Stranded & Associated Canadian Gas problem
Nov. 30, 2018

Stranded & Associated Canadian Gas problem

The Government of Alberta is leading the multistakeholder engagement through the Methane Reduction Oversight Committee to reduce gas flaring and capture associated gas produced in oil production. The AER (Alberta Energy Regulator) provides oversight.

In early 2014, the AER panel concluded that health problems that had arisen among the Peace River area of northern Alberta population were most likely due to flaring and venting. In order to reduce flaring, the AER required operators to arrange the capture of gas associated with oil production under certain circumstances.

New rules force producers to capture all natural gas and use it on site or transport it via pipeline. Given the fact that countries around the world are facing the same problem, more regulatory actions to reduce flaring and venting are emerging. Subsequently, oil and gas companies show a great interest in Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) Technology, as the most beneficial way to bring their stranded gas to market and meet AER targets.

INFRA’s GTL Technology allows operators to reduce flaring by converting natural gas to value-added hydrocarbon products, thereby monetizing a stranded feedstock. In addition, INFRA’s GTL technology integrates easily into current refinery infrastructure. Modular units can be transported, assembled on-site in a turnkey system and controlled via commonly used DCS and PLC system.