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GPA Europe Virtual Conference May 2021

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“The Future of Gas”

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GPA Europe Virtual Conference – “The Future of Gas”

25 – 26 May 2021

 

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We’re excited to announce the official dates for the GPA Europe Virtual Conference May 2021. We are thrilled to have you all join us online for a 2-day conference from 25 – 26 May 2021. To ensure the well-being and safety of our attendees, we will be delivering a conference of substance as a global digital event. Not to worry, it will be just as informative, entertaining, and engaging as our physical conferences so mark in your calendars today! Stay tuned on our LinkedIn page for further announcements and updates to our programme.

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We are delighted to present our 2-day programme to you. Please note this is subject to change.

Information is being added regularly so do come back!

Please note timings are BST, please add 1 hour for European, CET.

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DAY 1

 

DAY 2

   
Registration & Virtual Networking
09:00 - 09:30
Registration & Virtual Networking
09:00 - 09:30
   
Keynote Address
09:30 - 10:00
Keynote Address
09:30 - 10:00
   
Session 1:
Hydrogen
10:00 - 12:15
Session 1:
Carbon Capture Utilisation & Storage
10:00 - 12:15
   
Lunch & Virtual Networking
12:15 - 13:30
Lunch & Virtual Networking
12:15 - 13:30
   
Session 2:
Workshop
13:30 - 16:30
Session 2:
Biogas
13:30 - 15:45
   
Day 1 Close
16:30
Quiz, Chairperson's Remarks & Conference Close
15:45 - 16:15

 

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We are delighted to present our 2-day programme to you. Please note this is subject to change.

Information is being added regularly so do come back!

Please note timings are BST, please add 1 hour for European, CET.

 

Day 1 - 25 May 2021

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address

Future Energy - Challenges For The Regulator

David Simmonds, Former GPA E Chairperson

The GPA E does not get involved directly with regulations, especially as these vary by country. However, as we move forward with decarbonisation, there are a number of counteracting drivers which make decision taking on Future Energy (renewable energy (wind/solar), nuclear, continued fossil fuel utilisation under controlled conditions, biomass and intermediates such as hydrogen) more complex and challenging. Scientists, economists, business managers and environmentalists often bring their own specialist knowledge to the table without having a wider appreciation of these challenges.

The paper will first briefly look at the existing energy market, then it will explore some of the new technologies which are being developed and review aspects such as customer acceptance, safety, delivery flexibility and resilience. It will conclude with an assessment of some of the factors which are required to be in place actually to deliver our future Energy Transition Plan, such as the availability of trained resources to deploy it and the ability to finance it!

The intention is to provide a broader picture for transition experts to consider before they inform Regulators and Policy Makers. The paper will conclude that there is no silver bullet for the Energy Transition and, if we are to achieve Net Zero, we will likely have to furrow multiple pathways, which will extend well beyond 2050, and we will need to maximise synergies between technologies. Frankly, Regulators and Policy Makers should not be looking at ‘either/or’, but ‘all’! Further, given the global reach of energy demands, many of these considerations must be addressed through international collaboration and standardisation.

 


Session 1: Hydrogen

10:00 - 10:30

Hydrogen value chain analysis comparing different transport vectors: Using Liquid Hydrogen, LNG, Ammonia and Methylcyclohexane as energy carriers between Qatar and the UK

Nicola Chodorowska

Managing Consultant, Specialist Engineering and Consulting

Wood

Meeting the anticipated ten-fold increase in hydrogen requirements by 2050 has led to many studies evaluating the most techno-economic means to achieve this target.  Whilst fully green large scale value chains are still some way off there is adequate hydrocarbon infrastructure in place where blue hydrogen could be produced. This paper assesses the options to convert a portion of the LNG supply chain already in place between Qatar and the UK into blue hydrogen and the different transport vectors to convey the hydrogen. Transporting the hydrogen as liquid or in the form of ammonia or other Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) such as methylcyclohexane are common comparisons, however retaining LNG as the energy carrier should also be considered.

It is shown with currently available technology that LNG as the transport vector is economic compared to ammonia and LOHC with liquid hydrogen still somewhat more expensive.

 

10:30 - 11:00

Technologies to Decarbonise Hydrogen Production

Speaker: Roland van Uffelen

Authors: Hans Brasker and Roland van Uffelen

Technip Energies

The challenges of the energy transition require addressing long-term solutions for reduction of carbon emissions to the atmosphere by addressing the needs for generation, storage and utilization of future energy sources.

Blue hydrogen is expected to pave the way for the future low-carbon energy solutions. Cost-effective, deeply decarbonized blue hydrogen production is available and proven today at the desired scale for both new plants and retrofits, and provides immediate solutions for carbon capture, handling and utilization. In projects converting grey to blue hydrogen plants, flue gas capture may be an attractive option for deep carbon capture and is expected to be more cost effective compared to traditional CCS applications where CO2 content in the flue gas is lower.

The paper will address the carbon intensity of various hydrogen production methods, from traditional grey hydrogen through blue hydrogen, at various capture rates, as well as the production of hydrogen in electrolysers.

 

11:00 - 11:15 BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING

11:15 - 11:45

Green Ammonia Synthesis and its use as an Energy Vector

Dr Laura Torrente

University of Cambridge

When Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch developed an artificial nitrogen fixation process (the so-called Haber-Bosch process), they put ammonia in the centre of the first chemical global revolution, enabling the expansion of the population with its use as fertilisers and setting the current geo-political borders with its use in explosives. This webinar will present the technological, environmental and political challenges to enable a second ammonia revolution as portable long-term (days to months) energy storage vector versus the short-term storage (seconds to hours) offered by electrochemical storage (i.e. batteries).

Indeed, the future of a carbon-free society relies on the alignment of the intermittent production of renewable energy (solar, wind, tidal, geothermal) with our continuous and increasing energy demands. In this context, ammonia offers unique opportunities due its high hydrogen content, known handling and existing infrastructure. If/when realised, green ammonia can reshape the current energy landscape by directly replacing fossil fuels in transportation, heating, electricity, etc. In addition, new economic opportunities will arise as many countries will inevitably become net-energy importers/exporters with the outlook of a renewable energy market similar to the current one based on fossil fuels.

 

11:45 - 12:15

Gulf Energy Information Global Data Trends

John Royall

President & CEO

Gulf Energy Information

 

12:15 - 13:30 LUNCH & VIRTUAL NETWORKING


Session 2: Workshop 

“Transition of the Gas Industry from Today to 20-25 years”

13:30 - 14:10

Workshop Introduction / Presentation – available for all attendees

Moderator: Adrienne Blume, Gulf Energy Information

Speaker: Xianfang Ren, Shell Global Solutions

 

14:10 – 16:30

Workshop Think Tanks – prebooked attendees only, 40 spaces

 


Day 2 - 26 May 2021

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address

Northern Lights – developing the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure

Jean-Francois CAM, Integration and Stakeholder Manager

Equinor ASA

Northern Lights is developing the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. We deliver carbon dioxide storage as a service. Our aim is to help industrial emitters manage emissions that cannot be avoided in other ways from reaching the atmosphere and to provide a safe and permanent storage option for CO2 that is removed from the air. We are part of a growing movement to actively manage the carbon cycle and get it back in balance. As we develop our business, we will share, listen and encourage innovation and technology development. Northern Lights is a first – and we want to make it easy for others to follow.

 


Session 1: Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage

10:00 - 10:30

The Role of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) in Decarbonisation

Dr Chet Biliyok

Petrofac

Renewables are now cost-effective, enjoying wide deployment, and commanding a large share of global energy investment. In light of this, is CCUS still required for decarbonisation, or is it simply a license for the oil industry to continue to operate?

In this paper, the role of CCUS in a zero-emissions future will be explored, and its contribution to decarbonisation will be clarified. This will be achieved by looking at:

  • How a global market for CCUS will evolve;
  • How CCUS technology is applied and what it will cost;
  • What promising technology breakthroughs are in the pipeline; and
  • What to expect for CCUS in the next decade and beyond.

Finally, the role that industrial entities like the GPA and its members can play in CCUS deployment will be addressed.

