September 1998

Project Management

Transforming a gas processing plant in Russia

Plant optimization and management, financial modifications change costly net import situation into a profitable export one

Jones, P. J., Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Conceived, designed and constructed in the early/ mid 1980s, the Astrakhan gas processing and sulfur recovery facility is located on the Russian Volga delta on the northwest corner of the Caspian Sea (Fig.1). The plant was built to exploit the giant Astrakhan gas field, believed to contain 210 Tcf of natural gas. The field contains 25-28% hydrogen sulfide and product from the facility was intended to meet the sulfur requirements of the former Soviet Union, the hydrocarbon fractions being regarded as byproducts.  Fig. 1    

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