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Tuesday - June 26, 2018

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

Hall D
WORLD GAS CONFERENCE 2018 OPENING CEREMONY

Speakers

  • David Carroll - President - International Gas Union (IGU)
    United States of America
  • Rick Perry - Secretary of Energy - United States Department of Energy
    United States of America
  • Kimberly J. Harris - Chair of the Board of Directors - American Gas Association (AGA)
    United States of America
  • Dave McCurdy - President & CEO - American Gas Association (AGA)
    United States of America

The International Gas Union and American Gas Association will open the largest global gas conference. Speeches from high level Government and Industry officials will welcome you all to Washington DC and set the scene for the week ahead.

Speakers

  • David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy
  • Kimberly J. Harris, Chair of the Board of Directors, American Gas Association (AGA) & President & CEO, Puget Sound Energy
  • Dave McCurdy, President & CEO, American Gas Association (AGA)

For further information on all WGC 2018 networking functions please click here.

Hall D
OPENING KEYNOTE: FUELING THE FUTURE

Speakers

  • Daniel Yergin - Vice Chairman - IHS Markit
    United States of America
  • Darren Woods - Chairman & CEO - ExxonMobil
    United States of America
  • Michael K. Wirth - Chairman & CEO - Chevron Corporation
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Panelists

  • Darren Woods, Chairman & CEO, ExxonMobil
  • Michael K. Wirth, Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation
EXHIBITION OPENING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 146 B/C
EXPANDING THE WORLD’S NATURAL GAS PIPELINE AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

Speakers

  • Colette Honorable - Partner, Energy & Natural Resources Group - Reed Smith LLP
    United States of America
  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia - United States Senator, West Virginia -
    United States of America
  • Parviz Shahbazov - Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan - Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
    Azerbaijan
  • Dr. Yuval Steinitz - Minister of Energy - Ministry of Energy, Israel
    Israel
  • Massimo	Mantovani - Chief Gas & LNG Marketing & Power Officer - Eni Spa
    Italy
  • Tatiana Mitrova - Director, Energy Center - Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
    Russian Federation
  • Stanley Chapman III - Executive Vice President & President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines - TransCanada
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

Senator Shelley Moore Capito, United States Senator for West Virginia

Moderator

  • Colette Honorable, Partner, Energy & Natural Resources Group, Reed Smith LLP & Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (USA)

Panelists

  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia, United States Senator, West Virginia,
  • Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Israel
  • Massimo Mantovani, Chief Gas & LNG Marketing & Power Officer, Eni Spa
  • Tatiana Mitrova, Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Stanley Chapman III, Executive Vice President & President, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines, TransCanada

Key Topics

  • What is the role of pipelines in the future of the international gas trade?
  • What lessons can be learned from recent projects?
  • How do crossing international boundaries raise the complexity and commercial risks for pipeline investors?
  • How will the development of a regional LNG trade supersede the need for pipelines?
  • What are the political, social, regulatory and financial barriers expanding gas use in the most promising markets?
  • What governmental and regulatory systems are needed to develop economically viable transmission and distribution systems?
  • How will multilateral development banks help promote investment of infrastructure in developing countries?
  • What business models will have the biggest impact on gas network growth?
  • What technologies will contribute to securing, integrating and optimizing gas systems from an efficiency, environmental and safety standpoint?
  • Can gas be delivered reliably at prices that benefit the world’s poorest?
ROOM 145 A/B
THE FORCES DRIVING REGULATORY CHANGE IN NATURAL GAS MARKETS

Speakers

  • John Betkoski III - President - National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (USA)
    United States of America
  • Diane Burman - Commissioner - New York State Public Service Commission
    United States of America
  • Neil Chatterjee - Commissioner - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (USA)
    United States of America
  • Décio Oddone - Director General - Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP), Brazil
    Brazil
  • Adif Zulkifli - Senior Vice President, Development & Production - Upstream PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Andreas D Thanos - Gas Policy Specialist - Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
    United States of America
  • Jeremy Llewellyn - Director, Wholesale Markets - Australian Energy Regulator
    Australia
  • Leslie Palti-Guzman - President - GasVista
    United States of America
  • Branko Terzic - Managing Director - Berkeley Research Group LLC
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (USA)

