The Preliminary Programme

This four day, multi streamed programme features ministerial and global business dialogue sessions and strategic panel sessions alongside 28 strategic sessions. 82 Technical sessions make up the newly expanded technical conference, addressing the complete value chain from exploration and production through to distribution and will highlight new technologies and industry developments.

Further speakers are in the process of being invited and this agenda is subject to change and alteration as and when is agreed. 

Floating Structures including FSRUs and FLNG Projects
14:35 - 16:15
Gastech Strategic Conference
Floating Structures including FSRUs and FLNG Projects

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Market Design Models & Impacts on Industry

  • Policy, Consumer Attitudes & Legal Impacts

2:35pm - 3:00pm
Developing an FSRU Project: 10 Key Considerations
Partner
King & Spalding LLP
3:00pm - 3:25pm
FSRUs Have Become the Preferred Regasification Solution
President & CEO
Höegh LNG
3:25pm - 4:15pm
Panel Discussion
Vice President - Business Development
Excelerate Energy
LNG Business Director
Klaipėdos nafta
Senior Vice President
Hyundai Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (HHI)
Director/ Senior Managing Executive Officer
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd
Market Outlook, Policy & Regulation
16:45 - 18:00
Gastech Strategic Conference
Market Outlook, Policy & Regulation

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Evolving Utility Company and End-User Business Models

  • Future Forecasts of Impacts in these Dynamic & Structural Shifts

Moderator
Secretary General
International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL)
4:45pm - 5:10pm
The Role of National Regulation in Gas Markets
Director
Edison
5:10pm - 5:35pm
Impediments to Chinese LNG Market Development: A Critical View and Some Recommendations
Partner
King & Spalding LLP
5:35pm - 6:00pm
Japan's Market Reform Has More Significant Impacts on the Global LNG Market than the Apparent Figures May Suggest

The Japanese city gas and electric power companies are now undergoing the greatest restructuring process in their history. Companies are getting into more competition modes. More alliances are being forged between companies from different business areas. A new regulation has been implemented on third party use of the nation's LNG terminals. In 2017, Japan's Fair Trade Commission investigated LNG import contracts and made recommendations in favour of removing destination restrictions. Those three issues have been, in recent years, and are expected to be, major factors in changes in the global LNG market in the years to come.

Senior Analyst, Gas Group
Institute of Energy Economics, Japan - IEEJ
RESERVE PAPER: Preparing the EU Gas Legislative Package 2020: What Regulatory Changes Should be Addressed to Foster the Introduction of Renewables

Preparing the EU Gas Legislative Package 2020: What Regulatory Changes Should be Addressed to Foster the Introduction of Renewable Gases into the Gas Infrastructure System.    In view of the expected EU Gas Legislative Package 2020, the paper will aim to identify which regulatory changes, both at EU and/or national level, would be needed to allow the introduction of renewable gases into the gas infrastructure system. Investors, operators and other market participants require certainty and long-term stability to widely deploy renewable gases. Renewable gases are called to play a key role in the energy transition and beyond. The development of an appropriate regulatory framework based on fit-for-purpose standards, network codes, regulations, directives, etc. will make possible to tap the whole potential of the gas infrastructure system for the injection, transportation and storage of renewable gases.

EU Regulatory Affairs Manager
Enagás
Gastech Strategic Conference
Market Outlook, Policy & Regulation
4:45pm - 5:10pm
IEA World Energy Investment
Chief Economist
International Energy Agency
5:10pm - 5:35pm
Mozambique LNG - A New Global Supply Source

Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG is an emerging leader in the LNG industry working to develop the first onshore LNG facility in Mozambique. With ~75 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas in Offshore Area 1, Mozambique LNG represents an extraordinary opportunity to meet global demand for a sustainable, reliable and cleaner source of energy for decades to come. 

More than 100 MTPA of pre-FID supply is aggressively being marketed comprising North America, Qatar, Russia and other projects. This paper addresses: how Mozambique LNG will stay competitive in this complex landscape?; the project’s achievements to secure FID; composition of its sales portfolio and future plans. 

General Manager LNG Economics and Market Analysis
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Mega Gas Pipeline Projects in a World Awash with LNG: The Case of the Southern Gas Corridor

At a time when LNG is increasingly available from multiple sources around the globe, are mega natural gas pipeline supply projects still needed or viable? The paper answers affirmatively, pointing to several gas supply challenges that LNG supplies do not address. These factors include geographic constraints and  price considerations.  The Southern Gas Corridor is one of the largest and most expensive gas supply projects built to date. The project has leveraged the ability to access geographically challenged regions,  and those  in need of improved security of supply. The paper discusses lessons learned from the project in the current commercial and geopolitical environment. 

Senior Fellow; second organization: Visiting Professor
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
6:00pm - 6:20pm
LNG-to-Power in El Salvador, Central America

EDP signed a 20-year PPA with the Electric Distribution Companies (DistCos) after being awarded an international tender organized by the Government of El Salvador. In 2017 Invenergy (US) acquired a majority ownership in EDP, keeping the local sponsors a minority participation.

