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SMi’s 7th annual Gas Storage Conference will provide attendees with a complete view of the issues currently being felt in the industry. Focusing a variety of topical issues this informative event will bring together key opinion leaders and personnel to provide attendees with an in-depth look into the current status of Gas storage including the current market challenges in the UK and case studies from current operators. Hear presentations from key industry personnel; Centrica Storage, ENi, Shell, EDF Energy, E.ON, RWE and more.

The event will present itself as the perfect platform for learning about the new advances in the field, presenting attendees with latest from emerging and operational gas storage projects. In this ever changing sector the conference will aim to deliver presentations around challenges facing the industry, breakthroughs and solutions in gas storage technology, what is driving investment and more. SMi’s Gas Storage conference will explore these issues and successes and will provide the perfect platform for discussion and debate.

This prestigious event will be a fantastic opportunity to listen to and network with leading professionals in the Gas Storage industry. This unique opportunity is a chance to hear about the current developments affecting the market addressing issues such as; what is driving investment, security of supply, the UK & European market and more. This event promises to be a unique platform for networking and problem solving.

Discuss what’s driving investment in the UK and what needs to change
Hear the latest case studies from leading and emerging gas storage projects
Scrutinise the technological breakthroughs and solutions
Develop ideas from successful US case studies
Gain a commercial perspective on storage project development
Listen to the challenges to seasonal storage investment in Europe
 

Company executives
Government officials and policymakers
Marketing and sales managers
Gas marketers and brokers
Project developers
Strategists, planners, and analysts
Environmental educators, professors, or consultants
Geologists and engineers that need a better understanding of the non-technical challenges to shale development
Energy consultants
Business Development Director
Business Development Manager
CEO
Commercial Advisor
Commercial Managers
COOs
Geological Advisors
Heads of Gas Storage
Manager Gas Division
Managing Director
Process Development Engineer
Project Advisors and Managers
Project Manager
Senior Scientist
Staff, Technology Planning Department
VPs and Heads of Exploration and Production
Public Relations
 

Previous attendees include:

ABB Limited; Addleshaw Goddard; AMEC Group Ltd; Beicip-Franlab; BIS E.M.S. Gmbh; BP Gas Marketing; British Geological Survey; Centrica Storage Ltd; Costain Oil Gas & Process Ltd; Deutsche Bank Ag; Dong Energy; E.ON Gas Storage UK; Enagas S A; Energinet.dk; ESB International; Fluxys; Fluxys Belgium S.A.; Frames Group; Gaz De France / Eeg; Geostock; GREAT ASIA RESTORATION SDN BHD; H P Petroleum Engineering Services; Halite Energy Group; Honeywell; Hydrodynamics ; ICIS Heren; Interfax Natural Gas Daily; King Street Energy; Le Fevre Consulting Ltd ; MAN Diesel & TURBO UK Ltd; Mogas Industries; Mutual Energy; Nafta; Nafta a.s.; Ofgem; PB Energy Storage Services Inc; Portland; PSE Engineering GmbH; PWC; RWE Energie AG; RWE Gas Storage; Schlumberger; SSE; Stag Energy; Storengy UK; Tata Chemicals; TIGF; University College Cork; University Of Montpellier / C N R S; UOP N.V.; Wingas Gmbh;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris  N Le Fevre

Chris N Le Fevre , Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

9:10 UK gas storage problem or solution?

Simon Wills

Simon Wills, Managing Director, Centrica Storage Limited

9:50 Gas Storage – Is it good for the Consumer?

George Grant

George Grant, Managing Director, Stag Energy

·          Evolving global energy markets

·          Who needs gas storage

·          Is gas storage cost effective

·          Does it provide consumers with protection against price volatility

 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Managing risk, schedule and costs whilst maximizing return of Gas Storage projects

Roger Sturgeon

Roger Sturgeon, Senior Account Manager, ABB Limited

• Staying in control - Management of multiple interfaces and controlling change across the project value chain
• Benefits of integrating Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Telecoms solutions – A Case Study
• Future trends in automation – Integrating operations for local or remote control and management of gas storage assets

11:40 Commercial Perspective on Storage Project Development

Scott Fotheringham

Scott Fotheringham, Commercial Manager Gas Storage, EDF Energy

·          Economic difficulties in project development – Extrinsic and intrinsic value in a flat market

·          Partner selection – if any

·          Choosing an applicable risk sharing mechanism with EPC contractors

·          Getting the project constructed   

 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 GB Gas Storage investments – Is there a case for intervention

Chris  N Le Fevre

Chris N Le Fevre , Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

·          Barriers to new storage projects

·          The case for additional storage

·          A brief history of Government and regulatory involvement in storage

·          Lessons from elsewhere

·          Pros and cons of possible models of intervention

 

14:10 Islandmagee Gas Storage Project Northern Ireland

Andrew Hindle

Andrew Hindle, Director, Islandmagee Storage

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 The Future outlook for Gas Storage

Hans-Age  Nielsen

Hans-Age Nielsen, Team leader, Customers and Market Development, Energinet.dk

·          Energy sources in the fossil free energy system

·          What flexibility products will the power system need

·          Integration of energy sectors

·          The roles for gas storage

·          What products will be needed from gas storage

 

16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Chris  N Le Fevre

Chris N Le Fevre , Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris  N Le Fevre

Chris N Le Fevre , Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

9:10 Which direction for Europe’s gas storage markets?

