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GPA Europe Virtual Series 2020 - 2021

Be part of our digital journey beginning on 24 September 2020, followed by monthly online sessions.

Registration opens in August, free of charge for our GPA Europe members. We'll bring sessions of substance with live Q&A. We will also have dedicated sessions for our Young Professionals.


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Welcome to the Virtual Series

Be part of our digital journey beginning on 24 September 2020, followed by monthly online sessions and content, building towards our GPA Europe Spring Conference 2021 at TOTAL's headquarters in Paris.

Registration opens in August, free of charge for our GPA Europe members. We'll bring sessions of substance with live Q&A. We will also have dedicated sessions for our Young Professionals.

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Professional Speakers

Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across Europe.


Our great Sponsors

GPA Europe would like to thank our sponsors:

Linde Engineering Fluor Ltd

If you are interested in Sponsoring an individual session, or the event series, please get in touch with us today for more information.


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We are delighted to present our Virtual programme to you. Please note this is subject to change.

Information is being added regularly so do come back!

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All Virtual sessions will be approximately 90 minutes, starting at 11:30am GMT.

DATES

 

SESSION

     
24 September 2020   Executive Panel
     
8 October 2020   Young Professional Session 1
     
22 October 2020   Virtual Session 1
     
19 November 2020   Physical AGM with Virtual login available
     
10 December 2020   Virtual Session 2
     
14 January 2021   Young Professional Session 2
     
21 January 2021   Virtual Session 3
     
19 February 2021   Virtual Session 4
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We are delighted to present our Virtual Programme to you. Please note this is subject to change.

Information is being added regularly so do come back!

24 September 2020

11:30 - 13:00

Executive Panel: "What will COVID-19 mean for our industry now and in the next 18 months?"


8 October 2020

11:30 - 13:00

Young Professional Session: "Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage"


22 October 2020

11:30 - 13:00

"Green Energy/ Energy Transition Webinars"


19 November 2020

Location and Timing TBC - We will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and confirm whether our AGM will be a Physical and Virtual offering, or Virtual only.

"AGM & Technical Meeting"

An industrial and experimental case studies on hydrate prediction and inhibition

Speaker: Dr Nejat Rahmanian

Authors: Nejat Rahmanian a*, Nejmi Söyler,a,b Farai Munashe Wandea , Bahman Tohidic
a Department of Chemical Engieering, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK
b Department of Chemical Engineering, Ondokuz Mayıs University, 55139 Samsun, Turkey
c School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Formation of natural gas hydrates can cause serious problems during drilling and production operations in the oil and gas industry. This investigation reports the first study to predict hydrate formation using Aspen HYSYS® and HydraFlash softwares for various gas compositions and thermodynamic inhibitors (MEG concentrations at 10, 20, 30 and 40 𝑤𝑡% and Methanol concentrations at 10 and 20 𝑤𝑡%). Aspen HYSYS® is widely used in the petroleum process system containing thermodynamic inhibitor for this crucial purpose on prediction of solid phase behaviour. The simulated predictions are compared with results of available industrial and experimental data in the literature. It has been shown that HydraFlash software can accurately predict hydrate formation condition for a given industrial case, without having to carry out costly experimental work. This work also looked the effect of inhibitors and it appears that inhibitor type and concentration are determined according to condition of gas composition. MEG is consequently selected as the most ideal hydrate inhibitor for the industrial case. The hydrate formation prediction was carried out by HydraFlash for a high concentration of MEG inhibition at 40 𝑤𝑡% is up to 313 K with a pressure of 3111 𝑏𝑎𝑟. Finally, it is shown that both software packages are quite accurate and useful tools for prediction of hydrate for simple systems. However, HydraFlash can simulate more complex systems, including 13 different types of salts, while so Aspen Hysys covers sodium hydroxide as the common salt.

 

Turbomachinery Configuration for LNG Projects - Conceptual Selection

Speaker: Mounir MOSSOLLY

Refrigerant compressors are the pumping heart of any liquefied natural gas plant. Those compressors are centrifugal type, they vary in size and configuration, being influenced by the context of the project. Steam turbines, gas turbines (heavy duty or aero-derivative) and/or electric motors are all possible options to drive the refrigerant compressors. A single shaftline could couple one, two or three compressor casings depending on the liquefaction process technology and process balancing needs, and also linked to the output power(s) of the possible drivers options. This paper will technically elaborate on how decisions are technically made for selecting the optimum turbomachinery configuration of refrigerant compressors in LNG plants. The paper will list the various criteria that could be initially set (and given an importance weight), which shall be used as a basis for evaluation and decision making. Technical constraints that could be faced will also be discussed. This paper builds on technical experience attained through working on several conceptual and pre-FEED studies for turbomachinery selection in LNG projects. 


