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Drawing on 15 years of successful events in the GTL sector SMi's 16th Annual GTL 2013 Conference aims to provide attendees with a information packed agenda with representatives from across the industry and the globe. The two day event and pre conference workshop aims at covering current project updates, technological advancements, marine and aviation markets, project finance and law and new to the programme in a focus on GTL in the US.  

The event will continue to present itself as the perfect platform for learning about new advances in the field from the leaders of the GTL community. SMi’s 16th Annual GTL conference is the perfect opportunity for companies within the industry to talk to leading experts who are currently developing GTL projects across the globe. This is a unique opportunity to hear about GTL advances expressed from the resource holders as well as understanding key market challenges, finance and law and new technological advancements.

  

 

 

SMi's 16th annual 2013 GTL conference is a not to be missed event. The 2 day conference will provide delegates the perfect opportunity to gain a complete overview of the industry and is a fantastic opportunity for information gathering, idea sharing, and problem solving debate.

Learn about and consider the issues, challenges and lessons learnt from leading GTL companies
Discuss methods and strategies for successful GTL projects
Analyse the current status of the GTL market and what the future holds
Evaluate commercial challenges in selling GTL products
Understand the key fundamentals of project finance and law
Develop ideas to decrease risk and ensure a sustainable future
Discover what is in store for GTL in the US
Hear about what the future holds for GTL in Europe

From Peru to Japan, SMi's GTL 2012 event brought together industry leaders and key decision makers from over 20 countries around the globe. Held over three days, the event attracted key industry leaders and experts with job titles and companies that included:

  • Account Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development Manager XTL
  • Chief Economist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Commercial Manager, Conversion Technology Centre
  • Deputy General Manager
  • Director
  • Director, Licensing Business Development
  • Director, New Ventures
  • Expert Proposal Manager
  • FT Consultant
  • General manager, Business Development, GTL/CTL
  • General Manager, Project Planning Department
  • GLT Business Development Manager
  • Goverment Affairs Specialist
  • GTL Business promotion
  • GTL Proposal Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Licensing Manager
  • Manager Market Assessment
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director - Hydrocarbon Processing
  • New Business Development Manager
  • New Technology Manager
  • Operational Marketing Manager
  • President
  • Principal Engineer
  • Principal Process Engineer
  • Process Technology Director
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Proposals Manager
  • Research Engineer
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Senior Project Manager Sales
  • Senior Technologist
  • Senior Vice President Project Development
  • Technical Advisor
  • Technical Manager GTL CTL and Licensing
  • Technology Engineer Fluid-Dynamics & Combustion
  • Vice President
  • Vice-President Corporate Strategy
  • XTL Process Engineer

 

 

 

Air Products plc ; Argonne National Laboratory; AXENS; BP; Chevron Nigeria Limited; CompactGTL ; Delek Energy; Dow Europe Gmb H; Duncan Seddon and Associates; E-MetaVenture, Inc.; Energy Security Partners; ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering; Flint Hills Resources; Forbes Communications; Fugro Ltd; GDF SUEZ; H T E Aktiengesellschaft; Haldor Topsoe A / S; Hatch; IEA; Imperial College; Infineum UK Ltd; Interfax; Johnson Matthey; Linde; Macom Consulting; Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd; Methanol Casale; Narkangan GTL International Company; Nippon GTL Technology Research Association; NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING CO.,LTD; Olympic Perú Inc., Sucursal del Perú; Petra Energia S.A.; Petrofac; Petrofac Engineering Services; PetroSA; PTT Public Company Limited; Rentech, Inc.; Sasol; Sasol Petroleum International; Shell; Shell Energy Europe B V; Shell Global Solutions; Siemens; Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited; SMBC Europe Division; Statoil; Statoil ASA; Technip; Technip E&C ltd; The Shepherd Chemical Company; Totalfinalelf; U.S. Energy Information Administration; US GTL; Uzbekistan GTL LLC; Velocys Inc; Weir LGE Process; Western Hydrogen Limited; Ziff Brothers Investments;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications

9:10 Years of GTL- past, present & future

Malcolm  Wells

Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd

• How can companies make the most of this opportunity?
• What lessons must be learned from the past?
• How does the industry avoid making the same mistakes?
• What does the future of GTL look like?

9:50 Sasol’s USA GTL progress and plans

• Sasol’s GTL value proposition for North America
• Update on progress of Sasol’s Louisiana GTL project
• Prospects for GTL products and markets
• Challenges and opportunities for GTL in North America

Mark Schnell

Mark Schnell, General Manager, Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development, Sasol North America

10:30 Morning Coffee- Sponsored by Axens

11:00 Shale gas- Providing opportunities for GTL in the United States

Mindi  Farber-DeAnda

Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Team Lead, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies, U.S. Energy Information Administration

• Recent developments and trends
• Shale gas, investment, and markets
• U.S. GTL project pipeline
• Lessons learned from international GTL projects

11:40 Panel Discussion- US Opportunities

Iain Baxter

Iain Baxter, Business Development Director, CompactGTL

Mitch Hindman

Mitch Hindman, Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering

Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons, Business Development Manager, BP

Mark Schnell

Mark Schnell, General Manager, Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development, Sasol North America

