international acid gas injection symposium

8th International Acid Gas Injection Symposium, September 2019, Alberta, Canada




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


-  markets

-  uses in industry

-  features and benefits

Recip compressor mechanical overview

-  main components

Recip compressor operation

-  Crankshaft

-  Distance pieces

-  Packing glands (purge packing assemblies)

-  Cylinders / Valves / VVCP’s

Rod load

Rod reversals

Volumetric efficiencies

Unbalanced Forces and Torsional characteristics

Oil requirements

Design & Selection of Compressor Frame/Cylinder combinations for Acid Gas

Packaging Considerations

P&ID design and review

Package subsystems / Subsystem failures (cause and effect)

Trouble shooting

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.

Sponsored by





Timeline is as follows: 



Sponsored by


Reception Dinner

    07:00pm-10:30pm, 22nd May

Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd.

Upper Sky Lounge, SALTLIK Calgary

AGIS VII Registration

    07:00am-08:00am, 23rd May

Sphere Technology Connection

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

AGIS VII Breakfast

    06:30am-08:00am, Each day

Corrosion Resistant Alloys

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary


    12:00 pm- 13:00pm, Each day

LEWA-Creating Fluid Solutions

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Morning Coffee Breaks

    12:00 pm- 13:00pm, Each day

Corrosion Resistant Alloys

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Afternoon Coffee Breaks

    12:00 pm- 13:00pm, Each day

Virtual Material Group Inc

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Presentation Day 1

    08:00am-12:00pm, 23rd May

Lewa-Nikkiso America Inc.

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Presentation Day 2

    08:00am-12:00pm, 24th May

WestPower Equipment.

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Presentation Day 3

    08:00am-15:00pm, 25th May

WestPower Equipment.

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Workshop I

    01:00pm-05:00pm, 23rd May


Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Workshop II

    01:00pm-05:00pm, 24th May

Compass Compression

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

AGIS VII Free Discussion

    01:00pm-05:00pm, 25th May

Virtual Material Group Inc

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Poster Section

    08:00am-05:00pm, 25th May

WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Sandman Hotel, Downtown Calgary

Note: Everybody will be welcome to free discussion sessions (on Friday afternoon, 25th May) including  unregistered person.

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