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SWC Insider - 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Welcome to the SWC Insider. If you have comments, information or suggestions you would like to share, please feel free to contact us at swc@ems.psu.edu

  1. Request for Proposals Announcement (RFP)
  2. 2008 SWC Spring Meeting, Washington DC
  3. New Executive Council Representatives
  4. A Low Cost 2-Tower Micro Scale N2 Rejection System to Upgrade Low-BTU Gas from Stripper Wells Progresses
  5. New members
  6. Industry Tidbits-Enhanced Well Flow

Request for Proposals Announcement (RFP)

Proposals are being solicited from the SWC Full and Supporting Members in the following four focus areas:

  • Reservoir remediation, characterization, and operations
  • Well-bore clean-up
  • Surface and collection optimization
  • Environmental

The RFP is available on the website at http://www.energy.psu.edu/swc/fundedopp.html. Proposals are due on April 10, 2008 at 4:00pm EST.

SWC 2008 Spring Meeting, Washington, DC

The 2008 Spring Meeting for the Stripper Well Consortium will held at the Doubletree Hotel, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW; Washington D.C. on April 24-25, 2008. An evening reception is planned for April 23rd. The meeting will offer technology results from SWC projects. In addition, the meeting will be the opportunity to hear presentations from all proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals. The Executive Council will meet immediately following the close of the general session to consider and suggest projects for co-funding.

The Doubletree Hotel is located a few blocks from the White House and is within easy walking distance of many of the main attractions. Mark your calendar to come, enjoy DC in the spring time and support this important program. The hotel information, meeting registration form, and updates are posted on the SWC website: http://www.energy.psu.edu/swc/meetings.html

New Executive Council Representatives

Congratulations to the new representatives for the SWC Executive Council for 2008-2009. The new members of the council are:

  • Fred Fesenmyer, Minard Run Oil Company
  • Kirby Walker, Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services
  • Paul Herzing, Texas Keystone, Inc.

The new members will join the following members who will continue to serve until the end of 2007:

  • Dee Combs, Chesapeake Energy
  • William Fustos, East Resources
  • John Holko, Lenape Resources
  • James Ashbaugh, Pennsylvania General Energy

Council's responsibilities include attending a 2-day proposal meeting to review and select proposal for SWC funding, to participate either in person or via teleconference in other Council meetings, and are encouraged to serve on Ad hoc committees to steer the SWC research projects. The new members will join the current EC members at the 2008 Spring Meeting on April 24-25, 2008 in Washington DC.

New Members

The SWC welcomes the following new members for 2008.

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Woodlands, TX
  • Enhanced Well Flow, Ragley, LA
  • Global Technology Transfer, Tulsa, OK
  • IACX Energy, Dallas, TX
  • InterRep Division Patton Enterprises, Tulsa, OK
  • Linn Energy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Newell Energy Crop, Norcross, GA
  • Production Resources, Englewood, CO


A Low Cost 2-Tower Micro Scale N2 Rejection System to Upgrade Low-BTU Gas from Stripper Wells Progresses

The 2007 project to design and demonstrate a micro-scale pressure swing adsorption plant tailored to small, shallow, low-BTU gas fields completed construction of the plant in mid-December 2007. For a complete update, view the KU report.

Industry Tidbits - Enhanced Well Flow

Member company Enhanced Well Flow, Ragley, LA has released an update on lab tests that were performed on petroleum coke light ends. Enhanced reports extracting light end distillates from petroleum coke with their FWT-91 (ULTRA). The tests were performed to prove to refineries that capture of light ends was possible and to further show that in the crude form the crude was more pure and contaminants were dropped. Additional information can be found at: http://www.oilproductionenhancement.com.

To learn more about the SWC, please contact:
Mr. Joel Morrison (814) 865-4802 or e-mail at swc@ems.psu.edu.

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