Moderators

  • John Betkoski III, President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (USA) & Chairman, International Confederation of Energy Regulators
  • Diane Burman, Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission & Chair, NARUC Gas Committee

Panelists

  • Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (USA)
  • Décio Oddone, Director General, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP), Brazil
  • Adif Zulkifli, Senior Vice President, Development & Production, Upstream PETRONAS
  • Andreas D Thanos, Gas Policy Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Jeremy Llewellyn, Director, Wholesale Markets, Australian Energy Regulator
  • Leslie Palti-Guzman, President, GasVista
  • Branko Terzic, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group LLC

Key Topics

  • The role of regulation in fostering the growth of the global gas market
  • What role can regulations play in establishing competitive market structures in developing countries? How have poor regulations in these countries hurt market competition and gas use?
  • Examining regulatory barriers that can impede growth
  • How can the regulator ensure that reliable and low cost natural gas becomes an essential element of the energy mix?
  • What market and regulatory conditions support the growth of the global gas market?
  • What is the role of technological innovation in developing smaller gas markets and how should it be supported?
  • Convergence with renewable and gas markets: how can they co-exist?
  • Case studies of successful and creative regulatory approaches across the value chain: siting; FLNG and FRSUs; LNG engine and bunkering technologies
  • Opportunities for unique partnerships between governments, regulators and industry
ROOM 152 A/B
NATURAL GAS AS A MEANS TO IMPROVE URBAN AIR QUALITY AND REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS

Speakers

  • Pierce Norton - President & CEO - ONE Gas
    United States of America
  • Shri B.C.Tripathi - Chairman & Managing Director - GAIL (India) Limited
    India
  • Scott Foster - Director, Sustainable Energy Division - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
    Switzerland
  • Menelaos Ydreos - Executive Director, Public Affairs - International Gas Union (IGU)
    United States of America
  • Dan Gage - President - NGVAmerica
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Pierce Norton, President & CEO, ONE Gas & Immediate Past Chair, American Gas Association (AGA)

Speakers

  • Shri B.C.Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL (India) Limited
  • Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • Menelaos Ydreos, Executive Director, Public Affairs, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Dan Gage, President, NGVAmerica

Key Topics

  • What role will natural gas play in meeting global climate goals?
  • What are the climate risks of expanded natural gas use?
  • What are the most effective policies to address urban air pollution and reduce emissions?
  • What market instruments are required to accelerate the shift from coal to gas?
  • How are regulations in the transport sector impacting on the reduction of CO2 emissions?
  • How does using natural gas as a vehicle fuel reduce emissions of harmful pollutants and improve urban air quality?
  • How do the environmental benefits vary by type of engine technology used?
  • How will Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) feature in future energy transformation?
  • What are the challenges of bringing CCS to market on a meaningful scale?
  • How has innovation been changing the energy industry and is innovation happening fast enough?
ROOM 150 A/B
GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TRANSPORTATION MARKET

Speakers

  • Diego Goldin - President - NGV Global
    New Zealand
  • Peter Keller - SEA/LNG Chairman & Executive Vice President - TOTE
    United States of America
  • Charles A. Silio - Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development, & Marketing - Agility Fuel Solutions
    United States of America
  • Enoh T. Ebong - Deputy Director - U.S. Trade and Development Agency
    United States of America
  • John Hatley - Gas Initiatives (MBA, MSE), Americas VP Marine Solutions & Director Market Shaping - Wartsila North America, Inc.
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Diego Goldin, President, NGV Global

Panelists

  • Peter Keller, SEA/LNG Chairman & Executive Vice President, TOTE
  • Charles A. Silio, Vice President – Strategy, Corporate Development, & Marketing, Agility Fuel Solutions
  • Enoh T. Ebong, Deputy Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
  • John Hatley, Gas Initiatives (MBA, MSE), Americas VP Marine Solutions & Director Market Shaping, Wartsila North America, Inc.

