Exxon Mobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and BASF have signed an alliance agreement to jointly develop new gas treating solvents and process technologies for use in natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
Houston/USA — Under this new agreement, BASF will market and license technologies developed from this collaboration, along with Flexsorb and Oase technologies. The alliance leverages collective expertise to meet customer needs by providing technologies to increase capacity, reduce energy consumption, and meet tighter sulfur specifications, Chris Birdsall, President of Exxon Mobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC, said in a statement. Heidi Alderman, Senior Vice President, Intermediates, for BASF Corporation expects the collaboration to accelerate technology development and reduce the time to market.
The US oil company has been offering its unique selective gas processing technology under the Flexsorb brand since 1983, including the proprietary Flexsorb SE and Flexsorb SE Plus solvents. BASF on the other hand markets its range of technologies, gas treatment agents and complete technical services under the brand Oase.