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  1. Getting Bitumen and Extra Heavy Oil to Market: Tight Oil Synergy, Blending, and Partial Upgrading Alternative Challenges Including Thermal Cracking Product Dienes, Gums, Self-Incompatible Asphaltenes, and Pricing

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    Bitumen and extra heavy must be transported to markets. Various methods are used to move bitumen from formation to site tankage. From the well site, the produced bitumen can be shipped hot by rail without any blending. For non-heated transport, including rail and pipeline transportation, the extra...

  2. What Have We Really Learned? (25 Years After Piper Alpha)

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

  3. Reliable Technology Selection Links Value Chains: LNG Transfer in FLNG

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    Many onshore LNG projects are struggling with cost-blowout mainly due to construction delays, skilled labor shortage, environmental issues, etc. In order to avoid this critical project risk, FLNG is coming up as a viable alternative even it has not been commercially proven yet and has some...

  4. To Shale or Not to Shale - Refinery Configuration Analysis at the 10000 FT Level While Getting a 100 Ft Level Value Estimate

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    Subject Summary: The spate of closing refineries and the increasing supply of light, clean transport fuel- suitable hydrocarbons from new drilling and fracking regions (20+ in the US alone) has created the need to quickly and accurately determine what to do with existing and potential refinery...

  5. The Past, Present and Future of LNG

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    In one decade, the gas prospects in North America have gone from dire to exceptional. In 2004, we were scrambling to build import capacity for gas as LNG. In 2014, we are scrambling to do the opposite - build export infrastructure for LNG. The shale gas revolution has led to a resurgence in...

  6. Tube Inserts for Heat Exchangers - Energy Conservation and Run Optimisation

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    The improvement that can be obtained from tube inserts in heat exchangers have been the subject of several studies performed by TOTAL. These studies clearly demonstrated that both Turbotal™ and Spirelf™ improve heat transfer coefficients, mitigate fouling and reduce pressure drop at EOR within...

  7. Relief Systems Design: Simplifying Assumptions Gone Wrong

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    The process of evaluating an entire facility’s relief and flare systems design can be extremely time consuming and costly. In most cases, simplifying assumptions or generalities are utilized in order to make this process less painful. Unfortunately, doing this can result in even more costly or...

  8. Equations for Flammability Parameters, Pmax and KG

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    The maximum pressure of gas combustion, P max , and the deflagration index, K G ,are very important flammability parameters that are used for risk assessment and relief vent design. It is difficult to predict the P max and K G theoretically because of the complicated mechanism of combustion. A very...

  9. A Leader's Tactical Approach to Influence Changes in Process Safety Culture

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    Following the Texas City disaster and the subsequent publishing of “Failure to Learn”, many companies were awakened to the idea that their top leaders played a much more defining role in the success of their organization’s integrated process safety program. Once an organization recognizes that a...

  10. Flange Corrosion: Prevention and Mitigation through Better Gasketing

    ChemE On Demand Presentation (AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety, 2014)

    Typical bolted flanged joints utilize gaskets that leave crevices at the flange ID. Coupled with aggressive chemicals, dissimilar metals, and typically conductive sealing materials, flange corrosion is prevalent in the refining, petrochemical and chemical processing industries. Corrosion and...

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