Detect, Quantify, Reduce.

Actionable methane intelligence to power the energy transition.

The Problem

Detecting, Quantifying and Reducing Methane Emissions. 

Man-made methane emissions are a huge issue. Stopping these emissions from the oil & gas sector alone would be equivalent to taking all vehicles off the road globally.

With the use of gas as a net-zero transition fuel, reducing these emissions will be key to hitting our net-zero targets.


Currently the industry relies on inaccurate emission estimates to report and make decisions. Emissions have been found to be between 50-70% larger than current estimates, and making decisions based on inaccurate data can create real business risks.

Embedding methane intelligence into your decision-making to identify methane risks

Operators, investors and consultants can now use Orbio’s methane intelligence platform to integrate cutting-edge methane analytics into decision-making at every level of the company. Through this companies can: 

Build asset portfolios and easily share this data with stakeholders throughout your organisation.
Identify large methane risks from a current perspective, and understand trends over time through a 7 year historical analysis
Understand why emissions occur on the ground, through recommendations on how to reduce methane emissions on the ground.

How it works

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Phase one

Orbio fuses emission and non-emission datasets with machine learning and deep science algorithms.

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Phase Two

This enables us to create a transparent view of where and how methane emissions occur for any asset on earth.

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Phase Three

We then package this onto our Methane Intelligence platform to enable stakeholders to monitor methane emissions from assets on a global scale.

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Frequently asked questions

What does Orbio do? 

Orbio utilises satellite data to capture images of methane every 4 days from any site on earth. We then cross-analyse this satellite emissions data with non-emission datasets to help offer insights around how to diagnose and reduce these emission events over time. This is packaged into a web platform that provides different features that enable teams internally to understand the emissions profile of an asset, company and/or region.

Why is understanding methane emissions important?

- Man-made methane emissions are a climate quick win. Stopping

- These emissions could prevent 0.5°C of global warming. Moreover, preventing these emissions is fairly simple provided stakeholders are equipped with the right data.

How is Orbio different?

Firstly Orbio can deliver data at high spatial resolutions meaning emissions can be attributed to specific assets. The main methane-specific satellite in use today gives resolution of 5km x 5km making it very difficult to gauge where the source of methane emissions are coming from. Secondly, Orbio has begun cross-analysing the emissions data with non-emission datasets to inform how to diagnose emissions on the ground, and reduce them in the future.

How can I get involved with Orbio?

We are open to any connections! Find us on Linkedin, Crunchbase and Twitter, or drop us a line on info@orbio.earth, we are always keen on talking to people who are interested in tackling the methane problem.

Why are current methane emission estimates so inaccurate

Because estimating methane emissions is very difficult! There are three main reasons for this:

1.) The nature of events are quite random, it can be from a leaking valve to a maintenance event, to a blowout.

2.) There are 12 million oil & gas assets worldwide that can emit methane. Therefore it's difficult to capture accurate data about emissions across such large scales.

3.) Lastly, the majority of methane emissions are un-reported events, therefore, usually, they are not taken into account by current estimates.

What sort of business risks can methane emissions create

There are three examples that can be pointed to here:

1.) Regulatory Pressure is increasing - after CO26 and the Global methane pledge, which 100 countries signed, methane regulations are being introduced creating transitional risks for companies. This transitional risk and regulatory pressure is in turn leading to shareholders pressuring businesses to better account for methane in their supply chain.

2.) Unaccounted methane emissions can lead to drops in company valuations. Diversified energy recently suffered a $300m drop in its share price after it was found to have higher methane emissions in its supply chain than reported.

3.) Companies are backing out of purchasing decisions based on methane emission risk. Engie recently backed out of an energy deal with NextDecade after fears over the methane emissions within the companies supply chain