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The main drivers for sizing gas scrubbers have been performance requirements, process conditions, and project specifications. An underperforming scrubber that was suffering from too much oil carry-over is described along with options for debottlenecking and improving performance. Learn how different inlet designs affect fluid dynamics and ultimately scrubber performance. "Gas Scrubber Design and Validation for Robust Separation Duty" is the title of a special session planned by the Separations Technology Technical Section. The SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) continues its study of gas scrubbing technology with a special session at the 2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on 28–30 September in Houston.
A senior process engineer from TechnipFMC discusses the ways in which inadequate design and sizing methodologies can lead to poor scrubber performance. The main drivers for sizing gas scrubbers have been performance requirements, process conditions, and project specifications. Computational fluid dynamics modeling has proven promising for improving scrubber performance. Jimmie Riesenberg, senior process adviser and separations lead at Chevron, discussed the finer points of a scrubber design in a presentation held by SPE Separations Technology Technical Section. The SPE Separations Technology Technical Section (STTS) continues its study of gas scrubbing technology with a special session at the 2015 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition on 28–30 September in Houston.
The deal follows BP’s divestment of its global petrochemicals business in late June. McDermott’s restructuring comes 5 months after it filed for Chapter 11 protection. The company was struggling with debt since its 2018 acquisition of CB&I. Most crude exports coming out of the North Sea since March have been destined for Asia, where floating storage levels remain high. The inspection projects to assess water ingress will be done via remotely operated vehicle.
Process design of separation internals is just one step in improving the vessel performance. Just as important are the support design and installation steps. These lessons learned help to guide good off- and on-site planning to minimize separator turnaround. Troubleshooting and solving separation problems takes a combination of analytical tools, experience, and a knack for investigation. These 5 lessons provide a starting point for assessment.
For as long as anyone can remember, the liquid carry-over separation efficiency of 0.1 gal/MMscf has been ubiquitously specified in separator design. This article provides the most likely scenario of its evolution. API released an updated valve standard for wellhead and tree equipment, which includes new automatic closure requirements.
Phase 1 is expected to be operational in 2024. In this paper, the authors introduce a new technology installed permanently on the well completion and addressed to real-time reservoir fluid mapping through time-lapse electromagnetic tomography during production or injection. 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 bridges the gap between operational petrophysicists and FTS specialists, introducing an automated work flow by which petrophysicists can conduct FTS jobs.