Production Processing of Natural Gas by po2378

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									                      Production & Processing of Natural Gas
                  Problem and Opportunity Identification Workshop

                       April 28, 1997 - Calgary Convention Centre


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Better Understanding of Vertical Multiphase Flow
to Find New or Improve Lift Technology
Team Members:
Dale Bjorgan, Husky Oil
Gary Gardiner, Alberta Energy Company
Surindar Singh, Alberta Research Council
Ashok Singhal - Petroleum Recovery Institute




BRAINSTORMING SESSION RESULTS: 11 votes (6 oil companies)

Modular Wellsite Gas Processing

   Generating power at the wellhead.
   Miniaturization: smaller footprint for drilling and facilities, cost effectiveness.
   High cost of remote communications and/or control.
   Develop expert systems to help manage small (<10 Bcf) gas pools.
   Handling/processing/storing gas production from remote and low productivity pools.
   Portable wellsite compression/processing unit for low rate production.
   Modular wellsite gas processing.
   Wellsite processing - sweet gas modular plants.
   Wellsite processing.
   Minimum impact remote wellsites - limited visits.

Issues - Modular Processing

   Well site electricity generation.
   Remoteness.


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   Portability/modularization.
   Processing:
    - water removal
    - acid gas removal
    - compression
   Monitoring/control.
   Cost.
   Size/plot plan space reduction.

Modular Wellsite Systems - Voting on Issues
                                                                              Total
   Larger capacity well site generation for electric power at lower cost.   0 Votes
   Simplified, basic packaged wellsite control system at low cost.          4 Votes
                                                                             (3 Oil Companies)
   Inventory of existing modular (small) technology.                        7 Votes
                                                                             (5 Oil Companies)
   Acid gas removal.                                                        2 Votes
                                                                             (0 Oil Companies)
   Water removal for hydrate prevention.                                    1 Vote
                                                                             (1 Oil Company)




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PRELIMINARY STEPS IN WORDING AND LAYING OUT RFP PROPOSAL:


Modular Wellsite Gas Processing Technology

Champions:       C-FER
                 Industry - ?

Objective: Identify and evaluate alternate technologies and equipment for wellsite gas
           production.

Phase I - Technical/Economic Feasibility                                    (9 months)

   Survey participant needs:
    - Existing wellsite treating capability (survey)
    - “sales” gas specifications (review)
    - Flow range, pressures, composition
   Literature review:
    - separation
    - compression
    - heating
    - power generation
    - storage
    - product control
    - modular
   Evaluate for Oil and Gas Application:
    - technical
    - economic/cost
    - conceptual design
    - internal - remote, low productivity, processing fee
   Report

Phase II - Detailed Design and Development

Phase III - Prototype Testing

Phase IV - Technology Transfer




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