international acid gas injection symposium
Summary for AGIS VII
7th International Acid Gas Injection Symposium was held in the Sandman Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was a very successful and a great conference.
AGISVII included one keynote speaker, 19 speakers, 20 presentations, 10 posters and two workshops. For detail program of AGIS VII, please click HERE.
AGIS is very grateful for the sponsorship we have received. It is safe to say that without our sponsors there would be no Symposium. AGIS VII have 9 sponsors and 75 attendees in total that came from different countries such as China, Japan, USA, France, Germany and Canada.
Congratulations to Miss Tu Hanmin, the winner of the inaugural Best Student Paper Award;
For the first time we had a site down Reception dinner at the Saltlik Restaurant.
AGIS VII keynote speaker was:
Mr. Jim Maddocks, PEng, PMP, CEO, Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd., Canada.
Topic: "Acid Gas Injection – A Very Dynamic Process"
Acid gas injection, while widely used throughout the energy industry, still has significant learning and development opportunities, particularly as flows and pressures increase, and operators begin to stretch the limits of conventional AGI design thinking.
This paper and presentation are intended to provide some background and thoughts on the nature of acid gas injection, the uncertainties, the possibilities, and the myriad of issues that can be present during a typical design cycle. With a significant number of rapidly changing inter-related process variables, the engineering/design team needs to consider acid gas injection as a very transient process. Adapting the design process and altering the way we approach, design, fabricate and finally operate acid gas injection systems requires some innovative critical thinking skills, some learning on the custom nature of the systems involved, and finally some realization that the AGI system will ultimately have to adapt to the environment.
The sponsors for AGIS VII were:
Gas Liquids Engineering, Calgary, Alberta
LEWA, Leonberg, Germany
WSP, Houston, Texas
Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA), Houston, Texas
GEOLEX, Albuquerque, New Mexico
VMG, A Schlumberger Technology, Calgary, Alberta
Gas Processing Association of Canada (GPAC), Calgary, Alberta
Compass, Calgary, Alberta
XHorizons, Houston, Texas
WestPower, Calgary, Alberta
· AGIS VII workshops were
AGIS VII Workshop No. 1 by Dr. Liaqat Ali, CEO, XHorizons
Topic: "Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Acid Gas Injection"
The workshop will presents an overview of engineering aspects with respect to injection of acid gases in reservoirs specifically in deep brine aquifers. The workshop will cover briefly the following topics.
1. Disposal options for acid gases
2. Types of reservoirs
3. Screening criteria for reservoir selection
4. Sitting of an injection well
5. Specific requirements for permitting
6. Flow behavior of acid gases in the reservoir
7. Reservoir modeling aspects
AGIS VII Workshop No.2 by Mr. Randy Franiel, Account Manager, Compass Compression
Topic: "Acid Gas Compressors and Compression"
Content: Fundamentals of Reciprocating Gas Compression for Acid Gas Injection
History of recip compressors
- uses in industry
- features and benefits
Recip compressor mechanical overview
- main components
Recip compressor operation
- Distance pieces
- Packing glands (purge packing assemblies)
- Cylinders / Valves / VVCP’s
Unbalanced Forces and Torsional characteristics
Design & Selection of Compressor Frame/Cylinder combinations for Acid Gas
P&ID design and review
Package subsystems / Subsystem failures (cause and effect)
Thanks to all AGIS VII attendees, authors and sponsors. I also appreciate all of the volunteers. Thank you for your hard work. AGIS VII was very successful conference. We hope we can see all attendees in AGIS VIII, September 2019 in Alberta Canada.
Timeline is as follows: