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1. (WO2018145201) BLOCKCHAIN MINE AT OIL OR GAS FACILITY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/145201    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2018/050135
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 07 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: E21B 41/00
G06F 19/00
G06Q 20/08
G06F 17/30
Applicants: UPSTREAM DATA INC.
Inventors: BARBOUR, Stephen
Title: BLOCKCHAIN MINE AT OIL OR GAS FACILITY
Abstract:
Methods and systems of operating a blockchain mining device using natural gas produced at a hydrocarbon production, storage, or processing site/facility. A generator may be retrofitted to an existing prime mover used to pump the well, and the generator may be used to power the blockchain mining device. Portable mining devices may be hooked up to a casinghead gas supply at a remote, isolated oil facility. Power loading levels may be modulated by adjusting mining transaction levels to correspond with combustible gas production levels.