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SMi present their 8th Annual Conference……

Boosting business performance and knowledge: a comprehensive update on strategies in LNG for a competitive advantage in an evolving market

The forum will enable you to:

  • Identify the progression of the LNG market today and in the next 10 years
  • Assess the impact of technology developments on the LNG industry
  • Understand the latest transportation issues and trends
  • Discover the future prospects for LNG
  • Hear about the current case studies from around the world, including Snøhvit, Garin LNG Terminal, Zeebrugge Hub and the US Energy Policy Act of 2005
  • Meet and network with leading industry players and raise the profile of your company

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

  • Lars Bakka, Legal Counsel, Statoil
  • Kees Buijs, Team Leader LNG Group, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Chen-Hwa Chiu, Senior Technology Advisor, Chevron Energy Technology Company
  • Steve Hamilton, Vice President, Business Development, Suez Global LNG
  • William Hastings, President, Marathon LNG Marketing
  • Antony Brook, Commercial Manager, National Grid Grain LNG
  • Noel Ashcroft, Agent General, Government of Western Australia
  • Jean-Paul Pinon, Director, Gas Market, Commission for Regulation of Electricity and Gas (CREG)
  • Jacob Dweck, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

"Nice coverage of relevant LNG industry aspects."

Kees Lagers, Process Engineer LNG/Gas Processes, Shell Global Solutions, SMi’s LNG Conference February 2005

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Edward Walshe

Edward Walshe, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners

9:10 OVERVIEW OF THE WORLD LNG TRADE AND SPOT MARKET

Edward Walshe

Edward Walshe, Senior Advisor, Poten & Partners

  • Current developments – an overview of LNG and the gas market
  • Growth and evolution of the spot market – new opportunities discussed
  • A review of the key factors of gas markets and pricing
  • 9:50 GLOBAL LNG - THE NEXT 10 YEARS

    William  Hastings

    William Hastings, President, Marathon LNG Marketing

  • Declining costs of LNG production – is this resulting in increased trading opportunities?
  • Examining market evolution
  • Assessing and quantifying the various types of risk
  • Will LNG trading lead to globalisation of natural gas markets?
  • World trades of LNG – how different are the different markets?
  • Commercialisation of LNG markets
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 LNG IN THE UK

    Simon Sydenham

    Simon Sydenham, Head of LNG, Centrica

  • Supply/demand balance
  • How much capacity?
  • How much gas?
  • Interconnections with other markets
  • Influences on price
  • 11:40 SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION TRENDS

    Naohiko Yamaguchi

    Naohiko Yamaguchi, General Manager LNG, Mitsui OSK Lines

  • New LNG projects and their tonnage requirement during 2006-2010
  • LNG shipping demand and supply forecast
  • New factors, increase in cargo capacity, new technology and operational challenges like crew source
  • New forces in LNG shipping players and builders
  • MOL’s view for the future of LNG shipping
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SHIPPING CONTRACTS IN LNG PROJECTS

    Robin Byron

    Robin Byron, Partner, Holman Fenwick & Willan

  • LNG shipbuilding contracts – the new generation of LNG carriers
  • Time charters – evolution and latest developments
  • Contracts of affreightment – do they have a place in LNG shipping?
  • Force Majeure – how far has this infiltrated shipping contracts
  • Ownership and management – what is the future for independent ship managers?
  • 14:30 THE SHELL PMR PROCESS: A ROBUST TECHNOLOGY FOR LARGE LNG TRAINS

    Kees Buijs

    Kees Buijs, Team Leader LNG Group, Shell Global Solutions International

  • Discussion limitations standard 5Mtpa C3/MR process
  • Development of large LNG capacity trains of 7 – 10 Mtpa
  • Main features of Shell Parallel Mixed Refrigerant (PMR) process
  • Driver options for the PMR process
  • Overview of She’ll technology protfolio for LNG trains
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES

    Chen-Hwa Chiu

    Chen-Hwa Chiu, Senior Technology Advisor, Chevron Energy Technology Company

  • Technology under development – benefits for those involved in LNG industry
  • Onshore vs offshore – is there a winner?
  • Storage technology trends and larger tanks
  • New technology – reducing costs and broadening the markets?
  • Will market drivers encourage innovation?
  • 16:20 TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS FOR LNG PLANTS

    Himanshu Patel

    Himanshu Patel, Senior Technology Manager, Kellogg Brown and Root

  • Growth in train capacity
  • Technological advancements for LNG plants
  • Economies of scale
  • Technology changes and challenges throughout the LNG industry
  • 17:00 ZEEBRUGGE HUB

    Jean-Paul Pinon

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

  • LNG terminal code and service catalogue approval
  • Current status of the hub and plans for the future
  • Link between the Zeebrugge hub and the Belgian gas system
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Roger Roue

    Roger Roue, Technical Adviser, Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO)

    9:10 LINKING CONTRACTS FOR ALL PHASES OF THE VALUE CHAIN

    Lars Bakka

    Lars Bakka, Legal Counsel, Statoil

  • Unitization agreement
  • Liquefaction joint venture
  • Vessel pooling agreement
  • Regasification terminal use agreement
  • Downstream marketing contracts
  • 9:50 IMPLICATIONS OF A SELLERS MARKET IN LNG

    Steve Hamilton

    Steve Hamilton, Vice President Business Development, Suez Global LNG

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 IN THE TIME OF THE EVER LARGER, CAN SMALL LNG WORK

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Senior Consultant, Advantica

  • What is small?
  • Is the technology different?
  • Do I need different commercial rules?
  • Can I make money?
  • 11:40 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Noel Ashcroft

    Noel Ashcroft, Agent General, Government of Western Australia, European Office

  • Western Australia’s petroleum resources capacity as a base for new LNG, GTL and Petrochemical projects
  • Current proposals for Western Australian world scale LNG and GTL projects
  • Major opportunities emerging for Western Australian petroleum resource development projects to compete in world LNG, GTLs and petrochemicals markets
  • Key drivers for realising Western Australian LNG supply opportunities in the US West Coast/Mexico markets
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 NEW REGAS IN THE UK

    Antony Brook

    Antony Brook, Commercial Manager, National Grid Grain LNG

  • Grain LNG terminal conversion
  • Terminal expansion
  • Future perspectives, expansion opportunities
  • 14:40 CALIFORNIA'S APPETITE FOR CLEAN FUELS

    David Maul

    David Maul, Natural Gas & Special Projects Office Manager (Retired), California Energy Commission

  • Learn how California dominates the West Coast natural gas market
  • Be able to distinguish between LNG as a source of molecules and LNG as infrastructure
  • Understand how LNG can fit into the West Coast natural gas market
  • Gain an appreciation of the LNG siting process on the West Coast
  • 15:20 LNG PROVISIONS OF US ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005

    Jacob Dweck

    Jacob Dweck, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

  • Enhancing private access
  • Assessing economics of access
  • Focusing the permitting process
  • Altering state rights
  • Addressing safety and security concerns
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close Conference followed by Afternoon Tea

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    Workshops

    The Future for LNG - Where is the Industry Going?
    Workshop

    The Future for LNG - Where is the Industry Going?

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    17th February 2006
    London, United Kingdom

    Changing Nature of LNG Contracts Masterclass
    Workshop

    Changing Nature of LNG Contracts Masterclass

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    17th February 2006
    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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