The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF (GTS) organized TGTC 2016, in Trondheim, on December 5th 2016.
The international energy market is changing. Norwegian and European policy makers consider natural gas an important energy source in the transition to the low carbon economy.
Nevertheless, the interest and support for gas related research and technology development is declining.
The Trondheim Gas Technology Conference, traditionally an applied scientific conference, addressed this situation by including the policy approach. Find out more about the conference on the
The Brussels based journalist Sonja van Renssen from Energy Post moderated the conference.
Mona Mølnvik, Research Director at SINTEF, said that some take the Norwegian natural gas development for granted, but it has taken 50 years of innovation and research effort. NTNU and SINTEF have played an important role in this development, and will also do so in the future. She also stressed the importance of CCS to secure the use of Norwegian natural gas resources.
Morten Anker, Deputy Director General from the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy spoke about gas as a reliable partner to renewable energy. He showed projections of EUs gas needs, and that Norway has 2/3 left of gas resources. According to Anker we need to find new technology solutions for more climate friendly and cost effective production.
Samuele Furfari, Advisor to Deputy Director-General of DG Energy in the European Commission talked about EUs energy policies and the role of gas in the transition to a low carbon economy. He showed how technology is shaping the world, and that our predictions about the future often can be wrong. We only know for sure that we need energy in the future. According to Furfari, Norwegian natural gas can continue to play a role in the future energy market. At the same time, increased competition among gas supplying countries may require that Norway is able to cut production-costs.
Johan Leuraers works with governmental and regulatory affairs at Statoil’s Brussels Office. Leuraers spoke about gas prospects from an industry point of view, and how the EU policy affects Statoil’s operations. According to Leuraers, the producers cann potentially cut cost and prices on gas, but it doesn’t help as long as the consumer has to pay an increasingly high price dut to taxes. He said that in order to deliver on all the ambitions EU has, gas will play a key role.
Frode Leversund, CEO at Gassco talked about technology development to secure long-term competition of Norwegian gas. He said that at the current price, the value of Norwegian gas is 700 million NOK every day. He believes we need to find more gas and produce it cheaper. Pictured: Can you see the gas pipelines on the new 500 krone bill?
Sverre Aam, Chairman of the Energy21 Board explained the role of gas in the Norwegian Energy21 strategy. CCS is one of six highlighted areas in the strategy, and he said that CCS is key to secure gas resources.
Panel debate: What is the role of gas R&D to realise the future energy market?
Petter Nekså from SINTEF Energy Research chaired the Scientific Plenary Session.
Scientific plenary session: David Berstad from SINTEF Energy Research talked about Liquefied Hydrogen Production and Export in Norway.
Scientific plenary session: Cecilie Gotaas Johnsen from Statoil talked about gas to pipe and the treating of gas in a remotely operated factory.
Scientific plenary session: Diego Pinto from NTNU presented challenges and literature review on combined H2S/H2O removal for subsea application. Diego Pinto also chaired the scientific parallel session 1: Sustainable solutions.
Scientific parallel session 1: Carlos Grande from SINTEF Materials and Chemistry talked about CO2 capture in natural gas production by adsorption processes.
Scientific parallel session 1: Vegar Åtland and Daniel Jakobsen, previously students at NTNU, presented their master thesis on concepts for large-scale hydrogen production.
Scientific parallel session 1: Mahinder Ramdin of Delft University of Technology talked about carbon dioxide capture from hydrogen production plants.
Scientific parallel session 1: Eleni Panteli from Statoil talked about modelling mercury distribution in the gas value chain.
Scientific parallel session 1: Shareq Nazir from NTNU talked about process integration and improvement of combined cycle power plant with hydrogen fuel produced using chemical loping reforming and CO2 capture.
Jostein Pettersen from Statoil chaired the scientific parallel session 2: Efficiency and safety.
Scientific parallel session 2: Stefanie Tesch from the Technical University of Berlin talked about comparative exergetic evaluation of the integration of regasification of LNG into an air separation process.
Scientific parallel session 2: Donghoi Kim from NTNU talked about the development of exergy efficiency for complex LNG processes.
Scientific parallel session 2: Tor Bjørge from NTNU talked on wet gas compression, technology development and operation.
Scientific parallel session 2: Gunhild Reigstad from SINTEF Energy Research talked about predicting rapid phase transition in LNG spills on water.
Scientific parallel session 2: Filip Sund from Uni Research Polytec talked about the relative importance of model parameters in predictive transient models.
Petter Nekså and Sonja van Renssen doing the closing remarks at the end of the conference day.
Cecilie Gotaas, Statoil
Coffee break, Florian Deichsel from Linde Engineering
Coffee break, Simon Roussanaly, Johan Leuraers and David Berstad
Site visit at SINTEF Energy Lab, Johan Leurears, Oddgeir Kvien, Samuele Furfari and Marie Bysveen
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