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Pearl GTL In its 12 years running, SMi’s annual Gas to Liquids conference has been riding out the waves of fluctuating oil and gas prices, changes in strategies and technologies deployed by a number of players, and most recently, the recession. And with good reason, GTL is coming into maturity – the proof – two large scale developments are said to go into commissioning during the 3rd quarter of this year!

With this in mind, SMi’s 13th annual Gas to Liquids conference will once again bring together industry experts to discuss the latest progress in Gas to Liquid projects and technologies.  This industry has broadened up more than any analyst could have anticipated, making this event a must-attend for any organisation and business playing in the XTL field.

Key focus areas for the event include:
  • The economic drivers behind GTL – the pricing of oil and gas respectively; the continuing impact of construction costs; and the sleeping giant… unconventional gas
  • GTL versus other alternative technologies – DME; XTL (CTL and BTL); and methanol
  • An exclusive project showcase with development updates from: Pearl GTL; GTL.F1; Central Petroleum and NarKangan GTL
  • And finally, rounding off the event, will be elements such as financing efforts, the end-user experience and the future of GTL

See the full two day Gas to Liquids 2010 agenda

 

  • Why network? You never know when you are going to need an expert hand. That expert may be sitting alongside you in the conference room. So make sure you don’t miss out.
  • Free flowing information and exchange of ideas at the networking events.
  • Keep up with the latest technology and techniques, reconnect with peers, get referrals and expand your network.
  • Build your personal and corporate visibility and credibility.
  • Immerse yourself in the gas to liquid environment for a couple of days. Thinking & talking about all the issues will help to bring about or solidify ideas, processes, services, etc. 
     

NEWS RELEASE
GTL technology is best candidate to end USA’s addiction to petroleum and provide 100% of needed transportation fuel

Previous attendees include:

Air Liquide S A · Air Products Plc · Axens · BP International Ltd · BUCHEN-ICS b.v. · Capital International Ltd · Central Petroleum · CEPSA QUIMICA · Chevron Australia · Chevron Nigeria · CIC Energy Corp · Davy Process Technology · Dresser-Rand (UK) Ltd · Engineers India Limited · Eni SPA · Exxaro Resources Ltd · Forbes Communications Limited · Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd · Gas2 Ltd · GTLpetrol LLC · IFP · IHS · International Paint Ltd · Johnson Matthey Catalysts USA · KBC Process Technology Ltd · KIRAM · Korea Institute of Energy Research · Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology · Linc Energy ·  Lurgi AG ·   M W Kellogg Ltd · Marathon Oil  · Neste Oil Corporation  · Nexant Ltd · Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  · OMG  · Oryx GTL · Oxford Catalysts Group Plc · Pall Corporation · PetroSA · Process Systems Enterprise · Qatar Petroleum  · Research Institute Of Petroleum Industry (Ripi) · Sasol Chevron  · Sasol Qatar  · Sasol Technology  · Schlumberger · Shell Gas & Power  · Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd · Siemens · Simmons & Simmons · SNGN ROMGAZ SA · Standard Chartered Bank · StatoilHydro ASA · Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Ltd  · Technip Italy SpA · Ventech Engineers · Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft  · Warwick Energy Ltd · Wood Mackenzie · ZIMNRG Plc

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

9:10 THE STATE OF THE NATURAL GAS MARKET AND THE NEW DYNAMIC

Howard Rogers

Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Context - how we arrived at a supply glut
  • The dynamics of the current natural gas system
  • What might the future hold - the drivers for change
  • 9:50 GTL ECONOMICS – ONE YEAR ON FROM THE CREDIT CRUNCH

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

  • Gas prices
  • Oil prices
  • Construction
  • Unconventional Gas
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 A PHENOMENON CALLED UNCONVENTIONAL GAS

    Robin Holford

    Robin Holford, Commercial Manager, Conversion Technology Centre, BP International

  • A review of the status of BP FT technology licensing
  • A potential game-changer
  • Implications for GTL?
  • 11:40 GTL IN THE XTL MIX

    Dr Iraj Isaac Rahmim

    Dr Iraj Isaac Rahmim, President, E-MetaVenture

  • Realistic assessment of BTL and BTL products
  • Realistic assessment of CTL and CTL products
  • The significance of GTL when compared with CTL and BTL
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF DME

    Jean-Alain Taupy

    Jean-Alain Taupy, DME Global Downstream Development Senior Manager and Vice Chairman, IDA (International), Total

  • Process and applications
  • Feed and by-products/waste streams
  • Product uses – clean fuel
  • 14:00 INFRA.XTL – TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE FUEL

  • Various flavors of GTL and how their economics compare. Economics of Fischer-Tropsch based GTL and its alternatives.
  • Evolution of FT-based GTL – from the 1st generation of 1930’s to the current commercial implementations of the 3rd generation.
  • Main challenge for the 4th generation GTL – make it competitive with traditional “mineral oil + refinery” approach of making liquid fuels
  • INFRA.xtl is the 4th generation GTL solution: FT synthesis of low-cost high quality synthetic carbohydrate fuels
  • New catalyst family and approach resulting in significantly lower capital costs and operational expenses ensure cheaper alternative fuel
  • Illustration – economics of several business cases
     

