OILPRO


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COMPANY PROFILE

OILPRO SA is engaged in the exploration, development, production and sale of oil and gas, and the refining, transportation and sale of petroleum products.


CRUDE OIL

Petroleum (L. petroleum, from Greek: πέτρα (rock) + Latin: oleum) is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geologic formations beneath the Earth’s surface, which is commonly refined into various types of fuels. It consists of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other liquid organic compounds. The name petroleum covers both naturally occurring unprocessed crude oil and petroleum products that are made up of refined crude oil. A fossil fuel, petroleum is formed when large quantities of dead organisms, usually zooplankton and algae, are buried underneath sedimentary rock and subjected to intense heat and pressure.

Petroleum is recovered mostly through oil drilling. This comes after the studies of structural geology (at the reservoir scale), sedimentary basin analysis, reservoir characterization (mainly in terms of the porosity and permeability of geologic reservoir structures). It is refined and separated, most easily by boiling point, into a large number of consumer products, from gasoline (petrol) and kerosene to asphalt and chemical reagents used to make plastics and pharmaceuticals. Petroleum is used in manufacturing a wide variety of materials, and it is estimated that the world consumes about 100 million barrels each day.

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PRODUCTS


Petroleum products are usually grouped into three categories


light distillates

LPG

gasoline

naphtha

middle distillates

kerosene

diesel

heavy distillates and residuum

heavy fuel oil

lubricating oils

wax

asphalt

This classification is based on the way crude oil is distilled and separated into fractions (called distillates and residuum) as in the above drawing.


Liquified petroleum gas (LPG)

Gasoline (also known as petrol)

Naphtha

Kerosene and related jet aircraft fuels

Diesel fuel

Fuel oils

Lubricating oils

Paraffin wax

Asphalt and tar

Petroleum coke

Sulfur


GAS

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas (predominantly methane, CH4) that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage or transport.

 

Liquefied natural gas takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state. It is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. Hazards include flammability after vaporization into a gaseous state, freezing and asphyxia.

 

A typical LNG process. The gas is first extracted and transported to a processing plant where it is purified by removing any condensates such as water, oil, mud, as well as other gases such as CO2 and H2S. An LNG process train will also typically be designed to remove trace amounts of mercury from the gas stream to prevent mercury amalgamizing with aluminium in the cryogenic heat exchangers. The gas is then cooled down in stages until it is liquefied. LNG is finally stored in storage tanks and can be loaded and shipped.

 

The liquefaction process involves removal of certain components, such as dust, acid gases, helium, water, and heavy hydrocarbons, which could cause difficulty downstream.

The natural gas is then condensed into a liquid at close to atmospheric pressure (maximum transport pressure set at around 25 kPa (4 psi)) by cooling it to approximately −162 °C  (−260 °F).

 

LNG achieves a higher reduction in volume than compressed natural gas (CNG) so that the /volumetric/ energy density of LNG is 2.4 times greater than that of CNG or 60 percent of that of diesel fuel.[1] This makes LNG cost efficient to transport over long distances where pipelines do not exist. Specially designed cryogenic sea vessels (LNG carriers) or cryogenic road tankers are used for its transport.

 

LNG is principally used for transporting natural gas to markets, where it is regasified and distributed as pipeline natural gas. It can be used in natural gas vehicles, although it is more common to design vehicles to use compressed natural gas. Its relatively high cost of production and the need to store it in expensive cryogenic tanks have hindered widespread commercial use.

 

A patent for LNG was filed in 1914 and the first commercial production was in 1917.

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LNG-terminal

LNG

RIGS

OILPRO SA, provided these customers and partners the best solutions Package Rig oil drilling Contractors for drilling. Oil Drilling rig package for sale worldwide meet IADC requirements to oil and gas drilling contractors. Oil drilling rig package. Sale of oil drilling rigs for drilling contracts worldwide.

OILPRO SA, aims to stand out in all its activities by delivering :

  • Maximised uptime and drilling efficiency
  • A high level of safety
  • An optimum working environment

A drilling rig is a machine which creates holes in the ground. Drilling rigs can be massive structures housing equipment used to drill water wells, oil wells, or natural gas extraction wells, or they can be small enough to be moved manually by one person and are called augers. sample sub-surface mineral deposits, test rock, soil and groundwater physical properties, and also can be used to install sub-surface fabrications, such as underground utilities, instrumentation, tunnels or wells. Drilling rigs can be mobile equipment mounted on trucks, tracks or trailers, or more permanent land or marine-based structures (such as oil platforms, commonly called ‘offshore oil rigs’ even if they don’t contain a drilling rig).

 

The term « rig » therefore generally refers to the complex of equipment that is used to penetrate the surface of the Earth’s crust.

Drilling rigs can be :

 

  • Small to medium sized and mobile, such as those used in mineral exploration drilling, blast-hole, water wells and environmental investigations.
  • Large and capable of drilling through thousands of metres of the Earth’s crust. Large « mud pumps » circulate drilling mud (slurry) through the drill bit and up the casing annulus, for cooling and removing the « cuttings » while a well is drilled. Hoists in the rig can lift hundreds of tons of pipe. Other equipment can force acid or sand into reservoirs to facilitate extraction of the oil or natural gas; and in remote locations there can be permanent living accommodation and catering for crews (which may be more than a hundred).
    Marine rigs may operate many hundreds of miles or kilometres distant from the supply base with infrequent crew rotation or cycle.

SHIPPING

An individual nation’s fleet and the people that crew

it are referred to as its merchant navy or merchant marine.

Merchant shipping is the lifeblood of

the world economy, carrying 90% of international trade

with 102’194 commercial ships worldwide.

 

On rivers and canals, barges are often used

to carry bulk cargo.

RECYCLING

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OILPRO SA, does responsible recycling.

OILPRO SA, is active in the protection of NATURE.

OILPRO SA, is a partner with FCL AMBIENTE SrL, specialized in all kinds of recycling waste.

OILPRO SA, working for clean energy and for nature protection.

OILPRO SA, recycling waste responsibly (RwR) with all certifications and authorizations for the tranquility of its customers.

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CONTACT US

OILPRO SA
LUGANO – TI
SWITZERLAND

office@oilpro.ch