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Businesses need clear direction and useful strategies that can help them overcome the unique challenges of LNG and maximise benefit from it, in these challenging times. They need the supporting investments, technology and ultimately ideas for a successful and prosperous trade.

SMi's LNG 2010 will bring together leading oil and gas companies, financiers and expert consultants from around the globe to discuss issues that are most relevant to the LNG industry today. The two day programme will explore the major projects in Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa covering the most imminent commercial, financial and technical aspects of LNG production and trade in a distressed environment. After attending this event, you will walk away with innovative business techniques that will help you ride out of the economic downturn and not just survive, but successfully thrive in this highly competitive market.

 

 

  • Understand key strategies to ensure the long term security of your LNG supplies
  • Analyse the global market dynamics to spot the best opportunities for your business
  • Hear expert case studies on emerging trends in liquefaction and regasification
  • Make sure that you win the best deal while negotiating your LNG contracts
  • Benchmark on the success of your industry peers by learning about their new project developments

 

"My first experience! I would like to attend future SMi conferences particularly on LNG"
             Benjamin Oyedele Oyefuga, Chief Executive Officer, Metrospeed Power Dev Nig Ltd, LNG 2009

"Good focus on current demand/supply status and financial crisis"
                  Jannik Christensen Dong, Financial Analyst, Dong Energy, LNG 2009
 

 


 

  • Vice President - Midstream Technologies
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Head of LNG Business Development
  • Head of Gas Monetisation
  • Head of LNG Technology
  • Head of Process Engineering
  • LNG Strategist
  • Lawyer
  • Energy Consultant

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and coffee

9:00 Chairman’s opening remarks

Howard Rogers

Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

9:10 LNG – THE HERE AND NOW

Howard Rogers

Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Current LNG Supply over the past few months and the outlook for 2010
  • Where has the LNG gone in recent months
  • Asian LNG Imports
  • Dynamics in Europe
  • Developments in North America
  • How have prices been impacted ?
  • Is the market successfully digesting the new LNG supply?
  • 9:50 UNDERSTANDING KEY MECHANISMS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES POSED BY THE VOLATILE LNG MARKET

    Ramzi  Mroueh

    Ramzi Mroueh, Vice President, Origination, Cheniere Energy

  • What are the trends and development in LNG trading?
  • What are the physical, contractual and trading constraints in LNG
  • Which role does LNG play in global gas prices convergence?
  • What are the challenges and implications of sustained pricing discrepancy?

     

  • 10:30 Morning coffee

    11:00 GETTING A LNG PROJECT TO FID: KEY CHALLENGES FACING LNG DEVELOPERS IN THE CURRENT TIMES

  • Project economics : Understanding the balance between project revenues and project costs
  • How can one structure a project in this changing environment?
  • Role of third party financing
  • Which projects can get to FID and which may be delayed?
  • David Ledesma

    David Ledesma, ., Independent Consultant

    Alfredo Rodriguez

    Alfredo Rodriguez, Head of LNG Business Development, Repsol S A

    11:40 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Changing nature of the LNG trade
  • Tram line versus Aggregator model
  • OLD LNG versus NEW LNG
  • What needs to be done to get financing?
  • David Ledesma

    David Ledesma, ., Independent Consultant

    Alfredo Rodriguez

    Alfredo Rodriguez, Head of LNG Business Development, Repsol S A

    Howard Rogers

    Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

    12:10 EMERGING TRENDS IN ATLANTIC LNG TRADE VOLUMES AND PRICES

    Chris Goncalves

    Chris Goncalves , Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

  • Liquefaction Capacity and Production
  • Asian and North American Demand Levels (Climate Policy and Shale Impacts)
  • Available Supply for Europe
  • Projected North American Prices
  • Implications for European LNG Prices
  • 13:50 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS AND LNG

    Rudolf Huber

    Rudolf Huber, Head of Business Development, EconGas GmbH

  • Did Unconventional Gas kill the LNG bonanza?
  • Is Unconventional Gas the saviour of LNG?
  • Unconventional LNG
  • Lessons learned
  • 14:30 EMERGING TRENDS IN LIQUEFACTION

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

  • Moving back to ‘smaller’ world scale plants e.g. 5-6 MTPA vs. larger 7.8 MTPA
  • Improving efficiency e.g. all electric drives/combined cycle, aero derivatives
  • Reducing carbon (CO2) emissions
  • Modularising plant – the advantages and the disadvantages, the optimum module size?
  • 15:10 Afternoon tea

    15:40 TECHNO-ECONOMIC CHALLENGES OF THE FIRST KIND OF ITS ART FSRU: OFFSHORE LIVORNO TUSCANY

    Thomas Tork

    Thomas Tork, Vice President - LNG Project Execution, E.ON Ruhrgas

  • Italian gas market access
  • Challenges arising from storage and maritime constraints
  • Business model development
  • 16:20 GATE TERMINAL – THE NETHERLAND’S FIRST LNG IMPORT TERMINAL

    Guy Marien

    Guy Marien, Project Manager, Gate Terminal

  • Early project developments
  • The multi customer business concept
  • Current construction status

     

  • 17:00 Chairman’s closing remarks and Close of Day One

    Howard Rogers

    Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Howard Rogers

    Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

    9:10 EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF LNG TRADING AT GRAIN

    Simon Hadlington

    Simon Hadlington, LNG Portfolio Manager, Centrica

  • Who are Centrica?
  • Our Demand
  • UK Supply/Demand fundamentals
  • UK Regas terminals
  • IOG Terminal & Logistics
  • Centrica 2009 usage
  • How LNG has been absorbed and displaced pipeline
  • In tank optimisation
  • Looking forward to 2010 and beyond
  • 9:50 A COMMERCIAL OVERVIEW OF FLNG

    Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson, Director, Douglas-Westwood

  • Macroeconomic and commercial drivers for FLNG adoption
  • Regional prospects and key technology providers and hurdles
  • Forecasts of capital expenditure 2009-2016
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PAPUA NEW GUINEA – THE NEXT GLOBAL LNG SUPPLIER

    Wayne Andrews

    Wayne Andrews, Vice President of Capital Markets, InterOil

  • InterOil's expanding LNG portfolio
  • Project Economics
  • Future growth and outlook
  • 11:40 ENI’S LNG ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA

    Nnanna Charles  Ukaegbu

    Nnanna Charles Ukaegbu, Projects Development Engineer, ENI Nigeria

  • Opportunities for LNG in Nigeria
  • Challenges in developing LNG plants
  • Capacity building and disconnect between African skills bank
  • Local content: Skills, project participation and ownership
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 A COMMERCIAL OVERVIEW OF FSRUs

    Kenneth Wilson

    Kenneth Wilson, Principal, LNG Shipping Economics & Commercial Advisers

  • Market drivers
  • FSRU newbuildings versus conversions
  • Prospective FSRU projects
     
  • 14:30 KEY ISSUES IN LONG TERM LNG SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

    Richard Tyler

    Richard Tyler, Partner, Lovells LLP

  • Critical issues in negotiating LNG SPAs
  • Price & Price Review - what will be fit for purpose in the European market?
  • How do you handle Destination and Diversions?
  • How do you handle Quantities, Take-or-pay and Shortfall?

     

  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of the Conference

    Howard Rogers

    Howard Rogers, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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    Workshops

    Onshore vs. Offshore Import Terminals – the drivers and the decision process
    Workshop

    Onshore vs. Offshore Import Terminals – the drivers and the decision process

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    24th March 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

    Buckingham Gate 45/51
    London SW1E 6AF
    United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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