Doha, March 5, 2013: ORYX GTL, Qatar's pioneering ultra-clean fuels manufacturer, is reinforcing its leadership status within the global natural gas conversion industry at a high-level symposium currently taking place in Doha.
ORYX GTL, which converts natural gas into high specification, low emission diesel, kerosene and LPG liquid fuels for export to world markets, is a proud sponsor of the tenth edition of the Natural Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS10), currently being held at the Ritz Carlton Doha from March 2 to 7, 2013.
Attracting senior gas industry experts from around the world, NGCS10 is an outstanding opportunity for ORYX GTL to underscore its game changing contributions to synthesis gas technology development and commercialisation since 2006, and showcasing the GTL value proposition.
In his keynote address at on the opening day of the symposium, ORYX GTL CEO Abdulrahman M Al-Suwaidi said Qatar's decision to become the global gas conversion leader was the result of visionary leadership and was in line with the national strategy of meeting global energy needs.
"To be genuinely successful in meeting these ambitious objectives, it is not enough to have plentiful natural resources at our disposal. We also need strong partnerships and collaborations that can help us confront challenges, benefit from mutual synergies and provide inspiration to others to follow what we believe is a truly sustainable development path.
"Qatar is fortunate to have a highly supportive leadership, a stable operating environment, natural resource wealth and a commitment to developing high caliber human talent, which makes it ideally placed as a hub for continued innovation to meet energy market needs."
Two senior ORYX GTL experts also delivered technical and commercial presentations during the first two days of the symposium. On Sunday March 3 Zameer Patel, a Manufacturing Execution Systems specialist, explored Qatar's current gas monetisation strategy and portfolio, focusing on the role that GTL can play to enhance the value from Qatar's gas portfolio. On Monday March 4 Anton Punt, Lead Business Analyst, outlined ORYX GTL's inspirational journey over the last seven years, its ability to set new benchmarks of excellence, how close collaboration with the Company's licensors has allowed it to improve its business, and its future prospects.
Later in the week ORYX GTL will also welcome approximately 50 NGCS10 delegates, on a site visit to its world-class GTL manufacturing complex in Ras Laffan, where they will receive a first-hand insight into the cutting-edge technology and streamlined processes which drive this global GTL icon.