The device makes it possible to regulate helium content in extracted multi-component gas directly at the production site before the gas is fed into the pipeline.
This reduces helium content in the gas to the amount to be subsequently extracted at the processing facilities and delivered to consumers.
Russia’s first membrane unit was put in operation at the Chayandinskoye field in eastern Siberia.
The device won first prize in Gazprom’s 2021 science and technology competition.
Second place went to a paper entitled “Development of next-generation digital radio relay equipment and its implementation on the Power of Siberia gas trunkline”.
Gazprom said tThe total economic benefit from the award-winning solutions and technologies exceeded 102 billion roubles ($ 1.39 billion).