Background Story

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 Pro tracks every gas flare, for every asset, every company, in every country worldwide – every day. We work with clients to improve visibility, improve operations and identify investment opportunities.

FlareIntel was developed by Capterio, which provides gas flaring solutions for energy companies to capture flared gas, create value, reduce pollution, and improve reputation.

Our Team

Mark Davis

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

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).