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Capstone Microturbines Aiding Eastern-Sotchemyu-Talyu Oil Field

Posted on May 31, 2011

Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that its Russian distributor BPC Engineering has installed and commissioned its first two C1000s on associated gas at the Eastern-Sotchemyu-Talyu oil field in Russia.

The objective of the project is to increase the level of associated gas utilization at the oil field in compliance with the Russian government’s goal to decrease atmospheric pollution from gas flaring dated January 8, 2009. Associated gas utilization for power will allow Russian Oil and Gas customers to avoid emissions penalties and reduce power costs at the oil field level.

The electricity generated by two C1000 microturbines covers nearly all the energy needs of the Eastern-Sotchemyu-Talyu oil field and allows the site to use the electric grid as a backup power source for peak loads. The 2 MW microturbine power station operates in standalone mode and powers oil treatment units and oil-transfer pumps, as well as infrastructure of oil wells.

The microturbines run in a fully automatic mode under control of the Capstone advanced power server. This control system is equipped with the capability for remote monitoring of the microturbines via GSM modem and Capstone’s call center in Chatsworth, California, U.S.A.

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