In conclusion, opportunities for optimisation can be lost if each process block is designed individually and not in an integrated manner. A tender that allows for integration offers the opportunity to realise such optimisation.
Some of the key values of integration in gas processing are that it potentially enables:
- better control of SO2 emissions and an improved ability to handle fluctuations in the feed gas H2S/CO2 ratio;
- maximisation of the synergies between units;
- better control of design margins;
- shorter project execution schedules; and
- fewer interfaces to manage, i.e., single point of contact for commercial activities.
If project developers are open to an integrated approach through one licensor in the very early stages of project development, then it is possible for them to secure significant financial and practical benefits.
Based on extensive experience in licensing integrated gas processing designs, Shell Global Solutions has a consistent track record of executing integrated value-adding gas processing projects.
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Pavan Chilukuri is Licensing Technical Manager with Shell Global Systems, Amsterdam, with MENA responsibilities for planning and delivering process designs that enable best-achievable NPV for gas processing blocks in upstream and downstream process configurations. He holds a MBA (strategy) from Duke University and a professional doctorate (chemical engineering) from Twente University, The Netherlands.
Anton Demmers is a Senior Process Engineer with Shell Global Systems, supporting the Shell licensing team, and is design integrator for complex gas processing third party projects. During over 30 years with Shell, he has worked in research teams studying downstream catalytic processes as well as gas treating processes mostly related to sulphur conversion processes. He studied chemical analysis in The Netherlands (University of Applied Science, HBO-B).
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