Gas and oil flaring from well cleanup, testing, and other oilfield activities results in CO2 and other greenhouse gases—including unburned methane—which, in total, accounts for an estimated 5% of E&P CO2e emissions. To address these issues, we deliver a portfolio of Transition Technologies and techniques that can eliminate the need for flaring or minimize emissions when the activity cannot be avoided.
Drillstem tests (DSTs) in exploration and appraisal wells determine far-field reservoir properties, hydrocarbon in place, and deliverability. However, they can be cost prohibitive and have a high environmental impact resulting from flaring and required rig time. Ora intelligent wireline formation testing platform may offer a viable alternative that eliminates the need for flaring and enables you to meet reserves-booking criteria.
In cases where oil flaring cannot be avoided during testing or cleanup activities, we can help you achieve optimal combustion efficiency, reduce fallout, and decrease environmental impact with the industry’s only DNV-certified well effluent burner. The burner reduces CO2e emissions per unit volume of oil burned and enables a 70% reduction in unburned hydrocarbon.
Zero flaring enables well testing and cleanup without flaring of hydrocarbons via a combination of infrastructure and a tailored hardware setup. This technique can save tens of thousands of tons in CO2 emissions compared with flaring.
To learn more about how you can reduce or eliminate flaring, see the first of our technologies below. To learn more about software for predicting emissions and optimizing your flaring plan, please contact us.