SMi's inaugural conference on FLNG will provide attendees with a complete view of the FLNG field. Focusing on updates of current FLNG projects, the current view of FLNG from major oil and gas companies, design structure and dynamics and contract & financial issues this informative event will bring together key leaders in the field to provide attendees with an in-depth look into current status of FLNG.
This event will present itself as the perfect forum for learning about new advances in the field, presenting attendees with the latest information on technological and regulatory updates in this fast increasing sector. SMi's FLNG conference will explore the market and provide the perfect platform for attendees to discuss current issues, technologies and innovations in FLNG.

With senior industry representatives presenting on their own experiences and referring to case studies, success stories and failures, this event promises to be a unique forum for problem-solving debate and idea-sharing discussion. 

The conference will be a fantastic opportunity for companies within the industry to talk to leading experts who are currently developing FLNG projects. This is a unique opportunity to hear about FLNG expressed from the view of Oil and Gas companies currently developing and looking to explore into the FLNG market. From Asia to Europe the diversity of companies and their current level within FLNG will give a broad spectrum of ideas and opinions. This event promises to be a unique platform for networking and problem solving.

• Learn about and consider the issues expressed from the views of Oil and gas companies
• Discuss methods and strategies for successful FLNG projects
• Understand the regulatory issues behind FLNG projects
• Analyse the current status of the FLNG market and what the future holds
• Evaluate manufacturing and commercial challenges transferring from LNG to FLNG
• Develop ideas to decrease risk, ensuring a sustainable future
• Network with key industry professionals from across the globe  

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers in:

• Operations
• Production
• Capital Markets
• Origination & Trading
• Brokerage
• Gas Processing
• Logistics
• Shipping
• Engineering
• Supply
• Project Execution
• Business Development
• Commercial & Regulatory Affairs
• Legal Affairs
• Marketing
• New Projects

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Haynes

David Haynes, Principal Consultant, Gl Noble Denton

9:10 Up dates on the regulatory frame work surrounding FLNG, FPSOs and FRSUs

9:50 Overview of the FLNG market

Steve Robertson

Steve Robertson, Director, Douglas Westwood

• Gas & the global energy business – why FLNG?
• Industry drivers and trends
• Current state of play in the FLNG business
• Expectations of future expenditure and sector evolution
• Industry challenges

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Developments of FLNG import projects in western Africa

Debbie Turner

Debbie Turner, Senior LNG Analyst, Simpson Spence and Young

•         Why West Africa needs gas?
•         Why FLNG?
•         How do existing ports meet requirements for FSRUs/FSUs?
•         Case Study on West Africa

11:40 At last – The floating gas liquefaction industry heaves into view

Alex Forbes

Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and Consultant, Forbes Communications

  • Why, after a decade of unfulfilled expectations, FLNG is fast becoming reality
  • The most promising projects – which and when?
  • How the industry is taking shape: which will be the key engineering companies?
  • And what about the economics?

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 A Comprehensive Approach to FLNG Docking & Mooring Systems

    Stephen Woolway

    Stephen Woolway, Business development manager-offshore integrated mooring, Trelleborg Marine Systems

    • Defining the unique challenges of FLNG mooring – each FLNG project tends to involve different berthing configurations
    • The importance of an integrated approach – Jetty/FSRU/LNGC
    • Missing link between the FLNG and the Jetty from a mooring and berthing perspective
    • Designing safe and efficient mooring solutions
    • Case study

    14:20 The SGT-800 gas turbine, fuel flexible, O&G package

  • Updated package concept for on and off-shore O&G installations
  • Enhanced fuel flexibility, heavier hydrocarbons, Inerts, results of recent testing
  • Increased availibility by quick core engine exchnage
  • Modularised high efficient off-shore Combined Cycle concept
  • Sten-Inge Lundgren

    Sten-Inge Lundgren, Senior Porject Development Manager, Siemens

    Jenny Larfeldt

    Jenny Larfeldt, Combustion Engineer, Siemens

    15:00 Safety and hazard assessment

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Principal Consultant, Gl Noble Denton

    • Understanding hazards an there potential risks
    • LNG spills
    • Gas dispersion
    • Fires
    • Delayed ignition of vapour clouds
    • Control of major hazards in design
    • FLNG concerns- Size and complexity
    • Implications 

    15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 Asia-Pacific gas market and prospects for FLNG

    Romen Bose

    Romen Bose, Deputy Head of Asia Forecasting, Exclusive Analysis

    • LNG/pipeline gas supply and demand outlook in the region
    • Case Study- Abadi Project, Masela Block, Indonesia: Challenges and opportunities in an increasingly competitive market
    • Host country gas demand, pricing and regulatory risk outlook

