Mesa Natural Gas Solutions and Crusoe Energy Systems on Wednesday agreed to add 50 megawatts of natural gas flaring-to-computing projects across North America within the next two years.
Mesa and Crusoe extended a partnership to reduce the environmental impacts from flaring gas associated with oil development using Mesa generators to turn otherwise wasted gas into electrical power for on-site usage by Crusoe's Digital Flare Mitigation (DFM) systems.
"Crusoe and Mesa share the goal of providing our clients with reliable, scalable and environmentally beneficial solutions in the oilfield," Crusoe CEO Chase Lochmiller said. "Mesa's fast-deploying and modular power generation capabilities have been a natural complement to Crusoe's mobile and modular Digital Flare Mitigation systems, and we look forward to achieving significant scale together over the next two years and beyond."
Denver-based Crusoe has systems that basically repurpose otherwise wasted energy to fuel computational power, and they allow oil and gas operators to produce petroleum at locations with stranded gas.
Crusoe operates five DFM projects in the Bakken Shale, and the Powder River and Denver-Julesburg basins. It previously agreed to deploy up to 10 additional systems in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming by the end of 2019. Across its existing projects, Crusoe estimated in August that it had eliminated more than 25 MMcf of flared gas.
Mesa CEO Scott Gromer said oil and gas companies “have asked for a solution to excess associate gas production, and with Crusoe and Mesa's technology, we can economically consume the excess gas while reducing emissions."
Casper, WY-based Mesa is a portfolio company of BP Energy Partners, formed five years ago with an equity commitment sponsored by funds controlled by the late T. Boone Pickens. Mesa specializes in natural gas/liquid propane-powered mobile generators, which today are mostly used in oil and gas applications, which use associated gas at the wellhead to generate electricity.