Gas Storage Injection Withdrawal

  • Storage Withdrawal 1
    Why Do You Store Natural Gas?
    Storage Withdrawal 2
    Storage
    Storage Withdrawal 3
    Withdrawal
    Storage Withdrawal 4
    Sent to Pipelines
  • Storage Withdrawal 1

    Why Do You Store Natural Gas?

    Natural gas is stored and withdrawn for a number of reasons. Whether used to meet typical demand, or as a strategic reserve during a low priced market or unanticipated supply shortage, gas storage and withdrawal plays an important role in maintaining a stable natural gas market.



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    Storage

    Natural gas can be stored underground in depleted oil or gas reservoirs, salt formation caverns, and mined underground caverns. Often, fairly high pressures are used for greater stored volumes of gas.



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    Withdrawal

    The storage withdrawal process is similar to a natural gas gathering application. Natural gas is withdrawn through the same well in which it was originally stored.



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    Sent to Pipelines

    Once the natural gas is withdrawn, it is compressed and sent through pipelines for use in power generation and the heating of homes and businesses.




  • Specialized Components

    Ariel offers application specific components engineered to ensure the performance, safety, and reliability of your natural gas storage and withdrawal operations.

    Specialized Cylinders

    Gas storage applications often require higher pressures for the injection / storage phase. Ariel offers forged steel cylinders capable of the higher pressure demands of gas storage applications.

    Specialized Cylinder Lubrication

    Ariel offers separate cylinder and packing lubricant for high discharge pressure applications, including natural gas storage.

    Water Cooled Packing Cases

    Water cooled packing cases help to remove the heat generated as the piston rod/packing friction increases with the higher pressures and piston speed related to high pressure applications.

    Wide Range of Operating Conditions

    Reduced piston speeds, water cooled packing, and increased lube rates lower and remove the heat generated between the rod and the pressure packing.


  • Case Studies

  • Momentum

    An independent midstream energy company provides oil and gas producers with flexible, responsive and reliable midstream services from the wellhead to the market. The Daybrook compressor station utilizes one KBZ/2 and two KBZ/4 Ariel compressors in order to provide its customers with the compression they need to transport natural gas to their end users.

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    Mondarra Gas Storage Facility

    Learn how Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure company utilizes two Ariel KBU/6 reciprocating compressors to deliver natural gas throughout the nation.

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    Southern Pines Energy Center

    Southern Pines is a high-deliverability, FERC-regulated, salt dome storage facility located in Green County, Mississippi. With three caverns currently in operation, this facility is able to provide a full range of firm and interruptible storage, hub and wheeling services.

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    To view more Ariel Case Studies, please visit our Ariel In The Field page.