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As Europe becomes increasingly dependent on imports for its gas supply storage will play an ever greater role in providing both short-term supply security and flexibility to meet demand variations.  SMi’s second annual Gas Storage conference will bring together key industry figures to discuss the themes of regulation, flexibility and security of supply

 

What are the current and future gas flows to Europe? 

How can effective regulation secure investments and market flexibility? 

How can storage be designed in accordance with the market’s needs? 

Discuss these and other pressing issues with a panel of expert speakers, including:

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Kitti Nyitrai, Energy Policy and Security of Supply Unit, European Commission

Andrea Stegher, Chairman, Security of Supply and Investment Working Group, Gas Storage Europe

Margot Loudon, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

Walter Boltz, Vice President, ERGEG

Marc Partridge, Managing Director, Co-Head of Structured Finance, Gazprombank

Luc Meesters, OCL – Commercial Business Development, Shell

Sonia Youd, Commercial Director, Centrica Storage

Leendert Florusse, Vice President, Business Development, Mid and Downstream, EDF

Bruno Leray, Chief, Mission Internationale, Gaz de France

Ian Jordan, Senior Referent, Natural Gas Storage/Business Development, WINGAS GmbH

Recaredo del Potro, President, ESCAL UGS

Angus Paxton, Senior Consultant, Pöyry Consulting

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Topics include:

  • The role and requirements of storage
  • Demand for flexibility of supply 
  • Future development - moving towards security of supply in Europe, third party access, exemption rules etc
  • The impact/opportunity of/for LNG
  • GGPSSO as a means to really meet stakeholders' needs
  • Regulation - crystal ball or stable investments basis?
  • Gas Storage value drivers in developing European market
  • How can storage compete against other sources of flexibility?

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Luc Meesters

Luc Meesters, OCL - Commercial Business Development , Shell

9:10 STORAGE PROSPECTS IN THE EU

  • Demand for flexibility of supply in Europe
  • Different types of flexible supply
  • Demand for flexibility on a regional basis
  • Andy Barrett

    Andy Barrett, Senior Associate, CERA

    9:50 GAS STORAGE – WHO NEEDS IT?

    Angus Paxton

    Angus Paxton, Senior Consultant, Pöyry Energy Consulting

  • Intrinsic vs. extrinsic valuation
  • The role and requirements of storage
  • The impact/opportunity of/for LNG
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 UK OFF-SHORE GAS STORAGE: A POSSIBLE SOLUTION?

    Ken McKellar

    Ken McKellar, Associate Partner, Petroleum Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP, London

  • Is off-shore Gas Storage an attractive option for the UK?
  • Is it an alternative to on-shore storage?
  • Which off-shore fields could be candidates?
  • What other factors need to be considered?
  • 11:40 REGULATION OF GAS STORAGE – THE USER’S PERSPECTIVE

    Margot Loudon

    Margot Loudon, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

  • The user’s needs
  • The balance between market and regulation
  • Strategic storage – the debate
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 GAS STORAGE REGULATION: IS IT THE RIGHT WAY TO SECURE INVESTMENTS AND MARKET FLEXIBILITY?

    Andrea Stegher

    Andrea Stegher, Chairman, Security of Supply and Investment Working Group , Gas Storage Europe

  • Regulatory framework evolution: GSE views and actions
  • Investments: what SSOs need
  • GGPSSO as a means to really meet stakeholders' needs
  • 14:30 REGULATION OF GAS STORAGE – REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

    Walter Boltz

    Walter Boltz, Vice President, ERGEG

  •  Outlining the current regulatory framework 
  •  Key developments in the last 12 months
  • Obstacles that need to be overcome
  • Outlook for the long-term future
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 DEVELOPING LARGE SCALE SEASONAL STORAGE IN N-W EUROPE: THE BERGERMEER GAS STORAGE

    Bas  Froon

    Bas Froon, Regulatory & Midstream, TAQA

  • Insight in all disciplines of a large storage project
  • Progress so far and outlook on the next phase
  • Key drivers that influence the storage investment climate
  • 16:20 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FROM STORAGE

    Sonia Youd

    Sonia Youd, Commercial Director, Centrica Storage

  • What sorts of services do market participants want?
  • What can be offered?
  • How can storage compete against other sources of flexibility?
  • Is the market delivering sufficient flexibility?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    James  Ball

    James Ball , President & Chief Mentor, Gas Strategies Group

    9:10 FINANCING THE NEW STORAGE NEEDS RELATED TO NEW EXPORT ROUTES FOR RUSSIAN GAS

    Marc Partridge

    Marc Partridge, Managing Director, Co-Head of Structured Finance, Gazprombank (OJSC)

  • Identifying profitable opportunities
  • Outlining the potential problems and issues
  • Strategies for overcoming the major pitfalls
  • 9:50 FUNDING LONG TERM GAS STORAGE: RISKS AND REWARDS UNDER DIFFERENT MARKETS SCENARIOS

    Tom Welch

    Tom Welch, Senior Associate, Gas Strategies Consulting

  • Regulated Environment
  • Liberalised Environment
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 CASE STUDY OF THE CASTOR OFF-SHORE GAS STORAGE PROJECT AND OVERVIEW OF THE SPANISH GAS MARKET

    Recaredo  del Potro

    Recaredo del Potro, President, ESCAL UGS

  • Reconditioning depleted reservoirs
  • Physical parameters of the Castor structure
  • The Castor facility
  • Overview of the Gas market in Spain
  • Regulatory framework
  • Strategic and commercial issues.
  • 11:40 RECONCILING MARKET REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF UGS:

    Bruno Leray

    Bruno Leray, Chief, Mission Internationale, Gaz De France

  • Selecting the rights sites
  • Designing in accordance with market's needs
  • Operating with flexibility
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 GAS STORAGE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GLOBAL ENERGY PLAYER

    Leendert Florusse

    Leendert Florusse, Vice President, Business Development, EDF

  • Gas Storage value drivers in developing European market
  • Gas Storage regulation
  • National regulation and value
  • National regulation and investment opportunities
  • A portfolio view
  • 14:30 DEVELOPING EUROPEAN GAS STORAGE PROJECTS - BEING SUCCESSFUL IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

    Ian Jordan

    Ian Jordan, Senior Referent, Natural Gas Storage/Business Development, Wingas Gmbh

  • Planning Consent - the lengthy road to authorities' green light
  • Regulation - crystal ball or stable investments basis?
  • Costs - developments capable of spoiling the economics
  • Time schedule - don't take it for granted
  • Products - what's for sale?
  • 15:10 YEAR 2 WITH COMPETITION IN THE DANISH GAS STORAGE MARKET

    Bjoern Denninger

    Bjoern Denninger, Economist, Energinet.dk

  • Overview of the Danish Gas Market!
  • What is the effect of increased competition?
  • Market based auction on capacity in Energinet.dk Gas Storage
  • Where next (Emergency supply setup and/or new regulatory framework)
  • 15:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks, Afternoon Tea & Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Getting Value From Storage In The Current European Gas Market
    Workshop

    Getting Value From Storage In The Current European Gas Market

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    2nd July 2008
    London, United Kingdom

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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