Innovations and technological investments are the key success factors for most oil and gas companies that participate in Gastech

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Leading technology firms and research centres will showcase the latest developments in gas technology at the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs) seminars in Singapore during Gastech, the world’s leading natural gas & LNG conference and exhibition from 27 to 30 October 2015.

The CoTEs is a free-to-attend technical programme that is open to all Gastech Exhibition visitors, and features over 80 cutting-edge seminars across 11 topics in natural gas & LNG. Presentations passed through a rigorous process that attracted a record number of technical submissions earlier this year.

Innovations that promote LNG plant flexibility and overall efficiency

Air Products has announced that it will be providing its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and process license for Freeport LNG Development Train 3 gas liquefaction and export project. The global leader of liquefaction technology that is used to produce the majority of the world’s LNG is one of many industry leaders who will be sharing its expertise with more than 20,000 visitors who will visit the Gastech Exhibition’s Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs).

The LNG Facilities & Infrastructure stream at the CoTEs will feature a variety of seminars that will highlight the latest innovations that promote LNG plant flexibility and overall efficiency. It will allow the global LNG gas community to hear directly from technology leaders like Air Products, Chart and Linde to industry veterans, such as the Vice President of Operations for ADGAS, to proponents of new technology concepts reach to be commercialised – such as the licensor of CryoMan-SMR™.

Investments in digital technologies still important

Aside from focusing on innovations, most companies in the oil and gas industry plan to invest the same amount or more in digital technologies despite the dip in oil prices, according to a new survey by released by Accenture at this year’s Microsoft Global Energy Forum.

“Given the heightened interest in ICT by the industry, we are introducing a new specialist stream at the Centres of Technical Excellence this year. Industry leaders will cover topics such as cybersecurity, simulation software and big data,” says Amanda Basi, CoTEs Programme Director, Gastech.

Other technological highlights at Gastech

Alongside a review of the latest processing technologies and applications, the Gas Processing stream will feature real-world case studies, such as engineering company PROSERNAT’s presentation, “1100 MMSCFD single train AGRU & TGTU for the giant QatarGas LNG plant: optimized design and successful operation”. Other companies presenting for the Gas Processing stream include Shell, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Wood Group Mustang and BHS-Sonthofen Inc.

The Pipeline Infrastructure stream will focus on the latest pipeline technologies and applications, featuring real-world case studies, such as engineering company Subsea 7’s presentation, “Towed Pipeline Production Systems”. Other companies presenting for the Pipeline Infrastructure stream include Black Powder Solutions, Canalta and Caterpillar.

This year’s CoTEs programme also addresses: LNG & Gas Carrier Shipbuilding, LNG Bunkering, Natural Gas Vehicles, Floating LNG, Offshore Technology, Small-Mid Scale LNG and LNG as a Marine Fuel.

The CoTEs seminars have been a regular draw at the Gastech Exhibition since 2011. They attract over 3,000 technical gas professionals who attend these informative seminars to gain knowledge, education and awareness of technological developments and applications in the gas & LNG industry.

Pre-event registration is free and is currently open; already hundreds of industry professionals have registered to attend what is set to be this year’s largest gathering for the gas industry and its related sectors.

Gastech Conference & Exhibition is hosted by BG Group. The event is also supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) Singapore, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and will be held in association with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

For further information about the CoTEs seminars and to register to attend the Gastech Exhibition, please visit www.gastechsingapore.com/seminars.