Amoco Production Company installed two of its first onshore cogeneration units during late 1983 and mid-1984 in west-central Wyoming, USA. These 2.4 megawatt cogeneration units were placed in an oil field that uses steam and hot water injection in the recovery of a viscous crude oil and in the operation of a natural gas sweetening plant that uses steam for its heat-medium requirements. This paper examines the operating performance of both units over the past six years, improvements made in these systems to achieve high online operating factors and the economic justification for their installation.

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