Natural Gas Processing Plants and the Technology That Drives Them

In the oil and gas sector, producing pipeline quality dry natural gas is the purpose of the gas processing plants we design and construct. At a very basic level, a natural gas processing plant cleans raw natural gas by separating impurities and various non-methane hydrocarbons and fluids. This results in the production of “pipeline quality” dry natural gas. But of course, today we also use gas processing plants to recover natural gas liquids (NGLS) and sulfur, among other services as well. Here is a closer look at some of the important technology used in natural gas processing plants across the country today.

For a natural gas processing plant in West Texas, we recently collaborated with the client’s primary fabrication and construction contractor to develop an EPC solution. The contractor leveraged our  natural gas process engineering expertise, partnerships with key process equipment suppliers, and our modular design expertise to bring this project to fruition. These efforts resulted in the successful on-time, on-budget delivery of the new operating facility.

When it came to the natural gas processing technology we recommended, the project featured Thomas Russel cryogenic modules, two 1,050 GPM amine liquid heaters, two 15.5 GPM triethylene glycol dehydrators, two 30,000 SCFM regenerative thermal oxidizers and a flare system. This only begins to scratch the surface of the natural gas processing plant technology we are capable of integrating for a client’s specific gas composition and desired recovery levels. Whether it’s project management & engineering functions or procurement of balance of plant process equipment, we’ve created a track record of success with natural gas processing since our start.