Integrated Gas Processor vs. The Others

We all know that gas interference can be a significant source of operational disruption. It can cause equipment failure, slowing production and increasing downtime. This impacts your bottom line. Enter Extract’s Integrated Gas Processor (IGP). This is not just another advanced gas separator. It’s revolutionary in its design. Our innovative IGP features an “all-in-one housing” patented gas handling solution engineered to improve the gas handling capability of a traditional ESP utilizing tandem gas separators and a gas handling style pump, specifically in lower volume applications.

As we like to say around here, the difference is in the name. Where other solutions require additional components like a charge pump or a gas handler, ours is a completely integrated system, focused on separating, compressing and optimizing.


The IGP consists of three modules connected by our patented flangeless threaded connection system. It functions by bringing fluid into a Contra Helical Pump (CHP) stage Lower Module through a High-Volume Intake where it compresses and conditions (homogenizing) the fluid. After moving through the Lower Module, the fluid then enters the Center Module, which is a Dual Chambered Gas Separator. Here the heavy fluid is spun to the outside wall (centrifuge) and the non- homogenized gas will travel up the center of the gas separator escaping through port holes out into the annulus, while the fluid will remain in the system.

Once the fluid has passed through the Dual Chambered Gas Separator it will then enter the Upper Module of the IGP system, which is either a centrifugal-style pump or a CHP-style pump, for further compression and conditioning before moving into the primary production pump.


From standard gas handling equipment currently used in unconventional wells to more advanced solutions that are found in Competitor A and Competitor B systems, operators have more options to consider when pairing a gas separator with their ESP. While all boast high gas-volume fraction (GVF) efficiency, there are some distinct differences in how those numbers are achieved and in what types of environments. These differences can impact the flow of your operations as well as your budget.

Gas separator comparison at a glance:


This particular gas separator features a unique helical design known to be very efficient at high-flow rates compared to a conventional system. However, it needs a separate gas handler on top. Centrifugal stages have shown to underperform at low volume increasing gas degradation.


Another option that performs relatively well in a high-gas environment is a multiphase gas handling system. Similar to Competitor A’s solution, this product needs additional components, specifically a gas separator and a charge pump.


Our IGP is a flangeless, all-in-one tool with no choke points. Featuring a contra-helical pump, instead of a stationary rotor, it allows for higher volume gas handling and separation, leading to greater production range, including low-gas volume scenarios, while also delivering up to 95% GVF.

While our IGP has a noticeably wider operating range, performing extremely efficiently in both high-gas and low-gas volume environments, the biggest difference is its innovative, single-unit convenience. You no longer have to worry about the availability, cost or reliability of needing additional equipment to build out your gas separator system.

As far as we see it…the advantage is clear:

One. And done.

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