Qatar to Host World GTL Congress in January 2013

Doha, September 12 (QNA) – Under the patronage of HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP), the World GTL Congress will gather government officials and leading gas experts in Doha on 13-15 January 2013.
The congress is being organised with QP as the Host Organization, and Shell and ORYX GTL as the Host and Lead Sponsors, respectively.
The World GTL Congress will highlight Qatar’s drive to pioneer the continued development of the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry for producing cleaner and more environmentally-friendly products. Qatar is not only the global GTL energy leader, but it is also home to the world’s largest commercial GTL plant.
The World GTL Congress will be the world’s first annual meeting for global GTL stakeholders, experts and leading names in the industry.
The congress will focus on strengthening international co-operation to enhance commercialisation of remote stranded gas through GTL technology and will explore the impact of GTL products on the economy of the host countries, the environment and climate change.
IQPC Middle East Project Director Asmae Hamidi said, “IQPC is honored to work with the industry’s foremost experts, QP, ORYX GTL and Shell and we look forward to see this annual meeting grow in parallel to the GTL industry.
“Thanks to new technology developments, the GTL industry is growing rapidly with new projects being established. However, gas-to-liquid has not been exploited to its full potential and the World GTL Congress is an opportunity to establish a global collaboration on this emerging technology to improve its commerciality and performance and to become one of the world’s main energy resources.”
Over the three-day conference and breakout workshops, leading industry experts will discuss and decide upon the most strategic issues regarding GTL’s legal and financial framework as well as develop policies that will drive the development of the industry.
The congress will also feature a world-class exhibition of international GTL visionaries including IOC s, NOC s, technology providers, EPC contractors and consultants who will showcase technological innovations, provide solutions to the global GTL industry and offer advice and updates on industry developments.  (QNA)

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