logo #WLNG19 3–6 December 2019

Day Two – 30th November 2017

2017 Programme

08:00  -  09:00

Welcome Coffee

09:00  -  09:15

Chair’s Opening Remarks


Pat Roberts - Managing Director - LNG-Worldwide LtdPat RobertsManaging DirectorLNG-Worldwide Ltd

09:15  -  09:30

Ministerial Address


H.E. Jam Kamal Khan -  Minister of State for Petroleum - PakistanH.E. Jam Kamal Khan Minister of State for PetroleumPakistan

09:30  -  11:00

SESSION 5 – LNG Import Infrastructure: The Latest Trends in FSRUs & Onshore Regasification


Moderator: Manuel F. De Oliveira - Chairman & CEO - PetroAtlantic EnergyModerator: Manuel F. De OliveiraChairman & CEOPetroAtlantic Energy
Iqbal Z Ahmed - Chairman - Pakistan GasPortIqbal Z AhmedChairmanPakistan GasPort
Kees van Seventer - President - LNG - Vopak LNGKees van SeventerPresident - LNGVopak LNG
Eddie Lycklama - CIO - GasunieEddie LycklamaCIOGasunie
Jose Maria Castro - General Manager - SPEC LNG - ColombiaJose Maria CastroGeneral ManagerSPEC LNG - Colombia
Martin Paliga - Managing Director - Galway GroupMartin PaligaManaging DirectorGalway Group
Sergio Giorgi - VP Strategy, Bus. Development & Investor Relations - YPFSergio GiorgiVP Strategy, Bus. Development & Investor RelationsYPF

  • FSRUs: How are the providers adapting and meeting the challenges and demand of new markets?
    • Examples of current developments
    • FSUs – opening small new markets
    • Are we seeing a trend in LNG suppliers investing in the downstream to ensure the timely development of FSRUs?
  • What are the latest financing trends to facilitate regasification?
  • Increasing LNG import terminal utilisation

Questions & Answers

11:00  -  11:30

Networking Coffee Break

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11:30  -  11:45

Keynote Address


John McCarrick - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy - US State DepartmentJohn McCarrickDeputy Assistant Secretary for Energy DiplomacyUS State Department

11:45  -  13:15

SESSION 6 – Where will the Next Wave of LNG Supply Projects Come From?


Kathleen Eisbrenner - Chairman & CEO - NextDecade CorporationKathleen EisbrennerChairman & CEONextDecade Corporation
Guillermo Turrent Schnaas - Director General CFEnergia - Comisión Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)Guillermo Turrent SchnaasDirector General CFEnergiaComisión Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)
Graham Hartnell - Manager, LNG & Gas Consulting - Poten & PartnersGraham HartnellManager, LNG & Gas ConsultingPoten & Partners
David Carroll - President - International Gas Union (IGU)David CarrollPresidentInternational Gas Union (IGU)

  • Greenfield opportunities and challenges
    • Mozambique, Yamal LNG
    • North American LNG
  • Brownfield: Expansion opportunities of recently installed liquefaction
  • Market fundamentals: the shift towards supply being long for longer
    • What are the reactions from existing producers?
    • When is new LNG supply going to be needed?
  • A buyer’s perspective on new supply projects: What are buyers looking for at present?

Questions & Answers

13:15  -  14:30

Networking Lunch

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14:30  -  15:45

SESSION 7 – Making LNG Projects Happen – How is the Industry Innovating?


Moderator: Patrick Janssens - Vice President, Global Gas Solutions - ABSModerator: Patrick JanssensVice President, Global Gas SolutionsABS
Darren Mort - Senior Vice President & General Manager of LNG - BechtelDarren MortSenior Vice President & General Manager of LNGBechtel
Tom Earl - Chief Commercial Officer - Venture Global LNGTom EarlChief Commercial OfficerVenture Global LNG
Philippe Berterottière - Chairman & CEO - GTTPhilippe BerterottièreChairman & CEOGTT
Christopher Caswell - Director - Global LNG Technology and Development - KBRChristopher CaswellDirector - Global LNG Technology and DevelopmentKBR
Shammi Herai - Chief Business Developer - Engie Global LNGShammi HeraiChief Business DeveloperEngie Global LNG
Patrick Breen - CEO - Gas StrategiesPatrick BreenCEOGas Strategies
Robin Baker - Managing Consultant - Gas StrategiesRobin BakerManaging ConsultantGas Strategies

Can technology provide the answers to the cost challenge?

