Tulsa-based Williams has selected Context Labs technology to provide end-to-end emissions data for certified natural gas that it transports, with utilization now underway in the Haynesville Shale.
Context’s decarbonization as a service (DaaS) technology is used to verify the emissions profiles and capture the progress of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation across the natural gas value chain. Through the partnership, Williams could gain insights into day-to-day operations and enable system optimization and emissions efficiencies.
“Through this partnership, we will facilitate the delivery of responsibly sourced natural gas to help customers achieve their sustainability goals,” said Williams’ Chad Zamarin, senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Development. “By leveraging the Context Labs technology, we will enable supply and delivery decisions that connect the cleanest energy sources to meet real-time energy needs across the country.”
‘Ecosystem Of Supply Chain Partners’
Context CEO Dan Harple added that the DaaS data fabric platform would integrate and connect the Williams “ecosystem of supply chain partners,” enabling a solution to achieve its climate commitments across the natural gas value chain. The DaaS technology leverages asset grade data-generated continuous satellite and sensor emissions monitoring to provide analyses and decarbonization solutions to customers.
Context also is working with BP Energy Partners LLC, which is one of a group of strategic investors that also includes Equinor Ventures, KPMG LLP, Shamrock Ventures, Neglected Climate Opportunities LLC and i(x) investments.
Williams has integrated its assets and third-party emissions monitoring data with the first implementation in the Haynesville. The midstream giant earlier this month more than doubled its footprint in the East Texas/Northwest Louisiana play via agreements with Quantum Energy Partners. At the time, CEO Alan Armstrong said the deal would help prove up “what an important role natural gas can play in reducing emissions, lowering costs and providing secure, reliable energy here and around the world.”
The partnership with Context is the latest move in advancing Williams’ energy transition strategy. The midstreamer also has announced deals with Gas Technology Institute and joined the Collaboratory for Advancing Methane Science, which is sharing best practices.Though its primary focus remains natural gas, with more than 30,000 miles of pipeline in North America, Williams also is looking to commercialize innovative technologies, markets and business models to support less emissions. The company is developing hydrogen, along with carbon capture, utilization and storage, solar and renewable natural gas projects.
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