3 days RPC/SYNGAS-E
- Professionals interested in technical information about the different ways to valorize gas.
- This course provides a technical and economic information regarding the various options for valorizing gas.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- grasp the essence of gas markets, including natural gas and syngas (CO + H2),
- understand the importance of syngas: production modes and valorization channels,
- learn about the various technologies and their conditions of implementation,
- learn about the latest projects under consideration.
- No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
- Industry experts share their views of current developments.
NATURAL GAS 1 day
- Natural gas reserves, conventional or non-conventional.
- Production, consumption and trade, utilization of natural gas worldwide.
- Field treatment, production and by-products (ethane, LPG’s, condensates).
- Different ways for gas transportation: pipelines, LNG shiping, …
- Quality specifications for commercial natural gas.
- Valorization of natural gas: as fuel (domestic or industrial uses), generation of other energy types (electrical, cogeneration), car-fuel (CNG, GTL), chemical valorization.
SYNGAS PRODUCTION 1 day
- Composition and feedstocks (natural gas, hydrocarbons, coal).
- Different modes of syngas production: steam reforming, partial oxidation (POx), autothermal reforming.
- Gas production from biomass: advantages, yields, constraints. Example of a biorefinery.
SYNGAS VALORIZATION 0.5 day
- Maximization of hydrogen production in the refineries through the shift reaction.
- Chemical synthesis: production of alcohol like Methanol, Ammonia and other chemical compounds.
- GTL Complex (Gas-To-Liquid): production of liquid hydrocarbons from gas through Fischer Tropsch reaction.
- Coal gasification.
- Electrical energy production, steam and hydrogen for refining industry: IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle).
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF GAS VALORIZATION 0.5 day
- Investment (Capex), operating costs (Opex), costs for raw materials.
- Marketing advantages, environment issues.
- Example: comparison of GTL with LNG.
- Strategies of different actors: production countries of natural gas, licensers, oil or gas trusts, engineering companies.