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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.

How boil-off gas APC exceeded expectations at an Australian LNG plant

1/1/2023

The use of advanced process control (APC) technology on LNG liquefaction trains is well accepted with some of the earliest implementations developed in the late 1990s.

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

Protecting the workplace and employees: The critical role of security technology

12/1/2022

When it comes to the benefits that an integrated security solution offers to suppliers in the energy sector, the first topic of discussion is almost always centered on minimizing risk to physical site assets and data.

Predictive corrosion modelling—Rise of the machines

12/1/2022

Pipelines play a significant role in the global transportation of natural gas, petroleum products and other energy resources.

Decarbonizing natural gas distribution pipelines

12/1/2022

ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd. (ATCO) is continuously innovating to reduce emissions and provide clean energy to its customers.

Canned sealless pumps for hazardous applications

11/21/2022

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.

Is your plant radio equipment up to code?

11/1/2022

How does a team communicate around an LNG plant or any other type of industrial facility, whether it be a refinery or oil field?

Do not just monitor bad actor machines: Start when they are healthy

11/1/2022

Anyone who has ever watched a medical drama knows the story.

Regulations and natural gas design

11/1/2022

The natural gas industry is in a state of flux, with evolving industry regulations facilitated by lessons learned from previous catastrophes.

Fouling in gas processing facilities: Testing, root cause analysis and mitigation—Part 1

11/1/2022

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

High-temperature hydrogen attack, accelerated by a fire incident

10/21/2022

This article investigates the damage mechanism of a 2-in.outer diameter (OD) low-alloy Platformer furnace thermowell tubein a refinery.

Energy industry must act on growing threat of cyber-attacks

10/18/2022

Traditionally, cyber criminals have followed the money, breaching companies’ IT environments to steal data for financial gain.

A new hydraulic turbine approach to increase LNG production and efficiency

10/18/2022

Expanding liquid hydrocarbons with hydraulic turbines in place of control valves offers thermodynamic benefits that can be effectively used in all LNG liquefaction processes, including the common propane precooled mixed refrigerant (C3MR) process.

Agile approaches for transitioning to quantitative risk assessment modeling—Part 2

10/17/2022

Pipeline operators are increasingly transitioning their pipeline risk assessment approaches to more objective, quantitative risk models that provide for improved decision-making, an increased ability to manage risk levels to acceptability targets and ultimately support their integrity programs to eliminate high-impact events.

An evaluation of shale gas reforming technologies—Part 2: Cost and carbon intensity estimation

10/10/2022

This work has introduced shortcut approaches for the rapid selection of reforming technologies and order-of-magnitude correlations to estimate the cost and CO2 emissions of the reforming unit.

GP Innovations: New in Gas Processing technology

10/4/2022

Elliott Group released its Gemini compressor performance monitoring system.

Agile approaches for transitioning to quantitative risk assessment modeling—Part 1

10/1/2022

Pipeline operators are increasingly transitioning their pipeline risk assessment approaches to more objective, quantitative risk models that provide for improved decision-making, better ability to manage risk levels to acceptability targets and, ultimately, support their integrity programs to eliminate high-impact events.

Advancements in real-time measurement of LNG composition during processing and custody transfer

9/16/2022

With the availability of easy-to-use commercial instrumentation, the threshold to work with Raman spectroscopy has now become approachable and workable for LNG applications.

Optimization of cryogenic NGL recovery plants using dynamic online process simulation—Part 2

9/13/2022

This article—a continuation of the first installment published in the August issue of Gas Processing & LNG—discusses DCP Midstream’s approach to plant optimization using dynamic process models and present some actual operating examples demonstrating the benefits.

New in gas technology

8/5/2022

This article highlights recent technologies in gas processing and LNG.

Optimization of cryogenic NGL recovery plants using dynamic online process simulation

8/5/2022

DCP Midstream actively adjusts the operation of its cryogenic natural gas liquids (NGL) recovery plants based on real-time comparison of plant performance with dynamic process simulations.

Electric drive LNG can grow with the clean energy transition

8/5/2022

As companies across markets set aggressive decarbonization goals and sustainability commitments to align with changing regulations and consumer demands for greener energy and fuel, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is searching for ways to lower emissions.