6th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest
Ten Finalists Announced for the 2017 Shale Gas Innovation Contest
CEGEN Green Energy, LLC
Power Generation Unit uses proven “wind” technology to capture and convert compressor cooler exhaust into electricity. Unit can produce a range of 15,000 to 70,000 kWh per annum depending on cooler or HVAC application, for a low upfront investment, reasonable installation and maintenance costs.
Contact: Stephen Morgan, President & Founding Partner
Fleet Energy America, Inc.
Offering a small scale LNG/CNG dispenser unit ideally suited for stranded gas sites. Also, offering a "TRIFUEL Modular Alternative Fueling Station" that is a modular, plug and play vehicle fueling platform dispensing 3 Alternative Fuels: CNG, LNG and Electric Vehicle Charging.
Contact: Perry Babb, President
Frontier Natural Resources, Inc.
Operates a small scale natural gas liquefaction facility in Mansfield, PA utilizing natural gas from an adjacent gathering and compression facility. The plant uses a system designed by Dresser-Rand, powered by an 800 kW natural gas generator. LNG is stored on site in vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tanks until transported to market.
Contact: Tim Miller, Engineering Manager
Providing a heavy-duty mat product manufactured from recycled auto/truck tires bonded together with a proprietary adhesive compound cured under pressurized conditions. Performance of the “re-bonded rubber” matting indicates exceptional durability, enhancing efficiency and worker safety at drilling/frack sites.
Contact: Michael Gates, President
National Energy Technology Laboratory
NETL researchers have developed a cost effective and near real-time early kick detection system which will provide drilling operations with an early warning before the kick ascends to the rig floor. This system leverages data obtained from logging while drilling, measurement while drilling, or seismic while drilling signals to detect kicks near the drill bit taking advantage of existing data transfer systems.
Contact: Jessica Sosenko, Technology Transfer Program Manager
PetroMar Technologies, Inc.
FracView™ is a low-cost LWD borehole imaging tool utilizing advanced dynamically focused acoustic transducer technology to obtain a very high resolution acoustic borehole image in any liquid (including oil-based or synthetic) mud system. Data processing integrates with existing off-the shelf petro physical software packages and borehole image processing modules.
Contact: Earl Drack, VP of Business Development
Quiet Professional Solutions LLC
Developed a line of covert, persistent video surveillance systems concealed in traffic barrels and plastic jersey barriers at shale well sites to provide variable image fields ranging from a single narrow view to full panoramic imagery. Infrared illuminators provide day/night imaging capabilities. Video is stored on a DVR, with the option to include a cellular gateway for wireless access or real time monitoring.
Contact: Daniel Hilty, President & CEO
Sensor Networks, Inc.
Developed a commercially available product line of permanently installed battery powered ultrasonic sensors that provide remote, wireless data collection of critical piping infrastructure's wall thickness data. The evolutionary product line is intended to offer the highest performance, non-intrusive corrosion monitoring solution at the best price point in the market.
Contact: Jim Barshinger, President
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Provides a Total Asset Management solution for "flow iron" (high pressure oil and natural gas fracking and flow back equipment). Seeking to expand capabilities to offer a semi-automated solution integrating RFID and sensing technology with probabilistic failure algorithms to allow proactive routine maintenance based on identified failure models.
Contact: Tom Hay, President
Tri-Force Consulting Services Inc.
MyShaleWell™ is a commercially available SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) cloud based platform to manage complete well site logistics, acting as a marketplace to connect key providers and services essential for productivity and efficiency of workers, processes, materials, equipment, monitoring, training, safety and security in real time.
Contact: Manish, Gorawala, Founder & CEO
Developing an on-demand pneumatic actuated valve system operated through a proprietary software interface via the internet (IoT), allowing remote control at hard to access midstream sites
Contact: Christopher May, Account Executive
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Providing a well pad based hybrid powered (solar, NG, or hard-wired) produced water remediation solution housed in 20 ft. shipping containers that uses a proprietary crystallizing chamber where all of the contaminants in the water drop out, leaving pure steam that can be further evaporated for zero discharge
Contact: Gordon Craig, Chief Technology Officer
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INS – Industrial & Enterprise IoT Solutions
INS distributes products, offers technical support and provides IT services for wired and wireless machine networking applications. INS provides its customers with best-in-class products, support and services for their critical wired and wireless machine networking applications with an emphasis on “Internet of Things” (IoT) solutions.
Contact: Nick Swartzbeck, Business Development Manager
Company “gives machines a voice” utilizing wireless vibration sensor diagnostics and transmitting data via the cloud to provide a system-level dashboard that reports equipment health, avoiding problems like unexpected failures of pumps, fans, and compressors
Contact: Jeremy Frank, President
Optimum Pumping Technology*
Offers high-performance manifolds for reciprocating NG compressors that eliminate pulsation control bottles and their vibration-related failures, significantly improving compressor reliability and efficiency
Contact: Glen Chatfield, President
Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University
The Center focuses on using and delivering the energy we already have more efficiently through:
Synergos Global Solutions
Developing, promoting and transitioning innovative technological solutions to threat detection and classification challenges encountered daily by emergency service responders, increasing the capacity of the responder community through the development and fielding detection/analysis tools that will better prepare the contemporary Emergency Service Provider to react more quickly and with greater confidence to current and emerging threats.
Contact: Adam Miller, Chief Executive Officer
Provides filtration technology to effectively separate for removal the NGL’s and other contaminates (including water) from natural gas through the use of their Gas Flow Membrane Technology
Contact: Carl Steiner, Founder
Verizon Wireless IOT Solutions Group
IoT and M2M technologies are changing how businesses operate. Organizations that have started using IoT solutions are benefitting in many areas. Companies that haven’t are scrambling to keep up. Verizon Wireless through their IoT Solutions Team can assist companies in exploring available IoT options.
Contact: Rick Hufnagel, IoT Vertical Account Manager
*Denotes Previous Shale Gas Innovation Contest Winner
This year’s Finals’ Event will run from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm, followed by a free reception, and the event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe, PA. Two keynote speakers will address the audience in addition to the ten (10) contest finalists. The first speaker will be Rich Hufnagel with Verizon. Rich will focus on the opportunities presented to companies through the rapidly advancing Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) through Machine-to-Machine (“M2M”) technologies, and how network connectivity of products can expand B2B opportunities. The second keynote will be Nick Swartzbeck with Industrial & Enterprise IoT Solutions. Nick will focus on the hardware options and both wired and wireless machine networking applications.
Attend the Free Reception
Immediately following the announcement of the contest winners there will be a free reception where attendees can meet the finalists at their booths and mingle with additional exhibitors. Additionally, a poster session will be included to highlight some of the most promising technologies under development at Carnegie Mellon and Penn State Universities related to the shale energy space.
Finals Event held on Tuesday, May 9th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, PA
The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center (www.sgicc.org) supports and commercializes early-stage technologies that enhance responsible stewardship of the environment while properly utilizing this energy asset.
For further information:
Bill Hall/ Director
Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center