Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group
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High recovery crude and condensate stabilization process - Malaysia

Date From: 16 April 2012
Location: Malaysia
Description: IChemE Oil & Natural Gas Special Interest Group evening meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: University of Nottingham Teaching Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An evening event with technical presentation by Arul Jothy (NGLTech Sdn BhD), and time for networking over refreshments. Registration from 18:00; the event will commence at 18:30 and close at 20:30.

Open to all, and free of charge for members of SONG.

Advance booking is essential. Registration form >>

The topic

Arul Jothy of NGLTech will describe a process that enhances the recovery of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) on oil production facilities by maximizing the absorption of C4+ components into the stabilized crude stream. The process involves three operating steps where the crude is first stripped of C3- components using a steam stripping column and then C4+ components which are in the gas stream are extracted using a dew-point control system coupled with a depropanizer. Finally the crude stream and condensate streams are co-mingled under conditions that will ensure that the vapour pressure specification of the product liquid stream is met. The process configuration and controls ensures that irrespective of the amount or proportion of crude and condensate produced, the amount of C4+ components in the stabilized product stream is maximized and the amount of C3- components minimized. This yields increased stabilized liquid production compared to a conventional three stage separation process and improved stabilized crude quality, among others.

The speaker

Arul Jothy is a Principal Consultant with NGLTech Sdn. Bhd. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BEng in Chemical Engineering and has over 27 years' experience in process design of oil and gas facilities, having worked for major design consultants in various countries in South East Asia, Far East, Australia, Middle East, etc. He is a Fellow of IChemE and a registered Chartered Engineer and is a co-founder of NGLTech, a process design, technology development and licensing company, which owns numerous patents and patent pending processes for enhanced NGL Recovery systems, stabilizer systems, slug handling and separator systems; some of which are jointly owned by PETRONAS.

The venue

The event will take place at the University of Nottingham Teaching Centre, Level 2, Chulan Tower, No 3 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Map and directions >>

IChemE gratefully acknowledges the University of Nottingham's sponsorship of SONG events through provision of its venue facilities free of charge.


This event is open to all, and free of charge to members of SONG. Advance booking is essential.

Registration form >>

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Would you like to give a talk at a SONG event in Kuala Lumpur, or online to a wider audience of SONG members in the Asia Pacific region? Or is your company interested in raising its profile and supporting IChemE by sponsoring a SONG event in 2012?

Please contact Mike Fox — leader of SONG activities in Malaysia.

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