Energy recovery from gas flaring

Patent issued regarding energy recovery which comes from the phenomenon of gas flaring.

The energy recuperator from the fumes, installed on the oil tower, produces mechanical energy, which is transformed into electrical energy.

Part of the kinetic energy produced by the energy recovery system can be used immediately even locally, for example to operate users of all kinds, lighting, devices, motors, pumps. 

In this case there are no energy losses due first to the transformation from kinetic energy to electrical energy and then to the transformation from electrical energy to kinetic energy.

Without prejudice to the principle that nothing is created and nothing is destroyed, the energy recovery system works, under certain conditions, in such a way as to recover or rather generate more energy than that coming from the combustion of natural gas rising from the well.

The flare gas energy recovery system has such characteristics that, under certain conditions, it produces energy, in reduced quantities, even in the absence of combustion of the methane that is undesirably extracted.

The patented system, for gas flaring energy recovery, significantly reduces the phenomenon of the gas venting and therefore the environmental impact. 

With the same quantity of crude extracted from the oil well, the patented energy recovery unit reduces the quantity of unburned gas that is dispersed into the atmosphere.

The flare gas energy recovery unit can be coupled with an accumulator of potential mechanical energy, which serves for the direct storage of mechanical energy, without prior transformation into electrical energy. 

The mechanical energy is subsequently transformed into electrical energy, as needed.

For offshore oil platforms we have a patent issued, concerning a storage facility for large quantities of potential mechanical energy.

The energy, recovered from natural gas flaring, is accumulated in energy storage facilities located in the sea and facing the platform.

The stored mechanical energy is subsequently transformed into electricity, of which a part is used on the platform and part is sent ashore.