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Honeywell UOP have announced a deal to work with Qatar Petroleum in order to develop more efficient production of LNG. The companies will work together on removing contaminants from natural gas, which allows it to be liquefied for transportation.
“Global natural gas demand is growing rapidly and LNG production is critical to meeting the needs of regions not served by pipelines and to enable global trade. Qatar Petroleum is a recognised leader in the production of LNG for world markets, and we look forward to extending our long-standing partnership to develop technology in this important field,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager of Gas Processing & Hydrogen at UOP Honeywell.
The deal was signed by Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatari minister of energy and industry and chairman of Qatar Petroleum, and UOP president Dr Rajeev Gautam, at Qatar Petroleum’s Headquarters in Doha.
Al-Sada said the agreement marked an important stage of the development of Qatar’s gas industry and emphasised the fact that Qatar was working towards optimum development of its significant hydrocarbon resources.
Qatar Petroleum has an estimated production capacity of 77 million tons per annum (tpa), making Qatar the largest producer and exporter of LNG in the world.