Hydrogen Opportunities in Saudi Arabia

  • H. K. Abdel-Aal
  • E. G. Peattie

Abstract

A source of hydrogen is the methane in the well-head gas from the oil fields of Saudi Arabia. 2.5 billion cubic feet per day are available and it is possible to design a plant using one billion cubic feet per day with a production of 8700 Tons of liquified hydrogen. Three alternative methods are examined: the LNG route, the methanol route and the direct manufacture and liquification in Saudi Arabia. These methods are described in detail, costs are developed and the processes are evaluated by economic indicators for profit-ability. While both methanol and direct liquification are of about equal economic attractiveness, the latter is recommended for Saudi Arabia.

Keywords

Methane Carbide Petroleum Hydrocarbon Carbon Monoxide 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Abdel-Aal
    • 1
  • E. G. Peattie
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentCollege of Petroleum & MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

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