June 7, 2021
Raw associated gas production in the US increased to 29 Bcf/d in 2019, up from 8.5 Bcf/d in 2010 – 2.4 times growth is due to the increase in tight oil production. Note that ”Other’ includes associated gas production from condensate wells in all basins.
In 2019, almost 1.5 Bcf/d of gas or 5% of total raw associated gas production was vented or flared due to lack of takeaway or processing capacity.
Total US raw associated gas production peaks in the 2027-30 time period at over 35 Bcf/d – up an additional 6.5 Bcf/d compared to 2019. Steady decline thereafter results in a 27% drop (10 Bcf/d) by 2040. Over the forecast period, Permian and Others each account for about 35% of the total while DJ-Niobrara, Bakken, and Eagle Ford each represent about 10%.
Incorrys estimates that dry associated gas production in 2027-2030 will be 26.5 Bcf/d, up from 22 Bcf/d in 2019.