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World’s largest gas-to-liquids plant

Pearl GTL

Discover the processes at Pearl GTL

Producing water in the desert

Pearl GTL is the world’s largest plant to turn natural gas into cleaner-burning fuels. Now fully ramped up, the plant helps to meet the world’s growing demand for cleaner energy. Discover the project and the people involved.

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Pearl GTL is a world-scale project located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 80 km north of Doha, Qatar.

The world's largest plant to turn natural gas into cleaner-burning fuels and lubricants, Pearl GTL, is moving towards full production.

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 that, 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.

Water is a resource that is hard to come by in Qatar’s desert climate. The Pearl GTL plant will produce at least as much water as 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 they are central to the process of converting natural gas to liquid fuels and other products.

Environmental concerns mean hydrocarbon products. Finding ways to deal with growing stocks of sulphur is vital to the success of any major new project.

Shell’s Pearl GTL plant in Qatar makes synthetic oil products from natural gas, including cleaner-burning diesel and oils for advanced lubricants.

Discover the project and the people involved in the Pearl GTL project by watching these videos.

Explore the construction site at Ras Laffan and see the view from the Shell office in Doha.