On an oil platform in one of the world's largest offshore development areas, Abu Dhabi's Umm Shaif oil and gas field in the Arabian Sea, two thermal oil heaters supplied by Thermax will be used in “sweetening” nearly one billion cubic feet of gas per day.
Prosernat, the French process technology specialist, awarded the contract for the heaters to Thermax for the end customer, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO). The contract followed a tough evaluation process of Thermax's capability to meet the high quality and safety standards (classified at SIL levels) demanded by the upstream oil and gas industry in the Middle East.
The heaters with extensive instrumentation are custom-made for operations in hazardous areas where the risk of fire and explosion is high. The heaters' burner system is designed to fire natural gas with high hydrogen sulphide, and emit low NOx without any sparks that could cause a fire.