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Building on our successful sell out conference last year, GAS TO LIQUIDS II will introduce the potential for this process, to the novice and expert alike.

This is YOUR organisation’s unique opportunity to gain a real and complete understanding of the newly emerging critical topics within Gas To Liquids. This conference examines the key markets for this process and features presentations from or sanctioned by the leading companies in this field. Indeed this conference is YOUR vital first step to incorporating all the most recent developments in the Gas To Liquids field, examining technology, legislation, market acceptance, and other major drivers.

An outstanding panel of speakers will deliver vital information. The conference will combine the experience of prominent experts from the main players in GTL. The conference will also provide a forum for key officials to give their view on market potential as well as the major contractors.

Attendance at this conference is compulsory for any executive involved in the field of GTL or indeed the energy sector as a whole. GTL is poised to take the industry into the 21st century and this conference gives YOU and your company the opportunity to explore the fundamental questions that lie at the heart of GTL.

There is no more time efficient or cost effective method of ensuring that you and your colleagues are fully informed about the recent developments in GTL. SMi specialise in energy conferences and have consistently led the market in providing innovative and topical events.

I look forward to meeting you and your colleagues at the event in London in September 1999

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Fred Thackeray

Fred Thackeray, Oil and Gas Economics Consultant,

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE SHELL MIDDLE DISTILLATE SYTHESIS PROCESS

Jack Jacometti

Jack Jacometti, General Manager, SMDS Technology and Commercial Support, Shell International Gas

  • The SMDS process: synthesis gas production and conversion
  • Operational experience
  • Gas Conversion, key factors in success
  • Commercial viability of G-T-L
  • 9:40 ENVIRONMENTAL DRIVERS AND THE IMPACT ON THE REFINING INDUSTRY

    Kees Van Leeuwen

    Kees Van Leeuwen, Technical Co-ordinator Refining, CONCAWE

  • Drivers in the environmental debate
  • Recent EU environmental legislation and its impact on refiners
  • GTL as an option in fuels supply
  • Alternative fuels – the benefits expected
  • 10:20 PHILLIPS MOVE INTO THE GTL MARKET

    Dr Paul Meier

    Dr Paul Meier, Research Associate, Phillips Petroleum

  • Overview of the Phillips program on GTL
  • A comparison of LNG and GTL opportunities
  • Status report on the Qatar GTL project
  • The Oxygen Transport Membrane (OTM) Alliance after 2 years
  • Observations, progress and technical challenges
  • The potential economic and environmental benefits of new technologies
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RENTECH AND ITS DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF GTL

    Dennis Yakobson

    Dennis Yakobson, President and CEO, Rentech

  • An overview of the Rentech programme on new fuels and diesel technology
  • What is the key to achieving economic efficiency in Gas-to-Liquid projects
  • Utilising the iron based catalyst
  • Successful commercial processing of natural gas streams
  • Realising the economic benefits of GTL conversion
  • Adhering to increasingly stringent environmental legislation
  • 12:00 ENGINEERING CHALLENGES OF SASOL SPD PROCESS

    Peter Boardley and Simon Clarke

    Peter Boardley and Simon Clarke, Technology Co-ordinators, Foster Wheeler Energy

  • Challenges of using the largest air separators in the world
  • Technical issues, options open to project, solutions and risk mitigation
  • The effect of investment in engineering development on reducing capital costs
  • The modular challenge: modular techniques
  • Nigeria case study, options considered, including commentary on barge mounted cases
  • Reactor logistics and construction challenges Escravos site challenges
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 A US PERSPECTIVE OF G-T-L

    John Hackworth

    John Hackworth, Energy Analyst, DOE and FETC

  • Legislative changes and potential emission and fuel specs
  • Relationships between fuel qualities and emissions and the importance of hydrocarbon composition
  • How future standards can be met by fuel versus engine and after treatment
  • Future markets for diesl fuel and the GTL fir
  • The value premimum for GTL diesel
  • 14:40 G-T-L AS A STRATEGIC TOOL FOR THE ENERGY MARKET

    Roberto Ciminio

    Roberto Ciminio, Natural Gas Exploitation, Senior Project Manager, EniTecnologie

  • The impact of technical advances in the G-T-L market
  • G-T-L and its impact on stranded gas reserves, the economic benefits
  • Overcomng percieved barriers
  • Cost of process and its economic stability
  • Size of process facilities
  • Portability of facilities
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE DEVELOPMENT OF NGH AND ITS IMPACT ON THE NATURAL GAS MARKET

