07/31/2013

Galileo’s compressors contribute to increase the production of natural gas and hydrocarbons in Argentina

YPF, the Argentine state-owned oil company, chose Galileo's technology to extend the service life of mature wells located in the "Loma de la Lata" field, Neuquén Province, Argentina.

The Project, named “Wellhead Compression”, involves the installation of five Microskid Process MX 200® gas compressor packages of 150 HP installed power, wholly manufactured and packaged in Argentina.

Through the use of these packaged compressors, five low-pressure mature wells will become active and will bring a daily total flow of approximately 350,000 m3 of natural gas and 25 m3 of hydrocarbons.

These equipments will have an additional reliability factor, supplied by an intelligent control system for slugging prevention. This innovative control system developed by Galileo will prevent undesired fluids from entering into the equipments, which can be damaged.

In turn, the modular configuration of these packaged compressors will allow their redeployment in new operating spots after the wells conclude their life cycle. This will be possible due to their easy connection to the wellheads by means of flexible hoses and trouble-free deployment on level ground, without the need of civil engineering.

Once fully operational in early August, these compressors will be monitored 24 hours a day via internet through Galileo’s SCADA System. In addition, Galileo will provide field supervision through its Regional Technical Service based in Neuquén.

  • Microskid Process MX 200® gas compressor packages: 150 HP installed power per unit.

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