The global LNG business is undergoing a period of rapid change driven by several factors, changing patterns in demand and supply, impact of LNG technologies in reducing costs, emergence of new sources & markets; a changing competitive landscape. The changing trends towards more flexible charter terms, considering the substantial growth of LNG supply is resulting from the development of the existing and prospective new plants / projects.

As the cost of LNG is reduced it is gradually being seen as a viable solution to the developed world’s gas shortages, by utilising stranded gas resources. The global LNG market is now offering considerable prospects for growth through decreasing development costs and growing demand. This conference will focus on the growth of LNG markets and the technology that has enabled this to happen. It will also look at LNG security, shipping and the latest in project development. By attending the conference you will learn how to finance LNG projects successfully, analyse future commercial prospects and compete in an ever-expanding LNG market.

Benefits of Attending:
· 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 Nigerian LNG
· Understand the changing nature of LNG contracts
· Learn how technology development is effecting LNG

A unique opportunity to learn from leading industry experts including:

  • Ramzi Mroueh, Supply Manager, Shell
  • Gianluca Bufo, Portfolio Analysis Manager, ENI – Gas & Power Division
  • Takeshi Hashimoto, General Manager of Project Group, LNG Carrier Division, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
  • Adri van Driel, Business Gas & LNG Manager, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Tammy Norman, Vice President, Business Development, Sempra Energy Trading
  • Olivier Bousquet, Business Development Manager, Technigaz, Saipem Group
  • Brian Songhurst, Senior Process Manager, MW Kellogg
  • Theo Oerlemans, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners
  • Simon Sydenham, Head of European Marketing & Origination, Centrica
  • Shuja Zaidi, President & CEO, Chem-Energy Corporation

    “Excellent quality of speakers and topics; very relevant too”
    Brian Songhurst, Senior Process Manager, M.W. Kellogg
    Past attendee’s response to SMi’s LNG V Conference, March 2003

  • Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Theo Oerlemans

    Theo Oerlemans, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners

    9:10 LNG TODAY

    Gianluca Bufo

    Gianluca Bufo, Portfolio Analysis Manager, ENI – Gas & Power Division

  • How the LNG market has evolved within a few years from regional to an international market
  • Factors impacting new growth and development of LNG plants
  • Why is LNG becoming even more popular?
  • LNG as a source of clean energy
  • New challenges and opportunities created by the expansion of LNG market
  • 9:40 UK

    Simon Sydenham

    Simon Sydenham, Head of European Marketing & Origination, Centrica

  • The size of the UK supply gap
  • What is the cost of new supplies to the UK?
  • How do UK and European gas prices interlink?
  • Will LNG provide flexibility to the UK?
  • The UK’s role in the Atlantic LNG arbitrage

    Shuja Zaidi

    Shuja Zaidi, President & CEO, Chem-Energy Corporation

  • Supply sources of LNG
  • Market of LNG
  • Safety regulations
  • Environmental regulations
  • Transportation
  • Impact of storage regulations in the USA, especially California
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee


    Dr Phil Carter

    Dr Phil Carter, Commercial Director, Grain LNG

  • Changing gas supply and demand in the UK
  • The potential for LNG in the UK
  • The new EU regulatory environment
  • Conversion of the Isle of Grain LNG storage facility
  • Future LNG development

    Paul Griffin

    Paul Griffin, Partner, Herbert Smith

  • Established market structures
  • Forms of contracts
  • Impact of European regulation and competition rules
  • Recent actions and cases
  • Impact on North America
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 LNG BUSINESS

    Theo Oerlemans

    Theo Oerlemans, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners

  • The LNG business is growing faster than ever before
  • It is more global, more complex, more dynamic
  • Are the existing structures able to cope?
  • Are all players aware of the increased risks and exposure?

    Chris Noble

    Chris Noble, LNG Consultancy Manager, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited

  • Why go offshore
  • Offshore development options: gravity base structures versus floating regasification & storage
  • Critical success factors
  • Challenges
  • The way forward

    Rajnish Goswami

    Rajnish Goswami, Managing Consultant, Wood Mackenzie

  • Asian LNG demand supply overview
  • The market challenge – traditional LNG importers vs new importers
  • The supply challenge – regional exporters and Middle East exporters
  • Identifying the winners and losers in the supply race
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Capt. James MacHardy

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


    Lord Robin Byron

    Lord Robin Byron, Partner, Holman Fenwick & Willan
    View Bio

  • Understanding risk and liability throughout the whole chain – how can this be managed and allocated?
  • Managing risk in long term and short term LNG sale and purchase agreements
  • The balance of power between buyer and seller on key issues: quantities, take or pay, destination restrictions, force majeure, damages and restrictions on consequential loss
  • How to optimise shipping arrangements
  • Risk management under time charter and contracts of affreighment
  • The impact of spot sales and a more flexible shipping market

  • LNG operations and COMAH
  • Identifying safety and commercially critical plant
  • Benefits of using structured maintenance strategy and development techniques
  • Incorporating maintenance best practice into design
  • Chris Barber

    Chris Barber, Business Sector Manager, Oil & Gas, Advantage Technical Consulting

    Peter Deyes

    Peter Deyes, LNG Asset Manager, Interconnector & LNG Operations, National Grid Transco


    Tammy Norman

    Tammy Norman, Vice President, Business Development, Sempra Energy Trading

  • Announced terminals – how many will be built, timing and potential issues
  • Broad LNG economics
  • Timing of new supply
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee


    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Senior Process Manager, M W Kellogg

  • Ensuring high availability at the lowest capital cost
  • Equipment capacity limitations e.g. send-out pumps, ORVs
  • Optimising LNG storage and jetty capacity
  • Insufficient boil-off gas for tank pressure maintenance at high send out
    BOG compression system design
  • Reliability of external power supplies (recent blackouts)
    Wastage of cold energy
  • Security issues
    EN1473 and NFPA59A

    Richard Thompson

    Richard Thompson, Managing Director, ENRAF

  • Background of stratification monitoring, and how it can prevent LNG rollover
  • Operational user interface requirements
  • Cryogenic tank mounted components
  • Centralised monitoring and alarming systems
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch


    Olivier Bousquet

    Olivier Bousquet, Business Development Manager, Technigaz, Saipem Group

  • Innovative concept developed by Geostrock and Technigaz
  • Field of application
  • Validation of the concept by a pilot cavern
  • A cost effective solution

    Takeshi Hashimoto

    Takeshi Hashimoto, General Manager of Project Group, LNG Carrier Division B, Mitsui O.S.K Lines

  • LNG shipping market review
  • The tendency for increasingly larger LNG carriers
  • Technological innovation to improve shipping standards
  • LNG shipping trend in medium to long term contracts
  • More competition resulting from growth of LNG demand will have a cost impact on LNG shipping
  • New and future LNG shipping requirements
    Future dynamics of LNG shipping and terminals
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 “LIFE BEGINS AT 40?”

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Manager LNG Services, Advantica Technologies

  • What happens as LNG plants age?
  • How do we know?
  • When is plant replacement necessary? Why?
  • What is the life expectancy of a LNG plant?
  • 16:20 SECURITY

    Charles Bradley

    Charles Bradley, Managing Director, DBA Risk Management

  • Investment risk analysis
  • Project risk assessment
  • Operational risk engineering
  • Prevention of the end of life asset bowwave
  • LNG projects: a holistic approach
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Changing Nature of LNG Contracts Masterclass

    Changing Nature of LNG Contracts Masterclass

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    27th February 2004
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues



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