Gas Capture and Recovery in North Dakota
In 2013 in North Dakota we partnered with GTUIT, a designer, manufacturer and operator of well site gas capture and NGL extraction equipment, to recover high-BTU (British thermal unit) gas from locations that were producing NGLs and flaring. This project provided dual economic and environmental benefits by converting gas into marketable products as well as reducing the amount of gas flared and the associated air emissions.
By the second quarter of 2015, we had installed a total of 15 mobile units with a capacity of 10 MMSCFD. An estimated 8.2 million gallons of NGLs were captured in 2015, resulting in more than 526 MMSCF of gas that was not flared, reducing GHG emissions by an estimated 51,084 tonnes and saving about 16,000 tonnes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from entering the atmosphere.
In September 2015 the World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership presented an award of excellence to Hess and our partner, GTUIT/Caterpiller Oil and Gas, for successful use of GTUIT’s well site gas capture and natural gas extraction technology to reduce flaring in the Bakken region in North Dakota.