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With significant market developments and major steps being taken in GTL commercialisation, 2005 promises to be a critical year in achieving the potential of GTL.

SMi’s 8th Annual Gas-To-Liquids Conference will build upon the success of our previous seven years experience as a distinctive and popular networking event. Whilst bringing together the knowledge, foresight and expertise of producers, operators, consumers and all those supplying technology, services and experience, which has secured our place as the GTL industry’s preferred conference provider.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Godwin Chuckwu

Godwin Chuckwu, Head of Petroleum Engineering Department, University Of Alaska Fairbanks

9:10 GENERAL OVERVIEW

Malcolm Wells

Malcolm Wells, Communications Manager, Sasol Chevron

  • Delivering Projects
  • Building the markets
  • Likely future trends
  • 9:50 BUILDING PROJECTS

  • Building a commercial GTL plant
  • Progress made
  • Lessons learned
  • Shack Roberts

    Shack Roberts, Business Analyst, ORYX GTL

    Peter Cook

    Peter Cook, New Ventures Manager, Sasol Chevron

    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:50 USE IN VEHICLES

    Dr Hans-Otto Herrmann

    Dr Hans-Otto Herrmann, Director - Research and Technology, DaimlerChrysler

  • The emissions challenge and how to manage it
  • Building a partnership between the industries
  • 11:20 FINANCING A GTL PROJECT

    Roger Gotts

    Roger Gotts, Director of Oil and Gas, ECGD

  • What makes a GTL project financeable?
  • What are the key features for ECA’s? – the wider agenda
  • How we assess risk
  • Do GTL projects need finance?
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:50 METHANOL, DME AND FUELS

    Joep Font Frei

    Joep Font Frei, Advisor and GTL Technology Manager, BP Exploration

  • Technologies and economics of methanol, GTL and DME
  • Development of GTL and DME markets
  • Comparison of these gas monetisation options to the competing technologies of LNG and CNG
  • The Syncrude Alaskan experiment
  • Nikisi test plant
  • 14:30 GTL TECHNOLOGY

    Jesús Delgado

    Jesús Delgado, Senior Scientist Researcher, Repsol YPF

  • Definition of scenario
  • Availability of technology
  • Assessment of a specific process
  • Pre-FEED study schedule
  • Alert activities planned
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 INTEGRATED GTL PRODUCTION

    Jim Abbott

    Jim Abbott, GTL Technology Specialist, Johnson Matthey Catalysts

  • Gas heated reforming comparison with other technologies
  • Efficiency and capital cost benefits
  • Effects on utility balances
  • 16:20 HOW TO WIN IN GTL AND WHY

    Phil  Hunt

    Phil Hunt, Global Head Downstream Oil, Nexant Ltd

  • Who are the leading GTL players?
  • Why are they the leading players?
  • What is the value of a GTL project?
  • How can this value be increased?
  • What next?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alexander Forbes

    Alexander Forbes, Editor, Gas Matters

    9:10 GTL THE NEXT GENERATION

    Paul  Hayward

    Paul Hayward, Senior Process Engineer, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited

  • Where are GTL projects heading
  • What are the key factors integrated complexes
  • Process drivers
  • Project drivers
  • 9:50 CONVERSION OF SOLIDS-TO-LIQUIDS USING FT TECHNOLOGY

    Dennis Yakobson

    Dennis Yakobson, Chairman, President, and CEO, Rentech Inc

  • Natural gas vs solids: do both make sense?
  • Trading logistics for costs
  • Impact of co-production / polygeneration opportunities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 STRANDED GAS TO OXYGENATED LIQUIDS

    Steve Worley

    Steve Worley, President and CEO, Worley Engineers

  • Perceived problem areas
  • Comforting histories
  • Technical tools
  • Advantages
  • Precautions
  • Long-term benefits
  • 11:40 SMALL GTL FACILITIES

    John Hutton

    John Hutton, Vice President, Syntroleum Corporation

  • Are small GTL facilities practical and economic?
  • Floating GTL systems
  • The Tinrhert project in Algeria – first of many
  • The Aje field offshore Nigeria
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 GTL: WHY DO IT AND WHERE

    Rajnish Goswami

    Rajnish Goswami, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

  • Drivers for GTL
  • Competition from LNG
  • Looking beyond Qatar
  • 14:30 AFRICAN GAS DEVELOPMENT

    Ken Aitken

    Ken Aitken, Head of Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • The expanding Nigerian market
  • Government goals in restructuring
  • New legislation and regulations
  • Financial and legal Issues of investing in Nigeria
  • 15:10 ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD

    Narsi Ghorban

    Narsi Ghorban, Managing Director, Narkangan Gas-to-Liquids International

  • The status and development of the GTL industry in Iran
  • The vision of a new government
  • Changes in policy
  • Effects on the industry
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

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    Financing GTL Projects
    Workshop

    Financing GTL Projects

    Park Street Training and Meeting Centre, at etc. venues
    26th October 2005
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

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