Why is North Dakota as bright as Chicago?
It's flare gas from oil fields, a waste stream going up in smoke.
Now Pioneer Energy is changing that waste into resources, adding up to 30% in revenue—which could mean the difference between success and failure in the current tight petroleum market.
Seen from space, light from waste flare gas in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota is nearly as bright as all the lights from the city of Chicago.
The solution: Pioneer Energy’s Mobile Alkane Gas Separator, remotely monitored and controlled.
Mounted on a trailer, the complete system can be trucked to a well site and installed in 24 hours. After a final safety check, the unit is turned on from a central control station 3 states away.
Reliable onsite processing and remote central station monitoring and control make Pioneer Energy’s solution viable.
Raw natural gas is first compressed and then dehydrated.
The dry compressed gas is then refrigerated down to as cold as -80 °C, liquefying the high molecular weight natural gas components.
A miniature distillation column system then separates the natural gas mixture into three usable streams:
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