7:30 – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome remarks

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Opportunities and challenges of linking Texas gas and LNG with international markets—Shaun Davison, Vice President of LNG, NextDecade Corp.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Implications of LNG structural changes on project finance and markets—Kristen Holmquist, Head of Forecasting, Poten & Partners

10:15 – 10:55 a.m.

Networking Break

10:55 – 11:55 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Infrastructure buildout and changes in gas flows

Moderator: Ajey Chandra, Muse, Stancil & Co.

Panelists: TBD

11:55 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.



Track One


Track Two


Session One: LNG Technology Developments


Session Two: GTL technology and project updates

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

North American LNG: Developing technology for domestic LNG—Justin Bukowski, Air Products and Chemicals


An alternative for liquid fuel production: ExxonMobil's methanol to gasoline (MTG) technology—Terry Helton, ExxonMobil Catalyst & Licensing and Siva Ariyapadi, Air Liquide

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Regasification of LNG and recovery and utilization of cold energy—Jin Haiming, SNC Lavalin


Profitable production of value-added petroleum products from natural gas using INFRA's technology—Zeeshan Gardezi, INFRA Technology

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Overcoming LNG plant design challenges for expansion of an existing facility—Tina Edvardsson and Christian Rauchegger, Linde Engineering North America and David St-Pierre, Énergir


Commercial deployment of Velocys' Fischer-Tropsch technology at ENVIA's Oklahoma City plant—Paul Schubert, Velocys

2:45 – 3:15 a.m.

Networking Break




Session Three: Plant/Equipment design


Session Four: Change management and data analytics

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Cryogenic turbomachinery model for design and rating—Kedar Gidh, Air Products and Chemicals


Optimizing the cost of risk and compliance management—Lee Laviolette, Huron Consulting Group

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Simpler, more efficient design for NGL recovery plants—Grant McCool, Linde Engineering North America


Plant maintenance: Traditional, predictive, risk-based, IIoT, big data and analytics—P. Soundararajan, Independent Consultant


Session Five: Gas processing technology advances


Session Six: Automation applications

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.

New mercaptans and H2S removal technologies: Commissioning, optimization and production—David Engel, Exion Systems


The future is here: Robotic catalyst removal—Scott Schroder, WorleyParsons

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Recent advancements in media technology for separation of entrained liquids from gas streams—Martin Miller, XFINIO


Automated cooldown of LNG main cryogenic heat exchangers—Fei Chen, Air Products and Chemicals