Gas Valorization

Production & Utilization of Syngas

RPC/SYNGAS-E

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a technical and economic information regarding the various options for valorizing gas.
Audience :
  • Professionals interested in technical information about the different ways to valorize gas.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

  • NATURAL GAS

      • 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 shipping…
      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Ways & Means

  • Industry experts share their views of current developments.