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Technical Paper: Feasibility Study on Application of Multiphase Pumping Towards Zero Gas Flaring in Nigeria

Society: SPE
Paper Number: 98800
Presentation Date: 2005
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Abstract

With the application of multiphase pumping unprocessed well effluent could be boosted over long distances without need for separation of phases. The Nigeria Oil Industry stands to benefit immensely from this application in the area of economical eradication of gas flaring, a menace that has robbed the industry of about $6.8 MM everyday. The conventional means of transferring gas to the sales point, which is by separation and compression, is very expensive which has occasioned the incessant flaring of associated gas. This paper compares the economic benefits of using MPP over the conventional method. Revenue from gas sales would benefit both the Nigerian government and the operators. Flares extinction would assure cleaner environment and reduction in health hazards, which have benefits of a global dimension.

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