Energy plan and build Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) installations for (1) the recovery
and transportation of gas associated with oil production, or (2) the transportation
of natural gas remote from markets or gas pipelines. The various
technologies we can offer lumpsum turnkey are discussed briefly below.
conversion is the principle technology for production of "synthetic
crude oil". Both Sasol and Syntroleum have licensed processes where
Fisher-Tropsch type catalysts are used to catalytically react synthesis
gas into a liquid hydrocarbon. Each licensor has his own proprietary
system for the conversion of natural or associated gas into synthesis gas
before the catalytic reaction.
is an emerging technology for the conversion of natural or associated
gas into synthesis gas before the catalytic reaction.
conversion can also be used to convert synthesis gas into methanol, an
easily transported liquid with a vast range of uses in the world market.
The a common catalyst is copper mixed other metal oxides. Methanol
is produced in Norway from offshore gas piped to shore. Worley
has proposed a barge mounted methanol plant to convert gas at source without
subsea pipelines. The same technology can work in land-locked areas
to convert natural gas to liquid methanol, which can then be shipped
by rail, highway or tanker.
is major technology for liquefaction of gas for transportation. Most
LNG plants to date are onshore and use cryogenic tankers for transportation.
Offshore LNG plants on barges have been proposed by major oil & gas
companies for offshore fields. The cryogenic tanker technology is
easily extended to road and rail transportation, but both of which lack
the economy of scale of tanker transport by sea.
technology is an emerging technology for both the production and transportation
of gas. There are vast quantities of natural gas hydrates both in
deeper waters offshore as well in permafrost regions of the world.
Serious research is ongoing by the US Government for both how to produce
the solid hydrates and how to transport them to market as solids or in
a liquid carrier.
& Gas Division of Huddleston Energy can put forward all of these technologies
for consideration in the solution of stranded gas developments. We
will start from the site-specific availability of gas and proceed to define
the optimum technology for recovery and/or transportation.
♦ Gas Hydrates