LNG Market Growth and Industry Sustainability
The symbiosis between buyer and seller is critical in sustaining industry growth. This commercially focused session will combine formal paper presentations and a panel discussion to explore the following areas:
- LNG demand growth drivers
- Finding equilibrium between fair pricing and sustaining investment for future supply
- Challenges and opportunities in meeting future demand and infrastructure requirements
Chenyue FengEconomistChina National Petroleum Corporation Economics & Technology Research Institute
Abhishek RohatgiLead Analyst, South and Southeast Asia LNG DemandBloomberg New Energy Finance
Geoffroy HureauSecretary GeneralCedigaz
Eric ZhuOil & Gas Market Segment Leader, EY practices in Greater ChinaErnst & Young China
Hiroshi HashimotoSenior Analyst, Gas GroupInstitute Of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Drivers for Demand Creation Across the World
In recent years the number of importing countries has increased, joining the club of traditional importers across Asia, Europe and North America. Why do new importers rely on LNG as a source of energy supply? Motivations include the need to replace imported oil and coal, to supplement declining domestic gas production, to meet increased needs of energy supply, security of supply, diversification of supply and cover demand peaks.
This paper session looks at the factors working together to drive the creation of demand.
Paul Eardley-TaylorHead - Oil & Gas, Southern AfricaStandard Bank
Jeffrey MooreManager, Asian LNG Analytics S&P Global Platts
Nicholas BrowneDirectorWood Mackenzie
Zhenning CaoDeputy ManagerShanghai LNG Company Ltd
Yuan YuanTeam Lead, LNG Downstream BDShell
Abel EnriquezEU Regulatory Affairs ManagerEnagás S.A.
LNG: A Pillar for Global Energy Transition!
As the world transitions to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future, LNG will play an important and growing role in the global energy mix.
The forum will review in detail how LNG will meet the challenge facing the energy industry: to provide the maximum number of people with access to safe, reliable and competitively priced energy while improving air quality and reducing the impact of climate change.
The panel will discuss the key contribution LNG will make to support the development of variable renewable power generation, to provide energy for industrial processes or for residential homes and to fuel the transport of people and goods. It will also address the key parameters for the growth of LNG such as public perception, infrastructure and cross-industry collaboration.
Digital & Sustainable Future
Digital and sustainable developments in technology and response(s) to changing community attitudes will be explored in this paper session, along with discussions on alternative production and uses of LNG in a low carbon world and how intelligent and automated systems are changing the design and operations of production plants and all elements of the LNG supply chain.
William De Los SantosVP LNGChart Industries
Julian TerpitzBusiness Development ManagerTGE Gas Engineering GmbH
Theodore SabramLead Start-up EngineerAir Products & Chemicals
Dino DiMattiaFacility Engineering & Loss Prevention AdvisorExxonMobil Production Company
Emile De JongGM LNG TechnologyShell Projects & Technology
Tom LukatelaDevelopment LeadWoodside Energy
Russell PotapinskiHead Of Intelligent And Autonomous SystemsWoodside Energy
Takehito YasuiSection LeaderChiyoda Corporation
Research & Innovation Showcase
This unique and dynamic session provides a global platform for the LNG industry's latest technical developments. Authors will present their findings during an interactive showcase on topics including Process Technology, Modelling and Optimisation and application of IT Systems. This stand-alone session invites delegates to engage directly with the authors, discussing the research and information presented.
Authors' posters will also be displayed for delegates to view throughout the week of the conference.
To view all speakers in the Research & Innovation Showcase, please click here.
Shipping & Floating LNG
This session deals with the extremely important aspect of the LNG value chain related to shipping; the main reason that natural gas is liquefied and is able to be traded internationally. This paper session also studies the increasing activity regarding floating LNG, across both regasification and liquefaction.
Dr Heinz BauerVice President Technology, EngineeringLinde AG
Aziz BamikGeneral ManagerGTT North America
Serena SuLead Analyst, Commercial Research And StructuringCheniere Energy
Frédéric Jean-Louis HannonLNG Shipping Projects DirectorTotal S.A.
Eric MorilhatTechnical DirectorTechnipFMC / FMC Technologies
Dominique GadelleDirector Technology & Consulting Gas Monetization TechnipFMC
Arjan MaijenburgEngineering Manager RegasShell Projects and Technology
Linking the Value Chain for Financeability
The papers in this session explore the below issues from different perspectives, across regions and throughout the value chain including downstream deregulation, access, shipping and upstream uncertainties:
- International integrated gas projects such as LNG remain capital intensive and, in most cases, need to tap into the finance market
- Upstream projects face ongoing challenges including resource uncertainty, completion, technology and sovereign risk
- As downstream markets become more fragmented, deregulated and potentially less credit worthy, how (and who) will bring the value chain together?
