Gas Utilization Topical Conference Keynote Speech Luncheon

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:00pm-1:30pm CDT

This luncheon will include a keynote presentation made by Harri Kytomaa, Corporate Vice President of Exponent.

Keynote Presentation: The Past, Present and Future of LNG

Abstract: In one decade, the gas prospects in North America have gone from dire to exceptional. In 2004, we were scrambling to build import capacity for gas as LNG. In 2014, we are scrambling to do the opposite - build export infrastructure for LNG. The shale gas revolution has led to a resurgence in petroleum engineering and gas utilization. The price of gas has dropped considerably, and has benefited those industries that traditionally depend on natural gas including power generation and chemicals manufacturing.

The low price and considerable environmental benefits over other fossil fuels have also made natural gas, in particular LNG, attractive to the transportation segment. New technologies are being developed for the use of LNG as a transportation fuel for trains and truck fleets. In addition the IMO (International Maritime Organization) environmental control area (ECA) regulations are scheduled to impose a maximum sulfur content of 0.1% on January 1, 2015 on bunker fuel for shipping in coastal North American waters, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands as well as Europe. This law has generated a significant order book for LNG fueled new build ships, and plans for the development of an LNG bunker fuel infrastructure.
These rapid developments do not come without challenges - both societal, regulatory and technological. Safety of LNG operations and the public perception are driving the development of innovative technical solutions. This presentation will review the current developments in the LNG value chain and discuss the safety and regulatory challenges associated with them.
 

This luncheon is priced at $45 and advanced registration is required.  If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can add this ticketed event when you register.  If you have already registered for the meeting, please call Customer Service at 800-242-4363 or 203-702-7660 (outside of US) to add this event referencing item #301.

Harri Kytomaa

Dr. Harri Kytomaa is Corporate Vice President and the Director of the Thermal Science Practice at Exponent. He specializes in mechanical engineering and the analysis of flow processes, heat transfer and phase change phenomena. He has worked on numerous LNG projects with the industry in the US and internationally and has published extensively in this area. He is currently the US representative to the ISO TC67, WG10 working group that is developing a guidance document on the major hazards associated with the planning and design of onshore LNG facilities and associated marine activities. Dr...