Excess flaring can be caused by changes in production, undersized vapor recovery equipment and production schedules. Flaring is a highly visible indication of wasted production.
VMGSim’s PIONA composition matrix forms a basis to capture hydrocarbon composition and VMG-F.A.C.T.S. tracks fluid properties throughout the field. The volatility of hydrocarbons, and therefore vapour flow rates, can be predicted at separation. Existing field data is leveraged so decisions can be made to manage production so that flaring is minimised. Flow rates, operating parameters and product distribution can be assessed to both maximise revenue and consider social and environmental parameters.
Running production scenarios using field data and predictive phase behavior can indicate potential vapour rates at separation equipment. This will provide a basis to aid sizing robust vapour recovery and compression equipment that can help reduce the need for flaring.
VMG-F.A.C.T.S. tracks the chemistry of the produced fluid. Tying a well into the production system may depend of knowing the composition at critical points in the field that may be compromised by a new well. Running scenarios to show the effect of a new well at critical points can indicate an optimal time to producing a well and not flare large volumes of gas.
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