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Amgas launches sour oil recovery process

Abu Dhabi, March 24, 2013

Canada-based Amgas Services, a leader in hydrogen sulfide (H2S) treatment, has announced the launch of its new Sour Crude Oil Recovery (Scor) process in the Middle East.

Sour oil and gas well intervention is difficult to handle and treat due to lack of infrastructure, technology and experience in the Middle East, a company statement said.

As a result, those crude resources, laden with H2S, have been routinely flared, leading to a loss of commercial goods as well as presenting environmental and safety hazards, it added.

Amgas’ Scor process provides multiple avenues for treating, storing, recovering or transporting sour crude oil. The process fulfills the sustainability requirements of the triple bottom line in that it protects people, environment and investment, according to the statement.

“We have been handling and treating H2S in Canada for years. With sour crude oil now being produced in the Middle East we need to use our expertise and capabilities to handle H2S in ways that simultaneously protect people, their commercial interests and the planet,” said Sheldon McKee, director of Business and Product Development at Amgas.

“The Scor process is truly a sustainable solution,” he added.

The Scor process integrates processes, service and equipment with dependable technological innovations that meet Amgas’s exacting standards. It is a cost effective way to manage risks to polluting emissions and other contaminations in sour oil and gas.

Amgas has partnered with Rutledge E&P that provides services for drilling and exploration. Rutledge is based in Singapore and has operations throughout the Middle East.

“Our goal is to take the best practices established over the years in Canada and make them a global standard,” said McKee. “It is a win-win situation for everyone. Producers save money and time and there is protection for people and the environment.”

The Scor process allows recovery opportunities for extended well tests, which improve well/zone evaluation and drilling plans. Extended well tests are now possible because of the elimination of burning crude and the consequences associated with it.

Recovered sour crude oil is loaded, transported and treated safely in the Scor Transport Tank allowing commercial recovery of the oil. This also allows for extended testing parameters due to the cost savings of recovered crude oil, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service




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