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The market for GTL is already stealing market share from traditional liquid gas and is growing massively. Building on the success of previous events this year's programme will be examining the key industrial projects and their progression, new research and development issues and new GTL technologies.

This conference will focus on the economics of GTL energy. New markets, both geographical and functional will be discussed, as well as the major areas of gas reserves, exploration, production and refining importance. The commercial impact of new technologies will be featured and the conference will open with an analysis of GTL in the wider global energy market.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Analysing the commercial viability of GTL technology
  • Financing GTL projects
  • Syngas for GTL - the potential for heat exchange reforming
  • Efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly synthesis gas technology for GTL
  • Designing a GTL plant
  • Technology implications and developments
  • Gas to liquids conversion
  • Gas exploitation strategies
  • Continuation of current projects
  • Commercialising GTL - the market environment

Benefits of Attending

1. Identify the key gas to liquids issues in the current economic climate

2. Discover major areas of gas reserves, exploration and production

3. Review the commercial impact of various gtl technologies

4. Learn how to reduce the costs of gtl transportation and production

5. Keep abreast of the latest gtl research and advancements

6. Assess the role of gtl as an enabling technology for the production of high-quality clean transportation fuels and chemicals

A unique opportunity to learn from leading energy policy makers including:

  • Ken Gibbons, Director, Association of British Oil Industries ABOI
  • Alexandre Rojey, Director Natural Gas, Institut Français Du Pétrole

    Gain an insight from the leading industry experts including:

  • Jack Jacometti, Vice President SMDS, Shell
  • Patrick Butcher, Business Venture Manager, Sasol Chevron
  • W John Hutton, Business Development Manager, Syntroleum Corporation Tulsa
  • Ray Brooks, Special Projects Adviser, Premier Oil
  • Theo Fleisch, Senior Advisor, BP
  • Jim Kimble, Senior Research Associate, Phillips Petroleum
  • Dr. Roberto Cimino, Project Manager, ENI
  • Simon Clarke, Manager Gas to Market Technology, Foster Wheeler Energy
  • Steve Worley, Chairman, Worley Engineers Group
  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rodney Putt

    Rodney Putt, Editor, European Fuels News

    9:10 GTL ON THE GLOBAL SCALE

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Editor, Gas Matters

  • Why GTL technology is moving inexorably towards commercial viability:
  • How advances in technology are making GTL a commercial proposition
  • Natural gas as a “bridge fuel” to the zero-carbon energy economy
  • Why society will need to monetise remote and stranded gas reserves
  • Political pressures to develop environmentally acceptable transportation fuels
  • A growing list of proposed projects – but we have yet to see a truly commercial plant begin operation.
  • 9:40 GTL PRODUCTION, LOCATION AND LOGISTICS

    Ken Gibbons

    Ken Gibbons, Director, Association of British Oil Industries ABOI

  • Sources of feedstock
  • Stranded gas opportunities
  • Oil deficient/gas rich locations
  • Oil rich/gas deficient locations
  • Markets and distribution
  • Economic/trading issues
  • 10:20 GTL DEVELOPMENT

    Jack Jacometti

    Jack Jacometti, Vice President SMDS Global Development, Shell Gas & Power

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GTL: THE ENI - IFP VENTURE

    Alexandre Rojey

    Alexandre Rojey, Director for Natural Gas, Institut Français Du Pétrole IFP

  • The newest cost-competitive alternative
  • Background
  • Project main features
  • Development work
  • Perspective for clean fuels
  • Economic benefits

    Future outlook

  • 12:00 FINANCING GTL PROJECTS

    Nicholas Pitts-Tucker

    Nicholas Pitts-Tucker, Head of Project Finance, Joint General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

    Robert Clews

    Robert Clews, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals & Assistant General Manager, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe

    12:40 Lunch

    13:40 GTL SPECIALTIES – HIGH VALUE THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY

    Geeta S. Agashe

    Geeta S. Agashe, Business Development Director, Petroleum and Energy Practice, Kline & Company USA

  • What will GTL basestocks compete with?
  • How big will the potential market be?
  • What are some of the GTL cost considerations?
  • Who will have it?
  • Who might need it?
  • What does this all mean to the industry?
  • 14:20 GTL – ACTION NOT WORDS

    Patrick Butcher

    Patrick Butcher, Business Venture Manager, Sasol Chevron

  • The role of GTL in the future fuel mix
  • The role of Sasol Chevron in delivering GTL
  • 15:00 BP’S GAS TO PRODUCTS ACTIVITIES

    Dr Theo H Fleisch

    Dr Theo H Fleisch, Distinguished Advisor, BP America

  • GTL product values
  • GTP greenhouse gas emissions
  • GTL economic viability
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 GTL FACILITY TECHNOLOGIES

    Simon Clarke

    Simon Clarke, Manager Gas to Market Technology, Foster Wheeler Energy

  • Engineering design
  • Local infrastructure integration
  • Start up and shut down issues
  • Contracting and construction
  • Practical problems from an actual design
  • 16:40 THE CASE FR GTL

    Rajnish Goswami

    Rajnish Goswami, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

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

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Robert Gough

    Robert Gough, Editorial Director, Harts Gas to Liquids News

    9:10 GAS-TO-MARKET (GTM) OPTIONS: GTL’S ROLE

    Venkat Venkataraman

    Venkat Venkataraman, Product Manager, Natural Gas Processing, US Department of Energy/ National Energy Technology laboratory NETL

  • Overview of GTM approaches
  • Where is GTL at present?
  • Prospects for GTL
  • Competition with Pipelines (Alaska case)
  • Making Clean Fuels from petroleum
  • Can continuing R&D improve GTL competitiveness?
  • 9:40 GAS TO LIQUID CONVERSION

    Professor Robert Amin

    Professor Robert Amin, Chairman, Woodside Research Foundation, Curtin University of Technology

  • GTL the Current Picture
  • Capital Cost Analysis
  • The Future of GTL
  • New Direct Oxidation Technology
  • Gas Phase Catalyst
  • 10:20 GTL TECHNOLOGY

    Jim Kimble

    Jim Kimble, Senior Research Associate, Phillips Petroleum

  • Phillips Petroleum- a large petroleum company without GTL technology
  • Issues arising for the characteristics of natural gas as a feedstock
  • Global commercialisation opportunities
  • Available technology and technology issues
  • Technology needs
  • Technology trends
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 GTL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

    Dr. Godwin A. Chukwu

    Dr. Godwin A. Chukwu, Professor and Chair, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Modes of GTL transportation through TAPS
  • Design tests for evaluating GTL transportation modes
  • Flow modelling and related issues and challenges
  • Economic analysis and assessment of the transportation modes
  • 12:00 ULTRA-CLEAN FUELS FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

    W John Hutton

    W John Hutton, Business Development Manager, Syntroleum Corporation Tulsa

  • Impact of EPA Regulations on diesel fuels, clean fuel environment
  • What does a GTL fuel actually deliver in terms of performance and emissions?
  • GTL as response to possible future shortages of crude oil supply
  • GTL growth scenario
  • Multiple roles of GTL
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 WORLEY ENGINEERS EXPERIENCES IN GAS TO LIQUIDS PRODUCTION PLANNING

    Steve Worley

    Steve Worley, Chairman, Worley Engineers Group

  • Product selection considerations
  • Product finishing considerations
  • Selection of oxygen source
  • Ideal circumstances for offshore plants
  • 14:40 GTL PRODUCTS – COMPARISONS TO OTHER FUELS USING LIFE CYCLE ANALYSTS

    Paul Grimmer

    Paul Grimmer, President, Conoco Gas Solutions

    15:20 GTL IN A MARINE FLOATING ENVIRONMENT

    Graham Walker

    Graham Walker, Technology Manager, PGS Production

  • Engineering challenges
  • Commercial and business factors
  • Recent activity
  • Future developments
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference Followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Workshop in the Application of Holistic Risk Management to the Gas To Liquids Industry

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