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
Optical Specialist

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

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Bob Jeffe
Energy Industry Relationships

Former Head of Global Energy at Morgan Stanley, SVP responsible for global M&A and strategy at GE, co-founded an energy startup with $1.5 billion assets

Investors

Bluefield is funded by investors including 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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