OSS Bakken Case Study

A major US oil producer chose to install one Power Sentry On-Site Storage (“OSS”) system and four utility grade meters at the Bakken Alpha Centauri 21-1 pad in North Dakota. Prior to installation, a baseline power consumption was established. Power readings were captured for the week of October 28th, until switching the OSS system on, November 13th, 2018. The original pilot was scheduled for two weeks. However the decision was made to extend through to February 12th, 2019 in order to record a more comprehensive data set.

Results Summary

  • Overall improvement across all four wells of 19% in kWh consumption.
  • Peak Demand reduced by 34% when using OSS module. Demand value used by utilities in calculating monthly charges is calculated by factoring the highest Demand (DMD) Watt Total metered every 15 minutes.
  • Data was collected on the Accuvim II-R energy meter and summarized by performing a comparison between comparable Strokes Per Minute (SPM) and amperage values for the pre- and post- OSS periods.
Pad Summary

Cost/Benefit Sensitivities

OSS Payback Period