Kazakh company introduces associated gas deep processing technology at oil field

Oil&Gas Materials 12 March 2012 13:19 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 12 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

The Kazakh company South oil is introducing the associated gas deep processing technology at the Kenlik field in the Kyzylorda region, head of the Aral-Syrdarinsk region's Ecology Department Marat Kurmanbayev said, KazTAG reported.

Kurmanbayev said that the project on Organization of the effective use of associated gas cost 4.71 billion tenge ($31.83 million).

The new technology reduces emissions and envisages production of about 8 tons of natural gasoline and more than 40,000 tons of liquefied gas per year. South Oil uses part of the received products for its own needs and supplies the remaining part to the population.

"The plant for gas utilization currently reduces the amount of harmful emissions into the air by 300 tons per year," Kurmanbayev said.

Meanwhile, the plant still operates only at 40 percent capacity and will be able to recycle growing volumes of associated gas at South Oil's and other company's fields.