 

10:30 - 11:00

Carbon Capture, The First Step Towards Net Zero

Adya Deshmukh

Fluor Ltd

The UK Government’s Energy White Paper released in December 2020 acknowledged the importance of natural gas to the UK’s energy mix while emphasising the need to decarbonise the power, oil and gas industries. This presentation briefly explores the concept of Net Zero, capture processes and demonstrates the potential for carbon capture to provide a viable solution for the reduction of industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon capture is an established, commercially proven technology that can be scaled up and rapidly deployed in both existing and new gas processing facilities to lower net greenhouse gases emissions. This will be demonstrated by analysing exemplary projects executed globally. Pre-combustion carbon capture can be used in the production of blue hydrogen. Post-combustion carbon capture units can be included in new designs and retrofitted to existing gas processing facilities allowing them to continue operating for the remainder of their operational lifetime with net zero carbon emissions.

 

11:00 - 11:15 BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING

11:15 - 11:45

An Integrated Approach for Europe’s Industrial CCUS Projects

Brad Healey

Authors: Brad Healey, Ivan Gutierrez (both Oil & Gas Corrosion). Matt Healey (PACE Flow Assurance).

CO2 has been transported via pipelines for 50 years. The oil and gas industry has a wealth of experience in this area, gained as a need to dispose of acid gas, or as part of EOR. CO2 associated with hydrocarbon production has an exceptional level of purity. The engineering of industrial carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects requires a different approach. CCUS for CO2 of industrial origin has limited industry standards and documents of reference, and a large number of unknowns. Naturally, industrial CCUS presents a greater challenge than pure CO2 capture due to the level of impurities found in the systems. The impurities present have an effect on the fluid behaviour, and increases the demands for thermodynamic modelling to take into account cross associating components to accurately predict phase behaviour. Without accurate modelling, it is not possible to quantify the risks of corrosion. Due to their complexity, these projects require a multidiscipline, integrated, and cyclical approach with input from corrosion, flow assurance, and thermodynamic specialists in order to ensure successful and effective project completion. This presentation presents our multidisciplinary approach and the various challenges faced on the most advanced projects for industrial CCUS.

 

11:45 - 12:15

Offshore C-HubTM, a floating storage and injection facility for CO2 sequestration

Cyrille DECHIRON and Morvan FAVENNEC

Technip Energies

Technip Energies has developed, in the frame of several developments aiming at improving the attractivity of CO2 capture and sequestration, a new offshore concept allowing permanent CO2 sequestration from multiple CO2 emitters:  the Offshore C-HubTM, a floating storage and injection facility.

The Offshore C-HubTM concept is built on Technip Energies long experience in offshore facilities concepts, offloading technologies and CO2 management system from downstream the capture up to its injection, including topside process and temporary storage.

The presentation will highlight key challenges related to the transport, storage and injection of CO2, and will detail the screening performed along with the solution proposed to allow a continuous, safe, adaptable and standard injection of CO2 for its permanent sequestration.

 

12:15 - 13:30 LUNCH & VIRTUAL NETWORKING


Session 2: Biogas

13:30 - 14:00

Scale-Up Options For Decarbonisation Of The Gas Grid - Can Biogas Be Part Of The Answer? 

Speaker: Oliver Carter

Authors: Oliver Carter and Samantha Nicolson

Fluor

Currently UK annual production of biogas based on anaerobic digestion (AD) approaches 12 TWh, supplied by nearly 700 different plants, mostly for heat and power. The potential for biogas production has been estimated as 36 TWh based on current AD technology. This compares to UK natural gas annual demand of approximately 900 TWh.   

While AD plays a key role in the agricultural, food and water industries and shows some promise for expansion, scaleup for gas applications is hindered by the diffuse availability of feedstocks, large reactor residence times and digestate volumes, and the economics of gas upgrading and injection. In order to significantly defossilise the natural gas grid, thermal processes offer larger scale feasible plant capacity and feedstock flexibility. Synthesis gas routes to renewable natural gas also offer the ability to achieve net negative CO2 emissions by use of CCS and/or green hydrogen.

Gasification of biomass and wastes presents challenges which can be addressed by careful selection of gasifier type. Commercial processes developed for methanation are also discussed along with overall plant configurations and advantages and disadvantages of different optimisation options. Demonstration projects and related processes currently in operation for thermal conversion of biomass to renewable natural gas are presented.

 

14:00 - 14:30

Is Waste as a Feedstock an Attractive Opportunity For Downstream Producers?

