Category: Midstream Oil and Gas

Class VI Carbon Sequestration Wells – What Are They?

Written by Welcome on July 26, 2022
class vi wells

Limiting carbon-based emissions released into the atmosphere is a major way of improving the natural environment and reversing some of the harmful effects of climate change. A great way to facilitate this environment-friendly change is using CCUS technology. A key element in CCUS are class VI carbon sequestration wells. The Purpose of Injection Wells Injection […]

Meter Prover – How Flow Meter Prover System Work

Written by Welcome on December 5, 2019
master meter proving system

Hydrocarbon liquid flow through pipelines needs constant monitoring to ensure it is being transported under the right conditions. Flow meters that help ensure the proper measurement of pipeline liquids may become faulty with prolonged use and give misleading results used in performance monitoring and oil and gas measurement. Effective flow meter calibration can be achieved […]

What Is a Compressor Station & How Does It Work?

Written by Welcome on December 3, 2019
what is a compressor station?

Natural gas must travel long distances from the oil & gas production fields to industry users and end customers. While the invention and application of pipeline transportation have made the delivery of natural gas quicker, safer and more cost-effective, several technical challenges arise from this means of distribution. Gas transported over long distances will experience […]

What Is a Heater Treater in O&G and How Does It Work?

Written by Welcome on November 19, 2019
how a heater-treater works oil and gas

Fluid/gas separation is an essential aspect of midstream oil and gas applications, utilized in a wide range of devices and equipment. A well stream flowing from a reservoir contains water molecules that must be removed from the well stream before entering a pipeline for transport to a refinery for processing. An effective piece of equipment […]

Two Phase Separator vs. Three Phase Separator Differences

Written by Welcome on November 5, 2019
two-phase separator vs. three-phase separator

Natural gas operators utilize several devices to purify well streams in offshore and onshore facilities before carrying out oil and gas measurement and sale. Dehydrating natural gas helps to prevent several problems that occur in storage and transportation such as corrosion of storage vessels, inaccuracies in the metering of gas flow, and the presence of […]

Features & Benefits of Pipeline Transportation – Why Pipelines Are Needed

Written by Welcome on October 22, 2019
benefits of pipeline transportation

Oil pipelines are steel or polyethylene tubes through which large quantities of crude and refined petroleum derivatives can be channeled. Why do we need pipelines rather than alternative forms of transporting oil and gas derivatives? This article will highlight the features of pipeline transport and consider the benefits derived from their use. What Are Pipelines […]

Factors Affecting Performance Pumping Solids

Written by Welcome on August 20, 2019
factors that affect performance pumping solids

Both the mechanical and hydraulic performance of a centrifugal pump will be affected when handling a solid liquid mixture. Solids in suspension in the liquid cannot absorb, store, or transmit pressure energy, as can a liquid. Pressure exerted by a fluid on the walls of a container is caused by the bombardment of molecules freely […]

Net Positive Suction Head for Centrifugal Pumps

Written by Welcome on August 13, 2019
what is NPSH in centrifugal pumps?

What Is NPSH in Centrifugal Pumps? Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) is a measurement used to determine the ability of a pump to handle liquid without cavitation. Before methods of figuring NPSH are discussed, cavitation should be examined. What Is Cavitation in Centrifugal Pumps? The term “cavitation” for pumps refers to a condition within the […]

Metering and Measurement of Oil and Gas and How It Works

Written by Welcome on July 30, 2019
oil and gas measurement

Oil and gas metering or measurement is the phase along the hydrocarbon supply value chain where exploration and production (E&P) efforts turn into profits for operators, investors, and other relevant stakeholders. Hydrocarbon metering is carried out using specialized and high-precision equipment to ensure accuracy. Interested in a Lease Automatic Custody Transfer Unit for your oilfield […]

Types of Pumps in Oil and Gas Industry – Upstream, Midstream, Downstream

Written by Welcome on June 25, 2019
different types of pumps in oil and gas industry

Industrial pumps are essential devices required in every phase of oil and gas operations. Basically, they help transfer process fluids from one point to another. For example, a pump can be used to transfer crude oil from a storage tank to a pipeline and mud pumps are used to circulate drilling mud into the annulus […]

What Is In-line Blending? – Systems & Process Advantages

Written by Welcome on June 11, 2019
chemical in-line blending system

In-line blending is a viable alternative to the conventional in-tank blending technique, offering significant cost benefits to bunker operators. This article will discuss this blending technique, its applications, and benefits. What Is in-line Blending? In-line blending, or continuous blending is the process of mixing crude oil or petrochemical feedstocks (blend components) to produce a homogenous […]

Predict-Plus Remote Pump Monitoring System – Avoid Downtime Today!