EDP includes three sub-projects: 1) an FSRU and its associated 2 Km-long pipeline, 2) a 378 MW Power Plant, and 3) a 45 Km-long Transmission Line.

Expected Commercial Operation Date (COD): Q4 2020/Q1 2021.  The project site is the Port of Acajutla, on the Pacific Coast of Central America. Power off-takers are the seven private DistCos operating in El Salvador.

Executive Director
Energía del Pacifico
Utilities and Power Generation
Gastech Strategic Conference
Utilities and Power Generation

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • The Impacts of Renewable Expansion on Gas Demand

  • Battery & Energy Storage Capabilities: Commercial Impacts

Moderator
Independent Consultant
South-Court Ltd
9:15am - 9:40am
An LNG Fuelled Transition to Electric Transport

As the world decisively enters the energy transition, oil and gas companies are asking can liquefied natural gas (LNG) bridge the gap to the future?      The electrification of transport, paired with autonomous vehicle technology, has the potential to disrupt oil demand. However, the implications for LNG are not as clear. While an increase in demand for electricity may be a positive for LNG in the short to medium term, there are many risks on the horizon.     The transition to an electrified future will not happen overnight, but the LNG industry must get in the driver’s seat in order to remain relevant and ensure that renewable energy solutions do not overtake the golden age of gas before it even gets going.

Partner and Global LNG Leader
Deloitte Australia
9:40am - 10:05am
Solar Power - Could the Gas Industry be about to have its iPhone Moment?

Natural gas has been touted as a perfect match for the rise of renewable powers, especially solar, providing it with quick, efficient and relatively clean back-up. Yet industry data shows solar is becoming become a competitor, not partner of the gas industry as improved efficiency, plunging costs and better batteries put into doubt the need for investment into large gas turbines.

Asia Energy Editor
Reuters
10:05am - 10:30am
Sector Coupling to Support the Transition of the Energy System by Usage of Gas Infrastructure

To reach its own climate protection goals, Germany’s CO2-footprint in power generation must decrease. However, the heating sector must contribute to decarbonisation as well. This can theoretically be done by converting electricity from renewables into heat (‘sector coupling’).  

The paper shows in different scenarios up to what extent conventional energy carriers could be replaced in future and proves that the gas infrastructure will remain indispensable. 

In addition a system solution for storage of electricity based on ‘power to gas’ reaching highest utilization rates is presented. 

Managing director
Westnetz GmbH
10:30am - 11:05am
Is Natural Gas the Bridge, the Destination or the Has Been?

The  role  of  natural  gas  has  never  been  more  dynamic  as  growing  global  energy  needs  combine  with  market  transitions  and  technological  advancement.    Long  touted  as  the  bridge  to  a  low  carbon  environment  represented  by  a  sound  mix  of  renewables,  and  gas  fired  generation,  today,  natural  gas  is  poised  at  the  heart  of  a  debate  on  a  supportable  energy  future.    Public  policy  in  various  regions  may  even  consider  it  a  ͞has  been͟given  the  projected  declining  costs  for  renewable  generation  and  energy  storage.    This  paper  will  examine  which  factors  matter  most  in determining  natural  gas’s  future  role  in  a  given  market  and  determine  its  ultimate  fate.

Senior Managing Director
Black & Veatch Management Consulting LLC
RESERVE PAPER:Learning from Australia’s Rapid Uptake of Renewables – It’s Made Possible Only By Gas
General Manager LNG and Liquids
Santos
Gastech Strategic Conference
Utilities and Power Generation

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Public & Political Impacts Evolving the Global Gas Industry

  • Shifts, Trends and Enablers in a New Energy Era

11:45am - 12:10pm
How is Blockchain Radically Enabling the Emergence of the Global Energy / Utility Player?
Blockchain Leader - Oil & Gas Industry, IBM Europe
IBM
12:10pm - 12:35pm
Gas-to-Power 4.0: Optimising the Value Chain to Effectively Harness the World’s Abundant Natural Gas Resources
CEO, Power & Gas Division
Siemens
12:35pm - 1:00pm
LNG on Rail - How It Can Serve Growing Demand?
Senior Manager
JAPEX
RESERVE PAPER: The US Shale Gas Revolution and its Impact on Global LNG Markets
Sr. Analyst & Consultant, Petroleum Engineering
Drillinginfo
Global Gas & LNG Markets including National Spotlights
11:45 - 13:00
Gastech Strategic Conference
Global Gas & LNG Markets including National Spotlights

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • European Trade Dynamics in an Evolving, Global LNG Market

  • Future Gas Landscapes in European Markets, Including the Iberian Peninsula

Moderator
Founder and Director
E&A Law Limited
11:45am - 12:10pm
Ten Major Trends in the European Gas Market

Ten major trends in the European gas market  The presentation will provide a broad view of the ongoing evolution of the European gas sector in ten key points:  - Decarbonisation  - Rising gas demand  - Declining domestic production  - Growing imports  - Hub pricing becoming the norm  - Natural Gas, a pillar of Energy Transition  - Renewable Gas  - Uncertainty on long-term gas demand  - Security of supply challenges  - Energy utilities reinventing themselves

Secretary General
CEDIGAZ
12:10pm - 12:35pm
Spain: The Value of Traditional Gas and LNG Markets and Their Evolution
Head of Gas & LNG Trading
Repsol, S.A
12:35pm - 1:00pm
Future of Gas in an Increasingly Politicised EU
Founder and Director
E&A Law Limited
Financing & Funding
Gastech Strategic Conference
Financing & Funding

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Financial Risk Management Across Projects

  • Managing Geopolitical Risks Across Emerging Markets

3:00pm - 3:25pm
Structured Finance Applied to LNG Export Project

This presentation will cover: 

  • The particular challenges posed by LNG export projects and LNG as a commodity in the context of commodity finance 
  • The opportunities for structured commodity trade finance (SCTF) in the LNG sector and how trends and developments in LNG markets can enable greater use of structured finance products in future 
  • How some of the typical issues encountered in SCTF may be addressed in the context of LNG finance and the areas where work is still required to enable this form of finance truly to take off in the LNG space." 
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
3:25pm - 3:50pm
Reimagining Financing for LNG Projects

LNG financing has traditionally been underpinned by a combination of (1) long term contracts, (2) full volume offtake and (3) investment-grade LNG buyers. However, the commercial structures for the new LNG projects are now moving away from these elements while the financing structures have remained rooted in past leading to lack of adequate financing.  

This paper provides a banker’s view on how the LNG financing structures could adapt to the new commercial realities and in what ways could each stakeholder (developers, off-takers and lenders) contribute towards risk reallocation in order to achieve bankable LNG financings. 

Head of Energy & Natural Resources, Asia
SMBC
3:50pm - 4:15pm
LNG to Power: Overcoming the Challenges of Financing the Fuel of the Future
Siemens
RESERVE PAPER:LNG Market Evolution and its Effect on Liquefaction Project Finance
Finance Advisor, Research Reports
Poten & Partners
Exploration, Production & Field Development
Gastech Technical Conference
Exploration, Production & Field Development
9:30am - 10:00am
Mission Impossible- Sanction Tangguh Expansion Project in 2016
Engineering Manager
BP
10:00am - 10:30am
Project Charlie: Continuous Learning and Delivery in Times of Change

In December 2014, the Shell operated QGC JV produced the first LNG from its world-first Coal Bed Methane to LNG development.  Across the initial construction phase, continuous improvement delivered material improvements across the 2,000 wells and 19 compression facilities being built.  Twelve months earlier during the height of the initial construction, work commenced on Project Charlie, the venture’s first major greenfield backfill project.  Despite comprising nearly 1,000 square kilometres of high-quality shallow coal acreage and benefiting from the improvements being delivered in the initial development, the rapid decline in oil prices meant that Project Charlie was not economic.   This presentation will share how continuous improvement, innovative thinking and a relentless focus on delivery through every stage of the project enabled Project Charlie to be delivered ahead of schedule and for less than half of its original estimate.

VP QGC
Shell Australia
10:30am - 11:00am
Tackling Reservoir Uncertainty with an Holistic Reservoir to Market Approach

This paper will highlight, through project examples, recent developments in software integration and consistency in compositional analysis to deliver a fully integrated Reservoir to Market (R2M™).   By accounting for varying conditions over the field life of a gas development, these models integrate reservoir performance and key process variables with flow assurance analyses yielding multiple benefits. From analysing field development solutions, making key project design and/or operational decisions  The R2M™ Approach will allow more accurate and thorough analyses of complex gas developments from reservoir modelling, flow assurance analyses, process simulations and economic modelling to reduce the risk of reservoir uncertainty.

Discipline Authority - Flow Assurance
INTECSEA, WorleyParsons Group
Gastech Technical Conference
Exploration, Production & Field Development
11:30am - 12:00pm
Automation of Gathering Network Design
General Manager Innovation and Technology
LogiCamms
12:00pm - 12:30pm
4D Gravity and Seafloor Subsidence Surveys for Cost-Effective Monitoring of Offshore Gas Reservoirs

Caprock integrity and induced seismicity are matters of is a concern in offshore projects involving injection of fluids in geological formations. The challenge arises from the difficulty in predicting integrity issues and fault reactivation based on existing data, and many examples of failure exist from around the world.  The application of focused seismic monitoring systems can reduce the risk significantly and provide information injection plume as well as real-time information on fracturing and fault reactivation.  The presentation will show how  passive seismic techniques have been used to detect fracturing and fault reactivation in time for preventive actions.

Vice President Integrated Services
OCTIO
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Design Considerations for Gas Pretreatment at an LNG Liquefaction Facility

Design Considerations for Gas Pretreatment at an LNG Liquefaction Facility    This paper will cover specific challenges facing U.S. pipeline gas and provide examples of the solutions used to mitigate those challenges at an LNG liquefaction terminal. Challenges include a high concentration of O2 in the feed gas, which oxidizes methane in the dehydration regeneration cycle, forming water, resulting in poor dehydration bed regeneration and icing up the liquefaction equipment. This paper will also cover the challenges of high NGL quantities in U.S. pipeline gas and their impacts on plant design, processing equipment and CAPEX.

