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SPE Gas Technology Workshop

26 – 27 May 2014

Doha, Qatar

About this Workshop


What is the current status of GTL commercial projects and what are the challenges they face? Some LNG plants are built for CBM as feed gas. In North America, there are plans in the works for GTL plants that will use shale gas. These plans raise interesting questions—how will the economics work? What is the possibility of CBM/shale gas attracting GTL/LNG commercial projects in the coming 20 years?

Some companies apply LNG technology to offshore gas fields. Will FLNG increase in the coming 20 years? Other companies apply micro channel technology to syngas and FTS units. How do we increase Micro-GTL over the coming 20 years?

Ship-to-ship transfer of LNG is an enabling technology for the development of an offshore LNG supply chain, both floating liquefaction and regasification. The availability of efficient technical systems and components are necessary to make LNG loading/offloading from a floating unit, during poor weather conditions, possible. What are those systems and technological components? How can we maximise those systems to ensure effective and efficient LNG transfers for offshore purposes?

The safety risks associated with GTL/LNG can be quite enormous if there is loss of controls/failures. What can we do differently in the GTL/LNG sector over the next few years to make the production process cycles in the industry safer?

This workshop seeks to address all of these aspects related to industry issues and emerging technology for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Gas-to-Liquid (GTL).

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Technical/HSE Managers
  • Management Executives
  • Business Development Operatives
  • Project Developers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Marketing Managers / Directors
  • Logistics and Marine Specialists
  • Project Managers

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa and South Asia will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.


Workshop Guidelines


Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.


  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.


In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.