Oil and Gas

Protect upstream, midstream and downstream industries 24/7!

KovaiCorp represents brands who has provided power generation in major projects in all three sectors, incorporating the comprehensive technical developments required for different applications.

The upstream sector includes the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil. The downstream area involves consumers, tankers, refiners, and retailers.

Power generation is vital to the petroleum industry – Every minute of downtime costs money! Modern oil and gas exploration requires reliable, fuel-efficient generators on-site for activities such as camp loads, draw-works, drilling and mud pumping.

Because oil wells are in remote locations with a harsh environment of a typical drilling operation, the generators for a drilling operation must deliver uninterrupted power. The requirement for continuous power means that some services use multiple generator sets running in parallel. It is critical to keep the power running in all the sectors in the oil and gas industry.

The global generator set market for the Oil & Gas sector it is estimated will be worth $2.03 billion in 2020. The most substantial market growth will be seen in Latin America, the Middle East, India and Africa, with China seeing the highest growth.

Market Development and Technology Roadmap between 2010 and 2020 is focused on:

  • Remote management enables smart operations from a Smartphone/ handheld device.
  • High-speed engines improve efficiency for industrial end users who require a better startup performance
  • Digitized Engine Management Systems are commercialized to coordinate operations across multiple systems.
  • Advanced fuel and emission technology drive growth in the environmentally conscious European market.
  • Mobile gen-sets gain momentum as non-stationary units used for emergency and temporary power needs
  • Dual fuel/flex fuel engines get a market boost as a reliable power source run on both gas and diesel fuel.
  • Sophisticated digital systems enable generator paralleling technology.
  • The hybrid power system (battery) will economically incorporate an array of batteries as an alternative power source.
  • A hybrid power system (renewable) retrofitting diesel gen-sets with wind turbines/ solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

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Technology Trends

Technological advancements have resulted in the increased popularity of gas gen-sets. Examples of significant technology advancements include the optimization of engine speed, integrated approaches to generator paralleling, and bi-fuel—or combined diesel and gas fuel—operations.

  • Power densities and transient performance can be improved by increasing the operating speed of gasified engines.
  • Using these speed-optimized, spark-ignited gas engines, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are connecting smaller gas gen-sets and consolidating their output in an integrated approach to set up larger plants with generator paralleling.
  • Also, bi-fuel or dual fuel engines combine both power density and capital cost benefits.
  • These engines have longer operation times as they start up on diesel fuel, but when loads increased, natural gas is added to the combustion air while diesel fuel is reduced.
  • In a dual fuel engine, if the natural gas supply is disrupted for any reason or if there is a fault in the bi-fuel delivery system, the controls automatically revert to 100% diesel without interruption of power generation. Normally, such engines operate on a ratio of 25% diesel and 75% natural gas.
  • Another growing interest within the gas gen-sets segment is the popularity of mobile gen-sets. These units are essentially used for backup and standby demand during power

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