S Energy, Inc., a developer of integrated technology solutions for the energy industry, has released an AOT Technical Update documenting the functionality and operational benefits of its applied oil technology (AOT) crude oil pipeline optimisation technology. Currently in commercialisation phase and undergoing case study review with leading pipeline operators, AOT is designed to allow crude oil to flow at a higher volume by subjecting it to a high voltage/low amperage electrical field, which decreases viscosity and reduces friction in pipelines.
"During discussions with shareholders and industry analysts we're often asked about the motivating factors, which drive interest in AOT from producers and operators in Canada, South America, Europe and the Middle East," stated Greggory M. Bigger, QS Energy Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. "This document is meant to educate interested parties on how QS Energy operates and the many factors involved in reviewing the needs of our customers, determining the optimal configuration for our technology, and collaborating with executives and engineering professionals within our industry to ensure the efficient, safe and economical delivery of crude oil from oil field to market."
Based in California with supply chain partners in Casper, Wyoming, QS Energy has pioneered the use of electrical fields to improve the performance of crude oil pipelines and lower operating expenses (OPEX) while favourably impacting tariff revenues at a time when the energy industry is seeking to mitigate margin compression and gain measurable efficiencies.
"From the development of the first AOT prototype, up to our latest value engineered system, our overriding goal has been to leverage our patent protected technology to provide quantifiable bottom line opportunities for our customers," Mr. Bigger added. "Extensive studies of the mechanical behaviour of crude oil in pipelines have historically identified two primary factors capable of improving flow - the lowering of the viscosity of the oil, and reducing friction within the line. AOT has demonstrated the ability to do both to an extent that pressure drop is reduced, flow volume is increased, and power consumption at pumping stations is lessened."
Edited from source by Stephanie Roker
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