2011 Small Producer

Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications

Subcontractor: OsComp Systems Inc.

Principal Investigator: Jeremy Pitts
Project Number Project Status
11123-15 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
Red River Compression
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
January 15, 2013 September 30, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$2,882,682.00 $1,698,855.00 $1,155,000.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this work is to develop OsComp’s hybrid rotor compression technology into a robust and commercially viable solution which can be used as a multiphase compression solution for wet gas applications in small producer environments. This is an R&D project intended to iterate upon the existing technology and optimize it for wet gas applications in a small package. The project’s objective is to prove that OsComp’s technology can work with wet gas streams at high efficiencies in a manner which will prove beneficial to small producers.  

The project begins with OsComp’s pre-existing technology being further tested and analyzed to inform the redesign of the system. The updated design will be built into a second generation prototype which will be tested in OsComp’s facilities under controlled conditions. Once OsComp’s engineering team has tested the compressor under controlled conditions and gotten a full understanding of its capabilities, a suitable field trial location will be selected in partnership with one of several producers with whom OsComp is currently in talks. A complete compression system will also be designed and built around the OsComp compressor to allow for field testing.

The project will then continue into field testing. OsComp’s initial compression package will be shortly followed by a second system placed at a different wellhead location. The OsComp team will seek to obtain as much as 12 weeks of runtime in the field from each of these compression systems. The objective of the field testing is to prove the viability of the system in an actual field environment and show preliminary results that the technology can be built into a commercially viable system.

Successful completion of the research and development described within this statement of work will lead directly into a field demonstration project which, upon successful completion, will ultimately lead to commercialization of the technology.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 194.7 KB
Reports
File Type Date
Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications ( 325.6 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 02/13
Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications ( 989.6 KB ) Design Overview Report 04/13
Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications ( 955.1 KB ) Final Report 10/14