Oil Blending Optimization

Saskatchewan, Canada
 

Oil & Gas Services Company

2019
Our Client acquired a facility that had been designed mainly to blend butane into a consistent pipeline stream. The plant was repurposed as a general blending facility, taking in condensate and heavy oils by truck and blending these with butane and the pipeline stream. This caused major operational challenges throughout the plant and the Client had difficulty achieving an optimal blend.

A Scalpel vs Sledge-hammer Approach - Applying the Right Solutions in the Right Places and the Right Proportions

In order to protect operations personnel from process upsets and maximize facility economics, a lean and practical solution was required. The Journey Team worked with the Client’s Engineering and Operations Teams through a highly collaborative process of optimizing the facility. This included the inventory and prioritization of issues, updating drawings through onsite as-building, a Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), and implementing a series of operational and controls systems improvements before moving on to larger capital fixes. The Client was thrilled with the approach and outcome, having found a solution that made use of the collective knowledge of all stakeholders and at a fraction of original budgetary estimates.


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Journey Engineering delivers a range of cost-effective services to our clients which enables us to take projects from conception through to operation. Engineering disciplines include Civil/Structural, Process, Stress, Mechanical, Electrical, and Instrumentation & Controls.




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