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Qatargas confirms technology licence deal with BASF

The leading LNG company, Qatargas, has agreed a technology licence agreement with chemicals giant, BASF, for the North Field Expansion Project in Qatar, according to Gas World.

BASF is providing two technologies through the agreement, for both gas treatment and removal under the brand OASE and Flexsorb to assist in the arrival of four new LNG trains in Qatar.

As an important part of the production of LNG, gas removal and treatment technology eliminates impurities like carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide from the natural gas stream in order to enable the subsequent liquefaction process to occur.


Andreas Northemann, Vice-President of BASF Gas Treatment, commented: “We are proud to support Qatargas in meeting its sustainability goals by providing our technologies. Over the next few years we will work very closely with Qatargas to achieve optimal results.”

Qatargas’ agreement was completed on behalf of Qatar Petroleum with four new LNG mega trains making up Qatar’s North Field Expansion Project.