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FLARING OF GASES


The flame at the top of an oil rig is often associated to the oil and gas industry.

Flaring of gases is critical part of ensuring safety within the oil and gas industry. The extraction of highly flammable liquids and gases a very delicate - and potentially dangerous - operation. It involves precise technology an is a critical part of a well thought and strict safety regime.


The regular process of oil extraction is always accompanied by the release of highly flammable natural gases that are under high pressure and vary in quantity and chemical composition.

Operating an oil plant without flare stack facilities would be impossible because of the danger of explosion and the unwanted release of the so called ‘fat’ gases in to the environment.


In essence flare stacks are safety devices. Those devices are functioning as a failsafe in case of overpressure and blow of gases by pressure relief valves.




POLITICAL AND PUBLIC DEBATE


Over the last decades the flaring process is -in political and public debate- condemned as an unproductive waste of a valuable, non-renewable resource and a significant source of carbon dioxide and methane emissions. New technologies are introduced that offers flare gas recovering and significant lowering of emissions.




RECOVERY OF FLARE GASES IS VITAL


In the current market the reduced demand of oil is not favourable in terms of costs and net result. The costs of extraction and refinery per unit of product are becoming higher. For a more cost cost-beneficial operation of plants, the recovery of flare gases is vital.




SOLUTIONS


We developed cost effective solutions.

With a minimal investment and reengineering an existing plant will achieve a higher financial net result. At the same time the environmental benefits will be unprecedented.   




The flaring of unutilised natural gas at oilfields represents a massive waste of resources – and a huge environmental problem on a global scale.