Desert project illustrates selecting acid-gas removal technology

Mahmoud Abu El Ela Cairo University Egypt This article presents criteria that should be considered in preparing a short list of acid-gas removal processes that seem to be appropriate to meet treated-gas specifications. Final selection is on the basis of technical and economic criteria. A case study for development of gas producing fields of 200 MMscfd illustrates the technology selection process. A CO2-removal system is required in the designed facilities to reduce the CO2 content in the produced gas to 3% from 7.2%. The amine system and the membrane technology are initially selected. The technical and economic evaluations show that the two-stage membrane system is the most appropriate te...

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