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SMi’s 4th annual Floating LNG conference will provide attendees with an all-encompassing, robust and strategic insight on the latest developments within the Floating LNG market. The conference will provide the best platform for participants to optimise activities and ensure project sustainability and success. This conference will equip you with the tools to overcome the logistical, financial, technological and economic challenges associated with FLNG Facility deployment and ensure succinct transition from design to operation.

 

Despite plummeting volatile oil prices, capital spend in the Floating LNG market, coupling liquefaction and regasification facilities, is expected to reach $58.3 billion by 2015-2021 (according to Douglas-Westwood research). With a history of nearly 30 years of development and research there is tremendous interest in the technology; with the first FLNG facilities expecting to go into operation in 2016. The emergence of these projects will certainly influence the prospect of FLNG as a viable, clean and commercially successful energy source. However, the transition from design to operation does not come without challenges as well as opportunities.
 

Some of the topics to be addressed include: effect of lower oil price on the FLNG market, project safety, risk mitigation, ensuring feasibility at all scales, market drivers, legal and regulatory compliance, onshore versus offshore, comparative geographical analysis, case studies and many more.
 

Testimonials from previous Attendees

“Very high quality presentations and well organised”Pendeen Resources (Attendee 2015)

“Very informative” - PTT Public Company Limited (Attendee 2015)

“Excellent wide range of topics and cosy atmosphere” - Lukoil Overseas UK Ltd (Attendee 2015)

 

Provide the chance to learn about the status of leading FLNG projects – how will their deployment of these facilities affect the FLNG market?
Examine the impact of the oil-gas price margin on the viability of sustained growth within the FLNG market
Debate the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG
Ensure compliance and update your knowledge on standards, regulation and legislation regarding the safety and environmental use of  FLNG
Understand the current technological landscape and optimisation of FLNG solutions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX, including ramifications of unmanned shipping and how this may affect FLNG
 

   

ABS Europe; Aelex (Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators); Ampelmann; Forbes Communications; Gasol plc; Gazprom Global L N G Limited; Heatric; Hogan Lovells International; Holmwood Consulting Ltd; Igdas Istanbul Gas Dist Co; Interfax Europe; KANFA Aragon; King Street Energy; Kitsault Energy; LNG Industry; LoneStar FLNG; Lukoil Overseas UK Ltd ; Ministry of Energy and Water; Moffatt & Nichol; Navigant Consulting; Noble Energy Inc.; Norton Rose; Ophir Energy plc; Pendeen Resources; Penguin Energy Consultants; PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED; SBM Offshore; SBM Schiedam B.V.; Sea Ng Corp; Sevan Marine A S A; Shell; Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.; SMBC Europe Division; ThyssenKrupp Uhde Energy & Power ; TNO; Total; TradeWinds News; WindandSea-Research; Worley Parsons;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Leigh Bolton

Leigh Bolton, Founder and Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

9:10 Prospects for Floating LNG – International Outlook?

9:50 Update on US Floating LNG

Barry Worthington

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association
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Shale gas development in the United States has been referred to by corporate executives as “a miracle”, “the greatest gift”, and “a bonanza”. This update will:
• Evaluate the construction of LNG Export facilities and steps taken to receive permits at federal, state and local government level
• Examine the current and future competitive landscape for U.S. projects including:
• Europe to Russia gas transmission
o LNG exports from Qatar
o Australia
o Trinidad and Tobago
• Assess opportunities provided by energy exports for foreign policy
• Define the domestic economic growth benefits of energy exports
• Understand the economic and national security case for Floating LNG Exports

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 FLNG – Moving Towards Commerciality

David Haynes

David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants

FLNG projects are happening. They are no longer design exercises but steel and cables. The industry will continue to evolve its design capabilities but also needs to look at how FLNG will really work. Can we yet answer the following?
• What should offshore performance guarantees be and do they compare within onshore LNG?
• Does onshore LNG availability translate to FLNG?
• How should technical/engineering influence commercial issues?

