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The safe transport and storage of the liquids and gases used in industrial processes is a key concern for the entire gas industry – this is why you should attend….

SMi's Inuagural Conference

The forum will enable you to:

  • Identify the progression of the Downstream LNG market
  • Assess the impact of market regulations on developing LNG business
  • Discover the new opportunities and challenges of transporting LNG
  • Understand the importance of the role storage plays in gas trading
  • Learn how technology development is affecting LNG
  • Hear about the current case studies within the market, the Grain LNG project and the South Hook Terminal

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

  • Phil Carter, Commercial Director, Grain LNG
  • John Arkley, Operations Manager, South Hook LNG Terminal Company
  • Jean-Paul Pinon, Director, Gas Market, Commission for Regulation of Electricity and Gas (CREG)
  • Naohiki Yamaguchi, General Manager LNG, Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping (Europe)
  • Steve Robertson, Analyst, Douglas-Westwood
  • Jim Nicholson, Global Business Development Manager, Argus Media
  • Gordon Jackson, Technical Director, Arup

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jim Nicholson

Jim Nicholson, Global Business Development Manager, Argus Media Group

9:10 LNG MARKET TRENDS, PROSPECTS AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Steve Robertson

Steve Robertson, Analyst, Douglas-Westwood Limited

  • Global market trends – future oil and gas supply. Why liquefy gas? What role will LNG play?
  • The LNG supply chain: gas liquefaction, LNG carriers, import and regasification
  • Regional market prospects
  • Forecast capex by region and component
  • 9:50 REGULATORY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK

    Jean-Paul Pinon

    Jean-Paul Pinon, Director, Commission for Electricity and Gas Regulation (CREG)

  • What are the legal and regulatory challenges influencing the future growth of LNG?
  • Third party access to LNG terminals
  • Infrastructure development
  • Guidelines for good practice in gas transportation and storage
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 LNG SHIPPING: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

    NaohikI Yamaguchi

    NaohikI Yamaguchi, General Manager LNG, Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping (Europe)

  • Demand/supply forecast of LNG through 2010 and ahead
  • Demand/supply forecast of LNG shipping situation through 2010 and ahead
  • Technical innovations and their impact on shipping strategy
  • Expected tenders for LNG shipping, competition continues
  • Alternative? Value added strategy and spot market
  • Challenges in the operational aspects
  • 11:40 THE IMPACT OF SHIPPING ON THE SUCCESS OF LNG PROJECTS

    Keishi Iwamoto

    Keishi Iwamoto, Head of Shipping, London, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe

  • An overview of the costs and availability of shipping capabilities
  • Where and how does shipping add value to the LNG supply chain?
  • Will the cost and availability of shipping affect your project?
  • The impact of shipping on the success of LNG projects
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 LNG TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

    Gordon Jackson

    Gordon Jackson, Technical Director, Arup Energy

  • LNG liquefaction – trains to continue growing?
  • Onshore vs Offshore – is there a winner?
  • The challenges of floating – FLNG, a new approach
  • Marine terminals – increasing operability without breakwaters
  • Storage – technology trends and larger tanks
  • Will market drivers encourage innovation?
  • 14:40 AUTOMATION STRATEGY

    Mark Kennedy

    Mark Kennedy, Director-LNG Business Development, Emerson Process Management

    Automation strategy has emerged as a critical success factor for LNG facilities across the value chain. How automation is woven into LNG facility project execution and operating strategies has significant long term implications in areas such as:

  • Plant safety and security
  • Shareholder return
  • Capital project execution
  • Process optimisation
  • Management of regulatory compliance
  • 15:20 BALANCE BETWEEN THE COST OF INSURANCE AND THE COST OF LOSS OF PREVENTION MEASURES

    Charles Bradley

    Charles Bradley, Managing Director, DBA Risk Management

    This need has arisen because:

  • Obtaining insurance is becoming increasingly more difficult
  • Insurance costs are escalating
  • Although the insurance maxim "the losses of a few are paid by the premiums of the many" has served us well for many years there is growing a view that the risk adverse and low loss industries are increasingly "bailing" out the higher risk poorly managed industries
  • There is no little or no financial linkage between increased loss prevention and a subsequent reduction in insurance premium
  • In some cases the capital/capacity of the insurer is less than the insured
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One followed by Afternoon Tea

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Ledesma

    David Ledesma, Managing Director, Gas Strategies Consulting

    9:10 GRAIN LNG TERMINAL

    Phil Carter

    Phil Carter, Commercial Director, Grain LNG

  • The growing nature of the LNG terminal
  • Reviews and progress of the terminal
  • With gas demand rising and domestic production set to decline, the UK will need to import gas in the near future. The importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to fill part of the supply gap. Grain LNG, is currently constructing a liquefied natural gas importation and regasification terminal at the Isle of Grain in the south east of England. Grain LNG Limited will own and operate the importation terminal. The Isle of Grain terminal will be the first of the country’s new LNG-import facilities and is now at an advanced stage of construction.

    9:50 SOUTH HOOK TERMINAL

    John Arkley

    John Arkley, Operations Manager, South Hook LNG Terminal

  • Progress update
  • Expansion plans
  • Building the organisation
  • Experiences and lessons leant
  • The South Hook LNG Terminal will be the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Europe. This new state of the art facility will provide a significant new source of natural gas to the UK’s national transmission network.

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE ROLE OF STORAGE IN GAS TRADING

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Senior Consultant, Advantica

  • Examining the types of storage and nature of storage investment
  • Use of storage for trading purposes
  • Cost of storage – how costly is it?
  • How do high prices and volatility affect the role of gas
  • Review of storage and its links to trading
  • 11:40 THE FUTURE OF TRADING (MARKETING AND SUPPLY)

    Shuja Zaidi

    Shuja Zaidi, President and CEO, Chem-Energy Corporation

  • A review of the basics of LNG trade and projects
  • Balancing supply and demand – the issues involved
  • The Changing nature of LNG trade
  • LNG and it’s market in California and other international markets
  • 12:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    12:30 Networking Lunch

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