TOPICS OF INTEREST
New Gas-Separation Technology Reduces Cost, Weight, and Footprint
Hydrocarbon processing and treating systems often require large and elaborate surface facilities. When operating in challenging locations, such as deep water or the Arctic, these systems can be expensive. This paper discusses a new adsorption-based gas-separation technology platform.
New Automated Work Flows Enhance Formation Evaluation
This paper bridges the gap between operational petrophysicists and FTS specialists, introducing an automated work flow by which petrophysicists can conduct FTS jobs.
AR Headsets Give Oil and Gas Sector the Quicker Fix
Wearable computers are turning heads in the oil and gas industry and appear to be on a trajectory for widespread adoption.
Natural-Gas-Liquids Recovery—Retrofit Breathes New Life Into Old Scrubber
This paper presents details of the retrofit scrubber design and shows the importance of using high-efficiency separation internals.
Hybrid Solvent Helps Ease Bottlenecking in Natural-Gas Plant
Processing sour natural gas is a challenge. If mercaptans are present in the sour gas, the limited mercaptan-absorption capacity of the well-known alkanolamine solvents can be a problem.
Turritella FPSO—Design and Fabrication of the World’s Deepest Producing Unit
The Turritella FPSO (Fig. 1 above) is the deepest floating production system in the world and presented many challenges to successful execution of the surface host facilities.
Multiphase Compressor Eliminates Need for Wellsite Separation of Gas, Liquids
A newly developed compressor undergoing field trials could significantly change, and bring substantial cost savings to, the way wellsites are designed.
Research Progresses on Improving Subsea Produced Water Measurement Sensors
Widening the use of subsea separation and produced-water reinjection or discharge systems to unlock oil resources depends on improving subsea water-quality measurement.
Operations Excellence Begins in Design
Achieving production and availability targets is paramount to the ultimate success of any liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) project. Both are important factors in any life-cycle economic analysis.
Natural Gas Processing and Handling
Despite the currently deteriorating oil and gas prices, natural gas, the “least carbon-intensive” fossil fuel, is still projected by ExxonMobil, the International Energy Agency, and other sources to grow by 65% from 2010 to 2040
Process Support and Marine Systems in a Spar Hull: Innovation Meets Regulation
Historically, the marine systems on a spar are relatively simple.
Controlled-Freeze-Zone Technology for the Distillation of High-CO2 Natural Gas
The technology described by the authors provides the simplicity of a single-step distillation process for the separation of CO2 from natural gas. The technology has shown the potential to separate CO2 and other impurities from natural gas more efficiently and more cost-effectively.
A Plant Simulator To Enhance the Process Safety of Industrial Operators
The paper presents and discusses a solution for immersive training of industrial operators that allows experiencing the multifaceted scenarios of real-plant operations.
Sizing Gas/Liquid Horizontal Separators Handling Nonstable Multiphase Streams
The sizing procedure described in the paper allows one to size horizontal gas/liquid separators considering nonstable flow rate at the inlet or fluctuations in the liquid fraction on the same stream.
STAR Program Seeks Better Testing for Separation Technology
A project spearheaded by ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been established to advance separation technology through improved testing methods and collaboration between users and suppliers.
Pioneering Subsea Gas Compression Offshore Norway
The world's first full-scale subsea gas compression system is the final stages of construction and is on schedule to be installed in the Åsgard gas field offshore Norway by year's end.
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