Ruby Ray

Wood

Can waste processing be integrated with existing downstream fuel and petrochemical technologies to assist with both waste management and climate change goals? A strategic shift to use clean technologies to reduce emissions is required to meet IPCC’s pledge to reach net zero GHG targets by 2050, to keep global warming below 1.5oC. Various types of waste pose a risk on climate change as well as health, pollution of land, air and water. Despite policies enforced by many countries worldwide to reduce waste generation, the total waste quantity generated is still growing at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, the World Bank estimated that waste generation will increase as much as 70% from 2.01 billion tonnes to 3.40 billion by 2050. Approximately 40% of waste generated worldwide is not managed properly and instead dumped or openly burned. Gasification, an advanced thermal treatment process (ATT), converts the carbonaceous fractions of various feedstocks into valuable gaseous product known as synthesis gas and has lower emissions and higher efficiencies than incineration technologies. The ability of gasification to produce a syngas from a wide range of waste feedstocks provides the opportunity to divert biodegradable waste from landfill and convert it to valuable renewable products, including power, synthetic natural gas (SNG), chemicals, liquid transport fuels and H2. These high value product routes can also be carbon negative while integrated with carbon capture providing opportunity to meet climate goals. In many countries, the economic incentives for any form of waste-to-energy plant have not been attractive compared to landfilling or mass burning. Government regulations and policy interventions combined with strict emission regulations are urgently required to decrease disposal of waste directly to landfill and to promote recycling and thermal treatment to valuable end use. Several other factors such as landfill tax, waste tipping fees, incentives associated with renewable products play critical role to make such waste to renewable product projects economically viable and attractive to investors. This paper will present a case study of waste processing options for integration into existing refinery/petrochemicals facilities and discuss the key challenges that need to be addressed to make this processing route and attractive opportunity.

 

14:30 - 14:45 BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING

14:45 - 15:15

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15:15 - 15:45

Biogas and bioLNG solutions by Wärtsilä

Reetta K. Kaila, D. Sc.(Tech.)

Technology and Development Manager

Biogas Solutions - Wärtsilä Gas Solutions

All human activity creates waste. This waste can also be a valuable resource of renewable energy: excess agricultural products, manure, waste-water sludge, household and restaurant waste are perfect raw materials for biogas production.

Raw biogas can be upgraded to pure biomethane, which is compressed or liquified and used as a low carbon vehicle fuel (bioCNG/LNG) or injected into the gas grid providing renewable energy to both households and industry (Figure 1).

Figure 1. The biogas value chain from feedstock to fuel distribution.

The product portfolio of Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions consists today upgrading of raw biogas to biomethane and liquefaction of biomethane to bioLNG. Recent development in the biogas markets is reflected in the market segmentation into local and centralised units. Green Gas Certificate schemes open the possibility for larger centralized grid gas liquefaction plants near the off takers, whereas biogas upgrading is often located near the raw biogas producers. Such centralised bioLNG plants take advantage of the scale of economy and an existing infrastructure, which allows biogas collections from various point sources.

Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions has 20 years’ experience in the biogas sector and supports over 40 biogas upgrading plants operational in Europe today. The bioLNG plant in Norway owned by Biokraft AS is showing great example of circular economy by turning local fish industry and paper mill waste water into bioLNG that is utilised by the local city busses and the maritime industry. Indeed, the maritime industry is seen as a key player among the consumers of renewable, gaseous fuels in future having CO2 emission reduction targets of -50% (from 2008 levels by 2050) set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Long-term offtake contracts with ship owners or other end consumers will drive the biogas market development and more of centralised bioLNG plants will be seen already in coming years.

 

15:45 - 16:15

Workshop Feedback

 

16:15 - 16:30 Quiz, Chairperson's Remarks & Conference Close


Dr Chet Biliyok
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Dr Chet Biliyok
Section Description
Dr Chet Biliyok is a Chartered Process Engineer with broad experience in process design, project execution, technical consultancy and R&D across the energy industry. He has drawn on previous experience working in oil & gas to deliver projects in low carbon hydrogen, CCUS and waste-to-energy – recently serving as the Process Lead during FEED of the Arrowsmith Green Hydrogen Project. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented his work at major international conferences. He is currently the Technical Lead of Petrofac’s New Energies Services organisation and seeks to deliver solutions that enable organisations thrive in a low carbon energy future.

