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Are you interested in the latest technologies for the commercialisation of gas fields?

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this area and may already have taken steps to position your company to enter this market. As a busy professional, our event offers you an easy way to make sure you are aware of all the opportunities in this exciting region. We can also help you by using the experiences of our panel of speakers to identify potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. We would therefore like to invite you to read the attached programme.

Not only will you benefit from the intensive programme and the expertise of our speakers, but this conference also gives you the opportunity to network with other key players in the region and discuss mutually benefit opportunities.

Gas Commercialisation is organised and produced by SMi: we specialize in providing senior executives with timely, strategic and focused up to date information. SMi conferences are leading-edge business events offering delegates the opportunity to meet senior figures in the industry and seek their advice.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Michael Corke

Michael Corke, Vice President, Purvin and Gertz

9:10 CURRENT FORECASTS FOR GAS GROWTH

Alexander Forbes

Alexander Forbes, Editor, Gas Matters

  • Drivers behind gas growth: · Gas increasingly is the fuel of choice for power generation · As a relatively low-carbon fuel, gas has an important transitional role to play in mitigating global warming
  • Forecast for gas growth and the three main factors in growth · Technology advances · Commercial innovation · Environmental imperatives
  • Monetising gas reserves - the technologies applied · Improving pipeline technology for very long lines over difficult terrain and subsea · Reducing gas liquefaction costs to make LNG more competitive · Developing technologies for the conversion of gas into ultra-clean liquid fuels
  • 9:40 NORTH WEST SHELF

    Peter Kioses

    Peter Kioses, Assistant Director Business Development, Government of Western Australia (To be confirmed)

    10:20 CHINESE GAS

    Dr Philip Andrews-Speed

    Dr Philip Andrews-Speed, Director for studies and leader of China Programme, , Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee

  • Potential demand for gas in China
  • Potential sources of supply
  • Existing and planned infrastructure
  • Policy Issues to be addressed
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PRICES RISE?

    Marsha Gransee

    Marsha Gransee, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • U.S. Regulatory background
  • Deregulation of Natural Gas Markets
  • Ensuring Adequate infrastructure
  • Monitoring Markets
  • Co-ordinating political, regulatory and economic issues
  • 12:00 LEGAL IMPACTS FOR CONTRACTS

    Paul Griffin

    Paul Griffin, Partner, Herbert Smith

  • Laws and regulations
  • International agreements
  • Liberalisation and market change
  • Gas and Power
  • Long term financing/ short term markets
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING COUNTRY AND POLICTICAL RISKS TO GAS PROJECTS

    Martin Stone

    Martin Stone, Head of Country and Political risk advisory, Deloitte and Touche

  • Geopolitics
  • Government and International Legislation – attitudes and actions
  • Legal Inadequacies
  • Land disputes
  • Environmental issues
  • 14:40 STRATEGIC GAS TRANSACTIONS

    Michael Hurley

    Michael Hurley, Corporate Finance Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Where is the value: Upstream, infrastructure/storage; distribution supply
  • What are the options to maximise value and mitigate risks?
  • Case studies showing optimal transaction strategies
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 DEVELOPMENT OF NEW GASPIPELINE VENTURES WITHIN INTEGRATED ENERGY PROJECTS

    Barnim Piechorowski

    Barnim Piechorowski, Vice President of Business Development and New Ventures, PLE

  • Components of integrated energy projects
  • How to anchor projects
  • How to ensure markets
  • Expectations of parties involved
  • Contractual network

    Legal and regulatory environment

  • Role of pipeline system

    Financing, Tariffs, Risks

  • 16:20 LNG CARRIER – AT PRESENT AND IN THE FUTURE

    Kazuaki Yuasa

    Kazuaki Yuasa, Group Manager, Ship and Ocean Engineering Department, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Overview of Cargo Tank System
  • Technical improvement
  • Future Trend Size Enlargement Standardization Alternative plant
  • New concept of transportation
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alexander Forbes

    Alexander Forbes, Editor, Gas Matters

    9:10 GAS – THE NEW OIL

    Rafael Monsalve Romero

    Rafael Monsalve Romero, Head of Planning and Strategies, Union Fenosa Generacion

  • Current energy status, market share
  • Economic benefits of gas
  • Other benefits of gas
  • Shifting demands, where are the emergent gas markets
  • Future predictions of gas status within industry
  • 9:40 SPANISH EXPERIENCE IN ENERGY DEREGULATION

    Jordi Dolader

    Jordi Dolader, Commissioner, Comision Nacional de Energia

  • Overview of Spain’s gas and energy sector, pre-deregulation
  • Implementing TPA directives, the role of government, the role of CNE
  • Successful implementation and the key factors leading to its success
  • Enforcing the legislation
  • Future of Spain as Europe fastest growing gas market
  • 10:20 EUROPEAN GAS MARKET REGULATION

    James Ball

    James Ball, Managing Partner, Gas Strategies

  • Overview of situation in Europe
  • Market opening and the role of regulators
  • Current weaknesses in national regulatory regimes
  • Future outlook
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 To be confirmed

    12:00 COMMERCIALISATION IN SOUTH AMERICA

    Jose Luis Sureda

    Jose Luis Sureda, Gas Marketing Manager, Pan American Energy LLC

  • Overview of organisation
  • Methods of increasing gas commercialisation
  • Argentina to Uruguay pipeline
  • Problems overcome and lessons learnt
  • Future methods of utilising gas reserves
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 OPTIMISING THE VALUE OF NATURAL GAS IN INDONESIA

    Dr Maisar Rahman

    Dr Maisar Rahman, Director, R and D Center for Oild and Gas Technology, Lemigas

    14:40 DEVELOPING GTL

    John Hutton

    John Hutton, Business Development Manager, Europe, Syntroleum Corporation

  • Monetizing gas reserves
  • Eliminating costly or environmentally disadvantageous practices
  • Economic development of remote gas
  • Development of Environmentally-Superior liquid fuels
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 LNG – A TOOL FOR COMMERCIALISATION

    Ing Paul Sullivan

    Ing Paul Sullivan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Whessoe International

  • Overview of LNG development technologies
  • Commoditisation of LNG import terminals
  • Local/Global terminalling
  • Fit for Purpose terminal applications
  • Can the contractors underwrite the developers
  • 16:20 INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIALISATION

    John Cogan

    John Cogan, Corporate Partner, King and Spaulding

  • Legal issues involved with moving gas from the wellhead to foreign markets
  • Arrangements with Host Country
  • Arrangements with project participants/lenders
  • Supply/Purchase & sale agreements
  • Transportation Contracts
  • Minimising legal/political risks
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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