ProSep has signed a collaboration agreement with Generon IGS to develop and commercialise a line of CO2 separation membrane products.
The collaboration will see ProSep engineer, manufacture and distribute gas treatment packages, including Generon’s innovative membrane technologies, for the upstream oil and gas industry.
Generon’s CO2 membrane modules have superior selectivity, which dramatically increases hydrocarbon recovery and minimises permeate loss. Compared to competitive spiral-wound, flat-sheet membranes, the hollow fibre membrane offers a greater surface area, which significantly reduces the required footprint and weight of the complete system. The technology has been piloted over the last 24 months, with promising results.
John Sabey, Chief Technical Officer of ProSep, said of the collaboration: “Early on we identified a clear fit between our organisations. The strength of ProSep’s industry experience and knowledge of mechanical design and manufacturing, combined with Generon’s appetite for innovation, created the perfect partnership. The pilot results are extremely encouraging and we’re excited to take this product to market and offer operators the very latest technology for gas treatment. The small weight and footprint of the technology, coupled with the increased selectivity and hydrocarbon recovery, is something that hasn’t been done before.”
Tom Jeffers, CEO of IGS Group, added: “Generon is an expert in the design and manufacture of highly specific membrane separation technologies, while ProSep has extensive process experience in the natural gas processing industries. The cooperation between the two companies will enable ProSep and Generon to offer the most efficient gas purification technologies to the market. The savings of 8 - 15% hydrocarbon processing losses will be a major benefit to our customers.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock