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A Comparative Analysis of Natural Gas Dehydration Process Using Shell Gbaran as a Case Study

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The presence of water in natural gas results in many problems and so dehydration is necessary to minimize these problems. This research project work examined the comparative analysis of natural gas dehydration process with a focus on solid desiccant (adsorption) and glycol dehydration system using shell Gbaran as a case study. The project also focused on the operational analysis of Shell Gbaran glycol dehydration unit to examine the efficiency and the cause of glycol loss. Cost comparism was made on both units; a general comparison was made based on different considerations. A conclusion was made on the basis of economics and merits. Modification on the design and operations were recommended for solid desiccant process.



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