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Honeywell’s UOP Russell to build cryogenic gas processing plant for Cureton Midstream

EBR Staff Writer Published 21 September 2017

Honeywell’s UOP Russell business has secured a contract from Cureton Midstream to develop a cryogenic gas processing plant in the US.

The new cryogenic gas processing facility will be constructed to extract ethane and propane from natural gas from Niobrara basin in Weld County, Colorado.

The scope of the deal includes supply and installation of modular cryogenic, dehydration, acid gas removal, residue compression, control system, as well as flare system and site electrical equipment.

UOP Russell will also develop site utility systems and buildings for office, control room, motor control center, and compressor requirements.

The new cryogenic gas processing facility will use cycle recycle split vapor (RSV) process to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) from residue gas, which can be used as petrochemical feedstocks.

According to the company, cryogenic gas processing plants cool the gas in a demethanizer column until the valuable NGLs precipitate into a liquid.

UOP Russell business director Craig Ranta said: "Cureton chose the UOP Russell solution because it's a proven and cost-effective way to extract the more valuable natural gas liquids from the gas stream.

"The plant is pre-engineered but customized for the unique feed gas composition in the basin, and the modular design provides quick installation and start up in about 12 months."

Based in Denver, Cureton is a midstream company that provides commercial solutions to its customers.  It has overseen projects and operations in Colorado, North Dakota, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana.