Methane Emission Estimation Tool

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A paper and supporting information describing well site emission estimates: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154277

A paper and supporting information describing emissions from gathering and boosting operations https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153653

A paper and supporting information describing a tool for estimating emission compositions https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.0c05925


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Methane Emission Estimation Tool (MEET)


In comparing observation based methane emission estimates for oil and gas production sites to routine emissions reported in inventories, the time scale of the measurement should match the time scale over which the inventoried emissions are estimated. Since many measurements are of relatively short duration (seconds to hours), a tool is needed to estimate emissions over these time scales rather than the annual totals reported in most emission inventories. The Methane Emission Estimation Tool (MEET) simulates emissions for equipment from well-head through gathering and boosting operations at time scales ranging from seconds to years.

MEET is documented in three open access publications:

A paper and supporting information describing well site emission estimates: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154277

A paper and supporting information describing emissions from gathering and boosting operations https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153653

A paper and supporting information describing a tool for estimating emission compositions https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.0c05925

A User’s manual, example input and output files, instructions for running the software, terms of use, and the source codes and databases are available from this page.