Call for papers

Croatian Gas Center Ltd. and Croatian Gas Association, member of the International Gas Union (IGU), are inviting you to present scientific and professional paper or technical-commercial paper and thereby contribute to the success of the JUBILEE 35th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC & EXPERT MEETING OF GAS PROFESSIONALS, which will be held from 6th to 8th of May, 2020 in the Congress Centre of the Grand Hotel Adriatic, in Opatija, Croatia.

One of the largest international natural gas conferences and exhibitions

 in Central and Southeast Europe

600 distinguished gas and energy experts and high-ranking managers from 240  gas  companies, 60 speakers and 45 exhibitors from 20 countries

CONFERENCE TOPICS:

  1. INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION:

“NATURAL GAS AS A GEOPOLITICAL FACTOR OF ENERGY TRANSITION”

  • Global Gas Market (current state and relevant forecasts of global primary energy consumption, long-term trends in the global gas production and consumption, the volume of global gas trade, competition against other gas transmission options)
  • Natural gas will be the key geopolitical factor of the impending energy transition (the potential of natural gas to become the leading energy source in energy consumption in the world by 2050)
  • Axiom: dominance over geostrategic resources implies global political power
  • Review of the new natural gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean and possible impact on the surrounding region
  1. RENEWABLE GAS AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ACHIEVING DECARBONISATION AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF GAS IN THE EUROPEAN ENERGY TRANSITION
  • Green gas production and transportation technologies and readiness of the market for green gas projects
  • Diversity of renewable gas potentials (biomethane, hydrogen, synthetic gas)
  • The contribution of biomethane to the decarbonisation of the energy, agricultural and transport sectors
  • The characteristics and role of hydrogen as a potential future fuel
  • Green energy storage, Power-to-Gas technology, batteries and integration of renewable energy into the existing European gas infrastructure (Sector Coupling)
  • From designing to commissioning integrated energy storage systems
  1. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION:

“CURRENT DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPECTS OF THE FUTURE NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION”

  • LNG Terminal on the Island of Krk
  • Review of existing and planned natural gas exploration and production
  • Emissions management, Carbon Capture and Storage and Flaring Reduction as key tools in combating climate change and providing energy security
  1. STRATEGIC GAS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE
  • Trans-Adriatic pipeline
  • Ionian-Adriatic pipeline
  • LNG Terminal on the island of Krk
  • Evacuation gas pipelines and expansion of the transport network
  • Interconnections with neighboring countries
  • Compressor stations for the equalization of gas pressure towards neighboring countries
  • New gas storage facilities
  1. SMART TECHNOLOGIES, INNOVATIONS AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR ROLES IN THE GAS INDUSTRY
  • Smart Gas Meters, Smart Grids and Smart Cities
  • Digitalization and Automation
  • Internet of Things – IoT and Internet of Everything – IoE
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), Drones, Virtual and Extended Reality
  1. DEVELOPMENT POTENTIALS OF LNG TERMINALS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE FUTURE EUROPEAN GAS INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Technologies and key trends
  • Bunkering for maritime transport
  • Heavy road transport
  • Power Generation – LNG to Power, CoGen Technologies & CHP
  1. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION:

„CURRENT SITUATION AND TRENDS ON THE NATURAL GAS MARKET AND FUTURE EXPECTATIONS”

  • Geopolitics of natural gas and supply security session
  • Impact of the gas market liberalization on the household sector – challenges and strategies
  • Issues of different gas quality standards and compliance with European regulations and guidelines
  • Extreme weather conditions and the use of gas
  • The impact of significant breakdowns on energy usage
  • Balancing issues in the gas transmission system
  • LNG trading dynamics
  1. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION:

“FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF GAS AND LNG POWERED TRANSPORT”

  • Use of biomethane in transport
  • Projects with CNG powered transport
  • LNG as an economical and environmental alternative to diesel in heavy transport
  • Optimizing business operations and compliance with the emission limitations of IMO 2020 in maritime transport by using LNG as fuel
  • Development of gas filling infrastructure (CNG, L-CNG, LNG)
  • Biogas and circular economy
  1. ISSUES RELATED TO THE DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL GAS IN TERMS OF EFFICIENCY AND SECURITY OF THE GAS SYSTEM
  • Efficiency and security of the constructed gas distribution system
  • Gas measurement innovations for volumes, energy content and constituents
  • Gas quality management (tracking and modeling)
  • Analysis of operating conditions, diagnostics and optimization including information and communication technologies (ICT) and sensor systems
  • Technologies and management practices for environmentally responsible pipeline construction and controlling methane emissions
  1. LEGISLATION, TECHNICAL REGULATIONS, RULES OF THE PROFESSION AND CONSUMER RIGHTS IN THE GAS SECTOR
  • The critical role of legislation in supporting the growth of the natural gas markets
  • The latest developments in the technical regulations and rules of the gas profession
  • Issues related to privacy and consumer protection in the use of new services and new technologies in the gas sector
  1. POSTER SESSION ON VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO THE GAS AND ENERGY INDUSTRY

OPPORTUNITIES AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • As an author of the Scientific and Professional Paper (oral presentation)
  • As an author of the Scientific and Professional Paper (poster session)
  • As an Author of the Round table (technical-commercial presentation)


All authors and co-authors have to pay
registration fee in the amount of 420 €.  
Organization of poster session is possible. If the Paper is focused on commercial or promotional issues it will be directed to Round table presentation (technical-commercial presentation) which is charged by a special price.

Involvement of specific topic in the final program, as well as the sequence of the topics, will depend on the quality and number of accepted papers.

Selection of Papers will be based on a review of summaries by a special Croatian Gas Association Working group.

PAPER REGISTRATION:

Paper registration is possible by submitting abstract and keywords to e-mail adress: opatija@hsup.hr .

DEADLINES:                           

Title and Abstract Submission:                                                            20th of December 2019

Notification to authors about acceptance of the Paper: :               20th of January 2020

Final Paper submission:                                                                        20th of February 2020

Paper Presentation Submission:                                                          20th of March 2020