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As LNG continues to become a more and more vital source of energy, it is now an important time for the industry to take stock and strategise on how to move forward. This conference provides you with a detailed outlook on your industry and an update on relevant and contemporary information that directly affects you. This is an opportunity that many of your peers, clients and suppliers will not miss and neither should you


"Following SMi’s invaluable LNG conference in 2006, I look forward to hearing about and discussing recent LNG developments in 2007”
Lars Bakka, Legal Counsel, Statoil

This forum will enable you to:

  • Hear about the possibilities for export from Iran, Russia and Norway
  • Identify approaches to building a global regasification network
  • Discover how to tackle regional gas quality concerns
  • Obtain an independent view of Qatar’s role in the LNG marketplace
  • Understand the recent developments in financing LNG
  • Examine key information on managing and developing import terminals
  • Discover methods of certifying vital technological advances
  • Recognise the changing balance of power along the LNG value chain
  • Meet and network with leading industry players and raise the profile of your company

By attending you will hear from key experts such as:
  • Dr Konstantin Simonov, Director, Center for Current Politics in Russia
  • Hedayat Omidvar, Head, Strategic Studies, Research and Technology Department, National Iranian Gas Company
  • Simon Bonini, Chief Operating Officer, 4Gas
  • Lars Bakka, Legal Counsel, Statoil
  • Martin Mayer, Technology Manager, MW Kellogg Ltd
  • Ravi Suri, Head of Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered
  • David Haynes, Principal Process Engineer, Advantica
  • Steve Hamilton, Vice President, Suez Global LNG
  • Andreas Knoll, Area Engineer LNG Storage and Loading Group, Shell Global Solutions International
  • Alex Forbes, Senior Consultant, Gas Matters
  • Arturo Revenga, Director Technology & Business Development, ABS

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alexander Forbes

Alexander Forbes, Senior Consultant, Gas Strategies

9:10 START OF LARGE-SCALE LNG SUPPLIES FROM RUSSIA

Konstantin Simonov

Konstantin Simonov , Director, Center for current politics in Russia

  • Political future of Gazprom
  • Shtokman project
  • Future of Sakhalin projects
  • Prospect for a Baltic plant
  • 9:50 OPPORTUNITIES IN RUSSIAN LNG

    Martin Mayer

    Martin Mayer, Technology Manager, LNG, MW Kellogg Ltd

  • Project execution
  • Client strategies
  • Site selection
  • Technology solutions
  • Working in a cold climate
  • Construction
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 EXPORTING LNG FROM IRAN

    Hedayat Omidvar

    Hedayat Omidvar, Head, Strategic Studies, Research and Technology Department, National Iranian Gas Company (N I G C)

  • LNG Infrastructure
  • Long term possibilities of exporting gas
  • Export potential (pipeline gas)
  • Export potential (LNG)
  • 11:40 SNØHVIT LNG PROJECT

    Lars Bakka

    Lars Bakka, Legal Counsel, Statoil

  • Snøhvit LNG value chain
  • Main contracts linked to the separate parts of the value chain
  • Marketing of LNG under the Snøhvit SPAs
  • The US experience
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ATLANTIC BASIN LNG

    Bruce Johnston

    Bruce Johnston, Partner, Le Boeuf Lamb Greene & Mac Rae

  • Shipping: fleet based vs dedicated
  • Financing: project financing vs. equity
  • Expansion and additional debt
  • Political risk
  • Case studies: Equatorial Guinea and Angola
  • 14:30 QATAR’S RISE TO LNG PRIMACY

    Alexander Forbes

    Alexander Forbes, Senior Consultant, Gas Strategies

  • How Qatar last year became the world’s largest LNG producer
  • By 2010 Qatar will be producing around a third of projected global capacity
  • The strategies that Qatar has adopted in developing LNG
  • What are the risks it faces as production rapidly ramps up?
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 LNG LIQUEFACTION PLANT DESIGN

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Senior Consultant, Advantica Ltd

