Technology & Innovation Program

Sponsored by KEPCO
TI Session
TI Audience
16:30  -  18:00

TI1: 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.

12:30  -  13:30

TI3: 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.
12:30  -  13:30

TI4: 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
15:00  -  16:30

TI5: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND NATURAL GAS PRICING: CAN GAS PROVIDE AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE WAY TO ENERGY TRANSITION

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.

16:30  -  18:00

TI7: 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.

12:30  -  14:00

TI8: GAS TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN THE DIGITAL HOME AND 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.

11:00  -  12:30

TI9: 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
11:00  -  12:30

TI10: 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.

15:00  -  16:30

TI13: 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
16:30  -  18:00

TI14: GHG REDUCTION THROUGH OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

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.

16:30  -  18:00

TI15: 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.

11:00  -  12:30

TI16: THE AIR QUALITY OF LIFE – AND HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

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?
11:00  -  12:30

TI17: 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.

12:30  -  14:00

TI18: 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.

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