“Gazohim Techno” Presented Report at “GTL&CTL Technologies 2014” Conference 

Alexander Dergachev, Chief Engineer, presented the report “Design Solutions of Experimental-Industrial Mini-GTL Plant” at the “GTL&CTL Technologies 2014» Conference that was held by CREON company on the 27th of March, 2014.

An experimental-industrial mini-GTL plant with the nominated capacity of 10.2 mln m3/year is planned to be deployed within the gas-processing cluster being created in Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district – Yugra.

As of the date of the conference the basic design is realized and long-lead equipment is ordered: compressor equipment, desulphurization modules. The start of startup-setup operations is scheduled for the middle of 2015.

Alexander Dergachev answered questions of oil companies’ representatives concerning technical and technological solutions of the plant being designed.  

Until recently it was considered that low-tonnage methanol production is ubiquitously unprofitable. But small methanol plants proved to be effective under the conditions of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

The actual conditions (location, feedstock, requirements for quality of products, demand for GTL products) still stay the determinative factor of success in low-tonnage gas chemistry industry. There exists no all-purpose profitability formula for such projects; joint technical and economic assessment of an extractive company together with a vendor of a technological solution is needed. The mini-GTL plant in Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district is also to have a pay-off period acceptable for potential customers.