Client Gas exploration company
Location Mississippi, USA
Sectors Oil and gas
Taking the risk out of exploring for gas
For oil and gas companies, exploratory drilling can be a costly guessing game – especially in remote areas without grid power. To avoid becoming financially overstretched, you need power that’s as lean as possible, but also responsive, so you can scale up quickly once wells start producing.
For one gas operator in the Mississippian Lime, this was the exact challenge they were facing. They asked us to come up with a power supply plan that would support their growth without ramping up costs.
Project fact file
Length of the project
Thanks to using natural gas versus diesel
Value we delivered
Scalable system that keeps supply manageable
We designed a temporary, scalable supply specifically for the company’s different growth phases. As wells came online, we installed a mobile, natural gas generator that used gas from the well itself. Then, as overhead power lines arrived, we replaced these with a single, natural gas microgrid, including four 1.3 MW containerised units, which we hooked up to the well gas and connected to the power lines. This functioned as a central power plant, supplying power as needed in the same way as the grid. We also fitted the microgrid with Aggreko Remote Monitoring (ARM), which helps our engineers pre-empt issues using real-time data direct from the generators.
the aggreko difference
Understanding not all projects are the same.
Cutting fuel costs by 75% over 18 months
Over 18 months, we brought reliable power to each developing area in a way that was easy to recreate with every new drill site, with huge cost savings. Using natural gas rather than diesel saved 75% on fuel costs, and the system in total delivered 8-10 cents/kW hour.
"A lot of our oil and gas customers come up against this issue. Our job is to create the system that keeps the power on while taking financial pressure off."