Natural Gas Compressor

Oil & Gas Applications

Corken’s natural gas compressors are used in the completion and production phases of a well and help maximize oilfield production and storage. Applications include wellhead casing gas reduction, vapor recovery (VRU) and flare elimination, gas boosting, gas gathering, gas evacuation, gas blanketing, fuel gas boosting, and enhanced oil recovery.

When applying a reciprocating gas compressor into an oilfield application, it is important to know whether it contains sweet or sour gas.

Sour Gas

Natural gas containing 0.5% or more hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is called sour gas. It is not friendly to the environment or the compressor. High levels of H2S are corrosive, toxic, and lethal. Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) can embrittle high-strength carbon steel, causing sulfide stress cracking within the compressor. Use of proper materials within the compressor is necessary to ensure safe operation for the environment and the end-user. Corken now offers double packed (NFD) and triple packed (NFT) sour gas compressors for this type of service. These compressors use number of material substitutions based on NACE (MR-0175) recommendations, field experience, and industry standards. With our sour gas option, most carbon steel components have been replaced by stainless steel and all wetted parts are coated.

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Natural Gas Compressor

Sweet Gas

Natural gas containing less than 0.5% hydrogen sulfide is considered sweet gas and is friendlier to the environment and the compressor. Our standard off-the-shelf compressors with carbon steel components are acceptable in these applications. Corken offers a full line of compressors ranging from 7.5 to 75 hp for sweet gas applications.

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Oil & Gas Process Map

Click on the process map below to see where our compressors are used within the oil and gas industry.

Natural Gas Compressor Process