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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1 Sep, 2017

Introduction to Artificial Lift

This Subsurface Tip of the Month (TOTM) is an introduction to artificial lift. It describes the six major forms of artificial lift, how they operate, and how to choose between pumping and gas lift techniques.

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1 Sep, 2017

Effect of Methanol on Distribution of Sulfur Compounds in NGL Fractionation Train

This Facilities Tip of the Month (TOTM) will present the effect of methanol on the distribution and concentration of the sulfur compounds in a NGL fractionation train using a process simulator based on the Peng-Robinson equation of state. The simulation software’s built-in binary interaction parameters were used, and the tabular and graphical simulation results are presented.

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2 Aug, 2017

Infinite Recycle Impacts on Compression Systems

This Facilities TOTM (tip of the month) discusses what infinite recycling is, how to identify it, how to prevent it and solutions for making your company more money through increased production by simply adjusting setpoints.

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3 Jul, 2017

Estimate BETX Absorption in TEG Dehydration Process

This facilities Tip of the Month (TOTM) demonstrates application simplified diagrams for quick estimation of BETX absorption in a case study. Additionally, it gives an overview of the most commonly used designs for mitigation of BETX emissions.

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6 Jun, 2017

Evaluating Fracture Stimulation

Looking to better understand the fracture network involved in the development of shale plays? This TOTM discusses how understanding stimulated reservoir volume helps us estimate recoverable reserves, well spacing, and orientation. It also provides the basis for evaluating and improving stimulation practices.

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2 Jun, 2017

Low Temperature Methane Gas Water Content

For normal gas conditioning processes, the water vapor content of natural gases in equilibrium with water is commonly estimated from McKetta and Wehe based charts like Figure 6.1 of Campbell book or Figure 20.4 of Gas Processors and Suppliers Association. This facilities TOTM presents a chart for estimating methane gas water content at low temperatures, e.g. cryogenic processes.

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1 May, 2017

Oil Dehydration Design Error Found in Most Designs Worldwide

Are you having reverse emulsion problems or issues meeting your discharge oil in water specifications? This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses how to avoid a costly design error found in most oil dehydration systems worldwide.

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