02/17/2012 SECOND LO-CAT® UNIT IN HAYNESVILLE SHALE GAS PLAY DEMONSTRATES FLEXIBILITY AND SUCCESSFULLY REMOVES HYDROGEN SULFIDE
Merichem Company has successfully started up and integrated the LO-CAT® hydrogen sulfide removal technology into a leading natural gas producer’s shale gas treating facility in Louisiana. This is the second LO-CAT unit started up in the last six months in the Haynesville Shale Gas Play. LO-CAT delivers hydrogen sulfide removal efficiencies exceeding 99.8% despite large amine acid gas volumes and very dilute hydrogen sulfide concentrations. These LO-CAT installations are part of a broader initiative to introduce a suite of flexible new technologies, products, and services aimed at making hydrocarbon processing more effective at lower costs. This flexibility was demonstrated by this unit in Haynesville. Although the LO-CAT unit was designed for an H2S inlet = 6,400 ppmv and H2S outlet < 10 ppmv, the actual H2S inlet was only 2,000 ppmv. LO-CAT removed > 99.9% of the H2S consistently down to < 2 ppmv in the outlet, demonstrating that the technology is flexible enough to handle wide inlet H2S variations from the original design basis. Merichem is committed to first understand each unique customer application and then deliver customized sweetening solutions for its customers’ needs. Using this project scoping process, Merichem’s LO-CAT units have been licensed to leading midstream energy service providers and natural gas producers in a wide variety of applications. In every case, LO-CAT’s robust technology delivered a flexible, industry-proven solution for removing hydrogen sulfide from sour gas streams. Merichem Company provides a diversified portfolio of products and services to a wide range of operations, including the refining and petrochemicals industries. With more than 1,000 licensed process units worldwide, Merichem is the leader in licensing patented process technologies and supplying proprietary equipment to provide hydrocarbon treating solutions and by-product management services that remove sulfur and other impurities from hydrocarbon liquids and gases in the upstream and downstream energy sectors. If you have any questions regarding LO-CAT, Merichem or its technologies please contact us.
Merichem Company, a global partner serving the oil and gas industries with focused technology, chemical, and service solutions, announced today the appointment of Kirk R. Novak to the position of Vice President, Strategy & Marketing. Mr. Novak’s responsibilities include coordination of Merichem’s strategy, marketing, and new business development activities. Prior to joining Merichem, Mr. Novak held sales, marketing, and management positions at various companies, including Shell Oil, Nalco, and Chicago Bridge & Iron. Most recently, Mr. Novak was President & CEO of Enerquip, LLC, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of heat exchangers. “Kirk is an excellent addition to the Merichem team” said Patrick Hickey, Merichem President, “He brings deep industry experience and a passion for solving customer problems.” Kenneth Currie, Chairman and CEO of Merichem, said, “Mr. Novak adds strength to our team and he will play a key role as we drive the growth and expansion of our business.” Mr. Novak holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Business Administration, as well as an MBA in Marketing. All of his degrees were granted from Whittier College.
09/17/2011 MERICAT™ C FIBER FILM® CONTACTOR TECHNOLOGY SELECTED FOR CONDENSATE PROJECT IN ALBERTA, CANADA
Merichem Company has been selected as the technology licensor to treat a condensate stream for a major oil refiner in order to meet final product specifications at its plant in Alberta, Canada. The refiner’s current onshore production of condensates is approximately 11,800 bbls/day with total sales exceeding 18,000 bbls/day, comprised of conventional condensates, fractionated condensates and approximately 5,392 bbls/day of condensates produced from the gas plant. Merichem Company’s MERICAT™ C technology, a technology based on Merichem’s state of the art non-dispersive FIBER FILM® Contactor technology, employs the FIBER FILM Contactor as the mass transfer device and utilizes a caustic/catalyst/air mixture as the treating reagent to remove hydrogen sulfide and sweeten mercaptan compounds in condensate streams. The non-dispersive FIBER FILM Contactor achieves reduced capital expenditure and less plant space requirements compared to treating alternatives, making MERICAT C the technology-of-choice. Merichem Company provides a diversified portfolio of products and services to a wide range of operations, including the refining and petrochemicals industries. With more than 1,000 licensed process units worldwide, Merichem is the leader in licensing patented process technologies and supplying proprietary equipment to provide hydrocarbon treating solutions and by-product management services that remove sulfur and other impurities from hydrocarbon liquids and gases in the upstream and downstream energy sectors.
Merichem Company's commitment to providing customers with focused technology, chemical, and service solutions was recently demonstrated with its sponsorship in the Clean Coal Asia World Forum 2011.
The forum held from 24-26 May 2011 in Beijing China addressed key challenges and strategies in achieving clean fuel and chemical feedstock sources from coal and other organic sources through the adoption of clean coal technology solutions.
China's production/consumption growth over the last decade in both power and petrochemical markets has encouraged the development of gasification projects based on sources such as coal.
Because innovation is critical to the long-term success of Merichem and its customers, Merichem continuously seeks to improve its technologies, products, and services to meet ever-changing customer needs. Merichem representatives were in attendance at the forum to highlight Merichem's LO-CAT technology for removal of hydrogen sulfide from syngas and present the paper "Small Capacity Sulfur Recovery Units for Coal Gasification."
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