11:40 Key Technology Challenges in Offshore/Nearshore Liquefaction

Andrew Loose

Andrew Loose, Programme Director, FLNG, KBR

  • What are the onshore liquefaction technology challenges ?
  • What are the key technology challenges of offshore and nearshore liquefaction ?
  • How do they differ to onshore liquefaction ?
  • How is offshore different to nearshore for liquefaction ?
  • What does this mean for liquefaction technology selection?
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 PANEL DISCUSSION: One Concept Fits All – Can This Be A Reality?

    Assessing the pros and cons of modularisation and standardised infrastructure.

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants

    Christophe Cerf

    Christophe Cerf, LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV

    Andrew Loose

    Andrew Loose, Programme Director, FLNG, KBR

    14:00 Safer Development of FLNG

    Boris Ertl

    Boris Ertl, Advisor, LNG and Gas Monetisation, BP
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    • What are the essential characteristics of FLNG?
    • What are the hazards present?
    • Closer look at the process hazards
    • Can we achieve inherently safer design without eroding value?

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Development of LNG Ship-to-Ship Offloading Systems

    Bas Van Den Beemt

    Bas Van Den Beemt, Business Developer Oil & Gas, TNO

    • Lessons learned from the development of offshore LNG offloading for FSRU’s and FLNG’s
    • Basic principles of different LNG STS offloading and bunker configurations and their challenges
    • LNG transfer systems deployed and under development: Review of various concepts and technologies
    • Proving the Reliability and Safety of offshore LNG transfer systems: TNO’s experience from testing and qualification
     

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

    Leigh Bolton

    Leigh Bolton, Founder and Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LNG - Worldwide Outlook

    Costanza Jacazio

    Costanza Jacazio, Senior Gas Analyst, The International Energy Agency

    Holistic presentation discussing the economic, financial, commercial sustainability and status of the LNG Industry in a volatile, competitive and socially conscious energy market.
    • Discussing the likely trends in LNG investment
    • Examining the role of and effect of:
    o non-conventional gas
    o Growing economic markets such as China and India
    o as well as natural gas as a transportation fuel on the FLNG market
    • Presenting case studies and research findings on the development of Asia as the central trading hub of Floating LNG
    • What is the future of LNG demand likely to be?
     

    9:50 SPECIAL ADDRESS: Terminal and Infrastructure Development in India:Upcoming projects and updates

    Sri S.  Narayanan

    Sri S. Narayanan, Managing Director, Andra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Ltd.
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    • Update on FSRU based LNG project at Kakinada
    • Pricing
    • Competition from alternate fuels and sector level price challenges

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Overview of FSRU Projects in Africa

    Alan  Buxton

    Alan Buxton, Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc
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    • Economics, do they make sense – regasified LNG as a substitute for liquid fuels for power generation
    • Small size vs mega projects
    • Economies of scale vs financing requirement
    • Tender processes
    • Government support
    • Tolling vs Separate LNG supply and gas offtake and issues such as FM, Seller failure to deliver, fuel quality etc
    • Financing issues including credit enhancement of offtake and political risk

    11:40 FLNG Opportunities Around the Iberian Peninsula: A Case Study

    Claudio  Rodriguez

    Claudio Rodriguez , General Manager, Gas Assets, Enagas Transporte S.A.U.

    • The Spanish LNG Hub model
    • FLNG as a new logistic link of mature LNG systems
    • Iberian Peninsula 2025 case study
     

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 LNG Marine Fuel, Infrastructure and Growth

    Einar Kjerstad

    Einar Kjerstad, Sales Manager, Fiskerstrand VERFT

    • Present applications of LNG as marine fuel
    • Initiatives to take on LNG as prime vessel energy source
    • Bunker capacity and availability
    • Present infrastructure in Norway, impacts on growth
    • Fiskerstrand Group experience from LNG projects
    • LNG and hybrid solutions
    • Market potential provided reliable availability

    14:00 Next Generation Mooring Solutions to Lower the Cost of Nearshore FLNG Terminals

    Ronald Heffron

    Ronald Heffron, Vice President, Global Energy Practice, Moffatt & Nichol

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Project Finance for Floating LNG Projects

    Alastair Black

    Alastair Black, Partner, Dentons

    •           The current industry environment and the implications for Floating LNG
    •           Lender risk analysis and mitigation for Floating LNG
    •           Floating LNG project economics and financing structures
    •           Sources of finance and project finance trends

