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Gas to Liquids North America
Day One Wednesday 12th March 2014
8.30

Registration & Coffee

9.00

Chairman's Opening Remar...
Gas to Liquids North America

Day Two Thursday 13th March 2014

8.30

Registration & Coffee

9.00

Chairman's Opening Rema...
HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
TUESDAY 11TH MARCH 2014
MARRIOTT WEST LOOP HOTEL, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA

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Conference: 12th - 13th March 2014, Marriott West Loop Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA

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  1. 1. 20 B BO O AN TH OO K D D A B Y S EC K B N D 31 AV EM Y SA ST E $ B E VE JA 30 R $1 NU 0 00 A RY “Very interesting presentations, provided a broad range of projects & technologies.” European GTL 2013 Event SMi Group are proud to announce the launch of 12th-13th 2014 MARCH Exploring the Opportunities and Developments of Gas to Liquids Marriott West Loop Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS FROM: General Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), Chairman, Energy Security Partners Mark Schnell, Director New Business Development, Sasol North America TOP-RANKED SPEAKER FACULTY INCLUDES: • • • • BENEFITS OF ATTENDING: • Hear about the latest project developments, small and large scale • Understand GTL economics and how to apply them to your project • • Discover what the banks need to see to secure your project finance • • • Discuss how the industry needs to develop in North America • Evaluate GTL vs LNG • Evaluate the recent technological advancements and commercial challenges • • • • Raj Suri, President, EmberClear James Davis, Senior Vice President, XTLH, SGC Energia Mitch Hindman, Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Team Lead, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies, Energy Information Administration Paul Langston, Business Development Manager, Conversion Technology Centre, BP Roy Lipski, CEO, Velocys Ren Plastina, Managing Director, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking Denmon Sigler, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP Lesa Adair, Chief Executive Officer, Muse, Stancil & Co Rick Smead, Natural Gas Expert, RBN Energy LLC Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, Breitiling Oil and Gas PLUS AN INTERACTIVE HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP TUESDAY 11TH MARCH 2014, MARRIOTT WEST LOOP HOTEL, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA Gas-To-Liquids Opportunities Opening Up in North America Workshop Leader: Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications Limited 1.30pm-5.00pm Sponsored by To attend, contact Andrew Gibbons on Tel +44 (0) 20 7827 6156, Fax +44 (0)20 7827 6157, email agibbons@smi-online.co.uk or visit www.smi-online.co.uk/ts12.asp to register online GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
  2. 2. Gas to Liquids North America Day One Wednesday 12th March 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications Limited 1.30 NORTH AMERICA GTL PROJECT UPDATES 9.10 9.50 OPENING ADDRESS Advancing America’s Energy Future • Redefining national energy strategy in the global economy • Energy, environment, economy, and security - the role of transportation fuels • Natural gas and the U.S. energy renaissance • High Oil & Low Gas - capturing the value in between • GTL in America: Enhancing security and revitalizing the economy General. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), Non-Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Energy Security Partners KEYNOTE ADDRESS Sasol GTL: Projects, Products, and US Perspectives • Update on Sasol’s GTL developments, in particular it’s Louisiana USA project • Review of US GTL product slate and market opportunities • Perspectives on the fit of GTL in the North American energy landscape Mark Schnell, General Manager, Marketing, Strategy and New Business Development, Sasol North America 10.30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by 11.00 GTL Implementation- Project Update • SGE Energia is a privately held company implementing projects to convert low-cost, abundant feedstock into a range of fields and chemical products • As Co-Owner and operator, SGE Energia’s projects will create a product slate representing the entire spectrum of Fischer-Tropsch liquids, fuels and waxes • Two current GTL projects are: 1) the relocation, expansion and restart of the pilot plant, and 2) the of EPC for Juniper GTL- a 1,000 bpd plant in Louisiana • Project status, resolution of the major challenges to implementation and next steps are presented • How does Juniper see the outlook for GTL industry James Davis, Senior Vice President, XTLH, SGC Energia 11.40 Emberclear's Natchez GTL Project • Overview of Emberclear’s developments to date • Plant construction and operations to date • Benefits that GTL will bring Raj Suri, President, EmberClear 12.20 Networking Lunch 2.10 2.50 3.30 4.00 4.40 5.20 6.00 6.20 TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES Building Momentum – Recent Developments in the BP / JM Davy Fixed Bed Fischer-Tropsch Process • New GTL technology developments in BP and JM Davy • BP / JM Davy Compact Reforming technology for smaller scale GTL plants • A licensor’s perspective on the North American GTL market Paul Langston, Business Development Manager, Conversion Technology Centre, BP Smaller Scale GTL: Projects, Partnerships and Opportunities • Upstream, midstream and downstream opportunities for smaller scale GTL • Modular approach for distributed GTL • Updates on commercial roll-out of Velocys technology Roy Lipski, CEO, Velocys Gasel®: the Engineered FT Technology