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Gas-To-Liquids Technologies

2 days RPC/GTL-E
Level
Discovery
Audience
  • Managers and engineers interested in the current developments of GTL technologies.
Purpose
  • This course provides a technical and economic information regarding GTL processes.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • analyze the essence of natural gas markets,
  • grasp the technology and economics of various GTL conversion units,
  • have the latest update on current projects.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.

NATURAL GAS MARKETS 0.5 day
  • Production and consumption of natural gas in the world.
  • Main uses of natural gas.
  • Existing and potential routes for gas: pipelines, LNG, electrical power.
  • Natural gas reserves, associated gas: potential markets for GTL.
GTL TECHNOLOGIES 1.25 days
  • Overview of full GTL production chain: synthesis gas, Fisher-Tropsch reaction, finishing.
  • Products quality from conventional versus GTL technologies.
  • Different processes for synthesis gas manufacturing and their reactions, catalysts, process schemes, past uses (methanol, etc.):
  • Steam reforming.
  • Partial oxidation (POX).
  • Auto-thermal reforming.
  • Projects in the frame of GTL production.
  • Fischer-Tropsch manufacturing processes: reactions, catalysts and process schemes.
  • Existing units for Fischer-Tropsch and projects in the frame of GTL production.
  • Finishing processes for products upgrading, oligomerization and hydrocracking downstream Fischer-Tropsch units: reactions, catalysts and process schemes.
  • Existing units and projects in the frame of GTL production.
GTL PROJECTS & ISSUES 0.25 day
  • Investments, operating costs: CAPEX, OPEX, costs for natural gas.
  • Marketing advantages, environmental incentives.
  • Economic advantages/disadvantages of GTL versus LNG.
  • Strategies of the different actors (producing countries of natural gas, process licensors, Oil & Gas companies, engineering companies).