Key Topics

  • Key drivers and outlook for the growing use of CNG and LNG in road transportation
  • The future of light duty NGVs in key markets – The Middle East, South America, and Europe
  • Emissions targets: developments in the marine sector
  • What does the future hold for the increased use of natural gas in shipping fleets?
  • How does the lack of clear consistent and efficient regulatory frameworks act as a barrier to LNG marine deployment?
  • How do limits of infrastructure and practicality (e.g., weight of compression tanks and LNG’s handling challenges) affect the adoption of gas for transport?
  • The role of governments in expanding opportunities for natural gas use in transportation
ROOM 151 A/B
THE ROLE FOR GAS IN POWER GENERATION

Speakers

  • Thomas Kuhn - President - Edison Electric Institute
    United States of America
  • De La Rey Venter - EVP Integrated Gas Ventures - Shell
    Netherlands
  • Dr. Maikanti Baru - Group Managing Director - Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
    Nigeria
  • Orlando Alvarez - Head of North America Gas and Power - BP
    United States of America
  • José Simón - SVP Global Gas - Iberdrola
    Spain
  • Shankari Srinivasan - Vice-President and Managing Director, Global Gas & EMEA Power - IHS Markit
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Thomas Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute

Panelists

  • De La Rey Venter, EVP Integrated Gas Ventures, Shell
  • Dr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  • Orlando Alvarez, Head of North America Gas and Power, BP
  • José Simón, SVP Global Gas, Iberdrola
  • Shankari Srinivasan, Vice-President and Managing Director, Global Gas & EMEA Power, IHS Markit

Key Topics

  • Global outlook for power generation demand
  • How important is price in the mix of fuels used in power generation?
  • Natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewables – is an integrated solution the answer?
  • The role of natural gas in smart grid frameworks
  • What new technologies have the potential to disrupt the gas power market?
  • Will environmental regulations to limit emissions drive investment in utility-scale renewables, energy storage, and other clean energy initiatives?
  • Building infrastructure to provide energy to the energy poor – an African Perspective
  • Integrating distributed generation with central power generation reliably and cost effectively
  • Increasing direct use of natural gas in residential and commercial markets to help electric utilities achieve their environmental impact goals
  • The financial costs of building a renewable energy world
ROOM 147 A/B
PUBLIC PERCEPTION: OUR REPUTATION MATTERS

Speakers

  • Amy Hemingway - Executive Vice President & Group Head, Energy - Edelman
    United States of America
  • Kevin Cramer - Congressman of North Dakota - U.S. House of Representatives
    United States of America
  • Joe Naylor - Vice President, Policy, Government & Public Affairs - Chevron Corporation
    United States of America
  • Khalid Al Massan - CEO - Oman LNG Development Foundation
    Oman
  • Philip Byrne - Executive Vice President Marketing, Trading & Commercial - Santos
    Australia
  • Joe Hamrock - President & CEO - NiSource
    United States of America
  • Hazli Kassim - Senior General Manager, Integrated Hydrocarbon Management - PETRONAS
    Malaysia

Opening Remarks

Kevin Cramer, Congressman of North Dakota, U.S. House of Representatives

Moderator

  • Amy Hemingway, Executive Vice President & Group Head, Energy, Edelman

Panelists

  • Kevin Cramer, Congressman of North Dakota, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Joe Naylor, Vice President, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation
  • Khalid Al Massan, CEO, Oman LNG Development Foundation
  • Philip Byrne, Executive Vice President Marketing, Trading & Commercial, Santos
  • Joe Hamrock, President & CEO, NiSource & First Vice Chair, American Gas Association (AGA)
  • Hazli Kassim, Senior General Manager, Integrated Hydrocarbon Management, PETRONAS & President, Malaysian Gas Association

