ProSep has won additional funding to undertake the development of its proprietary gas dehydration technology 'ProDry' under a Joint Industry Project (JIP) carried-out with Total, Statoil and ConocoPhillips.

The Research Council of Norway and the JIP partners provided an additional funding of approximately CAD0.4m to pursue a Phase IV pilot testing project, an extension of Phase III announced on 28 May 2009.

JIP partners agreed to extend testing to identify scale-up capacity, performance and operational robustness of the ProDry following the successful performance testing at Total’s gas processing plant in Lussagnet (France).

Phase IV development is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2011.

Total industry funding for the development of the ProDry now stands close to $2m since 2009.

The company will retain all property rights including technology, patents and licensing fees relating to future sales.

The ProDry is a compact, light weight technology that efficiently mixes glycol into gas for dehydration.