Marcellus Shale Flowback Case Study

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EnerCorp’s Sahara Advanced Cyclone significantly outperforms competitor “advanced” cyclone in the Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale
Dry Gas Well
IP peak >
5 MMSCF
/ day Gas
Average
55 BBLs
/ day Liquid
400 psi
flowing pressure
1 Days
of flowback used for comparison

The Problem

Our client was using multiple different sand separators in series as part of their flowback as well as during the early production stage of their well’s life. However, even with this kind of layout, they were still getting sand in their Gas Processing Units (GPUs). This led to a lot of damaged equipment in their production facility as well as the need to shut in their well periodically to clean out the GPU.

They were looking for a more effective sand separator and narrowed their search to two “advanced cyclones” for a field trial.

ENERCORP'S SAHARA ADVANCED CYCLONE

97.5%

COMPETITOR'S "ADVANCED" CYCLONE

85.3%

The Solution

Our client put EnerCorp’s Sahara Advanced Cyclone up to the test against another large company’s “advanced cyclone” equipment on their well. Our application engineers recommended this technology from EnerCorp based on the production rates as well as the desanding goals the client wanted to achieve in this application.

We created an objective test site by placing these cyclones on two side-by-side wells on the same location. The capture efficiency was verified with a Scorpion filter downstream of each of the cyclones. Plus, the personnel on site were from a third-party company to ensure unbiased reporting.


EnerCorp’s Sahara Advanced Cyclone

The Results

The Sahara cyclone achieved 97.5% (2.5% carry-over) sand capture while the competitor cyclone captured only 85.3% (14.7% carry-over) of sand.

In this comparison, the competitor allowed 488% more sand past the cyclone into the filter. The client immediately saw the benefits of EnerCorp’s Sahara Advanced Cyclone — and implemented it at their wellsite.

Why waste time and resources on equipment that has poor results? Book a call today to learn more about how your wellsite can see the same results with EnerCorp.

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