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Following the success this years FLNG conference SMi proudly presents their 3rd annual Floating LNG 2015 conference. This year’s conference aims to focus on current project updates and developments within the field, the LNG market dynamics and economics to determine what is driving the industry forward, technological innovations, case studies from the leading EPC projects as well as cover Pre-FEED projects and risks associated with this dynamic industry.

Over the last 3 years, since Shell reach its final investment decision on project prelude the industry has seen a great shift in people’s perception towards FLNG, once thought of as a means to access stranded gas fields FLNG is becoming, in some eyes much more than that. SMi’s 3rd annual Floating LNG will look at exploring these developments and ultimately discus and answer some leading questions into understanding how sustainable the industry really is.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to hear presentations from leading experts covering all aspects across the industry. There will be case studies from those who are both developing and executing FLNG projects near and offshore. With analysis of key trends in the floating LNG industry, methods in project execution, LNG market dynamics, technological advancements and investment challenges this conference is a must attend for 2015.

  • Compare the 4 leading EPC projects so you can tailor your own strategies
  • Increase your operational efficiency through hearing from current EPC contractors
  • Understand the recent technological advancements to ensure you are fully aware of market options
  • Discuss if the market is truly sustainable?
  • Discover what the lenders need to finance your projects
  • Enhance your legal knowledge to deliver projects on time and on budget

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers in:


• Operations
• Production
• Capital Markets
• Origination & Trading
• Brokerage
• Gas Processing
• Logistics
• Shipping
• Engineering
• Supply
• Project Execution
• FPSO
• FSRU
• Business Development
• Commercial & Regulatory Affairs
• Legal Affairs
• Marketing
• New Projects

Delegates from our 2014 conference included:
 

ABS Europe Ltd; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; auroravation; B A S F A G Pharm Solutions; Bechtel; Bechtel OG&C; Braemar Engineering ; Braemar Engineering (Wavespec) ; CEDIGAZ; CME, Construção e manutenção Electromecânica S.A.; DV Offshore; Enagas S A; Excelerate Energy L P; Fmc Europe S A; FMC Technologies; Forbes Communications; Gasol plc; Gl Noble Denton; Heatric; Höegh FLNG; Hogan Lovells International; Holmwood Consulting Ltd; I C A P Plc; Impac Offshore Engineering; Inpex Corporation; Interfax; Interfax Europe; Kitsault Energy; Kuwait Petroleum; Kuwait Petroleum Corporation K P C; Lloyds Register of Shipping; Natural Gas Europe; Norton Rose Fullbright LLP; Ophir Energy; Platou LNG; Platts; Poten & Partners UK Ltd; Premier Oil; Rockhopper Exploration PLC; Royal Dutch Shell; Saipem Sa; Sevan Marine A S A; Shell; SOCIETY FOR GAS AS A MARINE FUEL; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Svitzer; The Petroleum Economist Ltd; THIESS PTY LTD; ThyssenKrupp Uhde Energy & Power ; Total S A; United LNG; University Of Essex; Wikborg Rein LLP; Yokogawa Electric Corporation;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Leigh Bolton

Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

9:10 Simplified, Cost Effective FLNG through de-Integration

Robert Shivers

Robert Shivers, Principal, LoneStar FLNG

A FLNG concept is presented based on separation of functions into:

     1.  Spread moored FPSO for primary production/gas treatment, condensate handling
     2.  3 x Liquefaction vessels based on standard Moss type LNG carriers
     3.  Optimization of N2 dual expansion liquefaction process
     4.  A storage/transfer jetty in sheltered water for loading conventional LNG tankers

9:50 Cylindrical hull for FLNG applications

Lars Odeskaug

Lars Odeskaug, COO, Sevan Marine A S A

• Experience with the cylindrical hull from FPSOs and Drilling units
• Advantages of the cylindrical hull
• The cylindrical hull for FLNG
o Cargo containment system
o Liquefaction technology
o Offloading methods
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Securing Operational Performance of FLNG – Seamless Integration of Topsides Technology, Process and Subsea Architecture

Joe Verghese

Joe Verghese, Technical Director and GM, Select, WorleyParsons Europe Ltd

11:40 Development of alternative offshore LNG Ship-to-Ship Transfer system

Bas van den Beemt

Bas van den Beemt, Business Development Oil & Gas, Offshore Production and LNG, TNO

12:20 Tandem Offloading Challenges

Alain Giacosa

Alain Giacosa, LNG Technologies Manager, LNG Department , TOTAL E&P

• Lessons learnt from offshore oil transfer
• Functional analysis of LNG transfer
• Different architecture for tandem LNG loading
• Key design elements of a reliable and durable transfer system
• Operational challenges for safe and available tandem transfer
• way forward for 1st implementation on FLNG
 

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Key Topsides Considerations and how they impact FLNG Project Return

Tom Haylock

Tom Haylock, Business Development, KANFA Aragon

• The influence of legacy onshore LNG
• The influence of legacy onshore LNG
• How to optimise production in FLNG
• Effects of technology selection on weight, space and cost
 

14:40 Developments of FLNG in the African market

Brian Songhurst

Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, ThyssenKrupp Uhde Energy & Power

• Africa’s offshore on shore developments
• Investment potential and opportunities
• Demand drivers for the LNG & FLNG market
• Project developments- FLNG and LNG terminals

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Addressing Financing Risk for Floating LNG Projects

