Gas Processing/LNG

2018 Industry Leaders’ Viewpoints

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

To kick off the new year, industry leaders and esteemed colleagues shared their viewpoints on 2018 and beyond with Hydrocarbon Processing. These viewpoints offer insight into growing regions of activity, technological advances, and how the downstream industry can innovate in 2018 and into the future.

Advancing export terminal technology: An optimized process for the refrigeration of cryogenic hydrocarbons

Ethane production in North America (NA) has expanded dramatically with the onset of shale production and associated hydraulic fracturing. Ethane concentrations in fractured shale gas are typically 10% or higher vs. a traditional range of 4%–7% in associated gas.

Optimize LNG production through contaminant mitigation—Part 1

Wines, T. H., Pall Corp.; Mokhatab, S., Consultant; Trifilieff, O., Pall France

The production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) requires a number of stages to effectively purify the feed gas. These stages are essential to maintain continuous operation and to meet product specifications.

SABIC looking at investing in US gas

(Reuters) — Petrochemicals company Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) is considering several possible investments in the United States, while state oil giant Saudi Aramco is looking at gas prospects abroad, Saudi energy minister said on Wednesday.

Global Project Data

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database is tracking more than 1,700 active downstream projects around the world.

Industry Perspectives: New downstream project announcements drop 14% in 2017

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 770 new projects have been announced over the past 3 yr.

Editorial Comment: Hydrocarbon Processing forecasts $361 B in total HPI spending in 2018

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

What is the state of the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI)?

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 2

Daughtry, J., Teletzke, E., INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group

Past corrosion incidents provide insight into the causes of corrosion and the preventive actions required to protect plant equipment and reduce costly plant downtime.

ADIPEC '17: Execs discuss the changing world of LNG

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

ABU DHABI—On the opening day of ADIPEC, executives from the LNG sector gathered for a heavy-hitting "C-Suite Dialogues" afternoon panel discussion to answer the question: "What is the future for natural gas and LNG in a low-carbon, low-cost landscape?"

Shell sells out of Woodside Petroleum for $2.7 B

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) — Royal Dutch Shell on Monday sold its entire stake in Australia's largest independent oil and gas company Woodside Petroleum Ltd for $2.7 B as it pushes ahead with its vast disposal program.