Senior Process Engineer
Kiewit
Processing and Cryogenics for Natural Gas & LNG
Gastech Technical Conference
Processing and Cryogenics for Natural Gas & LNG

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Gas Processing Technology – Pre-Treatment

  • Gas Processing Technology – Acid Gas Removal & Sulphur Recovery

  • Gas Processing Technology – Liquefaction & Cryogenic Process

  • Gas Processing Technology – Natural Gas Liquids Recovery & Fractionation

  • Gas Processing Technology – Process Control & Optimisation

  • Onshore Regasification Technology

Senior Product Manager
Schlumberger
9:30am - 10:00am
Advances in Removing Heavy Hydrocarbons from LNG Liquefaction Feed Gas

Natural gas feeding an LNG liquefaction facility typically contains C2+ components.  In the past, these components were removed to improve operability or economics, using partial condensation or distillation.    Leaner natural gas sources are now being liquefied.  Compared to typical baseload plants, these feeds contain less C2+. Processing these leaner feeds creates new challenges.     This paper discusses these challenges and advances the state-of-the-art for lean feeds with varying compositions.  It presents a new processing scheme that combines best features of adsorption and distillation. Case studies illustrate the differences between technologies

Technology Manager-LNG Process Engineering
Air Products
10:00am - 10:30am
Economic & Design Considerations for Efficient LNG Liquefaction Turndown

Most LNG projects begin with production efficiency and turndown targets.  While production efficiency has received much attention, turndown has received little.  The historical minimum production efficiency for LNG liquefaction is ~93%.   Following proven higher production efficiencies, some recent LNG projects raised minimum production efficiency requirements to 94% or higher.  Yet, turndown requirements have remained at 35%.  Though the advantages of higher production efficiencies have been recognized, the advantages of turndown have been largely overlooked.  Further, while turndown has received little attention, thermal efficiency during turndown has received even less.  This paper will explore some of the advantages associated with turndown.

Engineering Fellow
ConocoPhillips
10:30am - 11:00am
Technical & Regulatory Challenges of Expanding Freeport LNG's Gas Liquefaction Facility
Director LNG Technology, Operations and Projects
Freeport LNG
Gastech Technical Conference
Processing and Cryogenics for Natural Gas & LNG
Moderator
Product Marketing Manager
Atlas Copco
11:30am - 12:00pm
Shell Turbo Trays - A Novel Mass Transfer Technology to Debottleneck & Existing Assets & Reducing Greenfield CAPEX
Process Engineer Gas Processing Design
Shell
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Compact & Intrinsically Safe LNG Liquefaction with Integrated NGL Extraction

Saipem recently developed a LNG liquefaction concept designed to respond to the current LNG market challenges. This is based on a “design one, build many” approach where LNG liquefaction is performed by means of several identical, pre-engineered liquefaction trains with a capacity ranging from 0.2 to 0.6 MTPA.   The Liqueflex™ technology used is a proprietary turbo-expander cycle process that uses natural gas as refrigerant. It involves very low hydrocarbon and cryogenic liquid inventories, which makes it particularly suitable in areas with reduced plot and severe permitting constraints. Only gas refrigerant is used, which makes it very robust and highly operable. In particular it is not affected by motions when installed on a floater and does not require refrigerant make-up.   In a single unit, selective NGL extraction, lean gas pressure boosting and liquefaction are performed. Wide range of feed gases -also containing BTEX and/or LPGs- can be processed. The efficiency  is significantly higher compared to  conventional gas expander processes and competitive with  Single Mixed Refrigerant processes.   Three cases will be presented : A new build FLNG, a concept based on the conversion of an existing Moss LNG carrier and an onshore small-scale LNG liquefaction plant developed with a phased investment approach.

Upstream & LNG Product Manager
XSIGHT by Saipem
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Operation Experience of COREFLUX-LNG: A New Bridge Between LNG Regasification & Petrochemical Plants
Team Manager
Toyo Engineering Corporation
Gastech Technical Conference
Processing and Cryogenics for Natural Gas & LNG
Senior LNG Consultant
ExxonMobil Production Company
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Debottlenecking: Getting the Most Out of Your LNG Plant
Lead Process Engineer
Air Products and Chemical Inc
3:00pm - 3:30pm
New Technologies for Mercaptan Removal in Natural Gas Liquids
Global Technology Leader
Exion Systems
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mercaptans Removal: How to Simply Overall Gas Plant Design & Operation with HySWEET
Acid Gas expert and manager
TOTAL
Gastech Technical Conference
Processing and Cryogenics for Natural Gas & LNG

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Gas Processing Technology – Pre-Treatment