  • Current trends in design
  • Through the eyes of the EPC cos: Where is the new “sweet spot” in size/design to deliver the lowest unit cost?
  • How much more cost optimisation is there for new liquefaction?
  • Which geographical areas look the most promising?
  • Views on FLNG as a viable alternative
  • The outlook for North American liquefaction
  • Will small-scale LNG ships become more economical to build?

The commercial innovations

  • Thinking differently about risk and reward sharing
  • New developments in marketing LNG
    • From North American liquefaction projects
    • From stranded gas projects

Questions & Answers

15:45  -  16:15

Networking Coffee Break

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16:15  -  17:00

SESSION 8 – PANEL DISCUSSION – What does the Future Hold for LNG Finance?


Moderator: Dan Rogers - Partner - King & Spalding LLPModerator: Dan RogersPartnerKing & Spalding LLP
Alan Townsend - Senior Industry Specialist - International Finance CorporationAlan TownsendSenior Industry SpecialistInternational Finance Corporation
Eduard Ruijs - Managing Director, Real Assets - Global Energy & Power Infrastructure - BlackRockEduard RuijsManaging Director, Real Assets - Global Energy & Power InfrastructureBlackRock
Josh Zhao - Global Head of Oil & Gas Finance - ICBC Financial Leasing Co., LtdJosh ZhaoGlobal Head of Oil & Gas FinanceICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd

  • How is project financing keeping up with changes in the LNG industry?
  • Is there still an abundance of cash if the risk:reward is balanced?
  • What is the new thinking on project finance?
    • Funding new Greenfield and FLNG projects – examples of what is currently happening
    • Can we think smarter about risk reward sharing between developer/market and lenders?
    • With buyer seeking more flexible terms, how can projects move forward?
    • How will buyers act when their contracts come up for renewal?
  • Can lenders get comfortable with commodity financing for new LNG projects?

Questions & Answers

17:00  -  17:45

SESSION 9 – PANEL DISCUSSION – Natural Gas & Renewables – Working Together towards Decarbonisation


António Sá da Costa - President of the Board - Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy (APREN)António Sá da CostaPresident of the BoardPortuguese Association of Renewable Energy (APREN)
Nuno Ribeiro Da Silva - President - Endesa PortugalNuno Ribeiro Da SilvaPresidentEndesa Portugal
Carlos Manuel Mata - Director, Energy Management Business Unit - EDP-Energias de PortugalCarlos Manuel MataDirector, Energy Management Business UnitEDP-Energias de Portugal
Eduard Ruijs - Managing Director, Real Assets - Global Energy & Power Infrastructure - BlackRockEduard RuijsManaging Director, Real Assets - Global Energy & Power InfrastructureBlackRock

  • Exploring the future relationship and potential synergies between gas and renewable energy
  • How does natural gas provide critical support to more variable renewable resources?
  • What are the economic drivers for using natural gas as a backup fuel to renewables in power generation?
  • How is natural gas boosting the renewable energy industry and allowing further penetration of electricity markets?
  • Exploring the role of natural gas in reducing carbon emissions by replacing coal and fuel oil
  • Understanding the opportunities that hybrid technologies provide to renewables and gas collaboration
  • What can policy makers do in order to support future synergies between the gas and renewables sectors?

Questions & Answers


Close of Summit Day 2

18:30  -  20:30

Drinks Reception

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Eleven Restaurant

Rua Marquês de Fronteira, Jardim Amália Rodrigues, 1070 Lisboa

Buses will leave at 6.00pm. Please meet in the Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel Lobby

Buses available from 20.30 back to Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel

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