Drawing on 16 years of working within the Gas to Liquids industry the SMi Group are delighted to announce their 17th Annual GTL 2014 conference. This leading industry event will provide delegates with a complete global breakdown of Gas to Liquids. With representatives from leading and innovative companies this 2 day conference and workshop will cover project updates from North America to the Middle East, project financing, the latest technological advancement as well as much more.






The event will continue to grow as the leading platform for learning about new and recent advancements in the field. SMi’s 17th annual GTL conference is a must attend event for 2014. Bringing together GTL’s close knit community you will not find a better place to network with all the major players and decision makers within the industry.

SMi’s 17th annual GTL 2014 conference will provide our delegates the perfect opportunity to hear from an information packed agenda giving you the opportunity to take away the latest information on technology, project updates, advancements in products plus much more……



• Hear from the leading large and small scale GTL projects across Africa, Europe, Japan, the Middle East and North America.
• Discuss methods and strategies on how to finance your GTL project
• Learn how to develop a large scale independent GTL project
• Understand the fundamental characteristics of what makes a successful small scale GTL project
• Gain information on the latest gas separation techniques from FT to alternative technology
• Discover the routes to market for a variety of GTL products

SMi’s GTL series has brought together many industry leaders and key decision makers from around the globe. Held over three days, the event will attract key industry leaders and experts with job titles and companies that includ:

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, 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
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

AOT Holding Ltd; Avantherm; Axens; bain; Baran Group; BP; British Airways Plc; CEDIGAZ; Ceramatec, Inc.; Chevron Technology Ventures Ll C; CompactGTL; Consultant; Darton Commodities; Delek Energy Systems; Drewry Maritime Services; Duncan Seddon and Associates; EBN; Elliott Turbo Machinery; ELOT PAYMENT; Eni E and P Division; Exxon Mobil Biomedical Sciences Inc; ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering; Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company; Fluor Limited; Forbes Communications; GDF SUEZ; H T E Aktiengesellschaft; Hatch; I C A P Plc; Independent Consultant; Infineum UK Ltd; INPEX Corporation; Interfax News Agency; JOGMEC; Kiddia Oil & Gas Limited; Linde A G; Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd; MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd; Methanol Casale; Ministry of Energy; Narkangan GTL International Company; Navitas Land and Mineral; Neste Oil; Neste Oil (Suisse) S.A.; NNPC; Norton Rose; Novel Reactor Technologies; NRG Expert; Oltin Yo'l GTL; Ortloff Engineers, Ltd; ORYX GTL; Over The Horizon, LLC; PetroSA; Premier Oil; Rockhopper Exploration PLC; Sasol North America; Servon Nigeria; SGS Oil, GAS Chemical services; Shell Energy Europe B V; Siemens; SMBC Europe Division; South Atlantic Petroleum Ltd; Stena Lng; Sundyne; Tasweeq; Technip; Technip Italy; Teekay Petrojarl Production AS; The Petroleum Economist Ltd; Third Planet Renewables, LLC; Total; Total E & P Nigeria Ltd; TOTAL E&P; Total New Energies; U.S. Energy Information Administration; Velocys ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications

9:10 PetroSA’s GTL activities

Gareth Coetzee

Gareth Coetzee, GTL Evaluations Manager, PetroSA

• Current GTL commercialisation strategy
• GTL projects from 2000 – 2014
• Mosselbay GTL sustainability
• Mozambique GTL (MozGTL)
• Shale gas potential

9:50 Application of JAPAN-GTL Process for Gas Monetization

Arata Nakamura

Arata Nakamura, Senior Coordinator, Technical Planning & Coordination Unit, Technical Division, INPEX CORPORATION

•    JAPAN-GTL Process – Japanese Original Gas To Liquids Technology
•   Opportunity of GTL for Gas Monetization
•   Synergy between GTL and LNG
•   Case Study

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Sasol’s Gas to Liquids (GTL) technology – a proven track record and opportunities for the future

