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Boosting Production with Innovative Sour Gas Treatment Solutions Nov 03, 2014
Highly sour gases require specialized treatment for carbon dioxide removal and H2S removal. Amine plants and processes have been relied upon for many years for the efficient removal of acid gases from...
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Why Glycol Dehydration is so Important Oct 06, 2014
When it comes to gas companies, they are constantly looking for new ways to process natural gas and natural gas liquids. In recent years, glycol dehydration has become a process that many natural gas ...
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Analyzing Various H2S Removal Methods on a Per Facility Basis Sep 02, 2014
One of the most important aspects of ensuring hassle-free downstream and upstream operations is H2S scavenging. Also known as gas sweetening, there are actually several different methods of H2S remova...
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The Importance of Choosing the Right Gas Treatment Provider Aug 04, 2014
The natural gas product that makes its way into the main gas pipeline system is required to meet certain specifications and quality measures in order for the for pipeline grid to operate efficiently. ...
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Future Looks Rosy for Oilfield Products and Services Jun 27, 2014
According to the latest report, the demand for services and products used in the development of tight oil reservoirs and shale gas is expected to exceed $90 billion by 2017. Such rapid growth with the...
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New Treatment Technologies Necessary to Meet Emerging Gas Energy Demands Jun 03, 2014
Gas is expected to remain the preferred energy source for meeting ever increasing energy demands around the world for many decades to come. While in the past oil and gas operators have had the luxury ...
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The Importance of Controlling Amine Regeneration Apr 24, 2014
While the focus is often on the removal of contaminants from natural gas streams within the oil and gas industry, it is also important to understand what takes place after H2S removal and carbon dioxi...
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Reducing Hydrogen Sulfide Corrosion Formation Apr 04, 2014
The presence of hydrogen sulfide within high pressure gas streams has continually proven to be a challenge to operators. Among the most problematic issues is the fact that H2S can lead to localized co...
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Amines Provide Critical Role in Energy Renewal Apr 01, 2014
Across North America, a renewal is taking place in the energy industry, largely due to improved technologies for the extraction of shale oil and gas. A variety of processes is frequently used to ...
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Innovative Solution Offers Cost Effective Capture of Flared Gas Mar 31, 2014
Frequently referred to as raw gas, natural gas is primarily comprised of methane or dry gas. Raw gas streams that contain significant levels of natural gas liquids, including propane, ethane, and natu...
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SOGAT 2014 to Focus on Sour Gas Treatment Topics Mar 24, 2014
As the oil and gas industry continues to seek out new methods for becoming more efficient and productive, sour gas management solutions are scheduled to be showcased at the upcoming Sour Oil & Gas...
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What is Sulfide Stress Cracking? Jan 27, 2014
Sulfide stress cracking, sometimes referred to as SSC, is a type of embrittlement that occurs as a result of the presence of hydrogen sulfide. Certain alloys that are highly susceptible, including ste...
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Extracting NGLs from the Natural Gas Stream Jan 24, 2014
Natural gas is capable of providing an efficient and cost-effective solution. Even so, when natural gas is produced from reservoirs located underground it is not yet ready for transportation to the en...
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A Closer Look at the Life Cycle of LNG Dec 12, 2013
The value chain for liquefied natural gas, or LNG, begins when natural gas is extracted from reservoirs located underground. From that point, it is then transferred through a pipeline to the selected ...
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NGL Recovery Offers Numerous Benefits Dec 09, 2013
The difference in price between natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) has highlighted the importance of NGL recovery from oil and gas production. Natural gas liquids are a type of liquid hydrocarbo...
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Achieving Greater Removal Efficiency Nov 21, 2013
Carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal are frequently necessary for produced natural gas. An array of gas sweetening plants has been designed for the efficient removal of carbon dioxide, whi...
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Unconventional Treating Solutions Offer Superior Results Nov 13, 2013
In today's continually evolving hydrocarbons market, it is important to make every dollar count and increase productivity to its highest levels. While traditional amine plants and gas liquids reco...
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Responding to the Need for More Efficient Removal Solutions Nov 04, 2013
Sometimes referred to as gas sweetening, the use of amine treatment is a process that is commonly utilized for H2S removal from natural gas streams. Around the world, amine plants are used in gas...
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Effectively Responding to Sour Gas Oct 28, 2013
While sour gas commonly refers to the presence of H2S or hydrogen sulfide, it can also refer to the presence of carbon dioxide or CO2. Due to the specifications enforced by natural gas pipelines that ...
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Making the Most of Production Opportunities Sep 19, 2013
In 2012, the U.S. ranked number one globally in the growth of “natural gas and crude oil” production. Currently, it appears that the United States will remain on track for 2013 as well as ...
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Integrated Solutions and Membrane Systems Provide a Host of Benefits Sep 17, 2013
A one-size fits all solution is not right for every situation when it comes to achieving optimal production standards. An integrated solution could be the right answer for achieving lower operating an...
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Chemical Analysis Imperative to Peak Amine Efficiency Aug 26, 2013
Chemical analysis often serves as the baseline for understanding and responding appropriately to operational difficulties in amine systems. An amine plant gas scrubbing system is actually rather simpl...
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The Sweet and Sour Sides of Crude Aug 22, 2013
Crude oils are typically classified as either sweet crudes or sour crudes. This classification is largely based on the sulfur content of the crude. All crude oils do contain some level of sulfur. As t...
