It has been stated that Britain must build more gas storage facilities or risk permanent damage!
In the recent events of the last 6 months SMi’s 8th annual Gas Storage and Transmissions Conference will provide its delegates with an information pack agenda with representatives from across the industry giving a comprehensive overview of the market, looking at the current state of the European Gas market and security of supply, gas transmission and how gas storage will contribute to future demand, infrastructure and investment challenges, plus more.

The event will present its self as the perfect platform for learning about the issues currently facing the industry expressed from gas storage operators, government officials, infrastructure providers and more. This will be an opportunity for delegates to talk with leading experts who are currently developing and operating gas storage and transmission networks and will be a great opportunity to attend the UK’s leading Conference in Gas Storage and Transmission.

Dear visitor, here you can download the list of past conference attendees (2011-2013) by country and company.

SMi’s 8th Annual Gas Storage and Transmission conference will be an event not to miss for 2014. The 2 day conference will provide delegates with the perfect opportunity to gain a complete overview of the industry in Europe and the future market ahead.

  • Discuss the state and recent developments of European gas market
  • Hear about the latest project developments from leading operators
  • Evaluate the business case for gas storage
  • Understand the investment challenges
  • Discover  how gas storage will contribute future transmission networks

Company executives
Government officials and policymakers
Marketing and sales managers
Gas marketers and brokers
Project developers
Strategists, planners, and analysts
Environmental educators, professors, or consultants
Geologists and engineers that need a better understanding of the non-technical challenges to shale development
Energy consultants
Business Development Director
Business Development Manager
Commercial Advisor
Commercial Managers
Geological Advisors
Heads of Gas Storage
Manager Gas Division
Managing Director
Process Development Engineer
Project Advisors and Managers
Project Manager
Senior Scientist
Staff, Technology Planning Department
VPs and Heads of Exploration and Production
Public Relations

Previous attendees include:

ABB Limited; AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals; Argus Media; AXIS PED LIMITED; Berwin Leighton Paisner; BG Group; Bord Gais; BP Gas Marketing; CEDIGAZ; Centrica Storage Limited; Drewry Maritime Services; E.ON Gas Storage GmbH ; EDF; EDF Energy; EDF Trading Limited; Edison Gas Italy; Enagas S A; Energinet.dk; Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA); Eni; Enovos; Environmental Resources Management; Etzel-Kavernenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG; Fluxys Belgium; GAZPROM Germania GmbH ; Geostock; Halite Energy Group; Honeywell; Hydrodynamics ; Ineos Enterprises Ltd; Interfax News Agency; Islandmagee Storage; King & Spalding; King Street Energy; Nafta; Net-Work Oil & Gas Limited; Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; PSE Engineering GmbH; PSE Kinsale Energy Limited; RWE Gas Storage; Shell Energy Europe Ltd; SolTech Projects Inc; SPP Storage; SSE; Stag Energy; Statoil (U.K.) Limited; Storengy UK; Tata Chemicals; UGS Energy S.A.; University Of Montpellier / C N R S; Wingas Storage UK Ltd; Zechstein Energy Storage;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike Madden

Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy

9:10 Storage and Security of Supply

Sonja  Mueller-Dib

Sonja Mueller-Dib, Business Development Manager North West Europe, Shell Energy Europe Ltd

- Changed environment

- Storage Regulation for Security of Supply?

- Role of transport in Security of Supply?


9:40 Centrica Storage – Opportunity or Crisis? Securing the future of gas storage

Paul Hallas

Paul Hallas, Regulation and Strategy Director, Centrica

•             Recap on UK energy security policy and what this means for gas storage facilities
•             Review of the commercial challenges both here and abroad – current and future
•             Risks and opportunities going forward

10:20 Morning Coffee

10:50 Gas Storage in Europe, recent developments and outlook to 2030

Geoffroy Hureau

Geoffroy Hureau, General Secretary, CEDIGAZ

• Gas markets and UGS in 2013 and early 2014

      o Gas demand: the coal paradox
o Winter 2012-2013, Groningen, Ukraine: security of supply back on the agenda
o Storage, the other paradox

• Outlook for 2030, the key issues for UGS future

• Conclusion: is there still light at the end of the tunnel

11:30 Realistic Valuation of Gas Storage Assets

Cyriel de Jong

Cyriel de Jong, Director, KYOS Energy Consulting

• Finding the optimal trading decisions with gas storage assets when prices are uncertain
• Combining spot trading with delta hedging
• How much money could have been made in the past: UK and German case study results
• Storage valuation and hedging in a larger portfolio of assets

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:30 The future of the flexibility market in the Netherlands

Helmer  Horlings

Helmer Horlings, Commercial Manager, Gas Storage Bergermeer

• Bergermeer - doubling the Netherlands' storage capacity. Contributing to Northwest Europe's reliability of supply and creating a strong base for gas hub
• With current gas storage tariffs, how can the Netherlands regain its competitive advantage over neighbouring countries and stimulate development of gas storage?
• Shall we expect legalisation of lowered prices for gas transportation from transmission to storage?

