The article gives an example of the Samara oblast fields to present methods allowing for the sustainable use of the associated gas. It shows how specifics of the associated gas production and processing in this region relates to the composition of the produced gas and undercapacity of the receiving plants. To attribute the associated gas composition to the volume of its production by the development targets, a complex approach is developed. Sour gas calculation method is developed for the field surface facilities. This method creates a possibility to make the proper quality production of the associated gas more manageable for an oil producing company, and to ensure that the plants receive a maximum amount of the associated gas.
Materials and methods
To increase the sustainability of use of the associated gas, an AG composition simulation method is suggested for the oil and gas gathering facilities. Certain input data are applied for the calculation, which include regional geology, gathering logistic scheme, gas composition, and gas volumetric production by the development targets. The article describes a method to calculate acid aggressive components in the AG supplied to the gas processing plants from the
associated gas, gas processing plants, sour gases, sustainable use level, gas composition, gas output