Specialist engineers from Red Mountain Energy (St. Louis, USA), have completed a complex project to create an associated petroleum gas recovery plant at the Kenlyk deposit in the Kyzyl-Orda region of Kazakhstan.

The client is Kazfrac LLC which has undertaken to recover associated petroleum gas from the Kenlyk field. The work was completed with the participation of Russian and American specialists from Premium Engineering, part of Red Mountain Energy. The team has carried out a whole range of tasks to complete this project including the procurement and design of all process and utility equipment; inlet gas separation; gas compression and gas dehydration; installation of a cryogenic mechanical refrigeration liquids recovery unit; product fractionation; plant utilities; installation of LPG and stabilised condensate product storage and loading facilities; delivery and supervision of field installation/construction of all process and utility facilities. Specialist engineers from the company have also carried out commissioning and start-up.

In 1999 the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan announced the first tender for the development of the Kenlyk deposit, in the Turgai field in the Kyzyl-Orda region. In 2004 the regular production of oil began. Most of the oil produced is sold under the Brent brand and is exported.

In the beginning of 2009, with the financial participation of the Eurasian Development Bank, a project for the industrial recovery of associated petroleum gas at the Kenlyk deposit began and a plant designed to process 100 million m3 of associated petroleum gas a year was constructed.

The new equipment, installed by Red Mountain Energy specialists, will increase of the efficiency of associated petroleum gas processing and recycling, as well as impact favorably on ecological indicators, and actively develop the petrochemical and oil refining industries, which play such a major role in the national economy of Kazakhstan.