19 Feb, 2018

EBOOK: Best Tips of the Month

We are excited to announce the release of our complimentary ebook: “Best Tips of the Month”, 2018 edition. Download your copy today!

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1 Feb, 2018

Optimum Feed Tray Location in an NGL Fractionation Column

This tip of the month (TOTM) will demonstrate how to determine the optimum location of a feed tray in an NGL fractionation or distillation column by a short-cut method and the rigorous method using a process simulator. As an example, we will consider sizing a deethanizer by performing material and energy balances, distillation column short-cut calculations and rigorous tray-by-tray calculations. Finally, the TOTM will determine the optimum feed tray location by the short-cut and rigorous methods.

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1 Feb, 2018

How to Prevent Formation Damage

Formation damage can adversely affect production rates, efficiency and recovery factors of a well. Research has shown that there are many causes of formation damage, and the effect of these sources and well activities can be summed as damage associated with either the movement and bridging of fine solids or chemical reactions resulting in precipitates and changes in wettability. In this tip of the month (TOTM), we will discuss the causes of formation damage, its effects and how to prevent formation damage from occurring during well activities.

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2 Jan, 2018

Ideal Water Content Correlation for Sweet Natural Gas

In this TOTM, we will evaluate pressure and temperature applicability ranges and accuracy of the ideal water content correlation for sweet natural gases. In addition, the performance of the ideal water content correlations will be compared with the equation of state-based rigorous calculation methods.

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5 Dec, 2017

How Does Horizontal Well Planning Differ from Other Directional Wells?

In this Tip of the Month (TOTM) you will learn about the steps of horizontal well planning including determining target constraints, build rate, tangent section and more.

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1 Dec, 2017

Optimizing Performance of Refrigeration System with Flash Tank Economizer

Continuing the January 2008 Tip of The Month (TOTM), this tip demonstrates two methods to optimize the performance of a refrigeration system employing a flash tank economizer and two stages of compression. Specifically, we will minimize the compressor total power and condenser duty by optimizing the interstage pressure.

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6 Nov, 2017

What You Should Know as a New Petroleum Employee About Wildcat Wells and Exploration

As a new member of the petroleum industry, there are a few things you should know about wildcat wells and exploration. This Tip of the Month (TOTM) explains why wildcat wells are an essential part of the exploration process and how the current environment of the industry effects exploration and wildcat efforts.

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6 Nov, 2017

Correlations for Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil Measured by Expansion Method (VPCRX)

This Tip of The Month (TOTM) will present simple correlations for determination of TVP and RVPE (Reid Vapor Pressure Equivalent) as described by ASTM Standard D6377 at a specified temperature.

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3 Oct, 2017

Effect of CO2 on the TEG Vaporization Losses

This Facilities Tip of the Month investigates the effect of CO2 in the feed gas, stripping gas rate and the effect of the triethylene glycol (TEG) mass circulation ratio on the TEG vaporization loss from the regenerator and contactor columns top.

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2 Oct, 2017

Reduce Non-productive Time by Understanding Differential Sticking

This Subsurface Tip of the Month (TOTM) focuses on how to reduce non-productive time by understanding differential sticking. Learn about the five events that cause differential sticking, the conditions in which they occur and actions that can be taken to prevent differential sticking from developing.

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