Canadian plant ups C 3 recovery without more dehydration

C. James Bell Poco Petroleums Ltd. Calgary Yuv R. Mehra Advanced Extraction Technologies Inc. Houston The debutanizer, stripper, and absorber sit adjacent the process skid building at Poco Petroleums Ltd.'s Wolf South plant. Poco Petroleums Ltd., Calgary, has enhanced propane recovery at its Wolf South plant, near Edmonton, without additional dehydration or external solvent make-up. This was accomplished with a 45-MMscfd addition that uses the Mehra Process unit. The unit uses the heavier components of the natural-gas feed as the preferred solvent while limiting incremental gas-side pressure drop to about 20 psi. The existing C3+ production i...

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