Written by Welcome on April 23, 2019
remote pump monitoring system

PumpWorks, a DXP Company, just launched an updated version of their Predict-Plus pump monitoring system. As leading modular process skid manufacturers for Midstream O&G, IFS uses PumpWorks Pumps on our Midstream packaged products. We’re excited to offer the Gen 2 Predict-Plus pump health monitoring tool. Do you want to know your critical LACT units are […]

IFS Supplies 30”, 20” & 16” Metering Packages for Major Midstream Company

Written by Welcome on March 5, 2019
metering package for gray oak pipeline

A major Midstream company approved the construction of a new crude oil pipeline, spanning from the West Texas Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast. The pipeline will create reliable access to crude oil in the region, bringing more growth to the Texas energy industry. The current pipeline route will run 850 miles from the Permian […]

What Is Midstream Oil & Gas?

Written by Welcome on January 8, 2019
what is midstream oil and gas?

The entire oil and gas energy value chain can be classified into upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas operations. Let’s take a quick look at these three oil and gas industry segments. The first phase (upstream operations) comprises all the activities and technologies involved in searching for, drilling, and producing hydrocarbons in commercial quantities. […]

Control Valve vs. Regulators for Gas Pressure Reduction? – How to Decide

Written by Welcome on November 27, 2018
control valve vs. regulator

Pressure regulators and pressure relief or control valves are important instruments in the oil and gas industry used for the same purpose – automated fluid control. However, the two instruments differ fundamentally in operation and design. It is important for operators, engineers, and other relevant stakeholders to understand the differences between these devices in order […]

What Is NGL? – Measurement Techniques

Written by Welcome on November 20, 2018
what is NGL?

Following the U.S. shale boom which saw the country become a major producer of oil and gas, production of Natural Gas Liquids from the gas component also proliferated. The prices of these products correlate closely with the crude oil price on the market. Due to the huge demand for these products on a global scale […]

What Is a Coriolis Flow Meter in O&G, and How Does It Work?

Written by Welcome on October 30, 2018
Coriolis mass flow meter

Within the oil and gas industry, there are a number of different options for metering flowrate. Over the years, Coriolis flow meters have become increasingly popular for liquid and gas measurement among oil and gas skid manufacturers and users. Although the initial costs for a Coriolis flow meter are higher that some types of metering, […]

Flow Meter Types Used in Midstream Oil and Gas

Written by Welcome on October 25, 2018
flow meters used in petroleum industries

For as long as there has been commercial oil and gas extraction, the industry has faced the challenge of accurate measurement. From allocating production to each well’s stakeholders to monitoring the oil and gas delivered, everyone involved in the oil and gas industry has a vested interest in ensuring flow measurements are correct. Over the […]

IFS Ships Modular Crude Oil Pumping Station

Written by Welcome on March 27, 2018
modular crude oil pumping station

IFS recently completed the design, fabrication, wet testing and shipment of a Modular Crude Oil Pumping Station for Mandaree North Dakota.  The Modular Crude Oil Pump Station included: Welded I-Beam structure Insulated/heated building Integral sump (2) 100% Crude Oil Pumps/electric motors Overhead Bridge crane/hoist Suction/discharge piping Isolation/check valves Control valves Instrumentation Electrical switchgear with Variable […]

Tallgrass Meter Skid for Wyoming Gathering System

Written by Welcome on March 20, 2018

IFS recently supplied a metering skid to Tallgrass Energy in Wright, Wyoming.  The metering package is 11’ wide by 36’ long by 12′ high with an insulated, pre-manufactured enclosure for operation in cold climates.  An explosion proof ROC control system acts as the brains of the metering skid system that manages Input/Output signals in addition to metering […]

6 Well Head LACT Units Provided by IFS

Written by Welcome on February 2, 2018

IFS recently provided (6) Well Head Lease Automated Custody Transfer (LACT) units in Artic enclosures to Production Storage Measurement USA, a midstream company in Wyoming. In the PSM USA contract, IFS provided: (2) 4K BPD LACT units (2) 6K BPD LACT units (2) Dual 4K BPD LACT units The photos show the (2) 4K BPD LACT units […]

Ethane & Propane Metering Packages for Targa Midstream

Written by developer on June 5, 2017

Project Overview Integrated Flow Solutions was contracted by Targa Midstream to design and fabricate (1) Ethane Metering Package and (1) Propane Metering Package. The Metering Packages are custody transfer metering skids from a products manufacturer to one of the Targa gathering systems. Project Specs Ethane (C2) with a flow rate of 19,000 BPD to 30,000 […]

IFS and DXP Partnership

Written by Welcome on November 28, 2016

Integrated Flow Solutions was acquired by DXP Enterprises on January 2, 2014. This partnership now provides IFS with a much broader range of midstream oil and gas products and services as follows: Pumpworks API 610 and ANSI B73.1 centrifugal pumps used in product transfer, LACT units, pipeline and pipeline booster pump applications. IPS Integrated Pumping […]