article | 12 Mar 2021

Speciation of VOC emissions related to offshore North Sea oil and gas production

Shona E. Wilde et al.

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We use airborne measurements to evaluate the speciation of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from offshore oil and gas (O&G) installations in the North Sea. The composition of emissions varied across regions associated with either gas, condensate or oil extraction, demonstrating that VOC emissions are not uniform across the whole O&G sector. We compare our results to VOC source profiles in the UK emissions inventory, showing these emissions are not currently fully characterized.
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