for Bankable GTL Projects • R&D background and licensing experience • Fully engineered and referenced FT technology Stéphane Fedou, Alternative Fuels Technology Group Manager, Axens Afternoon Tea Sponsored by Methanol to Gasoline: An Alternate Route to Liquid Fuel Production • Gas to liquid fuels background • ExxonMobil research and engineering company’s (EMRE’s) Methanol to gasoline (MTG) technology • EMRE’s MTG technology licensing Mitch Hindman, Licensing Manager, ExxonMobil Modular GTL – Transformational Gas Solution for the Upstream Industry • Solution for stranded gas and shale oil and gas • Industry approved and operating • Technology scale up completed for SMR and FT reactors • Proven project execution capability • Projects ready for FEED Shravan Joshi, Business Development, Compact GTL Modular, Transportable Gas-to-Liquids Technology • Modular FT (Fischer Tropsch) laboratory system testing • Design for a modular FT reactor • Manufacturability and maintenance Lyman Frost, Director of Business Development, Ceramatec PANEL DISCUSSION Hurdles of Project Development James Davis, Senior Vice President, XTLH, SGC Energia Raj Suri, President, EmberClear Tom Parsons, Business Development Manager, Conversion Technology Centre, BP Zia Haq, Senior Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy Roy Lipski, CEO, Velocys Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Sponsored by Axens 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. www.axens.net 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-ToLiquids (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. www.bp.com SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company's marketing strategy. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from promoting their business at our conferences please call: Alia Malick, Director, on +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or email amalick@smi-online.co.uk To attend, contact Andrew Gibbons on Tel +44 (0) 20 7827 6156, Fax +44 (0) 20 7827 6157,
  3. 3. Gas to Liquids North America Day Two Thursday 13th March 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Team Lead, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies, Energy Information Administration GTL FINANCE & CONTRACT 9.10 9.50 OPENING ADDRESS Financing GTL Project- What do you need to do to secure finance? • What are the incentives for investment in GTL technology • GTL and the energy market • Lenders risks and possible mitigation strategies - Market risk - Price risk - Technology risk - Cash flow risk - Reserve risk Ren Plastina, Managing Director, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking John Bills, Managing Director, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking Contracting Strategies for GTL Projects • Risk mitigation strategies • Shared site issues and considerations • Project financing considerations • IP protection Denmon Sigler, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP 10.30 Morning Coffee Sponsored by 11.00 GTL Project Economics • Competing with US natural gas prices and managing the risks • Analysing capital cost for a standalone GTL plant • Analysing operating expenses • Other site-specific factors that you must consider • Competing options Lesa Adair, Chief Executive Officer, Muse, Stancil & Co 11.40 PANEL DISCUSSION Project Finance Ren Plastina, Managing Director, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking Denmond Sigler, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP Lesa Adair, Chief Executive Officer, Muse, Stancil & Co John Bills, Managing Director, BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking 12.20 Networking Lunch GTL FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET 1.30 What’s Wrong with the U.S. Outlook for GTL? • Technology assumptions • Oil/gas price ratios • Competition with LNG, NGL, CTL, petrochemicals • Incentives Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Team Lead, Biofuels and Emerging Technologies, Energy Information Administration 2.10 What is the Appropriate Role for the Federal Government? • Lab scale, pilot plant, and/or demonstration plant • Technical barriers • Industry needs Zia Haq, Senior Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy 2.50 GTL vs. LNG- Pros and Cons • What are the overall market dynamics of each? • What is the value of the upgrade? • How does the upgrade fit the capital? • Does one carry more risk than the other? Rick Smead, Natural Gas Expert, RBN Energy LLC 3.30 Afternoon Tea Sponsored by 4.00 Key Factors to Build a Successful GTL Project • A successful GTL project requires viable economics that can be improved through various levers • Project location is one such lever with some sites in North America offering superior economics • Creative feedstock sourcing contracts and risk mitigation models can also improve economics Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics LLC 4.40 Viability of GTL in North America- A Resource Holders’ Perspective • Analyzing the existing shale gas market • Breitiling oil and gas’ view the GTL market in the US • Competition of GTL against other NGL Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, Breitiling Oil and Gas 5.20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two Ceramatec is an advanced ceramics and materials technologies R&D company focusing in the energy and environmental markets. It takes pride in taking high-risk ideas and converting them to market-ready status. It has R&D collaborations with industry, universities, national laboratories, and governments. www.ceramatec.com Velocys enables gas-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas into valuable liquid fuels. Systems based on the Company’s technology are significantly smaller than those using conventional technology, enabling modular plants that can be deployed cost effectively in remote locations and on smaller fields than is otherwise possible. www.velocys.com Want to know how to get involved? Interested in promoting your services to this market? Contact Julia Rotar on +44 (0)20 7827 6088 or email: jrotar@smi-online.co.uk email agibbons@smi-online.co.uk or visit www.smi-online.co.uk/ts12.asp to register online