  • Gas Processing Technology – Acid Gas Removal & Sulphur Recovery

  • Gas Processing Technology – Liquefaction & Cryogenic Process

  • Gas Processing Technology – Natural Gas Liquids Recovery & Fractionation

  • Gas Processing Technology – Process Control & Optimisation

  • Onshore Regasification Technology

Senior LNG Consultant
ExxonMobil Production Company
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Unique Excursions from Typical Hydrocarbon Vapour - Liquid Separation Characteristics
Senior Process Surveillance Engineer
Qatargas Operating Company Limited
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Liquid Chemicals Produced from Bioconversion of Natural Gas
SVP
Intrexon Corporation
5:30pm - 6:00pm
GTL: A Catalyst for In-Country Value & Growth
GTL Business Development Manager
Royal Dutch Shell
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Gastech Technical Conference
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Managing Director
Integrated Energy Pty Ltd
9:30am - 10:00am
Monitoring Methane Emissions at the Source from Space - A Novel Approach
Director, Business Development
GHGSat
10:00am - 10:30am
Carbon Footprint of All Fuels from an LNG-Complex in Qatar
Managing Director
Atlantic Consulting
10:30am - 11:00am
An Experimental & Numerical Modelling of The Thermomechanical Behaviour of Steel Under a LN2 & LNG Cryogenic Impact
Risk Assessment Expert
SAIPEM Spa
Gastech Technical Conference
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Managing Director
Integrated Energy Pty Ltd
11:30am - 12:00pm
Operating Beyond Compliance - How Does a Vessel's Age Affect Their Risk & Environmental Profile?

With safety and environmental regulations now imposed upon the maritime industry’s work force, one may wonder at the need for voluntary enhancement of safety and sustainability standards.    Efficiency is not the only opportunity cost, with more than one billion tonnes of CO2 emitted by shipping each year. In addition, the increased transparency demanded of maritime supply chains means that the decision to ignore available reporting and insights will give others a competitive advantage.    David will discuss what these insights tell us about the risk and sustainability of the world’s tanker fleet, and more specifically the LNG and LPG fleet.

Manager - EMEA
RightShip
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Better Management of Methane Emissions from LNG Ships

This paper addresses the issues around methane emissions from operation of LNG ships. The paper reviews the status in three areas, namely methane emissions from operations associated with dry dock (warming up, gas freeing etc.), methane emissions from the propulsion system – ‘methane slip’, and ‘fugitive’ losses from the cargo system.

Director
Sewallis Consulting Ltd
12:30pm - 1:00pm
The Importance of Accurate Methane Emission Measurement in the Supply Chain of Gas

Nowadays it is well known that Methane is a critically important greenhouse gas. This paper discusses and compares different methods for leak detection and emission reduction. EPA Method 21, which is a worldwide recognized method for fugitive emission measurement, provides advantages, but it also has its limitations. Suggestions to overcome these limitations are discussed. This paper also compares measurement techniques. What are the latest technologies and developments and how do they relate to each other? Finally the paper discusses different emission sources. By means of case studies and benchmarks it is demonstrated how these losses are identified and what the impact is on a yearly basis.

International Sales Manager
The Sniffers
Gastech Technical Conference
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Managing Director
Integrated Energy Pty Ltd
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Hurry Up and Wait! When is the Right Time to Think About Social Licence?

Trying to rush meaningful engagement at the last moment is not successful and does not set the foundation for a long and trusting relationship with communities.  Relationships take time – and as we know: Time is Money.  Creating successful relationships requires early commitment from proponents and a systematic, frequent approach to consultation and engagement.  Proponents understand that to create successful project outcomes, early concept and front-end engineering is necessary to reduce the technical risks and focus on feasible alternatives.  Maybe it is time that a similar systematic approach is applied when it comes to community engagement and relationship building?

Vice President Environment, Society & Geoscience
Advisian WorleyParsons Group
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Advance Implementation of Online Bow-tie to Prevent Major Accident Events (MAEs)

The first Asset Integrity monitoring (AIM) will bring bowtie diagrams and management of SCE concept from documents into life by providing holistically recent views of the health of the plant barriers (Safety Critical Element – SCE) SCEs are functional groupings of safeguarding system and controls selected to prevent the realization of, or limit the effect of Major Accident Elements (MAEs) e.g. catastrophic accidents, structural collapse, loss of hydrocarbon containment, explosions, and fires. Each safety critical element includes a mix of plant (equipment); process (documented and “custom and practice”) and people (personal skills

Engineer, Reliability and Integrity
PTT Exploration and Production
Engineer, Reliability and Integrity
PTTEP
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Improving Safety & Uptime in an IoT World
Executive Advisor
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Gastech Technical Conference
Health, Safety, Security & Environment
Managing Director
Integrated Energy Pty Ltd
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Cryogenic Insulation - Best Payload Protection with Health and Environmental Safety in Mind
Business Manager - Energy
Lydall Performance Materials Inc
5:00pm - 5:30pm
New Technologies Drive Operational Performance by Connecting Smart Stations to Distribution Networks

A “Smart Energy System” requires “NG Smart Grids” able to interoperate and equipped with “Smart Equipment” with additional and improved functions. For instance, it is now possible to remotely modify the set point, limit the capacity and receive diagnostic information. It is possible to work on pressure profiling, optimizing the Natural Gas grid depending on the current demand.   Smart systems can provide many benefits such as reduced manpower, faster troubleshooting, improved accuracy and reduced measurement uncertainties. At the end, this will translate into better overall performance of the system and reduced operating costs.

