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More than 70% of Bakken shale oil crude is transported by rail each year to key refining areas; keeping rail terminals in operation is essential. A Gulf Coast rail terminal operator transferring Bakken shale oil from a railcar to terminal storage found hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels at approximately 300 ppm in the vapor space of the railcar.
Before the shale oil could be transferred the H2S levels had to be lowered to protect the terminal employees from exposure and to meet the terminal’s environmental regulations. To complicate the situation, the rail terminal was extremely congested, and there wasn’t much room to solve the problem using conventional methods. The terminal operator contacted Baker Hughes for help.
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