Articles

The natural gas dehydration process

11/30/2020

Natural gas from wells invariably contains humidity.

Increase turbine availability and efficiency with real-world-tested filters

11/30/2020

Gas turbines used in the onshore oil and gas industry require protection from contaminants within the inlet flow.

Safely design brazed aluminum heat exchangers to avoid thermal shock

11/30/2020

Although brazed aluminum heat exchangers (BAHEs) are designed per American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessel Code Section 8, they are still very sensitive to temperature fluctuations.

Mitigate pipeline corrosion by prioritizing positive material identification

11/30/2020

In the oil and gas industry, the emphasis on safety and quality assurance of assets at the worksite is always top of mind.

A project manager’s challenges in LNG megaprojects

11/30/2020

Megaprojects are large-scale, complex ventures that typically cost $1 B or more, take many years to develop and build, involve multiple public and private stakeholders, are transformational and impact millions of people.

Startup troubleshooting of amine units in LNG export facilities

11/30/2020

The production of LNG has gained considerable importance in the past few years because of the energy value contained in natural gas, the ability for export and its lower environmental impact in terms of emissions.

Streamline the LNG FERC application process

11/30/2020

In the U.S., the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), along with several other federal, state and local agencies, governs review and approval for construction and operation of LNG facilities.

Regional Focus: Mega-project in the FSU: Ongoing development of the Shah Deniz gas field

11/30/2020

Multiple billions of dollars have been invested to develop the Shah Deniz gas field.

Safety and Sustainability: A new standard of safety for onshore passive fire protection

11/30/2020

The onshore energy and petrochemicals sector is defined by the strength of its safety culture, but it has only recently begun moving toward adoption of the highest fire protection standards.

Industry Focus: COVID-19 stokes competition for Europe’s LNG market

11/30/2020

The level of competition in the global LNG market is rising as major producers look to increase their shares in a market severely weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editorial Comment

11/30/2020

The IEA’s “Global Gas Security Review2020” report, released in October, projects that global gas demand will fall by 3%, or 120 Bm3, in 2020—the largest drop on record.

Mitigate elemental sulfur condensation in a compressor knockout drum

10/1/2020

Produced natural gas must be compressed for export and further processing on the main processing platform. When sour gas (i.e., gas containing H2S) is compressed, the compressor discharge gas is used as a seal gas that is routed to the inlet of the first stage of the compressor.

New in Gas Processing Technology

10/1/2020

Gasconsult Ltd., the developers of the ZR-LNG dual-methane open-cycle natural gas liquefaction process, was selected by Malaysia’s Petronas as the winner of the 10th Petronas Technology Challenge.

U.S. Industry Metrics

10/1/2020

In 1H 2020, U.S. net natural gas exports averaged 7.3 Bft3d, or nearly 80% (3.2 Bft3d) higher than during 1H 2019.

Global Project Data

10/1/2020

Although the gas processing and LNG industries took a major hit during the COVID-19 pandemic,

Gas Processing News

10/1/2020

Russian independent LNG producer Novatek recently launched its first small-scale LNG plant in the Chelyabinsk region.

Understanding gas sweetening processes

10/1/2020

Natural gas produced in gas fields is a mixture of hydrocarbons, mostly C₁ through C₆+, inert gases (N₂, He, H₂, Ar, O₂), acidic gases (CO₂ and/or H₂S), organic sulfur species (RSH, RSR, RSSR) and other impurities.

Streamline complex natural gas analysis for transport and custody transfer

10/1/2020

It is fascinating to watch pipeline traffic these days, as enormous amounts of natural gas from a wide variety of fields routinely move across the gas supply chain.

Smart LNG operations with a digitally integrated and enabled supply chain

10/1/2020

LNG has become the fastest-growing global energy segment with massive investment in the LNG supply chain, especially in liquefaction capacity.

Calculate LNG vaporization rate during cooling of container metal

10/1/2020

Use of the same fluid for liquefaction startup and cooling of the metal vessel and interconnected piping that contain the cold LNG may cause the fluid temperature to increase up to the boiling point and then flash into the vapor phase.

Making low-emissions LNG a reality

10/1/2020

Last year was a milestone year for LNG. In 2019, roughly 40 metric MMtpy of additional supply became available, and 71 metric MMtpy of new liquefaction capacity were announced—both record highs.

Regional Focus: The role of small-scale LNG in Russia’s energy agenda

10/1/2020

A number of factors are challenging Russia’s position in the energy markets: the change in the global natural gas landscape, the abundance of gas, expanding LNG trade, and the increased interconnectivity among pipeline systems that makes possible reverse flows.

Executive Viewpoint: Midstream seeks cost-effective, “fit-for-purpose” solutions amid downturn

10/1/2020

BCCK Holding encompasses BCCK Engineering Inc., an international natural gas engineering company specializing in nitrogen rejection, nitrogen rejection for landfill gas, NGL recovery, CO2 removal, helium recovery, skidded LNG plants and oxygen removal.

Executive Viewpoint: Excelerate Energy sees huge new-market potential for FSRUs

10/1/2020

Excelerate Energy is a pioneer and market leader in floating LNG regasification solutions.

Editorial Comment

10/1/2020

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the amount of LNG terminal capacity in construction around the world more than doubled.

Global Project Data

7/1/2020

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database and Gulf Energy Information’s Energy Web Atlas are tracking 330 active gas processing/LNG projects around the world.

Hydrogen economy offers low-emissions fuel to combat air pollution

7/1/2020

The air quality indexes (AQIs) and particular matter (PM) concentrations in many fast-developing countries and regions are climbing to high levels that are considered extremely hazardous to public health and the environment.

Gas Processing News

7/1/2020

Compressor Controls Corp. (CCC), a manufacturer of LNG turbomachinery controls and a division of Roper Technologies Inc., has been awarded multiple contracts for Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.

Benchmarking a large gas turbine fleet

7/1/2020

At present, Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) operates more than 200 gas turbines.

New in Gas Processing Technology

7/1/2020

Edge Gathering Virtual Pipelines 2 LLC (“Edge LNG”) has been selected by EXCO Resources to capture and liquefy gas from a stranded well in the Marcellus shale. Initial operations are underway and expected to continue through 2022.