Oryx Gtl Plant
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Sasol / Qatar Petroleum
  • Website: http://www.oryxgtl.com.qa/
  • Location: Ras Laffan, Qatar
  • Capacity: 1.7 million tons/annum & 34,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The Oryx GTL plant is a "world first": the first plant to convert natural gas to liquid fuel at commercial scale.
  • It utilizes the proprietary, low-temperature Sasol Slurry Phase Distillate(TM) (SPD (TM)) process that is based on Fischer-Tropsch technology. 330 million cubic feet per day of lean natural gas from Qatar's North Gas Field in the Gulf provided the feedstock to produce a planned 34,000 barrels per day (b/d) of liquids.

Refining Units

  • Fischer-Tropsch (FT) units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • Oryx GTL will be using around 330 million cubic feet per day of “lean” gas from Qatar's North Gas Field

Products Produced

  • 24,000 b/d of diesel, 9,000 b/d of naphtha and 1,000 b/d of liquefied petroleum gas.

Ongoing Projects

  • Further planned expansions of Oryx GTL includes increasing the capacity of the Oryx GTL to about 100 000 b/d and exploring building an integrated GTL plant with a capacity of about 130 000 b/d in future

Other Information

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  • 2001 - Foster Wheeler was awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract
  • 2003 - Construction commenced
  • 2006 - Inauguration of the facility
  • 2007 - Plant Start up

Relevant Links

  2. Foster Wheeler Awarded Contract for Gas-To-Liquids Project in Qatar
  3. Project update: Oryx gas-to-liquids (GTL) Joint Venture
  4. Foster Wheeler Celebrates Official Inauguration of Groundbreaking Oryx GTL Plant in Qatar; US$950 Million Oryx GTL Plant is the ''First of a Kind'' for the Conversion of Natural Gas to Liquid Fuel
  5. Oryx GTL inauguration

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