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Shale gas processing: distributed gas-to-liquids could be the key to profitability
08 October 2012 — 08 October 2012
Velocys (formerly Oxford Catalysts)
Neville Hargreaves, Business Development Director Oxford Catalysts Group, will discuss how distributed GTL plants show great promise for improving the profitability of shale gas and other gas developments in a talk on 8 October as part of the 26th GasTech Conference and Exhibition at ExCel in London.
With North American gas prices remaining stubbornly low – less than $4/million BTU (MMBtu) – the economics of many gas resources, including shale gas, are marginal. As a result, the search is on to find the best ways to develop these profitably.
In a talk titled Distributed Gas-to-Liquids for Shale Gas Processing, to be given on 8 October as part of the 26th GasTech Conference and Exhibition held at ExCeL London on 8-11 October, Neville Hargreaves, Business Development Director Oxford Catalysts Group, will discuss how distributed GTL plants, based on modular technology and incorporating microchannel reactors, show great promise for improving the profitability of shale gas and other smaller scale gas developments worldwide.
The talk will be take place at 2:20 pm on Monday 8 October in Theatre C as part of the Gas to Liquids stream of the CoTEs (Centres of Technical Excellence) free-to-attend educational theatres located on the exhibition show floor. A feature article discussing modular GTL in greater detail will be published on the same day in GasTech News, the daily conference newspaper distributed free to all delegates.
The Oxford Catalysts Group will also be exhibiting at GasTech, at stand C66 in the Main Hall.
Neville Hargreaves, Business Development Director, Oxford Catalysts Group says:
“The key to modular GTL plants lies in the combination of microchannel technology with highly active catalysts. My presentation will show how this technology makes modular GTL plants attractive, describe demonstration and commercial projects, and discuss its potential for improving the economics of shale gas developments.”