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SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering

Monoethylene Glycol as Hydrate Inhibitor in Offshore Natural Gas Processing

From Fundamentals to Exergy Analysis

Authors: Teixeira, A., de Oliveira Arinelli, L., de Medeiros, J.L., de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo, O.

  • Describes in detail the main technologies for monoethylene glycol (MEG) recovery in offshore platforms for natural gas production
  • Presents the concept of MEG recovery units, their main configurations and their finalities in offshore platforms for natural gas production
  • Provides a quantitative comparison and energetic analysis of MEG recovery units in offshore platforms for natural gas production
  • Provides case studies on the thermodynamic efficiency of general distillation-based processes with sharp and not too sharp cuts, as well as on MEG recovery processes
  • Presents methodology to conduct exergy analysis in complex processes using a professional process simulator
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This book addresses several issues related to hydrate inhibition and monoethylene glycol (MEG) recovery units (MRUs) in offshore natural gas fields, from fundamentals to engineering aspects and from energy consumption assessment to advanced topics such as exergy analysis. The assessment of energy degradation in MRUs is critical in offshore rigs, and the topic of exergy theory has by no means been completely explored; it is still being developed. The book presents a comprehensive, yet concise, formulation for exergy flow and examines different approaches for the reference state of MEG and definition of the reference environment so as to obtain an effective exergy analysis with consistent results.

It also provides new and useful information that has a great potential in the field of exergy analysis application by assessing energy degradation for three well-known MRU technologies on offshore rigs: the Traditional Atmospheric Distillation Process; the Full-Stream Process; and the Slip-Stream Process. The book then elucidates how the main design parameters impact the efficiency of MEG recovery units and offers insights into thermodynamic efficiency based on case studies of general distillation-based processes with sharp or not too sharp cut, providing ranges for expected values of efficiencies and enhancing a global comprehension of this subject. Since MEG recovery is an energy consuming process  that invariably has to be conducted in a limited space and with limited power supply, the book is a valuable resource for those involved in design, engineering, economic evaluation and environmental evaluation of topside processing on offshore platforms for natural gas production.

About the authors

Alexandre M. Teixeira: He is a chemical engineer, holds a M.Sc. degree with emphasis in oil and gas field, is currently a D.Sc. student and works in a project in a partnership with Petrobras. He has experience in the field of process engineering, focusing his research on flow assurance in offshore platforms, energy efficiency and natural gas processing. He gained an outstanding scholar award (undergraduate student) in 2012 due to his academic performance and B. Sc. with honors (cum laude), and in 2014 won the best M.Sc. thesis award from Escola de Química of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Lara de O. Arinelli: She is graduated in Chemical Engineering by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and holds a M.Sc. degree with emphasis in process engineering, specifically in the oil and gas field. She is currently a D.Sc. student, while working in parallel in a research project with Petrobras. The main theme of her thesis is natural gas processing, focusing on the development of unit operation extensions of membranes and supersonic separation for simulation purposes. Lara gained an outstanding scholar award (undergraduate student) in 2012 due to her academic performance, B.Sc. degree with honors (cum laude) and in 2015 won the best M.Sc. thesis award from Escola de Química of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Prof. Dr. José Luiz de Medeiros: He graduated in Chemical Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1980), Brazil. He earned MSc (1982) and DSc (1990) Chemical Engineering degrees from the same institution. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro since 1990. He has experience in several sectors of chemical engineering with emphasis in Petroleum, Natural Gas and Petrochemistry, with several published works in the following research lines: Applied Thermodynamics, Separation Processes, Process Identification & Optimization, Statistical & Mathematical Methods. His fields of study concentrate on Compositional Modeling, Hydro-treatment & Hydrocracking of Oil Fractions, Compressible & Incompressible Flows and Associate Separation Technologies, Flow Assurance in Natural Gas Systems, Pipeline Network Modeling for Natural Gas & Oil Transportation, Leak Detection in Compressible & Incompressible Pipeline Networks, Chemical Sequestration of CO2 , Capture of CO2 & H2S from Natural Gas via Membrane Permeation and Technologies of Contact with Aqueous Ethanolamines.

Prof. Dr. Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo: She holds a PhD (1987) and MSc (1984) degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), and BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1981), Brazil. Worked at NATRON SA (1987-198) and OXITENO SA (1989-1993) in process simulation and control engineering. Joined the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in 1993, in the Chemical Engineering Department, where she is currently Associate Professor. Her research interests are process and environmental engineering, with special focus in natural gas processing, and CO2 separation and utilization, and green engineering. She was head of two graduate programs - Technology of Chemical and Biochemical Processes (2007-2010) and Environmental Engineering (2014-2015).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mendonça Teixeira, Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Hydrate Formation and Inhibition in Offshore Natural Gas Processing

    Mendonça Teixeira, Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 7-13

  • MEG Loops in Offshore Natural Gas Fields

    Mendonça Teixeira, Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 15-18

  • Thermodynamics of Glycol Systems

    Mendonça Teixeira, Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 19-24

  • MRU Processes

    Mendonça Teixeira, Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 25-30

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66074-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66073-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monoethylene Glycol as Hydrate Inhibitor in Offshore Natural Gas Processing
Book Subtitle
From Fundamentals to Exergy Analysis
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66074-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66074-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-66073-8
Series ISSN
2509-3126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 114
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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