Inside Pearl GTL

Pearl GTL - overview

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

The world's largest gas-to-liquids plant

Pearl GTL is the world's largest plant to turn natural gas into cleaner-burning fuels and lubricants.

A smooth start-up

The Pearl team checked thousands of pieces of equipment as they worked to breathe life into the plant.

Safety record

Through teamwork and an imaginative approach to training, the Pearl GTL project set a safety record.

Delivering record-breaking performance offshore

Shell and Qatar Petroleum achieved record times for drilling wells in Qatar’s North Field at the Pearl GTL project, resulting in significant savings.

Producing water in the desert

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.

Housing thousands of workers

Pearl Village is a 170-acre residential area built to house the huge number of contractor staff who constructed Pearl GTL.

Catalysts: speeding up chemical reactions

Catalysts speed up chemical reactions, and are central to the process of converting natural gas to liquid fuels and other products.

Sulphur 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.

A man-made spring in Qatar

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.

Pearl GTL – video library

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