Key Topics

  • Improving public awareness on the benefits of natural gas
  • Building on successful reputation management and measurement
  • What are the key drivers of reputation? How do you measure customer attitudes toward your company?
  • How to manage our reputation in the age of social media
  • Lessons learned from other industries
  • With consumers presented with an unprecedented level of energy choices, how does reputation affect market share and prospective customer choice?
Theater 1
INNOVATIONS IN GAS STORAGE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS

Speakers

  • John Heer - Director of Gas Control & Peak Shaving  - CenterPoint Energy
    United States of America
  • Jianguo Zhang - Senior Engineer - PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company
    China
  • Jerzy Stopa - Full Professor & Reservoir Engineer - AGH University Of Sciences & Technology / Polish Oil and Gas Company
    Poland
  • Ladislav Barkoci - Deputy UGS Director - Nafta a.s.
    Slovakia
  • Steven Pardy - Manager, Underground Storage - Union Gas Limited (An Enbridge Company)
    Canada
  • Robert Walsh - Senior Numerical Modeler - Geofirma Engineering Ltd
    Canada
  • Amer Abdel Haq - Business Development Manager - Untergrundspeicher- und Geotechnologie-Systeme GmbH
    Germany

Moderator

  • John Heer, Director of Gas Control & Peak Shaving , CenterPoint Energy

Speakers

  • Jianguo Zhang, Senior Engineer, PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company
  • Jerzy Stopa, Full Professor & Reservoir Engineer, AGH University Of Sciences & Technology / Polish Oil and Gas Company
  • Ladislav Barkoci, Deputy UGS Director, Nafta a.s.
  • Steven Pardy, Manager, Underground Storage, Union Gas Limited (An Enbridge Company)
  • Robert Walsh, Senior Numerical Modeler, Geofirma Engineering Ltd
  • Amer Abdel Haq, Business Development Manager, Untergrundspeicher- und Geotechnologie-Systeme GmbH

Creation of a highly efficient underground gas storage system capable of assuring engineering and environmental safety, using new technologies, information technology innovations and best practices will allow reinforcement of UGS operations and management towards more sustainability and to help to assure reliable and flexible gas delivery to end use consumers. This Technical and Innovation Center session will look at innovations, best practices, new technologies and research in gas storage technology and applications.

Theater 2
ADVANCES IN WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Speakers

  • Madeleine Lafon - Public Affairs & Communications Director - Association Française du Gaz
    France
  • Paulus Hogewoning - Senior Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Advisor - Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Owen Mulder - Manager, Science Centre Of Excellence  - Woodside Energy Ltd
    Australia
  • Loredana Reniero - HR Manager - Regas Srl
    Italy

Moderator

  • Madeleine Lafon, Public Affairs & Communications Director, Association Française du Gaz

Speakers

  • Paulus Hogewoning, Senior Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Advisor, Gasunie
  • Owen Mulder, Manager, Science Centre Of Excellence , Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Loredana Reniero, HR Manager, Regas Srl

This Technical and Innovation Center session will highlight success stories on three specific HR issues:

  • Training programs and Workforce planning case studies
  • Skills development and management
  • Case studies in skills development and knowledge retention
Ballroom C
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: NATURAL GAS AND LNG IN THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL ENERGY *

Sponsored by


Speakers

  • David Carroll - President - International Gas Union (IGU)
    United States of America
  • David Dickson - President & CEO - McDermott International, Inc.
    United States of America
  • Dr. Fatih Birol - Executive Director - International Energy Agency
    France

Welcome

David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)

Opening Remarks

David Dickson, President & CEO, McDermott International, Inc.

Panelists

  • David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • David Dickson, President & CEO, McDermott International, Inc.
  • Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency

*Please note there is an additional fee to attend Keynote Luncheons. For more information please click here.

