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Title: Field Demonstration of a Membrane Process to Separate Nitrogen from Natural Gas

Abstract

The original proposal described the construction and operation of a 1 MMscfd treatment system to be operated at a Butcher Energy gas field in Ohio. The gas produced at this field contained 17% nitrogen. During pre-commissioning of the project, a series of well tests showed that the amount of gas in the field was significantly smaller than expected and that the nitrogen content of the wells was very high (25 to 30%). After evaluating the revised cost of the project, Butcher Energy decided that the plant would not be economical and withdrew from the project. Since that time, Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) has signed a marketing and sales partnership with ABB Lummus Global, a large multinational corporation. MTR is working with the company's Randall Gas Technology group, a supplier of equipment and processing technology to the natural gas industry. Randall's engineering group found a new site for the project at a North Texas Exploration (NTE) gas processing plant, which met with limited success. MTR then located an alternative testing opportunity and signed a contract with Towne Exploration in the third quarter of 2006, for a demonstration plant in Rio Vista, CA, to be run through May 2007. Themore » demonstration for Towne has already resulted in the sale of two commercial skids to the company; the units will be delivered in mid-2007. Total sales of nitrogen/natural gas membrane separation units from the partnership with ABB are now approaching $4.0 million.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Membrane Technology & Research, Incorporated
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
918421
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-01NT41225
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; CONSTRUCTION; DEMONSTRATION PLANTS; EXPLORATION; MEMBRANES; NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY; NITROGEN; OHIO; PROCESSING; SALES; TESTING; TEXAS

Citation Formats

Kaaeid Lokhandwala. Field Demonstration of a Membrane Process to Separate Nitrogen from Natural Gas. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/918421.
Kaaeid Lokhandwala. Field Demonstration of a Membrane Process to Separate Nitrogen from Natural Gas. United States. doi:10.2172/918421.
Kaaeid Lokhandwala. Sat . "Field Demonstration of a Membrane Process to Separate Nitrogen from Natural Gas". United States. doi:10.2172/918421. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/918421.
@article{osti_918421,
title = {Field Demonstration of a Membrane Process to Separate Nitrogen from Natural Gas},
author = {Kaaeid Lokhandwala},
abstractNote = {The original proposal described the construction and operation of a 1 MMscfd treatment system to be operated at a Butcher Energy gas field in Ohio. The gas produced at this field contained 17% nitrogen. During pre-commissioning of the project, a series of well tests showed that the amount of gas in the field was significantly smaller than expected and that the nitrogen content of the wells was very high (25 to 30%). After evaluating the revised cost of the project, Butcher Energy decided that the plant would not be economical and withdrew from the project. Since that time, Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) has signed a marketing and sales partnership with ABB Lummus Global, a large multinational corporation. MTR is working with the company's Randall Gas Technology group, a supplier of equipment and processing technology to the natural gas industry. Randall's engineering group found a new site for the project at a North Texas Exploration (NTE) gas processing plant, which met with limited success. MTR then located an alternative testing opportunity and signed a contract with Towne Exploration in the third quarter of 2006, for a demonstration plant in Rio Vista, CA, to be run through May 2007. The demonstration for Towne has already resulted in the sale of two commercial skids to the company; the units will be delivered in mid-2007. Total sales of nitrogen/natural gas membrane separation units from the partnership with ABB are now approaching $4.0 million.},
doi = {10.2172/918421},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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