Associated gas that is typically flared at the well-site—once considered unusable because it could not be easily transported to a fractionating facility—is now considered a commodity worth capturing and transporting to market. At the same time, renewed attention to the flaring of associated natural gas from oil wells, driven by the industry’s push to maximize field economics, has led to the industry embracing new practices that promote environmental stewardship.
Wells in the Bakken play are now producing more than 1.1 MMbopd and nearly 2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of associated wellhead gas per day, according to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. But the midstream capacity for capturing and transporting that associated wellhead gas to market either does not exist or is incapable of handling the volume of produced gas in North Dakota. INFRA Technology is developing industry-leading solutions to turn a traditionally stranded natural gas byproduct into a valuable resource that can be easily transported and used off-site. INFRA’s solutions contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping companies comply with environmental regulations.
(http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/january-2018/features/reducing-gas-flaring-delivers-economic-and-environmental-benefits) photo credit: PennEnergy