Gazprom intends to adopt specialised technologies from BASF in order to improve eco-efficiency and optimise the performance of its Astrakhan gas processing plant in Russia. Gazprom and BASF also have plans to develop a solution for separation of sulfur from natural gas.
Russia – Sochi recently hosted an expanded 5th conference on promoting the relationship in the area of gas processing held by the Coordinating Committee for Strategic Cooperation between Gazprom and BASF.
The conference included a discussion of possible cooperation in technological innovation, digitalisation of business processes, and localisation of BASF chemical production in Russia.
To that end, Gazprom and BASF agreed to devise a comprehensive solution for separation of sulfur from natural gas. It is planned to optimise the performance and to improve the eco-efficiency of the Astrakhan Gas Processing Plant (GPP) by deploying state-of-the-art technologies. Special consideration will also be given to a possible application of highly-selective and energy-efficient technologies of BASF to boost the productivity and operational efficiency of the amine gas treatment units at the Orenburg GPP.
The use of BASF synthetic compressor oils at Gazprom's facilities is another promising area of cooperation. Featuring a low deposit buildup and an extended lifetime, they can additionally contribute to improving the reliability of equipment and cost reduction.