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African gas pipeline projects compete with coal and LNG power
-Shem Oirere, April 01, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa is in dire need of greater power generation capacity to provide energy to the 600 MM people on the continent who have no access to electricity. The region’s proven natural gas reserves of more than 496 Tcf could be a major driver for countries in the region to achieve energy security.

Debottlenecking of existing oil-gas plants brings significant economic benefits
-Kumares Majumdar, April 01, 2017

In today’s challenging economic conditions, the debottlenecking of existing oil and gas plants appears very attractive. Most plants have some intrinsic, though mostly hidden, opportunities to boost their production capacities and efficiencies through troubleshooting and debottlenecking.

Evaluate the cause of reduced capacity in a TEG dehydration system
-Michael Sheilan, Ralph Weiland, April 01, 2017

Moving gas from offshore production platforms to onshore processing facilities via a subsea pipeline usually requires that steps are taken to prevent the formation of hydrocarbon and gas hydrates. Preventive measures include: the addition of methanol (CH3OH), monoethylene glycol (MEG) or diethylene glycol (DEG) to the gas before transmission; and the removal of water to a concentration outside the hydrate formation region by absorbing water into triethylene glycol (TEG), usually in a packed absorber situated on the production platform.

Gas processing news
-Bob Andrew, April 01, 2017

Velocys Plc successfully produced its first Fischer-Tropsch product at ENVIA Energy’s smaller-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in early February. The products are fractionated onsite to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha.

Industry metrics
-Adrienne Blume, April 01, 2017

In the US, Henry Hub natural gas spot prices lifted at the end of 2016, briefly climbing above $3.50/MMBtu, but then slid back to around $2.50/MMBtu as of early February.

New in gas processing technology
-Bob Andrew, April 01, 2017

GE Oil & Gas has launched Predictive Corrosion Management, a digital inspection solution for industrial assets, such as refinery pipes. This new Asset Performance Management (APM) solution uses embedded sensors to provide continuous inspection data and cloud-based analytics of pipe conditions to help operators manage risk, improve uptime and minimize total cost of operations.

Shale asset development—An integrated design plan to minimize supply cost
-Kevin Bonde, April 01, 2017

Around the world, shale plays have emerged as a significant source of hydrocarbons. The ongoing development of these resources requires innovation to drive down the supply cost. Continuous improvement in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing is only part of the story, however. Generating an integrated design plan (IDP) from the reservoir, through the gathering system and facilities, to the sales pipelines—and across the asset lifecycle—is essential for further innovation. This capability demonstrates opportunities to improve the entire infrastructure design, reduce capital costs and maximize production efficiencies.

Uncover optimization opportunities in shale gas processing
-Jim McTasney, April 01, 2017

The shale boom unleashed a flurry of new construction of gas processing plants in the US. With it came a major surge in gas processing capacity: from 77 Bcfd in 2009,1 to 83 Bcfd in 2013, to an estimated 95 Bcfd in 2017.2


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Editorial comment
-Adrienne Blume
Large-scale production of shale gas in the US, which began around the turn of the century, is now feeding US exports in the form of LNG.
Regional focus
-Eugene Gerden
Annual demand for natural gas in the EU is pegged at approximately 380 Bm3y–450 Bm3y. A portion of this demand is met by regional production within the EU. However, the European energy system is beset by challenges that are impacting EU gas supply.


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