Shell has been developing gasification technology since 1956. The Shell Gasification Process can monetize refinery residues and heavy oils to make a truly ‘bottomless refinery’.

The Shell Gasification process is highly efficient process delivering high pressure steam and can handle heavy high Sulphur viscous residues , such as thermal cracked residue, Solvent de-Asphalter residue (DoA), the bottom streams of the Ebullated bed units and Fluidized cat. Cracking (FCC) units, as well as natural gas and refinery gases. Customers use the syngas to produce hydrogen, generate power or as feedstock to further chemical processes such as fertilizer. One of the key advantages of gasification is that CO2 can be captured for storage or used in green houses.

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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.

Global Experience

Discover how we are able to understand and anticipate your operational needs. With a history of over 60 years in gasification research and over 96 residue gasifiers in operation in China, Canada, Qatar and more worldwide.