    Prof. Jon Steinar Gudmundsson

    Prof. Jon Steinar Gudmundsson, Department Head, Department of Petroleum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  • Energy consumption and the need for transportable gas
  • NGH and the technology involved
  • The impact of NGH on the transportation costs of gas products
  • Adapting the technology to reach larger markets and niche markets available through cross-discipline adaptation
  • Cost implications for NGH projects, comparing the GTL and LNG technologies
  • Environmental drivers to a better, cleaner future
  • 16:20 Chairmans Closing Remarks and close of day one

    8:30 Re-registration and coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jack Belcher

    Jack Belcher, Managing Editor, Gas to Liquids News

    9:10 IMPORTANCE OF FUEL QUALITY DEVELOPMENTS – A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

    Nigel Cuthbert

    Nigel Cuthbert, Senior Principal, Purvin and Gertz

  • Recent and likely developments in European fuels quality legislation
  • Fuels supply/demand consequences: refining industry challenges
  • Implications for GTL product demand in the European fuels market
  • GTL product supply options: will the market want syncrude as refinery feedstock or finished products/components
  • Implications for GTL products pricing: evaluating the quality premium
  • Overall impact of product pricing on GTL project economics
  • 9:40 SYNTROLEUM LEADING WITH ALTERNATIVE FUELS

    John Hutton

    John Hutton, Manager Business Development, Syntroleum

  • The regulatory drivers for alternative fuels
  • Developing the fuels of the future
  • Meeting the future demand of designer fuels
  • Working with the automotive and oil and gas industry
  • Implementing a successful project
  • Future trends in supply of alternative fuels
  • 10:20 CLEAN FUELS AND THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

    Loren Beard

    Loren Beard, Executive Engineer, DaimlerChrysler

  • The regulatory drivers in the automotive industry
  • The impact of consumer desire and awareness on pursuing alternative fuels
  • Co-operative engineering between industries and the achievement of different goals
  • Fuel Cells and other clean fuel options
  • The portability of the GTL product and its impact on the supply chain in automotive fuel
  • Impact of GTL on automotive and engine design, and the future for automotive power
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 IMPLEMENTING THE TECHNOLOGY – AMEC’S PERSPECTIVE

  • The motivation behind entry into the GTL market
  • Strategic decisions behind the move
  • Complementing the existing resource base
  • Engineering challenges behind the process development and utilisation
  • The impact of GTL on future operating costs
  • Meeting the energy and fuel demand through GTL technology
  • Richard Van Allen

    Richard Van Allen, Client Relations Manager, AMEC Process and Energy

    Richard Van Allen

    Richard Van Allen, Client Relations Manager,, AMEC Process and Energy

    12:00 G-T-L OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CARIBBEAN

  • Current G-T-L development, one year on
  • Overview of activity and the impact of economic factors
  • Achieving economic efficiency within the Trinidad market
  • Political framework and its impact on investment
  • Successful processing and marketing of G-T-L products
  • Benefits to local market and the exploitation of remote reserves
  • Charles Baisden

    Charles Baisden, Manager, Project Development , National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

    Charles Baisden

    Charles Baisden, Manager, Project Development , National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CLEAN FUELS IN ASIA PACIFIC MARKET

    Shigeyoshi SATO

    Shigeyoshi SATO, Natural Gas Vehicle Project, Japan Gas Association

  • Overview of NGV and natural gas consumption as transportation fuel in Asia-Pacific region
  • Current situation and strategy for proliferation of NGV in Japan
  • Review of domestic environmental legislation for NGV
  • Evaluation NGV as alternative fuel and low emission vehicle in Japan
  • 14:40 MIDDLE EAST'S CAPACITY FOR THE GTL PROCESS

    Dr M Fahim

    Dr M Fahim, Project Manager, Tanta Oil Refining Company

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FINANCING GTL PROJECTS

    Peter Ackroyd

    Peter Ackroyd, Head of Natural Resources Industrial Finance, Industrial Bank of Japan

  • The current sources of funding available to the GTL investor
  • Difficulties faced due to the new nature of GTL technology and economics
  • The international financiers perspective
  • Government guarantees for GTL projects and the legislative drivers
  • Lessons learned from existing GTL projects
  • 16:20 G-T-L A PERSPECTIVE

    Dr Alan Singleton

    Dr Alan Singleton, President, Energy Intelliegence Corporation

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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