Thermodynamic Evaluation of Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facilities with Liquefaction Processes

Tuong-Van Nguyen, Yamid Alberto Carranza Sánchez, Silvio de Oliveira Junior

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Abstract

Floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) plants are facilities used in upstream petroleum processing.They have gained interest because they are more flexible than conventional plants and can be used for producingoil and gas in deep-water fields. In general, gas export is challenging because of the lack of infrastructure in remotelocations. The present work investigates the possibility of integrating liquefaction processes on such facilities, consideringfour possible petroleum compositions, which differ in their contents of carbon dioxide, light and heavy hydrocarbons.The performance of the combined systems is analysed by conducting energy and exergy analyses. The integration of gasliquefaction results in greater power consumption and exergy destruction than in the baseline cases with compressionand injection. However, the produced gas can be exported and sold, which results in higher economic benefits than in theconventional situation with gas injection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ENCIT 2016
Number of pages8
PublisherABCM - Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event16th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering - Vitória, Brazil
Duration: 7 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference16th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering
CountryBrazil
CityVitória
Period07/11/201610/11/2016

Keywords

  • FPSO
  • Gas liquefaction
  • Energy
  • Exergy

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Nguyen, T-V., Sánchez, Y. A. C., & Junior, S. D. O. (2016). Thermodynamic Evaluation of Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facilities with Liquefaction Processes. In Proceedings of ENCIT 2016 ABCM - Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences.
Nguyen, Tuong-Van ; Sánchez, Yamid Alberto Carranza ; Junior, Silvio de Oliveira. / Thermodynamic Evaluation of Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facilities with Liquefaction Processes. Proceedings of ENCIT 2016. ABCM - Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences, 2016.
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Thermodynamic Evaluation of Floating Production Storage and Offloading Facilities with Liquefaction Processes. / Nguyen, Tuong-Van; Sánchez, Yamid Alberto Carranza; Junior, Silvio de Oliveira.

Proceedings of ENCIT 2016. ABCM - Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences, 2016.

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