Ari Minkkinen, Joseph Y. M. Larue Institut Francais du Petrole Paris
Suru Patel Petro-Canada Inc. Calgary
Jean-Francois Levier IFP Enterprises Texas Inc. Houston
A process has been developed by Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) to treat natural-gas using methanol as a single, basic solvent to dehydrate, control dew point, recover hydrocarbon liquids, and sweeten produced gas.
The impetus for IFP's research and developmental efforts which began in 1986 was to integrate the functional process steps-dehydration, NGL extraction, and acid-gas removal-into a compact solvent process with which water, NGL, and acid gases could ...