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Low Temperature Methane Gas Water Content

In the past tips of the month (October, November, December 2007, January 2011, February, September 2014. And April 2015), we studied in detail the water phase behaviors of sweet and sour natural gases and acid gas systems. We evaluated the accuracy of different methods for estimating the water content of sweet and sour natural gasesContinue Reading

Oil Dehydration Design Error Found in Most Designs Worldwide

This tip of the month (TOTM) discusses how to “avoid a costly design error found in most oil dehydration systems worldwide”. Are you having reverse emulsion problems? Are you having problems meeting your discharge oil in water specifications.   An area to look for immediately is the Process Flow Diagram (PFD).  Normally systems work as theyContinue Reading

Get the most from your asset with this checklist

Finding Opportunities Checklist This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses places to look for opportunities to increase production quickly. I’ll discuss the concepts, techniques, and later where to look for and find opportunities….to be able to answer the Key Question: “Are we getting the most from our Asset?” Do you know how your asset makes money? Continue Reading

Benchmarking Against Physics – Increasing Production Today, Not Tomorrow

This Tip of the Month (TOTM) discusses how to increase production today, quickly, and for zero CAPEX. I’ll discuss the concepts, techniques, and where to look for and find opportunities, so we can answer the key question: “Are we getting the most from our asset?”   Many companies use benchmarking data shared anonymously with otherContinue Reading

Pressure Effect on the Condensate Stabilizer Column Performance – Part 5

This tip is the follow up of January 2017 tip of the month (TOTM) [1] which investigated a non-refluxed condensate stabilizer column having a split design where a portion of the feed is pre-heated by heat exchange with the bottoms product (see also page 352 of Reference [2]). The remainder of the feed is fedContinue Reading

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