The Gastech 2018 conference will see an extended ministerial and global business leader dialogue session and strategic panel session, that will highlight the global outlook and shape the energy landscape for decades to come. The enhanced technical conference programme, featuring over 50 sessions, will discuss and debate in detail the complete value chain from exploration and production through to distribution, highlighting new technologies and industry developments.
The Gastech 2018 exhibition is expected to be the biggest edition yet, with more exhibitors, visitors and exhibition features than ever before. With dedicated networking spaces, pavilions and industry zones, the show floor has been designed to provide your company with a high-traffic platform to showcase your latest products, services and technologies.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
In order to encourage pilot projects for the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in Pakistan and to make such discoveries commercially viable, the following special incentives are recommended for pilot projects testing and production phases:
1. Award of Concession License
In order to expedite exploitation of shale gas and keeping in mind the current licensing regime, it is suggested that the competent authority may grant (case to case basis) special concession for exploration and production of shale gas as provided below:
The production of biogas from wastewater in the Southeast Asia cassava starch industry is already widespread, where it is used as a fuel for process heat and power generation. Biogas production from cassava pulp and from widely available Oil Palm industry waste streams such as Palm Oil Mill Effluent and Empty Fruit Bunch is less common, but emerging as a huge opportunity. Just these two sectors, oil palm and cassava starch have potential to produce over 12.5 billion m3 methane per year in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
With LNG finding a role as a fuel of choice in new markets, there has been a significant increase in demand. The most notable increase comes from Asian markets, with China’s LNG consumption dramatically increasing by approximately 35% each year.
South Asia is an emerging hotspot for LNG, with countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh set to become major consumers alongside India. Accounting for only 8% of the global LNG import demand last year, South Asia is growing fast with a climbing population, strong economic growth and soaring energy demands.
Global LNG spot market trade grew by 45% year on year in 2016, with spot cargoes now trading a number of times before they reach the consumer, and in some cases changing hands up to six or seven times. This marks a dramatic shift away from the “point to point” trade that has historically characterised the LNG market.
With more than 45 years of experience operating integrated gas infrastructures, Enagás has adapted its facilities to an evolving and dynamic LNG market, switching from the traditional LNG terminal model (unloading, storage and regasification and LNG trucking) into South West European LNG Hubs. In this new model, large and small-scale activities coexist maintaining the high quality of service, security of supply, operative security and efficiency on the processes.
There has been continued progress in the development of European gas hubs in the past few years, however there are still some very important hurdles to overcome before Europe can have highly efficient and mature gas markets.
In LNG plants, the majority of processed gas is transformed into commercial products such as LNG, Shale gas, LPG and Gasoline. However, a small part of this processed gas is used for:
Internal requirements for electrical power generation
Process gas turbines
To produce different energy carriers (steam, hot oil.).
This internal energy consumption can range from 6 - 12% depending on the process used and the actual efficient use of energy.
The French government has set an ambitious goal with the energy transition, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050. GRTgaz is actively supporting this goal and is developing new projects and new products in order to efficiently reduce carbon emissions.
Johann Pleininger, deputy chairman and member of the OMV Executive Board responsible for Upstream (Exploration & Production) spoke exclusively to Pipeline Magazine’s Julian Walker about the Austrian firm’s Middle East ambitions and opportunities it sees in the downstream sector.
Do you see the Middle East as a core upstream development area?
Pioneers of efficient, high value, modular infrastructures for the global energy and natural resources sectors, AG&P is now building the landmark LNG receiving terminal in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
To gain exclusive insights into the project and discover the key challenges within the Indonesian gas market, Gastech Insights spoke to Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Head of AG&P, Abhilesh Gupta.
If all things go according to plan for the sponsors of the Fortuna project in Equatorial Guinea, three floating liquefaction (FLNG) projects will manage to complete their fundraising this year. Fortuna would join Eni-led Coral South in Mozambique and Exmar’s Caribbean FLNG.
Looking at the funding for these three projects and the three other FLNG projects that completed their funding prior to 2017 shows funding diversity is already emerging in this nascent sector:
Successful exploration and development of shale gas in the United States and Canada suggest a new solution to the energy crisis in developing countries like Pakistan. Pakistan has more than 827,365 sq.km sedimentary basin area (611,307 sq. km onshore and 216,058 sq.km offshore) with thick sequences of shale formations, acting as a source rock with proven petroleum system.
Apart from the oil and gas resources found in conventional reservoirs, a large amount of gas is trapped within the unconventional reservoirs include: