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Gas to Liquids 2007 will provide an industry leading perspective on the current state of the GTL industry and where it is going as well as the explore the role of CTL, BTL and WTL in the synthetic fuels industry.

Malcolm Wells, Communications Manager of Sasol Chevron, said of Gas to Liquids 2006:

"SMi's Gas to Liquids conference is one of the key events in the GTL conference calendar and continues to go from strength to strength. Every aspect of the GTL industry is covered in depth and participants get a thorough overview of how the most exciting sector of the global energy industry is developing. Sasol Chevron looks forward to supporting Gas to Liquids 2007."

Richard Jory, Global GTL Marketing Manager at Shell International Gas commented that:

"All aspects of the GTL industry are growing at an incredible pace. New developments occur at an ever increasing frequency. The Annual SMI Gas to Liquids Conference draws delegates from all areas of the industry providing an efficient forum for learning and networking"

THE FUTURE GTL ERA STARTS NOW
This event will examine the latest issues surrounding the development of the Gas to liquids marketplace and the role it will play in society’s energy future.

Leading experts will address the commercial reality of Gas to Liquids, examine the technology issues that are arising, and look also at the ability of this exciting new technology to attract project finance in the world’s capital markets. Gas To Liquids 2007 will also include on another exciting industry, that of Coal to Liquids.

By attending SMi’s Gas To Liquids 2007 conference you will:
  • Hear what Pearl GTL will bring to the market
  • Gain an update on GTL project developments around the world
  • Understand the financing GTL – what are the risks and returns?
  • Discover how leading industry experts are making GTL a commercial reality
  • Comprehend the significance of XTL developments and its role as one of the newest sectors in the global energy industry
  • Realise what the drivers, constraints and opportunities are in coal gasification
  • Maximise your understanding and knowledge of GTL industry developments
  • Obtain a thorough overview of CTL processes and products
  • Determine the appetite for Project Finance in GTL
  • Discuss he future of GTL, CTL, BTL and WTL
  • Benefit from a concentrated forum of networking opportunities and information gathering

Participants will include:

Malcolm Wells, Head of Communications, Sasol Chevron
Guy de Kort, General Manager, Global XTL Development, Shell Gas & Power
Gareth Shaw, GTL Commercialisation Manager, PetroSA
Matthias Wagner, Director, GTL Technology and General Manager, GTL.F1 AG, Lurgi AG
Nigel Taylor, Marketing Adviser, Global XTL Development , Shell International
Rick Penning, Executive Vice President, Commercial Affairs, Rentech Inc.
Peter Alderton, Principal Consultant, Sasol Project Group, Foster Wheeler 
David Loring, President & CEO, World GTL
Frank Seyfried, Fuels and Fuel Cells, Volkswagen
Robert Clews, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe
Mike Desmond, Director, BP Group Technology
Peter Bond, Managing Director, Linc Energy
Rajnish Goswami, Vice President, Energy Consulting, Wood Mackenzie
Alex Forbes, Senior Consultant, Gas Strategies

For further details regarding participation or sponsorship opportunities, please contact :

Mr Ewan Wallis

Head of Energy Production and Content

SMi - Energy Division

( Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6746

Ê Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6747

* Email: ewallis@smi-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Senior Consultant, Gas Strategies

9:25 THE GAS TO LIQUIDS INDUSTRY

Malcolm Wells

Malcolm Wells, Communications Manager, Sasol Chevron

  • GTL: The story so far
  • Projects
  • Markets
  • Where next for GTL?
  • 10:05 PEARL GTL

    Nigel Taylor

    Nigel Taylor, Marketing Adviser, Global XTL Development, Shell

  • An overview of the Pearl GTL product slate
  • Creating new markets for GTL products
  • Maximising GTL product value
  • 10:45 Morning Coffee

    11:15 PETROSA’S GTL PROJECTS STRATEGY

    Gareth Shaw

    Gareth Shaw, GTL Commercialisation Manager, PetroSA

  • PetroSA's GTL achievements
  • Commercialisation strategy
  • Technology options
  • Future projects
  • 11:55 GROWTH THROUGH PARTNERSHIP

    Matthias  Wagner

    Matthias Wagner, Director GTL Technology, Lurgi A G

  • Factors for successful innovations
  • Evolution of the GTL.F1 partnership
  • Status of the GTL.F1 technology commercialisation
  • The sum is greater than its parts
  • 12:35 Networking Lunch sponsored by BP

