in-built oil recovery Articles

  • UV disinfection for enhanced oil recovery and other oilfield applications

    One of the biggest challenges facing oil companies today is how to extract more oil from the discoveries made in the last 40 years. Estimates vary, but approximately 66% of the discovered oil gets left in the ground. The International Energy Agency has estimated that if, in the next 20 years, this figure could be reduced to 50%, then this would increase the world's recoverable oil by 1.2 trillion ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Power Substation and a Gas-Fired Combustion Turbine and Heat Recovery Steam Generator

    B&V Energy expands the world's largest nitrogen plant by constructing a cogeneration plant supplying the additional power needed to reach resources deep in Mexico's offshore oil field. Metropolitan Mexico City has a population of approximately 20 million and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, requiring an extraordinary amount of gas and oil to satisfy its growing energy ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Mercury recovery from industrial waste and toxic residues of natural gas drilling

    econ's client in the east of Germany is one of the few specialised companies in Europe for the treatment of mercury contaminated waste. Typical input material for this type of treatment is sludge from the natural gas industry or other residues from chemical processes, i.e. contaminated filter cake from waste water treat-ment. Among their most important clients are Shell, ExxonMobil, Wintershall ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • FogBuster DP600 Pilot Program - Production Scale automated FOG recovery process

    FogBusters Inc., the exclusive provider of innovative Fats/Oils/Grease (FOG) recovery systems, is able to bring this patented ...


    By FogBusters, Inc.

  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation. econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Oil refinery vapour gas case study

    1.0 Evaluation of Refinery Gases Various refinery gases are generated in the process of oil refining. These vary, depending upon the type of crude oil being distilled, such as Reduced Crude distillation, or Naphtha cracker. For the purposes of this case study the description and range of refinery gases are those gases produced from refining Crude Oil and Reduced Crude only. Crude ...

  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste - case study

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation, econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that once were abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain substances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Past the Peak - what the peak oil theory means to the economy

    Except for scores of cars abandoned on the shoulder, the eight-lane highway was nearly empty one Friday morning last September. Gas stations along the feeder roads were closed, with trash overflowing the bins and blowing across the pavement. Shopping center parking lots were empty; entry doors were blockaded. It was the day before the much-anticipated arrival of Hurricane Rita and the entire ...

  • Drosrite extensive on-site hot dross treatment tests

    DROSRITE is a salt-free process for the recovery of metal from dross. In addition to producing a salt-free residue, it does not produce any CO2 or NOx gases. The process is highly energy efficient, extracting heat from energy in the residue and, thus, it does not require an external heat source such as a plasma torch, an electric arc or a gas or oil burner. A DROSRITE pilot unit built by ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • The VEBA terminal in Libya experienced the benefits of the BLABO system case study

    One tank cleaning job at the VEBA terminal at Ras Lanuf in Libya saved the desert from being contaminated by 22,148 m³ of crude oil. Instead, the terminal received almost 4 mill. USD worth of recovered oil. The Libyan service provider, VAOS Ltd., cleaned a crude oil tank at the VEBA terminal in Ras Lanuf using the BLABO system from Oreco A/S. It was the first time that this particularly ...


  • Revolutionary Filtration Put To The Test

    There are many cool aspects of my job, not the least of which is learning — and sometimes even breaking news — about the latest technologies in oil and gas. When I heard from Mike Dejak, executive VP of Eco-Tec, that the company's new technology could "revolutionize filtration" for the produced water market, I was anxious to learn more about it. However, I was also duty-bound to you, ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Nimr Water Treatment Plant Oman

    Introduction The Nimr water treatment plant (NWTP) project is located in the south of Muscat in Oman. The temperatures in the region can be as high as 60°C in the summer months, making it a harsh environment to work in. This water treatment project was co-executed by Bauer Environment and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The plant came online in late 2010 and has been treating ...


    By BAUER Resources GmbH

  • MORINGA BIODIESEL BUSINESS PLAN

    Moringa has attracted attention as pressure mounts to find sustainable alternative fuels to help meet countries' renewable energy targets and cut greenhouse gas emissions, without interfering with agricultural production. Researchers at BBA  has honor to establish this untapped resource as alternative source for Bio- Diesel industry of future as Moringa is a strong candidate to contribute ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Changing from manual to automated tank cleaning saved time and money case study

    At ESSO’s Fawley Refinery in the UK, the cat slurry tanks were in need of cleaning. Two main objectives were outlined for the project: Minimum downtime and minimum waste generation. The BLABO automated system proved its strength on both accounts. Over time, the Fawley Refinery cat-fines sludge tanks had built up calalytic fines strata and consolidated sediments at the bottom. A thorough ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • Produced water treatment from a to Zinc - reducing levels of Zinc in a produced water stream

    Problem At vast depths, the ocean floor consists of layers of decaying plant and animal matter, containing chemicals like sulphate and zinc, which has built up over the years. When operators are drilling, the matter is disturbed and the various chemicals are released into the water. Since the mid 1980’s the pace of exploration, production, and development in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • 25th Anniversary Product Release

    This year, KEMTRON Technologies is proud to celebrate 25 years of business. From the very beginning, KEMTRON has been providing quality, sophisticated solids control and waste management equipment to the oil and gas industry. This remarkable benchmark has been made possible by our unwavering commitment to our customers through offering durable value, now. For 2014, after intensive ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

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