This session will focus on the long term role of gas in fueling the future. Key factors for the evolution of gas demand in major consuming countries and the development of new sources of supply up to 2040 will be explored through submitted papers on analysis, case studies, and projections.
- Which place and role for gas in the future energy mix?
- Gas demand drivers: economics, uses, sustainable development, regulation/energy policy
- Gas market developments in countries consuming 2/3 of global gas in 2015 (Asia, Middle East, Europe, North America)
- Prospects for gas supply for these countries up to 2040
- Conventional and unconventional production
- Import options and routes by pipeline, LNG developments, and the associated investment requirements.
Gas has tremendous growth opportunity in currently underserved markets. This session will focus on the changing landscape, opportunities and barriers associated with emerging gas markets of Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The session will also analyze the current market characteristics and how they are changing.
- Gas field development
- LNG imports/ exports
- change of gas markets and environments
- Incentive in gas development in Middle East
- LNG imports by Middle East countries
- Fuel for power generation in Middle east, Southeast Asia
- LNG exports and imports of Southeast Asia
- Increase of power demand in Middle east, Southeast Asia
- Gas development in Brazil
- LNG imports in Latin America
- Gas market development in Latin America
There is a robust array of gas sources to supply growing global demand, but there are costs and other obstacles impacting prospective supply growth. This session will address and identify the main obstacles and potential areas of possible cost reductions (R&D spending, subsidies, tax breaks, standardization of the equipment and easing its imports) that might impact new gas sources.
- How recent reduction of oil and gas prices has influenced the capital costs of methane hydrates, biogas and electricity-to-gas projects?
- What is the potential for gas production from different sources in long-term low oil and gas price scenarios?
- To what extent the Governments of the import-depending countries are ready to provide subsidies and other forms of support
- Main areas of possible cost reductions (R&D spending, subsidies, tax breaks, standardization of the equipment and easing its imports, etc.
- What are the most efficient measures that the Governments should take to support gas production from the new sources?
This session will focus on the potential impact of new sources of gas (e.g., methane hydrates, biogas, power-to-gas) on gas prices in the long-term perspective. The session will also explore the potential impact of new sources of gas on public acceptance of the gas industry and how the gas industry might reduce the greenhouse gas emissions through offering innovative business models and deploying best practices.
- Economics, prices and feasibility of methane hydrates, power-to-gas and biogas projects
- Willingness and possibilities of the Governments to provide support for these projects
- How these projects’ implementation could affect the global gas market and the international gas trade?
- How these projects could improve a public acceptance of the natural gas industry in different countries, especially in Europe?
- New opportunities for the natural gas industry
- New business models for the natural gas industry.
- Methane hydrates
- Public acceptance and image
This session will cover the technologies or innovations that would stimulate natural gas demand in new markets or applications.
- Small scale LNG and regasification enabling growth in small markets (e.g., modular LNG, smaller FLNG, FSRU)
- Virtual pipeline for markets and customers with midstream infrastructure challenges (e.g., trucking, terminals and breaking bulk, ISO tanks, customer access to storage, support growth in non-generation and heating sectors like industrial and city gas)
- Innovations that stimulate demand in marine and road transport (e.g., flex fuel ships, longer distance CNG trucks, tank design)
- Technologies that support natural gas with renewables (e.g., solar thermal and gas; CHP in microgrids, blended w/ biogas)
- Innovation in financing and commercial structures to support infrastructure development
- Carbonized price mechanism that supports move from coal to gas