    14:05 INTEGRATING GTL AND GAS PLANTS

    Peter Alderton

    Peter Alderton, Principal Consultant, Sasol Project Group, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited

  • Working in partnership with Sasol Chevron
  • Increase in revenue through reducing capital and operating costs
  • Technological and economic opportunities for combining GLT and gas treatment
  • Sharing infrastructure, offsites and utilities
  • Bringing together different skill sets
  • 14:45 AUSTRALIAN GTL

    John Heugh

    John Heugh, Managing Director, Central Petroleum

  • Markets for sales gas in Australia exhibit low prices
  • Central Australia gas transport costs to eastern seaboard  prohibitive
  • Region includes the  most under-explored producing basin in the world
  • Liquids including crude and GTL products  able to be transported by  rail direct to port facilities at Darwin since 2004
  • GTL products can be exported or used domestically
  • Prospective resources of 25+ TCFG mean that a 140,000+ bbl/day plant can be considered
  • 15:25 Afternoon Tea

    15:55 Panel Session: PROJECT RISK IN GTL

    Mike Nel

    Mike Nel, General Manager, Sasol Petroleum International

    Guy de Kort

    Guy de Kort, General Manager, Global XTL Development, Shell Gas & Power

    Chair: Boriboon Sangiambut

    Chair: Boriboon Sangiambut, Consultant, Downstream Consulting, Nexant Ltd

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 NETWORKING DRINKS sponsored by PETROSA

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mike Desmond

    Mike Desmond, Director, BP Group Technology

    9:10 GTL: MEETING THE CHALLENGE

    David Loring

    David Loring, President , World GTL

  • Working in partnership with Ventech and Petrotrin
  • Update on the Trinidad project
  • Managing risk exposure
  • Investing in "small scale" plants
  • Where is the industry going?
  • 9:50 SUITABILITY OF SYNTHETIC FUELS FOR ADVANCED POWERTRAINS

    Frank Seyfried

    Frank Seyfried, Technology Manager for Fuels, Volkswagen Ag Germany

  • Development status of combined combustion system
  • Physical requirements on the fuel composition
  • Experimental results of various synfuels in a combined combustion engine
  • Sustainable production options
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 DEVELOPMENT RISK IN PROJECT FINANCE

    Robert Clews

    Robert Clews, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals & As Gen Mgr, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBC)

  • Development risks and impacts
  • Lenders’ attitude to development risk
  • Assessment and mitigation of risk
  • Development risk in GTL projects
  • 11:40 GTL

    Rajnish Goswami

    Rajnish Goswami, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

  • The Gas Commercialisation Challenge
  • The Economics of GTL
  • GTL‘s value proposition:  GTL vs LNG
  • Conclusion
  • 12:20 Morning Session Chairman's Closing Remarks

    12:30 Networking Lunch sponsored by BP

    13:50 Afternoon Session Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Derek Atkinson

    Derek Atkinson, Business Development Director, Oxford Catalysts Group

    14:00 RENTECH’S FIRST FT PLANT

    Richard Penning

    Richard Penning, Executive Vice President, Commerical Affairs, Rentech Inc

  • Financing Series 1 if the Rentech FT process
  • Challenges for financing the follow-on plants
  • US Government support
  • Challenges to moving BTL/WTL
  • The end game - commericial scale BTL/WTL plants throughout the country
  • 14:30 XTL

    Guy de Kort

    Guy de Kort, General Manager, Global XTL Development, Shell Gas & Power

  • Characteristics and drivers for GTL, CTL and BTL
  • Technology and Challenges in XTL projects
  • XTL products - the synthetic fuels continuum
  • The role of XTL in sustainable mobility
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COAL GASIFICATION

    Mike Desmond

    Mike Desmond, Director, BP Group Technology

  • Coal: Supply, Demand, Price
  • Coal Gasification
  • Carbon Emissions and Capture Example
  • Capital Intensity
  • Emerging Technology
  • 16:20 COAL TO LIQUIDS

    Keith Allaun

    Keith Allaun, Vice President of Corporate Development, Linc Energy

  • What is UCG and how does it fit with CTL?
  • Linc's CTL story so far
  • The future of CTL, its strengths and the challenges ahead
  • How does UCT to CTL fit into the climate change debate?
  • 17:00 Afternoon Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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