Client: BG International Location: Worldwide Controlling flare emissions. Xodus Group experts review flaring systems and identify BATs for all BG assets globally. ChallengeXodus Group was asked by BG International to develop a Best Available Technique (BAT) toolkit that will help the review of existing and future operations and identify ways that emissions can be controlled and minimised. The toolkit was to cover all BG Group operated assets where flaring occurs or potentially could occur in locations such as the UK, Bolivia, India, Trinidad, Karachaganak, Miskar and Australia. Assignment scopeWe carried out an in-depth industry-wide study of current and future technologies and techniques for minimising and controlling flare emissions, including: Operating controls to reduce flare gas disposalMaintenanceMeteringFlare-tip designPilot and purge aspectsFlare gas recovery.All asset types were considered, such as: Sweet / sour gas productionNormally unattended installationsCoal bed methaneGas receptionOnshore sour gas treatment facilitiesLiquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and re-gasification plants.Flare systems are an essential safety feature. To ensure safety and asset integrity is maintained and, where possible, enhanced, our Technical Safety & Risk consultants were involved in every phase of the project. Xodus completed a review of the international legislation and corporate standards governing BG flaring activities to assist operations personnel in understanding the relationship between national regulations and BG Group Standards. Results BAT toolkit provides a rapid and effective method to assess the range of options available to each type of asset and its specific operating conditionsThe toolkit supports BG’s drive for emissions reductions and energy efficiencyThe approach can be applied to areas of environmental engineering studies such as power generation and produced waterThe toolkit supports BG’s Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) values and value assurance framework which ensures initiatives are effectively applied across the asset lifecycle.