New catalyst-based technology removes contaminants from produced fluids

The Kalamkas field, Kazakhstan, is one site (above photo) with a demercapanization unit (below photo) that uses the G1Z-1 catalyst (Fig. 2).Click here to enlarge imageA new catalytic oxidation technology developed by the Saltanat Scientific Research Center removes sulfur compounds from oil and gas better than existing technologies in Kazakhstan. Click here to enlarge imageKazakhstan's producing facilities stand to gain at least $150 million/year in improved product quality and quantity by revamping existing gas plants with this technology.One main problem with Kazakhstan crudes is the presence of mercaptans, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and carbonyl sulfide (COS). The Tengiz field flar...

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