Flare Gas Use Demonstrated in the Bakken

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program is working toward bringing two new gas capture flaring projects to North Dakota. Flaring gas is an environmental issue in the Bakken play. The EFD program has recently completed a demonstration at Blue Buttes, ND with Hess Corp. and plans for two more projects with LPP Combustion of Columbia Maryland, and GE Oil & Gas and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels partners in Last Mile Fueling solution. HARC engineer, Carolyn Lafleur said, “It’s a very nice synergy with the need to use flare gas, stranded gas, particularly in the Bakken where it’s such an issue.”