Theater 1
PIPELINE INTEGRITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Speakers

  • Abderrahmane Taberkokt - Director - GRTG
    Algeria
  • Daniel Falabella - Pipeline Manager - TGS
    Argentina
  • Daniel Ersoy - R&D Executive Director - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Jianhui Xu - Engineering Department Manager - CNPC Sino-Pipeline International Company Limited
    China
  • Denis Faure - Principal Consultant - GRTgaz
    France
  • Mohd Nazmi Mohd Ali Napiah - Custodian & Group Technical Authority  - Petronas Group Technical Solutions
    Malaysia

Moderator

  • Abderrahmane Taberkokt, Director, GRTG

Speakers

  • Daniel Falabella, Pipeline Manager, TGS
  • Daniel Ersoy, R&D Executive Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Jianhui Xu, Engineering Department Manager, CNPC Sino-Pipeline International Company Limited
  • Denis Faure, Principal Consultant, GRTgaz
  • Mohd Nazmi Mohd Ali Napiah, Custodian & Group Technical Authority , Petronas Group Technical Solutions

A primary goal of pipeline integrity management is to determine the overall process for the integrity assessment of pipelines and to control and optimize the implementation of inspections, maintenance and repairs of the network. This task involves a broad array of procedures, processes and products. This Technical and Innovation Center session will provide case studies and product and process examples related to pipeline integrity management. This session will explore the latest technologies and approaches being applied around the world.

Theater 2
ENHANCING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF LNG ASSETS

Speakers

  • Wouter Meiring - Manager - Shell
    Netherlands
  • Shuzo Maeda - Chair, IGU LNG Committee - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Kosei Matsumura - Business Development Officer - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Mitsuru Kozuka - Manager - Toho Gas Co.,Ltd.
    Japan
  • Justin Ellrich - Senior Process Engineer - Black & Veatch
    United States of America
  • Igor Norinsky - Senior Manager, Commercial - Jordan Cove LNG
    Canada
  • Toshiyuki Hibino - Assistant Manager, Technical Solutions Section - Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Laurent Perrel - Project Engineer - Elengy
    France
  • Thierry Labrousse - Deputy Plant Manager - Elengy
    France

Moderator

  • Wouter Meiring, Manager, Shell

Speakers

  • Shuzo Maeda, Chair, IGU LNG Committee, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Kosei Matsumura, Business Development Officer, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsuru Kozuka, Manager, Toho Gas Co.,Ltd.
  • Justin Ellrich, Senior Process Engineer, Black & Veatch
  • Igor Norinsky, Senior Manager, Commercial, Jordan Cove LNG
  • Toshiyuki Hibino, Assistant Manager, Technical Solutions Section, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Laurent Perrel, Project Engineer, Elengy
  • Thierry Labrousse, Deputy Plant Manager, Elengy

Opening Remarks

Shuzo Maeda, Chair, IGU LNG Committee, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

Since the first commercial LNG cargo 50 years ago, many of the facilities have aged and/or are being faced with significant changes in supply/demand. This has triggered a wave of plant reconfigurations happening today. This session aims to present real life projects in existing LNG assets where functionality is enhanced or changed, addressing opportunities, challenges and best-practices.

 

Hall D
KEYNOTE: THE ROLE OF LNG IN SHAPING THE NATURAL GAS LANDSCAPE

Speakers

  • Patricia Roberts - Managing Director - LNG-Worldwide LTD
    United Kingdom
  • The Honourable Jim Carr - Minister of Natural Resources - Department of Natural Resources, Canada
    Canada
  • Seung-Il Cheong - President & CEO - Korea Gas Corporation
    Korea, Republic of
  • Peter Coleman - CEO & Managing Director - Woodside
    Australia
  • Charif Souki - Chairman of the Board - Tellurian
    United States of America
  • Jack A. Fusco - President & CEO - Cheniere Energy, Inc.
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Department of Natural Resources, Canada

