Niobrara operator adds gas-to-liquids tech

By North American Shale magazine staff | June 22, 2018

SandRidge Energy Inc. has a new advantage in the Niobrara shale play. The exploration and production company has partnered with Dallas-based Advantage Midstream on a project that will turn produced gas into liquid fuel.

Advantage has created a unique process that converts various sources—natural gas, ethane, flare gas or CO2—into syngas. The synthetic gas is then converted into ultra clean, low-emission synthetic diesel fuel, gasoline or hydrogen.

In Colorado, Advantage will set-up its system and process SandRidge gas through its skid-mounted offering before marketing the resulting liquids. “Advantage is pleased to utilize our unique set of tools to provide a value and net-back-driven service to SandRidge Energy’s assets in the North Park Basin of Colorado,” said John Stephenson, CEO.

Along with the recently announced operations in Colorado, Advantage said it is also active in talks with producers in the Permian, Bakken and Midcontinent.