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Gas2 reports GTL test program on track at new plant

23 July 2013

Scottish gas reforming company Gas2 reports it is on track with the development of the next generation of natural gas to liquids technology (GTL technology) with a test program that is underway at its newly constructed pilot reactor plant.

The £5-million (US$7.7-million) plant, located at the specialist petrochemical research Wilton Centre, Teeside in the UK, has been designed to validate five years of laboratory testing and computational fluid dynamic modeling. It was been built on time and on budget, and is on schedule with an extensive test program that will continue throughout 2013.

Aberdeen-based Gas2 has developed a catalytic ceramic-based porous membrane (pMRTM) that is used in its gas reforming reactors and fluid forming (Fischer Tropsch) reactors to create liquid hydrocarbons. This is an alternative technical solution to other developers of small to medium-scale GTL. Gas2 says it is the only gas reforming company to have developed its own complete stand-alone GTL solution on this scale, without being tied to any particular larger industrial partners.

The Gas2 Syngas reactors have been commissioned and are operating successfully, producing upper quartile gas conversions in a single pass and through-puts within a narrow 2:1 hydrogen to carbon monoxide output ratio. The Fischer Tropsch (FT) reactors will be commissioned during summer 2013.

Gas2 says that its proprietary technology enables the conversion of natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons more economically and cleanly than has previously been possible with conventional large scale gas to liquids technology.

The Gas2 approach is expected to result in considerably lower capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) expenditure and a smaller environmental footprint compared to conventional gas to liquids technology.

Applications for the Gas2 gas to liquids technology include:

  • stranded gas: transforming the economic viability of smaller, more remote gas reserves as well as shale and unconventional reservoirs;

  • offshore associated gas: offering a gas disposal solution for unwanted gas thereby preventing flaring and enabling the development of remote oilfields where flaring is prohibited and /or where gas reinjection wells are expensive or detrimental to reservoir performance; and

  • gas conversion to alternative end products including gasoline, diesel, waxes, ammonia, methanol, hydrogen and ethylene for industrial use.

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