Production Improvement Efforts by Doing Condensate Trap from Gas Flare on EPF (Early Production Facilities)

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2021     |     PP. 113-129      |     PDF (526 K)    |     Pub. Date: December 28, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/energy48151    77 Downloads     154816 Views  


Edgie Yuda Kaesti, Petroleum Engineering, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
Heriyanto, Petroleum Engineering, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
Theomas Abdi Jaya, Petroleum Engineering, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
Michael Janzen Arinatama, Petroleum Engineering, UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
Adha Bayu Wijaya, Production Engineer, Production and Operation Department of Pertamina EP Asset 4 Field Cepu, Blora, Indonesia

Field "X" one of the oil and gas fields was have 3 operating wells. The daily production of oil and gas up to April 27, 2019, was 215 BOPD and gas was 0.15 MMSCFD, where previously the produced gas was discharged by flare and oil was flowed directly to the collecting station. The problem with this research is that the original gas in the flare still contains hydrocarbon compounds and water which is marked on a black-coloured flaring fire. Therefore, the researchers innovated that the gas production of the "X" Field that had previously only been removed (flaring) would be converted to be produced into condensate and could reduce CO2. The methodology in this study begins by determining the composition of gas by using the Gas Chromatograph tool. Then a simulation is performed to obtain condensate recovery with the help of the Process Simulation software, by which trial and error methods are applied. This study uses two types of heat exchanger devices, namely fin-fan and chiller. Device with the most produced condensate is chosen for further study and field application. The results are based on simulation with consideration to temperature and pipe size sensitivity. The gas production of 0.15 MMSCFD from the "X" Field can produce condensate of 4.10 BBL of condensate by using a chiller. The chiller is the most representative tool for conducting this condensation process after being validated using software simulation process. The application of chiller will eliminate the need of gas scrubber, hence creating more affordable facility and the produced condensate can be sold. The absence of gas scrubber can save cost up to 1,370.53 $/month and the produced condensate will create additional revenue as much as 205 $/day, with the assumption of condensate price constant at $50.

chiller, condensate trap, early production facilities, fin-fan.

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Edgie Yuda Kaesti, Heriyanto, Theomas Abdi Jaya, Michael Janzen Arinatama, Adha Bayu Wijaya, Production Improvement Efforts by Doing Condensate Trap from Gas Flare on EPF (Early Production Facilities) , SCIREA Journal of Energy. Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2021 | PP. 113-129. 10.54647/energy48151


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