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Building on our successful sell out conference last year, GAS TO LIQUIDS III will introduce the potential for this process, to the novice and expert alike.

This is a unique opportunity for you to gain a real and complete understanding of the newly emerging critical topics within Gas To Liquids, and the exploitation of gas reserves worldwide. This conference examines the key markets for this process and features presentations from or sanctioned by the leading companies in this field. Indeed this conference is YOUR vital first step to incorporating all the most recent developments in the Gas To Liquids field, examining technology, legislation, market acceptance, and other major drivers.

An outstanding panel of speakers will deliver vital information. The conference will combine the experience of prominent experts from the main players in GTL. The conference will also provide a forum for key officials to give their view on market potential as well as the major contractors.

Attendance at this conference is compulsory for any executive involved in the field of GTL or indeed the energy sector as a whole. GTL is poised to take the industry into the 21st century and this conference gives YOU and your company the opportunity to explore the fundamental questions that lie at the heart of GTL.

There is no more time efficient or cost effective method of ensuring that you and your colleagues are fully informed about the recent developments in GTL.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Fred Thackeray

Fred Thackeray, , Oil and Gas Economics Consultant

9:10 GAS EXPLOITATION STRATEGIES AND GTL

Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes, Associate Consultant, Purvin and Gertz

  • Global gas reserves and their location
  • Montizing the gas reserves, current technological options
  • Considerations for exploitation choice
  • Selecting one or multiple technologies, striking the balance
  • 9:40 CONTINUING THE G-T-L PROJECT

    Venkat K Venkataraman

    Venkat K Venkataraman, Product Manager, Federal Energy Technology Centre, US Department of Energy

  • Driving the technical program forward
  • Structuring a technical program and the issues covered
  • The importance of technology on developing the industry
  • Review of the conversion program (Phase 1)
  • The need for government intervention and the importance of ground level entry into new technical processes
  • An economic analysis of GTL technology
  • 10:20 MOSSGAS AND THEIR PLACE IN THE GTL BUSINESS

    Kobus Terblanche

    Kobus Terblanche, Technical and Development Executive, Mossgas

  • The Mossgas site
  • Markets for commercial syn-gas and associated products
  • Expanding the operation - MossGas in the global market
  • Future of the syn-gas markets and its exploitation of stranded gas
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RENTECH AND ITS DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF GTL

    Denis Yakobson

    Denis Yakobson, President and CEO, Rentech

  • An overview of the Rentech programme on deployment of its GTL technology
  • Achieving economic efficiency in Gas To Liquids projects
  • Benefits of conversion of methanol plants to GTL
  • Potential GTL impact on increasingly stringent environmental legislation
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:00 METHANOL AND GTL, THE CROSSOVER

    Terry Fitzpatrick

    Terry Fitzpatrick, Methanol Technical Manager, Synertix

  • Overview of the current global methanol markets
  • Methanex and Synertix, introducing the new technology
  • Benefits of providing syn-gas to different industries
  • Importance of feedstock pricing to methanol producers and GTL users
  • Future of methanol producers entering the GTL market and the increased move to revamp projects
  • 14:00 GTL A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    Simon Clarke

    Simon Clarke, Technology Co-ordinator for GTL, Foster Wheeler

  • Overview of technology available; Feedstock issues and product quality
  • Market access and size (power vs transport fuels vs chemicals); Maximising project revenues (products and services)
  • Supply chain logistics comparison
  • The greenhouse emissions issue
  • Engineering challenges (site, trains size, scale and “age” of technology, integration opportunities)
  • The five routes to successful project implementation
  • 14:40 ALASKA’S NORTH SLOPE

    Richard Peterson

    Richard Peterson, President and CEO, Alaska Natural Gas To Liquids Corporation

  • Introducing the North Slope of Alaska
  • Overview of the gas reserves predicted and established
  • Background to the regulatory environment of Alaska’s north slope
  • Reaching the market, existing gas strategies
  • Implementing GTL, the benefits of a GTL project, keeping the pipeline alive; Time frame of development
  • Future of GTL in Alaska and other domestic production areas
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 GAS HYDRATES

    Paul Martin

    Paul Martin, Senior Engineer, BG Technology

  • Introduction to gas hydrates
  • What is driving the explosion in hydrate studies
  • Economic of GTS transportation compared to LNG and GTL
  • Overview of the potential markets for gas hydrates
  • Capability of current shipping and transportation infra-structure to operate with GTS
  • Future of GTS and gas hydrates in a gas dependent global economy
  • 16:20 FINANCING GTL DEVELOPMENTS

