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ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC, BASF Corporation form gas treating alliance for natural gas processing and petroleum refining

HOUSTON - ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and BASF Corporation have signed an alliance agreement to jointly develop new gas treating solvents and process technologies for use in natural gas processing and petroleum refining. Under this new agreement, BASF will market and license technologies developed from this collaboration, along with FLEXSORBTM and OASE® technologies.

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“With over 35 years of experience providing advance technologies for gas treating, we are excited to partner with BASF to provide innovative solutions to the industry,” said Chris Birdsall, President of ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC. “The alliance leverages our collective expertise to meet customer needs by providing technologies to increase capacity, reduce energy consumption, and meet tighter sulfur specifications.”

“By bringing together two highly capable research and development teams, we expect to accelerate technology development and reduce the time to market,” said Heidi Alderman, Senior Vice President, Intermediates, for BASF Corporation. “The next generation technologies will offer significant performance improvements for the benefit of our customers.”

ExxonMobil has been offering its unique selective gas processing technology under the FLEXSORB brand since 1983, including the proprietary FLEXSORB SE and FLEXSORB SE PLUS solvents. The technology has been demonstrated in over 120 commercial applications worldwide.

With more than 40 years of experience, BASF offers its customers efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases such as natural gas, gas synthesis and biogas. Worldwide, these solutions have been proven and demonstrated in more than 400 reference plants. BASF markets its range of technologies, gas treatment agents and complete technical services under the brand OASE® - Gas Treating Excellence by BASF.


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