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Honeywell UOP membrane technology cleans natural gas on FPSO

The FPSO is using the Honeywell UOP Separex membrane system and adsorbents to remove carbon dioxide and water from 5 million standard cubic metres of natural gas per day from the Lula oil field in the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil.

A second FPSO, still in construction and also using UOP Separex technology, is expected to be commissioned in September 2012.

To date, 130 UOP membrane units have been installed worldwide.