Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Recovering Energy From Small Gas Fields

Jaker Engineering claims to have a business model for extracting usable energy in small quantities -- 1-3MW -- from gas stranded in wells too small to economically connect to the pipeline. "Approximately 300 MCF per megawatt, per day is required, in contrast to the several thousand MCF per day output required for pipeline connection", according to the company's press release. The company claims nearly 50% of existing gas wells could benefit from their process.

The company has announced it is in talks with United Technologies to resell the latter's Pure Comfort line of cogenerating systems, so it may be the case that this is a play using mobile, grid-connected Capstone microturbines.