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Amine Scrubbing Processes Allow for H2S Removal from Biogas Jul 30, 2013
Innovation within the gas treatment industry is essential in order to take advantage of enhanced power solutions in the most effective and less expensive method possible. New H2S removal methods now m...
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Resolving HSS Challenges with Amine Solutions Jul 24, 2013
Traditionally, amine plants have been used extensively for H2S removal and carbon dioxide removal in gas processing plants and oil refineries in order to achieve fuel quality standards. Today, the use...
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Using TEG Plants for Improved Dehydration Jun 20, 2013
Gas pre-treatment is typically comprised of four stages. Dehydration forms the second stage of this process. During this stage, water is removed from the natural gas stream. This is necessary in order...
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Preventing Oxygen Induced Corrosion Jun 14, 2013
Oxygen scavengers are frequently utilized in production separation systems in order to protect against oxygen-induced corrosion. Stringent specifications require that dissolved oxygen levels be kept t...
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Choosing the Right H2S Removal System May 20, 2013
In choosing the right hydrogen sulfide removal system, it is important to carefully consider a number of critical elements. First, it is important to consider the reputation of the company and their r...
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The Right Solutions Can Make Natural Gas Streams More Profitable May 14, 2013
The recovery of natural gas liquids makes it possible for processors to separate heavier hydrocarbons from natural gas streams. This is important due to the fact that heavier hydrocarbons have an incr...
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Custom Designs and New Innovations Lead to Improved Performance Apr 19, 2013
The Sour Oil and Gas Advanced Technology exhibition and conference, held in Abu Dhabi during the last week of March, showcased a number of interesting innovations and solutions. Many of these were aim...
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Customized Amine Plant Solutions Resolve Unique Challenges Apr 16, 2013
Tail gas streams can present a number of challenges. In particular, these gas streams often contain amounts of carbon dioxide and other components that must be removed in order to meet pipeline specif...
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Factors Affecting Choice of Gas Treatments Mar 20, 2013
One of the most common questions frequently presented regarding gas treating is the factors that can affect the type of treatment that is used. In our experience, we have found there to be numerous fa...
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Evolving Treatments Show Promise for Even Challenging Crudes Mar 15, 2013
In the last few years, the refining industry has changed dramatically in terms of the ability to treat various types of gas. As an increasing number of treatments have been developed for carbon dioxid...
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The Right H2S Solution Can Impact Profitability Feb 27, 2013
Throughout the country, large volumes of natural gas are produced on an annual basis for the purpose of generating heat and producing electricity. As it is extracted from the ground, much of this gas ...
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Continual Upgrades Improve Crude Oil Recovery Feb 15, 2013
Crude oils are typically divided into two categories: sour crudes and sweet crudes. This categorization is based on the sulfur content of the crude in question. While all crude oils contain some level...
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The Importance of Simulation in Amine Gas Treating Feb 14, 2013
Simulation can play a critical role in troubleshooting the performance of gas-treating units. For instance, comparisons can be made regarding the plant performance information. Traditionally, simulati...
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Advanced Molecular Sieve Technology Provides an Effective H2S Removal Solution Jan 04, 2013
Liquid and gas treatment choices can be quite extensive with some overlap existing between various process applications. This can often make the choice of the best process rather difficult. Although s...
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Membrane Technology in Use in Brazil for CO2 Removal Jan 03, 2013
UOP technology was recently chosen by Petrobras to handle offshore gas process in Brazil. The company will now be responsible for fabricating a large percentage of the necessary membrane system in Bra...
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Eliminating Fouling and Foaming Nov 26, 2012
Two of the most common problems that occur in an amine unit are fouling and foaming. Foaming can result in massive amine losses; reduce operational capacity and a product that does not meet specificat...
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Meeting New Demands with New Technology Nov 21, 2012
Advances in technology for gas treating during the past two decades have increased the opportunity to uncover economical gas sources. As the demand continues to rise for natural gas, gas source areas ...
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Customized Treatments Provide Improved Production Oct 24, 2012
Over the course of nearly 100 years, amine plants have been used for carbon dioxide removal and oxygen removal from sour gas streams. Development of this process first started with TEA. The ...
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The Benefits of MDEA Amine Formulations Oct 22, 2012
Although the methods for carbon dioxide removal have evolved significantly over the years, at the current time, one of the most popular chosen methods to remove carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and o...
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Selection of Best Amine Plant Solutions is Crucial Sep 26, 2012
Acid gas removal from process gas is essential due to the needs of processing requirements, corrosion mitigation, and pipeline transmission. Through the use of amine plants, contractors are able to ab...
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Lower Gas Treating Costs with Specialty Amines Sep 25, 2012
Specialty amine plant solutions are now proving to be highly cost-effective for H2S removal, carbon dioxide, and other contaminants from streams of hydrocarbon. In fact, MDEA-based amine formulations ...
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What is Blended Amine and How Can it Benefit you? Aug 15, 2012
Blended amines combine the benefits of all of the various amines currently available. For instance, while MEA is a primary amine that is most commonly used in gas treatment applications for low pressu...
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Factors to Consider in Choosing a Gas Treatment Company Aug 15, 2012
When searching for the best gas treating company for carbon dioxide removal solution, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration. Such factors include the amount of CO2 or ...
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