Introducing New oil Technologies for a Safer Environment
GAT℠ is dedicated to bringing new oil technologies to the market to allow a natural, safe, and greener environment so our children can enjoy the same standard of living, resources, and beauty we have for generations.
Enhanced oil recovery for downhole and oil sands
Process to stop emulsions
Clean up oil spills on land and water (cleaned to ppm)
Emergency response and training for pipeline and oil spills
Cleaning of contaminated water and soils (cleaned to ppm)
Cleaning of production water (cleaned to ppm)
Cleaning of drills cuttings (cleaned to ppm)
Cleaning of tanks
Desulfurization (reduces sulfur to new regulatory limits)
Benefits of LC℠
LC℠ cleans to ppm with no heat or pressure
Does not waste natural resources
Lower CAPEX and OPEX costs
Recycles for reuse
Long shelf life without breaking down
Non-caustic and not affected by Salinity
Fuel or oil is salvaged and cleaned for reuse
Info on LC℠
LCSM is a new Liquid Catalyst SM that is formulated and enhanced with proprietary technology to give it new characteristics
Lower OPEX and CAPEX cost
Does Not create environmental pollution or natural waste resources such as water
Recovered for reuse
Uses a simple closed wash system that can be located near the production well sites (Saving cost)
Separates and salvages the oil from water, leaving only a few ppm in the water or almost non-detectable levels. Immediate soil reclamation
Creates a temporary molecular bond with the hydrocarbon that is quickly released with a few degrees of temperature increase
Many times stronger than any surface tension bond
Separates the oil immediately from water or other formations
Causes the oil to release from any surface, including sand, soil, rock, and water
Keeps oil from re-attaching to any surface
Only a few ppm or non-detectable levels are left
Immediate soil reclamation
Quickly breaks water emulsions
Makes heavy oil viscosity that of diesel for ease of movement and will not re-attach until the LCSM /oil bond is released
The oil is ready for processing, the water or soil is cleaned to ppm and ready to be returned to the environment, and the LC℠ is recaptured for re-use.
LC℠ extracts more hydrocarbons than other technologies, as proven at the University of Regina in Canada.
Example of LC℠'s Effectiveness
LC℠ encapsulates and recovers bitumen from any medium even shingles to ppm.
The LC℠ bond is so strong it immediately encapsulates the bitumen and separates and cleans the various components of a shingle by soaking it in LC℠ for a few minutes. Each part of the shingle is cleaned to ppm, as shown in the picture. No heat or pressure was used.
LC℠ separates the hydrocarbon from the contaminated medium, whether water, soil, or sand, and with our specialized equipment developed for LC℠, we speed the process while increasing its effectiveness. LC℠ does not create pollution and has a lower CAPEX and OPEX cost than traditional technologies.
Emulsions or the mix of water and oil is a big problem in the oil industry. LC℠ technology stops emulsions by quickly separating the oil from the water. The LC℠ Separation Technology encapsulates the oil, separating it from the water while making the oil heavier so it can soon be removed from the water. LC℠ can encapsulate even the tiny parts of oil left, so the water is cleaned to ppm. The oil is recovered for processing, the water is cleaned, and the LC℠ is recaptured for reuse. This oil/water LC℠ separation process is essential in recovering oil from the downhole.
Cleaning Production Water
The production water, a natural part of the pay zone is usually re-injected into the same zones as the oil well. However, there are minute parts of oil in this water which is lost and can, in some sand formation, create pollution. The LC℠ Separation technology can capture the minute parts of oil in the production water and salvage it for processing and prevent pollution.
Water Separation stops emulsions
GATSM's water separation technology uses proprietary equipment and LC℠ to separate the oil from the water. Once encapsulated, the oil/LC℠ is easily removed or drained off, leaving the water cleaned of oil. The oil/LC℠ is heavier than water and will not be attached to any formation until the bond is broken. The oil is salvaged for processing, the LC℠ is recaptured for reuse, and the water is cleaned of oil/hydrocarbons. A similar process to cleaning oil spills on water and tailing ponds.
