Program tracks wet gas feedstocks through two-phase offshore trunkline

A computer program called the "Trunkline Monitoring System" has been developed to track the evolution of a mixture of wet gas feedstock compositions and associated condensate by-products that travel through a two-phase offshore trunkline to onshore gas processing facilities.The program helps operators of gas processing facilities control the quality of sales gas and keep it within contractual limits. That is typically performed by adjusting the flow rates of one or more producer platforms in a timely fashion to compensate for unexpected and-or unavoidable flow fluctuations in other producing platforms. This schematic shows an overview of the trunkline and producing platforms (Fig. 1). ...

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