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Honeywell UOP Separex™ system to be used for offshore gas purification plant
DES PLAINES, Ill., July 27, 2020 -- Honeywell UOP today announced that PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. (PCSB), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, will use UOP’s modular natural gas processing technology in the development of a 900 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) offshore gas purification plant in the Kasawari gas field located in the South China Sea, offshore Sarawak in Malaysia. The Kasawari gas field was discovered by PETRONAS in 2011.
UOP’s acid gas removal technology, which includes UOP’s MemGuard™ and Separex™ technologies and adsorbents to remove contaminants such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and mercury from natural gas, will be used at the facility. Once built, it will rank among the largest offshore gas treatment systems in the world. These systems are ideal for remote locations and offshore locations, reducing costs with faster delivery and start-up and with increased efficiency in the bulk removal of contaminants.
“With its smaller footprint, weight and increased reliability and efficiency in removing contaminants, our modular Separex technology is especially suited to process natural gas for production and power generation in remote locations such as the Kasawari offshore field,” said Michael Cleveland, Vice President and General Manager of UOP’s Gas Processing business. “This frees up valuable space within the subsea pipelines that bring the gas from offshore to onshore and reduce moving parts which require minimum operator intervention.”
The gas processed at Kasawari will be further processed and liquefied at the existing Malaysia LNG complex (MLNG), to be exported globally for power generation. The elements of the membrane system will be produced in UOP’s Separex Membrane Manufacturing center in Penang, Malaysia.
UOP Separex membrane systems contain spiral wound membrane elements that remove acid gas and vapour phase water from natural gas streams. Decades of operation in natural gas service demonstrate that Separex membranes are the most durable type of membrane in the industry. To date, more than 130 Separex systems have been installed worldwide.
PETRONAS is an integrated global LNG producer with more than 37 years of experience, and more than 11,000 LNG cargoes safely delivered from its global portfolio of facilities in Malaysia, Australia, Egypt and in the future, Canada.
Honeywell UOP (https://uop.honeywell.com) is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com), a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.
About PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), is a leading exploration and production (E&P) company taking on increasingly challenging projects to bring new oil & gas supplies to the market. PCSB was incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 11 May 1978 and has its registered office at Tower 1, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The principal activities of PCSB are the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.
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