Articles

Executive Q&A: At the forefront of digital innovation with fast, accurate, decision-ready data

8/1/2023

Gas Processing & LNG had the opportunity to speak with Quorum Software CEO Paul Langenbahn (PL) about the company’s services and applications, customer concerns, and its plans for future growth.

Fire water pump “listed” flexible shaft couplings procurement challenges

8/1/2023

As part of the detailed design stage of a gas processing project (Jafurah Gas Plant) for the author’s company, the assigned contractor is in control to start the bidding process with approved vendors to procure needed equipment.

Using API 5L-grade X70 seamless and welded pipes for wet sour applications—Part 2

7/1/2023

High-strength pipes are required for oil and gas industries to transport high-pressure sour hydrocarbon crude and gas for both onshore and offshore pipeline applications.

Measure CO2 flows accurately for CCUS

7/1/2023

Energy demand is predicted to double over the next two decades.

Detecting operator-induced faults on a liquid expander

6/28/2023

This case study examines a LNG plant that thought they found a way to shorten the start-up time for liquid expanders. The result was not as expected. Fortunately, the condition monitoring system and service specialists provided diagnostic information to understand the problem better and avoid a catastrophic failure.

The importance of moisture analysis in pipelines and gas transportation

6/27/2023

Nearly every substance is affected by moisture, which can alter physical, chemical and electrical properties.

Fuel gas blending: Follow the H2 signal

6/13/2023

In some cases, it may be practical to blend hydrogen (H2) into the local natural gas distribution network via an agreement with local utilities, but regardless of the strategy, blending must be carefully controlled. This article examines these challenges.

A sustainable solution to reduce Europe’s reliance on natural gas

6/13/2023

This analysis shows that Europe will need to reduce natural gas demand by 55 Bm3 this year alone to mitigate against a potentially colder winter, a possible end to Russian supplies or rebounding Asian demand. This comes at a time when Europe has little bandwidth for additional energy rationing without sustaining a steeper slowdown in economic activity.

Using API 5L-grade X70 seamless and welded pipes for wet sour applications – Part 1

6/1/2023

High-strength pipes are required for oil and gas industries to transport high-pressure sour hydrocarbon crude and gas for both onshore and offshore pipeline applications.

Take the mystery out of running your LNG plant

5/19/2023

While process simulation software can be used by plant engineers to calculate the dewpoint temperature of mixed refrigerant, this is of limited use to the plant operators at the control panel in maintaining an appropriate amount of mixed refrigerant superheat as they adjust the plant. To address these challenges, the authors’ company has developed a simplified method of calculating mixed refrigerant superheat that can be programmed in the distributed control system (DCS) and made available to panel operators.

How tech is laying the foundation for future LNG success and compliance

5/19/2023

This article details some of the ways LNG operators are embracing and deploying technology to close the gaps that exist in their ESG compliance infrastructures and emerging operational needs.

New technology enables the green transition away from natural gas

5/15/2023

Countries around the world are urgently seeking alternatives to fossil fuels to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and thereby limit global warming.

Staying cool: Regenerative turbine pumps and refrigerant processing

4/3/2023

Refrigerants are an essential element of successful operations, providing the proper temperatures to keep products in an ideal state for short or long periods of time.

Identify anomalies among base prover volumes of bidirectional prover

4/1/2023

It is important to accurately measure hydrocarbon commodities transferred through pipelines or marine terminals at the point where ownership of the commodity is transferred.

Distance and politics mean no easy solution to Russia’s pipeline problem

4/1/2023

Russia has largely been able to maintain its oil exports despite de jure and de facto restrictions on destination, mode of transit and price.

Optimized Joule-Thomson Control Valves are Critical for LNG Operations

4/1/2023

Liquified gas applications typically require high pressure and cryogenic temperatures to achieve gas separation and liquification.

Avoiding methane emissions charges with the help of predictive maintenance

3/24/2023

Methane is a component of natural gas. It is also labeled as a greenhouse gas (GHG) which, according to the Oxford’s English dictionary, is “a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect, global warming effect, by absorbing infrared radiation similar to carbon dioxide and chlorofluorocarbons.”

Tales from the front line: Four lessons learned from a former NGL scheduler

3/1/2023

They are on the front lines of daily logistics—the unsung heroes behind the scenes in the energy supply chain who get in early, stay late and typically work odd hours.

Managing the new risk profile of energy transition projects

2/1/2023

The time is ripe to realize the vision of a clean energy future.

Estimating the capital cost of modular gas monetization projects

2/1/2023

With the ever-increasing demand for energy, the discovery of natural gas resources—especially in the form of unconventional gas such as shale gas, tight gas, coalbed methane (CBM) and gas hydrates—has stimulated a boom in the production of fuels and chemicals.

A comparison study of water disposal methods in a gas project—Part 2

2/1/2023

Produced water refers to water associated with the production of oil and/or natural gas from a well.

Executive Q & A: How oil & gas companies can navigate the energy transition

2/1/2023

Gas Processing & LNG had the opportunity to speak with Alexandra Gajewski, Vice President, Energy Transition Solutions for Quorum Software, to discuss environmental, social and governance (ESG) and energy transition strategies.

Digitalization will help carbon capture and sequestration industry to be more efficient, safe and profitable

1/3/2023

Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) refers to a group of technologies that can help mitigate climate change by lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

Using the over-the-counter markets to navigate the shifting LNG landscape

1/1/2023

The considerable disruption in today’s natural gas markets should come as no surprise.

A comparison study of water disposal methods in a gas project—Part 1

1/1/2023

Produced water refers to water associated with the production of oil and/or natural gas from a well.

Using data to digitalize the oil and gas industry

1/1/2023

The oil and gas industry has been historically slow to adopt new technologies and truly take advantage of the digital tools that are widely available and extensively used in other sectors.

Fouling in gas processing facilities: Testing, root cause analysis and mitigation—Part 2

12/1/2022

Fouling in gas processing facilities can take on several different forms, depending on the conditions where it occurs and the contaminants involved.

The impact of imposed high-temperature piping loads on the chronic failures of steam turbine-driven compressor units in gas compression plants

12/1/2022

This article examines liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) gas compressors that employ steam turbines as drivers (FIG. 1) which consistently faced chronic issues during operating conditions—compressor trips due to malfunctions were observed on the turbine side.

Ensuring efficiency and reliability of grid-connected eLNG plants

12/1/2022

Electric motor-driven main refrigeration trains [i.e., electric LNG (eLNG)] continue to emerge as a powerful decarbonization pathway for LNG project stakeholders.

Canned sealless pumps for hazardous applications—Part 2

12/1/2022

The oil and gas industry has many applications that are toxic or hazardous, where process fluid leakage is not permitted and leads to health, safety and environmental impacts. Caustic