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2024 Papers

74th Annual Laurance Reid
Gas Conditioning Conference

2024 Papers and Posters


Fundamentals of NGL Recovery
Dan McCartney, Adebola (Bola) Oyedeji, Scott Miller, Nicholas (Nick) Griffin, John Wilkinson, Michael Pierce, Hank Hudson, Mark Ferguson

This paper provides an overview and introduction to the topic of NGL recovery. It expands on the traditional topics covered at LRGCC.


"Scaling Down” CO2 Capture Technology: A focus on chemistry and process fundamentals
Justin Federici, Hiroshi Tanaka, Kendall Fruchey, Tetsu Ushiku, Daisuke Shimada, Athreya Suresh Babu, Harnoor Kaur, Akira Ozeki, Ben Marshall, Timothy Healy, Jim Colwell, Michael Hergenrother

A review of how to scale up and scale down CCS technology.

“TarT” – A Novel Approach to Sour Gas Sweetening and Fractionation with Zero Emissions
Joe Weiner, Ben Eisinger, Prajwal Adig

8 Rivers’ cryogenic sour gas separation process utilizes CO2 as a solvent to sweeten gas while simultaneously generating pure streams of NGL, H2S and CO2.

Thiopaq O&G Ultra: A New Efficient Biological Process for Sulfur Recovery
Rieks de Rink, Jan-Henk van Dijk, Joost Timmerman

This paper discusses the development and implementation of the next-generation biological desulfurization process Thiopaq O&G Ultra.

Design Considerations for CO2 Recovery and Sequestration from a Gas Processing Facility
Brad Piggott, Darshan Sachde, Ethan Pulfrey, Joe Lundeen, Carrie Beitler

An overview of a compression and dehydration facility for capturing CO2 at a gas treatment plant with a focus on equipment selection considerations.

Distributed Conversion of Associated Gas to Low-Carbon Methanol via Engine Reforming
Paul Yelvington, Joshua Browne, Anthony Dean, Andrew Randolph, Nicholas Schwartz, Kyle Merical, Edwin Yik

Review of a trailer-mounted chemical plant equipped with engine reformer technology for production of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from stranded gas.

Effects of Iron Sulfide Contamination & Filtration in a Liquid Treating System
Nicholas Brownrigg, Orbie Harris

Iron sulfide contamination in an NGL amine system was causing treated product copper strip test failure until adequate filtration was added to the system.

Errors in Hydrocarbon Dewpoint Can Lead to Large Losses for Gas Processing Plants
Paul Stockwell

This paper shares videos and data from real-world installations providing the possibility for gas processors to decrease operational costs and increase production.


Heat Stable Amine Salts, an opportunity for energy saving or a threat for amine unit equipment?
D. Rakotoalimanana, M. Scala, R. Cadours, E. Cloarec, P. Dolbecq

Using operational feedback, the paper reminds the need of understanding solvent degradation mechanisms. Generally accepted operating guidelines and recommended solvent monitoring strategy are reminded.

Key Considerations for Successful Amine Swap in Gas Sweetening Units
Muhammad Rizwan Tariq

Case study to discuss the key considerations for  amine swap at existing facilities to resolve the current challenges to improve the Gas Sweetening unit’s performance.

Membrane Assisted CO2 Capture in Biodiesel Producing Refineries and Natural Gas Plants
Milind M. Vaidya, Feras Hamad, Sebastien A. Duval, Richard Baker, Tim Merkel, Kaaeid Lokhandwala

Polymeric Membranes to Enable the Development of High CO2 Fields and Applications to CCS
Hans Kumar

High-capacity polymeric membranes and case studies of using membranes for CCS projects. Also addresses flare reduction initiatives by operators using such membranes.

Shutting Down and Starting Up an Amine System
Jason Stavros, Jack Taylor

The purpose of this document is to describe procedures that should be taken to prevent foaming, hydrocarbon accumulation, corrosion, and cracking during startups and shutdowns.


Strategies to Control Corrosion in an Amine Regenerator with Elevated Heat Stable Salts
Ben Spooner, Kellen Costelow

How changes to the operation of the regenerator and chemistry of the amine successfully extended the life of an amine regenerator.

The Fate of Alkanolamines in the Claus Thermal Reactor
Robert A. Marriott, Nicholas A. Simms, and Christopher B. Lavery

Effects of Non-Condensable and Other Impurities on Propane Refrigeration Operation
Maaz Ahmad


SRU/TGTU Project Execution and Startup Lessons Learned from Owner/Licensor Perspective
Marcus Weber, Theresa Flood, Thomas Chow

This paper covers lessons learned from an Owner and Licensor perspective in design and construction of several 500-1000 MTPD multi-train SRU/TGTU projects.

H2S Removal and Fertilizer in Biogas
Michael J. Ray

How to remove H2S from biogas and maximize revenue; and a basic introduction to fertilizer markets.

Catalytic Adsorption for Sulfur Removal
Joe Gentry, Zhepeng Liu


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