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Title:
METHOD, SYSTEM,AND PRODUCTION AND STORAGE FACILITY FOR OFFSHORE LPG AND LNG PROCESSING OF ASSOCIATED GASES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/030476
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A method, system and production and storage facility is disclosed for offshore LPG and LNG processing of associated gases. The system includes a first production facility and a second production and storage facility. The first facility receives and processes produced fluids to produce crude oil, water and rich associated gases. The second facility includes a gas treatment unit for processing the rich associated gases to remove contaminants and produce a treated gas stream of hydrocarbons. The second facility also has at least one LPG and/or LNG production unit for producing one of LPG and/or LNG from the treated gas stream. At least one storage tank on the second facility stores at least one of the LPG and/or LNG. The second production facility may be a retrofit LNG or LPG carrier. The treatment unit, LPG and/or LNG production and needed offloading facilities and equipment can be added to the LNG/LPG carrier. Existing storage tanks can be modified as needed or else new storage tanks can also be added.

Inventors:
KOLODZIEJ, Edwin J. (6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, California, 94583, US)
Application Number:
US2011/046724
Publication Date:
March 08, 2012
Filing Date:
August 05, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. (6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, California, 94583, US)
KOLODZIEJ, Edwin J. (6001 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, California, 94583, US)
International Classes:
B63B35/44; B63B25/12; C10L3/10; C10L3/12; E21B43/34
Foreign References:
US6094937A2000-08-01
US20100000251A12010-01-07
US6250244B12001-06-26
US7299760B22007-11-27
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SCHULTE, Richard J. et al. (Chevron Corporation Law Department, Post Office Box 6006San Ramon, California, 94583-0806, US)
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