The reactor is the central part of the petrochemical plant. It is in this part of the plan when the feedstock materials are chemically reacted and transformed into the desired end products. Catalytic crackers, regenerators, and fractionators are, broadly speaking, reactor vessels.
A type of reservoir trap composed of rocks made of the skeletal remains of marine animals.
The manufacturing process that turns crude oil into different petroleum products.
Reformer & Catalytic Reformer
The reformer is the first part of the ammonia-urea and methanol production process. The natural gas feedstock is combined with steam and converted to carbon dioxide and hydrogen prior to being further processed into ammonia or methanol. In a catalytic reformer a catalyst is used to aid the conversion process.
A porous and permeable rock e.g. sandstone, limestone or dolomite, which contains petroleum in quantity.
The unproduced oil or gas in place in a formation that remains but is still recoverable.
A measure of the resistance of rock and its contained fluids to the passage of electrical current.
The common method of well drilling involving the cutting of a hole by rotating a bit at the bottom of a column of drill pipe.
A driller’s helper and worker on a drilling rig.