Monetizing stranded gas : economic valuation of GTL and LNG projects

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Title: Monetizing stranded gas : economic valuation of GTL and LNG projects
Author: Black, Brodie Gene, 1986-
Abstract: Globally , there are significant quantities of natural gas reserves that lie economically or physically stranded from markets . Options to monetize such reserves include Gas to Liquids (GTL ) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG ) technologies . GTL is a unique monetization option that brings natural gas products to crude oil markets . This technology is commercially immature , appears to have attractive market potential , requires substantial capital investments , and has uncertain operating costs and revenue generation . LNG is a more established monetization option . Project economics for the two technologies are reviewed , as well as literature evaluating such for either or both . Discounted cash flow models are studied for two project scenarios , and results are discussed and compared . The modeling effort seeks to inform the decision to invest in GTL or LNG for the monetization of a stranded gas reserve .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1342
Date: 2010-11-01

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Monetizing stranded gas : economic valuation of GTL and LNG projects. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1342 .

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