He insisted on quoting world flaring is 30% of EU CO2 ..Bottom line it's only 5% of world CO2
- I checked with Rafil in Malaysia
OK he is an expert in oil field production .."overall I’d say 5-20%" ..but does give interesting notes on the practicalities.
- Sometimes economic - when the value of gas produced won't cover cost of building a pipeline.
In SOUTH EAST ASIA or EASTERN EUROPE. Where there’s little or no legislation concerning flaring/CO2 emissions.
1. There can be screwups when gas proportion turns out to be more than expected (maybe 5-20% of the gas, for short period 3-6 months.) - As time passes you push more gas underground to push up the oil, then flaring is Probably less than 5%
2. Brownfielding : new well is connected to facility, so you get a bottleneck "one time I was shocked to see for many years it seemed they were flaring around 5% -10%"
IN CANDA & BRAZIL his experience is that "The laws are very strict and they get their asses fined for flaring" "In general, flaring only takes place during upsets (say a compressor train trips), or in some cases during facility start up." cos they use the gas to power their operation : pressurising to enhance oil recovery and to sweep the oil in the pipeline.
"we design the control systems to ELIMINATE/minimize flaring."
- "the pic on the page doesn't seem normal : looks like they’re flaring ….bunker oil!"