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  • Reliable field compression provided by 5.7-L engine


    Harry Huey, Rick Crouch & Thompson Speir

    Since testing an initial prototype in 1999, Engine and Compressor Services, Inc. (ECSI), has been employing Sertco Model 350 compressors using 5.7-L, General Motors (GM) industrial engines in its compression leasing fleet. ECSI now has three units deployed in Oklahoma and Texas, in wellhead compression and well testing applications. Examples of production increases in well tests for three large independents include 100 Mcfgd from 40 Mcfgd, 200 Mcfgd from 5 Mcfgd, and 420 Mcfgd from 100 Mcfgd. Despite harsh conditions in many well testing environments, only minor breakdowns have occurred. ECSI is now buying production to directly benefit from compressor installation.

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