gas cycling

gas cycling

[′gas ‚sī·kliŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
A petroleum enhanced-recovery process which injects the gas produced with oil back into the oil sand to help produce more oil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But according to the Office of the Federal Coordinator, the lean gas cycling process has a shelf life in Prudhoe Bay.
Natural Gas Liquids (NGL): Those hydrocarbons in natural gas that are separated from the gas as liquids through the process of absorption, condensation, adsorption, cooling in gas separators, gas processing, or gas cycling plants.
I love this gun, from its proven rotating bolt head and simple gas cycling that functions with about anything you feed it, to its softest-kicking status thanks to the Kickoff recoil dampening system.
The Southern Ocean expeditions are also extremely important as these expeditions offer a unique opportunity to study animal physiological adaptation to low temperatures and high ultraviolet levels and biogeochemical and ecological research on processes controlling productivity, food webs, carbon export, trace gas cycling etc.
The principle of gas cycling is to drill wells and produce the gas, which contains the condensates, remove the condensate liquids at the surface (this is accomplished by lowering the pressure so the liquids "drop out" of the gas) injecting the gas back underground, and sending the liquids on to Prudhoe Bay.
These adaptations likely enable them to thrive in dead zones where their combined metabolic activity influences nutrient and greenhouse gas cycling on a global scale," said Steve Hallam, an assistant professor of Microbiology and Immunology.
One option, if the gas cycling works as expected, is for the condensate production to be expanded.
ExxonMobil will use a process known as gas cycling to produce the condensate.
His technical work at Arco was instrumental in the design of the Prudhoe Bay miscible and gas cycling Projects, and settlement of the Gas Condensate Reserves for which he received the Corporate Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.
Possible uses for the pipeline include transportation of liquid condensate from ExxonMobil's gas cycling and condensate production project at Point Thomson, and any oil that may be discovered at Shell's Camden Bay project.
After processing, the natural gas will be recycled into the reservoir, making Point Thomson the highest-pressure gas cycling operation in the world.