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Building on 17 years of working in the GTL industry SMi are delighted to announce its 2nd annual Gas to Liquids North America Conference. Building on our 2014 programme SMi’s 2 annual North America conference will cover the key aspects of the market, looking at; technical and commercial considerations associated with operating projects, the realities of the market from resource holders and infrastructure developers, how technology fits with each unique business case, advancements in small scale GTL plus much more….
 

The event presents its self as the perfect platform for keeping up to date and networking with the key players in the GTL industry. SMi’s 2nd annual Gas to Liquids North America Conference will be an opportunity for the industry to come together and discusses the critical issues to help move the industry forward. This is a unique opportunity to hear and discuss the key market challenges and success stories which you can use and implement on your own projects.

Here is what some 2014 delegates had to say;

Very Good Conference’ Pacific Rubiales
Very informative with very knowledgeable speakers’ Ariel Corporation
Well organised, informative with good networking opportunities’ Independent Project Analysis
Content and speakers were strong’ Gas Technology Institute

 

HERE you can download the preliminary list of attending organisations in 2015

SMi’s 2nd annual Gas To Liquids North America conference is a not to be missed event. The 2 day event will provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to gain a complete overview of the industry in North America and is a fantastic chance for information gathering, idea sharing and problem solving debate.
 

 

  • Listen to case studies from GTL projects currently in construction
  • Understand why projects have chosen certainly technologies and how it fits in with the business case
  • Look at the advancements of small scale GTL
  • Comprehend all products which are produced from GTL
  • Hear from the resource holders and infrastructure developers to understand the realities of distribution
  • Overcome the financial hurdle – clearing the technology acceptance barrier
  • What are the key technical and commercial considerations associated with operating a project

Key industry leaders and experts with job titles and companies that included:

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
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
President
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


 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rick Smead

Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC

9:10 Utilizing Small-Scale GTL to Develop New Markets: Launching DME in North America

Elliot   Hicks

Elliot Hicks, COO, Oberon Fuels

• Why DME fuel will be on the road within the next few years
• How small-scale projects can catalyse regional market development
• Using scale to address multiple feedstocks and ensure price stability
• Impact of small-scale projects on permitting timelines

9:50 Wasted gas conversion to fuels and power

Gregory  Patience

Gregory Patience, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 GTL vs. LNG—What Will the Balance Be?

Rick Smead

Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC

• LNG export economics are still very attractive
• GTL is challenged to offer equivalent margins
• Examining market trends and dynamics, how might this change?
 

11:40 Think Smaller: commercial deployment of GTL in North America

Jeff McDaniel

Jeff McDaniel, Commercial Director, Velocys

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:40 MTG Technology, An Alternative for Gas to Liquid Fuel Conversion

Terry  Helton

Terry Helton, Licensing Manager , ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering

14:20 Gasel® : the Engineered FT Technology for Bankable GTL Projects

Sebastien Boucher

Sebastien Boucher, Technology Team Manager, Axens

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Transformational technologies for the bioconversion of natural gas to liquid fuels

Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon Gonzalez, Program Director, DOE, ARPA-E

16:10 Panel Debate- the Future of GTL in North America?

• Competition of GTL against other NGL
• Is there sufficient US infrastructure
• Small scale vs large
• Why do we see large companies pulling out of NA
 

Jan Lerou

Jan Lerou, Director, Jan Lerou Consulting, LLC

Jeff McDaniel

Jeff McDaniel, Commercial Director, Velocys

Ramon Gonzalez

Ramon Gonzalez, Program Director, DOE, ARPA-E

16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Jan Lerou

Jan Lerou, Director, Jan Lerou Consulting, LLC

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rick Smead

Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC

9:10 EmberClear GTL Development in North America

Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen, Chief Operating Officer, EmberClear

• EmberClear is a leader in North American GTL development business
• We are simultaneously developing multiple projects in key US locations
• The opportunity is huge – once in lifetime, but it comes with its challenges
• The Presentation highlights building blocks and key success factors of this emerging opportunity

9:50 The Impact of the "New Normal" for Crude Oil Prices on GTL

Ron Sills

Ron Sills, Director, XTL & DME Institute

• Innovation is needed for an improved business case for GTL
• How different product values are affected by oil prices
• A case study showcasing the benefits of lowering CAPEX Costs
• Key thoughts for ensuring a safe future for the GTL Industry
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Economics of Gas-to Liquid Conversion Technologies

Vishakh Mantri

Vishakh Mantri, Lead Chemical Engineer, U.S. Energy Information Administration

• Technologies
• Product pathways
• Feedstock and Product markets
• Comparison of competing products
 

11:40 GTL- Solving the finance challenge

John Bills

John Bills, Managing Director, BNP Paribas

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

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Skid mounted to Megaplant – where is the market for GTL?

Zulay Hankamer

Zulay Hankamer, Principal Advisor, Gafney Cline & Associates (Consultants) Pte Ltd

• Describe the main economic market drivers/gas oil price disconnect
• Describe other market drivers – regulatory etc
• Capex and opex versus size of plant
• Quality of product versus reliability/uptime versus size of plant
• Size/type of market – small scale versus large scale

14:10 US Shale Gas Drives Historic Industrial Growth

Don Pierson

Don Pierson, Business Development Director, Louisiana Economic Development

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 GTL Cost Reduction Using Advanced Process Intensification

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

16:00 Panel discussion- GTL Business Management – what are the key technical and commercial considerations associated with projects

• Competing with U.S. natural gas prices, managing the risks
• Managing gas price risk
• Capital cost considerations

John Bills

John Bills, Managing Director, BNP Paribas

Rick Smead

Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Rick Smead

Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Elliot   Hicks

Elliot Hicks

COO, Oberon Fuels
Jeff McDaniel

Jeff McDaniel

Commercial Director, Velocys
John Bills

John Bills

Managing Director, BNP Paribas
Terry  Helton

Terry Helton

Licensing Manager , ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering

Don Pierson

Business Development Director, Louisiana Economic Development
Don Pierson

Elliot Hicks

COO, Oberon Fuels
Elliot   Hicks

Gregory Patience

Professor, Chemical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
Gregory  Patience

Jan Lerou

Director, Jan Lerou Consulting, LLC
Jan Lerou

Jeff McDaniel

Commercial Director, Velocys
Jeff McDaniel

John Bills

Managing Director, BNP Paribas
John Bills

Nick Cohen

Chief Operating Officer, EmberClear
Nick Cohen

Ramon Gonzalez

Program Director, DOE, ARPA-E
Ramon Gonzalez

Rick Smead

Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
Rick Smead

Ron Sills

Director, XTL & DME Institute
Ron Sills

Santosh Gangwal

Director, Business Development, Southern Research Institute
Santosh Gangwal

Sebastien Boucher

Technology Team Manager, Axens
Sebastien Boucher

Terry Helton

Licensing Manager , ExxonMobil Research AND Engineering
Terry  Helton

Vishakh Mantri

Lead Chemical Engineer, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Vishakh Mantri

Zulay Hankamer

Principal Advisor, Gafney Cline & Associates (Consultants) Pte Ltd
Zulay Hankamer

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Workshops

ABCs of GTL: A Tutorial and Analysis of the Impact of the Shale Revolution
Workshop

ABCs of GTL: A Tutorial and Analysis of the Impact of the Shale Revolution

Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria
10th March 2015
Houston, USA

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Our stylish hotel welcomes you with contemporary décor, outstanding amenities, and signature Marriott service. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere just minutes from great shopping and dining at the Houston Galleria. In addition, with complimentary shuttle service to and from the mall, plus even more upscale shopping in chic Uptown Park nearby, we are an ideal destination for Houston shopping trips. Make yourself at home in lavishly appointed guest rooms, featuring plush bedding, spacious areas to work and relax, high-speed Internet access, and flat screen TV's. On-site amenities include a relaxing indoor atrium pool, expanded fitness center, Concierge levels, our own Southwestern restaurant, Alexander, and our relaxing Fairways Lounge.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Ariel Corporation

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.arielcorp.com/

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.


Axens

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http://www.axens.net

Axens (www.axens.net) is an international provider of high technology content processes, products and services to the refining, petrochemical and gas industries. Axens is recognized as a worldwide technology benchmark for clean fuels production, aromatics production and purification, conversion processes and sulfur-recovery catalysts via the Claus process. Actively preparing for the future, we aim to be a leader in the alternative fuels: vegetable oils to diesel, high-quality distillates from direct coal liquefaction and liquid products through the conversion of synthesis gas from various feedstocks (natural gas, biomass and coal).


BP

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.bp.com

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.


Velocys

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.velocys.com

Velocys is the company at the forefront of smaller scale GTL. Velocys technology, protected by over 900 patents, is specifically designed for smaller scales, combining super-active catalysts with intensified reactor systems. Construction of its first commercial plant is on track to enter full production by Q2 2016. Think Smaller™

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Natural Gas Europe

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Clocate.com

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LatinNews

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European Gas Hub

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European Gas Hub is the gateway to information on the European gas industry. We are the number one online source for professionals in the European energy and commodities sector (natural gas, LNG, coal, power) including: market analysts & forecasting, traders, business developers, consultants, structuring and origination, risk management.


Oil Voice

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Founded in 2002, OilVoice is a valuable source of upstream oil industry reference. It features a global selection of oil company profiles in one location, alongside continually updated industry news, operational data, focused regional information, contact details and key industry personnel.


Power Technology

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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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Oilfield Conference is the world's leading oil and gas conference and exhibition directory providing delegates with event information and registration services. We are the foremost online source for oil & gas engineers, scientists and management executives to access technical information about oil and gas conferences, exhibitions and forums. In addition to our online directory services, we publish the Oilfield Conference magazine, a quarterly publication that is available online and formatted for iPad, Android and other mobile tablets.


Navigant Research

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Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.


Alexander's Oil and Gas Connections

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Alexander’s Gas and Oil Connections is the web-service of Alexander Wöstmann, a national of the Netherlands from 1958 now living in Germany, and is the expression of the wish to give a different coverage on global energy-related developments.


Petroleum Africa

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Petroleum Africa is the world's leading monthly magazine dedicated to providing in-depth upstream and downstream coverage of key issues affecting the fast-paced oil and gas industries of Africa, the last great exploration frontier. Its broad-based coverage and analysis of current activities provides you with the latest news, an African country focus, exclusive interviews, technology updates, company profiles, and essential political reviews from the world's top energy players. And for daily news from the continent www.petroleumafrica.com offers the latest information as it happens, along with an event calendar, country reports, industry links, and access to Petroleum Africa magazine articles.


LNG Industry

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LNG Industry is the leading publication for the global LNG industry, focusing on the entire LNG value chain. The magazine provides a global perspective on the industry with regular regional overviews, expert analysis and case studies, as well as in depth technical features addressing all aspects of the LNG industry.


World Oils

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Offshore Technology

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Upstream

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OGI, Oil and Gas International, is the world's leading online source of upstream petroleum industry news, information, and analysis. It provides industry news updates several times a day and incisive feature articles written by seasoned petroleum journalists around the world and a team of experts across the globe whose insight and technical expertise are exclusive to OGI.


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Cedigaz is an international association dedicated to natural gas information, created in 1961 by a group of international gas companies and the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP Energies Nouvelles). It is based near Paris. Cedigaz has more than 150 members in 40 countries. Cedigaz' goals consist in gathering, compiling and analysing worldwide economical information on natural gas, LNG and unconventional gas in an exhaustive and critical way. The information that Cedigaz deals with touches on all activities and aspects of the gas industry (exploration, reserves, production and processing, transportation, trade, storage, distribution and consumption of natural gas). Cedigaz diffuses the information in its periodic bulletins, surveys and online databases.


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Since it was established in 2005, TOGY has developed from strength to strength to become a recognised actor in the global energy industry. By working hand in hand with established international names and newcomers, we are now a preferred corporate and institutional communications vehicle. Our unrivalled reach into the boardroom can provide your organisation with the essential data tools to enter fresh markets, find partners and keep you abreast of market developments.


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Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria

Our stylish hotel welcomes you with contemporary décor, outstanding amenities, and signature Marriott service. Enjoy a vibrant atmosphere just minutes from great shopping and dining at the Houston Galleria. In addition, with complimentary shuttle service to and from the mall, plus even more upscale shopping in chic Uptown Park nearby, we are an ideal destination for Houston shopping trips. Make yourself at home in lavishly appointed guest rooms, featuring plush bedding, spacious areas to work and relax, high-speed Internet access, and flat screen TV's. On-site amenities include a relaxing indoor atrium pool, expanded fitness center, Concierge levels, our own Southwestern restaurant, Alexander, and our relaxing Fairways Lounge.

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WHAT IS CPD?

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.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

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.

GLOBAL CPD

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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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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