Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards : Fluor’s Deep Dewpointing Process is best gas processing/LNG technology

Fluor Corporation has bagged the best gas processing/LNG technology award for its Deep Dewpointing Process (DDP) at the Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards held at Houston, Texas.

The Deep Dewpointing Process is Fluor’s Cryo-Gas technology solution for rich, unconventional gas applications with 6-12 gallons per minute natural gas liquid content and 500 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) to 900 psig feed pressure.

The Cryo-Gas technology solution helps a single gas processing plant to recover high levels of propane, 95% or more in ethane rejection and also ethane recovery modes without having to use a turboexpander. According to Fluor, the Deep Dewpointing Process is inherently flexible, with good turndown capacity without compromising on recovery efficiency.

Curt Graham – Fluor southern California operations manager of engineering and global gas processing technology lead said: “DDP fills a unique market niche between low recovery mechanical refrigeration plants and expensive ultra-high recovery turboexpander plants.

“With Fluor’s DDP technology, operators can easily switch between ethane recovery and rejection without losing propane recovery. This innovative approach is critical for midstream organizations that demand flexibility along with performance and capital efficiency in processing rich gas.”

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Fluor’s Charles McManemin, Curt Graham, Jim Shih, Bryant Lynch, and Sabrina Devone accept the Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Best Gas Processing/LNG Technology award.

Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards - Fluor bags best gas processing/LNG technology for its Deep Dewpointing Process

Fluor bags best gas processing/LNG technology for its Deep Dewpointing Process at the Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Fluor said that it is working currently with Joule Processing to implement the Deep Dewpointing Process into a 60 million standard cubic-feet-per-day gas processing plant in the Colorado Denver-Julesburg Basin. According to the company, the Deep Dewpointing Process technology can significantly enhance liquids recovery efficiency in the US midstream industry, particularly for rich shale gas.

Held annually, the Hydrocarbon Processing awards event gives recognition to the top innovations and innovators in the midstream and downstream processing industry. The Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 saw winners across 17 categories with 14 of them getting recognition for the latest technological advances brought by them in the hydrocarbon processing industry, while the remaining three were honored for being the industry’s brightest minds.

Around 100 nominations were submitted from 20 plus countries for the Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards with each of the abstracts voted on by an independent Hydrocarbon Processing advisory board.

Commenting on the Hydrocarbon Processing 2019 Awards, Mark Fields – Fluor Energy & Chemicals business group president said: “We are honored to receive this year’s award for Best Gas Processing/LNG Technology for our Deep Dewpointing Process.

“This award recognizes Fluor’s innovative culture and highlights how our leading-edge technology in gas processing helps our clients improve performance and flexibility, reduce capital and operating costs, and improve the safety of their facilities.”

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