    Peter Akroyd

    Peter Akroyd, Head of Natural Resources Industrial Finance, Industrial Bank of Japan

  • The current sources of funding available to the GTL investor
  • Difficulties faced due to the new nature of GTL technology and economics
  • The international financiers perspective
  • Government guarantees for GTL projects and the legislative drivers
  • Lessons learned from existing GTL projects
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for Delegates & Speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jack Belcher

    Jack Belcher, Managing Editor, Harts Gas To Liquids News

    9:10 ALASKA’S NORTH SLOPE

    Mike Henry

    Mike Henry, Resources Manager, Congress Office for State of Alaska

  • Introducing the North Slope of Alaska
  • Overview of the gas reserves predicted and established
  • Background to the regulatory environment of Alaska’s north slope
  • Reaching the market, existing gas strategies
  • Implementing GTL, the benefits of a GTL project, keeping the pipeline alive; Time frame of development
  • Future of GTL in Alaska and other domestic production areas
  • 9:40 AUSTRALIAN GTL

    Hon Clive Griffiths AO JP & Peter Kioses

    Hon Clive Griffiths AO JP & Peter Kioses, Agent General for Western Australia & Acting Assistant Director of Business Development, Government of Western Australia

  • Introducing the Western Australian gas reserves
  • Syntroleum’s development of the gas
  • Why Western Australia suits a GTL project
  • GTL products and their market in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Future for the GTL in Western Australia
  • 10:20 GTL AND GTO AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVES TO LNG IN THE CONTEXT OF A GAS MONETIZATION POLICY

    Charles Baisden

    Charles Baisden, Manager, Project Development , National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

  • Overview and introduction to Trinidad’s gas reserves
  • Montizing the gas reserves, current GTL and LNG developments in Trinidad
  • Overview of activity and the impact of economic factors
  • Achieving economic efficiency within the Trinidad market
  • Successful processing and marketing of GTL products
  • Striking the balance, GTL, GTO and LNG in a gas policy
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GTL IN ALASKA

    Ken Konran

    Ken Konran, Business Unit leader, Alaska Gas, BP Amoco Alaska

  • The importance of the gas commercialisation charter to BP Amoco’s operations in Alaska
  • BP Amoco’s GTL test bed in Alaska
  • Current view of GTL’s competitiveness in Alsaka
  • GTL as part of a gas strategy, not as a mutually exclusive option
  • BP Amoco’s view of GTL’s future in Alaska
  • 12:00 SYNTROLEUM LEADING WITH ALTERNATIVE FUELS

    John Hutton

    John Hutton, Manager Business Development, Syntroleum

  • The regulatory drivers for alternative fuels
  • Developing the fuels of the future
  • Meeting the future demand of designer fuels
  • Working with the automotive and oil and gas industry
  • Implementing a successful project
  • Future trends in supply of alternative fuels
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 IMPLEMENTATION OF GTL TECHNOLOGY

    Dr Shandra S Charma, Study Manager, Oil and Gas

    Dr Shandra S Charma, Study Manager, Oil and Gas, Dr David Bown, Technology Manager, Amec

  • Engineering challenges in GTL
  • Adapting the process to on-shore and off-shore conditions
  • Safety issues and environmental impact
  • Commercial viability
  • Operating costs and GTL technology
  • Future demands on GTL technology
  • 14:40 LICENSING STRATEGY FOR NEW PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY

    Thierry Poupeau

    Thierry Poupeau, Business Development Manager, Industrial Projects Division, Beicip Franlab

  • Overview of GTL technology development and adoption
  • Analysis of previous licensing battles within the GTL marketplace
  • Developing new technology and the putting it to use
  • The importance of licensing strategy in the GTL market - potential market size
  • Future of GTL as a viable technology
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FISCHER TROPSCH TECHNOLOGY

    Alan Singleton

    Alan Singleton, President, Energy International

  • Energy internationals role in the GTL/Fischer Tropsch market
  • GTL an overview, why the slow adoption of the technology
  • What needs to happen to break the deadlock
  • Future projections of Fischer Tropsch developments
  • 16:20 PANEL DISCUSSION

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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