Flare Volume Reductions

Our Story:

Flare Volume Reductions

Flaring gas volumes during post-completion well testing has historically been a large source of emissions. Crew has capitalized on this opportunity to reduce emissions by installing pipeline infrastructure to well pads before the well is completed. This allows the gas produced during well testing to be directed to the gas collection system and eventually processed for commercial use rather than flared on site.

Wilder & Septimus Gas Plant Flaring Intensity


  • Since beginning this initiative in 2017, the average flared volume per well has dropped from 36 e3m3 in 2017 to 24 e3m3 per well in 2022*.
  • With a focus on continuous improvement, gas plant flaring intensity has also significantly reduced by 86% from 2015 to 2022.

1 To accurately represent our emission profile in 2022, we opted to utilize our 2021 B.C. emissions as a baseline, highlighting the progress made throughout the year while excluding the impact of our heavy oil asset divestments.
* includes our exploratory wells which did not have pipeline access to flow test the wells “in-line”. If these wells are excluded, the average flared volume per well is 2.7 e3m3 (over 20 wells).

86% reduction

in gas plant flaring intensity between 2015-2022

39% reduction

in our B.C. operations flared emissions between 2021 and 20221

24 e3m3 average flared volume per well in 2022*

compared to 36 e3m3 in 2017.