US-based UOP has been selected by Kuwait Energy Company (KEC) to provide gas treatment technology at the Siba gas field development in southern Iraq.

The project will use UOP’s modular equipment to process 110 million cubic feet a day (cf/d) of gas from two trains that will start production in 2015, according to UOP. The firm is a subsidiary of US engineering group Honeywell.

The contract covers the installation of acid gas removal units, thermal oxidisers, mechanical refrigeration, condensate stabilisation and water treatment facilities.

The gas treatment facilities will recover dry gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), condensate and natural gas liquids (NGLs) such as ethane, propane and butane.

KEC appointed Touchstone, a subsidiary of the UK’s Amec, to manage the project and carry out the front-end engineering and design (feed).

The 1.5 trillion-cubic-foot Siba field is operated by Kuwait Energy Iraq Limited, a subsidiary of KEC, in partnership with Turkish Petroleum Overseas (TPAO) and state-owned Missan Oil Company. The consortium signed a 20-year gas development and production service deal with the Iraqi Oil Ministry in late 2010.