CO2 Surface Facilities
This course emphasizes the effect of carbon dioxide on the selection and operation of equipment (separators, compressors, and dehydrators), as well as sweetening process equipment. This program, first introduced in 1985, assists those working with carbon dioxide or high carbon dioxide content natural gas. This course is particularly applicable to those persons who operate and design enhanced oil recovery (EOR) facilities using CO2 as a miscible agent. Physical and thermodynamic property data for carbon dioxide natural gas mixtures are discussed. Calculations are performed to illustrate principles and techniques. An extra day will be added to this course if a plant tour is available. The plant tour is optional.
By the end of this course participants will learn:
- To evaluate the effect of CO2 on physical thermodynamic properties.
- To dehydrate high CO2–content gases.
- The best practice to deal with Dense Phase pipelines, metering, flaring, etc.
- How to pump and compress CO2.
- About using purification processes: membranes, Ryan-Holmes, amines Hot Carbonate, etc.
Engineers and senior operating personnel involved with carbon dioxide natural gasCO2 EOR systems.
Surface Facilities Outline
The course covers the following topics:
- Overview of CO2 injection and process facilities
- Heavy emphasis on CO2 for enhanced oil recovery and sequestration
- Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of CO2 and High CO2 Mixtures
- Materials Selection and Design Consideration in CO2 Systems
- Process Vessel Specification
- Pumps and Compressors
- Fluid Flow
- Dehydration of CO2 and CO2-Rich Gases
- Processes to Treat Recover CO2