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A new approach for sizing finger-type (multiple-pipe) slug catchers
-Hamid Reza Kalat Jari, Pendar Khomarloo, Kamal-aldin Assa, June 01, 2015

A slug catcher, which is a part of the gas pipeline system, is essential equipment at the receiving terminal of a multiphase-flow processing plant.

Gas processing news
-H. Meche, June 01, 2015

The Linde Group, via its Swedish Engineering subsidiary, Cryo AB, has been awarded a contract by Meyer Turku Shipyard of Finland to build an LNG fuel gas system for a next-generation high-speed ferry being built for AS Tallink Grupp.

GTL Technology Forum 2015 to examine tech trends in shifting market
-Adrienne Blume, June 01, 2015

GTL technology opportunities and applications are shifting alongside changing market dynamics.

How technology is opening up new markets for shale gas and GTL
-Ajey Chandra, June 01, 2015

The shale revolution has been the biggest driver of change in the energy landscape in North America over the past 10 years, and it is expected to continue to be the driving force for the foreseeable future.

Improve economics with GTL integration into oil sands operations
-Ebrahim Salehi, Sanjiv Save, Wessel Nel, Greg Almquist, June 01, 2015

At the beginning of the last decade, a wave of interest in GTL was driven by environmental awareness and peak oil predictions.

Improve the calculation of solids precipitation in gas compositions
-Iljana Miethe, Gerhard Lauermann, Bernd Jungfer, June 01, 2015

The formation of solids during the cooling of natural gas streams is of high importance in gas processing, as the operational reliability of the entire plant is at stake.

Retool heat exchanger design for different operating scenarios
-Uthirapathi Vengateson, June 01, 2015

For many applications in the process industries, process fluid (either gas or liquid) is heated by steam to maintain the desired process outlet temperature. Generally, the process fluid is heated in the tube side of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger by the steam flow in the shell side.

Retrofit an LPG plant for improved output and ethane recovery
-Ahmed Khames El-Shatla, Abdelwaly Abdallah Abdelwaly, June 01, 2015

An LPG plant in Damietta, Egypt, operated by El-Wastani Petroleum Co. (WASCO), contains a turboexpander LPG recovery unit.

The Bakken shale’s good news for gas processors
-Jeannie Stell, June 01, 2015

As unconventional oil and gas production in North Dakota’s (ND’s) Bakken shale play tops 1 Bcfd amid falling crude oil prices, some upstream developers show early indications of moving their focus away from oil and toward more natural gas—which is good news for gas processors.

US Industry Metrics
-Adrienne Blume, June 01, 2015

In the US, Henry Hub (HH) natural gas spot prices continued to slide into the beginning of 2015.

What’s new in gas processing technology
-H. Meche, June 01, 2015

Rotork GO gas-over-oil actuators have been supplied for failsafe valve control duties on a new cryogenic LNG pipeline in Venezuela.


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Boxscore Construction Analysis
-Adrienne Blume
Mexico suffered years of gas shortages as US pipeline capacity failed to keep up with its growing industrial demand for gas, and as state energy firm Pemex focused on more profitable oil production.
Editorial comment
-Adrienne Blume
The startup of Chevron’s $10-B, 33-Mbpd Escravos GTL plant in Nigeria in the second half of 2014 marked the operation of the world’s fifth large-scale GTL project.
Executive Q&A viewpoint
-Doug Miller
In today’s low-oil-price environment, energy operating and service companies are finding synergies in mergers and acquisitions to create added value and to reduce costs.
Industry perspective
-Alfredo Ingelmo Torres
Gas Processing spoke to Alfredo Ingelmo Torres, chair of the marketing committee of the International Gas Union (IGU), director at Gas Natural CEGAS in eastern Spain and a speaker at the 26th World Gas Conference (WGC) in Paris, France, a media partner of Gas Processing.

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