GPA Europe August 2022 Newsletter
A message from our Chairperson, Gary Bowerbank.
"So many of you may be on vacation, or just returning from a break. I really hope you have been able to recharge and spend quality time with friends and family. What have you missed while you’ve been away…Energy prices and supplies remain a hot topic, as does the energy transition with new projects being announced all the time in the H2 (blue and green) and CCS space. Perhaps the renewable gas sector (together with sustainable biofuels) does not get as many headlines as H2 and CCS, but it is still a key area to help us improve security of supply while also lowering CO2 emissions. Our next webinar, Sep 22, focused on renewable gas will be an excellent way to keep up to date with that sector. Keep an eye on social media and gpaeurope.com/events page for registration details.
Looking slightly further ahead, planning for the Annual Conference and (Free) Young Professionals Training is in full swing. And while the call for papers is officially closed, if you have an idea for a paper do still submit it – we may still be able to squeeze one or two more into the agenda. I am looking forward to seeing many of you there.
Anyway, will keep it short as need to pack…"
GPA Europe Renewable Gas Webinar
22 September 2022
In conjunction with our Biogas KSI Team, we are delighted to bring you an afternoon of high-quality presentations from ABSL, Transform Materials and ENGIE directly to you, for free. Join us on Thursday 22 September for our 2-hour session starting at 12pm BST (1pm CET).
Registration will be going live later this month, so stay tuned on our LinkedIn page for further announcements.
We will release further details within the coming weeks or for more GPA Europe Conference 2022 details, visit us at gpaeurope.com.
GPA Europe Annual Conference 2022
Technip Energies, Paris
14 - 16 November 2022
Technip Energies will host the GPA Europe Annual Conference from 14 to 16 November 2022, providing the perfect platform for three days of high-level networking, discussion and debate.
Our Annual Conference will once again combine with our Young Professional Training Day and AGM.
We are planning some exciting activities, alongside high-quality technical presentations. We are delighted to present our draft 3-day outline to you:
Registration will open in September 2022 - Save the Date!
Sponsorship and Exhibiting
Have you thought about sponsoring or exhibiting? Our conference provides a direct marketing channel to commercial and technical leaders from the whole gas processing value chain.
Both our Sponsorship and Exhibition packages include free conference passes, prices can be found within our Sponsorship Brochure.
We have space for our member companies to exhibit. Your stand will be located in a central area for two days, where all delegates converge. Tuesday evening is our Exhibition Event with snacks and drinks for delegates and TechnipEnergies employees.
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Our May 2022 Issue of In Brief is out on the streets - Check it out!
This issue reports on the GPA Europe Virtual Technical Conference held in November 2021 as well as our New Energy Webinars.
We have our regular 'View from the Top' by our Chairperson Gary Bowerbank, discussing 'A welcome return for major in-person events'.
The lead article has been contributed by Gas Treatment Solutions BASF. The article is titled 'OASE digilab: Efficiency gain in gas treatment'.
If you would like to contribute towards our November 2022, we have an opportunity to get involved. A chance to promote your name through the industry.
Please contact the GPA E Team for more information - [email protected]
Paper of the Month
This month we are looking back to a presentation from Matt Mardell from Shell Global Solutions International BV, who presented during our 2019 Young Professional Training Day in Amsterdam.
"Many countries in the Middle East are seeking to harness their vast natural gas resources to meet future electricity demand. In some cases, this natural gas, which can contain up to 35% hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and 15% carbon dioxide (CO2), may already be needed for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) to sustain crude oil production while CO2 from gas facilities is vented. This creates a unique opportunity to capture produced CO2 from sour gas processing facilities, use it for EOR and free the natural gas currently used for EOR for electricity generation. This change in use may reduce the need to develop new natural gas reserves.
However, the captured CO2 must be affordable for it to be used for EOR. At present, capital costs are high, as low-pressure CO2 sources in natural gas plants require large amine solvent volumes and thus large equipment sizes. Solvent regeneration steam requirements can also be high, which means high operational costs.
This paper highlights three Shell technologies that can help to reduce capital and operational costs, and potentially cut captured CO2 costs by 20–40%:
* ADIP® ULTRA solvent technology for lowering solvent circulation rates;
* Shell Turbo Trays for smaller absorbers and/or fewer capture trains; and
* the CANSOLV® CO2 Capture System for lower steam requirements and/or fewer capture trains."
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
We provide a direct marketing channel to Directors and Process Engineers within the natural Gas Processing Industry.
We have multiple sponsorship opportunities at our events, as well as advertising within In Brief and our Newsletter - contact us for more information.
Gulf Energy Information
Our media partner Gulf Energy Information has launched a technical publication, H2Tech, serving engineers and professionals in the hydrogen sector.
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