EghtesadOnline: Karoon Oil and Gas Production Company has invested over $1 billion to collect 95% of its gas emissions, the managing director said.
Using mobile oil treaters, the KOGPC, in southwestern Khuzestan Province, is attempting to achieve zero-emission status and help safeguard the ecosystem, ILNA reported Gholamreza Mofidi as saying.
With the help of MOTs, the company prevented 32,000 barrels of oil from being burnt during extraction phases in 2018 and curtailed the emission of 15,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
MOT is a system for eliminating acid, gas, water, salt, sand and silt from crude oil and injecting it into a pipeline during drilling, repairing, acidizing and testing oil wells, according to Financial Tribune.
It includes a pump station, separation, injection and desalting units that can be utilized for different oil wells with differing oil properties. As the name indicates, the device is mobile and can be moved to any oil well.
A subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company, KOGPC is in charge of seven exploration units, seven desalination units in Asmari and Bangestan reservoirs plus 10 gas boosting pressure stations. It also handles three gas and liquefied petroleum gas plants, a gas sweetening refinery and a crude oil pump station.
“KOGPC has supported domestic manufactures and engineers to indigenize 500 pieces of oil equipment worth half a billion dollars,” Mofidi said.
The indigenized equipment include drilling mud pumps, blowout preventers, traction motors, draw-works, drilling fluid recycling systems, mission centrifugal pumps, top drives and drilling rig slow circulation rate pressure systems.