Business Development Manager
Emerson
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Improved Knowledge of BLEVE in LNG Pressurised Tanks
LNG Industrial Safety - Project Manager
GRT GAZ
RESERVE PAPER: Achieving More with Less: Case Studies on the Use of Quantative Risk Assessment in Risk Related Decision Making
Operations & Maintenance
Gastech Technical Conference
Operations & Maintenance
9:30am - 10:00am
Managing of Aging Assets & Ways for its Remnant Life Extension
Mechanical Reliability Advisor
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
10:00am - 10:30am
Top Quartile Operating Plant Performance

As the whole society is faced with an important digital transformation, also the operating gas & LNG plants are facing unprecedented challenges to operate in an efficient, safe and responsible way.  Within this context we have found that among plant operations there are important differences between the bottom and top quartile performers.  

In this session, we will look at the operational opportunities in the current gas & LNG plants to improve the reliability of the equipment and the process. By improving the current process measurement and control, analyzing and benchmarking the current operational performance, plant operators will gain a better understanding of their performance compared to their peers.

Vice President Northern Europe
Emerson
10:30am - 11:00am
Digital Transformation: The Journey Ahead for Gas and LNG Companies
Principal Technology Strategist
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Gastech Technical Conference
Operations & Maintenance

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Operations & Maintenance 

  • Digital & Data Management

  • Life Extension of Plants

  • Integrity / Corrosion Management – Plant

  • Integrity / Corrosion Management – Pipelines

11:30am - 12:00pm
Realize Higher Maturity in Operational Excellence Leveraging Data and Digital Technologies
Sr. Director
SAP
12:00pm - 12:30pm
3D-enabled Simulation Training for the Plant Workforce
CEO
Neon Infotech SEA
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Badak LNG Long Term Idle & Decommissioning Programme

Due to the declining trend of feed gas supply, Badak LNG would not require to operate three of eight Process Trains. Hence, Long Term Idle (LTI) and Decommissioning program shall be executed for these three Trains. Generally, LTI program consist of preservation program for static, rotating, electrical equipment and instrument devices, so the Train could be re-activated in the future. Decommissioning program is aimed to preserve the un-used equipment and ensure it environmentally safe for surrounding facilities. This paper will deliver the preservation program, scope of work, and implementation of LTI and Decommissioning program in Badak LNG

Lead Inspection Engineer
Badak LNG
Gastech Technical Conference
Operations & Maintenance
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Knowledge Loss: Evaluating and Controlling the Risk Associated with Knowledge Held by People About Assets or From Projects

Across the global gas industry organisations are facing the risk of knowledge loss, being the unintended consequences of mergers and acquisitions, industry contractions and a reliance on smaller numbers of ‘lone experts’. Drawing on our experience internally and some client case studies including onshore gas distribution pipeline knowledge, this paper will explore DNV GL’s approach to the challenge and propose lessons for the industry. These range from using a robust approach to identify where knowledge risks might lie, creating a plan to control those risks to embedding knowledge risk management into the management system

Principal Consultant
DNV GL
3:00pm - 3:30pm
An innovative Maintenance Management Model
Maintenance Management
Enagás
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Importance of Integrity and Management in Upstream Subsea Gas Production Systems

The purpose of the presentation is to outline the importance of upstream gas production system integrity and integrity management in all areas of the upstream subsea gas production developments and its role throughout the life of the development.    Addressing safety, reliability and availability of the upstream subsea gas production system, its personnel and operations outlining the main challenges associated with keeping integrity throughout an upstream subsea gas development project such as balancing the demands of demonstrating operational integrity against safety, quality, cost and schedule requirements.

Senior Systems Engineer
Aker Solutions Ltd.
Gastech Technical Conference
Operations & Maintenance
4:30pm - 5:00pm
ondition Assessment for Optimising Gasunie’s Network Improvement Program (GNIP)
Principal Consultant Asset Integrity Management
DNV GL
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Digital Transformation - Unlocking Operations & Maintenance Improvements by Means of an Enterprise Real-Time Data Strategy
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Insertion Smaller Conduit & Mini Horizontal Directional Drilling: An Alternative to LNG Tank Bottom Heater Repairment Method

Arun LNG bottom tank heater was being revitalized for LNG Hub Terminal. A common method of repair tank heater is an open cut method, which required 1 year duration and yet high cost. Pertamina demonstrates that inserting smaller 316 SS tubing into existing conduit and replacing existing conduit using mini Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technique were successful method to revitalize a 42 years old LNG bottom tank heater. Work productivity for inserting new conduit is 87.11 m/day, while for mini HDD is 3,86 m/day. This method required shorter project duration, lead to less cost compared to open cut methodology. 

