Major milestone: First Gas Flows From Offshore Into The Pearl GTL Plant In Qatar

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Qatar Petroleum and Shell today announced the first flow of dedicated offshore gas into the Pearl GTL plant located in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the State of Qatar.

Shell, which is the operator of the Pearl GTL plant developed under a Production and Sharing Agreement with QP, has opened natural gas wells offshore allowing the first sour gas to flow through a subsea pipeline into the giant GTL plant onshore. Sections of the Pearl GTL plant will be started up progressively over the coming months.

The Pearl GTL project was launched in July 2006 and the first stone was laid by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Heir Apparent in February 2007.

Pearl GTL is the largest energy project ever launched in the State of Qatar, in terms of total investments. It consists of two offshore platforms 60 kilometres off the Qatar coast, connected by pipeline to the largest Gas to Liquids plant ever built, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry said: "This project will play an important role in further enhancing our diversification of the North Field gas utilisation and will support the optimisation of Qatar’s competitive position in the world markets by supplying ultra clean GTL products. I would like to congratulate the Qatar Petroleum and Shell teams on first on-shore gas. The scale, technology and safety record on Pearl GTL have broken all records. This is a proud day for the State of Qatar, for Qatar Petroleum and for our partner Shell."

Peter Voser, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell said: “Today is an important milestone in the Pearl GTL project, and we are on a clear pathway towards the start up of gas to liquids production. I would like to thank Qatar Petroleum and the State of Qatar for their support throughout, to make such a substantial project possible.”

Once fully operational, Pearl will produce 1.6 billion cubic feet of gas per day from the North Field, which will be processed to generate 120,000 barrels per day of condensate and natural gas liquids and 140,000 barrels per day of gas to liquids (GTL) products. Gas-to-liquids products are high quality, clean-burning oil products such as gasoil, high specification lubricants base oils, and chemicals feedstock.

Source: Shell

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