Axens HySWEET™ Technology selected by SPETCO International Petroleum Co. Kuwait and Jereh for the acid Gas Removal Units of two new Gas Treatment plants in Kuwait

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Axens is supplying the process design packages for the gas treatment of two Gas Plants located in North Kuwait, which EPC are managed respectively by SPETCO and Jereh. Axens licenses two HySWEET™ units for the acid gas removal, as well as two Smartsulf® units for the sulphur recovery and two TEG units for gas drying.

The units for both gas plants are now under process design phase and the plants will be commissioned in early 2024.

Each HySWEET™ unit will treat 163.4 MMSCFD of gas to remove the acid gases including H2S, CO2, COS and mercaptans to meet sales gas specifications. 

HySWEET™ is a hybrid process for simultaneous removal of mercaptans and acid gases from natural gas, developed by TotalEnergies and commercialized by Axens. It is based on the selection of the most suitable nonproprietary physical solvent for blending a variety of commercial amines (DEA, MDEA, formulated MDEA). It enables to maximize mercaptans removal along with the absorption of the acidic species while minimizing the usual drawback of hybrid solvents like an increased hydrocarbon (HC) co-absorption potentially harmful for the downstream Sufur Recovery unit treating the recovered acid gas stream. An additional benefit of this hybrid formulation is a lower regeneration duty reducing OPEX and carbon intensity.

HySWEET™ features less than 1%vol hydrocarbon in acid gas as well as up to 15% savings on reboiling duty.

About TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Its more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. 

About SPETCO International Petroleum Co.
SPETCO International Petroleum Co. has thirty five years of excellence in provision of world-class solutions and services in the MEA region. SPETCO International is renowned in the region for its role in revolutionizing the Oil & Gas industry and is firmly positioned as a total solutions provider to the Oil & Gas sector with a proven ability to resolve complex problems across the value chain from upstream to midstream production and process requirements, including artificial lift systems, well testing, well diagnostics, production facilities and power generation projects.

Learn more on SPETCO’s website.


About Jereh
Jereh Group is an innovation driven multi-industry corporation specializing in high-end equipment manufacturing, oil and gas engineering and technical services, environmental management, new energy, collaborative innovation of the industrial internet, code-less digital twin designer, massive health and elderly care. As EPC arm of the group, Jereh Oil & Gas Engineering Corporation keep adding value in Oil&Gas field surface facility projects with deep development in Middle East region providing customized and integrated EPC + Manufacture + O&M services to NOC eg. ADNOC, KOC, KAR, through local entities & headquarter.

Learn more on Jereh’s website.


About Axens 
Axens group provides a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, the chemical recycling of plastics, all natural gas treatment and conversion options along with water treatment and carbon capture. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit life cycle. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens is an IFP Group company.

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