Oil and gas companies, working with shrinking profit margins driven by today’s lower crude prices, know the importance of greater efficiency and cost reductions. Upstream and downstream operations are pressuring midstream partners to squeeze out better services while lowering costs.
There’s so much pressure to trim expenses while improving the quality of service that midstream companies must examine every aspect of operations to improve efficiencies.
H2S removal from your pipes and facilities is one area that has room for improvement to make you more competitive.
1.) Profit From A Lean Process
The current practice of cleaning Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) from pipelines and equipment with Triazine is not highly efficient and often leads to long-term equipment failure and lower profits. This H2S scavenger contradicts the whole concept of being lean.
You benefit from a lean process by identifying a problem and improving a process to remove as much waste as possible from the operation. That may be a waste of materials, labor, or time.
The SJ Environmental’s process of removing H2S with an absorbent satisfies all these lean criteria — and that results in better profits.
How do our H2S absorbents differ from Triazine’s non-lean methods?
- Reduce your waste of materials
Cleaning sour gas with Triazine doesn’t fully remove the gas from the equipment, it only modifies it and leaves behind a corrosive and damaging residue. Brimbsorb absorbent, from SJ Environmental (SJE) removes a higher concentration of H2S without creating those modified residues. That means you don’t have to perform this operation as often and the resulting condition of the pipes are cleaner, so they can last longer.
- Reduce your waste of time
The first lesson every businessman learns is “time is money.” The Triazine method involves an extra costly step. It requires a prep operation of washing down the pipes and equipment with water the day before executing the Triazine cleaning process. That adds another step, more resources, and more man-hours to the process. That’s not very lean — that’s sloppy operations management.
The absorbent cleaning process can be performed as a same-day service with no pre-washing. The absorbent method removes 10-15% more H2S, so it’s a more effective process utilizing less time — that’s lean efficiency!
2.) Improve Short-term Costs and Long-term ROI
Oil and gas operations demand a huge capital equipment investment. So, midstream operators must maintain that equipment over a long period of time to get every dime they can back out of it.
The damaging residue left behind from traditional H2S removal methods can corrode components, reduce pipeline flow due build-up, and clog up moving parts. All of this hinders daily operating efficiencies, and it can lead to premature replacement of pipes and parts. That is money a lean-operating midstream provider can’t afford to lose.
3.) SJE Can Start the Job Quick
A lean midstream operator must be able to react quickly to changing needs, and their vendors must be able to do the same. The well-established supply chain network of SJE enables us to be on location quickly.
Once on the scene, the H2S removal process can be quickly performed to keep your operations moving along. SJE has experience working with oil and gas companies of all sizes around the world, so we are well-prepared to satisfy your needs quickly and effectively.
Lean initiatives are born out of a need to perfect a process for greater profits and better quality. The midstream H2S removal process is ripe for lean improvements.
Your first step in this lean initiative is to contact us, and we’ll work with you to improve this important area of your business.