Oil Well Industry

The oil well market is extensive- there are 1,600,000 existing wells in the US alone. A significant portion of these wells are remotely located, meaning they must generally generate 100-150 kW of power onsite and typically must haul in diesel for generator use. Remote sites must haul contaminated production water as well as the crude oil to distant treatment facilities, costing hundreds of thousands per year. For each barrel of oil produced, three to nine barrels of contaminated water are also extracted. In addition, some of these remote wells flare gas creating acid rain and EPA problems. 150 kWs of power required for well pump, transfer pumps, lighting, maintenance vehicles, and the diesel generators add to the expense. The average cost is about $500,000 per year for haul off, fuel, and maintenance. These wells could have excellent economic benefits from switching to SREUS systems.

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Numbers Speak For Themselves

40
Crude Oil barrels / day
100
Barrels of contaminated
process water / day
$ 250000
Total Potential Annual Savings
40
Crude Oil barrels / day
,
100
Barrels of contaminated
process water / day
,
$ 250000
Total Potential Annual Savings
FUEL

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Well, in this instance, perhaps your trash could be your treasure… When it comes to producing power and clean water using the SREUS system, there are many fuels that can power it: 

Unrefined oil from wells or even oil spill water can be inserted as fuel.
Diesel fuel, spilled diesel, off-spec, high sulfur, biodiesel, and vegetable oils of all kinds can be used as fuel for the SREUS unit.
Either filtered or raw natural gas can be inserted as fuel.
This is water that comes up when drilling for oil, usually about 3x water to oil. SREUS units can purify this previously contaminated water, producing power as a bonus.
Sour gas is unfiltered methane with sulfur which causes acid rain when burned. SREUS units prevent the sulfur from contaminating the atmosphere.
Sludges that develop in the bottom of crude oil storage tanks as well as many other storage tanks provide excellent fuel.