UTEC AUVs set to support Saipem at Zohr offshore project in Egypt

Gavia near shoreItalian oilfield contractor Saipem has contracted UTEC, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, to support Saipem’s operation for deepwater Zohr gas field development project in Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean sea

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Interview: Dow seeks to meet gas treatment challenges

Markets Refining480Dow has a strong presence in Egypt and Libya. Adriano Gentilucci, commercial director − IMEA for Dow Oil, Gas & Mining, speaks to Oil Review Middle East about the company’s ambitions on the continent

What is Dow’s pedigree in gas treating solutions?

For more than 65 years, Dow has led the way in gas treating. Today we offer one of the broadest and most in-depth portfolios of gas treatment products, services and technologies for natural gas applications in the world. 

Our UCARSOL™ solvents, specialty amines and specialised technologies – together with unsurpassed industry expertise – bring you the most advanced solutions available for gas treatment. Dow’s core expertise in gas treating also lies in providing engineering consultancy services and simulation capabilities to engineering companies and oil and gas operators backed by more than 1,000 references worldwide dealing with a wide range of gas compositions and process conditions.

The Dow AMINE MANAGEMENT™ Program is a comprehensive gas-sweetening service program that targets the gas treating amine systems to achieve environmental compliance while improving reliability, reducing energy costs and preserving the integrity of assets. Dow AMP is tailored to each customer’s performance objectives, of process optimisation, energy efficiency and asset integrity, ultimately helping them optimise total system costs. The service program uses Dow’s proprietary state-of-the-art simulation software, which offers customers best-in-class performance prediction technology.

All Dow’s UCARSOLTM™ customers have access to this programme. Our important customers usually have a dedicated technical resource onsite working closely with the facility’s operational team to help ensure that the gas plant is operating at optimal performance.

Why are companies moving towards hybrid solvent in place of physical and chemical solvents?

An important trend is the tightening of regulations for controlling emissions that are in line with international standards. As a result, it is no longer sufficient to just remove H2S from natural gas to meet regulation, but the removal of other exotic contaminants, such as mercaptans. The removal of these requires a different approach and more specialised amine technology. To address this need, Dow introduced hybrid solvents, a combination of chemical and physical solvents which are capable of removing organic sulfur compounds from natural gas streams, with reduced hydrocarbon uptake compared to physical solvents, while still reaching the customer’s stringent gas specifications on acid gas removal. These hybrid solvents can be applied at natural gas plants and refineries, and be extended to other potential applications in the oil and gas industry. Over the last few years, Dow has invested in further R&D efforts to develop an accurate simulator tool for hybrid solvents.

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Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority sign gas agreement

SEWA SNOC Signing Left Right Dr. Rashid Alleem Chairman of SEWA Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council and President of SNOC

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) targeting the supply of natural gas for power generation in the Emirate of Sharjah

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Cedigaz show moderate growth in global natural gas demand in 2016

29801134683 a9c4631cd0 kNatural gas consumption grew 1.6 per cent to 3528 bcm in 2016, according to CEDIGAZ, driven by multiple structural and temporary factors

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Air Liquide Arabia starts up the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in KSA

2015 7112Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR) have announced on 9 May, the startup of the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in Jubail, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia

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