    15:50 Examining the Commercialisation of Floating Regasification Units, Ensuring Compliance and Due Diligence

    Nick Prowse

    Nick Prowse, Partner, Norton Rose

    •         Assessing the current market for floating regas and opportunities
    •         Ensuring compliance and due diligence in project deployment 
    •         Likely trends in business models regarding regasification
    •         Key challenges and developments

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

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alan  Buxton

    Alan Buxton

    Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc
    Barry Worthington

    Barry Worthington

    Executive Director, United States Energy Association
    Boris Ertl

    Boris Ertl

    Advisor, LNG and Gas Monetisation, BP
    Claudio  Rodriguez

    Claudio Rodriguez

    General Manager, Gas Assets, Enagas Transporte S.A.U.
    Sri S.  Narayanan

    Sri S. Narayanan

    Managing Director, Andra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Ltd.

    Alan Buxton

    Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc
    Alan  Buxton

    Alan Buxton joined the Board of Gasol in February 2012 from Standard Bank plc, where he was a Managing Director and Global Head of its Power and Infrastructure Group with responsibility for building the bank’s franchise in emerging markets, including Africa, and advising clients on domestic and cross border transactions.
    Prior to working with Standard Bank plc, he was a core member of Royal Bank of Canada’s Infrastructure Group from 2000 until 2008. He joined Royal Bank of Canada after three years at International Power plc where he led the development of new power projects, and the evaluation and acquisition of existing generating assets, in Europe, the Middle East and India.
     

    Alastair Black

    Partner, Dentons
    Alastair Black

    Alex Forbes

    Director, Forbes Communications
    Alex Forbes

    Andrew Loose

    Programme Director, FLNG, KBR
    Andrew Loose

    Barry Worthington

    Executive Director, United States Energy Association
    Barry Worthington

    Barry K. Worthington serves as the Executive Director of the United States Energy Association (USEA) where he directs the Association’s domestic and international activities. He has served in this capacity since September 1988. Previously, he served as a Vice President of the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation and prior to that served in several capacities with Houston Lighting & Power Company, now known as Center Point.

    Mr. Worthington has written extensively on energy and environmental matters, and addresses many conferences on national and international energy issues.
    He also currently serves as a board member of the National Energy Foundation, Energy Law Foundation and the Advisory Board of the Electric Power Research Institute.
    Worthington holds a Bachelor of Science in Man & Environmental Relations from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Studies of the Future Program from the University of Houston.

    Bas Van Den Beemt

    Business Developer Oil & Gas, TNO
    Bas Van Den Beemt

    Mr. Bas van den Beemt is working as Business Development Manager Offshore Production and LNG for TNO Energy. With this company he gained a key position in the development of the world’s first commercially applied offshore LNG ship-to-ship transfer operation. Furthermore, he set up several research Joint Industry Projects related to offshore LNG transfer and bunkering. In the Netherlands he set up a Safety Program in which public and international private stakeholders are brought together to support the development of a legal framework for the use of LNG as a fuel for transport.

     

    Boris Ertl

    Advisor, LNG and Gas Monetisation, BP
    Boris Ertl

    Boris Ertl is BP’s Advisor for LNG and gas monetisation. He advises on safe and competitive gas to market value chains, including technical support of BP’s global portfolio of LNG and gas interests. A Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Boris started his career in the contracting industry. He has worked with a number of LNG import and export projects in design and operations in technical, engineering and project management roles. Boris lives with his wife and 3 children in the Chiltern Hills, and avoids bringing his work home other than taking an interest in what is in his fridge.

    Christophe Cerf

    LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV
    Christophe Cerf

    Mr. Cerf is a French Engineer based in Paris as head of engineering manager with over 25 years experience as Safety professional, has developed business development management of LNG/FLNG, commercial & contractual issues for small & medium LNG Terminals/FSRU/FLNG, managing feasibility, Pre-FEED/FEED/EPC studies for LNG projects, develop design concepts for LNG and gas processing facilities.

