Yamal LNG licenses BASF technology
BASF and Yamal LNG OAO have signed a license agreement regarding the use of BASF technology for the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas.
BASF markets the CO2 removal technology under the name of Oase technology, which is a prerequisite to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG).
A. M. Fridman, Novatek OAO deputy chairman, said the selection of the natural gas treatment technology is an important design solution for the Yamal LNG project.
"The agreement with BASF is signed full conformity with the project implementation schedule and is another important step towards the final investment decision on the Yamal LNG project," Fridman added.
Christophe Thomas, Total LNG expert, said BASF is the licensor of a gas removal process which is used in LNG plants.
"The application of this technology in an Arctic LNG project is well justified," Thomas added.
Dr. Andreas Northemann, BASF Intermediates division global gas treatment business head, said BASF Oase technology works under extreme conditions, whether climatic or technical.
"The cooperation with Yamal is another milestone in our 40 years of experience in the gas treatment business," Northemann added.
Yamal LNG is a Russian approved large-scale plan for LNG production development on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia.