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 natural gas from the water and condensate. Second, the contaminants, 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 enabler of any gas treating facility. However, if the design is not adequate, 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 recovery blocks. This provides substantial opportunities for integration and, therefore, optimisation. Customers can therefore benefit from reduced operating costs and decreased capital expenditure.
Moreover, because these designs leverage Shell affiliates’ owner–operator experience, additional benefits may include increased 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.