1 May, 2019

A Short Cut Method for Evaluating Molecular Sieve Performance

This Tip of the Month shows how a Short Cut Method (SCM), after one Performance Test Run (PTR), may be used to estimate the life of a Type 4A molecular sieve dehydrating a water-saturated feed of natural gas.

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1 May, 2019

Prospect and Play Assessment: Volumetric Analysis

Part 1 of a technical series focused on prospect and play assessment. This Tip of the Month will discuss assessing hydrocarbons contained in individual prospects and leads through volumetric analysis.

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1 Apr, 2019

Impact of Liquid Carryover on the Performance of a Mechanical Refrigeration Plant with MEG Injection

This Tip of the Month investigates the impact of the liquid carryover (LCO) on the performance of a mechanical refrigeration plant with mono-ethylene glycol (EG or MEG) injection for hydrocarbon dew point (HCDP) control. Specifically, the impact of LCO on the gas-gas heat exchanger and chiller duties, the mechanical refrigeration system, and the liquid propane recovery will be investigated and reported.

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1 Apr, 2019

Get the Most Out of a PetroSkills Course

Have you ever wondered how to get the most out of a training course? This tip of the month provides a guide to help you have the most impactful training experience and apply your newly learned knowledge to your career.

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1 Mar, 2019

Introduction to Directional Drilling

This Subsurface Tip of the Month gives an introduction to directional drilling. Learn about the technique's history, along with its uses, benefits and challenges when utilized in the field.

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1 Mar, 2019

Design and Operation of Unconventional Surface Facilities: Process Safety Tips

This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses design and operational considerations of surface facilities for unconventional light oil shales, identifies some process safety issues and provides solutions.

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1 Feb, 2019

Impact of Heavy End on the Performance of a Mechanical Refrigeration Plant with MEG Injection

Investigate the impact of heavy end characterizations on the performance of a mechanical refrigeration plant with mono-ethylene glycol (EG or MEG) injection for hydrocarbon dew point (HCDP) control.

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1 Jan, 2019

Optimizing Performance of a Refrigeration System with an External Sub-Cool Economizer

This Tip of the Month demonstrates the application of an external sub-cooler to optimize the performance of a mechanical refrigeration system. As part of a hydrocarbon dew point control plant, this tip will also evaluate and compare the simulation results for a simple refrigeration system and a system with a sub-cool heat exchange economizer.

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1 Jan, 2019

How Project Governance Affects Decision Making

Every day, project managers are challenged to make significant decisions that affect project progress, cost and operability outcomes. Learn how project governance affects those decisions and some standard practices and procedures you can apply in your career.

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1 Dec, 2018

Ethane – Water Phase Behavior at Low to Moderate Pressures

In this tip, we will evaluate the accuracy of water content predicted by a process simulation software against limited measured experimental data.

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