Why FlareIntel exists
Our goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate routine gas flaring. In 2021 flaring was responsible for 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2e, the equivalent CO2 emissions from over 260 million cars, equivalent to all cars in the EU.
Greenhouse gas emissions need to be halved by 2030 – this means mitigating 35 billion tonnes of CO2e by the end of the decade. Ending routine flaring is technologically achievable in that period, but first there must be a credible, transparent and granular global assessment of flaring – yes, flare by flare.
FlareIntel, launched in April 2021, is a digital tool that allows anyone to explore gas flares around the world. It tracks every gas flare globally via satellite by incorporating data provided by the Earth Observation Group at the Colorado School of Mines and other sources.
For the first time, FlareIntel makes it possible to see the scale, impact, and operator of all flares anywhere in the world.
FlareIntel was developed by Capterio, which provides gas flaring solutions for energy companies to capture flared gas, create value, reduce pollution, and improve reputation.
Dr. Mark Davis, CEO
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry. He worked in upstream exploration and business development at Shell International, before joining McKinsey & Company where he led many projects on strategy, operations and organisation. He was then CEO of the downstream oil and gas quality assurance business at Intertek, where he was responsible for global operations and strategy in over 100 countries. Mark has a MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, a PhD from Liverpool, and a MBA from IMD. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
John-Henry Charles, FlareIntel Lead
John-Henry is responsible for driving the sourcing and evaluation of commercial flare monetisation opportunities. John-Henry previously worked for Equinor and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), focused on strategic and operational topics in oil & gas. He holds a MSci in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford.
FlareIntel is a tool from Capterio
FlareIntel makes it possible, for the first time, to see the scale, impact, and operator of any gas flare anywhere in the world at any time. Our tool tracks every gas flare globally via satellite and incorporates Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Nightfire (VNF) nightly data produced by the Earth Observation Group – part of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines – and other data.