2009 - Program and presentations

Day 1 - 21st October

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Welcome and conference opening


Keynote 1: Natural Gas Technology – Perspectives on Research and Industrial Application, Geir A. Owren, PhD, StatoilHydro AS


Keynote 2: Capacity calculations: Present achievements and future challenges, Leif Idar Langelandsvik, PhD, Gassco AS

14:00-14:40 Coffee Break & Poster session

Posters to be presented  

14:40-16:20 Session: Natural Gas Technology - R&D Highlights
Chair: Edd Blekkan

Knowledge of Real Fluid Behaviour – the Key to Successful Gas Processing Systems
Lars Henrik Gjertsen, StatoilHydro R&D

15.05-15:30 Microstructured reactors in compact conversion of natural gas and biomass to liquid fuels and hydrogen
Hilde Venvik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
15:30-15:55 Enabling Production of Remote Gas –  a cross disciplinary competence building project
Mona J. Mølnvik, SINTEF Energy Research

The present technical status and future challenges of CNG
Michael Nikolaou, University of Houston

18:30 Conference Dinner at Grenaderen


Day 2 - 22nd October  

09:00-10:20 Session A1: Gas Conversion I
Chair: Hilde Venvik
Session B1: LNG I
Chair: Jostein Pettersen
09:00-09:20 Kinetic study of methane steam reforming over Ni catalyst modified by silver
Hongmin Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
A Decision Support System for Coordinating Vessel Routing, Inventories and Trade in the LNG-Supply Chain
Marte Fodstad, SINTEF/NTNU
09:20-09:40 The effect of manufacturing costs on the profitability of a gas-to-liquid plant
Ahmad Rafiee, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Technology status and challenges for Floating LNG
Knut Arild Maråk, StatoilHydro ASA

09:40-10:00 Self-optimizing Control of a GTL Process
Mehdi Panahi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

New synthesis methods for subambient processes such as LNG
Truls Gundersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

10:00-10:20 Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a microstructured reactor
Rune Myrstad, SINTEF Materials & Chemistry
Chosing optimal controlled variables for the C3-MR process for liquefaction of natural gas
Magnus Glosli Jabobsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-12:00 Session A2: Gas Conversion II
Chair: Torbjørn Gjervan
Session B2: Multiphase Flow
Chair: Svend Tollak Munkejord
10:40-11:00 Synthesis Gas from Methane by Using Plasma Assisted GlidArc Catalytic Partial Oxidation Reactor
M.H. Rafiq, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Calculation of interfacial curvature with the level - set method
Karl Yngve Lervåg, SINTEF Energy Research
11:00-11:20 A future energy chain based on liquefied hydrogen
David Berstad, SINTEF Energy Research
Droplet Size Distribution after Liquid Entrainment in Horizontal Stratifed Two–Phase Three–Field Dispersed Flow
Luciano E. Patruno, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
11:20-11:40 Electrochemical Behaviour and Processing of CO2 and CH4 in Molten Salts
Arne Petter Ratvik, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
Probability description of single droplet event at high pressure: droplet-wall collision case
Pablo M. Dupuy, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
11:40-12:00 Electrochemical separation and compression of Hydrogen using polybenzimidazole (PBI) fuel cell technology
Magnus Thomassen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

The application of the "Mean Approximation Approach" for Natural Gas-Brine Mixtures
Mohammad Mahdi Shabani, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:20 Session A3: Gas Processing
Chair: Magne Hillestad
Session B3: Transport and Flow Assurance
Chair: Ole Wærnes
13:00-13:20 Optimization and modfication of dehydration process in gavarzin gas plant
A. Atashjameh, Engineering & Technical Service Department, Sarkhon & Qeshm Gas Treating Company, Iran
Performance Improvement of Iranian Gas Transmission System: An Approach to Pipeline Gas transport
R. Zomorodian, Energy and System Research Center, Monenco, Iran
13:20-13:40 CO2 separation by FSC composite membranes and challenges in up-scaling of the membranes for pilot scale testing and industrial use
Taek Joong Kim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Multi-stage stochastic programming in natural gas networks: Focus on investments and production assurance
Adrian Werner, SINTEF Technology and Society
13:40-14:00 Energy efficient distillation
Ivar J. Halvorsen, SINTEF ICT, Applied Cybernetics
Optimizing the Norwegian Natural Gas Production and Transport
Frode Rømo, SINTEF Technology and Society

Prediction of solid fluid phase equilibrium in gas processing at low temperature
Longman Zhang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

An operational portfolio optimization model for a natural gasproducer
Kjetil T. Midthun, SINTEF Technology and Society
14:20-14:40 Coffee Break
14:40-16:00 Session A4: Fundamental Issues
Chair: Sigurd Skogestad
Session B4: LNG II
Chair: Truls Gundersen

Thermodynamics in Gas Processing – Phase Envelope Prediction and Process Design
Efstathios Skouras, StatoilHydro R&D

The impact of process design decisions on operability and control of an LNG process
Berit Floor Lund, Sintef ICT


3D Simulation of Bubbling Fluidized Bed Reactors for Sorption Enhanced Steam Methane Reforming Process
Yuefa Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

On the path from detailed experiments and calculations to design of heat exchangers for natural-gas liquefaction plants
He Zhao, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

15:20-15:40 Membrane transport of N-butane by a temperature gradient
Sondre Schnell Kvalvåg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Development and analysis of a small scale  natural gas reliquefaction plant
Petter Nekså, SINTEF Energy Research
15:40-16:00 On the solution of the Cattaneo-Maxwell’s model for anomalous diffusion inside a catalytic particle
A.R. Carella, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Use of sophisticated heat exchanger simulation models for investigation of possible design and operational pitfalls in LNG processes
Geir Skaugen, SINTEF Energy Research

16:00-16:10 Closing Remarks