ENPETROL has the capability to construct gathering units. In this segment, we have experience to meet the requirements of our clients.
Oil and Gas Gathering Lines are small-diameter pipelines move oil and natural gas from the wellhead to the oil or natural gas processing plant or to an interconnection with a larger mainline pipeline. Transporting oil and natural gas from the wellhead to the final customer involves several physical transfers of custody and multiple processing steps. Oil/natural gas pipeline system begins at the oil/natural gas producing well or field. Once the oil/gas leaves the producing well, a oil/gas gathering system directs the flow either to a oil/natural gas processing plant or directly to the mainline transmission grid, depending upon the initial quality of the wellhead product.
The processing plant produces pipeline-quality oil/natural gas. This oil/gas is then transported by pipeline to consumers or is put into underground storage for future use. Storage helps to maintain pipeline system operational integrity and/or to meet customer requirements during peak-usage periods.
Transporting oil/natural gas from wellhead to market involves a series of processes and an array of physical facilities. Among these are:
Oil/Gas Processing Plant – This operation extracts Oil/natural gas liquids and impurities from the Oil/natural gas stream
Mainline Transmission Systems – These wide-diameter, long-distance pipelines transport natural gas from the producing area to market areas.
Market Hubs/Centers – Locations where pipelines intersect and flows are transferred.
Underground Storage Facilities – Natural gas is stored in depleted oil and gas reservoirs, aquifers, and salt caverns for future use.
Peak Shaving – System design methodology permitting a natural gas pipeline to meet short-term surges in customer demands with minimal infrastructure. Peaks can be handled by using gas from storage or by short-term line-packing.