Flare Volume Reductions

Flare Volume

Reductions

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

Benefits

  • Since beginning this initiative in 2017, the average flared volume per well has dropped from 36 e3m3 in 2017 to 1 e3m3 per well in 2020.
  • Similarly, well pads with pipelines accessible for well testing has trended upward, with over 75% of all well pads taking advantage of this configuration in 2020.
  • With a focus on continuous improvement, gas plant flaring intensity has also seen a significant reduction.  The flaring intensity has been reduced by 76% from 2015 to 2020.

76% reduction

in gas plant flaring intensity from 2015-2020

1 e3m3 average flared volume per well in 2020

compared to 36 e3m3 in 2017.

>75%

of all well pads taking advantage of this configuration in 2020.