Challenge Statement

Canadian Natural is looking for methane leak detection solutions that use passive technologies
(i.e. do not require human intervention). They are particularly interested in technologies that
can detect methane from greater distances. This can include truck mounted, aerial, and/or


Methane leaks can occur at any time. It is beneficial to have leak detection surveillance of their
operations, such that operators can be notified of leaks when they happen and respond

Response Criteria

  • Preference will be given to technologies that can monitor multiple sites and are capable
    of quantifying the size of the leak.
  • All solutions need to be accurate, with limited false positives.

The Opportunity

  • Potential to discuss your technology (if selected) with one of Canada’s largest and most diversified energy companies. Canadian Natural is a leading R&D investor in the Canadian crude oil and natural gas sector with $3.7 billion invested over the last 10 years. In 2019 alone, Canadian Natural invested $77.4 million in research, technologies and projects to reduce emissions.
  • Meet new customers and enter new markets with your product.

About CNRL

Canadian Natural is an effective and efficient operator with a diversified portfolio of assets in
North America, the UK North Sea and Offshore Africa, which enables us to generate significant
value, even in challenging economic environments. We continually strive for safe, effective,
efficient and environmentally responsible operations while executing economic development of
our diverse asset base. Our balanced mix of natural gas, light crude oil, heavy crude oil, bitumen
and synthetic crude oil (SCO) represents one of the strongest and most diversified asset portfolios
of any independent energy producer in the world.