06172124 is referenced by 235 patents and cites 115 patents.

A process for converting a hydrocarbon gas (e.g. natural gas) to syngas which, in turn, is converted into a liquid hydrocarbon product wherein a substantial amount of the heat generated in the process is recovered for use in generating steam needed in the process or for conversion into mechanical energy. Further, tail gas produced by the process is used to fuel the gas turbine which, in turn, is used power the compressors needed for compressing the air used in the process. By using tail gas to fuel the gas turbine, less of the compressed combustion-air is needed to cool the combustion gases in the turbine and, instead, can be used to provide a portion of the process-air required in the process; thereby possibly saving up to 20 to 30 percent of the horsepower otherwise needed to compress the required volume of process-air.

Title
Process for converting gas to liquids
Application Number
8/950312
Publication Number
6172124 (B2)
Application Date
October 14, 1997
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Richard L Payne
McKinney
TX, US
Gary L Beer
Plano
TX, US
John R Wolflick
McKinney
TX, US
Agent
Baker Botts L
US
Assignee
Sybtroleum Corporation
OK, US
IPC
C07C 27/00
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