North Dakota concluded a large study on the composition of natural gas liquids from natural gas produced in the Bakken Shale, Kallanish Energy relationships.
“This may be the most comprehensive assessment ever of gas compositions and how they change over time in unconventional tanks. This is certainly true of Bakken, at least in publicly available literature, “Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority, said in a statement.
The study was submitted to the North Dakota Industrial Commission last week.
“The Bakken and Three Forks Formations contain some of the richest associated natural gas production in the world. Understanding how North Dakota’s gas chemistry is expected to change over the next few years is critical to ensuring adequate gas capture infrastructure while simultaneously positioning North Dakota for numerous value-added opportunities, “the Commission said. authority in a joint statement.
“Knowing the composition of our NGLs provides state information to attract potential petrochemical industries to build new facilities that would use North Dakota’s abundant and growing NGL supply to produce high-value products,” the two agencies said.
It was conducted by scientists from the Grand Forks, North Dakota Energy and Environment Research Center, and funded by the pipeline authority.
The study lasted eight months and is based on data from over 7,300 wells. It included a detailed look at how NGL content could change in Bakken’s natural gas in future years.
Associated natural gas in North Dakota is composed of methane and smaller concentrations of ethane, propane and butane, which are commonly referred to as NGL.
NGLs are valuable as petrochemical raw materials, fuels for electricity generation, refinery blending and heating.
The report is available at https://northdakotapipelines.com.