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Immiscible Oil Displacement/Pressure Maintenance

Enhanced recovery projects have grown in importance as world energy prices have risen and new production technologies have been developed. Air Products’ industrial gases are being used to significantly increase recoverable hydrocarbon reserves which results in increased revenues for oil and gas producers. Our Enhanced Recovery technology spans the production of high-purity nitrogen for applications such as pressure maintenance, miscible displacements, and recovery of natural gas liquids (NGL). Nitrogen rejection plants have further utility in Btu upgrading for sales gas. Air Products has successfully supplied multiple nitrogen injection and nitrogen rejection projects and continues to be at the forefront of developing enhanced recovery techniques involving non-hydrocarbon gases.

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Nitrogen

Nitrogen is being used to augument gravity drainage in dipping reservoirs, to maintain pressure in solution gas drive reservoirs, and to form secondar gas caps in attic oil formations.

Nitrogen is being used to augument gravity drainage in dipping reservoirs, to maintain pressure in solution gas drive reservoirs, and to form secondar gas caps in attic oil formations.

Nitrogen Generator

Air Products’ PRISM® gas generation systems provide a comprehensive range of safe, reliable, economical on-site supply options for your enhanced oil/gas recovery operation. Air Products works closely with you to understand your industrial gas application and select the optimal on-site gas generator supply solution.

Air Products’ PRISM® gas generation systems provide a comprehensive range of safe, reliable, economical on-site supply options for your enhanced oil/gas recovery operation. Air Products works closely with you to understand your industrial gas application and select the optimal on-site gas generator supply solution.

Nitrogen Recovery Unit

Low BTU natural gas must be upgraded to reach pipeline quality and be saleable. Once nitrogen is removed from natural gas via a nitrogen rejection unit, it can be vented or re-injected for enhanced oil and/or gas recovery. Whether the nitrogen content in the feed gas is fixed or varies widely, Air Products has the NRU to help turn your natural gas into a profitable commodity.

Low BTU natural gas must be upgraded to reach pipeline quality and be saleable. Once nitrogen is removed from natural gas via a nitrogen rejection unit, it can be vented or re-injected for enhanced oil and/or gas recovery. Whether the nitrogen content in the feed gas is fixed or varies widely, Air Products has the NRU to help turn your natural gas into a profitable commodity.

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