In-Pipe Turbine Generator Field Demonstration Project

ZKO Oilfield Industries

  • Project Type

    Demonstration

  • Project Value

    $5,900,000

  • Project Status

    Active

  • Location

    Alberta

  • Funding Amount

    $2,844,000

ZKO has partnered with Peyto Exploration & Development to demonstrate an in-pipe turbine generator that uses flowing natural gas in the pipeline from the wellhead to generate electricity, which is used to power chemical injection pumps, eliminating a large source of methane venting in natural gas production.

Chemical injection pumps currently operate pneumatically and vent methane to the atmosphere. The ZKO in-pipe turbine generates power from wellhead pressure with zero emissions and will be used to power electronic pumps to eliminate this methane venting.