Instrument & Automation Engineer
PT Pertamina (persero)
RESERVE PAPER - The Changing Role of Supply Chain Management in the Future Energy Landscape: How New Digital Technologies are Transforming SCM
CEO, Siemens Power Generation Services
Siemens
Shipping and Storage of Natural Gas, LNG, LPG and Chemicals
Gastech Technical Conference
Shipping and Storage of Natural Gas, LNG, LPG and Chemicals

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Green & Brownfield Sites – Case Studies

  • New Project Financing Climate

Gas Assets General Manager
Enagás
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Quantifying Fugitive Emissions: Yes, it is possible!
Principal Process Engineer
WorleyParsons
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost-Effective Solution for Gas Quality Assessment in Grids

The Netherlands is facing major changes during the coming decades in the production and use of natural gas for household heating and industrial processes. In order to facilitate the transition to LNG and biogas, TNO started the development of a new type of gas sensor to measure the composition of the target gas. Subsequently the Calorific Value and Wobbe Index of the gases can be calculated. Together with industrial and academic partners a small gas sensor was realized that can be inserted in an existing gas grid, and measures the concentrations of methane, ethane, propane, butane, nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

Senior Scientist Chemical Sensors
TNO
3:30pm - 4:00pm
LNG Storage Under Severe Earthquake: Seismic Isolation Systems for LNG Tanks

The location of large above-ground LNG storage tanks in zones with high seismic risk implies formidable engineering challenges. Most of these huge and cryogenic structures have natural frequencies in the range of resonance with ground motions. In order to enhance the performance reliability and safety, base isolation devices like High Damping Rubber Bearings (HDRB) or Friction Pendulum Bearings (FPB) are increasingly required. 

As a case of study, a 175,000 m3 capacity LNG Tank in Mejillones (Chile), successfully carried out by Tecnicas Reunidas as sole EPC contractor, is here presented. 

Head of LNG Tanks Department
Técnicas Reunidas
Gastech Technical Conference
Shipping and Storage of Natural Gas, LNG, LPG and Chemicals

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Geomechanics
  • Characterisation of fracture and fluid propagation
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Gas Network Simulation and Optimisation Software Using Stochastic Methods for Uncertain Demand with the Integration of the Tarif
Project and Business Development Manager
Reganosa
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Kuwait’s Outlook on Alternate Gas Strategies Infrastructure Challenges & Innovative Solutions

Kuwait’s  Outlook  on  Alternate  Gas  Strategies  Infrastructure  Challenges  and  Innovative  Solutions  Abstract  Short  version:  Entering  Gas  era,  KOC  adopted  the  concept  of  being  a  leader  in  penetrating  the  industry  to  achieve  high  quality  production  of  gas,  transport  and  market  gas  to  cover  entire  needs  for  energy  in  State of  Kuwait.   

The  state  recognized  the  environmental  advantages  of  power  generation  with  natural  gas,  and  subsequently  initiated  new  projects  with  LNG  technologies  in  addition  to  improving  its  gas  reserves.  The  paper  focusses  on  rapidly  growing  gas  demand  in  the  state,  its  key  drivers  and  solutions.  Emphasis  is  provided  on  Kuwait’s  outlook  and  ventures  into  LNG,  controls  and  measures  developed  for  handling  constraints  in  logistical  infrastructure. 

Senior Engineer
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Pipeline Coatings - An Operator's Perspective

Pipeline integrity has been maintained over the last 40 years by the simultaneous application of protective coatings and cathodic protection. There has been significant developments in pipeline coating technology over the last 30 years as the traditional coating systems such as coal tar enamel, asphalt and single and two layer polyethylene coatings have been replaced in favour of coatings such as single and dual layer fusion bonded epoxy and 3-layer polyolefins. New coating technologies inevitably bring with them new problems for pipeline operators that must understood and addressed.       This paper reviews the transition from the more traditional coating systems to the second and third generation of pipeline coatings and discusses the new challenges that face pipeline operators. The difficulties of selecting field joint coatings with similar performance to the newer mainline coating systems will also be discussed, as well as issues related to electrical interference (AC and DC) and CP shielding that have become more of a concern because of the high integrity and dielectric strength of some modern coatings. Lessons learned over the years will be reiterated and how far the pipeline coatings industry has progressed reflected upon  Methods     A comprehensive review and cataloguing of operations experience, capturing and evidencing coating failure modes and related corrosion issues.

Pricncipal Consultant
DNV GL
RESERVE PAPER: Pipeline Diagnostics with Ultrasonic Meter
Technical Project Manager
Enbridge Energy Inc
Natural Gas & LNG as Transportation Fuels including Bunkering
Gastech Technical Conference
Natural Gas & LNG as Transportation Fuels including Bunkering

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Small-scale LNG – Project Updates 

  • Small-scale LNG – Bunkering / Marine Infrastructure

  • Small-scale LNG – Land transportation

11:30am - 12:00pm
The Portuguese LNG Virtual Pipeline - A Success Story with Over 5,000 Operations

Grupo Sousa is one of the main portuguese maritime and port operators and the largest portuguese shipowner in freight carried. 

Since 2014 Grupo Sousa implemented a pioneering operation to supply LNG to Madeira island for electricity production through a LNG virtual pipeline, with a track record of over 5,500 containers successfully processed. 

Grupo Sousa uses a feet of cryogenic intermodal ISO containers transported by sea and road, and operates their owned LNG Satellite Plant. 

From november 2017 until april 2018 the Portuguese LNG virtual pipeline was configured to allow Grupo Sousa to perform LNG fuelling operations to Aidaprima cruise ship in the Port of Funchal, Madeira island, the first operations of such kind ever conducted in Portugal and in a small Island.

