Gas desulphurisation made safer, easier and more efficient

Sponsored by: Paqell

Focused on:

  • Gas
  • Oil
  • Refinery
  • Sulphur

Date: 20 May


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How to tackle difficult-to-treat gas streams

The end of ‘easy oil’ and ‘easy gas’ is the driver behind a growing development of sour natural gas resources at remote locations; natural gas, synthesis gas and refinery gas streams with unfavourable conditions and compositions for traditional desulphurisation and sulphur recovery technologies. As flaring of associated gas becomes less acceptable the need for technologies able to deal with the associated fluctuations in flow/composition arises. There is an increased demand for flexibility in refineries, in line with the need to be able to process various feedstock. Some industry professionals feel that mini Claus will be the answer. Will they work? Whatever the choice, sulphur produced will have to be handled safely and responsibly. This webinar will also discuss how to deal with molten or contaminated sulphur in relatively small amounts.

A practical solution for many of these small/midsize desulphurisation challenges is a simple and effective biological gas desulphurisation process that integrates gas sweetening with sulphur recovery. Extreme turndowns, very high uptimes, simple maintenance. In excess of 99.9% of H2S can be removed. Moreover, the technology can help to cut capital expenditure and operating costs compared with conventional processes.

This Webinar discusses THIOPAQ O&G operating principles, key performance data and provides an insight into the specific added value of this alternative solution. Included in this session are specific scenarios taken from an independent study covering various aspects of low-pressure desulphurisation projects with sulphur loads between 15 and 70 TPD.

Success stories in gas desulphurisation are few and far between. Messy operations, natural gas co-firing to keep up Claus burner temperatures, turndown issues and increased focus on safety are but a few reasons to learn about an alternative technology which can improve or even enable your project. Our promise? That you will learn something new which may mean the difference between "go" and "no go".

Presented by

René Bakker,

Paqell Business Manager

Holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration at Utrecht University. After running his own company in motorsports for 10 years René started his first job in the energy business at a Petroplus company as business development manager for heavy fuel generator sets fuelled by animal- and vegetable fats. After a couple of years René switched to KEMA Quality where he was employed as Global Sales & Account Manager for KEMA’s electrical testing and certification business.

In 2007 René was selected by Paques, the company that developed the THIOPAQ O&G gas desulphurization technology together with Shell, to head the Paques Oil & Gas Business unit. This activity was merged into Paqell in the summer of 2011, a process conducted by René together with Shell colleague Hans Wijnbelt. As Paqell Business Managers René Bakker & Hans Wijnbelt are responsible for running the Paqell day to day business.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • How to harness associated gas
  • Make the difference in desulphurisation project meetings
  • THIOPAQ O&G/Sulferox/Claus-SCOT technology value comparison
  • How to treat lean acid gas while keeping capital expenditure low


  • Project Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Senior Process Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • VP of Operations
  • VP of Engineering