Aging infrastructure. Stringent environmental policies and carbon reduction initiatives. Evolving fuel standards. An ever-changing communications and digital landscape. As the manufacturing and distribution of hydrocarbon byproducts becomes increasingly challenging, it’s time for downstream oil and gas providers to rethink their processes to be safer and more sustainable.
Globally, energy consumption continues to increase, month-over-month, year-over-year. You need value-added products that will maximize yields, grow profit margins, reduce costs, and tighten environmental and product quality standards.
As the last and final link in the value-chain, it’s an opportune time to incorporate digital technology and operational excellence to improve your productivity and profitability. We’re here to help.
Whether you’re considering a new build or retrofitting and upgrading an existing refinery, we can help you to move your project forward. From front-end conceptual studies through to execution, we have the skills and experience to deliver your project. Our due diligence reviews and product market studies can help add certainty to your project outcomes. We are highly skilled in conceptualization and can develop configurations for refineries of all sizes, including performing CAPEX and OPEX estimating and financial modeling.
Maximizing the value obtained for bitumen and heavy oil is critical to project economics. We’re experienced in the full upgrading of heavy feedstocks to create high quality, light, low-sulfur crude, or partial upgrading to a lighter crude to help free up pipeline capacity and provide higher netbacks. We can help you produce your most valuable and marketable sales oil.
The rise of liquids-rich natural gas (NGL) production has ushered in a wave of low-cost NGL supply. Opportunities exist for companies to take advantage of inexpensive feedstocks to create value-added products. We can design facilities to produce olefins and aromatics from NGL feedstocks that can be used as the building-blocks for a wide range of materials such as solvents, detergents, adhesives, and the basis for polymers used in plastics, resins, fibers, lubricants, and gels.
Liquefied natural gas processing
The potential for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is tremendous. But LNG projects are not always so easy. Remote locations provide tough challenges, and often have extreme environmental standards. We work to minimize these risks and increase stakeholder value through efficient project planning and execution, while using strategies such as modularization. Our core expertise in transportation, handling, conversion, and storage of LNG helps provide a well-thought-out plan that incorporates all aspects of your project site.
Unconventional syngas production
With growing global environmental consciousness and the emergence of the circular economy, the ambition to create fuel and chemical products from biomass and/or waste is becoming an imperative. By applying our gasification and syngas treatment expertise, we can devise viable options to monetize just about any feedstock you may have. The syngas produced through gasification can be used in a multitude of applications, including power generation, steelmaking, and the production of liquid fuels and chemicals.
Natural gas is becoming increasingly abundant. No longer limited to power generation and space heating, it’s being converted to high-value products such as liquid transportation fuels and chemicals.
There has been tremendous technological development in gas-to-liquids (GTL) conversion technology in recent years. We have been working alongside technology developers, assisting Fischer-Tropsch (FT) and syngas generation licensors with proprietary technology development, as well as crafting various non-FT-based syngas conversion solutions, including methanol-to-gasoline and similar flow schemes. This bespoke capability has been honed over more than a decade of dedication and focus.
Biomass- (BTL) and waste- (WTL) to-liquids is a pathway to the production of transportation fuels and chemicals from abundant, renewable resources such as biomass, municipal solid waste, and other refuse-derived feedstocks. Recent advances in these technologies offer large fuel consumers such as rail and aviation companies and chemical producers, for whom electrification through renewable sources is not an option, lower carbon intensity options. Our deep expertise can fully exploit the potential synergies offered by hybrid gas-to-liquid and waste or biomass-to-liquid concepts to exploit the synergy of high-carbon and lower-carbon options.
Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)
Whether it’s for pre-combustion capture, post-combustion capture, or oxy-fuel combustion, we can design and implement the most appropriate carbon capture system to meet your purification needs by leveraging the best CO2 capture technologies.
Our extensive track record with CO2 projects— compression, dehydration, pipelining, and injection—puts us in a unique position to help you progress and implement your project.
Additionally, our sub-surface engineering and geoscience specialists can help you with your understanding of the geological and reservoir aspects that are critical to a successful CCS project, whether it’s for geological storage in saline aquifers, or enhanced oil recovery projects.