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NGCS 10 Doha

10th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium
The Ritz-Carlton
Doha, Qatar
2 - 7 March 2013


Senior gas conversion experts from more than twenty-five countries gathered in Doha, the "Gas Capital of the World", for the tenth edition of the triennial Natural Gas Conversion Symposia series. Home to the world's first, and the world's largest, commercial-scale gas-to-liquids plants, Qatar is also a center for important research and development in gas conversion processes and related gas monetization technologies by a number of international universities and companies.

The Local Organizing Committee reflected the scale of local and international collaboration underway in Qatar, involving representatives from Texas A&M Qatar, Qatar University, ORYX GTL, Qatar Petroleum, and Qatar Shell.

In addition to four days of symposium presentations and poster sessions, the event included opportunities for delegates to visit Ras Laffan Industrial City and two of the largest GTL facilities on earth - ORYX GTL and Pearl GTL; a visit to QAPCO's gas-to-chemicals complex in Mesaieed Industrial City; and a social program that included waterside dining with a traditional sword dance along the Doha Corniche and a gala dinner and award ceremony on the Ritz-Carlton's garden terrace. The event concluded with an announcement that the next edition of the symposia series would be held in Tromso, Norway in 2016. 

Information & Materials

 NGCS 10 Program


Special Publications

Catalysis Today
Natural Gas Conversion: Current Status and the Potentials in the Light of NGCS 10 
Volume 288
1 June 2014
Edited by: Nimir Elbashir, Claude Mirodatos, Anders Holmen and Dragomir Bukur 
Link to journal website

Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research
Volume 53, Issue 5
5 February 2014
Edited by: Dragomir Bukur, Nimir Elbashir
Link to journal website

Local Organizing Committee

Dragomir Bukur (Co-Chair)
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Youssif Saleh (Co-Chair)
Qatar Shell Research & Technology Center

Ahmed Abdel-Wahab (Vice-Chair)
Texas A&M Unversity at Qatar

Fadwa Eljack (Vice-Chair)
Qatar University

Anton Punt (Vice-Chair)

Katia Abboud Saba

Nimir Elbashir
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Abdulaziz Jassim Haji
Qatar Petroleum

Carol Nader
Texas A&M University at Qatar

Willem Scholten
Qatar Shell Research & Technology Center


























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