OSHOT: Recovered sulfur from oil, gas operations set to rise

The amount of sulfur recovered from global oil and gas operations is set to increase by the equivalent of 30% of current production during 2011-16, according to Uday Parekh of DEVCO, Tulsa. Speaking July 24 at a sulfur forum before the Oil Sands & Heavy Oil Technologies Conference & Exhibition in Calgary, Parekh said 70% of the more than 15 million tonnes/year (tpy) of the new supply will come from producing countries on the Persian Gulf and in Central Asia. Increases from the Persian Gulf, Parekh said, will be United Arab Emirates to 6.5 million tpy by 2016 from 1.8 million tpy now, Saudi Arabia to 4.4 million tpy from 3.2 million tpy, Qatar to 2.4 million tpy from 1.3 million tp...

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