News out of New Mexico reveals that BP began producing from a gas well in the Mancos shale that could turn out to be a “significant new source of U.S. natural gas supply.” A largely ignored corner of New Mexico is now producing what some call the highest output in the San Juan Basin in over 14 years and brings explorers that much closer to unlocking one of the nation’s largest reserves of fuel. It is also an excellent example that as acquisition costs rise, taking a hard look at your drilling dollars makes great sense.
Getting a well online is challenging. Costs associated with difficult rock formations and deeper boring requirements and well tests have cost well into the millions of dollars before a profit is ever made. Still, gas remains a profitable investment, even with prices falling overall. Mancos breathes new life into the field. Komax has played a vital role in the oil and gas industry for some time with our gas/gas mixing components, custody transfer mixing and acid mixing capabilities.
For example, our Custody Transfer Mixer is ideal for installation upstream of a crude oil sampling transfer line to assure that bottom sediment and water are thoroughly distributed — which allows for a truly representative and repeatable oil sampling process. Our Hi-Pass static mixer has been proven through research done by the Duke University Engineering Department to have the lowest pressure drop while still coming out on top in mixing capabilities. This is critical for gas/gas mixing and uniform introduction of gas streams, even at high temperatures.
As the oil and gas industry continues to rise and fall based on discoveries, ensuring you have the top equipment will prepare you to take advantage of discoveries on the spot and capitalize on investments as well as save money and create uniform product in the long run.