Bridger Photonics Announces Breakthrough LiDAR Technology

Montana-based Bridger Photonics has announced a breakthrough in LiDar development for use in the oil and gas industry, earlier this week. Bridger Photonics develops precision LiDAR solutions to help oil & gas and manufacturing companies improve the safety and efficiency of their operations.

Bridger Photonics started out by developing a proprietary core LiDar engine which was capable of extremely precise distance measurements and 3D imaging. They advanced this technology for use in detecting, locating, and quantifying methane gas leaks across the entire natural gas value chain. The addition of this highly sensitive detection method offers greater protection and safety measures for those in the oil & gas industries.

Exxon Mobil has already filed an application with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use the company’s LiDAR technology for their remote aerial detection of methane emissions. This type of move will allow Exxon to simplify and increase the efficiency and sustainability of their regulatory compliance checks. Previously, companies handled inspections manually along hundreds of production sites. Bridger Photonics new LiDAR detection technology could remove the need for this manual check and automate the process. 

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