    Christophe has worked for numerous oil&gas companies as Project Manager/ Engineering Manager/ Deputy Head of Safety, Lead/ Principal Safety Engineer/ Lead HSE Design, has occupied different roles within international Oil & Gas Operator who are developing major LNG/ FLNG facility: projects which are currently entering EPC stage, involving the development of the greenfield site, to include an LNG processing plant with positions leading a multi-cultural organization across various project locations.
    He provides approach assessment as technical support for QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment), FRA (Fire Risk Assessment) and ERA (Explosion Risk Assessment), help customers within design of new or existing facilities regarding the protection of people, environment and assets.
     

    Claudio Rodriguez

    General Manager, Gas Assets, Enagas Transporte S.A.U.
    Claudio  Rodriguez

    Costanza Jacazio

    Senior Gas Analyst, The International Energy Agency
    Costanza Jacazio

    David Haynes

    Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants
    David Haynes

    David has spent 28 years in the gas industry including 16 years working full time on all aspects of LNG including liquefaction plants, import terminals, small facilities and more latterly floating LNG. He is a chartered process engineer. Much of David’s career has been spent with BG Group and more latterly with GL Noble Denton. His project portfolio has been fully international ranging from China to USA and from Norway to Australia via the Middle East and North Africa. David is also acknowledged as a conference speaker and training course tutor.

    Einar Kjerstad

    Sales Manager, Fiskerstrand VERFT
    Einar Kjerstad

    Leigh Bolton

    Founder and Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd
    Leigh Bolton

    Nick Prowse

    Partner, Norton Rose
    Nick Prowse

    Nick Prowse is the head of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP’s Oil & Gas practice. He acts for international and national oil companies, other major corporations, Governments and lenders. He joined Norton Rose Fulbright over twenty-two years ago and has been involved in all aspects of the global oil and gas industry. He has advised on oil and gas developments, pipeline projects, LNG (liquefaction and regasification) projects and petrochemical projects, as well as power plants and mergers & acquisitions in relation to all aspects of the energy industry. His work spans Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North and South America.

    Ronald Heffron

    Vice President, Global Energy Practice, Moffatt & Nichol
    Ronald Heffron

    Ron Heffron, Vice President with Moffatt & Nichol, leads M&N’s global Energy Practice. Mr. Heffron is a veteran of the energy industry and has over 30 years of experience in the planning and design of marine and energy facilities. He has extensive experience on marine projects involving liquid bulk, LNG, petrochemical, and floating LNG terminals globally. Mr. Heffron is also very active in international technical activities devoted to improving the state of practice in the field of waterfront engineering. He was a Principal Author and Project Manager for the development of the California State Lands Commission’s Marine Oil Terminal Engineering & Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS). He is also chairman of PIANC Working Group 153, developing a new document called “Recommendations for the Design and Assessment of Marine Oil and Petrochemical Terminals.” In addition, he has author of over 50 technical papers presented worldwide, relating to the planning, design, upgrade and rehabilitation of facilities in the marine environment.

    Simon Moore

    Partner, Stephenson Harwood
    Simon Moore

    Sri S. Narayanan

    Managing Director, Andra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Ltd.
    Sri S.  Narayanan

    Shri S. Narayanan is working as Managing Director in Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation, Hyderabad, is responsible for establishing the infrastructure across the state for distribution and marketing of Natural Gas.

    He has worked in various capacities in different companies such as ACC, Hindustan Brown Boveri, and served ONGC before joining GAIL. Since then has served GAIL in various capacities and locations across the country.

    In GAIL, he has worked in Operation, Projects, Marketing etc. and was Officer In-Charge for most of his tenure.

    From June 2004 to October 2006 was on deputation as Managing Director to Tripura Natural Gas Company, taken over the Management Control and revived TNGCL. He introduced CNG in Agartala, the State capital, in a short period.

    He has contributed as Construction-in-charge in various GAIL’s projects. He established the Cauvery Basin as a standalone center in Tamil Nadu, JLPL phase – I and Phase II pipeline project for connecting Kandla port LPG import facility with JLPL mainline and installing the Main Booster Stations at Jaipur and Kandla in the capacity of Independent in-charge has been laudable.

    He is a professional Engineer and has passed out PG Diploma in International business strategy, a Masters Degree from IIFT, New Delhi and has extensively travelled within India and abroad.
     

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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
    United Kingdom

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

    The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
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