Detechtion Technologies was founded in 1998 in Calgary, Alberta. Alan Taylor, Detechtion’s founder, had spent over 30 years in the natural gas industry working with reciprocating compressors. Throughout his career, Alan had found that the compressor analysis tools commonly used in the industry were often overly simplistic and did not accurately reflect real-world field operating conditions. Other analysis tools were highly invasive, very expensive and could only be used by skilled technicians with advanced training. Further, most of the companies he worked with lacked a sophisticated system to effectively manage their entire compressor fleet. Alan created Detechtion and our Enalysis™ compressor optimization and fleet management program to provide a solution to these problems.
Detechtion first began working with a small group of gas producers in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in 1998. Early success and the realization of significant production benefits by our clients led to rapid growth and expansion throughout the basin. Today, Enalysis™ is widely used throughout Canada – where roughly 1 out of every 3 reciprocating compressors is on the Enalysis™ Program. Detechtion introduced Enalysis™ for rotary compressors in 2002, and that program is also widely used throughout the industry.
Detechtion began making inroads into the U.S. market in 2002 with the addition of a U.S. based management team. Since then, Detechtion has placed a strong focus on expanding the use of our technology to the U.S. natural gas industry. The technology has proven just as successful in the U.S. as in Canada – today gas producers and gatherers in 20 states from California to Texas to Pennsylvania are Detechtion clients. Detechtion has even branched out overseas, with an office in Brisbane, Australia, and clients in the UK, Brazil, West Africa, Singapore and Norway.
Currently, 8 of the top 10 North American independent gas producers are Detechtion clients. We have successfully trained over 3,000 operators, mechanics, foremen, superintendents, and engineers, providing them the tools to deliver higher levels of compressor performance and profitability to the bottom line. Many of our clients have realized benefit-to-cost ratios in excess of 20:1 when comparing the realized production profit gains to the cost of our service. Through our unwavering commitment to provide superior technology and service to our clients, Detechtion has quietly become the world leader in compressor optimization and fleet management.