Irkutsk Oil Company Plans to Build Helium Production Plant at Yaraktinsky Filed

October 4, 2018

Cryo Technologies has signed a contract with Irkutsk Oil Company to supply helium purification and liquefaction facilities with a nominal capacity of 10 million liters per year (266 mmscf/year).
ИНК планирует построить установку по производству гелия на Ярактинском месторождении

The plant will be built at Yaraktinsky field, approximately 200 km north of the city of Ust-Kut, in Irkutsk Region, Russia. The plant is expected to be commissioned in the beginning of 2021. 

Prior, in 2017, Cryo Technologies prepared a FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) Study report for the helium purification and liquefaction facilities for Irkutsk Oil Company.

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Cryo Technologies, based in Allentown, PA, offers unique process equipment and cryogenic solutions to customers world-wide.  Past projects include production scale systems for the cryogenic purification and liquefaction of both helium and hydrogen, helium recycling, nitrogen liquefaction and re-liquefaction, among others.

Irkutsk Oil Company is an upstream oil and gas producer in East Siberia, Russia. The company is implementing a gas utilization project which separates gas into components for enhanced monetization. Gas separation plants are supplied by Honeywell UOP. Irkutsk Oil Company is also planning to build a Polymer Plant with annual capacity of 650,000 tons of polyethylene.

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