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GTL collaboration: Jereh and Primus Green Energy

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Primus Green Energy Inc. a gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology and solutions company that transforms methane and other hydrocarbon gases into gasoline, methanol and diluent, and Jereh, an international, integrated oil and gas company specialising in oil and gas EPC services, oilfield technology services and equipment manufacturing, today announced the launch of a global market collaboration.

Primus and Jereh will jointly market and deploy a range of flexible, robust GTL systems – including gas-to-gasoline and gas-to-methanol systems – that use Primus' proprietary STG+TM process to produce high-quality liquid products from natural gas. The technology economically transforms natural gas feedstocks into liquid end products at scales as small as 4 million ft3/d (100 000 m3/d) of natural gas.

Comments on the collaboration

"With the rapidly growing demand for gas monetisation technologies, this collaboration will provide prospective clients with a unique opportunity to obtain a best-in-class GTL solution on a comprehensive lump-sum single vendor basis," said Sam Golan, Chief Executive Officer of Primus Green Energy.

"Jereh has a strong global marketing network and world-class fabrication, engineering and delivery capabilities, making this the ideal collaboration for the strategic deployment of our GTL systems."

What the technology offers

The STG+ technology can use a range of natural gas feedstocks, including wellhead and pipeline gas, dry or wet associated gas, "stranded" ethane, excess syngas from underutilised reformers or mixed natural gas liquids. The systems' stranded and associated gas applications offer an ideal solution to the lack of traditional natural gas pipeline infrastructure in remote locations, enabling the monetisation of gas that would otherwise be stranded or flared.

The low sulfur, zero benzene gasoline produced through the STG+ process can be sold into a refinery blending pool or directly into the wholesale market. Methanol produced through the GTL systems can be sold into regional markets or used onsite in oil and gas production operations, where it functions as a corrosion or scale inhibitor, a friction reducer, inhibitor of hydrate formation and a fracturing fluid flowback enhancer.

Jereh comments

"Through this partnership, Jereh and Primus offer the energy industry an unmatched gas monetisation solution from a single vendor that utilises a best-in-class GTL technology," said Li Weibin, Vice President at Jereh. "Our combined team will support clients during every phase of the implementation, guaranteeing seamless project delivery and maximum performance of the advanced systems."

Furthermore, the pre-engineered, modular units are fabricated offsite, then transported to the project site for final assembly, enabling rapid delivery and expedited construction time.

Testing the process

Primus' process has been validated through over 7000 hours of operation at its commercial testing plant in Hillsborough, New Jersey. By comparison with other GTL technologies, Primus' STG+ process holds many key advantages, including record low capital and operating costs, high liquid product quality, zero wastewater, and unmatched process simplicity. These advantages result in STG+ technology being uniquely economical at all scales, starting as small as 100 000 m3/d of feed gas.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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