Base and working gas: getting the most out of storage

The volume of gas in underground storage is the total of the regularly injected and withdrawn working gas, injected base (or cushion) gas, and native gas. The distinction between working gas vs. base gas, however, is not an absolute, one-answer value.Numerous factors can influence the classification of working and base gas. Geology of the field, engineering of surface facilities, and market demand and storage contracts are interwoven in determining how much working gas and how much base gas is required. Several of these factors can change over time. What's whatFirst, here are some simple definitions of working gas and base gas.Working gas is the volume of gas that can be injected and ...

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