Jennifer Zeiss

Jennifer Zeiss, VP Business Development GTL, Sasol

• GTL value proposition- Turning concepts into investment decisions
• Technology risks- what are they and how can we overcome them?
• Getting your product to market- Opportunities available

11:40 Construction Issues for GTL Projects

Ahmed Abdullayev

Ahmed Abdullayev, Business Development Director, Renaissance Heavy Industries

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:40 Recent Developments in the BP / JM Davy Fixed Bed Fischer-Tropsch Process

Liezl  Venables

Liezl Venables, Lead Project Engineer, BP Refining and Marketing Technology, Conversion Technology Centre

14:20 MTG Technology, An Alternative for Gas to Liquid Fuel Conversion

Mitch Hindman

Mitch Hindman, Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering

• Organic feedstock Conversion to Liquid Fuels
• EMRE Methanol to Gasoline (MTG) Technology
• Commercial Experience and New Projects
• Key Project Considerations
• EMRE MTG Licensing

15:00 The rapid conversion of mixed energy and combustion gases, without preprocess separation, at low temperatures and pressures

Jeffrey Newton

Jeffrey Newton, President, Aleph Sciences Group

• The G-44 Gas Conversion Process based on phonon drive p-type chemical semiconductors
• Processes mixtures of natural and acid gases
• Conversion of fossil fuel combustion gases to fuels and chemicals such as ammonia
• Operates at low temperatures, <70°C and pressures, 1 to 4 atm  
• Compounds generated: hydrocarbons, alcohols, ammonia, oxygenates, hydrogen
• Economic projections based on thermodynamic analysis of pilot test data

15:40 Afternoon Tea

16:10 Monetizing Flared Gas Resources via High-Efficiency, Small-Scale Gas-to-Liquids Technology

George Boyajian

George Boyajian, Vice President Business Development, Primus Green Energy

• One of the biggest challenges facing the O&G industry today is gas flaring – 150B cubic meters of natural gas are flared in oilfields across the world each year, resulting in an estimated 350M tons of harmful GHG emissions each year. This flaring often occurs in remote oilfield locations, where limited to no pipeline infrastructure exists to transport the gas to market.
• This challenge represents a huge opportunity for small-scale GTL – New technologies that enable the deployment of cost-effective, small-scale gas-to-liquids plants can help oil and gas producers capture the flared gas on-site and monetize the resources currently being wasted.
• The STG+ solution – Robert Johnsen will discuss how Primus Green Energy’s syngas-to-gasoline plus (STG+) process enables the deployment of small-scale, pre-fabricated modular units to convert flare gas associated with oil production directly into high-quality transportation fuels such as 90+-octane gasoline, diesel fuel or organic solvents.
• Primus’ technology can be used to produce fuels directly on-site for use in electrical generators, drilling rigs, pressure pumping and other equipment. It converts one MMBtu of natural gas into more than five gallons of 90+-octane gasoline, representing among the highest conversion efficiencies in the industry.
• STG+ is economical at scales as small as 6,000 bpd, with market opportunities existing for units as small as 60 to 600 bpd.

16:50 Panel Discussion- Dos and Don’ts of Project Development

Gareth Coetzee

Gareth Coetzee, GTL Evaluations Manager, PetroSA

Malcolm  Wells

Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd

George Boyajian

George Boyajian, Vice President Business Development, Primus Green Energy

17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications

17:40 Drinks Reception

18:40 End of Drinks Reception

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Malcolm  Wells

Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd

9:10 Smaller Scale GTL: Projects, Partnerships and Opportunities

Neville  Hargreaves

Neville Hargreaves, Business Development Director, Velocys

• Large-scale economics at smaller scales
• GTL for the mainstream of the industry
• Applications for small scale
• Our commercial projects and partners

9:50 GTL Cost Reduction for Small-Scale Applications Using Advanced Process Intensification Approaches

