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Producing oil remote from infrastructure is not too much of an issue – you stick it in a tanker, it is fairly stable and you can easily ship it to a refinery or market.  Gas is more complicated – it is extremely unstable in its natural state and needs extensive processing to make it safe for transportation.  These processes are not easy to do on a floating platform the middle of the ocean.  But, in order to get at the oil you first have to do something with the gas.  Associated Gas 2010 is aimed at oil field developers who have to find a way to deal with the gas, avoiding costly delays.

With increasing international pressure (and, in many places, legislation) to reduce flaring and venting gas the oil producers must find some other way to deal with the associated gas, or they will no longer be able to exploit remote oil fields.  Associated Gas 2010 will look at ways in which the gas can be utilised and sent to a market where some, if not all, of the cost can be recuperated. 

 

 

Key topics to be addressed:

  • Treating natural gas as a valuable resource
  • Balancing the utilisation of flared gas with the safety purposes of flaring
  • Development of GGFR solutions in a wider perspective
  • Gas utilisation and financing - the operator view
  • CDM opportunities and challenges
  • Converting flares to fuel

 

 

 

This is an ideal chance to become part of a stimulating conference, designed to create the perfect setting for the exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.  SMi presents focused, business led conferences, tailored to meet the demands of industry.  Make sure the conference provides you with the information and networking you need to succeed.

  • Gain essential insight on the potential of natural gas
  • Learn about current technologies used to deal with the problem of associated gas
  • Understand the complex market conditions and regulations
  • Appreciate the importance of flare and vent reduction together with the benefits of CDM
  • Evaluate the latest emerging technologies and what they could mean to the industry

 

 

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

 

2009 Attendees Included:

BPP-TECH Chevron CompactGTL Costain Oil Gas & Process Ltd DNV Energy Dow Jones EBRD Energy and Power EnerSea ENI - E&P Division Eon Climate and Renewables ERM France Exponent Galileo Gas Strategies Group Gas2 Ltd Gas Technologies LLC GDF SUEZ GE Energy Industrial Fuels and Power Magazine JOGMEC Johnson Matthey Plc Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre Pte Ltd Korea Institute of Energy Research Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Linde Menas Associates Ltd Modec Mott MacDonald MTR Newpoint Gas Services Nexant Ltd. Oxford Catalysts Group Plc SBM Offshore Schlumberger Shell International Exploration and Production Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd TNK-BP Total Exploration Production Total Petroleum Nigeria Ltd Toyo Engineering Co. TullowOil Plc United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Wartsila Finland OY

 

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Roger Fernandez

Roger Fernandez, Team Leader, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

9:10 TREATING NATURAL GAS AS A VALUABLE RESOURCE

Robert M. Lesnick

Robert M. Lesnick, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, The World Bank

  • Gas flaring reduction as a major contributor to energy efficiency and sustainable development
  • The broader implications for energy security, energy access, and climate change mitigation
  • The role of new Climate Funds
  • Challenges to overcome
  • 9:50 THE ENERGY CHALLENGE

    Robert  Vergnes

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

  • Availability, accessibility, acceptability
  • CO2 reduction – the road ahead
  • The roles of flare reduction and CCS
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 GAS TURBINES APPLICATIONS USING ASSOCIATED GASES

    Ian  Amos

    Ian Amos, Product Strategy Manager, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery

  • Providing scalable and flexible power solutions
  • Dealing with variable fuel composition
  • Additional waste heat recovery for platform/ process /district and site heating
  • 11:40 FLARE GAS RECOVERY AND PROCESS SAFETY

    Chris Harding

    Chris Harding, Process Engineer, BP Exploration & Production

  • Why we need a flare at our plants
  • Initiatives to reduce flaring
  • Practical implementation of flare gas recovery
  • Impact on process safety
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 METHANE EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS TECHNOLOGY

    Ravi Kantamaneni

    Ravi Kantamaneni, Senior Manager, ICF International

  • Flaring keeps saleable methane from reaching markets worldwide
  • The Methane to Markets Partnership
  • Achieving the objectives
  • 14:30 DEVELOPMENT OF GGFR SOLUTIONS IN A WIDER PERSPECTIVE

    Halfdan Millang

    Halfdan Millang, Operation and Innovation Director, Hamworthy Gas Systems

  • Understanding the setting:
  • The flare gas feed 
  • Local demand and infrastructure
  • Technology building blocks
  • From technology to project realisation
  • Benefits; both in commercial, environmental and development terms
  • Barriers experienced – way ahead
  • 15:10 GAS TO POWER

    Jacob Klimstra

    Jacob Klimstra, Owner, Jacob Klimstra Consultancy

  • Power demand and the associated gas available
  • Technology – insensitive to gas quantity and quality
  • The modular approach – repeatability, flexibility, adaptability, reliability
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Roger Fernandez

    Roger Fernandez, Team Leader, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

    9:10 TNK-BP ASSOCIATED GAS UTILISATION PROGRAM: PROGRESS, CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD

    Alastair Ferguson

    Alastair Ferguson, Deputy Executive Director, Gas Business Development, TNK-BP

  • Role of Associated Gas in TNK-BP Gas Business
  • Progress in utilisation so far and next steps
  • The role of Joint Implementation (Kyoto) in associated gas project utilisation
  • Regulatory Environment: What still needs to be done?
  • 9:50 OIL AND GAS METHANE EMISSIONS REDUCTION BEST PRACTICES

    Roger Fernandez

    Roger Fernandez, Team Leader, Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Methane emissions statistics
  • Methane emissions reduction enhancement of flare reduction project economics
  • Applicable technologies and best practices
  • Case studies
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:40 ASSOCIATED GAS TREATMENT AND PURIFICATION STRATEGIES

    Praveen Gunaseelan

    Praveen Gunaseelan, Founder & Principal Consultant, Vantage Point - Energy Consulting

  • Associated gas quality characteristics
  • Natural gas liquids Recovery
  • Removal of Inerts and sulfur
  • Impact of end-use application
  • Treatment process optimisation
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY AND AIR QUALITY WITH TECHNOLOGY

  • Flaring vs. incinerating
  • The opportunity to significantly reduce costs and GHG Emissions
  • Building environmental, economic, & sustainable solutions
  • David Stanley

    David Stanley, Product Leader Aero Derivative Products, GE Energy

    Thomas Elsenbruch

    Thomas Elsenbruch, Marketing Program Manager – Jenbacher Gas Engines, GE Energy

    Tom Hausfeld

    Tom Hausfeld, Marketing Program Manager - LM2500/LM1600, GE Energy

    Simone Bertolo

    Simone Bertolo, Global Market Development Manager for GE O&G, GE Energy

    14:30 GAS LIQUEFACTION OPTIONS

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

  • The increasing need for mid range LNG and GTL plants
  • Costs and benefits
  • Addressing the need for a more flexible process
  • 15:10 MONETIZING ASSOCIATED GAS WITH THE FLEX LNG PRODUCER

    Egil  Rokstad

    Egil Rokstad, Manager, Projects and Business Development, FLEX LNG Management

  • The FLEX LNG Producer design
  • Applying the FLEX LNG Producer to monetise associated gas
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

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    A Review of Next-generation Gas Utilisation Technologies

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