Posts Tagged ‘Lou Heavner’

Smart Vapor Recovery for Oil & Gas Production Process Emissions

Posted in Oil & Gas on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017. No comments yet
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The Schlumberger Oil Field Glossary defines a stock tanks: A storage tank for oil production after the oil has been treated. As oil is held in these stock tanks, residual natural gas and other vapors can flash off and collect above the liquid level. Vapor recovery is the process to collect, compress and prepare this […]

5 Questions for Advanced Control Consultant Lou Heavner

Posted in Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts, Operational Excellence, Services, Consulting & Training on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. No comments yet
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One of the new things I want to try here on the blog is a podcast series asking many of our experts five questions. The questions will revolve around how they got started into the field that they’re in, challenges faced, spare time activities, and guidance for younger folks in pursuing a similar career. Emerson’s […]

Primer for Chemical Engineers in Control Engineering

Posted in Services, Consulting & Training on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. One comment so far
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Any newly-minted Chemical Engineer will tell you that there remains a large learning curve when entering the process industries, especially if their focus is around controlling the process. Often these new ChemEs have never had classes in process dynamics. In a great Chemical Engineering article, Control Engineering for Chemical Engineers, Emerson’s Lou Heavner shares his […]

Natural Gas Liquids Fractionation Optimization

Posted in Oil & Gas, Production on Monday, August 22nd, 2016. No comments yet
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Maximizing the recovery of natural gas liquids from natural gas improves margins for midstream oil & gas producers. In an earlier post, Optimizing the Process of Purifying Natural Gas Liquids we highlighted the role of advanced process controls and expertise in producing the right mix of hydrocarbons based on current market conditions. Today in part […]

Flexible Operations for Changing Ethane Market Conditions

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Oil & Gas, Production on Friday, August 5th, 2016. No comments yet
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In an RBN Energy blog post, The Yellow Rose Of Texas: Battle Of Texas Ethane Begins As Cargo #1 Departs Morgan’s Point, it not only gives a great history lesson on the origins of the Yellow Rose of Texas, but also the market dynamics for ethane production. It highlights the challenge that shale gas production […]