Economics favor GTL projects with condensate coproduction

GTL OUTLOOK-Conclusion Michael J. Corke Purvin & Gertz Inc. London A moderate scale (20,000 b/d) gas-to-liquids (GTL) project can have viable economics if condensate revenues are credited to the project. Many reserves contain valuable condensates and other liquids as well as natural gas. Without such coproduction, near-to-medium term economics are challenging. A few projects of this size will pave the way for larger projects that benefit from economies of scale. The larger projects will have viable economics without the benefits of liquid coproduction. Liquid coproduction gives the larger projects even stronger economics. These economics and further technology developments ...

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