  4. 4. HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP TUESDAY 11TH MARCH 2014 MARRIOTT WEST LOOP HOTEL, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA Gas-To-Liquids Opportunities Opening Up in North America Presented by Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications Limited 1.30pm – 5.00pm WORKSHOP OVERVIEW: North America’s shale gas revolution has created one of today’s most promising commodity arbitrage opportunities: monetising cheap-to-produce natural gas at prices linked to those of costly crude oil. The key enabler is gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, a means of converting methane molecules into premium liquid hydrocarbons – such as diesel and kerosene – that can form the basis of “drop-in” fuels in transportation. Unlike other technologies that open up the gas/oil arbitrage opportunity – such as LNG – GTL products can be used in existing fuelling infrastructure and engines, with no modifications required. Adding to GTL’s appeal is the possibility of producing specialty products such as chemical feedstocks and high-value waxes. As the GTL spotlight shifts from the Middle East to North America, this workshop will look at the opportunities and the challenges involved in implementing GTL projects and marketing their output. AGENDA: 1:30 2:00 2:40 3:20 3:50 4.20 5.00 Registration & Coffee Industry overview – A technology whose time has come • Why the GTL spotlight has shifted to North America • Why GTL? A comparison with other gas monetisation options • Overcoming the technical challenges • Existing and future projects Technology Insights • Converting methane into long-chain hydrocarbons • The GTL product slate • Emerging technologies – at large and small scales • Why intellectual property matters Afternoon Tea Exploring GTL economics • Case studies • Gas/oil price divergence – is it sustainable? • The economics of developing future GTL projects: credible scenarios • Implications of unconventional gas – and oil Marketing GTL products • Key markets – transportation and chemicals • Demonstration projects • Maximising GTL revenue streams • Policy and regulation Discussion & Questions - a review of the session ABOUT YOUR WORKSHOP LEADER: Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications Limited Independent energy journalist and consultant Alex Forbes has been reporting on energy developments and analysing trends for more than three decades. His expertise covers the whole gamut of energy – including oil, natural gas, electricity, policy, regulation, climate change and the geopolitics of energy supply security. His specialisms include unconventional fossil fuels, liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas-to-liquids (GTL), nuclear power and renewables. Alex travels frequently to attend, speak at and chair energy conferences, to conduct interviews with ministers and executives, to carry out consultancy assignments, and to visit major energy installations. Alex also takes on training assignments and conducts workshops and executive briefings.
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  6. 6. GAS TO LIQUIDS NORTH AMERICA Conference: 12th - 13th March 2014, Marriott West Loop Hotel, Houston, Texas, USA 4 WAYS TO REGISTER Workshop: 11th March 2014 ONLINE at www.smi-online.co.uk/ts12.asp POST your booking form to: Andrew Gibbons, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 20 7827 6157 South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS PHONE on +44 (0) 20 7827 6156 EARLY BIRD □ DISCOUNT □ Unique Reference Number Our Reference DELEGATE DETAILS Surname: Job Title: Company VAT Number: Direct Fax: Signature: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. Surname: Date: Forename: Direct Tel: + VAT £1198.80 Price □ Access to the conference documentation £499.00 on the Document Portal □ The Conference Presentations – paper copy £499.00 (or only £300 if ordered with the Document Portal) Total + VAT £598.80 - £499.00 PAYMENT Address (if different from above): Post/Zip Code: £999.00 I cannot attend but would like to purchase the following document portal/paper copy documentation. Email: Town/City: $599.00 DOCUMENTATION Country: Switchboard: Title: $1299.00 The Conference fee includes refreshments, lunch, conference papers and CD ROM containing all of the presentations. 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Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your attendance at an event and you are unable to send a substitute, then we will refund/credit 50% of the due fee less a £50 administration charge, providing that cancellation is made in writing and received at least 28 days prior to the start of the event. Regretfully cancellation after this time cannot be accepted. We will however provide the conferences documentation via the Document Portal to any delegate who has paid but is unable to attend for any reason. Due to the interactive nature of the Briefings we are not normally able to provide documentation in these circumstances. We cannot accept cancellations of orders placed for Documentation or the Document Portal as these are reproduced specifically to order. If we have to cancel the event for any reason, then we will make a full refund immediately, but disclaim any further liability. 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