Pearl GTL is a world-scale project located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80km north of Doha, Qatar.
Pearl GTL (gas-to-liquids) is the world’s largest plant to turn natural gas into cleaner-burning fuels and lubricants. Fully ramped up since 2012, the plant helps to meet the world’s growing demand for cleaner energy. Discover the project and the people involved.
Inside Pearl GTL
The Pearl team checked thousands of pieces of equipment as they worked to breathe life into the plant.
Through teamwork and an imaginative approach to training, the Pearl GTL project set a safety record.
Shell and Qatar Petroleum achieved record times for drilling wells in Qatar’s North Field at the Pearl GTL project, resulting in significant savings.
Water is a resource that is hard to come by in Qatar’s desert climate. The Pearl GTL plant produces more water than gas-to-liquids products.
Pearl Village is a 170-acre residential area built to house the huge number of contractor staff who constructed Pearl GTL.
Catalysts speed up chemical reactions, and are central to the process of converting natural gas to liquid fuels and other products.
At Pearl GTL, Qatar, we have built one of the world’s largest processing plants to turn sulphur from the giant North Field gas field into widely used products.
Shell’s Pearl GTL plant in Qatar produces water which is then recycled to avoid the need for fresh supplies – crucial in a country where every drop of water counts.
Discover the project and the people involved in the Pearl GTL project by watching these videos.