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Building on 13 years of experience of the LNG industry, SMi’s LNG 2012 conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities facing every link in the industry value chain. From the impact of a sudden glut of unconventional gas and the subsequent fall in prices, to the growing demand in Asia, the development of new technologies for exploration, production, storage and shipping and political, regulatory and commercial influences on trading.

Taking place in London this May, do not miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of a sector undergoing significant changes, meet and converse with the key players and gain strategic insight on the future of the LNG market.

This forum will enable you to:

  • Quantify the effect of medium term LNG demand on the development of ongoing projects
  • Gauge the appetite for conventional gas versus unconventional gas resources
  • Assess the effect of new LNG supplies from Australia and the US
  • Discuss the means of ensuring the commercial viability of LNG in a buyers’ market
  • Examine the performance of new technologies at every point of the supply chain
  • Determine the potential of FLNG to unlock commercially stranded gas reserves
  • Understand the current demand and supply situation and long term outlook on the LNG industry
  • Consider energy trading perspectives for LNG
  • Address the financing risks for FLNG
  • Utilise sector-by-sector market analysis to maximise strategic investments
  • Ensure capital input for new projects
  • Evaluate global developments in production to ensure supply security
  • Safeguard your assets
  • Cement your relationships leading industry players

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 Who Should Attend?

  • Energy consultants
  • Business development managers
  • 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
  • Executives from industrial users
  • Anyone interested in learning about the hottest developments in natural gas
  • Business Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • CEO
  • Commercial Advisor
  • Commercial Managers
  • COOs
  • Geological Advisors
  • Heads of Drilling
  • Heads of Unconventional
  • 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

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

9:10 Understanding the dynamics of the global gas market

Howard Rogers

Howard Rogers, Programme Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • The key regional markets and their characteristics
  • The 'gas glut' - current update
  • Gas pricing in Europe - a change away from oil indexation?
  • Outlook for LNG supplies and dynamics
  • Future global dynamics and price linkages
  • 9:50 Prospects for the Asian LNG market and supplying LNG to Asia

    Shigeki Sakamoto

    Shigeki Sakamoto, Senior Researcher Asia Pacific and Global LNG, Japan Oil Gas And Metals National Corporation

  • Prospects for LNG demand in Asian markets 
  • The purchasing strategy of traditional Asian LNG buyers 
  • Quantifying development of the Chinese gas market
  • New LNG producing regions which Asian buyers are paying attention to
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Overview of the LNG market in Europe

    Anouk Honore

    Anouk Honore, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Role of LNG in filling the market gaps of a de-carbonised gas economy
  • Can we project an increase in LNG exports from Nigeria, Angola and North America within the next 5 years?
  • Is Asia likely to outbid Europe in price competition?
  • Is Europe going to move from oil-based pricing to hub-based pricing in the future and how will that attract investments?
  • 11:30 Australian LNG – a global game changer?

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

  • What makes development of Australia’s gas viable now?
  • Assessing the impact of Australian projects on the global gas market
  • Forecasting global demand and Australia’s role in fulfilling it
  • Can Australia emerge as a major gas producer with such high EPC costs?
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Latest developments for LNG exports from North America

    Ramzi  Mroueh

    Ramzi Mroueh, Vice President, Origination, Cheniere Energy

  • What are the latest trends and developments for LNG export projects from North America?
  • High level view of the fundamentals and economics of LNG exports from North America
  • Opportunities and benefits for the different players along the gas value chain
  • 14:10 Future trends in new production areas and supply security

    Guy Broggi

    Guy Broggi, Head of LNG Supply, Total Gas & Power

  • Which areas are emerging as new major suppliers?
  • The effect of new production from North America, Israel and East Africa
  • Examining the possibility and potential impact of project slippages: past experiences and future forecasts
  • Will LNG be the leading source of supply for Europe or will Asia absorb this extra LNG supply?
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 World in transition- uncertainty driving flexibility in an industry peppered with opportunities

    Howard Rogers

    Howard Rogers, Programme Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Opportunities and uncertainties for the LNG business
  • Shipping and LNG chain optimization
  • Future outlook and wildcards
  • 15:50 Panel discussion: the outlook to 2017- where are we and what are the prospects for the future?

    Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Reviewing global LNG production and supply, identifying production areas, capacities and new projects. 
  • Framework and future direction for gas and LNG trading
  • The recovery of the Japanese market – how will this affect flows of trade and existing supply?
  • How emerging markets are impacting the flows in trade and pricing
  • Ramzi  Mroueh

    Ramzi Mroueh, Vice President, Origination, Cheniere Energy

    Shigeki Sakamoto

    Shigeki Sakamoto, Senior Researcher Asia Pacific and Global LNG, Japan Oil Gas And Metals National Corporation

    Guy Broggi

    Guy Broggi, Head of LNG Supply, Total Gas & Power

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

    9:10 Project finance for the global LNG industry: a banker's perspective

    Robert Clews

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

  • The current state of the financial markets
  • Raising capital for major projects in today's financial markets
  • Trends in energy sector project finance
  • Capital and financing requirements for LNG projects
  • The outlook for LNG project finance
  • 9:50 Unconventional gas to LNG and its impact in Europe

    Nicholas Prowse

    Nicholas Prowse, Partner, Norton Rose

  • Understand the key aspects of unconventional gas to LNG plays
  • Examine the potential for North American unconventional gas to LNG exports
  • Consider the effects of unconventional gas developments in Europe on future European LNG demand
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Key issues in long term LNG sale and purchase agreements

    Richard Tyler

    Richard Tyler, Partner, Hogan Lovells

  • 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?
  • 11:30 LNG shipping

    Keith Bainbridge

    Keith Bainbridge, Partner, RS Platou LLP

  • Who controls what?
  • Are the controls necessary?
  • How Fukushima changed the situation
  • Necessary steps moving forward
  • 12:10 Evaluating the impact of the third energy package on LNG businesses

    Francisco De la Flor Garcia

    Francisco De la Flor Garcia, Director of Regulation, Enagas

  • The evolution of installed capacity and new projects
  • Understanding the new rules under the third energy package
  • Effect on business operations of the entire mid-downstream value chain
  • How the business model for LNG is changing (fewer long term destination contracts – more speculative optionality for producers etc.)
  • LNG importing facilities as main source of flexibility and enablers or the renewable policy
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Floating LNG update – liquefaction and regas

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

  • Floating Liquefaction (LNG-FPSO)
  • Shell Prelude decision
  • Main prospects and solution providers
  • The issues
  • Possible mitigation
  • Floating storage & regas (FSRU)
  • Projects in operation
  • Planned & construction
  • Main solution providers
  • Advantages and disadvantages compared to onshore
  • 14:30 Port Meridian – floating LNG importation to the UK

    Nils Jakob Hasle

    Nils Jakob Hasle, Business Development Manager, Hoegh LNG

  • Project development status
  • Technology
  • Advantages with floating regas project to UK
  • 14:50 The future of automation in LNG

    Colin  Pearson

    Colin Pearson, Principal Engineer, ABB Ltd

  • Utilising benefits of integrating electrical and automation through IEC61850
  • Integrate alarm, asset management and telecom systems to give total plant visibility
  • Make data available at the enterprise systems globally for better production management
  • Utilise the latest technologies comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements (TUV, ISO, EEMUA)
  • Utilise applications which provide real-time decision making data and early fault detection
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Commercial development of biomethane

    Richard Lilleystone

    Richard Lilleystone, Chairman, GaZasia

  • LBM as a cleaner and renewable alternative to fossil fuels
  • Successful production of small-scale LNG
  • Managing transport logistics and fuel transportation
  • 16:30 Panel discussion: what and where next for the global LNG market?

    The impact of storage on energy trading will be discussed, together with the impact of legal and regulatory changes on the entire value chain.  Onshore and offshore production and regasification facilities, the ability of shipping to meet forecast demand, and developments in floating storage will also be discussed.  Panellists will comprise a selection of the day’s speakers.

    Robert Clews

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

    Nicholas Prowse

    Nicholas Prowse, Partner, Norton Rose

    Richard Tyler

    Richard Tyler, Partner, Hogan Lovells

    Keith Bainbridge

    Keith Bainbridge, Partner, RS Platou LLP

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

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

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    Workshops

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    Workshop

    Understand and solve critical issues for the LNG industry

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    8th May 2012
    London, United Kingdom

    Will the sanction of Shell Prelude lead to a FLNG market bonanza?
    Workshop

    Will the sanction of Shell Prelude lead to a FLNG market bonanza?

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    8th May 2012
    London, United Kingdom

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    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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    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
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    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    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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