Natural gas compressors are used for a variety of applications from upstream production to midstream processing and downstream transmission.
Explore the applications page below for more information on some of the common gas compression services we design for.
Vapor Recovery Units (VRU)
VRUs take escaped vapors off a process stream and reinjects them into the system, rather than venting or flaring.
Vapor recovery is a broad term, but is often associated with capturing entrained gas at atmospheric pressure off crude oil or produced water tanks.
Inlet compression takes a facility’s incoming gas and compresses it to a pressure that maximizes recovery.
Sales compression takes the treated gas and compresses it to enter a sales (higher quality gas) pipeline.
Gas Lift compresses gas for injection into the well casing. The gas bubbles reduce the hydrostatic column pressure.
Gas Injection compresses gas for injection into the reservoir. The gas essentially “pushes” the production fluid out by raising the reservoir pressure.
Booster compression is typically associated with increasing pressure for transmission via pipeline, regardless of the supply source.
Overheads compression is similar to vapor recovery, although it is often not at atmospheric pressure when coming off a treater.