How it works

In the Oil & Gas industry, power is generated by electric generators driven by gas turbines, steam turbines, reciprocating engines or, in some cases, turbo-expanders.

Systems based on gas turbines may be simple-cycle with no exhaust-heat recovery, or a more sophisticated configuration with exhaust-heat recovery to enhance fuel efficiency of the overall system.

One example of a cogeneration systems involves a gas turbine as primary driver and a waste-heat boiler that produces superheated steam to drive a steam turbine for additional power-generation capacity.

Stand-alone steam turbines can drive generators where steam is available from an industrial process, when a boiler can be fed with low-cost fuels, in geothermal fields, and where steam is generated by solar energy.

GE Oil & Gas has unmatched experience in gas and steam turbines for industrial power generation in onshore and offshore applications, waste-to-energy, biomass and concentrated solar power facilities.

Features & Benefits

  • Wide range of configurations ensures reliable energy supply in remote locations and extreme conditions

  • Extensive domain knowledge in turbine design delivers efficiencies that can reduce operating costs and increase overall plant performance

  • Advanced technologies help minimize environmental impact