Associated gas often cannot be used at remote wellheads and the whole stream has to be flared — wasting a valuable resource and contaminating the environment. Recovering LPG from these flare gases saves valuable hydrocarbons and enables them to be used locally.
MTR’s LPG-Sep™ systems efficiently recover LPG from associated gas — an attractive option since LPG is easy to store and transport and can often be used locally. Associated gas is rich in heavy hydrocarbons so removing LPG and heavier fractions from the flare gas massively reduces carbon emissions and the bulk of the BTU value in the gas is recovered for local use. In some situations use of LPG-Sep™ enables the remaining methane to be easily recovered in simple LNG or CNG units, to be used as fuel gas or to be piped to a nearby consumer.
LPG-Sep™ unit operations comprise (i) conventional compression to 350
(ii) cooling and C3+ condensation by chilled water at 60°F;
(iii) membrane gas separation to lean out the gas;
(iv) fractionation to produce spec LPG and condensate.