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Dealing with associated gas can be costly and can make oil field development difficult.  This problem is most acute in deepwater and in remote locations  

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This conference will look at the technologies available to utilise associated gas.  

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Tax regimes make the flaring of gas increasingly uneconomical, and this, along with environmental concerns and the pressure to utilise dwindling natural resources effectively, is driving the development of new technologies to utilise associated gas more effectively.  

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As well as looking at the economic, environmental and political drivers for new technologies this conference will provide an analysis of some possible solutions and alternatives to flaring.  

  • Understand the technical, economic and political dimensions for conventional solutions
  • Assess the implications of future trends in oil field developments and discoveries
  • Learn about the impact on future oil production capacity
  • Discuss the political, environmental, technical and economic challenges in remote and deepwater oilfield development
  • Understand the incentives for gas utilisation and the role of CDM
  • Learn what is needed for the creation of an enabling environment for investment
  • Debate the role of governments, MLA’s and companies in building gas gathering infrastructure
  • Assess the economic and environmental advantages of a variety of on- and off-shore technologies

  • Head of Upstream Oil & Gas
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Head of Gas Monetisation
  • Environment Advisor
  • Business Development Manager
  • Head of Technology Development
  • Process Engineer

Major and Independent Oil Companies
Upstream Gas-Monetization Project Developers
Engineering and Construction Firms
Debt and Equity Providers
Equipment Manufacturers
Upstream Technology Proponents and Process Licensors
Host Governments and National Oil Companies
Regulators and advisors

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter  Riches

Peter Riches, Chief Executive, CompactGTL Plc

  • Where, why and how big?
  • Conventional solutions – technical, economic and political dimensions
  • Implications of future trends in oil field developments and discoveries
  • Impact on future oil production capacity
  • Political, environmental, technical and economic challenges in remote and deepwater oilfield development
  • Innovative solutions
  • 9:30 GLOBAL GAS FLARING: A BURNING CONCERN

    Robert M. Lesnick

    Robert M. Lesnick, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, Oil, Gas & Minerals Policy Divicion, The World Bank

  •  Magnitude of associated gas flaring worldwide
  • Economic waste and environmental harm caused by flaring
  • Common barriers that must be overcome to reduce flaring
  • Various country responses to date
  • 10:10 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

    Dr Mostefa Ouki

    Dr Mostefa Ouki, Vice President, Energy Resources, Nexant

  • Flaring reduction constraints
  • Infrastructure requirements
  • Infrastructure access issues
  • Integrated planning approach
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CHALLENGES IN FINANCING GAS FLARING REDUCTION PROJECTS

    Andrey Ryjenko

    Andrey Ryjenko, Senior Banker, Natural Resources Group, EBRD

  • EBRD financing in Natural Resources projects,
  • Extent of the gas flaring in Russia,
  • challenges of reducing gas flaring,
  • What EBRD can do and what financing could be available.
  • 12:00 THE ROLE OF CARBON TRADING IN FINANCING FLARE REDUCTION PROJECTS

    Robert  Vergnes

    Robert Vergnes, Practice Leader, Energy & Climate Change, ERM France

  •  Flare projects in carbon trading to date
  • Current constraints of carbon trading and flare reduction
  • New flare reduction opportunities and carbon finance
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:10 SUSTAINABLE ASSOCIATED GAS VALORIZATION: FROM RE-INJECTION TO VALORIZATION

    Frederic Garnaud

    Frederic Garnaud, RD Program Manager, Surface Technologies , Total E&P

  • Long term gas management plan
  • Gas re-injection and monitoring
  • Gas storage
  • Path towards valorization
  • Beyond gas flaring reduction...
  • 14:50 COMPETING TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL PRESSURES ON ASSOCIATED GAS

    James Ball

    James Ball , President & Chief Mentor, Gas Strategies Group

  • Impact of the competing technical, commercial and legislative drivers
  • Balancing in-field use of gas against a potential gas sales revenue stream
  • Importance of early gas development planning to improve field economics
  • Reduction in flaring permits driving investment in gas recovery schemes
  • Examples from North and West Africa
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 FLARE ELIMINATION IN WEST AFRICA

