Published Papers

Below is a list of externally written and published technical papers that reference VMG software.  

For a list of papers and presentations written by VMG staff please visit our Technical Library

 2016  Using Dynamic Simulation to Improve De-Ethanizer Plant Operation   G. Chen, R. Elliour, Joule Processing  GPA 2016
 2016  Modelling and Optimization of a Biomass-to-Liquid Process Using  VMGSim  R. Costanzi, Norwegian University of  Science  and Technology  NTNU
 2016  Dynamic Analysis of a Flare System for a Series of Multiple Failures  H. Chittibabu, S. Patil, J. Valappil,  Bechtel Oil &  Gas Chemicals Inc.  AIChE 2016
 2016  Acid Gas Relief Challenges in the Natural Gas Treatment Industry  B. Piggott, R. McKaskle, T. Kerr, A.  Ryan  Laurance Reid  Conditioning  Conference
 2015  Preparing for LNG: A Montney Gas Field Optimization Workflow  R. Holst  SPE/CSUR URC
2015  Simulation Workflow Optimizes Facility Design For Producing  Multiwell Pads  M.W. Conder, A.D. Schroer  The American Oil & Gas  Reporter
 2015  Above Ground Geothermal and Allied Technologies (AGGAT) Paving  the Research  B. Habib, N. Inskip  World Geothermal  Congress 2015
 2015  The Power of a Tuned SRU Dynamic Simulator  I.S. Mohammed, Sulfur Recovery  Engineering  Sour Oil & Gas  Advanced Technology  2015
 2014  SRU WHB Tube Rupture Modeling Insights Learned at BP Cherry  Point  S. Crockett, BP, A. Moore, Winward  Engineering, G. Jacobs, VMG  2014 Brimstone  Symposium  (Vail)
 2014  Application of Ionic Liquids for Gas Sweetening   S. Mortazavi Manesh  University of Calgary
 2013   Low Heat Power Generation System  K. Matsuda   Applied Thermal  Engineering
 2013  Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization for Gas Engine  T. Ogawa  Energy and Power  Engineering
2013  Effects of Process Variables on Peak Relief Rates Estimated by  Dynamic Simulation for a Multiple Distillation Column System  J. Wilkins, D. Smith, Smith & Burgess  LLC  GPCS 2013
2012  Modular Fischer Tropsch for Wyoming Coal to Liquid Fuels   S. (Elango) Elangovan   Ceramatec 
2010  Debottlenecking a Refinery Fuel Gas Absorber   D. Remesat, M. Beshara  PTQ Revamps
2005  VMGSim: Revisiting the Cavett Problem   E.M. Rosen  EMR Tech Group
1999  Computer Optimization of Large Gas Reservoirs with Complex  Gathering Systems  R. Holst, L. Malowany, R. Kopjar  SPE ATCE


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