Oil & Gas
Versatile LPP Combustion Power Systems
Use low-cost Flare-gases, Ethane and NGLs as fuels for remote-site power for: drilling, fracking, production, and economically-feasible enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Power gas-processing plants with excess ethane.
Oil & Gas Applications enabled by LPP Combustion multi-fuel capability include:
Well-site operations power and micro-grids,
'Self-fueled' power for gas-processing and fractionation plant facilities, and
Electricity produced by power plants for the electric grid.
LPP Combustion equipment reduces power generation cost by leveraging locally-available by-products of oil and gas production as low-cost fuels. These 'non-traditional fuels' are used as substitutes for costly refined diesel or processed 'pipeline-quality' natural gas for purposes of power generation.
'Flare-to-Electricity' initiatives re-purpose wasted flare-gas to generate low-cost, on-site power.
Because the fuels are produced locally, added fuel transport costs - via truck, ship, or pipeline infrastructure - are avoided. Transporting CNG/LNG to the well-site is expensive and inefficient. Liquid fuels are vaporized on-site into a substitute gas via LPP Combustion equipment. Liquid fuels have roughly four (or more) times the energy density of natural gas, taking only one quarter of the space necessary for LNG storage/transport.
Deploying multi-fuel capability LPP Combustion equipment in the field, eases fuel procurement and logistical concerns. A number a likely available fuels are viable, so fuel selection can be made to minimize costs. Operators fueling equipment with diesel incur higher maintenance costs and must manage downtime for annual engine overhauls. LPP Combustion Power Systems, which clean-burn diesel and other liquid fuels, are accordingly low-maintenance equipment.
LPP Combustion equipment enables low-emissions use of diesel and other liquid fuels, ensuring compliance with air-quality regulations.
The mobile LPP Combustion equipment can be moved as needed site to site. The foot-print for well-site power generation required for fracking is reduced to a fraction of the current deployments.
In-place gas-turbine power systems can be up-graded to multi-fuel capability via installation of the modular LPP Combustion front-end Liquid Fuel Vaporization Unit (LVU), which attaches to the standard fuel-intake of the gas-turbine without modification.