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Study Details Management of Mercury for Production Facilities

The paper provides an approach to mitigating the adverse effects of mercury found in production fields, including treatment-facility requirements and suitable technologies for production fields and onshore facilities.

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The objective of the complete paper is to provide an approach to mitigating the adverse effects of mercury found in production fields. It includes an evaluation of treatment-facility requirements and suitable technologies for production fields and facilities. The evaluation covers assessment of pipeline integrity and managing unexpected increases in mercury content to ensure that mercury removal units (MRU) can treat gas within design specifications.

Introduction

Mercury is present as a contaminant in many oil and gas reservoirs; southeast Asia is a well-known for high concentrations of mercury. The presence of mercury poses a threat to the operator’s integrated upstream value chain.

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