STWA's AOT™ Product Line to Address $60 Billion Plus Market for Oil Transportation
Company in Development With Colfax Corporation for AOT™ Product Prototype
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 28, 2010) - STWA, Inc. (
The Company has been working closely with Colfax Corporation, a global leader in critical fluid-handling products and technologies, to develop and build a full scale AOT™ product prototype that it will begin to test in January, 2011, at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) in Casper, Wyoming. The testing will measure the value that AOT™ has to offer the oil pipeline industry in reducing the cost of transmission of crude oil through pipelines. While current technology includes heating crude oil with natural gas and injecting Drag Reducing Agent Chemicals (DRA) to reduce oil viscosity, AOT™ uses an electric field to reduce viscosity designed to be less expensive to operate and that requires less energy than traditional heating and/or chemical methods.
"The market for oil transportation is growing very rapidly," stated Mr. Cecil Bond Kyte, Chairman and CEO of STWA, Inc. "Our findings have shown that annual pipeline market growth will rise from $62.2 billion this year to $100.1 billion by 2020. There are approximately 400,000 miles of crude oil pipeline in operation around the globe that could potentially benefit from our new technology. For example, on a new pipeline approximately 2,000 miles long and 36" wide with a capacity of 500,000 barrels a day, a 1% increase crude oil flow capacity would produce an extra 5,000 barrels a day, or an additional yield of $450,000 per day at today's price of roughly $90 per barrel. That 1% equates to an additional value of $164,250,000 per year for that one theoretical pipeline alone. If one looks at the 400,000 miles of pipeline out there, the numbers become increasingly attractive for this company." Mr. Kyte added, "We are working to optimize our technology to make that percentage gain as high as possible to bring to bear considerable cost savings and additional earnings potential to the oil pipeline, drilling and transportation industry."
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