LNG firm Qatargas, acting on behalf of Qatar Petroleum, has signed a technology license agreement with chemicals company BASF for the North Field Expansion Project in Qatar.

Under the agreement, BASF is providing two technologies, one for gas removal and another for gas treatment, marketed under the brand OASE® and FlexsorbTM for four new LNG trains in Qatar.

Gas removal and treatment technology is an integral part in the production of LNG. It removes impurities such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide from the natural gas stream to enable the subsequent liquefaction process to take place.

“We are proud to support Qatargas in meeting its sustainability goals by providing our technologies. Over the next few years we will work very closely with Qatargas to achieve optimal results,” said Andreas Northemann, Vice-President of BASF Gas Treatment.

The North Field Expansion Project in Qatar comprises of four new LNG mega trains. The North Field lies off the north-east shore of the Qatar peninsula and covers an area of more than 6,000 square kilometres, equivalent to about half the land area of the State of Qatar.