Capstone Turbine Corp. has announced that it received an order for a C200 microturbine to power an oil production station in Muscat, Oman.
Pipe Line Supply Co., Capstone’s distributor for Oman and Qatar, secured the order. It is expected to be commissioned in August 2016.
The C200 microturbine will be installed in an associated gas recovery application to utilize onsite fuel that would otherwise be flared off. The 200kW microturbine will utilise the associated gas to power onsite oil and gas equipment, helping to increase oil production year-over-year. In addition to the microturbine, Capstone will supply the fuel gas treatment and compression system in cooperation with Compex, a division of BPC Engineering.
Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Turbine, said: “We have identified the Middle East as one of our strategic growth markets along with Mexico, South America, Eastern Europe, Australia, Africa and China. The Middle East provides considerable growth opportunities in traditional oil and gas applications, particularly in the area of associated gas energy projects, as it not only reduces harmful global emissions, but it also lowers oil producers’ operating expenses, which is desirable under today’s depressed crude oil prices.”
“Oil and gas operators are realising the many benefits of utilising associated gas for power generation in a region that is otherwise dependent on diesel,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone. “Orders like these allow us to further showcase Capstone’s industry-leading technology as the industry works to reduce the amount of flare gas globally,” added Mr. Crouse.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/gas-processing/08042016/capstone-secures-order-for-associated-gas-project-in-oman-2357/