Robert Clews

Robert Clews, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance, SMBC Europe Division

• Commercial banking market appetite for floating LNG
• Project finance opportunities and risk mitigation
• Sources of finance for FLNG
• Latest trends in oil and gas project finance
 

16:30 Offshore Vs Nearshore- How is FLNG developing

Points of disscussion

  • Commerical assements
  • Project economics
  • Gas markets and trends
  • Leigh Bolton

    Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

    Joe Verghese

    Joe Verghese, Technical Director and GM, Select, WorleyParsons Europe Ltd

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Leigh Bolton

    Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

    9:10 Assessing the Commercial Viability of Near-Shore FLNGs

    • Target locations and technical implications
    • Gas Pre-Processing
    • Liquefaction Process
    • Hull shapes and tankage
    • Compression and power sources
    • Loading systems

    Derek Thomas

    Derek Thomas, Director, WindandSea-Research

    9:50 Nearshore FLNG Terminals: Configuration, Siting, Layout and Mooring Considerations

    Ron Heffron

    Ron Heffron, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol

  •  Mooring of floating vessels for both export and import terminals on a “permanent” basis presents some unique challenges and opportunities
  • This is particularly true when the moored vessel must survive cyclones and tsunamis, and remain at berth
  • The FLNG industry is outpacing the guidelines and standards for design
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 How Marine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) can improve the profitability and flexibility of floating LNG projects

    Adam Hedayat

    Adam Hedayat, Vice President, Sea Ng Corp

  • Marine CNG's complimentary role in a global FLNG strategy
  • How Coselle CNG ships provide a regional monetization/delivery option
  • Early revenue opportunities with an early phased CNG solution
  • Commercial update on Marine CNG projects
  • 11:30 Kitsault Energy- Where we stand today

    Krishnan Suthanthiran

    Krishnan Suthanthiran, President, Kitsault Energy

    • Recent developments of LNG export Terminal
    • What are the future prospects for FLNG
    • What are the advantages from the LNG corridor
    • Future outlook and developments to expect in the next 5 years

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 FLNG Project Execution Models and Risk

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants

  • FLNG is not onshore LNG - what needs to change?
  • Does the FPSO model work for FLNG?
  • What are the potential Commercial mitigations?
  • 13:50 Risk Allocation in FLNG Project Contracts

    Richard Tyler

    Richard Tyler, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP

    • Analysis of typical project structures
    • Typical risk allocation for offshore and onshore LNG projects
    • Offshore and onshore liability, indemnity and insurance regimes
    • Other key commercial and legal differences between offshore and onshore LNG liquefaction and regasification projects

    14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 LNG Regasificationas a solution for the West African Gas Market

    Francis  Ugboma

    Francis Ugboma , Senior Manager, LNG & Business Development, Gasol plc

  • Supply and Demand in the West African Gas Market
  • Re-gasified LNG'S viability as a source of supplies
  • Regasification project requirements: technical and financial
  • Update on current/prospective regasification projects
  • 15:40 Floating Solutions for LNG Regasification Terminals - alternative business and contractual models

    Nick Prowse

    Nick Prowse, Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright

    • Current LNG regasification terminal market
    • Current business models and contractual arrangements being adopted around the world
    • Key issues and solutions- land-based VS offshore LNG regasification terminals
     

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Francis  Ugboma

    Francis Ugboma

    Senior Manager, LNG & Business Development, Gasol plc
    Joe Verghese

    Joe Verghese

    Technical Director and GM, Select, WorleyParsons Europe Ltd
    Krishnan Suthanthiran

    Krishnan Suthanthiran

    President, Kitsault Energy
    Robert Shivers

    Robert Shivers

    Principal, LoneStar FLNG

    Senior Representative, Moffatt & Nichol

    Adam Hedayat

    Vice President, Sea Ng Corp
    Adam Hedayat

    Alain Giacosa

    LNG Technologies Manager, LNG Department , TOTAL E&P
    Alain Giacosa

    Alex Forbes

    Director, Forbes Communications
    Alex Forbes

    Bas van den Beemt

    Business Development Oil & Gas, Offshore Production and LNG, TNO
    Bas van den Beemt

    Brian Songhurst

    Director of LNG, ThyssenKrupp Uhde Energy & Power
    Brian Songhurst

    David Haynes

    Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants
    David Haynes

    Derek Thomas

    Director, WindandSea-Research
    Derek Thomas

    Francis Ugboma

    Senior Manager, LNG & Business Development, Gasol plc
    Francis  Ugboma

    Joe Verghese

    Technical Director and GM, Select, WorleyParsons Europe Ltd
    Joe Verghese

    Krishnan Suthanthiran

    President, Kitsault Energy
    Krishnan Suthanthiran

    Lars Odeskaug

    COO, Sevan Marine A S A
    Lars Odeskaug

    Leigh Bolton

    Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd
    Leigh Bolton

    Nick Prowse

    Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright
    Nick Prowse

    Richard Tyler

    Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
    Richard Tyler

    Robert Clews

    Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance, SMBC Europe Division
    Robert Clews

    Robert Shivers

    Principal, LoneStar FLNG
    Robert Shivers

    Ron Heffron

    Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol
    Ron Heffron

    Ron Heffron

    Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol
    Ron Heffron

    Tom Haylock

    Business Development, KANFA Aragon
    Tom Haylock

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    FLNG Topsides Design

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    17th February 2015
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