Evaluating crystallization risks in liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) production

F. Luis, H. Ayala, Juan Emilio Fernández

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Abstract

LNG is anticipated to dominate world energy trade and fill the gap between production and energy demands in few years, especially in the US. A key challenge during the production of LNG is that the presence of trace amounts of heavy components in the gas feed composition induces the precipitation of a solid phase during the cooling process, which presents the risk of equipment plugging and associated hazards. In light of this, thermodynamic predictive tools were evaluated for determining LNG crystallization conditions. Traditional modeling approaches using cubic EOS must be critically examined because of their widespread acceptance. However, results and its limitations must be seen in the light of scarce data available for validation. The promise in the area of molecular thermodynamics and emerging techniques that perform detailed microscopic simulations and derive fluid properties by taking appropriate statistical averages are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007
Pages2717-2722
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 14 2007

Publication series

NameSPE Annual Technical Conference Proceedings
Volume4

Other

OtherSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period11/11/0711/14/07

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liquefied natural gas
Liquefied natural gas
gas production
crystallization
Crystallization
thermodynamics
Thermodynamics
EOS
Hazards
hazard
Cooling
cooling
Fluids
fluid
Chemical analysis
Gases
gas
modeling
simulation
energy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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Luis, F., Ayala, H., & Fernández, J. E. (2007). Evaluating crystallization risks in liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) production. In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007 (pp. 2717-2722). (SPE Annual Technical Conference Proceedings; Vol. 4).
Luis, F. ; Ayala, H. ; Fernández, Juan Emilio. / Evaluating crystallization risks in liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) production. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007. 2007. pp. 2717-2722 (SPE Annual Technical Conference Proceedings).
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Luis, F, Ayala, H & Fernández, JE 2007, Evaluating crystallization risks in liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) production. in SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007. SPE Annual Technical Conference Proceedings, vol. 4, pp. 2717-2722, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007, Anaheim, CA, United States, 11/11/07.

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SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007. 2007. p. 2717-2722 (SPE Annual Technical Conference Proceedings; Vol. 4).

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Luis F, Ayala H, Fernández JE. Evaluating crystallization risks in liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) production. In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2007, ATCE 2007. 2007. p. 2717-2722. (SPE Annual Technical Conference Proceedings).