Training Workshop: Realizing a Carbon-Neutral LNG Value Chain

Sunday, July 9, 2023 | Vancouver Convention Center | 1:00-5:00 p.m. Pacific Time | $475 USD

Course Overview:

This in-person, instructor-led workshop will cover current trends in technology development and applications in the global LNG value chain, along with prevailing and emerging technology options to reduce methane emissions from LNG operations. It will run for four hours on July 9, 2023, the day before the LNG2023 conference begins.

The first part will provide an overview of current trends in technology development and applications at various points of today’s global LNG value chain, including modular liquefaction, boil-off gas management, new vessel design, and utilization. It will highlight new industry developments to further improve efficiency, enhance safety, and reduce costs.

The second half of the workshop will build upon the value chain map and illustrate the prevailing and emerging technology options and protocols to most effectively pinpoint, measure, verify, and reduce methane emissions from the LNG operations, offering opportunities to achieve carbon-neutral LNG.

CEU 0.4 | PDH 4

Topics Covered:

  • Emerging technologies and processes for small-scale and modular liquefaction plants
  • New storage tank designs and safety features
  • New developments in shipping vessel design and approaches in boil-off gas (BOG) management
  • Marine and heavy-duty vehicle fuel markets and new developments in engine design
  • Carbon reduction technology options for processing and liquefaction; shipping, trucking, and storage; LNG transfer; and end-uses such as transportation and power generation
  • Review of Veritas current and prospective verification and measurement protocols—credible technical methodology and consistent approach for accurate methane emissions reductions at LNG export plants and import terminals

Target Audience:

  • LNG facility design and planning engineers
  • LNG safety and regulatory compliance specialists
  • LNG market and policy analysts
  • LNG carrier owners and operators
  • LNG terminal and plant operators
  • LNG traders and aggregators

Meet Your Instructors

Scott Walden

Scott Walden has over 25 years of experience within the LNG and natural gas industry. His professional responsibilities have included manager-level leadership, consulting, terminal operations and maintenance supervision, training & coaching, as well as compliance and regulatory affairs. He is a member of the NFPA 59A Technical Committee, AGA Supplemental Gas Committee, API/INGAA LNG Working Group and is a subject matter expert concerning LNG codes and standards, functioning as liaison with multiple regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local level.

From serving his country in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program as a reactor operations and training specialist to reliability engineering, terminal reactivation, and multiple expansion projects at the Southern LNG Elba Island facility, Scott is a proven leader with subject matter expertise in various technical and training disciplines.

GTI Amanda Harmon 2021

Amanda Harmon is currently a Senior Program Manager in the Zero Emissions System team at GTI Energy, where she manages research projects to study emissions from the natural gas industry, evaluates methane detection/quantification technologies, and delivers renewable fuel solutions.

She currently serves as the Director of Veritas—a GTI Energy Measurement and Verification Initiative, co-chairs the Renewable Fuels committee within the Low-Carbon Resource Initiative (LCRI), and manages the Risk, Integrity, and Environmental Working Group program for Operations Technology Development (OTD).

Amanda actively participates in the American Gas Association’s Environmental Matters Committee and the Sustainability (Methane Emissions Study) Group for the International Gas Union (IGU). She has previously led and currently manages high-value ($1M+) DOE- and DOT-funded projects investigating decarbonization technologies for methane emissions reduction and renewable fuels.

She has extensive field campaigns/laboratory experience and has co-authored and publicly presented research findings from numerous studies conducted by GTI Energy.