KNPC completes acid gas treatment project

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • KUNA

KUWAIT, June 16 (KUNA) - Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) said Tuesday it has already completed its acid gas recycling project at Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery.

The project (NAGRP) mainly aims at the recycling of acid gas and condensates that are produced by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in the country's western oilfields, KNPC Deputy CEO for Projects and Spokesman Abdullah Al-Ajmi said in a statement to KUNA.

It is intended to contribute to realizing one of the most significant goals of the strategy of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), which is to cut gas emissions to less than one percent.

The project will lead to reducing sulfur dioxide to the allowed limit according to the criteria of the Environment Public Authority and turning hydrogen sulfide into sulfur before sending them to sulfur handling facilities for export purposes, he said.

Recycled gas and condensates are to be sent to the gas plant in order to boost production capacity and contribute to producing more varied gas byproducts, he added.

The project can produce 146 million cubic feet of acid gas per day if hydrogen sulfide is five percent, he said, noting that the production could rise to 231 million cubic feet in case hydrogen sulfide drops to 2.5 percent. (end)