Summary for AGIS VII
7th International Acid Gas Injection Symposium was held in the Sandman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was a very successful and a great conference.
AGISVII included one keynote speaker, 19 speakers, 20 presentations, 10 posters and two workshops. For detail program of AGIS VII, please click HERE.
AGIS is very grateful for the sponsorship we have received. It is safe to say that without our sponsors there would be no Symposium. AGIS VII have 9 sponsors and 75 attendees in total that came from different countries such as China, Japan, USA, France, Germany and Canada.
Congratulations to Miss Tu Hanmin, the winner of the inaugural Best Student Paper Award;
For the first time we had a site down Reception dinner at the Saltlik Restaurant.
AGIS VII keynote speaker was:
Mr. Jim Maddocks, PEng, PMP, CEO, Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd., Canada.
Topic: "Acid Gas Injection – A Very Dynamic Process"
Acid gas injection, while widely used throughout the energy industry, still has significant learning and development opportunities, particularly as flows and pressures increase, and operators begin to stretch the limits of conventional AGI design thinking.
This paper and presentation are intended to provide some background and thoughts on the nature of acid gas injection, the uncertainties, the possibilities, and the myriad of issues that can be present during a typical design cycle. With a significant number of rapidly changing inter-related process variables, the engineering/design team needs to consider acid gas injection as a very transient process. Adapting the design process and altering the way we approach, design, fabricate and finally operate acid gas injection systems requires some innovative critical thinking skills, some learning on the custom nature of the systems involved, and finally some realization that the AGI system will ultimately have to adapt to the environment.
The sponsors for AGIS VII were:
Gas Liquids Engineering, Calgary, Alberta
LEWA, Leonberg, Germany
WSP, Houston, Texas
Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA), Houston, Texas
GEOLEX, Albuquerque, New Mexico
VMG, A Schlumberger Technology, Calgary, Alberta
Gas Processing Association of Canada (GPAC), Calgary, Alberta
Compass, Calgary, Alberta
XHorizons, Houston, Texas
WestPower, Calgary, Alberta
· AGIS VII workshops were
AGIS VII Workshop No. 1 by Dr. Liaqat Ali, CEO, XHorizons
Topic: "Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Acid Gas Injection"
The workshop will presents an overview of engineering aspects with respect to injection of acid gases in reservoirs specifically in deep brine aquifers. The workshop will cover briefly the following topics.
1. Disposal options for acid gases
2. Types of reservoirs
3. Screening criteria for reservoir selection
4. Sitting of an injection well
5. Specific requirements for permitting
6. Flow behavior of acid gases in the reservoir
7. Reservoir modeling aspects
AGIS VII Workshop No.2 by Mr. Randy Franiel, Account Manager, Compass Compression
Topic: "Acid Gas Compressors and Compression"
Content: Fundamentals of Reciprocating Gas Compression for Acid Gas Injection
History of recip compressors
- uses in industry
- features and benefits
Recip compressor mechanical overview
- main components
Recip compressor operation
- Distance pieces
- Packing glands (purge packing assemblies)
- Cylinders / Valves / VVCP’s
Unbalanced Forces and Torsional characteristics
Design & Selection of Compressor Frame/Cylinder combinations for Acid Gas
P&ID design and review
Package subsystems / Subsystem failures (cause and effect)
Thanks to all AGIS VII attendees, authors and sponsors. I also appreciate all of the volunteers. Thank you for your hard work. AGIS VII was very successful conference. We hope we can see all attendees in AGIS VIII, September 2019 in Alberta Canada.
Cutting Edge Technology For Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, 24th-27th September, 2017, Novotel Hotel and Conference Center, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
There is general agreement amongst the nations of the world that increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are effecting the world’s climate. One option is to eliminate the use of fossil fuels but this is probably not going to happen in the short term. Thus carbon capture has emerged as a possible means for cleaner combustion of carbon-based fuels. Carbon capture is the removal of carbon dioxide from flue gas before it has been emitted to the atmosphere. Once the carbon has been captured it can either be injected in suitable subsurface formations (Carbon Storage) or converted to useful products (Utilization).
For more detail, click HERE.
The "Understanding Natural Gas Hydrates" course will be soon in Calgary. For 2017 course brochure, please click HERE.
Gas hydrates are
ice-like solids that form at temperatures above the freezing point of
water. They are frequently en-countered in the natural gas industry
where water and hydrate forming molecules are in mixtures under
pressure. However they are also found in other processes such as the
olefins and other chemical process and in nature. The hydrates are
notorious for plugging flow lines and damaging equipment. One must be
careful when handling hydrate plugs or death could result!
Acid Gas Injection "course will be soon in Calgary. For 2017 course brochure, please click HERE.
The course is a treatment of the important
subject acid gas injection. This course provides the following
information: (1) A discussion of the relevant physical properties of
hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and acid gas mixtures, (2) A detailed
review of the water content of acid gas mixtures and its relevance to
the injection process. (3) Selection of an injection zone. (4)
Considerations for the design of an acid gas compressor. (5) Health and
safety concerns. Case studies from actual injection schemes showing the
application of the design principles are presented, many worked on by