ProSep has signed a collaboration agreement with Generon IGS, an industry-leading provider of comprehensive gas separation and compression solutions, to develop and commercialize a state-of-the-art line of CO2 separation membrane products. The collaboration will see ProSep engineer, manufacture and distribute gas treatment packages, including Generon’s innovative membrane technologies, for the upstream oil and gas industry.
Generon’s CO2 membrane modules have superior selectivity, which dramatically increases hydrocarbon recovery and minimizes permeate loss. Compared to competitive spiral-wound, flat-sheet membranes, the hollow-fiber membrane offers a greater surface area, which significantly reduces the required footprint and weight of the complete system.
The technology has been piloted over the last 24 months, with promising results. In one field study at an offshore gas production facility, hydrocarbon recovery improved from 85 to 91 percent, equating to an additional ~ USD $50 million per year in residue gas sales.