12:20 Networking Lunch- Sponsored by CompactGTL

13:40 Methanol to Gasoline: An Alternate Route to Liquid Fuel Production

Mitch Hindman

Mitch Hindman, Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering

• Gas to Liquid Fuels Background
• ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company’s (EMRE’s) Methanol to Gasoline (MTG) technology
• EMRE’s MTG Technology Licensing

14:20 Modular GTL – Transformational Gas Solution for the Upstream Industry

Shravan Joshi

Shravan Joshi, Business Development Manager, CompactGTL

• Solution for stranded gas and shale oil and gas
• Industry approved and operating
• Technology scale up completed
• Proven project execution capability
• Projects ready for FEED

15:00 Afternoon Tea- Sponsored by Axens

15:30 Smaller scale GTL: projects, partnerships and opportunities

Jeff McDaniel

Jeff McDaniel, Commercial Director, Velocys

• Upstream, midstream and downstream opportunities for smaller scale GTL
• Modular approach for distributed GTL based on the use of microchannels
• Updates on demonstration projects and commercial selections
• Partner relationships that enable a complete GTL solution
 

16:10 From 1st FT reference in BTL to bigger C and GTL applications

Sebastien Boucher

Sebastien Boucher, XTL Technical Manager, Axens

• Ajos BTL project: a first of its kind
• The Gasel® FT suite for Ajos BtL
• GtL: conditions for economical viability

16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Malcolm  Wells

Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd

9:10 OLTIN YO'L GTL – Benefits to Uzbekistan

• Project Overview and Update
• Key Direct and Indirect Benefits
 

James Vaughan

James Vaughan, General Director, OLTIN YO'L GTL

9:50 Narkangan Gas to Liquid

Narsi Ghorban

Narsi Ghorban, Managing Director, Narkangan GTL International Company

• The importance of GTL for Iran’s economy and balance of petroleum consumption
• Why  we do not have GTL plants in Iran yet
• Developing the first GTL plant in Iran
• Activities and actions to date
• Future outlook and developments

10:30 Morning Coffee- Sponsored by Axens

11:00 Managing market and technology risks in GTL projects

Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons, Business Development Manager, BP

• Technology readiness
• Technology transfer
• Managing market risk
 

11:40 Panel Discussion: How will the GTL Industry Develop & Where do the Opportunities Lie?

Jeff McDaniel

Jeff McDaniel, Commercial Director, Velocys

Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons, Business Development Manager, BP

James Vaughan

James Vaughan, General Director, OLTIN YO'L GTL

12:20 Networking Lunch- Sponsored by CompactGTL

13:50 Sources of finance for GTL projects

• GTL risk profile and economics for project financing
• Availability of finance for the natural gas sector
• Sources of funding and the financial markets
• Latest trends in project finance

Robert Clews

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

Laureline Pastol

Laureline Pastol, Project Finance Associate Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, SMBC Europe Division

14:30 Intellectual Property of Oil & Gas Technologies

Mark Sajewycz

Mark Sajewycz, Partner, Norton Rose

• IP creation, ownership, and the right to commercialize, and the consequences of unintended collaboration;
• Field testing, the unintended extinguishment of patent rights, and protection provided by non-disclosure agreements;
• Patents vs. trade secrets, which is the better intellectual property protection vehicle?
• Leveraging your IP: financing and commercialization strategies
 

15:10 Afternoon Tea- Sponsored by Axens

15:40 Selling GTL products

Duncan Seddon

Duncan Seddon, Director, Duncan Seddon and Associates

• FT naphtha and FT diesel
• G=Gas to olefins and commodity polymers
 

16:20 BA journey towards a sustainable future

Leigh Hudson

Leigh Hudson, Biofuels Manager, British Airways Plc

  • Look at the sustainability challenges for global aviation and targets set
  • BA approach to meeting the challenge
  • BA Solena waste BTL project - rationale, progress and risks
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    James Vaughan

    James Vaughan

    General Director, OLTIN YO'L GTL
    Mark Schnell

    Mark Schnell

    General Manager, Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development, Sasol North America

    Alex Forbes

    Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications
    Alex Forbes

    Duncan Seddon

    Director, Duncan Seddon and Associates
    Duncan Seddon

    Iain Baxter

    Business Development Director, CompactGTL
    Iain Baxter

    James Vaughan

    General Director, OLTIN YO'L GTL
    James Vaughan

    Jeff McDaniel

    Commercial Director, Velocys
    Jeff McDaniel

    Laureline Pastol

    Project Finance Associate Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, SMBC Europe Division
    Laureline Pastol

    Leigh Hudson

    Biofuels Manager, British Airways Plc
    Leigh Hudson

    Malcolm Wells

    Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd
    Malcolm  Wells

    Mark Sajewycz

    Partner, Norton Rose
    Mark Sajewycz

    Mark Schnell

    General Manager, Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development, Sasol North America
    Mark Schnell

    Mindi Farber-DeAnda

    Team Lead, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies, U.S. Energy Information Administration
    Mindi  Farber-DeAnda

    Mitch Hindman

    Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering
    Mitch Hindman

    Narsi Ghorban

    Managing Director, Narkangan GTL International Company
    Narsi Ghorban

    Robert Clews

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

    Sebastien Boucher

    XTL Technical Manager, Axens
    Sebastien Boucher

    Shravan Joshi

    Business Development Manager, CompactGTL
    Shravan Joshi

    Tom Parsons

    Business Development Manager, BP
    Tom Parsons

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