5 May, 2015

PetroSkills Special Edition Training and Development Guides included with AAPG, SEG, and EAGE publications

PetroSkills is proud to work with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the European Association of Geoscientists (EAGE) to distribute our Special Edition Training and Development Guides along with the Explorer, Leading Edge, and First Break publications. Download your copy: AAPG Edition SEG Edition EAGE Edition   The three inserts, distributed to over 60,000 subscribers contained features on Unconventional Resource Courses and the PetroSkills online learning library for Petroleum Professionals, e-Petro. The Executive Brief, ‘Developing an Exceptional Workforce: Doing...

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4 May, 2015

Benefits of Standby Time in Adsorption Dehydration Process

Molecular sieves are used upstream of turboexpander units and LNG facilities to dehydrate natural gas to <0.1 ppmv. In the natural gas industry, the molecular sieves employ heat to drive off the adsorbed water. The cyclical heating/cooling of the adsorbent results in a capacity decline due to a gradual loss of crystalline structure and/or pore closure. A more troublesome cause of capacity decline is contamination of the molecular sieves due to liquid carryover from the upstream separation equipment. Because of the capacity decline curves flatten out, available standby time may be able to extend the life of a molecular sieve unit when your unit is operating on fixed cycle times. Other operating options include: running each cycle to water breakthrough; and, reducing the cycle times in discreet steps throughout the life of the adsorbent. To illustrate the benefits of standby time, a case study was evaluated and the results are presented.

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24 Apr, 2015

PetroSkills keeps the Midstream Momentum moving at the Annual Gas Processors Association (GPA) Convention in San Antonio, TX

PetroSkills is proud to have recently participated in the Gas Processors Association’s Annual Convention, April 12-15 in San Antonio, Texas. The Convention had more than 2500 Midstream in attendance, collaborating on such topics as facilities design, product specifications, pipeline safety and operations and maintenance.

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10 Apr, 2015

Estimating Sour Gas Water Content by New Correlations and Simplified Charts

In April's "Tip of the Month," we will present a set of correlations and simplified charts for estimating sour gas water content directly without having to look up the water content of sweet gas. These correlations are based on the Wichert and Wichert chart (Figure 20-9 of the GPSA data book) and Wagner and Pruss water vapor equation and Bukacek correlation for estimating sweet gas water content. The proposed correlations are valid for pressures up to 24 MPa (3500 psia), temperatures up to 175°C (350°F) and H2S equivalent concentrations of up to 50 mole %. The accuracy of the proposed correlations was compared against limited experimental data and a rigorous method using an equation of state.

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19 Mar, 2015

PetroSkills Participates in Society of Petroleum Engineers 2015 Middle East Oil & Gas Show (MEOS)

Team members from PetroSkills Middle East recently participated in the hugely successful 2015 MEOS conference at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. Attendees to the conference, which is organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, represented many regions throughout the world.

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