Petroteq Energy Inc., a company focused on the development and implementation of proprietary technologies for the energy industry, announced an agreement with Cavitation Technologies, Inc., a company providing highly scalable and cost-effective solutions to various fluids processing industries. The companies have entered into a licensing agreement to test its equipment during oil production for workflow efficiencies and to lower its cost of production obtained through Petroteq's oil sands extraction process.
The agreement between Petroteq and CTi will seek to generate a modification of non-conventional oil, in the form of bitumen, obtained through oil sands. CTi's Nano Reactor System utilizes proprietary technology that is capable of influencing and altering the chemical and physical composition of certain crude oils and hydrocarbon substances in a manner that may enhance the yield and economic value of refined or processed oils and related hydrocarbon products.
"We are excited to be partnering with CTi. With our recent upgraded facility site, we are now exploring opportunities to make our products more cost-effective and efficient. We feel that it is important to engage on the innovation of our R&D with other compelling technologies that have the potential of generating scalable solutions within the industry," commented David Sealock, Chief Executive Officer of Petroteq.
Additionally, CTi's Founder and Global Technology Manager Roman Gordon stated, "Over the last decade we have introduced our proprietary technology in a number of different verticals while creating partnerships with industry leaders. This agreement provides our companies the opportunity to develop and implement technologically advanced processes that will greatly improve efficiencies over conventional methods while achieving increased margins and profitability."
CTi's Nano Reactor System will combine bitumen extracted by Petroteq with a catalyst to create a fluidic crude oil. The fluidic crude oil is pumped through a cavitation device at varying pressures to create cavitation features. Reacting with the fluidic crude oil, the process generates cavitation bubbles, which mix with adjacent layers of condensed fluidic crude oil. This mixture induces chemical reactions between components in the fluidic crude oil to promote molecular rearrangement to improve viscosity, API gravity, and heterogeneity.