In 2020, the total amount of flared gas was 0.08% (0,09% in 2019) of the total volume of gas produced or 0,47 tonnes per thousand tonnes of produced hydrocarbons. Such a low flaring emission rate resultant from flaring testifies to high operational performance against the global industrial average rate of 10.6 tonnes per one thousand tonnes and European average rate of 5.5 tonnes per one thousand tonnes1, as follows from IOGP 2019’s report. Reduction in gas flaring volumes versus 2019 was due to the fact that a full turnaround was skipped in 2020.
In 2020, KPO used high volume gas fraction pumps (HVGF) for pumping liquids. The use of such equipment and materials has allowed decreasing the volume of liquids flaring by 26 thousand tonnes, which used to make 93% of the entire volume produced during the well clean-up operations. Thus, the volume of flared gas has decreased by 15 mln m3 (or 49% of the volume produced during the well clean-ups).
Volume of associated gas flared, 2018-2020 mln m3
1Data source: Annual reports of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) — ‘Environmental Performance Indicators — 2018 Data’.