What Gas Processors Should Know About Energy Recovery
Pressure is a common byproduct of many oil- & gas-related operations. Though this waste pressure has the potential to drive a wide range of processes, it’s largely remained untapped as a potential source of power. This, however, is quickly changing as producers look for new and efficient ways to cut carbon emissions and reduce operating costs.
Currently, 50% of the total cost associated with gas refinement operations is represented by energy consumption. Midstream industrial processes in particular are very energy-intensive, and, as a result, there’s significant opportunity for the industry to save hundreds of millions of dollars by increasing efficiency. In many instances, this can be achieved by recovering energy that’s already been introduced into the system.