Moderator

  • Patricia Roberts, Managing Director, LNG-Worldwide LTD

Panelists

  • The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Department of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Seung-Il Cheong, President & CEO, Korea Gas Corporation
  • Peter Coleman, CEO & Managing Director, Woodside
  • Charif Souki, Chairman of the Board, Tellurian
  • Jack A. Fusco, President & CEO, Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Key Topics

  • Trends and market dynamics
  • Impact of US LNG exports on global energy markets
  • Impact of oil prices on LNG prices
  • Future gas demand forecast for the big three – Japan, Korea and China
  • How are emerging importers reshaping the LNG market?
  • Impact of FLNG and FSRUs
  • Challenges created by the expansion of LNG
Hall D
KEYNOTE: THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING THE GLOBAL GAS INDUSTRY

Speakers

  • Maria van der Hoeven - Senior Fellow - Clingendael International Energy Programme
    Netherlands
  • Senator Bill Cassidy, Louisiana - United States Senator, Louisiana -
    United States of America
  • Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi - President & CEO - Qatar Petroleum
    Qatar
  • Bob Dudley - Group Chief Executive - BP
    United Kingdom
  • Patrick Pouyanné - Chairman & CEO - Total
    France
  • Ryan Lance - Chairman & CEO - ConocoPhilips
    United States of America
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Executive Vice President for Marketing, Midstream & Processing - Equinor
    Norway

Opening Remarks

Senator Bill Cassidy, United States Senator of Louisiana, United States Senate

Moderator

  • Maria van der Hoeven, Senior Fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme & Former Minister of the Netherlands & Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Panelists

  • Senator Bill Cassidy, Louisiana, United States Senator, Louisiana,
  • Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, President & CEO, Qatar Petroleum & Chairman, Qatargas
  • Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP
  • Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman & CEO, Total
  • Ryan Lance, Chairman & CEO, ConocoPhilips
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen, Executive Vice President for Marketing, Midstream & Processing, Equinor

Key Topics

  • Supply vs demand after 2020
  • The challenges of building infrastructure in emerging markets
  • Climate change and carbon reduction issues
  • Impact of air quality issues on gas demand
  • Competition from other sources of energy
  • Impact of technological advancements on the industry
  • Issues surrounding methane emissions
NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 146 A
LNG COMPETITIVENESS IN THE ENERGY MARKET

Speakers

  • Genevieve Solomon - LNG Advisor - Anadarko
    United States of America
  • Ryan Hickman - Senior LNG Market Analyst - Shell
    Netherlands
  • Mary Paz Adan Rodriguez - Commercial & Logistics Director - Enagas
    Spain
  • Michael Reimers - Senior Commercial Advisor - Poten & Partners Inc.
    United States of America
  • Angel Rojo Blanco - Head of Commercial & Logistics Operations - Enagas
    Spain
  • Shuzo Maeda - Chair, IGU LNG Committee - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Christopher Goncalves - Managing Director - Berkeley Research Group
    United States of America
  • Philippe Charlez - Senior Technical Advisor - TOTAL S.A.
    France

Moderator

  • Genevieve Solomon, LNG Advisor, Anadarko

Speakers

  • Ryan Hickman, Senior LNG Market Analyst, Shell
  • Mary Paz Adan Rodriguez, Commercial & Logistics Director, Enagas
  • Michael Reimers, Senior Commercial Advisor, Poten & Partners Inc.
  • Angel Rojo Blanco, Head of Commercial & Logistics Operations, Enagas
  • Shuzo Maeda, Chair, IGU LNG Committee, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Christopher Goncalves, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
  • Philippe Charlez, Senior Technical Advisor, TOTAL S.A.

This session will examine and document the competitiveness of LNG sustainability for both sellers and buyers, as well as other stakeholders, from overall viewpoints including price.

ROOM 143 B/C
BEST PRACTICES IN GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION

Speakers

  • Francisco de la Flor - Director Of Regulation - Enagas S.A.
    Spain
  • Andreas D Thanos - Gas Policy Specialist - Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
    United States of America
  • Susan Sakmar - Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Houston Law Center
    United States of America
  • Ernesto Bonafé - Head of Expansion - International Energy Charter
  • Luis Ignacio Parada Diego - Head of Global Regulatory Services - Enagas
    Spain

Moderator

  • Francisco de la Flor, Director Of Regulation, Enagas S.A.

Speakers

  • Andreas D Thanos, Gas Policy Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Susan Sakmar, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • Ernesto Bonafé, Head of Expansion, International Energy Charter
  • Luis Ignacio Parada Diego, Head of Global Regulatory Services, Enagas

This session will cover an overall assessment and best practices for governance and regulatory approaches and will include:

  • A review of best practices in investment climate
  • Lessons learnt from the development of challenging LNG projects: regulatory practices and the role of governments
  • The changing role of the US from importer to exporter
  • An outlook of governance and regulatory practices in different world regions
ROOM 144 A/B
THE IMPORTANCE AND ROLE OF METHANE EMISSIONS MITIGATION

Speakers

  • Pascal Alas - Principal Consultant, Technical Division - GRTgaz
    France
  • Vasily Bogoyavlensky - Deputy Director - Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS
    Russian Federation
  • Guillaume Virmaux - Head of European Affairs - GRDF
    France
  • Stefan Schwietzke - Research Scientist - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
    United States of America
  • Steven Hamburg - Chief Scientist - Environmental Defense Fund
    United States of America
  • Jennifer Stewart - Senior Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs - SouthWestern Energy
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Pascal Alas, Principal Consultant, Technical Division, GRTgaz

Speakers

  • Vasily Bogoyavlensky, Deputy Director, Oil and Gas Research Institute of RAS
  • Guillaume Virmaux, Head of European Affairs, GRDF
  • Stefan Schwietzke, Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
  • Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs, SouthWestern Energy

This session will provide insight into current research on methane emissions and implementation of practices to achieve reductions. These include current methods, tools and practices to successfully reduce methane emissions in the upstream, midstream, transmission, storage and distribution segments.

ROOM 149 A/B
INNOVATION: DRIVING GROWTH IN TRANSPORTATION MARKETS

Speakers

  • John Adams - Managing Director - Natural Gas Innovation Fund
    Canada
  • Steve Dent - Director Of Business Development - Econtrols
    United States of America
  • Hyunchul Kim - Senior Engineer - Samsung Heavy Industries
    Korea, Republic of
  • Patrick Serfass - Executive Director of the American Biogas Council, Board Member of WBA - The World Biogas Association (WBA)
    United States of America

Moderator

  • John Adams, Managing Director, Natural Gas Innovation Fund

Speakers

  • Steve Dent, Director Of Business Development, Econtrols
  • Hyunchul Kim, Senior Engineer, Samsung Heavy Industries
  • Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the American Biogas Council, Board Member of WBA, The World Biogas Association (WBA)

In most countries transport on roads is dominated by gasoline and diesel driven engines whereas maritime transport uses heavy marine oil. The steady increase in traffic volume worsens these air pollution problems especially in large cities and coastal areas. Less carbon intense fuels like natural gas or biogas can provide the solution. They can help to lower air pollutants, gain a better environment and deliver a significant contribution to the CO2 reduction targets of a country as transport is one of the most energy intense sector. The session will provide insights on the latest innovative transport concept based on the use of LNG, NG, biofuels and hydrogen.