Director
Grupo Sousa
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Small Scale LNG: New Plant Concepts and Operations - Experience from China
LNG Plant Manager
Hanas
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Assessment of Innovative Small Scale LNG Carrier Concepts

The  small-scale  LNG  carrier  segment  is  increasingly  taking  a  strong  position  to  offer  an  environmental  friendly  solution  regarding  air  emissions  and  new  small-scale  carriers  able  to  perform  LNG  bunker  are  designed  to  meet  demand  for  LNG  as  a  fuel.  Bureau  Veritas  has  been  closely  involved  in  providing  support  to  help  the  industry  and  largely  involved  with  small-scale  LNG  carriers  becoming  leader  in  the  certification  of  LNG  bunkering  ships  supported  by  specific  rules.  In  addition,  new  concepts  for small scale LNG  transportation  are  being  developed.  The  containerized  transportation  of  LNG  and  the  multi  bunker  fuel  projects  are  just  few  examples

Global Market Leader - Tankers & Gas Carriers
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
RESERVE PAPER: Re-thinking LNG Transfer

Re-thinking LNG Transfer - Rapid development in the LNG market demands that infrastructure growth keeps pace – not only by scaling up, but by evolving to suit the needs of a diverse market. Demand continues to grow beyond traditional hubs, requiring infrastructure that is more flexible, cost-effective at smaller scale, and adapted to the needs of a range of locations. At the same time, this infrastructure must develop quickly to meet demand, in a manner that is efficient in terms of capital expenditure, and sustainable in the long term.    This cost-effective technology has enabled a recalibration of traditional thinking around ship-to-shore LNG transfer. Designed for fatigue resistance in even the most hazardous conditions, cryogenic floating hose technology typically provides a viable alternative to traditional jetty-based transference for ship-to-shore operations in circumstances that would make such infrastructure unfeasible.    This technology was recently put to the test in October 2017, when it was used in the first sea launch of the Universal Transfer System (UTS), developed with Connect LNG and Gas Natural Fenosa. The success of this launch demonstrated a system that would bring bunkering infrastructure to a vessel using a floating platform, connected to the shore by cryogenic floating hoses. It demonstrated how flexible floating hose technology can underpin new solutions that could easily be used to upgrade existing ports, or establish new bunkering facilities with lower start-up costs than heavier infrastructure would require.

Director
Trelleborg Marine Systems
Gastech Technical Conference
Natural Gas & LNG as Transportation Fuels including Bunkering

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Small-scale LNG – Project Updates 

  • Small-scale LNG – Bunkering / Marine Infrastructure

  • Small-scale LNG – Land transportation

LNG Consultant
Sembcorp Marine - Offshore Platform
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Adapting for a Small-Scale Market
Terminal Director
National Grid Grain LNG
3:00pm - 3:30pm
KOGAS - Development of Small Scale LNG Receiving Terminal
Principal Research Engineer
Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Small Scale LNG Distribution for Gas to Power Projects in Indonesia

This paper presents small scale LNG distribution for Gas to Power Projects in the Indonesian Archipelago and the neighboring Bay of Bengal countries through an innovative financing structure in public private partnerships.    Small-scale LNG distribution expedite Gas to Power projects, contributing to accessibility, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and promoting conversion of coal and diesel generation to gas.    Presenting Arun LNG terminal as a case study, evidence is shown on how a depreciated LNG terminal is utilized to deliver LNG to the domestic and regional markets through break bulk services and LNG bunkering. The Provincial Government of Aceh and local communities will benefit from such sustainable social impact projects.

President Director
PT. Anglo Euro Energi Indonesia
Gastech Technical Conference
Natural Gas & LNG as Transportation Fuels including Bunkering

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Small-scale LNG – Project Updates 

  • Small-scale LNG – Bunkering / Marine Infrastructure

  • Small-scale LNG – Land transportation

4:30pm - 5:00pm
LNG Bunkering Today and Tomorrow - A Case Study
Technical Director
Trelleborg Marine Systems
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Boil-Off Gas Re-Liquefaction on Cardissa Bunker Vessel Using Innovative Sub-Cooler
Product Manager
Air Liquide Advanced Technologies
5:30pm - 6:00pm
LNG, An Alternative Fuel for an Even More Sustainable Railway
Gas Assets General Manager
Enagás
RESERVE PAPER: B-FREE LNG - Next Generation Environmental-Friendly LNG Carrier
General Manager, GTT China
GTT
Utilities and Power Generation
Gastech Technical Conference
Utilities and Power Generation

This topic consists of the following sessions:

  • Carbon Capture & Storage – Case Studies & New Developments

10:00am - 10:30am
Real-time seismic monitoring for safe injection in offshore gas storage and CO2 sequestration projects
Vice President Integrated Services
OCTIO
10:30am - 11:00am
CO2 Storage: A Case Study in Gasmo Field
Manager Production Geology for Western Indonesia
SKK Migas
RESERVE PAPER: Design and Operation of Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project
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9:00 - 9:15
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President & CEO
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
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