DCP Midstream LP and Kairos Aerospace Inc. revelaed a groundbreaking new methane management initiative across DCP’s portfolio of natural gas assets on July 6.

The initiative will use Kairos’ sophisticated airborne methane monitoring techniques and advanced data analytics to digitally enable DCP’s goals of operational excellence and sustainability.

DCP began piloting Kairos technology in March 2019, and after careful analysis and testing, made the decision to comprehensively deploy Kairos systems across its operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. Under this voluntary emission management program, Kairos will conduct a series of methane surveys over the largest geographic footprint ever executed in an industry-led initiative.

“DCP is committed to constantly improving our environmental metrics and reducing our methane emissions is a critical component of our sustainability strategy,” Wouter van Kempen, president, chairman, and CEO of DCP Midstream, said. “By partnering with Kairos Aerospace, we will leverage their sophisticated airborne methane spectroscopy to conduct the largest industry-led methane survey. This new partnership allows us to further our industry leadership in sustainability and operational excellence.”

As the anchor partner of this large survey, DCP has enabled Kairos to expand their coverage. DCP and Kairos hope that the accessibility of the technology to multiple states will help industry peers to detect, quantify, and reduce their methane emissions as well. As a result of the broad geographic scope of this study, data is available to all companies within the footprint of the survey who are interested in better understanding their emissions profile.