Worley leads FEED for Cerilon’s GTL base oil project in North Dakota
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Worley leads FEED for Cerilon’s GTL base oil project in North Dakota

Cerilon GTL ND Inc. has officially chosen Worley to handle the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for a pioneering gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in North Dakota, U.S.A. This facility, set to be the first of its kind globally, will integrate carbon capture and sequestration on a commercial scale, marking a significant advancement in sustainable energy practices. The site, near Trenton, was selected for several reasons, including its proximity to abundant natural gas supplies, access to road and rail transportation, and existing local infrastructure.

Cerilon is an international, privately held corporation, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The project aims to convert natural gas into approximately 3,816 cubic meters (24,000 barrels) per day of high-performance synthetic products such as Group III+ base oils, ultra-low sulfur diesel, and naphtha. The inclusion of carbon capture technology positions this GTL facility at the forefront of environmental innovation within the industry.

Worley, a global professional services company specialising in energy, chemicals, and resources, is already working on the pre-FEED phase and will continue into the FEED phase. The project will be managed from Worley’s Calgary, Canada, office, with additional support provided by its Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teams around the world.

Chris Ashton, CEO of Worley, expressed enthusiasm about the project, highlighting its alignment with Worley’s commitment to supporting the production of lower-carbon products and energy. This initiative is not only a stride towards reducing carbon footprints but also supports domestic production of base oils that are currently largely imported.

The project underscores Worley’s strategic focus on sustainability and innovation in its operations, reflecting its broader mission to bridge the gap between traditional energy sources and the shift towards more sustainable alternatives.