10 December 2020

11:30 - 13:00

"Future Energy Webinars"


14 January 2021

11:30 - 13:00

Young Professional Session: "Digitalisation"


21 January 2021

11:30 - 13:00

"Troubleshooting poorly performing filters/coalescers Webinar"


19 February 2021

11:30 - 13:00

"Gas Sweetening Technologies Webinars"

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Meet Our Conference Speakers

Adam Jones
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Adam Jones
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Adam Jones is a chartered chemical engineer with 10 years’ experience in the Energy industry. His experience of process engineering in the field of natural gas processing includes major projects to upgrade the UK’s gas terminal and compression infrastructure. As a Business Development Manager within Costain’s Energy Sector, he is now focused on helping clients address issues related to decarbonisation, with a particular focus on carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. He previously helped to co-ordinate the GPAE Young Professionals Programme, and is a previous recipient of the GPAE’s Aungier Award.
Dr Nejat Rahmanian
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Dr Nejat Rahmanian
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Dr Nejat Rahmanian is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at University of Bradford and is Program Leader for MSc in Chemical and Petroleum Engineer. He is a Charted Engineer, Chartered Scientist, and has over 23 year’s experiences in both academia and industry. He s the member of Senate at the university of Bradford since last year.

He received his PhD from University of Leeds in early 2010. He has got his MSc in Process control from in 1997 and Bsc in 1993. His research interest is on gas processing and carbon capture. He has published 1 book, 4 chapter books and over 80 journal papers and refereed conference proceedings. He has also secured four grants on carbon capture and has received 12 awards and scholarships.

In industry, he worked continuously 8 years as process engineer and project coordinator with international oil/gas companies worldwide such as PETRONAS (Malaysia), Foster Wheeler (UK), Petropars Ltd (Iran), Toyo Eng. Company (Japan), JGC (Japan), and Daelim Industrial Company (South Korea).
Mounir Mossolly
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Mounir MOSSOLLY PhD. CEng.
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Technical Advisor & Lead Engineer at TechnipFMC
Mr. Mossolly is currently the Honorary Chairman of IMechE Groupe France, he is a chartered engineer and has been a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence by ASQ.
Mounir holds a PhD in Project and Programme Management and a Master in Mechanical Engineering.

In the context of his expertise in turbomachinery, Mr. Mossolly has been involved within TechnipFMC in Paris in some of the largest, most complex and challenging LNG development projects worldwide, such as the pioneering Prelude Floating LNG (FLNG) project, the Yamal (Arctic) LNG project and Coral FLNG project, amongst others .
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Please find below details of the Virtual Session Passes available and associated costs.

Virtual Sessions (all)

Member: £0 / €0

Non-Member: £75 / €87

  • Full access to the Virtual Sessions taking place from 24 September 2020 to 19 February 2021

Virtual Sessions (individual)

Member: £0 / €0

Non-Member: £30 / €35

  • Full access to one specified Virtual Session
  • A further discount of £10 will be offered if 2 sessions are booked, please use discount code GPAVS20 at the checkout

Trial Membership

Not a member of GPA Europe? A trial membership will be offered to all non-member companies at a discounted price for the remainder of 2020:

  • Level 1: £210 / €245
  • Level 2: £90 / €105

This will provide your company with access to our Virtual Sessions for free. Click here for more details on our membership levels.

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Meet our Sponsors

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Discover our Sponsorship Packages >>

 

Per Event Sponsorship

GOLD (1 Sponsor only)

£1,000 /  €1,150

  • Your company logo featured on:
    • the opening slide of the session
    • promotional emails sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list, website, social media (LinkedIn)
    • logo and company description included in the newsletter sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list
    • free ¼ page advert in In Brief
  • Option to Host the session and introduce your company with a closing slide on session presentation with ‘message from our Sponsor’
  • Attendee list for each event

SILVER (1 Sponsor only)

£750 / €865

  • Your company logo featured on:
    • the opening slide of the session
    • promotional emails sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list, website, social media (LinkedIn)
    • logo and company description included in the newsletter sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list
    • free ¼ page advert in In Brief
  • Attendee list for each event

BRONZE (Multiple Sponsors)

£500 / €575

  • Your company logo featured on:
    • the opening slide of the session
    • promotional emails sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list, website, social media (LinkedIn)
    • logo and company description included in the newsletter sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list
  • Attendee list for each event

Event Series Sponsorship

SPONSORSHIP OF EVENT SERIES

£1,000 / €1,150

  • Your company logo featured on:
    • the opening slide of the session
    • promotional emails sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list, website, social media (LinkedIn)
    • logo and company description included in the newsletter sent out to GPA Europe membership / mailing list
  • Attendee list for each event

 

If you would like to investigate further sponsorship opportunities available, such as provision of marketing material, please contact us at [email protected]

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