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SECOND LO-CAT® UNIT IN HAYNESVILLE SHALE GAS PLAY DEMONSTRATES FLEXIBILITY AND SUCCESSFULLY REMOVES HYDROGEN SULFIDE

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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.

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