  • Design approaches to LNG liquefaction plants
  • Modifications to gas pre-treatment systems to remove trace components
  • Maximisation of LPG recoveries
  • Careful consideration of endflash design and fuel/gas utility balances
  • 16:20 GAS INTERCHANGEABILITY

    Kirstin Gibbs

    Kirstin Gibbs, Head, LNG Regulatory and Gas Composition Team, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  • Review of the potential domestic and global impact of current US regulatory policy and rulings
  • Analysis of the challenges and risks faced by LNG importers to the United States
  • Methods for suppliers to manage US gas composition risk and costs
  • How LNG stakeholders can engage effectively in the US regulatory process
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Alexander Forbes

    Alexander Forbes, Senior Consultant, Gas Strategies

    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 THE CHANGING FACE OF THE LNG INDUSTRY

    Ravi Suri

    Ravi Suri, Managing Director and Head, Project and Export Finance, MESA, Standard Chartered Bank

  • Overview of LNG industry
  • Old vs. New LNG
  • Trends in LNG financing
  • Lenders' risk mitigation
  • 9:50 A CHANGE IN THE BALANCE OF POWER?

    Steve Hamilton

    Steve Hamilton, Vice President Business Development, Suez Global LNG

  • The evolution of the LNG value train
  • Migrating commercial risk along the value train
  • Changes in the balance of power between buyers & sellers
  • How is the power shift affecting commercial risk allocation?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 AN EXPORT CREDIT AGENCY'S ROLE IN SUPPORTING LNG PROJECTS

    Mike Brown

    Mike Brown, Business Manager, Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Export Credits Guarantee Department

  • Influence of sponsors
  • Focusing on environmental issues
  • The evolving LNG marketplace
  • 11:40 CROSS-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS IN LNG

    John Sheffield

    John Sheffield, Chairman, GAS PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION - EUROPE

  • Improving the operating economies of LNG import terminals
  • Preserving the security of the gas supplying business requirements
  • Developing synergies with local and adjacent business
  • Reducing the environmental impact of the terminal
  • Seeking new business development opportunities
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 RECENT START-UP EXPERIENCES WITH LNG TERMINALS

    Andreas Knoll

    Andreas Knoll, Process Engineer, LNG Gas & Processing, Shell Global Solutions International

  • Overview of Hazira terminal
  • Overview of Altamira terminal
  • Start-up experiences
  • Lessons learned
  • 14:20 DEVELOPING A GLOBAL REGASIFICATION NETWORK

    Simon Bonini

    Simon Bonini, Chief Operating Officer, 4Gas

  • Key drives to LNG growth
  • Role of regasification in the LNG value chain
  • How a company such as 4Gas develops its terminal network
  • How the LNG business may change in the future
  • 4Gas’ position in a “New World
  • 15:00 TREATMENT OF NEW LNG FACILITIES

    Cemil Altin

    Cemil Altin, Head of European Gas Policy, Ofgem

  • Explanation of current offshore LNG terminal concepts
  • Current regulatory treatment across Europe
  • LNG's contribution to security of supply
  • LNG's contribution to market development and trading
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 PRESENT AND PROPOSED OFFSHORE LNG CONCEPTS

    Arturo Revenga

    Arturo Revenga, Director, Technology and Business Development, Middle East Region, ABS

  • Explanation of current offshore LNG terminal concepts
  • Projects Projects in operation and in development
  • Regulatory and environmental concerns
  • Major technical issues from a safety and operation point of view
  • Specific work performed by ABS in the creation of a regulatory base for offshore LNG terminals
  • 17:00 QUALIFICATION OF SYSTEMS FOR OFFSHORE LNG TRANSFER

  • Why offshore production and offloading?
  • What are the challenges with offshore LNG?
  • Novel LNG transfer systems – an overview
  • New technology qualification
  • Qualification of the Amplitude LNG transfer system
  • Phillip Cox

    Phillip Cox, Business Development Manager, Technip

    Maria Føre

    Maria Føre, Senior Engineer, Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Roger Roue

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

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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
    16th February 2007
    London, United Kingdom

    Contrasting LNG Vaporization Technologies
    Workshop

    Contrasting LNG Vaporization Technologies

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    16th February 2007
    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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