Contaminated Soil Cleaning and oil spills
Cleaning contaminated soil is similar to the recovery of oil from oil sands. (See the Oil Sands page) The contaminated soil is placed into the LC℠ Wash system. Once LC℠ touches the contaminated soil, the oil and LC℠ create a temporary bond that releases oil from any formation, including water. The oil is released from a specific form, such as soil or water. When the LC℠ is bonded with the oil, the oil is heavier than the water, so the oil drops to the bottom of the tank. The water flows off the top, and the oil/LC℠ is pumped from the bottom of the tank. The oil/LC℠ has the viscosity of diesel for easy flow until a set point where minimal heat is applied the temporary bond between the oil/LC℠ is released. The oil is ready for processing, the LC℠ is ready for reuse, and the contaminated soils are clean to ppm levels of oil. Ready for immediate remediation, and the oil is salvaged.
Cleaning tailing ponds
The contaminated water is pumped into the proprietary LC℠ Separation System, where the LC℠ is mixed with the polluted, contaminated oil-water. The LC℠ creates a temporary bond with any hydrocarbon, so it immediately separates the oil from the water and other contaminants or formations. Since the LC℠ makes the hydrocarbon heavier than water, the water is easily pumped off and free of oil. The oil & LC℠ is pumped off, and at a set location, the LC℠ & oil is pumped into An LC℠ reclaiming tank. Minimal heat is applied to release the LC℠ from the oil. The oil is salvaged and ready for processing, the LC℠ is ready for reuse, and the water is cleaned of any hydrocarbons.
The LC℠ is sprayed on the oil that is floating on the water. The LC℠ encapsulates the hydrocarbon creating a temporary bond that is so strong that it releases from any material, including water. The Oil/LC℠ is heavier than water, so the oil/LC℠ drops to the bottom of the water, where it stays together. The oil/LC℠ is pumped to a tanker where it can be transferred to the land where the oil/LC℠ bond can be released or released with minimal temperature increase on the tanker. The water is easily separated from the oil/LC℠, and the oil/LC℠ is heated a few degrees to release the oil/LC℠ bond. The LC℠ is recaptured to be used again, the oil is ready for processing, and the water is free of hydrocarbons.
Another water oil spill process would be to skim the oil from the top of the water. The oil with some water is loaded onto a tanker, where the LC℠ is mixed with the oil/water. The LC℠ creates a temporary bond with the oil, which is so strong the oil is released from any structure, including water. The water is pumped off, and the oil/LC℠ is pumped to another tank where minimal heat is applied to release the bond. The LC℠ is recaptured for reuse, and the oil is salvaged and ready for processing.
The oil that reaches the shoreline would be scraped off and placed in the LC℠ Modular Wash System, the same system for recovering oil from oil. (See Oil page) this system cleans the soil, salvages the oil, cleans any water, and the LC℠ is recaptured for reuse.
Oil spills on land would be treated like the recovery of oil from oil. The contaminated soil would be scraped and put into the LC℠ modular wash System. (See Oil page)The contaminated soil would be washed, separating the oil from the soil and salvaged for processing, and the LC℠ would be recaptured for reuse in the system.
GAT℠ also has an emergency response and training for pipelines.
Drill cuttings and Production water
Drill cuttings cleaned to ppm while salvaging the oil
LC℠ has similar operations of cleaning contaminated soils and waters to quickly clean drill cuttings and produce water from wells to ppm, allowing easy disposal without damaging the environment.
GAT℠ technologies are the most efficient and cost-effective technologies. They are also environmentally friendly.
Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Environmentally Friendly LC℠
Global Advanced Technologies’ LC℠ is a proprietary liquid catalyst℠ used to extract or separate oil from formations or water without creating pollution from heat, pressure or water that other methods use.