Questair has announced that it will supply an M-3100 pressure swing adsorption (psa) system to Venoco, Inc one of the largest independent oil and natural gas companies in California.
Based on Questair’s H 3100 product platform, the new system will increase the quality of associated gas produced on Venoco's platform Gail, which is located approximately 10 miles offshore of Ventura, California.
The new M-3100 will separate carbon dioxide, water, ethane, propane and heavier hydrocarbons from associated gas to meet the strict quality specifications of Venoco's gas customer, Southern California gas company (Socal Gas) - the largest natural gas distribution utility in the US, which provides energy to 20.3 million consumers.
The M-3100 also purifies methane-containing gas streams to high purity methane, can remove contaminants such as co2 and c2+ hydrocarbons as well as upgrading up to 9 million cubic feet of feed gas per day.
“This will be the first application of Questair's M-3100 for gas processing on an offshore platform,” said Andrew Hall, Questair's CEO.
“The M-3100 offers gas producers a cost-effective solution to separate hydrocarbons and other constituents present in associated gas and other sub-quality gas sources,” added Hall. $quot;In addition, the compact size of Questair's system offers distinct advantages for installation on an offshore platform where space is at a premium.$quot;