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Bakken midstream developments offer solution to flaring
-Jeannie Stell, June 01, 2014

The Bakken oil and gas formation occupies more than 200,000 square miles of the Williston Basin under parts of Montana and North Dakota in the US, and throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada.

Determine compressor settling-out conditions for recycle gas loop design
-S. Katkar, June 01, 2014

The recycle gas compressor (RGC) is one of the most important pieces of equipment in hydrotreaters, hydrocrackers and catalytic reformer units.

Examine inlet separation technologies for increased reliability
-D. B. Engel, S. Williams, June 01, 2014

Contamination ingression into gas processing units is one of the most prevalent modes negatively affecting plant operations.

Gas processing news
-Melanie Cruthirds, June 01, 2014

SKF has signed a major contract to supply SKF S2M magnetic bearings to Ukrainian turboexpander manufacturer Turbogaz, helping improve reliability and sustainability for the gas industry.

Ichthys LNG combines three mega-projects in one
-L. Bon, June 01, 2014

In 2014, the US$34-billion (B) Ichthys LNG project, operated by oil and gas company INPEX, will celebrate its 50% milestone and move into its peak construction phase.

Israel seeks options to export huge gas reserves
-G. Cohen, June 01, 2014

Israel is examining its policies and options for exporting natural gas in light of the vast gas discoveries made offshore Israel in 2009 [the Tamar field, with 11 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of reserves] and in 2010 (the Leviathan field, with 20 Tcf), as well as the smaller Tanin field (1.1 Tcf) in 2011 and the Karish field (1.8 Tcf) in 2013.

Reduce LPG sulfur with a ‘rules of thumb’ checklist
-T. Temur, Ş. Avcılar, E. Özinan, M. Karakaya, June 01, 2014

Processing sourer opportunity crude oils leads to increased sulfur carryover to desulfurization and demercaptanization units in refineries worldwide.

Regional perspective: South America
-June 01, 2014

The construction of the liquid separation plant at Gran Chaco opens a new chapter in the history of the petroleum business in Bolivia.

Show Preview: GTL Technology Forum
-Adrienne Blume, June 01, 2014

As the natural gas boom in North America continues and new technologies emerge to reduce costs, company interest is increasing—and so is investment.

Simplify BOG recondenser design and operation—Part 1
-S. P. B. Lemmers, June 01, 2014

LNG receiving and regasification terminals connect the intermittent process of LNG carrier unloading and/or loading with the mostly continuous process of LNG vaporization and gas transmission into a sendout pipeline system.

Use a hierarchical process to evaluate sales gas compressor selection
-S. Zardynezhad, June 01, 2014

Compressors are key equipment pieces in gas processing projects because they are long-lead delivery items that require the allocation of a significant portion of the budget, and their performance significantly affects operating expenditures (OPEX).

what’s new in gas processing technology
-June 01, 2014

Yokogawa Corp. of America offers a panel-packaged solution for metering truck or railcar unloading and loading, based on the FCN-remote terminal unit (RTU) low-power autonomous controller of the STARDOM network-based control system.



Boxscore Construction analysis
-Lee Nichols
Papua New Guinea sits atop vast, untapped reserves of natural gas.
Editorial comment
-Adrienne Blume
Gas processing facilities are as varied in design as they are in function.
Executive Q&A viewpoint
-Richard Cargile
Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) continues to dominate the US midstream sector via acquisitions, organic growth and asset repurposing and diversification.

Industry Paper: 18 Best Practices when Applying Process Modeling to Overpressure Protection and Relief Networks. Overpressure protection is one of the most important safety issues governing the design and operation of a process facility. Innovative integration between process simulation, dynamic analysis, and rigorous pressure safety valve (PSV) modeling has evolved to make processes inherently safer. This paper outlines 18 best practices for navigating the complex design of pressure relief devices and overpressure protection systems to achieve safer performance and reduced regulatory risk..
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White Paper: Portable Gas Detectors: Bump Test without the Gas? Not a Contradiction in Terms. Yes, right now, present day. An e-chem sensor can check sensor function and instrument flow path without bottled gas or a regulator. Flow path is checked using a worker’s exhaled breath. Time between full calibrations can be extended via the capability to automatically adjust sensor output within acceptable parameters.
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