Santosh Gangwal

Santosh Gangwal, Director, Business Development, Southern Research Institute

• Compact low-cost contaminant-tolerant reforming reactor/catalyst
• Advanced heat-exchange fixed-Bed FT reactor system
• Wax-free FT synthesis with novel cobalt-zeolite hybrid catalyst
• Highly selective and high productivity jet-fuel range liquid hydrocarbon synthesis

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Bioconversion of natural gas to liquid fuels: a new GTL learning curve

Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon Gonzalez, Program Director, DOE, ARPA-E

•   Role of ARPA-E as a catalyst for energy innovation
•   Opportunities and challenges for the bioconversion of natural gas to liquids

11:40 GTL- Solving the finance challenge

Robert Clews

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

• Overview of project finance
• Commercial structures and risk analysis
• Project economics
• Sources of finance
• Financing terms and documentation

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:40 Opportunities for GTL - What are the key drivers for GTL projects – stranded gas monetisation, flared gas utilisation or production of high value liquid products slate?

Zoe Young

Zoe Young, Principal Consultant, Midstream and Downstream, Gaffney Cline and Associates

? Opportunities for GTL
– The GTL Industry today
– What are the key drivers for GTL projects?

? Different Drivers for Different Projects

? GTL Products –  a key driver for GTL projects?
– Matching the product slate to the project

? Commercialising GTL products

14:20 GTL – great technology, rarely implemented

Ed  Osterwald

Ed Osterwald, Partner, CEG Europe

• Drivers of the economics of GTL  investments
• Global market trends in gas, crude oil and fuel products that will impact GTL decisions
• How capital costs and operating expenses affect returns
• Competitors to GTL

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 GreenSky London, a Solena Fuels project

Sylvain  Motycka

Sylvain Motycka, VP Process & Technology, Solena Fuels

•        Introduction to Solena Fuels
•        Waste Biomass to FT
•        Utilizing Solena’s proprietary high-temperature gasification technology

16:10 US Shale Gas Drives Historic Industrial Growth

Don Pierson

Don Pierson, Business Development Director, Louisiana Economic Development

• Current US energy sector developments
• Economic impact and trends
• Potential barriers and challenges
• Dynamic future requires boosting work force training capacity

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

Malcolm  Wells

Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd



Arata Nakamura

Arata Nakamura

Senior Coordinator, Technical Planning & Coordination Unit, Technical Division, INPEX CORPORATION
Gareth Coetzee

Gareth Coetzee

GTL Evaluations Manager, PetroSA
Jeffrey Newton

Jeffrey Newton

President, Aleph Sciences Group
Neville  Hargreaves

Neville Hargreaves

Business Development Director, Velocys

Ahmed Abdullayev

Business Development Director, Renaissance Heavy Industries
Ahmed Abdullayev

Alex Forbes

Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications
Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes

Energy Journalist and consultant, Forbes Communications
Alex Forbes

Arata Nakamura

Senior Coordinator, Technical Planning & Coordination Unit, Technical Division, INPEX CORPORATION
Arata Nakamura

Don Pierson

Business Development Director, Louisiana Economic Development
Don Pierson

Ed Osterwald

Partner, CEG Europe
Ed  Osterwald

Gareth Coetzee

GTL Evaluations Manager, PetroSA
Gareth Coetzee

George Boyajian

Vice President Business Development, Primus Green Energy
George Boyajian

Jeffrey Newton

President, Aleph Sciences Group
Jeffrey Newton

Jennifer Zeiss

VP Business Development GTL, Sasol
Jennifer Zeiss

Liezl Venables

Lead Project Engineer, BP Refining and Marketing Technology, Conversion Technology Centre
Liezl  Venables

