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Reducing Storage Tank Thief Hatch Emissions

Posted in Oil & Gas, Regulator on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Regulations on emissions for process manufacturers and producers have continued to grow ever stringent. Storage tanks in oil and gas production sites account for a sizable percentage of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. To address these regulations, you may have seen last week’s news, New ultra-tight thief hatch reduces storage tank emissions, conserves tank contents. […]

Smart Vapor Recovery for Oil & Gas Production Process Emissions

Posted in Oil & Gas on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. No comments yet
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The Schlumberger Oil Field Glossary defines a stock tanks: A storage tank for oil production after the oil has been treated. As oil is held in these stock tanks, residual natural gas and other vapors can flash off and collect above the liquid level. Vapor recovery is the process to collect, compress and prepare this […]

Streamlining Oil & Gas Well Test Operations

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, April 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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The separation of oil, gas, produced water and sediments from producing oil & gas wells take place in production separators. Traditionally test separators were also installed to individually test the wells to determine their composition of these components. Technology advancements have opened up the opportunity to perform this multiphase measurement without the need for the […]

Avoiding Missed Gas Volume Flow Measurements in Plunger Lift Wells

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Thursday, April 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Measuring flow rates on producing gas wells can be difficult on plunger lift applications. The mechanical plungers are used to remove water slugs which build up and reduce production rates. When the plunger pulls up the well bore, the differential pressure (DP) flow measurement can spike beyond the range of the DP transmitter. This spike […]

Reducing Oil & Gas Lost and Unaccounted for Production

Posted in Oil & Gas on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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In oil & gas production, lost and unaccounted for (LUAF) production is: …the difference of the physical inputs and the physical outputs of the pipeline system… A “LOSS” occurs whenever the physical inputs are greater than outputs of the pipeline system. Flow measurement is a critical component in measuring for losses and for accurate custody […]