TechnipFMC partners with Petronas for gas processing technology


TechnipFMC has signed an agreement with Malaysian oil and gas firm PETRONAS’ subsidiary PETRONAS Technology Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB) for commercializing a natural gas processing membrane, which is claimed to cut down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Under the technology commercialization agreement, TechnipFMC will leverage and incorporate its membrane-based technology that is licensed from the Malaysian energy giant as part of its production portfolio across the globe with the exclusion of China.

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Bacho Pilong — PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Project Delivery and Technology said: “We are excited to bring to fruition this innovation which will effectively reduce GHG emissions, together with TechnipFMC as our strategic commercialization partner. We believe this collaboration will inspire more innovative solutions towards cleaner, sustainable energy for a better tomorrow.”

TechnipFMC partners with Petronas for gas processing technology

TechnipFMC partners with Petronas for gas processing technology. Photo courtesy of TechnipFMC plc.

The process, which eliminates carbon dioxide as well as hydrogen sulfide by using wetted membranes, is said to be 30% better than current gas treatment techniques. It can decrease GHG emissions by substantial quantities, said TechnipFMC.

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The company further said that the membrane can be used in onshore as well as offshore hydrocarbon production environments.

Luana Duffé — TechnipFMC New Energy Ventures Executive Vice President said: “Our ability to industrialize processes is at the core of this partnership, which is another important step in TechnipFMC’s efforts to help our clients reduce their upstream carbon footprint.”

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