January 2010

Special Report: Gas Processing Developments

A unique natural gas processing success story

Cost-effective expansion created high reliability operations

Baker, C., Anadarko Pinnacle Gas Treating, Inc.; Barnette, T., Merchem Chemicals and Refinery Services LLC

For the past decade Anadarko Petroleum has been operating two liquid redox processing H2S removal systems. They managed to maintain extremely high removal efficiencies along with keeping the highest online time record in the area. For this reason, Pinnacle Gas Treating is bringing on more natural gas wells in the area and needs to expand the H2S removal capacity of their facility. The ultimate goal of their expansion will require the removal of up to 40 long tons per day (LTPD) of sulfur from the amine acid gas, while maintaining their high turndown capacity that has consistently given them their reputation for reliability. A modular approach of adding multiple expansion gas processing syste

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