Prospects of GTL Technology Use in the Oil and Gas Industry
Svetlana Semenovna Zakharova1, Nikolai Petrovich Zhirkov2
1Svetlana Semenovna Zakharova, North-Eastern Federal University, Russia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk, 58 Belinsky str, Russia.
2Nikolai Petrovich Zhirkov, North-Eastern Federal University, Russia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk, 58 Belinsky str, Russia.
Manuscript received on 12 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 16 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 4530-4532 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6819098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6819.098319
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Abstract: Progress of the global energy industry as well as resources of natural gas of Russia were indicated in this article. The main region of their development over the years is Western Siberia, where more than 80% of gas reserves are explored. It is from here that the main stream of Russian gas flows to countries in Eastern and Western Europe. To date, good prospects have been opened for the preparation of gas reserves and production in eastern Russia with the launch of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, which determined the high importance of this region, which is of strategic interest to the gas industry in Russia. The main resources of natural gas will be located in remote from the existing gas transmission system, inaccessible areas and areas with a harsh climate, where there are no large markets for the consumption of hydrocarbons. In connection with this, the search is underway for the transportation of natural gas, alternative to pipeline transportation, to the places of consumption. Three possible options are considered. According to the “General scheme for the development of the gas industry for the period up to 2030” , one of the promising options for the development of gas processing industries is the development and implementation of efficient technologies for the production of synthetic liquid fuels (GTL technology) aimed at solving the problems of developing small, mature and hard-to-reach natural gas fields. The special emphasize was made on one of the promising variants of gas-processing productions development – development and implementation of GTL (Gas to liquid) technology as a new method of production of synthetic liquid hydrocarbons from natural gas. Relevance, possible advantages, and prospects of GTL technology were also mentioned. The example of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) shown the possibility of using GTL technology, using as a raw material of natural gas of the Middle-Vilyusk gas condensate (gk) field. Also shown in this article are experimental details of the study of an individual hydrocarbon gas composition, which was determined using the gas chromatography method. The conclusion was made on the Republic’s Oil and Gas Complex’s overall potential cost-benefit in case of GTL technology implementation.
Keywords: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Synthetic Fuel, GTL Technology (Gas to Liquids), Hydrocracking, Hydroisomerization.
Scope of the Article: Welding Technology