VAPOR ARREST MANAGEMENT PROCESS
The Vapor Arrest Management Process is a tool used to eliminate the environmental impact of vapors released into the atmosphere during well cleanup and flowback. Well Testing offers a closed loop system that is designed to accomplish the ultimate goal of an effective transition from fracturing to long term production while significantly reducing impact to the environment.
This system begins with solids management through the plug/junk catcher and sand separator. A separate disposal sand pit is utilized for effective handling of solids storage. During initial flowback and cleanup, the well effluent is diverted through the large volume Pressure Tank in order to de-energize fluids. The gas is sent to the incinerator and directing liquids to an atmospheric tank for final storage. The final liquid in the frac tank should be de-energized at this point. Once the initial cleanup of the well is complete, the well effluent is turned through the test separator, so that the gas can be sent down the sales line. The liquids in the separator are all sent to the “P” Tank to be de-energized, then on to the frac tank for storage. All gas vapors that are generated to the “P” Tank are measured prior to going to the incinerator for clean burn. The incinerator is designed to flare gas at almost 100% efficiency reducing emission of harmful heavy alkanes into the atmosphere. The process occurs entirely in the enclosed flare making the burning gas virtually unnoticeable night or day. Well fluids are metered and stored in an atmospheric storage tank downstream of the “P” Tank. The overall system offers near zero emission of well gasses into the atmosphere and eliminates a visual flare complimenting the overall purpose of a controlled flowback of the well for maximized long term production.