Monoethylene Glycol as Hydrate Inhibitor in Offshore Natural Gas Processing

From Fundamentals to Exergy Analysis

  • Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira
  • Lara de Oliveira Arinelli
  • José Luiz de Medeiros
  • Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering book series (BRIEFSPGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 7-13
  4. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 15-18
  5. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 19-24
  6. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 25-30
  7. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 31-39
  8. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 41-74
  9. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 75-82
  10. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 83-96
  11. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 97-100
  12. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 101-105
  13. Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira, Lara de Oliveira Arinelli, José Luiz de Medeiros, Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    Pages 107-109
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 111-114

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

monoethylene glycol as hydrate inhibitor thermodynamic hydrate inhibitor monoethylene glycol recovery units monoethylene glycol regeneration and reclamation meg recovery units exergy analysis of meg recovery units exergy analysis of chemical processes hydrate inhibition and natural gas regeneration of thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors Flow Assurance in Offshore Exploration

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Mendonça Teixeira
    • 1
  • Lara de Oliveira Arinelli
    • 2
  • José Luiz de Medeiros
    • 3
  • Ofélia de Queiroz Fernandes Araújo
    • 4
  1. 1.Escola de Química - UFRJFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Escola de Química - UFRJFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Escola de Química - UFRJFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Escola de Química - UFRJFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66074-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66073-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66074-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-3126
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-3134
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