Hybrid Electrical Generation for Grid lndependent Oil and Gag Well Fields

  • Francisco Porles
Keywords: Hybrid Electrical, Independent Oil

Abstract

In Peru today, fossil fuels including petroleum, diesel fuel and natural gas are used to produce electrical energy for oil field extraction purposes. Due to their remote geographic locations, oil and gas fields are not linked to the national interconnected electricity system (Sistema Electrico Interconectado Nacional or SEIN). Therefore, high investment costs are required to produce electricity in their remote locations.

Wind power generation is a mature technology used worldwide. Peru has a substantial potential to produce electricity using wind turbine generators. Evidence of this includes the county's 164 MW of installed capacity, distributed among four operating wind farms that provide power to the electricity market. In 2018, three additional wind parks are expected to be commissioned. They will add another 162 MW of pollution-free energy, in total representing 3.8% of the power supplied to Peru's national power grid. The purpose of this article is to present the research that assessed the implementation of a hybrid windthermal natural gas system to provide electrical power for the Block X-Talara oil field and estimate the reductions in fuel consumption and C02 gas emissions.

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Author Biography

Francisco Porles

Francisco Porles, M.Sc., CEM, PMP, is a senior mechanical engineer who focuses on energy infrastructure projects. He has over 17years of experience in the development of oil and gas projects for companies including Pluspetrol Norte, S.A., and Petrobras Energia Peru, S.A. He has experience with the Peruvian energy sector at the Minister of Energy and Mining (MEM) managing and performing energy efficiency retrofit projects. Mr. Porles has strong technical skills in energy efficient systems with direct experience in developing energy saving projects.

Mr. Porles works in Peru as senior energy consultant engineer, professor and researcher in the energy department at the Universidad de Tecnologia e Ingenieria. Email: porles.fd@pucp.pe; fporles@utec. edu.pe

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