The process technology and economics for making polymer grade propylene via enhanced FCC processes are assessed. Several enhanced FCC technologies are described. FCC unit economics are compared for the enhanced FCC technologies versus conventional FCC operations with ZSM-5 additive.
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This report analyzes the shale gas resource potential of countries outside North America, and identifies the most likely sources of commercial production outside of North America over the next five years. This report also considers petrochemical production economics based on feedstocks currently being utilized and the potential impact of shale gas in countries presently using heavier feedstocks.
This techno-economic report offers a review of the options available to refiners and ship owners to conform to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) global sulfur specification that will take effect in 2020. Refiners must consider continuing current HSFO production, new fuel oil blending options, installing residue desulfurization technology to produce LSFO or installing residue upgrading technology to reduce HSFO production. Ship owners must comply by purchasing more expensive compliant fuels, installing exhaust gas scrubbing units on their ships or switching to an alternative fuel that is inherently low sulfur. The report also provides economics for these options in various regions under a consistent first quarter 2017 price scenario and includes an analysis of the global bunker fuels market.
This report details the potential uses of fuel grade and calcinable petroleum coke, as well as the processes and chemistry related to their production. Economic analyses of the potential uses are explored. A market analysis of both classes is included.
This report has two key goals: to review and compare the technologies and equipment that are employed to unload, store and vaporize LNG; and to identify and describe the key opportunities and threats facing regasification terminal project development going forward.
This report identifies the principal forms of unconventional gas and discusses the operational and technical challenges faced by the developers of shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane, and gas hydrate resources. Nexant also presents some of the methods and innovations devised to economically identify and produce these resources, and optimize well operations. Finally, Nexant profiles and assesses global unconventional natural gas production.
This report analyzes the integration of refineries and petrochemical facilities considering integration of steam cracking and aromatics. Regional variations in the extent of integration and the underlying reasons are analyzed. The economic benefits are quantified for three producing regions.
The technologies and economics for the recovery of natural gas liquids (NGLs) are presented. In addition, an overview of the NGL market is provided.
The purpose of this report is to introduce the concept of small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a gas monetization and supply solution. This report will identify the commercial and regional drivers behind small-scale LNG development, thereby highlighting the attendant potential business development opportunities to Nexant’s clientele.
This report reviews the current and future developments in the small-scale gas to liquids technologies that utilize stranded or associated natural gas as feedstock. Detailed process descriptions and comparative process economics are included