Tashkent, Uzbekistan – SURHAN GAS CHEMICAL OPERATING COMPANY FC LLC (Surhan Gas) has signed the License Agreement with SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL B.V. (Shell) to use the Shell’s process licenses, including technology for the removal of sulphur components, carbon dioxide and other acidic components from natural gas, as well as sulphur production process, on M-25 project. The selection of natural gas treatment technology is one of the most important design solutions for the M-25 project. Shell is a robust licensor of acid gas removal process used in a number of gas processing plants worldwide. The application of this technology to M-25 project is well justified. The Agreement with Shell is signed in accordance with the project implementation schedule approved by the Government and Investors and is another important step towards the construction of the Gas Processing Plant of the project. M-25 project is the natural gas exploration and development project in relation to the Investment block “Uzbekiston Mustakilligi”, including “Mustakillikning 25 yilligi” gas field, with construction of a 5.0 bcmpa gas processing plant in the Surkhandarya Region, Uzbekistan. The project is based on the production sharing agreement signed between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the consortium of Investors on 5 April 2017.