Yamal LNG OAO will us BASF’s technology for removing carbon dioxide from natural gas, reported BASF.
Use of the technology, marketed under the Oase brand, is a prerequisite for LNG production. Yamal LNG is owned by Novatek OAO, 80%, and Total, 20% (OGJ Online, Oct. 6, 2011).
In October 2010, the Russian Federation approved the large-scale plan for LNG production development on the Yamal Peninsula. Yamal LNG, as a pilot project, provides for construction of an LNG plant with output of more than 15 million tonnes/year.
The plant will take feed from Yuzhno-Tambeyskoe field with proven and probable reserves as of Dec. 31, 2011, of 879 billion cu m. Transport infrastructure, including a seaport and an airport near Sabetta, northeast of Yamal, is to be built within the project.