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 10:00
SESSION TITLE: The Role of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) in Decarbonisation
Adrienne Blume
Section Title
Adrienne Blume
Section Description
Adrienne Blume is Editor-in-Chief of H2Tech and Gas Processing & LNG and Executive Editor of Hydrocarbon Processing at Gulf Energy Information in Texas. She has more than 16 years of experience in energy media. Her areas of focus are the midstream, downstream, hydrogen, clean energy and process technology sectors. She is interested in the world's evolving energy needs during the global energy transition and the interplay between energy production/use and the environment.

She speaks and moderates at energy conferences and events around the world, and is published in several industry journals. She sits on the advisory board of the GasPro Webcast Symposium and the H2Tech Solutions virtual conference, and provides key support for the Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy (Houston and Vienna), the IRPC Process and IRPC Operations events, the HP Awards annual gala, and the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Conference (Cyprus).

Ms. Blume previously worked as Managing Editor at Hydrocarbon Publishing Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds an MA degree in English and Publishing from Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, as well as BA degrees (hons) in English and Anthropology from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

SESSION DATE: Tuesday 25 May
SESSION TIME: 13:30
SESSION TITLE: Workshop
Jean-Francois CAM
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Jean-Francois CAM
Section Description
For the last 20 years+, Jean-Francois CAM has been a key player in major investment projects of Total.

After few assignments in Middle East (Qatargas, YemenLNG) and West Africa (Block 17), he has been project manager for Islay subsea project in UK before joining the Inpex Ichthys Project in Australia where he supported the LNG side before managing the Phase 2 development.

In 2020, after a period in the Total’s LNG & CCS division, he joined the management team of the Northern Lights project as Integration and Stakeholder Manager to support the new challenges of a CCS Industry in building.

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 09:30
SESSION TITLE: Keynote Address
Nicola Chodorowska
Section Title
Nicola Chodorowska
Section Description
Nicola Chodorowska; Managing Consultant, Specialist Engineering and Consulting, Wood, Reading UK.

Nicola is an LNG Subject Matter Expert in the Midstream group, which also includes energy transition technologies and CCUS, with a wealth of expertise in all aspects of design of gas processing plants particularly specialising in cryogenics. She has worked with some of the world’s largest energy companies performing the full range of studies, pre-FEED, FEED and EPC projects with hands on site experience. She holds a BEng degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

SESSION DATE: Tuesday 25 May
SESSION TIME: 10:00
SESSION TITLE: Hydrogen value chain analysis comparing different transport vectors: Using Liquid Hydrogen, LNG, Ammonia and Methylcyclohexane as energy carriers between Qatar and the UK
Cyrille DECHIRON
Section Title
Cyrille DECHIRON
Section Description
Cyrille DECHIRON is a mechanical and structural senior engineer, with 25 years of experience in large mechanical systems’ design and construction.

He is Principal Expert for Technip Energies in Turret Mooring Systems.

After developing innovative special machines for the industry during 3 years, and 11 years in diagnosis and revamping for harbors’ and waterways’ mechanical and structural equipment (river dams, locks, mobile bridges, …), Cyrille joined Technip in 2009 and developed its expertise in Offshore Mechanical Mobile Systems, such as: Turret Mooring, Offshore offloading, Deep Water intake Risers, and larges Winches/Cranes.

Since 2009, Cyrille has specified, designed and followed, during FEED then EPC, different offshore mechanical system onto floating units, for various Clients such as: Shell Prelude FLNG, Petronas PFLNG Satu, BP Tortue FPSO, Karish FPSO.

He studied also similar type of equipment for different Conceptual and FEED, such as: Total Shtokman, Petrobras, Bonaparte FLNG, Leviathan FLNG, GLS Main Path Energy Hub, Transborder Energy…

Since 2019, Cyrille is providing technical support to Energy-Transition Hub in developing concept for Liquid CO2 Offshore Floating Storage and Injection Unit, named Offshore C-Hub(R).

