It is not uncommon for businesses in the oil and gas sector to face the challenge of maximizing fossil fuel extraction while also seeking to mitigate environmental concerns. 

High-performance carbon dioxide (CO2) compression equipment has become a reliable solution for businesses looking to improve their recovery methods. Unimac understands these needs and remains at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art solutions.

The Importance of CO2 Compression Equipment

Compression equipment compresses CO2 gas to meet specific pressure requirements for various applications. By compressing CO2, businesses can transport and utilize it more efficiently and safely, turning a large-volume gas into a high-pressure, manageable form. 

For example, processes like Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) use pressurized CO2 to increase oil field yields. Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) initiatives have also adapted CO2 compression to help reduce industrial activities’ carbon footprints.

The Evolution of CO2 Compression Technology

Technological advancements have drastically transformed the CO2 compression landscape. Initially, businesses struggled with bulky, energy-intensive machines and were prone to frequent breakdowns. Thanks to innovations in design and engineering, modern CO2 compressors are:

  • More energy-efficient, reducing operational costs.
  • More compact, allowing for easier installation. 
  • Customizable, offering integration into existing systems.
  • Designed with better safety features, minimizing the risk of accidents.

Modern improvements benefit businesses financially while contributing to a smaller carbon footprint.

The Role of CO2 Compression in Enhanced Oil Recovery

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) uses CO2 equipment to inject high-pressure CO2 gas into oil reservoirs to increase their output. The compressed CO2 makes contact with the reservoir oil and slowly mixes to reduce oil viscosity, making it easier to extract. This application improves the environmental impact of oil extraction by allowing carbon dioxide to remain underground instead of releasing it into the air. Unimac prides itself on constructing CO2 compression equipment capable of providing the high-pressure CO2 gas streams needed for these EOR efforts.

Contact Unimac for Cutting-Edge CO2 Compression Equipment

Many industrial processes rely heavily on CO2, so we’ve partnered with industry-leading brands to provide systems designed to optimize oil recovery and maximize the value of existing wells. Our commitment to efficiency, reliability, and innovation has made us a trusted partner to businesses worldwide for over twenty years. 

For more information on custom-built CO2 compression equipment, contact us or call 214-879-1010.