Main Conference Day 1 - 20 June 2017

8:15 AM - 8:50 AM Registration & Refreshments

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Address

LNG Market Outlook Today

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM LNG Outlook: Revolution or Passing Storm?

Stephen Thompson, LNG and Natural Gas Manager, Poten & Partners Australia
• How has the industry responded to low prices and weaker growth in key markets?
• Is the waxing US supply fundamentally changing industry dynamics?
• What is the outlook for new LNG supply projects?
• What are the implications for the FLNG and FSRU solutions?


Stephen Thompson

LNG and Natural Gas Manager
Poten & Partners Australia

LNG Market Outlook Today

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Predicting The End Of The LNG Glut & How It Will Impact Supply & Demand In The Pacific Basin

Roman Kazmin, Head of LNG, ICIS Heren
• Breakdown of existing contracted and uncontracted LNG supplies in the Pacific and Atlantic Basins
• Estimating the number of spot LNG cargoes available globally in the next 18 months
• Impact of low oil prices on LNG supply and the estimated timeframe of when LNG demand is expected to pick up globally
• Analysing potential new FSRU markets in Asia and the Middle East and how it will affect LNG prices


Roman Kazmin

Head of LNG
ICIS Heren

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Morning coffee & networking break (Shared with FSRU Asia Summit)

Re-Conceptualising FLNG in the Current Market

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM FLNG Forecast to 2020: Review, Forecasts & Project Predictions

Kelvin Sam, Principal Researcher, IHS Energy
  • Current project status and likely developments from 2017-2021
  • Near-shore vs. deepwater: where will the next wave of projects occur?
  • What are suppliers doing to win FLNG work?


Kelvin Sam

Principal Researcher
IHS Energy

Re-Conceptualising FLNG in the Current Market

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Strengthening Cost Control in FLNG Projects for Long-Term Project Viability & Profitability

Andrew Loose, Technical Director FLNG & LNG, KBR
• What are the major sources of unpredictability & escalation?
• The size vs cost equation: Debating economies of scale against cost-savings in small-scale FLNG
• Improving execution processes and project interface management
• Enhancing pre-FEED and FEED to engineer around technical challenges
• How can risk analyses be made more comprehensive?


Andrew Loose

Technical Director FLNG & LNG

Re-Conceptualising FLNG in the Current Market

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Optimising Turret Mooring Systems for FLNG

Arun Duggal, Director of R&D, SOFEC Inc.


Arun Duggal

Director of R&D

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking lunch (Shared with FSRU Asia Summit)

Re-Conceptualising FLNG in the Current Market

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Driving FLNG Forward: Market Realities & Necessary Adaptations

Guy Broggi, Senior Advisor LNG Gas, Renewables & Power Division, TOTAL SA
  • Why is FLNG still viable? Monetising offshore gas reserves and redeployment for connected adjacent fields
  • Exploring the nexus of influences: A call for multi-party unity to avoid forestalled project progress
  • Advancing FLNG despite geopolitical realities and cost overruns

Guy Broggi

Senior Advisor LNG Gas, Renewables & Power Division

Case Studies

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM Performance Testing for the Caribbean FLNG & Latest Developments in Liquefaction

Robert Germinder, Senior Vice President & LNG Project Director, EMEIA & Asia, Black & Veatch
  • Experiences from performance testing in Nantong: Successes, collaborative efforts & afterthoughts
  • How can liquefaction processes on board floating facilities be made simpler, more compact & yet more cost-effective?
  • Comparative frameworks for liquefaction technologies


Robert Germinder

Senior Vice President & LNG Project Director, EMEIA & Asia
Black & Veatch

Case Studies

2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Delivering the PFLNG Satu: Experience-Sharing from Petronas’ Post-Startup & Operations, & Future Plans*

In 2017, all eyes are on Petronas' PFLNG Satu. With a production capacity of 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per annum, the PFLNG Satu reached final commissioning and startup at the Kanowit gas field in offshore Sarawak, and achieved its first gas milestone in November 2016. Now that the Satu has been in operations for several months, how is topside equipment proving to perform in operation? What elements of FEED engineering were done right – and in hindsight, what could have been improved? In this session, hear lessons in carrying the world's first fully-producing floating LNG facility through to full operations, and afterthoughts on the FEED and construction processes.

  • Ensuring technical integrity at every stage for reliable side-by-side offloading connectivity and long-term operations under extreme sea state
  • How did design & engineering hold up against the realities of FEED processes and construction?
  • Outlining handover processes and challenges

*To be confirmed

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon tea & networking break (Shared with FSRU Asia Summit)

Interactive Roundtables

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions

In this session, we move away from presentations and break into smaller discussion groups.
Choose 2 out of 3 roundtables to discuss the slated topic with your peers in an intimate setting.
Don’t miss this chance to hear what others are implementing, debate tactics to overcome challenges and brainstorm for innovative solutions!
Each roundtable discussion will last 30 mins, with a 15 minute summary at the end from each roundtable facilitator.

Roundtable 1
Project Execution Risks
Moderator: Andrew Loose, Technical Director – LNG & FLNG, KBR

Roundtable 2
FLNG Financing Criteria, Mechanisms & Project Implications
Moderator: Shiv Sivarajah, Director of Natural Resources, ING Bank N.V.
One of the most important and challenging aspects of FLNG projects is acquiring the necessary financing for the high-capital endeavour. But what are the most critical aspects of a proposal which banks need to see to consider a project bankable? In this roundtable, understand the major concerns on the most important commercial factors which would be moot points in a potential financing contract.
  • Which aspects of long-term technical integrity are the most important to a financier?
  • Evaluating the likelihood of offtake: Quality of offtaker, sales agreement contractual clauses and pricing mechanisms
  • The differences in financing requirements between lease financing V.S. financing the entire development (field, vessel, subsea infrastructure etc.)

Roundtable 3
Legal Considerations in FLNG Project Development
Moderator: Scott Neilson, Partner, Allen & Overy

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Closing address