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SMi’s Project Financing in Oil and Gas conference is specifically design to give a comprehensive overview of financing your own oil and gas projects, targeted at both leading oil and gas companies as well as SMEs this conference will give you detailed material on how to break down the complexities that is project finance. The conference will look at commercial structure and risk analysis, global oil and gas market states, structured finance techniques, onshore and offshore, oil and gas infrastructure projects, the syndicated loans market plus more…..

This event will present itself as the perfect forum for learning about PF within oil and gas. Giving delegates the opportunity to learn and network with key professionals within the industry. Case studies from recent oil and gas projects will give you ideas on how to approach your own projects from providing a compelling strategy to secure your finance to understand what the lenders want to see.

The conference will be a fantastic opportunity for companies within oil and gas to talk with leading experts who are currently working on projects. This is a unique opportunity to hear about PF expressed from the view of the lenders from around the globe. The diversity of companies representing all aspects of PF will enable delegates to have a broad spectrum of ideas and opinions to use on their own projects.

Discuss the mechanism of upstream oil and gas project finance
Understand the complexities of infrastructure projects
Learn the different approaches needed for onshore and offshore projects
Hear from leading project case studies currently securing finance
Break down and understand the processes of the syndicated loans market
 

Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance
Associate Director
Business Development Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Commercial and Gas
Directors of LNG
Economics and Strategic Planning Advisors
Legal Directors
Managers of Corporate Finance
Country Operations Managers
Project Directors
Sr. Business Directors
Technical Directors of Development and Planning
Treasury Managers
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David  Craig

David Craig, Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Credit Finance

9:10 Global Gas Market Outlook

Katya Zapletnyuk

Katya Zapletnyuk, Editor - European Gas Markets, I C I S

• Overview of key supply/demand trends in Europe, Asia and North America
• Impact of rapid expansion of global LNG liquefaction capacity
• Outlook for EU hub prices
 

9:50 Project Finance for the Oil and Gas Industry

Robert Clews

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

• the basic principles of project finance
• characteristics of the petroleum industry value chain
• applying project finance to the oil and gas industry
• sources of finance and financial markets
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Comparing Financing Options in Oil and Gas

Andy Brogan

Andy Brogan, Partner, Global Oil and Gas Transcations Leader, Ernst & Young

• Types of finance available to different components of the O&G supply chain
• What new developments are they and can they be more widely used
• What are the risks and restrictions associated with structured finance
• Will the ongoing evolution of regulations applied to banking and commodity trading have a lasting impact

11:40 Corporates approach to funding: BP view

Mirae  Ahn

Mirae Ahn, Structured Finance Manager, Treasury, BP

• Structures
• Risk-reward sharing
• Group Finance vs Project Finance

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 The Role of the UK Export Credit Finance

David  Craig

David Craig, Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Credit Finance

• Our recent project finance track record
• How best to work with UKEF on PF deals
• What does UKEF bring to the table
• Where next?

14:10 Limited Recourse Financing for Gas Assets

Dolan Hinch

Dolan Hinch, Director, Deutsche Bank

• Basic Features of the Gas Market (vs Liquids)
• Monetization Options and Implications
• Risk Allocation and Structural Enhancements
• Active Geographies / Areas of Interest

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Project Bonds – Myth or the new Reality

• Project Considerations
• Global Appetite
• Latest Case Studies
 

Alejandro Ciruelos

Alejandro Ciruelos , Head of UK Project and Acquisition Finance , Santander

Martin  McAspurn-Lohmann

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann, Executive Director, Head of Oil & Gas , Santander

16:00 Panel Discussion- Role of export credit agencies (ECAs) in oil and gas project finance

• ECA backed financings in oil and gas - The story so far
• Key benefits and challenges
• ECA policy drivers
• Working with multiple ECAs
• Is the future of oil and gas financing ECA driven?

