Pioneer Energy’s innovative, proprietary flare gas capture and processing systems turn raw associated gas and tank battery vapors from a waste into a resource.
The FlarecatcherTM extracts valuable Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) from associated gas right at the well site, using its Deep RefrigerationTM technology to provide the highest capture efficiency in the industry. It conditions the remaining gas to pipeline quality, making it ideal for high efficiency on-site power generation or conversion to CNG or LNG.
The VaporcatcherTM captures low-pressure NGL rich vapors from oil tank batteries, providing much better economic return than a Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU) and suitable for use both where a gathering system is present and where it is not. The system cuts carbon emissions by a factor of 4 and C4+ smoky combustion emissions by more than a factor of 12.
• Increase Revenue: Can monetize associated gas and tank battery vapors. • Comply with Regulators: Avoid lost revenue by keeping your wells from being shut in, and prevent penalties and fees. • Reduce Operating Expenses: Replace costly diesel fuel with clean natural gas. • Portability: Modular plant design allows for minimal site modifications and rapid scalability on field deployment. • Flexibility: Suitable for a diverse set of field conditions, gas compositions, and well variability. • Manageability: Autonomous operations with 24/7 hands free remote control over cellular and satellite communication. • Economical: Self-sufficient system utilizing low value ethane as part of the process (Flarecatcher). • Superior Performance: Deep RefrigerationTM results in superior separation, improving product yield and project economics. • HSE: Uses highest standard materials and SCADA industrial control system to ensure health, safety, and the environment. • Proven: Proven track record with over 95% up-time in the harsh conditions of the Bakken and Denver-Julesburg oil fields. • Financing: Flarecatchers and Vaporcatchers qualify for the financing programs provided by the US ExIm Bank.