Elk Creek Could Relieve Flaring, Boost North Dakota Production, Oneok Says
By NGI’s Shale Daily, Suzanne Edwards | Nov 4, 2019
Oneok Inc, a company based out of Tulsa, OK, stated that the additional natural gas liquids pipeline could help manage the gas flaring amounts within the Bakken. The company executives said that the Elk Creek pipeline would rapidly bring gas flaring in the Bakken under control once it has reached capacity. The North Dakota Industrial Commision and the Department of Mineral Resources have establish a gas capture targets within the Bakken that have directly impacted the production of oil and gas. “Pipeline line fill activities on the northern section of Elk Creek are expected to begin in November and volumes will continue to ramp up through the remainder of the year, including approximately 25,000 b/d currently being railed that will transition to the pipeline,” said COO Kevin Burdick. “We expect to exit 2019 with more than 215,000 b/d of raw feed throughput for the region and reach more than 240,000 b/d in the first quarter of 2020.” With the pipeline it would allow the production within the Bakken to increase over time.
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