At PTT RTI, we focus on the research and technology development to support business of PTT Group to be in line with the business strategy and plan. The activities are in response to the direction of the Company which underscores development of quality products and process, competitiveness enhancement, prompt responsiveness to customer and high capabilities in supporting rapid growth of operations of the companies under PTT Group.
1. Petroleum Products and Alternative Fuels Research
- Conduct research and development of fuel products and alternative fuels (Fuel Development and Application) for every industrial sector (transportation, power generation and industries)
Conduct study, research and technology development of befoul production e.g. ethanol, biodiesel, synthetic diesel (or Bio-Hydrogenated Diesel: BHD) produced from vegetable oil, and biomass fuel in order to replace petroleum.
- Conduct research and development of lubrication products for automotive industry (Lubrication Development).
- Conduct research and development of industrial lubrications, grease products, specialties and by-products from petroleum production process
2. Process Technology Research
- Conduct research and development of catalyst and adsorbent
- Conduct research and development of separation and purification in production process.
- Conduct research and development of process development & modification and process simulation & modeling.
- Conduct research and development of petrochemical & polymer products to create added-value and improve product quality.
- To be a center of research, development and efficiency evaluation, monitoring and technology assessment and to carry out database of catalyst & adsorbent in petroleum and petrochemical industries of PTT Group..
3. Energy Application Technique and Engine Test
- Conduct research and development of smart technology and select energy application technique to support businesses of PTT Group (Energy application technique).
- Conduct research on energy efficiency optimization and energy conservation technique application in industrial and commercial sectors to support businesses of PTT Group Energy (Efficiency and Conservation technique).
- Design research and experiment model and control system from laboratory to pilot scale.
- Conduct research, test and evaluation of advanced engine, vehicle, combustion, emission, from the use of petroleum & petrochemical products, natural gas, and alternative fuels. (Combustion research and engine test).
- Conduct engineering research and development of natural gas for industrial and vehicle (NGV) applications to support businesses of PTT Group.
4. Environmental Research and Management
- To be center for study, research and technology of control, treatment and rehabilitation of environment and to conduct research and development of waste for use in order to create added-value and mitigate or prevent environmental impact on the business of PTT Group.
- Conduct research and assess environmental quality (Environmental Assessment Research) in order to identify guidelines, methods and measures in solving, improve and prevent environmental impact from the business of PTT for both short and long terms.
- Conduct test and evaluate efficiency of the technology of control, treatment and rehabilitation of environment so as to offer suggestions to the companies under PTT Group.
- Develop environmental database, technique and environmental technology and keep abreast with laws, standard and trends of environmental technology.
5. Geo-science & Petroleum Engineering Research
- To be an excellent center of technology of natural gas exploration and production, oil and geothermal energy of Thailand.
- To be an operation center of conventional reservoirs, unconventional reservoirs, flow assurance and production chemistry of Thailand.
- Conduct research and development of exploration and production technology of conventional reservoir e.g. Surface and Sub-surface, related Technology with Enhanced Oil Recovery and Improved Gas Recovery, etc in order to support Gas Business, Exploration and Production business and International business of PTT Group
- Conduct research and development of exploration and production technology of unconventional reservoir e.g. Oil Sand, Heavy Oil, Oil Shale, Shale Gas, Coal Bed Methane, Deep Water Reservoirs in order to support Gas Business, Exploration and Production business and International business of PTT Group.
- Conduct research and development of technology of exploration and production of other geothermal energy such as coal and geothermal, etc.
- Conduct research and development of technology of chemicals and material science applied in fields and process of oil and gas production (Gas & Oil Field and Process Chemicals) in order to support PTT Group.
- Conduct research and development of production chemistry technology to increase service life of the plant and pipeline system (plant and pipeline integrity) for instance corrosion, scale, hydrate and flow assurance, etc to support PTT Group.