Blaise Energy announced they are using flare gas to supply the electrical power for a major oil operator producing CNG fuel. Blaise successfully paralleled five natural-gas–powered generators providing 1MW of power for the oil operator’s CNG compressor.
The CNG alternative fuel is being used to power bi-fuel generators at drilling rig sites reducing the oil producer’s diesel costs and site emissions. The project also demonstrates how large gas volumes, contributing to the massive flaring in the Bakken, can be monetised and reduced. Blaise’s gas-powered paralleled generation equipment automatically adjusts power output to meet the plant’s load demand and on-site electrical loads using proprietary equipment set-up and configuration.
Blaise CEO, Mark Wald, said, “We have long been evangelising the use of alternative solutions to reduce flaring in the Bakken and are excited to be utilising this otherwise wasted resource to power this project.” Blaise supplies a critical component for an end-to-end wellhead gas-utilisation solution that consumes approximately 850,000ft2 of wellhead gas per day. The configuration can be scaled to over 1.1MMCFD, which is more than the average individual flare size of the largest 200 flares in the Bakken comprising 60% of flared gas. There are over 3,000 flares burning in the Bakken.