|Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)|
|Technical Solution Project Group|
|Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) works with Japanese companies to develop technology for environment protection and energy development: Gas to Liquids (GTL) uses the CO2 in natural gas as a feedstock and converts it to energy, Flocculation and Magnetic Separation (FMS) is a compact water treatment system and oil/water separation technology which can treat discharge to criteria required for coastal areas, and R & D for the development of high sensitivity observation gamma-ray camera technology with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), to help visualize NORMs(naturally occurring radioactive materials) for radiation management.|
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|1. At oil and gas production facilities, it has been revealed that it is not uncommon for highly concentrated naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs) to exist. NORMs, which can be the most fatal pollutant for workers and the environment, are difficult to detect.
JOGMEC is carrying out R&D to apply a world-class gamma-ray camera, which has been developed for high-sensitivity observations of gamma-ray astronomy by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), to help visualize
NORM visualization allows workers, who have received almost no training in radiation management, to make a judgment regarding an instant evacuation against high radiation exposure.
Compared to labour-intensive conventional NORM measurements, this innovative technology enables measurement of both radiation dose and radionuclides in near real-time.
2. The FMS（Flocculation and Magnetic-Separation produced water treatment system) is as compact as can be rigged on offshore platforms where only small spaces are allowed.
At the same time, it is a small scale oil/water separator unit with high performance to meet the permissible oil content and suspended solid levels among water discharge criteria for coastal areas.
For example, hundreds of ppm of oil and/or suspended solids contents in produced water can be decreased to 15 ppm or even below.
3. Gas to Liquids (GTL) technology produces petroleum oil products from natural gas via chemical reactions. GTL has been drawing attention as a new means for monetizing gas fields. JAPAN-GTL Process were developed by 6 leading Japanese private-sector companies in association with JOGMEC.
This ground breaking technology is a GTL production process that uses CO2 contained in natural gas as a feedstock and is capable of converting CO2, one of major greenhouse gas, into energy. This technology is expected to facilitate developing gas fields which remain untapped worldwide.
4. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane are emitted into the atmosphere from oil and gas fields as well as from other sources. If CO2 and methane can be efficiently separated, the separated CO2 can be used as a valuable resource, and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.
So far, Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation have been studying novel zeolite membrane, MSM-1, which has the world's top-ranking performance in the area of separating CO2 and methane.
JOGMEC promotes the development of low-cost, compact CO2 separation systems using MSM-1 for the development of oil and gas fields containing high concentrations of CO2. The separated CO2 will be utilized for the oil and gas recovery process, such as CO2-EOR or CO2-fracturing.
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