Northrop, P. S.

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co., Houston, Texas

P. Scott Northrop is a gas treating advisor in the facilities function of ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Co. in Houston, Texas. He received his BS degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an MS degree and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. Dr. Northrop has 28 years of experience in the industry, and is the author/coauthor of a number of patents, presentations and articles on a variety of related subjects. He sits on Technical Section F of the Gas Processors Association (GPA), and on the board of directors of Alberta Sulfur Research Ltd. in Canada.

Managing process contaminants in amine treating units—Part 1: Lean amine filtration

Engel, D., Nexo Solutions; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Installation and operation of suitable contaminant removal systems, such as filtration, coalescing and adsorption equipment, have become key components in amine units.

Handling mercaptans in gas processing plants

Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Northrop, P. S., ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

With the continued development of sour gas fields around the world, the removal of mercaptans from gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon streams is becoming a challenge for today’s gas processing plants.