Fixed-bed technology purifies rich gas with H 2 S, Hg

Elizabeth F. Rhodes BP Amoco Seal Sands, England Paul J. Openshaw, Peter J.H. Carnell Synetix Billingham, England Treating dense-phase natural gas with fixed-bed technology has proven effective and economic at the North Sea terminal for Central Area Transmission System (CATS). CATS is a joint venture of BP Amoco, BG, Amerada Hess, Phillips, Agip, and Fina, and operated by BP Amoco. The terminal receives rich gas from several fields that is relatively sweet, but small amounts of H2S and Hg are present and must be removed. Fixed-bed technology was selected as the most economic purification process, while minimizing hydrocarbon loss and operator involvement. Co...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected