Small-scale GTL

INFRA’s technology can be used in small-scale modular transportable gas-to-liquids units based on the direct conversion of natural gas into synthetic oil, in particular, for the utilization of associated petroleum gas or distributed bio-resources.


Light synthetic oil with unique quality characteristics:

  • More than 95% of liquid light fractions (FBP <360 °C).
  • No sulphur and aromatics.
  • Large fraction of iso-paraffins and olefins.
  • High (up to 70) cetane number for diesel fuel.
  • Large (up to 45%) of jet fuel fraction.
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INFRA’s process allows to produce 1 barrel of synthetic oil (60/40 mixture of gasoline and diesel fractions with high share of jet fuel) per 10,000 cubic feet of gas (methane equivalent).

INFRA’s Gas-To-Liquid products are fully compatible with the existing oil industry infrastructure, processes and technologies and with the existing fleet of transportation vehicles. Its premium synthetic fuels correspond to the highest ecological requirements: zero aromatics, zero sulphur, zero nitrogen, etc. INFRA’s synthetic oil easily mixes and can be transported with mineral oil.

Technical Information
Feedstock requirements
  • Pressure – None.
  • Temperature – None.
  • Methane content - 60-100%
  • Carbon dioxide content - 0-25% with increasing productivity.
  • Sulphur > 4.0 ppm requires optional wet desulfurization block.
  • Oxygen < 50.0 ppm.
Typical Scope of Supply
  • Synthesis Gas Generation.
  • Syngas Conditioning & Carbon Capture Block.
  • Fischer-Tropsch Block.
  • Product Separation.
  • Control Room.
  • Can be shipped in assembled modules.
Add-on Options
  • Natural gas compression block.
  • Wet desulfurization block.
  • Electricity generation block.
  • Water capture and recycle block.
  • Drop-in fuel production e.g., diesel.
Key Features
  • Eliminates flaring in an economically feasible manner.
  • Converts 1 million standard cubic feet of gas per day into 100 barrels of premium synthetic crude. High value.
  • No by-products.
  • Easily relocated. Modular.
Key benefits
  • Low CAPEX and OPEX.
  • Produce high quality single liquid product – synthetic crude (no heavy waxes) which does not require hydrocracking and upgrading, and mixes well with crude oil.
  • Stable product. No by-products.
  • Synthetic crude is fully compatible with the existing oil infrastructure and is easily upgradable to diesel.
  • Processes feed gas with varying density.
  • Handles CO2 rich gas (up to 25% in feed increases the productivity).
  • No requirements for NGL & nitrogen removal from feed gas.
  • High carbon efficiency.
  • Modular, compact and movable containerized design.
  • Self-sustained process (no-grid electricity and no fresh water required). No requirement for continuous flaring.