Project Highlights

Methanol, DME & GTL from Natural Gas

DME, Methanol, and GTL plant design for large & small-scale application both on and off-shore. Designs are able to handle a wide variety of natural gas compositions. 

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Topside Engineering for Off-Shore & FPSO

Innovative process design for challenging FPSO applications including production of fuels & chemicals from off-shore gas fields.

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Polymer Reactor & Properties Design

Breakthrough improvements in product quality by integrating first principle polymer chemistry with reaction engineering analysis.

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Heavy Oil Upgrading

Extensive experience of key process technologies in heavy oil upgrading process development, including feasibility studies, technology selection, process development, and engineering. 

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Sale & Cost-Effective Offshore Piping Design

Short-term operation planning in the form of operational safety studies, such as predicting the behavior of topside processes under a variety of scenarios. 

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Economic & Technology Feasibilty Studies

Independent evaluations of economic, market, and technical feasibility, as well as expert advice on reducing scale-up risk and project implementation plans. 

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Process Experience

The extensive process experience enables RES to quickly analyze problems and assess the feasibility of a solution.

Petroleum Refining

  • Delayed coking process
  • Heavy oil process
  • Hydrocrackers
  • Hydrotreaters
  • Slurry reactor design
  • Solvent deasphalting process

New Energy & Power Systems

  • Biomass gasification
  • Cellulosic biomass fermentation
  • Coal gasification
  • Dimethyl Ether (DME) plant
  • GTL plant
  • Reformers, autothermal & steam
  • Li-Ion Battery


  • Alpha-olefin
  • Acrylic acid
  • Ammonia
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Carbon black
  • Ethylene furnace
  • Ethylene dichloride furnace
  • Gamma-Butyrolactone
  • Methanol plant
  • Nitric acid
  • Styrene
  • Propylene oxide
  • Vinyl chloride (VCM)


  • Ion Exchange Resin
  • Polyolefins - LDPE, LLDPE, PP, ICP
  • Suspension & Emulsion PVC
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, Alcohol
  • Polystyrene - GPPS, SAN
  • Engineering Plastics - PET, PBT, PC
  • Super Absorbent Polymer

Project Experience

RES provides a complete range of research and engineering services. See project highlights for detailed description.

Project Feasibility Study & Management

  • Technology comparison and assessment
  • Project implementation
  • Feedstock procurement
  • Product market size and price
  • Risks and mitigation

Operations Support and Training

  • Training program for process engineers
  • Start-up/Shut-down procedure and verification
  • Operator training simulator

Control & Safety

  • Process control design & verification
  • Emergency shut-down procedure verification

Process Engineering

  • Process development
  • Process design
  • Process feasibility study
  • Process cost estimation
  • Process scale-up
  • Process optimization

Reactor Development

  • Reaction mechanism analysis
  • Reaction mechanism development
  • Reactor troubleshooting
  • Reactor development
  • Reactor scale-up
  • Reactor design


  • Catalyst development
  • Catalyst optimization

Solutions, Delivered

RES has delivered over 100 successful solutions to customers around the world. Over 90% of RES' customers are repeat customers with expanding relationship.