Providing solutions for clean fuel technologies
|Scope:||Design, engineering, feasibility studies|
|Date:||1999 – ongoing|
Half the world’s proven gas reserves are in remote locations, without cost-effective transport to market. In consequence, 10 billion cubic feet of unused gas is flared into the atmosphere at oil fields every day, and wasted.
We work at the forefront of new energy technologies, using our expertise in oil and gas and refining to help our customers develop plants to produce clean fuels and chemicals. "
As demand for energy grows and environmental regulations tighten, pressure is increasing to find new ways of developing these unexploited resources.
One technology which is being developed to meet these demands is GTL (gas-to-liquids) technology, which makes ultra-clean diesel and specialist chemicals from natural gas.
AMEC works at the forefront of new energy technologies, using our expertise in oil and gas and refining to help customers develop plants producing clean fuels and chemicals. We are working with Syntroleum, who have their own licensed GTL technology, to apply this technology in a commercial context by designing plants that can produce GTL fuels cost-effectively.
We provide conceptual design, feasibility studies, environmental studies, site selection and cost estimation services to assess whether a project is viable. We recommend the most effective project execution strategy to our customer, before any major investment has been made.
Our extensive offshore oil and gas experience, combined with our downstream processing skills, mean that we play a major role in the development of Syntroleum’s technology for offshore usage.
Result / Safety
Although expensive to produce, GTL diesel is a clean, high performance fuel that can be blended with existing fuels to meet new environmental guidelines and has significant future market potential.