The program also provides for installing natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation facilities inside the Wasit central processing facility to process a C2+ NGL stream produced at Khursaniyah.
At year-end 2011, site development, temporary facilities and communications systems were almost complete. As a stand-alone gas plant, its integrated facilities will process 2.5 billion standard cubic feet per day (scfd) of non-associated gas from the offshore fields of Arabiyah and Hasbah.
Under normal conditions, Wasit is expected to supply 1.75 billion scfd of sales gas, though it has a production potential of up to 3.05 billion scfd from the two offshore fields during emergencies or demand peaks in summer.
The facility will also process ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline.
Wasit will be the first in the Kingdom to use Sulfinol-M gas treating technology to improve the efficiency of sulfur recovery up to 99.3 percent.