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EERC releases flaring solutions database

Chad Wocken

In support of the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Flaring Task Force, the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) created a database to house information regarding companies with technology and services capable of utilizing associated gas at the well site. To date, EERC’s database contains information from 35 companies and can be viewed at www.undeerc.org/flaring_solutions/Search.aspx. The types of technologies contained within the database include small-scale natural gas liquid (NGL) recovery, gas powered electrical generation, gas compression and liquefaction systems (CNG and LNG), and processes that convert gas into liquid fuels and chemicals.

The EERC is continuing to communicate with remote capture technology suppliers to identify technologies that match particular flaring conditions in the Bakken. I’d like to encourage the NDPC membership to look at the remote capture technologies available through the EERC’s database and consider implementation where technically and economically viable. The EERC staff are available to support your efforts to evaluate and prioritize remote capture technologies based on your particular operational conditions.

Additionally, the EERC and NDPC are seeking operators willing to provide host sites for remote capture field demonstration projects. These demonstration projects will allow industry to gather data and assess the technical and economic viability of these technologies, while minimizing risk and realizing the benefit of gas capture. The EERC is preparing to issue a formal request for proposal (RFP) from remote capture providers, soliciting technical and pricing information associated with mobilizing and operating equipment for multi-month demonstrations. This RFP process will require cooperation from host companies to adequately characterize the specific flaring conditions being addressed by the RFP. If you are able to support this effort, please contact Chad Wocken cwocken@undeerc.org

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