Leading the gas revolution for

And counting…

Few companies can lay claim to technology and market leadership. Even fewer can lay claim to holding such leadership continuously over many, many years.

That’s the case with Twister’s high yield gas separation and processing, providing safe, sustainable and profitable solutions over thousands of operational hours and with a recorded availability of more than 99% since 2004. For lower emissions, chemical-free processes, reduced deployment costs, longer-term returns and technologies that stand the test of time, look no further than Twister.



A story of innovation

The last two decades have seen continued growth and technology advances for Twister



1999

Shell acquires IP of Twister technology from Stork having originally been developed for the aerospace industry. Test units built and tested on commercial Shell sites as technology moves into gas processing.

2001

Twister selected as a flagship candidate for open market commercialisation in joint venture between Shell Technology Ventures (STV) and external investors.

2006

First qualification tests successfully completed on commercial production facility offshore Malaysia. First commercial order awarded for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC).

2009

Twister solutions implemented for SPDC. Has run successfully for the past 8 years with 100% availability.

2011

Twister enters into investment and marketing alliance with Honeywell UOP and receives second order from SPDC.

2013

CO2 Separation Development Program using Twister technology agreed with Malaysian operator Petronas (going into operation in 2014).

2014

Dutch operator, NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV) and Twister successfully test SwirlSep solution at Sappemeer gas location in Groningen (a JV between Shell & Exxon Mobil). Further projects in Nigeria.

2016

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) acquires Twister B.V. Twister’s gas processing technology will be fundamental to DIL’s strategy of unlocking up to 3 billion cubic feet per day (BCFD) of gas in order to meet Nigeria’s gas needs.


Spanning the project lifecycle - from concept to operation

Twister provides high quality engineering, project delivery capabilities and support at every point in the technology lifecycle - from first concept through to full commercial operation. This result is a complete service-focused solution that covers people, information, workflow, training and support.


Feasibility and engineering

A team of Twister engineers will work with the operator to identify the benefits of Twister technology compared to traditional solutions and put in place a strategy to ensure it works to its maximum potential. Activities will include optimal systems design, robust economic models, and detailed process evaluations.

System design and supply

Twister’s engineering team will produce preliminary hardware evaluation and engineering plans in conjunction with the operator’s project team for final system sign off. All manufacturing of Twister products is outsourced to a network of high quality 3rd party manufacturers.

Pre-commissioning and installation

A network of established EPC contractors will carry out the pre-commissioning, engineering and installation of Twister products, with Twister working closely with the operator team and contractors to ensure products operate at maximum efficiency.

After sales service

Twister provides continued support beyond initial delivery in order to maximise production from the installed systems and ensure that they accommodate changing characteristics over time.