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The market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rapidly expanding as falling production costs and rising gas demand drives new production and reception projects. The first LNG deliveries to the UK for twenty years are due to begin in 2005, while some forecasts see LNG meeting up to 20% of UK gas demand in the next decade. Elsewhere in Europe new terminals are being developed and existing ones expanded to meet a rush in LNG supply, while major LNG production projects are developing in every continent. SMi's LNG VII gives you an ideal overview of the physical and commercial realities of this rapidly changing business.

The Forum will enable you to:

  • Identify the progression of the LNG market today
  • Assess the impact of market forces and liberalisation on the LNG industry
  • Discover the future prospects for LNG
  • Understand the latest trading developments
  • Learn how technology development is affecting LNG
  • Hear about the current case studies within the market, such as Nigerian LNG and the Atlantic Basin

By attending this conference you will hear from key market experts including:

  • Paul Rodenburg, Project & Account Manager, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Steve Hamilton, Vice President Business Development, Tractebal Global LNG
  • Dr Stuart Fysh, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Mediterranean Basin & Africa, BG Group
  • William Hastings, Senior Vice President, Marathon International Petroleum
  • Gianluca Bufo, Planning Manager, ENI – Gas & Power Division
  • Takeshi Hashimoto, General Manager, LNG Carrier Division, Mitsui OSK Lines
  • Brian Songhurst, Engineering Manager, LNG Terminal Group, MW Kellogg
  • Alfonso Puga, Trading Manager, Union Fenosa Gas
  • Stuart Russell, Senior Trade & Investment Manager, Government of Western Australia
  • Edward Walshe, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners
  • Bipin Patel, GTL & LNG Consultant, Foster Wheeler

Conference programme

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Edward Walshe

Mr Edward Walshe, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners

9:10 INTRODUCTION

Mr Gianluca Bufo

Mr Gianluca Bufo, Planning Manager, ENI-Gas & Power Division

  • Regional markets vs international trade
  • Capital intensity of gas infrastructure
  • Role of LNG
  • Parties involved in the "gas chain"
  • 9:50 THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF THE GLOBAL LNG BUSINESS

    Stuart Fysh

    Stuart Fysh, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Mediterranean Basin & Africa, BG Group

  • A new order is emerging amongst Atlantic Basin LNG players
  • Speed to market remains key
  • As does the ability to co-ordinate elements along the chain
  • Deliver low cost projects that can withstand sustained low prices
  • The US market is clearly a key driver in the Atlantic
  • But actually delivering new US terminals is proving difficult
  • The LNG strategies of the main LNG players in the Atlantic are beginning to take shape, with several distinct models evident
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 LNG BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Mr Simon Sydenham

    Mr Simon Sydenham, Head of LNG, Centrica

  • Current state of gas markets in NW Europe
  • Future developments
  • Linkage between NW Europe gas markets
  • How NW Europe fits into the Atlantic Basin
  • LNG pricing
  • 11:40 LNG

    Rajnish Goswami

    Rajnish Goswami, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

  • LNG vs other gas monetisation options
  • Supply side challenges
  • Where’s the market?
  • Who is best placed – a corporate outlook
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 ATLANTIC BASIN LNG TRENDS

    William  Hastings

    William Hastings, Senior Vice President, Marathon International Petroleum

  • Market dynamics
  • Qatar as a driver
  • Domestic supply questions (US and UK)
  • 14:20 LNG TECHNOLOGY

    Bipin Patel

    Bipin Patel, GTL & LNG Consultant, Foster Wheeler

  • Growth in train capacity
  • Economy of scale
  • Technology changes and challenges
  • 15:00 LNG VS GAS BY PIPELINES

    David Ledesma

    David Ledesma, Managing Director, Gas Strategies Consulting

  • What other transportation methods are available?
  • Benefits for each
  • Will this cause great competition for the LNG market?
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGY

    Mr David Haynes

    Mr David Haynes, Manager, LNG Services, Advantica

  • Getting the right level of safety at the right cost
  • Perceived risk vs actual risk
  • Credible risks vs worst case scenarios
  • Where do we go from here?
  • 16:40 THE ROLE OF IT AND RADAR IN SAFFE LNG STORAGE

    Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson, Managing Director, ENRAF

  • Radar technology vs other methods for accurate LNG stock control
  • Consolidated inventory monitoring via the internet
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Captain James MacHardy

    Captain James MacHardy, General Manager, Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO)

    9:10 TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT

    Mr Edward Walshe

    Mr Edward Walshe, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners

  • Are we seeing the start of a bubble?
  • Growth in ship sizes and terminal capacity
  • Supply sourcing
  • Downstream infrastructure needs
  • Key players and their roles
  • 9:50 OPPORTUNITIES FOR ELEGANT POWER SYSTEMS DESIGN IN LNG

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Engineering Manager, MW Kellogg Ltd

  • Elegance in LNG plant power systems design is about an integrated conceptual approach capable of making major cost savings
  • In LNG plants this means optimising compressor-driver configurations alongside overall plant energy and emissions performance and plant availability
  • In LNG terminals this means low cost exploitation of the exhaust heat potential of gas-fired power generators, with economic and environmental benefit
  • Overall, in LNG production and trading, it involves consideration of broader ‘across-the-boundary’ integration
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION TRENDS

    Mr Takeshi Hashimoto

    Mr Takeshi Hashimoto, General Manager, LNG Carrier Division, Mitsui OSK Lines

  • LNG shipping market review
  • Technical innovations
  • More competition resulting from growth of LNG demand will have a cost impact on LNG shipping
  • Financing of LNG ships
  • Future requirements
  • 11:40 LNG AND NATURAL GAS TRADING

    Alfonso Puga

    Alfonso Puga, Trading Manager, Union Fenosa Gas

  • LNG chain vs natural gas chain
  • Worldwide markets
  • Basic operations
  • Markets balance
  • Trading economics
  • Trading tools
  • Spanish market
  • Integration and role of UFGas
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 MARKET LIBERALISATION

    Mark Tudor

    Mark Tudor, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith

  • Established market structures
  • Forms of contracts
  • Impact of European regulation and competition rules
  • Recent actions and cases
  • 14:20 NLNG - NIGERIAN LNG

    Paul Rodenburg

    Paul Rodenburg, Project & Account Manager, Shell Global Solutions International

  • An overview of the cases
  • Shell’s work with NLNG
  • How the process took place
  • Challenges that Nigerian LNG have faced
  • Future prospects for Nigerian LNG
  • 15:00 ATLANTIC BASIN - THE LNG PIONEER?

    Steve Hamilton

    Steve Hamilton, Vice President Business Development, Tractebel Global LNG

  • LNG suppliers and buyers in the region
  • How will future expansion occur
  • Vertical integration vs arm’s length sales – who makes the market?
  • Flexible vs rigid approach to the development of new projects
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Stuart Russell

    Stuart Russell, Senior Trade & Investment Manager, Government of Western Australia, European Office

  • The resources capacity
  • Western Australia’s prime relationship with China
  • LNG supply opportunities for US west coast/Mexico
  • 16:40 FINANCING LNG PROJECTS

    Stuart McAlpine

    Stuart McAlpine, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe L L P

  • Single project concept
  • Understanding the contractual matrix
  • Sponsor recourse
  • Commercial Banks and Export Credit Agencies – their role in the value chain
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks

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