Shell Catalysts & Technologies can draw on experience from the entire gas treating process from reservoir to market. Shell’s 100 years of expertise in natural gas processing and gas treating technology helps resource owners by providing reliable, easy to operate, economically attractive line-ups that are environmentally responsible.
The first step in natural gas processing is to separate the raw nat-ural gas from the water and condensate. Second, the contami-nants, which include hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), mercaptans, carbonyl sulphide (COS) and mercury, must be removed.
Robust gas processing equipment designs are an important ena-bler of any gas treating facility. However, if the design is not ade-quate, the operator can encounter significant operational issues.
Integration is key. For instance, Shell’s gas processing designs are integrated with the downstream gas treating and sulphur re-covery blocks. This provides substantial opportunities for integra-tion and, therefore, optimisation. Customers can therefore benefit from reduced operating costs and decreased capital expenditure.
Moreover, because these designs leverage Shell affiliates’ own-er–operator experience, additional benefits may include in-creased reliability, enhanced operability; and improved safety.
For over 60 years Shell licenses these technologies, enabling other oil and gas operators to safely and economically deliver on specification gas to consumers all over the globe. In the process, our technologies are continuously improving and evolving to meet the challenges of today and into the future.