Gulf Publishing Company is launching the inaugural Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Technology Forum this
week in Houston at the Norris Conference
Honeywell is a sponsor for the event, which begins Tuesday and
runs through Wednesday.
Although GTL Technology was initially developed
in the first half of the 20th century, the abundance of natural
gas, rising crude oil prices, and environmental regulations have led
to a marked interest in GTL processes in North America.
Driven by robust shale gas production and new technologies that
are reducing the costs associated with GTL processes,
investment in GTL is increasing.
Industry leaders like Sasol, Shell and BP have made GTL project announcements/plans, and
numerous companies are currently involved in the development of
mobile GTL units at well sites and remote refineries.
Sasols Mark Schnell, general manager for marketing,
strategy and new business development, will serve as a keynote
speaker for the event. The technical conference will
also have presentations from GTL technology experts, representing
companies including ExxonMobil Research and Engineering,
CompactGTL, Chart Energy & Chemicals, Indian Oil Corporation, Velocys and
GTL is poised to become an increasingly important part of
the North American energy industry. We are excited to provide a
forum for top operators and technology leaders from across the
global hydrocarbon industry to connect and
explore the potential for growth in the GTL sector, said
John Royall, president and CEO of Gulf Publishing Company,
which publishes both World Oil and Hydrocarbon Processing.
The conference agenda features sessions on small-scale and
modular GTL technology, methanol-to-gasoline technology, process control
challenges in GTL, and the conversion of syngas to ethanol. The full agenda is
available online at www.gulfpub.com/GTL.