Unlocking Resource Value

CES technology allows our customers to expand their perspective on economically attractive natural resources, whether it being stranded, marginal, contaminated, or traditionally uneconomic resources, or simply overcoming siting or permitting issues by providing self-sustained access to water, power, CO2, and more...

One of the truly differentiating aspects of CES technology that goes beyond its market applications in enhanced oil recovery and zero-emissions power plants is its tremendous and unparalleled fuel and product flexibility. CES combustors can be designed to being operated on a large variety of fuels, including those that are generally deemed uneconomic, marginal, or stranded. While currently concentrating on the commercialization of gaseous fuel resources, CES equipment has been demonstrated to run on liquid and even emulsified fuels.

With CES technology solutions you can rethink on how to unlock resource value previously considered unattractive. Our solutions let you assess resources beyond their conventional value and provide a unique opportunity when looking at:

Thermal Recovery - CSS and Steam Flooding

Thermal Recovery - CSS and Steam Flooding

The CES direct steam generation method (the process of combining heat and steam generation inside the same vessel) brings new perspectives to more conventional steam stimulation methods, such as cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) or steam flooding.

Similar to its application in the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) in-situ recovery, the CES process allows for fundamental and systemically different approaches to steam generation in thermal recovery processes. The G2S2 (gas generator and steam separator) process combines a water treatment component with efficient, stack-less, and near-zero emissions steam and CO2 generation. Unlike conventional boiler systems, CES processes are not limited to the pressure at which the resulting steam can efficiently be generated at the desired injection qualities, allowing you to target new frontiers of depths for heavy oil recovery in reservoirs that to-date were inaccessible for thermal treatment.

The CES process inherently provides a CO2/steam combination that may or may not be beneficial to your target reservoir. With some of our partners we are specifically targeting those reservoirs that promise a positive response from the combination of the CO2 content in steam in reservoirs that are between conventional thermal recovery and typical miscible CO2 EOR reservoir depths.

CES further provides process solutions that may separate the drive gas for a separated delivery of steam and CO2. This solution targets thermal recovery reservoirs in close proximity to CO2 EOR candidate floods. Alternatively, these solutions may provide steam to industrial steam hosts that have nearby CO2 EOR opportunities.

Check out CES' Heavy Oil Brochure here.

CES CO2 EOR Solutions

With natural sources of CO2 no longer meeting the demand, anthropogenic sources become more and more important in supplying the required volumes of CO2 to the enhanced oil recovery market. Even full technically feasible exploitation of the current emissions forecast from power facilities in the United States could not satisfy the full economic potential of EOR amenable reservoirs. 

CES breaks the limitations imposed by CO2 infrastructure and natural sources by offering CO2 production facilities that integrate power, steam, and water generation for your targeted CO2 flood candidate. CES facilities greatly simplify the process of generating clean, compressed and injection-quality CO2. They supply EOR fields with self-sustainable power and water supply and enable risk hedging strategies for long-term field exploitation horizons.

CES facilities allow you to: 

  • Turn low value, low quality gas into incremental oil
  •  Generate your required CO2, steam, power, and water on-site
  •  Deploy modularly to match your phased field developments
  •  Design for fuel flexibility to adapt to changing markets
  •  Facilitate permitting due to minimal environmental footprint
  •  Produce clean water and power for internal use and export