Nexen – Balzac Plant Optimization

Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. (GLE) provided optimizations at the Balzac Gas Plant. Project scope included:

  • Gas plant operations and maintenance engineering support including process optimization support, AFE costing, project scheduling and control and equipment procurement services
  • Detailed engineering and installation supervision for new pumps and redesigned piping systems for Truck and Railcar LPG loadout
  • Provided engineering support for 2002 turnaround including: Supervisory engineering support for sulphur pit rebuilding, design of new sulphur pit eductor system, design modifications to sulfreen unit, process piping and vessel upgrades
  • Detailed engineering with pipe stress calculations and field installation supervision for a new expansion loop to the steam and liquid sulphur piping systems in the VAT area of the plant
  • Feasibility studies for a 230% plant expansion to 160 MMSCF/d including field data collection, plant simulation, cost estimation and definition of required plant modifications