Guang Lee Jie Yu Sudhir V. Golikeri
Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions Inc.
Patrick Drew Bonnie Dumas
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc.
Based on a presentation to the GPA Annual Convention, San Antonio, Apr. 7-10
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., Dallas, in 2012 employed basic process design provided by Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions, Houston, to increase ethane recovery at its 80-MMscfd gas plant near Amarillo, Tex., to more than 80% from 40%.
This article describes the evaluation approach including identification of the constraints in the current operation, comparison of different retrofit options, and selection of the best retrofit option with maximu...