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With the importance of securing reliable energy sources the value attached to gas storage facilities will continue to rise. The focus of this conference will allow you to gain an understanding of the key developments in gas storage in areas such as: engineering, commercial prospects, development of infrastructure, regulation and the energy supply outlook.

Join experts at the 4th annual Gas Storage conference for interactive debate and in-depth discussion of the most pressing issues facing the industry.

 

 

Key topics to be addressed:

  • The market dynamics and future of gas storage
  • Challenges and benefits of UGS
  • Developing storage potential through facilities improvement
  • Regulatory considerations including regional approaches
  • Storage investment in the current economic climate
  • Financing the security of supply and funding long term gas shortage
  • Market mechanisms and trading perspective
  • The LNG angle

 

  • Why network? You never know when you are going to need an expert hand. That expert may be sitting alongside you in the conference room. So make sure you don’t miss out.
  • Free flowing information and exchange of ideas at the networking events.
  • Keep up with the latest technology and techniques, reconnect with peers, get referrals and expand your network.
  • Build your personal and corporate visibility and credibility.
  • Immerse yourself in the gas storage environment for a couple of days. Thinking & talking about all the issues will help to bring about or solidify ideas, processes, services, etc.

 

  • CEO/Managing Director
  • Project Manager/Project Director
  • Head of Regulation
  • Commercial Director
  • Gas Traders
  • Natural Gas Analysts
  • Head of Planning/Infrastructure/Strategy
  • Business Development Manager

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Margot Loudon

Margot Loudon, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

9:10 THE ROLE OF STORAGE IN CREATING LIQUID EUROPEAN MARKETS

Pamela Taylor

Pamela Taylor, Head of European Strategy, Ofgem

  • The gas commodity market and gas storage
  • Vital elements in gas storage development
  • The credit crunch and its affect on development
  • 9:50 UGS WORLDWIDE: AN OVERVIEW

    Thierry Rouaud

    Thierry Rouaud, General Secretary, Cedigaz

  • World: main trends
  • Europe
  • Facilities in operation
  • Projected facilities
  • Evolution of the regulation
  • North America
  • Facilities in operation
  • Projected facilities
  • Evolution of the regulation
  • Other countries
  • Facilities in operation
  • Projected facilities
  • Evolution of the regulation
  • Conclusion
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE FUTURE PATH OF GAS STORAGE

    Jo Vizor

    Jo Vizor, Managing Director, E.ON Gas Storage UK

  • Market developments and an overview of storage projects
  • Operational efficiency – access and competition
  • Future gas storage needs
  • 11:40 TECHNICAL UPDATE ON CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY FOR THE USE IN GAS STORAGE PLANTS

    Matthias Grapow

    Matthias Grapow, Head of Sales Gas Storage & Transport, HPI, MAN Turbo

  • An overview of current facilities
  • Potential developments and technical improvements
  • Balancing supply and demand therefore addressing functionality, technology and cost
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 GAS STORAGE: INTERDEPENDANCE AND PARTNERSHIPS

    Marc Partridge

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

  • Security of supply and contracts: the need to avoid surprises
  • Commercial flexibility: the advantages of distributed gas storage
  • Efficiency in storage: where, how, who?
  • What partnerships for European storage?
  • The financing of storage
  • 14:30 CASE STUDY: BERGERMEER GAS STORAGE – PAVING THE WAY FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST GAS STORAGES IN EUROPE

    Adri Pols

    Adri Pols, Commercial Manager - Bergermeer Gas Storage, TAQA

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 REGULATORY ISSUES FROM A STORAGE USER’S PERSPECTIVE

    Cristina Barassi

    Cristina Barassi, Senior Manager Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Eurogas

  • Supply flexibility and market liquidity
  • Central European regional regulatory initiative
  • Moving into the open gas market
  • 16:20 MAJOR LEGAL ISSUES OF UGS CAPACITY

    Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Ruiz

    Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Ruiz, Partner, Uria Menendez

  • Development of UGS capacity
  • Offshore vs. onshore, competent authorities,
  • Permitting
  • Financial support
  • Contracting for capacity in UGS projects (TPA aspects)
  • Financing of UGS projects (regulated remuneration and other aspects)
  • 17:00 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Margot Loudon

    Margot Loudon, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

    Margot Loudon

    Margot Loudon, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

    9:10 ENCOURAGING MARKET AND PRICE SIGNALS IN EASTERN EUROPE

    Lubor Veleba

    Lubor Veleba, Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Gas Storage

  • New storage projects and demand for storage
  • Auctions of storage capacity as a stimulus for storage investments
  • Market versus regulatory micromanagement
  • 9:50 SALE OF STORAGE CAPACITY IN A COMPETITIVE FLEXIBLITY MARKET

    Christian Parbøl

    Christian Parbøl, Senior Manager, DONG Energy

  • The relationship between government and industry
  • DONG’s experiences – the challenges and opportunities
  • Attitudes to planning and site selection
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PRICING STORAGE CAPACITY IN A DEVELOPING GAS MARKET

    Bjørn Denninger

    Bjørn Denninger, Economist, Customers and Market Development, Energinet.dk

  • Setting a price for continental storage – the Danish case
  • Developing the Danish gas market
  • Integrating markets in Northern Europe
  • 11:40 SYNERGIES OF GAS STORAGE & LNG

    Jean-Paul Desrochers

    Jean-Paul Desrochers, Vice President, GSA Energy Company

  • Evolution of LNG imports & markets (Western Europe & globally)
  • Recent North American & European supply dynamics
  • Economics of gas storage & LNG
  • Synergies of gas storage & LNG
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MECHANICAL VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE FOR GAS STORAGE

    James Grubham

    James Grubham, Product Manager, Voith Turbo

  • Voith overview
  • Why do you need variable speed?
  • Technology overview
  • Why you should choose a mechanical variable speed drive focussing on:
  • Capital and operational cost
  • Scope of supply and space requirements
  • Efficiency
  • Reliability and durability
  • 14:30 FUTURE ROLE OF STORAGE IN MEETING FLEXIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    Cecile David

    Cecile David, Associate Director - European Gas, IHS CERA

  • Alternative sources of flexibility to compete with storage
  • New regulatory framework to impact storage utilisation
  • Potential gas storage overcapacity
  • 15:10 A REVIEW OF THE UK TAXATION OF OFFSHORE AND ONSHORE STORAGE PROJECTS

    Paul Rogerson

    Paul Rogerson, Partner, CW Energy

  • Issues arising from change of use of oil and gas facilities
  • Relief available for the costs of accessing and creating storage
  • The tax treatment of “cushion gas”
  • Tax “nothings” and anomalies under current regime
  • 15:50 Chairperson's Closing Remarks Followed by Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Close of Day Two

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    Workshops

    Gas Storage: Planning for Safety
    Workshop

    Gas Storage: Planning for Safety

    Marriott Hotel Regents Park
    30th June 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Marriott Hotel Regents Park

    128 King Henry’s Road
    London NW3 3ST
    United Kingdom

    Marriott Hotel Regents Park

    This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.

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