Malcolm Wells

Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd
Malcolm  Wells

Mitch Hindman

Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering
Mitch Hindman

Neville Hargreaves

Business Development Director, Velocys
Neville  Hargreaves

Ramon Gonzalez

Program Director, DOE, ARPA-E
Ramon Gonzalez

Robert Clews

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

Santosh Gangwal

Director, Business Development, Southern Research Institute
Santosh Gangwal

Sylvain Motycka

VP Process & Technology, Solena Fuels
Sylvain  Motycka

Zoe Young

Principal Consultant, Midstream and Downstream, Gaffney Cline and Associates
Zoe Young

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Official Associations



Successfully exploiting Gas-to-Liquids opportunities

Successfully exploiting Gas-to-Liquids opportunities

Millennium Gloucester Hotel
28th October 2014
London, United Kingdom

Gas to Liquids 2014: Delegate and Sponsorship Manual


GTL 2013 London Highlights


Gas to Liquids London 2013 Conference Report


Industry Survey Results, February 2014: Gas-to-Liquids: Industry Trends, Challenges and Opportunities


Interview with Iain Baxter


Interview with James Vaughan


Interview with Jeff McDaniel


Interview with Malcolm Wells


Alex Forbes Webinar 1


Alex Forbes Webinar 2


Alex Forbes Webinar 3


Alex Forbes Webinar 4


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Aleph Science Group

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Aleph Sciences Group (ASG) is an energy technology development group based in Ithaca, New York and Calgary, Alberta. ASG has developed and pilot tested different and unconventional approaches to GTL and GTC scenarios as well the upgrading of heavy oils.

Ariel Corporation

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Ariel Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of reciprocating gas compressors. Our compressors are utilized by the global energy industry to extract, process, transport, store, and distribute natural gas from the wellhead to the end-user. Ariel also provides specialized API 618 reciprocating compressors for the process industry. As a world-class manufacturer, Ariel sets the industry standard through expert design, manufacturing and quality, industry-leading research and development, and unmatched customer support.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.

BP has been actively developing Gas-To-Liquids (GTL) technology since 1981 and has invested over $500 million to date. BP’s Conversion Technology Centre pursues research and development for conversion of unconventional feedstocks, including renewables, into fuels and petrochemicals.

Find out more about BP at www.bp.com.

Media Partners



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Menas Associates


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E&P Daily


E&P Daily presents you with up to the minute vital facts on the international upstream industry. E-mailed to you every day, two pages in length, E&P Daily is an accurate and concise report that will immediately highlight the most significant international developments in the upstream industry. Regular features include ongoing and future projects, government policy and company news. Expert analysis will alert you to business opportunities worldwide. The weekly Sharewatch quickly highlights the status of the companies involved in the global upstream industry.

Power Technology


Future Power Technology is an established monthly digital magazine, offering in-depth coverage of the global power industry in an exciting, interactive format.

Brought to you by an experienced editorial and design team, Future Power Technology is the essential read for any decision maker wanting up-to-date power industry news and analysis, with articles and interviews on new technology, energy, construction projects and designs, operations and maintenance and much more. . .

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Energy Global


Energyglobal.com is a web product from leading energy publishers, Palladian Publications Ltd, providing a unique information portal spanning the energy sector worldwide. In tandem with the website, the company also publishes a series of industry leading energy related technical and analytical magazines available by subscription, including: Oilfield Technology, Hydrocarbon Engineering, World Pipelines and LNG Industry.



Upstream has, since its launch 12 years ago, firmly established itself as the leading news source in the international oil and gas industry. Our policy is to relentlessly pursue accurate, exclusive and independent news coverage of the entire upstream oil and gas industry in every corner of the globe.



MJMEnergy offer energy consultancy, training and publishing solutions to energy companies worldwide. A multi-disciplined team of experts, all currently working within the industry, are available for consultancy assignments, training presentations and publishing projects.

World Oils


Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils' web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs,barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

Gas World International


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Petroleum Africa


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Oil and Gas International


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Offshore Technology




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International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology


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European Gas Hub


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Oil Voice


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LNG Industry


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Official Associations

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)

Official Associations

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 68 member companies from 25 countries.

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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