Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4303–4322, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4303-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4303–4322, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-4303-2022
Research article
04 Apr 2022
Research article | 04 Apr 2022

Quantification and assessment of methane emissions from offshore oil and gas facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf

Amy Foulds et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-872', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-872', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Dec 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-872', Amy Foulds, 24 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Amy Foulds on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Feb 2022) by Drew Gentner
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Short summary
We measured CH4 emissions from 21 offshore oil and gas facilities in the Norwegian Sea in 2019. Measurements compared well with operator-reported emissions but were greatly underestimated when compared with a 2016 global fossil fuel inventory. This study demonstrates the need for up-to-date and accurate inventories for use in research and policy and the important benefits of best-practice reporting methods by operators. Airborne measurements are an effective tool to validate such inventories.
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