6 Jul, 2015

How to Estimate Compressor Efficiency

In this article, we will demonstrate how to determine the efficiency of a compressor from measured flow rate, composition, suction and discharge temperatures and pressures. A rigorous calculation based on an equation of state and a shortcut method are considered and the results are compared. From a calculation viewpoint alone, the compressor power calculation is particularly sensitive to the specification of mass flow rate, suction temperature and pressure, and discharge temperature and pressure. A compressor is going to operate under varying values of the variables affecting its performance. Thus the most difficult part of a compressor calculation is specification of a reasonable range for each variable and not the calculation itself.

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6 Jul, 2015

'Building a High-Performance Facilities Engineering Organization' is now available for download

This paper presents a methodology for constructing a Facilities Engineering organization for an Upstream-Midstream operating company. The methodology encompasses 7 main elements.

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17 Jun, 2015

PetroSkills Presents to the Venezuelan Natural Gas Processors Association (AVPG)

  PetroSkills is grateful to have been able to participate in he Asociación Venezolana de Procesadores deGas (AVPG), Venezuelan Natural Gas Processors Association during June 19-21, 2015 at the Tamaco Hotel in Caracas, Venezuela. It was a very successful event, as more than 500 attendees were present for the 3-day session. The first day was organized for presentation of the Petroskills | John M. Campbell Workshop, “Natural Gas Processing, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Worldwide Activities.” The session was considered very successful, and many former PetroSkills | John M. Campbell technical session attendees were present. In addition to the workshop, Mr....

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10 Jun, 2015

PetroSkills distributes insert in EAGE publication, ‘First Break’

PetroSkills recently partnered with the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) to incorporate workforce development solutions, in the form of an insert, into their monthly publication. The EAGE insert, which will be distributed to over 25,000 subscribers of ‘First Break’, will contain features on Geoscience Courses and PetroSkills Field Trip courses that extend learning into the field. The Executive Brief, ‘Developing an Exceptional Workforce: Doing More with Less’ is also featured as a free download. The on-demand webinar ‘Hilbert Transform Attributes – Unplugged’ covering select topics from the AVO, Inversion and Attributes...

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4 Jun, 2015

PetroSkills Presents Educational Session to the MidContinent Chapter of the Gas Processors Association

Buck Titsworth from PetroSkills gave a dynamic educational session on Gas Processing Operations to the MidContinent Chapter of the Gas Processors Association. The session was held at the Oklahoma History Center on May 28, 2015 as part of the MCGPA Annual Meeting.  Buck Titsworth has over 40 years’ experience with major international operating and service companies worldwide. His experience has included projects as far ranging as upstream projects in the Middle East; pipeline and production facilities projects in South America and Asia; FPSO/mobile system development projects in Canada, Asia and West Africa; refining projects in USA and eastern Europe; and global...

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