Hello and welcome to the September 2011 issue of the SPE Projects,
Facilities & Construction journal. The diversity of our journal
continues to surprise me and I hope you will find several of the papers
interesting. The papers included this month range from very specific chemical
treatments to full-field-development planning.
The first two papers deal with the application of chemicals to resolve
problems in production. Scale-Inhibitor Application in Northern Alberta: A
Case History of an Ultrahigh-Temperature Scale-Inhibition Solution in Fire-Tube
Heater Treaters illustrates the problems with fluid chemistry and how they
can be affected by the process conditions. Field Application of Chelatants
in the Handling of ASP-Flooding Produced Fluid identifies a possible
solution for produced fluids from a chemical enhanced oil-recovery flood.
The next three papers are case studies that illustrate some of the problems
that can occur during production. Environmental Impacts of NORM
Disposal--With Emphasis on Discharges to Sea highlights the problems with
disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials. Water Hammer in
Offloading Systems: Contribution of Detailed Modeling to Design and Safety
provides reasons for the increase in pressure during offloading and the
devastating effects. Commissioning and Operational History of Nkossa
II LPG FSO provides insights into this very specialized operating
Leveraging a Common Infrastructure to Support Qata's Rapid LNG
Expansion is a field-development discussion design and construction of a
fully integrated common infrastructure to support all of the
joint-venture-owned LNG productions.
Thank you for taking the time to review these papers. Please email me at James.N.Collins@ConocoPhillips.com
with any suggestions to improve our journal. Thank you very much for your
continued support and participation in the PFC journal. I’m confident
you’ll enjoy the September issue.