OTC reveals Upwing Energy as recipient of Spotlight on New Technology Award

Subsurface Compressor System from Upwing EnergyOffshore Technology Conference (OTC) has revealed Upwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, as the recipient of the Spotlight on New Technology Award for its Subsurface Compressor System (SCS)

The SCS increases gas production and recoverable reserves by decreasing bottom hole flowing pressure and causing higher reservoir drawdown. It also carries liquids to the surface by creating higher gas velocities throughout the vertical and horizontal wellbores and prevents vapour condensation by increasing the temperature of the gas when exiting the compressor.

The subsurface compressor consists of two main components - a high-speed hermetically sealed permanent magnet motor with magnetic bearings and a hybrid wet gas compressor. These two components are coupled by a magnetic coupling that conveys torque from the hermetically sealed motor to the compressor with no mechanical shaft or seals, so there is no need for a motor protector to isolate the motor from downhole fluids.

The SCS’s “protector-less” architecture provides an extremely reliable rotating solution for lower total cost of ownership and can also be applied to oil recovery. The topside variable frequency drive controls the motor at high speeds without any speed sensors. The SCS significantly reduces intervention costs when compared to alternatives for enhancing gas production.

Herman Artinian, president and CEO of Upwing Energy, said, “We are honoured to be recognised by the Offshore Technology Conference for our Subsurface Compressor System.

“Existing gas assets are maturing at a rapid pace, and Upwing’s SCS will play an important role in both the technical and commercial success of the artificial lift of those assets. We greatly appreciate the support received from the industry thus far in trialing and commercialising this innovative and enabling technology that they have been interested in for some time.”

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