Gas-To-Liquid Technologies


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a technical and economic information regarding GTL processes.
Audience :
  • Managers and engineers interested in the current developments of GTL technologies.

Level : Discovery

Course Content


      • 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.

      • 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.

      • Investments, operating costs: CAPEX, OPEX, costs for natural gas.
      • Marketing advantages, environmental incentives.
      • Economic advantages/drawbacks of GTL versus LNG.
      • Strategies of the different actors (producing countries of natural gas, process licensors, Oil & Gas companies, engineering companies).

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.