Pioneer Energy maintains a 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing, and operations facility on S. Taft Street in Lakewood. This facility also serves as the company's headquarters with management, business development, and administrative support staff located here. The facility provides high bay space allowing for work to be performed on up to four Flarecatcher units simultaneously. In addition to the manufacture of new Flarecatcher units, the facility also supports refurbishment of units returning from the field as well as the development of newer models incorporating different technologies.
The facility contains a full machine shop ideal for large scale fabrication, a full welding shop, and two 5 ton cranes to permit complete in house assembly of Flarecatcher hardware. Also at this location are large indoor and outdoor storage areas for Flarecatcher parts inventory including large items and pre-fabricated components.
This location is also home to a significant portion of Pioneer Energy’s technical team. This includes the main engineering team, the field support team, and the Flarecatcher control team. Pioneer Energy maintains a mission control room which is operated 24/7/365, controlling our Flarecatcher units through a secure internet connection anywhere in the world where they may be deployed.
Pioneer Energy’s R&D team are located at our laboratory location on West 8th Avenue in Lakewood. This facility includes a 2,500 square feet facility equipped with state-of-the-art design and testing equipment. The Pioneer laboratory has fully instrumented capabilities to perform data acquisition, high-pressure tank tests and numerous chemistry experiments, as well as supporting development of complex chemical process systems. The laboratory area also has an on-site machine shop, as well as welding capabilities to support manufacturing of test articles and equipment. It also is equipped with one-cubic-meter, 300-liter, and 20 liter vacuum chambers, a stereo microscope, and a gas chromatograph for use in chemical analysis. A variety of supplies and measurement equipment is available to support testing at laboratory and larger scales.
Pioneer Energy maintains a facility used for testing and development of gas processing equipment prior to its full-scale implementation and roll out. This facility is fully instrumented to monitor and control process equipment under development in a safe manner. It includes the capability of creating custom gas mixtures to match a variety of associated gas compositions, allowing at scale testing of equipment in a controlled environment. This allows for verification of correct operation and confirms predicted performance prior to field deployment.