Galileo Technologies, in partnership with its newly certified distributor, Spatco Energy Solutions, commissioned its solution for Terra Energy in North Dakota’s Bakken shale, integrating flare gas capture and LNG production at the wellhead.
The solution includes Galileo’s gas conditioning plant and Cryoboc nano LNG station producing 7,800 to 8,500 gallons, or 12.3 to 13.2 tons of liquefied natural gas based on production output from the wells.
The LNG produced is stored on site while the boil-off gas is recovered and re-liquefied. LNG is then transported and consumed for drill-rig power generation and frac-water heating, Galileo said in its statement on Friday.
LNG is obtained through the gas from a well pad owned and operated by Terra Energy, located less than 50 miles (80 km) from the sites where LNG is consumed.
Osvaldo Del Campo, CEO of Galileo Technologies, said, “the abundance of shale and tight gas in certain regions, such as Bakken in the US or Vaca Muerta in Argentina, increases the relevance of natural gas as a source of clean energy. However, the dispersion of shale gas sources in these isolated areas can make the laying of gas-gathering lines economically unsustainable and creates an environmental problem.”
He added that in recent years more than 25 percent of natural gas produced in North Dakota has been flared rather than sold. However, such solutions are expected to monetize more unconventional gas.