Geoffroy Hureau

Geoffroy Hureau, General Secretary, CEDIGAZ

Current challenges

  •       Low demand/ Coal competition
  •       Decrease in spreads/volatility
  •       Competition from other sources of flexibility (the LNG effect)

    Market fundamentals

  •       The green revolution and the shift of gas demand
  •       Security of supply issues (decline in European production, growing import dependence)
  •       Further market liberalization (greater interconnectivity, more spot markets)
  • 9:50 Developing the European gas storage market- Shell’s outlook

    Thorsten Dinkela

    Thorsten Dinkela, Head, Bussiness Development, North & West Europe, Shell Energy Europe Ltd

  • How much infrastructure does Europe need to fulfil its gas requirements?
  • Shell’s current development to the European gas storage market
  • Interoperability issues- cross country transport
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Challenges for physical storage in NW Europe

    Gundolf  Schweppe

    Gundolf Schweppe, Product/ Capacity-Management /Marketing & sales, E.ON Gas Storage GmbH

  • Relevance of transport regulations on storage
  • Shift of relevant value parameters for storage
  • Outlook on different storage types and products in the current market environment
  • 11:40 Panel Debate- Competition among UGS and with other flexibility tools

    Alastair Cleland

    Alastair Cleland, Director, Gas Storage, SSE

    Mark Konijnenberg

    Mark Konijnenberg, Chief Commercial Officer , Zechstein Energy Storage

    Luis Ignacio  Parada

    Luis Ignacio Parada, Regulatory Development Manager , Enagas S A

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Gas storage” a US case study from the perspective of a new entrant on the European market

  • Regulatory frame work
  • Environmental requirements
  • Execution of new build
  • Commercial challenges 
  • Paul Bieniawski

    Paul Bieniawski, CEO, Zechstein Energy Storage

    Mark Konijnenberg

    Mark Konijnenberg, Chief Commercial Officer , Zechstein Energy Storage

    14:10 High Performance Gas Storage: A History of Gas Storage Regulation in the Liberalized North American Gas Market and Perspectives on the Outlook under EU Regulation

    • Drivers for the evolution of storage rules and resulting US/EU regulation
    • Unbundling by degrees; a comparative timeline of events in the liberalization of markets
    • Storage in a single market v regional markets
    • Barriers to and opportunities for high performance storage in the EU

     

    Kenneth  Culotta

    Kenneth Culotta, Partner , King & Spalding

    James Bowe

    James Bowe, Partner, King & Spalding

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 The Market with Flexibility in CEE: What lies ahead?

    Daniel  Urban

    Daniel Urban, Manager Regulatory Affairs, RWE Gas Storage

    ·          Existing and future sources of flexibility in the region

    ·          How will demand for flexibility develop?

    ·          Is CEE finally moving towards a common regional market?

     

    16:00 The challenges to Seasonal Storage Infrastructure Investments in North West Europe

    Sandro Fuschillo

    Sandro Fuschillo, Eni E&P - Portfolio Management, Eni

    •         The need for further Storage investments in North West Europe
    •         Why are such long-term investments struggling to find support in today’s market environment when they have been successfully launched in the past?
    •         How can mechanisms be created to stimulate appropriate investment?

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Chris  N Le Fevre

    Chris N Le Fevre , Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alastair Cleland

    Alastair Cleland

    Director, Gas Storage, SSE
    Francisco De La Flor Garcia

    Francisco De La Flor Garcia

    Director Of Regulation, Enagas S A
    Paolo Formica

    Paolo Formica

    SVP, Gas Storage, Europe, Eni
    Simon Wills

    Simon Wills

    Managing Director, Centrica Storage Limited

    Alastair Cleland

    Director, Gas Storage, SSE
    Alastair Cleland

    Andrew Hindle

    Director, Islandmagee Storage
    Andrew Hindle

    Chris N Le Fevre

    Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    Chris  N Le Fevre

    Daniel Urban

    Manager Regulatory Affairs, RWE Gas Storage
    Daniel  Urban

    Edmond Baranes

    Professor of economics, University Of Montpellier / C N R S
    Edmond  Baranes

    Francisco De La Flor Garcia

    Director Of Regulation, Enagas S A
    Francisco De La Flor Garcia

    Geoffroy Hureau

    General Secretary, CEDIGAZ
    Geoffroy Hureau

    George Grant

    Managing Director, Stag Energy
    George Grant

    Gundolf Schweppe

    Product/ Capacity-Management /Marketing & sales, E.ON Gas Storage GmbH
    Gundolf  Schweppe

    Hans-Age Nielsen

    Team leader, Customers and Market Development, Energinet.dk
    Hans-Age  Nielsen

    James Bowe

    Partner, King & Spalding
    James Bowe

    Keith Budinger

    Chief Executive, Halite Energy Group
    Keith Budinger

    Kenneth Culotta

    Partner , King & Spalding
    Kenneth  Culotta

    Luis Ignacio Parada

    Regulatory Development Manager , Enagas S A
    Luis Ignacio  Parada

    Mark Konijnenberg

    Chief Commercial Officer , Zechstein Energy Storage
    Mark Konijnenberg

    Mark OBrien

    Managing Director, King Street Energy
    Mark OBrien

    Paolo Formica

    SVP, Gas Storage, Europe, Eni
    Paolo Formica

    Paul Bieniawski

    CEO, Zechstein Energy Storage
    Paul Bieniawski

    Roger Sturgeon

    Senior Account Manager, ABB Limited
    Roger Sturgeon

    Sandro Fuschillo

    Eni E&P - Portfolio Management, Eni
    Sandro Fuschillo

    Scott Fotheringham

    Commercial Manager Gas Storage, EDF Energy
    Scott Fotheringham

    Simon Wills

    Managing Director, Centrica Storage Limited
    Simon Wills

    Thorsten Dinkela

    Head, Bussiness Development, North & West Europe, Shell Energy Europe Ltd
    Thorsten Dinkela

    Workshops

    UK Gas Storage and Energy Supply Security
    Workshop

    UK Gas Storage and Energy Supply Security

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    18th June 2013
    London, United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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