Charles Whitney

Charles Whitney, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

David  Craig

David Craig, Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Credit Finance

Robert Clews

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

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

David  Craig

David Craig, Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Credit Finance

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

John Pothecary

John Pothecary, Managing Director, RPS Energy

9:10 A Cast of Thousands - Handling the Project Finance Process

Caroline  Smith

Caroline Smith, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals PF Execution , SMBC Europe Division

• Getting Started - the standard process
• The Rise of the ECAs
• Syndication - the cases for and against
• Achieving financial close in the post-crisis world
 

9:50 Financing Pipeline Projects

Rinku Bhadoria

Rinku Bhadoria, Partner, Energy & Infrastructure, King &Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

•       Project Structuring
•       Cross border-issues
•       Bankability and risk allocation
•       Funding mechanisms
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Impact of Recent Trends in the Project Finance Loan Markets on Oil & Gas Transactions

Liam O'Keeffe

Liam O'Keeffe, Managing Director, Credit Agricole CIB

• Brief overview of the Global Loan Markets
• The state of the PF Loan Market
• PF loan market pricing & liquidity in EMEA
• Recent trends on oil & gas transactions

11:40 Exploiting UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) resources - An overview of the commercial and technical risks for project financing

Viken Chinien

Viken Chinien, Head of Due Diligence, UK, DNV GL Oil & Gas

• Overview of current status and anticipated trend for UKCS development
• Key considerations for project financing of field developments in a mature province
• CAPEX and OPEX implications of extending asset life and decommissioning
• Technical risks in project financing mature assets
• Managing project risks with static oil/gas prices

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Project Finance in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry: Impact of the Local Content Laws

• Requirement to retain financial services from Nigerian financial institutions – is it practicable in real terms?
• Impact of the requirement for a “Nigerian Company” in creating security for foreign lenders
• Overview of the proposed changes to the laws
• Impact of the requirement for 50% local subsidiary ownership of assets
• Retaining 10% of revenue generated in Nigeria in the Nigerian banks: Practical Funding Mechanisms to Secure Monies Financed

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike, Senior Associate, Energy Project Finance, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun

John Ukpaka

John Ukpaka, Senior Associate, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun

14:10 Reserved based lending

Olivia Caddy

Olivia Caddy, Partner, Bracewell and Giuliani

• Key features
• Comparison to other debt products for E&P companies
• Some lessons for borrowers and lenders
• Emerging trends
 

14:50 Turning a Resource into a Reserve

Edward Jankowski

Edward Jankowski, Director of Commercial and Gas, RPS Energy

•         How do we define Resource and Reserves
•         What criteria need to be met for Resources to be classified as Reserves
•         What  do we mean by 1P, 2P and 3P Reserves
•         Aggregation of Reserves – what should be aware of
•         What are net Reserves
•         Project economics and free cash flow
 

15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

John Pothecary

John Pothecary, Managing Director, RPS Energy

15:40 Afternoon Tea

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Andy Brogan

Andy Brogan

Partner, Global Oil and Gas Transcations Leader, Ernst & Young
Charles Whitney

Charles Whitney

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
David  Craig

David Craig

Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Credit Finance
Dolan Hinch

Dolan Hinch

Director, Deutsche Bank
Robert Clews

Robert Clews

Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance, SMBC Europe

Alejandro Ciruelos

Head of UK Project and Acquisition Finance , Santander
Alejandro Ciruelos

Andy Brogan

Partner, Global Oil and Gas Transcations Leader, Ernst & Young
Andy Brogan

Caroline Smith

Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals PF Execution , SMBC Europe Division
Caroline  Smith

Charles Whitney

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Charles Whitney

David Craig

Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Credit Finance
David  Craig

Dolan Hinch

Director, Deutsche Bank
Dolan Hinch

Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike

Senior Associate, Energy Project Finance, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun
Donna Obaseki-Ogunnaike

Edward Jankowski

Director of Commercial and Gas, RPS Energy
Edward Jankowski

John Pothecary

Managing Director, RPS Energy
John Pothecary

John Ukpaka

Senior Associate, Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun
John Ukpaka

Katya Zapletnyuk

Editor - European Gas Markets, I C I S
Katya Zapletnyuk

Liam O'Keeffe

Managing Director, Credit Agricole CIB
Liam O'Keeffe

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann

Executive Director, Head of Oil & Gas , Santander
Martin  McAspurn-Lohmann

Mirae Ahn

Structured Finance Manager, Treasury, BP
Mirae  Ahn

Olivia Caddy

Partner, Bracewell and Giuliani
Olivia Caddy

Rinku Bhadoria

Partner, Energy & Infrastructure, King &Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin
Rinku Bhadoria

Robert Clews

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

Viken Chinien

Head of Due Diligence, UK, DNV GL Oil & Gas
Viken Chinien

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Workshops

Reserves and Resources – A Guide to PRMS
Workshop

Reserves and Resources – A Guide to PRMS

Holiday Inn Regents Park
26th November 2014
London, United Kingdom

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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.

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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.

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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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