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 11:45
SESSION TITLE: Offshore C-HubTM , a floating storage and injection facility for CO2 sequestration
Adya Deshmukh
Section Title
Adya Deshmukh
Section Description
Adya is a Senior Process Engineer at Fluor Ltd with 18 years of experience in process engineering for upstream oil and gas production, refineries, gas treating, utilities and CO2 capture and compression facilities worldwide. She has worked on conceptual studies, front-end and detailed engineering design project phases. Her experience includes an assignment as a process engineer on the Econamine FG Plus licensed technology group located in Aliso Viejo, USA. Adya’s CO2 capture and compression experience encompasses studies and front-end engineering for facilities located in Kent (UK), Aberdeenshire (UK), Wilhelmshaven (Germany), Texas (USA), Alaska (USA) and Alberta (Canada). She is currently working on a carbon capture feasibility study located in Runcorn, UK. Adya graduated from the University of Surrey with a First Class Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, is a registered Chartered Engineer, IChemE member and mentor.

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 10:30
SESSION TITLE: Carbon Capture, The First Step Towards Net Zero
Morvan FAVENNEC
Section Title
Morvan FAVENNEC
Section Description
In 2005, Morvan FAVENNEC joined the Process / Upstream department of Technip in France as a process engineer. He takes part in the AKPO FPSO project from its design in Paris to its start-up in Nigeria in 2009, including its construction in South Korea. As part of the design of the PRELUDE (floating gas liquefaction plant) project for Australia, he then supervised a team of process engineers from 2009 to 2012.

In 2018 he worked on the design phase of the Karish FPSO project in the Mediterranean Sea.

Today, Morvan is part of the energy transition division and is currently working on the capture, transport and sequestration of CO2.

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 11:45
SESSION TITLE: Offshore C-HubTM , a floating storage and injection facility for CO2 sequestration
Brad Healey
Section Title
Brad Healey
Section Description
Brad Healey is a graduate of Chemical Engineering (MEng) from Sheffield Hallam University. He has 2 years’ experience in the energy industry, where he has been predominantly helping deliver customer focussed consultancy projects within the energy sector. His duties include assisting both onshore and offshore oil and gas companies with engineering and materials advice, as well as materials selection for processing and refining. Brad has also worked on projects for CCUS, hydrogen transport, geothermal energy operating at supercritical conditions, biogas plant projects and offshore wind. During his masters, he completed his final year dissertation working on acid gas disposal for Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company, the national oil company of Cyprus. Brad is actively working in the OGC team delivering technical support to Porthos industrial CCUS project and their sister project, Athos.

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 11:15
SESSION TITLE: An Integrated Approach for Europe’s Industrial CCUS Projects
Reetta K. Kaila, D. Sc.(Tech.)
Section Title
Reetta K. Kaila, D. Sc.(Tech.)
Section Description
Mrs Dr Reetta Kaila is at present Technology & Development Manager for Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions
at Wärtsilä Gas Solutions, Finland. She has been with Wärtsilä since 2010. Before taking the current
position in 2019, she has been acting as Sales Manager for product line LNG Fuel Gas Supply
Systems in North-Europe and Asia, and as Product Manager for developing new technologies for
fuel gas conditioning.

Prior entering the Maritime Industry Mrs Dr Kaila has worked for the Finnish Oil Refinery &
Petrochemical Industry designing wastewater treatment systems (Neste Jacobs) and developing
biochemicals from Pulp and Paper Industry residues (VTT Research Centre).

Current duties and responsibilities:
- T&D Manager, Biogas Upgrading, Polishing and Liquefaction
- Future Marine Fuels – GasBassador at Wärtsilä
- Chair of the Tech Committee of the Finnish Gas Association

Mrs Dr Kaila has graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 2002 and has a Doctoral
degree in Chemical Engineering (2008) with a topic on Hydrogen production from liquid
hydrocarbons for fuel cell applications. She has contributed to more than 20 papers in scientific
journals along her academic career.