    16:50 Integrated pretreatment systems for Hg, acid gas & H2O removal

    Bart Beuckels

    Bart Beuckels, Process Engineer Gas Processing, Honeywell

    • Advanced onshore integrated pretreatment technology has been modified for use in a floating service environment to minimize plot, weight and cost, while improving reliability, resistance to rocking motion and expanding the operating envelope
    • Proven FPSO technology is incorporated into the system for additional reliability
    • proven systems from a leading technology provider

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Principal Consultant, Gl Noble Denton

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and Consultant, Forbes Communications

    9:10 Examining the benefits of a cylindrical floater for an FLNG application

    Fredrik Major

    Fredrik Major, Senior Vice President Business Development/R&D , Sevan Marine ASA

    • Experience with the cylindrical floater hull from FPSO and MODU projects
    • LNG containment system and general arrangement of the FLNG unit
    • Mooring and LNG transfer alternatives for offloading to LNG tankers
    • Integrated gas pre-processing and liquefaction based on Kanfa Aragon’s patented LNG train technology

    9:50 Design and construction- The rules for developing FLNG projects

    John Finch

    John Finch, Senior Client Manager, Compliance Services, Lloyds Register

    • Ensuring safe and appropriate regulatory compliance
    • Classification of your facility according to our FLNG Rules
    • Verification that your suppliers conduct quality work to your specifications
    • Provision of risk consulting
    • Regulation differences over LNG and FLNG

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Project finance for FLNG

    Robert Clews

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

    • The state of the financial markets and latest developments in global project finance
    • Applying project finance techniques to FLNG projects
    • Sources of funding for FLNG and relevant precedents
    • Structures and processes for successful FLNG project financing

    11:30 LNG shipping finance

    Richard Howley

    Richard Howley, Partner, Norton Rose

    • Considering the implications of the underlying project documents underpinning a successful financing
    • Documentary arrangements for an LNG shipping finance transaction

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 What are the latest technologies in liquefaction

    Brian Songhurst

    Brian Songhurst, Director of LNG, Energy and Power

    • The Available processes
    • Offshore vs. onshore drivers for process selection
    • How the processes compare in terms of:
              o Complexity/equipment count
              o Suitability for offshore/modularisation/layout/maintenance
              o Efficiency (shrinkage)
              o Safety
    • Cost (CAPEX & OPEX) & schedule (long lead items)

    14:10 The shipping market overveiw

    Debbie Turner

    Debbie Turner, Senior LNG Analyst, Simpson Spence and Young

    • Floating regasification and liquefaction market ideas
    • Execution of vessel acquisition
    • New build vs conversions

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 How will the UK cope with Floating LNG

    Christopher Maltin

    Christopher Maltin, Chairmen, Organic Power Developments

    • Present usage of LNG in the UK
    • Future usage of LNG in the UK
    • Access to LNG from terminals in the UK
    • Pipelines transfer gas between fixed points
    • Ships carrying LNG may change their destination
    • Renewable LNG and biomethane

    16:00 Floating regasification terminals- Best practices and custom solutions

    Stephen  O'reilly

    Stephen O'reilly, Business Developement Director, Excelerate Energy

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

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Energy Journalist and Consultant, Forbes Communications



    Steve Robertson

    Steve Robertson

    Director, Douglas Westwood

    Alex Forbes

    Energy Journalist and Consultant, Forbes Communications
    Alex Forbes

    Bart Beuckels

    Process Engineer Gas Processing, Honeywell
    Bart Beuckels

    Brian Songhurst

    Director of LNG, Energy and Power
    Brian Songhurst

    Christopher Maltin

    Chairmen, Organic Power Developments
    Christopher Maltin

    David Haynes

    Principal Consultant, Gl Noble Denton
    David Haynes

    Debbie Turner

    Senior LNG Analyst, Simpson Spence and Young
    Debbie Turner

    Fredrik Major

    Senior Vice President Business Development/R&D , Sevan Marine ASA
    Fredrik Major

    Jenny Larfeldt

    Combustion Engineer, Siemens
    Jenny Larfeldt

    John Finch

    Senior Client Manager, Compliance Services, Lloyds Register
    John Finch

    Maria Angeles de Vicente

    Regulatory Development, Enagas S A
    Maria Angeles de Vicente

    Richard Howley

    Partner, Norton Rose
    Richard Howley

    Robert Clews

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

    Romen Bose

    Deputy Head of Asia Forecasting, Exclusive Analysis
    Romen Bose

    Sten-Inge Lundgren

    Senior Porject Development Manager, Siemens
    Sten-Inge Lundgren

    Stephen O'reilly

    Business Developement Director, Excelerate Energy
    Stephen  O'reilly

    Stephen Woolway

    Business development manager-offshore integrated mooring, Trelleborg Marine Systems
    Stephen Woolway

    Steve Robertson

    Director, Douglas Westwood
    Steve Robertson

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