Compella Compression Pty Ltd has been working on an Accelerating Commercialisation grant project under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme since April 2021 that is supporting the commercialisation of the company’s revolutionary new Coal Seam Gas (CSG) compressor technology. Cognisant of shifting industry conditions, an extension to a total of $747,138 was recently awarded to ensure full achievement of project outcomes.
The Compella Compression team has a professional, committed, and agile approach – so working with them through the Accelerating Commercialisation program has been a great experience for me. The article I’ve written presents the key aspects of the commercialisation work that Accelerating Commercialisation funding has assisted with to date and outlines the final stage planned for completion during Q1 of 2023.
Critical ‘Technology Readiness Level (TRL)’ progress
In April 2021 at the outset of the Accelerating Commercialisation project, having been tested at a small scale in a laboratory simulation of an operational environment, the Compella Compressor technology was at TRL 5. The first 12 months was spent delivering the significant amount of work required to advance the technology to TRL 6 – successful laboratory testing of a the Compella Compressor under full scale operational requirements. Successful completion of that work has now enabled the opportunity to tackle TRLs 7 and 8.
Field-testing and onsite demonstration of the Compella Compressor
Throughout the second half of the Accelerating Commercialisation project duration, Compella Compression has been preparing for the initial site deployment. It will involve supplying their trial partner with a complete CSG pump skid that has the Compella Compressor module integrated within it and can provide all wellhead mechanical processing requirements. The plant needs to operate continuously for one month without failing for all parties to be satisfied the new technology has been successfully demonstrated.
Exciting times ahead
The Compella Compressor enables an industry-scale value proposition in comparison to current CSG compressor technologies and industry practices.