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Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Power Conference

July 29, 2014

Burning the flare gases containing NGLs from a well locally, in a power generation gas turbine, would provide electricity for drilling operations. A microgrid can distribute power locally to the camps and infrastructure supporting the drilling and processing operations. Using the flare gases on-site has the benefit of reducing or eliminating the need for diesel tankers to supply fuel for power generation systems and equipment associated with the drilling operations.

LOW EMISSIONS, RENEWABLE, DISPATCHABLE POWER GENERATION USING ETHANOL/NATURAL GAS BLENDS

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Power Conference

July 29, 2014

Gas turbines burning biofuels can meet the need of being dispatchable while using renewable fuels. However, traditional combustion of liquid fuels would not meet the pollution levels of modern dry, low emission (DLE) gas turbines burning natural gas without extensive back-end clean-up. A Lean, Premixed, Prevaporized (LPP) combustion technology has been developed to vaporize liquid ethanol and blend it with natural gas creating a mixture which can be burned in practically any combustion device in place of ordinary natural gas. The LPP technology delivers a clean-burning gas which is able to fuel a gas turbine engine with no alterations made to the combustor hardware.

LOW EMISSIONS POWER GENERATION USING NATURAL GAS CONDENSATES

Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011 (co-author with Siemens Energy, Inc.)

June 06, 2011

A Lean, Premixed, Prevaporized (LPP) combustion technology has been developed that converts liquid fuels into a substitute for natural gas. This fuel can then be burned with low emissions in virtually any combustion device in place of natural gas. This technology offers the possibility of using unprocessed oil-field Natural Gas Condensate (NGC) for local or export power generation using a DLN-equipped gas turbine rather than flaring, as is common practice in some regions.

HYDROCARBON CONDENSATE TRAPPING IN DEEPWATER PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Deep Off-shore Technology International (Siemens Energy Inc.)

October 11, 2011

To avoid safety concerns with storage and transfer of the condensate in an offshore environment a processing scheme to allow this fluid to be used as supplemental fuel for a combustion turbine has been developed. This pretreatment technology avoids operational problems associated with high heating value fuel gas by introducing a dilution gas stream of site generated nitrogen. The system is tuneable for a wide rage of inlet compositions and rates and can be used to match a target heating value, Wobbe index, or other operational target.

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