14:10 Fast cycle gas storage in the UK energy mix

Keith Budinger

Keith Budinger, Chief Executive, Halite Energy Group

• Has the UK got a problem in respect of gas and electricity security?
• Is there a link between the widening energy gap and the need for gas storage?
• How should the UK manage peak demand?

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Republic of Georgia, Republic of Trinidad and Israeli: What Drives the Need for Natural Gas Storage?

Michael  King

Michael King, Principal, The Hydrodynamics Group


• Gas supply and market analysis support need for gas storage
• Economics of gas storage has value to the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago  
• Technical feasibility of gas storage in depleted gas fields versus oil field evaluated

16:00 Panel Discussion- Which way for UK and Europe’s Gas Storage market

• 2014 storage market- Challenges and solutions
• Becoming a signal market
• Demand and flexibility
• Security of Supply
• Outlook to 2030

Mike Madden

Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy

Keith Budinger

Keith Budinger, Chief Executive, Halite Energy Group

Alan  McFadden

Alan McFadden, Commercial Operations Manager, SSE Gas Storage

16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Mike Madden

Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mike Madden

Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy

9:10 Role of Ukraine's transit system and storage in Russian gas supplies to Europe

Katya Zapletnyuk

Katya Zapletnyuk, Editor - European Gas Markets, ICIS

• Historic role of Ukraine and its infrastructure in Russian gas supplies to Europe
• Investment need for renovation and trilateral talks between Ukraine, Russia and the EU
• New bypass pipeline (Yamal Europe, Nord Stream, potentially South Stream) challenge Ukraine's position as transit country
• Importance of Ukraine's storage and reverse flows from Europe

9:50 Will there be any storage left after 2020?

Daniel  Urban

Daniel Urban, Manager Regulatory Affairs, RWE Gas Storage

• Can storage facilities continue to provide for security of supply into the future in spite of market developments?
• Will all storage operators make it through the lean years?
• Are there tools available to policymakers to incentivize shippers to use storage and should they be used?

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Germany gas storage market

Michael  Kohl

Michael Kohl, Commercial Managing Director , RWE Gasspeicher GmbH

•          Current state of the German gas market – uncertainty, change and risk.
•          Challenges faced by new storage built in Germany
•          The use of storage to increase security of supply

11:40 Defining the future gas transmission network flexibility capability requirements

Chandima  Dutton

Chandima Dutton , Gas Network Strategy Manager , National Grid Plc

• The changing customer requirements from the National Transmission System
• Understanding the future network capability requirements against the changing requirements
• Potential solutions to meet these future requirements (e.g. non-asset solutions).

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:30 Storage value in a dynamic market: Interactive exercise

Nick White

Nick White, Principal Consultant, MJM Energy

• Key strategic drivers
• Stock levels and price dynamics
• Weather impact and demand volatility
• Stock or sell strategies
• Liquidity or capacity - trading versus storage?

14:20 Implementing EU’s Internal Gas Market: Recent Developments of ENTSOG’s work on network codes

Jan  Ingwersen

Jan Ingwersen, Business Area Manager, ENTSOG

• Status on the ongoing work on codes for tariffs and incremental capacity
• Insights in the key issues being discussed with stakeholders
• Future developments on the network codes

15:00 Gas storage in the RE future

Hans-Age  Nielsen

Hans-Age Nielsen, Gas Market Development, Energinet.dk

• Will Gas storage be the energy storage for the power system
• Power to gas: from vision to reality
• Optional value in an uncertain future

15:40 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



Delta hedging of flexible gas assets and contracts

Delta hedging of flexible gas assets and contracts

Holiday Inn Regents Park
17th June 2014
London, United Kingdom



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Holiday Inn Regents Park

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Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, and you can invite up to 300 people to events at the Academy Conference Centre, with an IT technician and break-out zones. Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park is a 10-minute walk from Santander's offices and businesses in the BT Tower. Stroll 5 minutes to Regent's Park, where you'll find London Zoo and pretty Primrose Hill. We're a 10-minute walk from Bond Street boutiques and 20 minutes from Buckingham Palace and cruises on the River Thames.

Ask our Concierge to plan your day out and book West End theatre tickets. Room Service is available 24 hours at Holiday Inn London-Regent's Park, or dine in the vibrant Junction Restaurant. Our Junction Bar has a menu of light bites, and a hot breakfast buffet is served daily.



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