Technology & Innovation Program

TI Session
TI Audience
12:00  -  13:30

TI1: THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION OF GAS INDUSTRY

In this session, the specific cases of technologies and innovation which have been adopted in the gas industry and shown a potential role overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic will be categorized and discussed in terms of sustainability aspects. This session is also exploring the direction of the development of the technologies and innovation of gas industry for the post COVID-19 era.

12:00  -  13:30

TI2: SUCCESSFUL CLIMATE POLICY WITH INCREASED ENERGY EFFICIENCY – REAL PROJECTS, REAL SOLUTIONS WITH GASES

The session provides examples of gas technologies and energy systems (including integrated electrical/gas systems) with overall efficiency gains. Efficiency includes the categories of energy transition cost, time to market, speed of decarbonization, improvement in flexibility and security of supply and other.

16:00  -  17:30

TI3: GHG AND LNG TRANSPORTATION

This session will present new LNG carrier and short-based technologies for transportation and storage of LNG that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cargoes, prime mover operation and cargo loading and unloading.

16:00  -  17:30

TI4: IMPLEMENTING CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES: MIX-GASES

This session will address new technologies and technological approaches for introducing renewable natural gases (RNG) and power-to-gas feedstocks into traditional transport and end use natural gas systems, equipment, and appliances. Presentations will cover technological innovations, optimization of operating practices, technical and operational challenges, and beneficial outcomes of these mixed gas approaches to gaseous fuel supply.

13:30  -  15:00

TI10: INTERNET OF THINGS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: 2 ALLIES FOR OPTIMIZING RISKS AND COSTS FOR GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

This session will focus on applications and tools to enhance optimizations in transmission systems.

15:00  -  16:30

TI11: GAS TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE WAY TO SPEED UP ENERGY TRANSITIONS

This session provides successful examples where gas is the key success factor in energy transition despite high capital expenditures. It focusses on the pathway from emission intense fuels like coal or oil to natural gas to lower emissions based on efficient solutions and technologies that are already available now. The session will illustrate the role played by natural gas to significantly reduce emissions in the power generation, heating, transport sectors, to improve the air.

15:00  -  16:30

TI12: IMPLEMENTING CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES: DIGITALIZATION

Digital transformation has accelerated in the gas industry. Digitalization offers multiple benefits in E&P areas: uncovering new resources, enhancing the mining efficiencies, and dramatic cost saving. Blockchain is providing emerging opportunities to revolutionize trading and payment systems. Leveraging and deploying emerging digital technologies into the O&M of gas infrastructure realize breakthrough improvements in evaluating the integrity and safety, effective operation, and reducing the cost. In end-use sectors, intelligent and smart systems and a variety of new services with digital technology is being provided to customers. This session will address the latest digital transformation in the gas industry.

16:30  -  18:00

TI13: TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN GAS AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL

Mobility in any of its different disciplines will continue to focus the agenda at all levels. People, merchandise, have to keep moving and natural gas will take a leading role as a less polluting alternative.

16:30  -  18:00

TI14: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN UNDERGROUND STORAGE

Storage design and operation has always been a source of innovation and new technology. This session will explore some of the current and emerging technology in the inspection of wells and reservoirs, design and modeling, testing, storage station operations, and storage of unconventional gases.
This session will look at:

  • Inspection of wells, reservoirs and caverns
  • Design Innovations
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Storage Compression and Dehydration Innovations
10:30  -  12:00

TI5: INNOVATION OF GAS AND RENEWABLES FOR A CLEANER ENERGY SYSTEM

Complementary roles of natural gas and renewables can lead towards a low CO2 emission future. This session will discuss about innovation of gas and renewables, transformation of natural gas, and alternative renewable sources such as biogas and hydrogen in existing gas infrastructure.

10:30  -  12:00

TI6: WHAT’S NEW & SMART: INNOVATIONS IN GAS DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES

This session will showcase the new distribution products.

12:00  -  13:30

TI7: FRONTIER E&P TECHNOLOGIES FOR NATURAL GAS

This session discusses technologies that address complex gas-industry challenges including:

  • carbon sequestration: carbon-capture and storage (CCS) technologies and projects related to carbon-dioxide emissions-capture, transportation and storage;
  • natural gas hydrates:
    • natural gas hydrates (NGH) extraction technologies;
    • technologies for the exploration and production of gas from hydrate deposits in different geological formations;
  • permafrost:
    • placement strategies and best practices for wells and facilities in permafrost applications;
    • use of vapor-liquid heat stabilizers and thermally insulated pipes for wells that reduce permafrost impact;
  • other technologies:
    • environmentally sustainable drilling and completion technologies and methodologies;
    • seismic imaging including fibre-optic imaging and seismic data-processing.
12:00  -  13:30

TI8: IMPACTS OF NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SYSTEM (NGDES) ON GAS AFFORDABILITY

This session aims to define and consider the impact of NGDES on gas affordability.

13:30  -  15:00

TI9: IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES ON NATURAL GAS PRICING

Environmental policies either global or national have developed a number of mechanisms to expedite a move towards low carbon future. Such mechanisms include carbon taxes emission trading schemes, feed-in tariffs, preferential offtake and subsidies. This has changed competitive landscape for natural gas both as input for the power plants, the industry and the households. In this session we will address impact of these policies on gas competitiveness and consumption patterns and fuel switching. The session will consider a positioning of natural gas as public good.