    Bob Rust

    Bob Rust, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald

  • It's a gas!
  • To compress or not to compress - this is the question
  • What treatment!
  • Final products
  • The completed solution
  • 16:40 STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS FOR GAS FLARING REDUCTION

  • Drivers for Gas Flaring Reduction/Associated Gas Utilization
  • Overview of Associated Gas Recovery/Monetization Schemes
  • Strategic Review of Dry Residue Gas Conversion Technologies
  • The Role of Modularization 
  • Logistics of aggregation, processing, and product transportation
  • Praveen Gunaseelan

    Praveen Gunaseelan, Manager, Exponent

    Mark Landrum

    Mark Landrum, Senior Managing Engineer, Exponent

    17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Drinks reception hosted by Compact GTL

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    John A Sheffield

    John A Sheffield, Chairman, LNG Working Party, GPA - Europe and Instructor, John M Campbell & Co, & GPA - Europe

    9:10 OFFSHORE SOLUTIONS FOR ASSOCIATED GAS

    Hein Oomen

    Hein Oomen, Business Development Manager, SBM Gas & Power

  • Integrating gas recovery technologies on floating production units (FPSO’s, TLP’s)
  • LNG & LPG FPSOs for associated gas
  • Key enabling technologies
  • 9:50 FLOATING GTL

    Nicholas Gay

    Nicholas Gay, CFO, Compact GTL

  • Opportunities
  • Issues and challenges
  • Benefits
  • Why CompactGTL?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 FLEXIBLE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SYN GAS, METHANOL AND FT SYNTHESIS IN THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT

    Brendon Miller

    Brendon Miller, Senior Process Engineer , Davy Process Technology

  • DPT-BP Compact Reformer, a modular approach to syngas production
  • JM Gas Heated Reforming, oxygen based syngas generation minimising CO2 emissions and water usage
  • DPT-JM easy to operate methanol synthesis reactor and flowsheet technologies
  • DPT-BP's proven FT synthesis technology
  • 11:40 CNG TRANSPORTATION FOR GAS FLARING APPLICATION

    Okwudili Israel Obi

    Okwudili Israel Obi, Managing Director, Gas Distribution Services Ltd

  • Introduction :-  Magnitude of Nigeria gas Flaring and gathering problems/challenges
  • Gas flaring and health hazards in Nigeria
  • CNG Road Transportation as a viable option for speedy   utilization of large volume of flared gas
  • The concept of Virtual Pipeline system
  • The advantages of the proposed concept of flexible gas deployment and energy security
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 GAS TO WIRE SYSTEM (GTW): A MOST EFFECTIVE CONCEPT FOR USING ASSOCIATED GAS

    Tomoko Watanabe

    Tomoko Watanabe, Researcher, Petroleum Engineering Research Division, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

  • Gas to Wire System (GTW) - onsite power generation by produced gas
  • Economic and environmental benefits
  • Feasibility study for GTW system compared with pipeline system
  • Results of the combustion tests of a new dual fuel low NOx burner
  • 14:20 A DISTINCT ENGINEERING METHOD FOR IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT

  • Methane conversion research
  • Small scale technologies
  • Methane sources for small scale (associated gas, farms, landfills, etc)
  • CAPEX and OPEX comparisons between FT and GasTechno
  • Global Gas Flaring potential for small and medium scale
  • Walter Breidenstein

    Walter Breidenstein, CEO, Gas Technologies LLC

    Nathan Pawlak

    Nathan Pawlak, CTO & CFO, Gas Technologies LLC

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 INDUSTRIAL GAS TURBINES UTILISATION WITH ASSOCIATED GASES

    Geraldine Roy

    Geraldine Roy, Senior Market Analyst , Siemens

  • Current trends in the Oil & Gas industry
  • Rotating equipment Solutions for the Industry
  • Experience on Non-standard fuel: Oil & Gas Up- and Midstream applications and Industrial Power Generation applications
  • Case Study/ project details
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Commercialisation Of Gas Discoveries Remote From Infrastructure

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    24th February 2009
    London, United Kingdom

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    London SW1E 6AF
    United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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