     

  • Ilia Dubinsky

    Ilia Dubinsky, CEO, INFRA Technology

    Vladimir  Mordkovich

    Vladimir Mordkovich, CTO, INFRA Technology

    14:40 SMALL MODULAR METHANOL PLANT BRIDGES THE GAP

    Walter Breidenstein

    Walter Breidenstein, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Gas Technologies

  • Methane conversion research
  • Single-step methanol can handle 500,000 to 30 mmscfd feed gas
  • Methanol is the cheapest intermediate compared to Syngas
  • Methane sources for small scale (associated gas, farms, landfills, etc)
  • CAPEX and OPEX comparisons between FT and GasTechno
  • Global Gas Flaring technologies covering 80% of world's gas flares
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 MICROCHANNEL GTL TECHNOLOGY: DEMONSTRATION THROUGH TO COMMERCIALISATION

    Derek Atkinson

    Derek Atkinson, Business Development Director, Velocys

  • Progress of Fischer Tropsch demonstration in Güssing, Austria
  • GTL demonstration at Petrobras
  • Microchannel technology for flare gas elimination
  • Monetisation of stranded gas
  • 16:30 MODULAR GTL SOLUTION TO ENABLE OILFIELD DEVELOPMENT

    Lary Kocher

    Lary Kocher, CTO, CompactGTL

  • Associated Gas creates challenges for new remote oilfield development
  • Mini-Channel, modular GTL technology is key to solution
  • Petrobras pilot plant contract progress
  • Economic factors & commercial plant design
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

    17:15 Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by GTLpetrol

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

    9:10 PEARL PROGRESS UPDATE & PLANS

    James Humfrey

    James Humfrey, General Manager, XTL Marketing Development, Shell International Petroleum

  • Update on Pearl construction progress
  • GTL marketing opportunities
  • Shell R&D
  • 9:50 WHAT LESSONS LEARNED CAN GTL TAKE INTO THE FUTURE?

    <p>With billions of dollars worth of investment and with four commercial GTL plants on two continents now operational or at an advanced stage of construction, what can the GTL industry learn from its experience so far and how can those learnings be applied to future developments.</p>

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

    Malcolm  Wells

    Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects

    Lary Kocher

    Lary Kocher, CTO, CompactGTL

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SYNGAS GAME-CHANGER FOR GTL IN NORTH AMERICA

    Rodney Allam

    Rodney Allam, Chief Technology Officer, GTLpetrol LLC

    •  Pioneering a repeatable, modular GTL plant design that enables GTLpetrol’s plants to be the most cost-effective in the industry
    •  Applying technology with a focus on high thermal efficiency, smaller footprint and simplification of the GTL plant’s energy system
    • Driving project development opportunities that optimize natural gas values

    11:40 GTL VERSUS LNG FOR STRANDED GAS IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

    John Heugh

    John Heugh, Managing Director, Central Petroleum

  • Overheated LNG market in Australia
  • Central Petroleum’s access to LNG versus GTL logistics
  • Pathway to gas monetisation: Exploration success - update on results
  • GTL product slate, marketing and logistics from central Australia
  • Recent competition in the GTL technology stakes
  • Engineering cost constraints - where to now?
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 NARKANGAN GTL

    Narsi Ghorban

    Narsi Ghorban, Managing Director, Narkangan GTL International

  • GTL potential in Iran
  • Creating a base to work from
  • Supporting local technology development
  • Overcoming the challenges
  • 14:00 INCONEL 693 DEVELOPMENT - REDUCING THE RISK OF METAL DUSTING IN GAS TO LIQUIDS REFORMERS

    Ray Stone

    Ray Stone, Director of Global Business Development, Special Metals Corporation

  • Advantages of INCONEL 693
  • Chemical composition
  • Mass loss rate comparisons
  • Pitting depth vs. time
  • Where is INCONEL 693 used
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 OIL AND GAS PROJECT FINANCE - LATEST TRENDS IN THE POST-CRISIS WORLD

    Robert Clews

    Robert Clews, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance, SMBC Europe

  • Latest analysis of the financial markets including syndicated loans, debt capital markets and equity markets
  • Review of the trends in project finance covering volume of transactions, major deals closed and future outlook
  • Update on oil and gas project financing including commercial trends, risk appetite, sources of finance and major projects
  • Potential impact of bank regulation/government intervention on oil and gas project financing
  • 15:50 GTL MARKET AND PRICING

    Boriboon Sangiambut

    Boriboon Sangiambut, Consultant, Downstream Consulting, Nexant

    · Market overview
    · Product qualities
    · Pricing / Valuation:
    · Seller's objective
    · Buyer’s perspective

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Managing Director, Forbes Communications

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    Technology and Economics Promise a Brighter Decade for GTL

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