Ira JosephHead Of Gas & PowerS&P Global Platts
Amokeye AdedeConsultant of LNG Marine and Shipping ConsultingPoten & Partners
Michael Lin ShengSector Lead for Asia Oil and GasInternational Finance Corporation - World Bank Group
Andy BroganPartner and Global Oil & Gas Transactions LeaderErnst & Young
Ian NathanManager, Global Gas and LNG, Research & AdvisoryEnergy Intelligence
Technical Innovation for the Future of LNG
Demand for LNG continues to grow at a pace that is well above that of nearly all other sources of energy. New sources of natural gas and evolving commercial models on both ends of the LNG value chain make technical innovations as important as ever; they are often the key to enabling projects to reach the economic performance needed to bring them into fruition.
Focus areas for this workshop include the impact on cost, schedule, and performance from technology developments in liquefaction, shipping, LNG transfer systems, receiving terminals, and LNG as a transportation fuel, facilitated by an expert panel representing nearly all aspects of the LNG industry.
LNG Infrastructure Projects: Cases & Trends
At a time when a new wave of LNG projects is eagerly expected by the industry, in response to a tightening of the LNG market in the early 2020’s, this session examines some of the challenges faced and key success factors of the most recent projects. A special focus will be given to specific projects (“case studies”), including “new frontier” projects such as the Yamal and BC LNG export project, addressing both their commercial and technical key features.
The session will also draw attention to major developments affecting the Chinese LNG market in terms of access route (Panama canal project), regulation and, not least, as a consequence of Chinese midstream gas infrastructures expansion.
New Technical Applications in Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific is a dynamic region within the LNG industry. Innovations are continually being developed, leading to world firsts on a broad spectrum of technical applications. This session will address current focus points including new LNG carriers, LNG as a fuel for ships and road, small scale LNG on a river, process optimization and life extension or conversion of LNG plants across various regions of Asia Pacific.
Floating LNG: What Have We Learned and What is Next?
In previous conferences, we have heard of plans for floating LNG projects. In this forum, we will have the opportunity to hear from experts who have been successful in the deployment of floating LNG projects.
- What have been the most challenging aspects in taking a project from concept to start-up?
- Why FLNG rather than on-shore?
- What have been the critical success factors in reaching this significant achievement?
- What are the major lessons in terms of HSE ?
- What unexpected incidents or events occurred along the way, both undesirable and positive?
- Based on your experience, what would you advise others to do differently or emulate?
Commercial Evolution and the Changing Industry Dynamic
This session, formed of paper presentations, examine the following questions:
- How will the industry evolve commercially in coming decades?
- How will liquidity, price formation and trade dynamics change?
- What influence will seasonality, regulation, growing flexibility and short-term trades have?
- How will Buyers with large and diverse portfolios impact LNG trade ?
- Will we see the formation of Asian LNG hubs and is gas the right bet for the oil-majors?
Edward Van GeunsPartnerDe Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Chris GoncalvesChair And Managing DirectorBerkeley Research Group
Ming CaiNatural Gas and LNG ConsultantPoten & Partners
Andrea QualianoHead of Mid-Long Term OutlookEdison Spa
Jim SeatonManaging ConsultantGas Strategies Group Ltd
Massimo Di OdoardoVice President, Global Gas and LNG ResearchWood Mackenzie
New Designs and Technology for Projects
The presentations in this session will look at methods to improve project economics by optimizing train size, leveraging LNG for extraction or transportation of associated products, and improving process efficiency through data analytics and the application of new process technologies.
Christopher CaswellDirector - LNG And FLNG Technology And DevelopmentKBR
Tobias EckardtGlobal Technology Manager, Natural GasBASF Catalysts Germany GmbH
Walter NelsonGeneral Manager, Global HeliumAir Products & Chemicals
Raghuraman PitchumaniSenior LNG Process Engineer Tools & GHGShell Global Solutions Intl. B.V.
Rajeev NandaVice President, Process EngineeringTechnipFMC
Jonathan BergLead Process EngineerAir Products & Chemicals
Diversity of LNG Plant Capacity
This LNG Forum revolves around the below key topics:
- Changes to business contracts after shale gas revolution
- Increasing spot markets and decreasing Henry Hub gas prices
- The increase of possible energy requirements in developing countries
- Destruction of the life cycle cost concept
- Appearance of new players from a plant owner’s perspective
- New roles as a ‘clean service’, such as bunker fuel or CNG vehicles
- Coexisting with renewable energies