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Floating LNG 2017

Floating LNG 2017

SMi’s 5th annual Floating LNG conference will provide attendees with an all-encompassing, robust and strategic insight on the latest developments within the Floating LNG market. The conference will provide the best platform for participants to optimise activities and ensure project sustainability and success. This conference will equip you with the tools to overcome the logistical, financial, technological and economic challenges associated with FLNG Facility deployment and ensure succinct transition from design to operation.

Despite challenging market conditions, global capital expenditure (Capex) on FLNG facilities is forecast to increase significantly over the 2016-2022 period. The protracted oil price downturn has impacted the sanctioning of capital intensive liquefaction units over the last 24 months. However, the need to move towards cleaner sources of energy and diversify gas supply has stimulated the floating regasification market – over 14 countries are expected to commission their first floating import unit over the forecast period.

Global expenditure is expected to peak in 2017 as the first wave of sanctioned projects come onstream. Reduced project sanctioning will likely impact the market towards the end of the decade – with expenditure forecast to decline significantly in 2019 – before stagnating over the 2019-2021 period. Long term prospects are positive, a marginal uptick in spending is expected in 2022, driven by the sanctioning of a second wave of capital intensive liquefaction projects. Over the forecast period, Africa and Asia will be key areas for liquefaction and regasification units – with both regions accounting for 54% of total global expenditure. Spend in Australasia is set to decline post 2018 after the installation of the Prelude FLNG.*


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
9:10
FLNG opportunities for the East Med
Charles Ellinas, CEO, Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company
9:50
New LNG floating solutions for a more competitive LNG value chain under an uncertain scenario
Claudio Rodriguez Suarez, Director General of Infrastructure and ATR, Enagas Spain
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Prospects for Floating LNG – the worldwide outlook
Steve Robertson, Director, Douglas-Westwood
11:40
Early FLNG projects - Key technology challenges
Andrew Loose, Technical Director FLNG and LNG, KBR
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:30
Offshore versus Land-Based Regasification Terminals
Sergio Gonzalez, Business Development Manager, Amec Foster Wheeler Iberia
14:10
The shipping market: Drivers for the development of a short-term market
Christopher Bergsland, Partner, Affinity Ship
14:50
Afternoon Tea
15:20
FLNG’s role in the current market
Tom Haylock, Business Development Manager, Aragon
16:00
Top side design overviews and challenges
David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants
16:40
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd
9:10
Key commercial challenges for the development of LNG import projects
Alan Buxton, Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc
9:50
How FSRUs can accelerate the demand growth for LNG in East of Suez?
Siamak Adibi, Senior Consultant, Head of Middle East Gas Team, FGE
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Steam turbine process power generation system considerations for LNG to FLNG conversions
James Richmond, Business Development Director, Peter Brotherhood Ltd
11:40
The outlook for global LNG markets
Costanza Jacazio, Senior Gas Analyst, The International Energy Agency
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:30
Concentrating on small FSRU/ FRU in Asia
Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd
14:10
LNG opportunities in Western Australia
Stuart Russell, Senior Trade & Investment Manager, Western Australia European Office
14:50
Afternoon Tea
15:20
Addressing Financing Risk for Floating LNG Projects
16:00
Floating solutions for LNG regasification terminals: Alternative business and contractual models in the current global LNG environment
Nick Prowse, Partner, Head of Oil and Gas, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
17:00
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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