Brazos Midstream lets contract for gas plant upgrades

Dec. 17, 2020
Brazos Midstream Holdings has let a contract to Honeywell International Inc. subsidiary UOP LLC to deliver technology licensing for the upgrade of two cryogenic natural gas processing plants at the company’s operations in Reeves County, Tex.

Brazos Midstream Holdings LLC has let a contract to Honeywell International Inc. subsidiary UOP LLC to deliver technology licensing for the upgrade of two cryogenic natural gas processing plants at the company’s operations in Reeves County, Tex., in the Permian basin.

As part of the contract, UOP will upgrade two existing 200-MMcfd gas processing plants from gas subcooled process (GSP) to UOP-owned Ortloff recycle split vapor (RSV) technology, a newly developed technology that can increase recovery of more ethane and propane, UOP said on Dec. 17.

Designed to improve conventional GSP cryogenic gas processing by recycling the gas product to increase the recovery rate of NGLs from about 92% to nearly 100%, the Ortloff RSV technology will enable Brazos Midstream’s two plants to better process NGL-rich gas produced in the region to improve operating margins, according to UOP.

While neither UOP nor Brazos Midstream provided additional details on the proposed upgrade or a timeline for its commissioning, UOP did confirm its UOP Russell business will provide fabrication and assembly of the modular RSV units.

Brazos Midstream previously let a contract to UOP to provide engineering, fabrication, and supply of proprietary UOP Russell modular cryogenic NGL-recovery units for its Comanche I, II, and III plants in the Delaware portion of the Permian basin (OGJ Online, Jan. 23, 2018; Oct. 10, 2017).