Since we began our gasification research in the 1950’s, more than 170 residue gasifiers have been built. There are currently 96 residue gasifiers in operation worldwide. We also operate our own gasifiers, which helps us to understand and anticipate your operational needs.

Fujian Refinery & Ethylene Project, China

  • 2200 t/d of De-oiled Asphalt (DoA) from Solvent De-Asphalting Unit;
  • 80,000 Nm3/h of Hydrogen production;
  • 200 MW power generation capacity;

NEXEN Long Lake Project, Canada

  • 72,000 bbl/d of bitumen from the Athabasca oil sands
  • The heavy asphaltene by-product of the primary upgrading process feeds a 3,800-t/d SGP unit
  • Produces hydrogen for the hydrocracker and steam for the steam-assisted gravity drainage operations.

Shell Pearl Gas-to-liquids (GTL) Project, Qatar

  • The world’s largest GTL plant: 18 gasifiers
  • Peak production: 1.6Bcf/d natural gas into:
    • 140,000 bbl/d of GTL products; and
    • 120,000 boe/d of condensate, liquefied petroleum gas and ethane


Why Gasification?

Gasification is a clean, reliable and flexible way to create synthesis gas (syngas) from low-value feedstocks for the production of high-value products and power. Discover how Shell gasification technologies are delivering advantages for refiners, petrochemical companies and power generators.

Shell Gasification Process

The Shell Gasification Process (SGP) is a clean, efficient, reliable and proven technology. When integrated with other upgrading and treating technologies, it can convert a wide range of low-value refinery residues and asphaltenes into syngas for a variety of applications. Find out how we can help you to deliver bottom-of-the-barrel value.

Products and Applications

Learn about our broad range of applications and products that are used in the Shell Gasification Process, helping to monetize refinery residues and heavy oils to make a truly bottomless refinery.