10:30  -  12:00

TI15: ENHANCED GAS RECOVERY (EGR)

The session will examine technologies for the recovery of unconventional, deep, stranded or otherwise difficult-to-recover natural gas reserves and resources such as:

  • best practices and improvements in the knowledge base, controlling characteristics as well as advances in reservoir characterization, well completions and stimulation technologies for EGR;
  • digital outcrop modeling with terrestrial scanning lidar and laser technology;
  • surface micro seismic imaging for hydraulic-fracture monitoring in reservoir characterization;
  • distributed compression technology, including automated MCUs (modular compressor units);
  • hydraulic fracturing of the reservoir increasing oil and gas recovery at the final stage of field development.
10:30  -  12:00

TI16: INNOVATIONS IN GAS TRANSMISSION NETWORKS: A BOOSTER FOR THE ENERGY MARKETS FLEXIBILITY

This session will consider the Innovations to minimize prices of gas and optimize safety of supply.

12:00  -  13:30

TI17: APPLYING CIRCULAR ECONOMY (CE) CONCEPT TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

This session will discuss about the application of circular economy concept to improve environmental performance. Using this concept, case studies of interest may include, but not limited to:

  1. Water and waste management
  2. Emissions reduction
  3. Soil and groundwater management
  4. Decomissioning – rehabilitation
12:00  -  13:30

TI18: FUTURE PROOFING: NEXT GENERATION GAS TECHNOLOGIES IN THE DIGITAL HOME

This session will cover:

  • New technologies and products that will enable industry to leverage big data to better engage consumers and manage our gas systems
  • Use of blockchain for residential consumers.
  • Solutions for GHG emission reductions in household gas installations.
13:30  -  15:00

TI19: LNG LIQUEFACTION TECHNOLOGIES AND EMISSIONS PERFORMANCE

This session will present new and efficient developments, which are reducing emissions e.g. by heat integration, start-up optimization, use of artificial intelligence, smart process control etc.

13:30  -  15:00

TI20: THE AIR QUALITY OF LIFE

Air pollution is a complex problem, which often implicates socio-economic issues, and the solutions are not always easy to implement, the benefits and long-term social and economic welfare gains outweigh the short-term challenges. With prudent policies and appropriate engagement, clean air is attainable and one major common tool is switching from polluting fuels to natural gas. This switch can deliver clean air immediately, as natural gas burns cleanly and is largely free of common air pollutants. This session is about a showcase how big cities find solutions for clean air.

This session will examine:

  • How are cities tackling clean air challenges?
  • How to tackle communication challenges, including coalition building, winning the argument, engaging stakeholders and talking about innovation
  • How is gas playing a role as part of the solution?
  • Is gas a long-term solution?
15:00  -  16:30

TI21: TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT FOR MINIMIZING GHG EMISSIONS AND FOR ENSURING INTRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE GASSES

This session will explore tools and innovations to become greener and greener ensuring at the same time a safe and a reliable introduction of renewable gases and the minimization of emissions.

15:00  -  16:30

TI22: INNOVATIONS IN GAS DISTRIBUTION WORK PRACTICES

This session will be composed of discussing the new distribution field services.

16:30  -  18:00

TI23: HOW NATURAL GAS SOLUTIONS CAN HELP IMPLEMENTATION OF ZERO CARBON TRANSITION

The world and energy are changing. The level of demand on companies as a vector of transition towards greener energies and the agendas of the organizations make it necessary to reflect on the non-domestic field. We are looking for examples and case studies of the role of natural gas in the commercial, industrial and power generation, as a solution that can help implementation of zero carbon transition.

16:30  -  18:00

TI24: UNDERGROUND STORAGE EMERGING TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

Storage has been a fundamental part of the natural gas value chain for decades. This provides a wide range of technical challenges not only from aging reservoirs and wells but also from current industry changes that can impact storage. This session will address some of those challenges including issues around aging infrastructure and new challenges around renewable natural gases and hydrogen in the natural gas grids, and other emerging technical and operational challenges to storage operations.
This session will look at:

  • Aging of reservoirs and wells
  • Renewable Gases, their growth and impact on new and existing storages
  • Hydrogen and storage
  • Storage in non-traditional geologies
11:00  -  12:30

TI25: NEW PIPELINE DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

This session will explore the following key topics:

  • Can new pipeline deployment technology speed up the access to new markets?
  • Can you reduce the end user cost of gas by introducing digitalization
11:00  -  12:30

TI26: EMPLOYER BRANDING TO WIN THE WAR ON TALENT

Due to the tight labor market, it is more difficult than ever to find talented employees. The high speed for talented professionals and the extremely limited supply of them on the labor market creates tensions. Logically, new candidate employees are also becoming more assertive and demanding more
from their employer. Attractive salary packages, career opportunities and an inviting corporate culture are all high on the wish list of candidates. This session is about getting insights on how the gas companies can attract and retain talent in a competitive environment.

This session will examine:

  • Building a strong employer brand
  • Creating an aligned workforce
  • How to attract a new kind of talent: renewable, chemical, automation, AI, machine learning
  • Binding and captivating talents

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