Jacobs, Paqell sign THIOPAQ O&G sulfur recovery technology licensor agreement
Jacobs Engineering Group signed a sulfur recovery technology licensor agreement with Paqell, a joint venture between Shell Global Solutions and Paques, for use of its THIOPAQ O&G technology in refineries and gas treating facilities across the globe. This agreement positions Jacobs as the only gas treating and sulfur recovery licensing company to license THIOPAQ O&G to low capacity sulfur facility owners, providing a reduced capital expenditure operational expenditure option, which eliminates the chemical waste produced by alternative technologies. THIOPAQ O&G is a biological process which integrates gas purification with sulfur recovery in a single unit, resulting in high sulfur recovery levels at reduced installation and operating costs. This process involves sulfur components, such as mercaptans and hydrogen sulfides, being removed from a gas stream and converting them into biologically formed sulfur. Expanding Jacobs' Comprimo Sulfur Solutions technology portfolio, this biological process is becoming increasingly important to the industry as it looks for ways to reduce chemical waste which pose both environmental and safety hazards.