SESSION DATE: Wednesday 26 May
SESSION TIME: 15:15
SESSION TITLE: Biogas and bioLNG solutions by Wärtsilä
Dr. Ruby Ray
Section Title
Dr. Ruby Ray
Section Description
Dr. Ruby Ray is a Principal Process Engineer within Wood’s Specialist Engineering and Consulting Group with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and more than 15 years of process design experience. Since joining Wood in 2012, she has worked on and led a range of studies and FEED projects and a detail design related to Low Carbon economy and Energy Transition. She has specialist expertise in carbon capture including BECCS, gasification technology, syngas processing and waste to different product route. She has in-depth experience as licensor coordination lead and technical evaluation of licensor process.
Xianfang Ren
Section Title
Xianfang Ren
Section Description
Xianfang Ren, based in the Hague, is a member of the Shell Scenarios Team since January 2020. She focuses on a broad range of energy fundamentals issues, from energy pricing to demand/supply analysis. Before her current role, Xianfang was the China Gas Strategy Lead of Shell, based in Beijing. Prior to Shell, Xianfang worked with the BG Group, responsible for China market fundamentals work. She worked for IHS Country Economics Unit before joining the BG Group.
David Simmonds
Section Title
David Simmonds
Section Description
David is a retired professional with extensive project and asset management experience, working in the oil and gas sector.

He graduated in chemical engineering and initially worked for a contractor before joining Shell where he went on to manage projects and assets in UK, Malaysia, Netherlands and Gabon. David became a member of EGPA and was elected Chair for the year 1998-99.

Moving to BG Group in 2000, David managed their project portfolio before assuming key management posts in Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Egypt.

Following retirement David volunteered with VSO supporting job creation in Tanzania. He subsequently assisted an Independent with their Iraqi gas project.

Most recently David has started leading EGPA’s Hydrogen Workgroup.

SESSION DATE: Tuesday 25 May
SESSION TIME: 09:30
SESSION TITLE: Keynote Address
Roland van Uffelen
Section Title
Roland van Uffelen
Section Description
Roland van Uffelen is specialist engineer in the field of blue hydrogen and CCUS since April 2020.

Roland van Uffelen started as junior process engineer in the hydrogen product line in 1995 and was Technology Manager at Technip Benelux B.V., in the Hydrogen / Syngas group from April 2008 to April 2019.

As Hydrogen Technology Manager he was responsible for technology maintenance and development for the syngas product line, supervising the activities from proposals through projects into the start-up phase and further plant evaluation for revamp studies and other services.

Roland holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Twente University of Technology, Enschede, The Netherlands. After graduations he completed a Post Graduate Course in Process Technology with the Twente School of Management, Enschede, The Netherlands.

SESSION DATE: Tuesday 25 May
SESSION TIME: 10:30
SESSION TITLE: Technologies to Decarbonise Hydrogen Production
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“Transition of the Gas Industry from Today to 20-25 years”

Our Workshop will be split into two parts:

 

Part 1 - Scene Setting - open to all Conference attendees

Overview of Gas Industry

Adrienne Blume, Editor-in-Chief, H2Tech; Editor-in-Chief, Gas Processing & LNG; Executive Editor, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gulf Energy Information

 

Shell Energy Transformation Scenarios

Xianfang, Shell Global Solutions

 

Part 2 - Think Tanks - available to pre-booked attendees only

 

Postwork will be circulated to all who have attended and we will be feedback outcomes to the main conference during Day 2.

 

This is a technical workshop. The workshop is intended for people in technical or business development roles who are courageous and confident enough to participate and contribute.

To facilitate collaborative work and creative environment the Think Tank Workshop numbers will be capped at 40 and are booked on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested then don’t delay.

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Connecting in a digital age

Networking plays a pivotal role at GPA Europe, offering opportunities to catch up with existing contacts and connect with new business partners from around Europe. This year we welcome a wider pool of delegates than ever before and have included a range of networking opportunities in this new digital age.

Closer to the event we will connect you with your fellow delegates via a GPA Europe TEAM. We will also be offering networking rooms outside of the presentations. 

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Please find below details of the Conference Passes available and associated costs.

 

Virtual Conference Pass

Member: £300 / €355

Non-Member: £350 / €415

  • Single log in to the Virtual Conference 25 - 26 May 2021

 

Please note that this package does not include the Workshop on the afternoon of 25 May 2021.

 


Virtual Conference Pass Including Workshop

Member: £300 / €355

Non-Member: £350 / €415

  • Single log in to the Virtual Conference 25 - 26 May 2021
  • Access to the Workshop on Tuesday 25 May 2021

 

40 spaces available for the workshop and booked on a first come first served basis.

 

Discounts Available

GPA Europe Members will receive a £50 / €60 discount which will be applied at checkout to all conference passes.

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