Mission

The natural gas industry faces new requirements for risk disclosure. Bluefield’s satellite-based methane detection service is a scalable solution to meet this challenge cost-effectively and keep gas at the core of the global energy transition.

ADVANTAGES

Scalable

Daily measurements, everywhere in the world

Precise

Detects over 95% of leaks, pinpointed within 20 meters

Affordable

100x cheaper than drones or helicopters

Methane

Methane is a greenhouse gas 100x more powerful than CO2, and leaks from oil and gas operations are a major threat to the future of the industry. However, despite $6 billion a year spent on leak monitoring via helicopters, drones, and trucks, the threat has only grown.

  • Unacceptable financing risks for investors and lenders
  • $30 billion annually in lost revenues worldwide
  • Accidents resulting in loss of life and billions in costs

Learn more about why methane is a problem.

technology

Bluefield uses a proprietary, miniaturized version of a sensor technology previously deployed by NASA on 12 missions. By mounting this sensor on several backpack-sized microsatellites – and enhancing the raw data with our proprietary machine vision algorithms – we provide methane emission monitoring at a previously unthinkable combination of global coverage, high resolution, and low cost.

  • 90% reduction in monitoring cost
  • Detection of over 95% of industrial leaks
  • Leak location pinpointed within 20 meters
  • Daily measurements, global coverage
  • Data analytics delivered via secure portal
  • Reliable results due to robust sensor design (no moving parts)

Contact us to learn more about our technology or schedule a demonstration.

team

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Yotam Ariel
CEO

Successful clean energy entrepreneur, former remote sensing squad leader in the Navy

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Richard L. Lachance
CTO

Ph.D. in optics, former remote sensing expert at ABB, worked on 6 satellite missions (NASA & the European Space Agency)

Giancarlo Cesarello

Giancarlo Cesarello
VP of Product

Former senior geoscientist at Shell, Schlumberger & Eni, pioneered numerous satellites data products

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Doug Miller
VP of Engineering

Designed and commercialized remote gas sensors & instruments (aerial/satellite), managed teams at top tech firms

Board of Advisors

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Dr. William (Bill) Heaps
Instrumentation

30 years NASA scientist specializing in atmospheric gases, designed a methane sensor that’s been deployed on the International Space Station

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Lisa Bencivenga
Compliance

25 years of leadership in aerospace compliance, worked for top companies including Boeing

Charles Miller

Charles Miller
Space Operations

Successful space tech entrepreneur (Co-founder of NanoRacks & Ubiquitilink), 30 years experience in the sector, former senior advisor for NASA

Investors

Bluefield is funded by Village Global, the venture firm backed by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs

Press

CONTACT

  • 530 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, U.S.
  • + 1 415 670 9300
  • i@bluefield.co

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