In-pipeline liquids removal development enters test phase
The company developed this capability within a pseudo dry gas system with support from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen and industry sponsors.
The in-line liquid removal system aims to eliminate the need for high cost, high energy consumption compression for offshore gas production and the associated high carbon dioxide emissions.
It is targeted at remote subsea reservoirs that may not otherwise be economically or technically feasible to produce.
Lee Thomas, Engineering Lead for PDG technology at INTECSEA, said the system uses multiple passive liquid removal units and a liquid disposal pipeline connected to proven standardized pumps.
Cranfield will put the equipment through its paces on its pilot-scale pipeline test facilities.