ROOM 154 A
NATURAL GAS: THE ESSENTIAL FUEL FOR INDUSTRY IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Speakers

  • Nuno Moreira - CEO - Dourogás 
    Portugal
  • Tomohiro Inoue - Assistant Manager, Commercial & Industrial Energy Business Unit - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Jeffrey Goldmeer - Director, Gas Turbine Combustion & Fuel Solutions - GE Power
    United States of America
  • Philippe Buchet - Director, Research Programs - ENGIE
    France
  • Sean Osumi - General Manager, Energy Technology Center - Osaka Gas
    Japan
  • Chip Bottone - Chief Executive Officer  - FuelCell Energy, Inc
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Nuno Moreira, CEO, Dourogás 

Speakers

  • Tomohiro Inoue, Assistant Manager, Commercial & Industrial Energy Business Unit, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Jeffrey Goldmeer, Director, Gas Turbine Combustion & Fuel Solutions, GE Power
  • Philippe Buchet, Director, Research Programs, ENGIE
  • Sean Osumi, General Manager, Energy Technology Center, Osaka Gas
  • Chip Bottone, Chief Executive Officer , FuelCell Energy, Inc

Natural gas is a preferred fuel choice for steam generation, process heating, power generation and other industrial applications. This session will explore an array of industrial applications and topics that showcase gas in current and emerging markets.

ROOM 159 A/B
POWER OF THE PEOPLE: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE IN BUSINESS DECISIONS

Speakers

  • Dimitri Schildmeijer - Partner - WPNT Communications            
    Belgium
  • Marcel Hoenderdos - Study Group Leader MCC - EBN
    Netherlands
  • Barbara  Jinks - Director, Government Relations - Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
    Australia
  • Olav Skalmeraas - Vice President - Equinor
    Norway
  • Sarah Sandberg -  Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs  - DCP Midstream
    United States of America
  • Susan Waller - Vice President Stakeholder Engagement & Enterprise Public Awareness Programs - Enbridge
    United States of America
  • Monica Gattinger - Director - University of Ottawa's Institute for Science, Society and Policy
    Canada
  • Jan Willem van Hoogstraten - CEO - EBN
    Netherlands

Moderators

  • Dimitri Schildmeijer, Partner, WPNT Communications            
  • Marcel Hoenderdos, Study Group Leader MCC, EBN

Speakers

  • Barbara Jinks, Director, Government Relations, Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Olav Skalmeraas, Vice President, Equinor
  • Sarah Sandberg, Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs , DCP Midstream
  • Susan Waller, Vice President Stakeholder Engagement & Enterprise Public Awareness Programs, Enbridge
  • Monica Gattinger, Director, University of Ottawa's Institute for Science, Society and Policy
  • Jan Willem van Hoogstraten, CEO, EBN

There is a perfect storm for public acceptance of natural gas across Europe and North-America. Fierce public debates on climate change and renewable energy intertwine with community fears of fracking, earthquakes, the destruction of nature and the impact on air quality. These debates will define the role of gas…if we let them.

This session looks at the public pressure on our industry, whether locally or nationally. Senior business leaders from Germany, The Netherlands, USA and Canada will show us how gas is under ever-increasing scrutiny in their countries and tell us how they cope with it. Defining the conversation with society will be central to this session: how do we fight for a place at the policy table; defend a role for gas in a sustainable future; get into the public arena; engage stakeholders; and meet the daily challenge of building production and pipeline infrastructure in a highly critical environment?

This session will be highly interactive. Bring your point of view.

ROOM 143 A
THE ROLE OF GAS DEMAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SOURCES OF SUPPLY UP TO 2040

Speakers

  • Ana Isabel Pinto - Director for Pricing, Operations & Gas Regulation - EDP
    Portugal
  • Reda Bouchair - Head of Department - Sonatrach
    Algeria
  • Majed Limam - Manager, Americas LNG Consulting - Poten & Partners Inc.
    United States of America
  • Nabila Chafai - Researcher - EDF
    France
  • Bård Inge Hamre - Principal Trader - Equinor
    Norway
  • Robert Brooks - Founder & President - RBAC, Inc.
    United States of America

Moderators

  • Ana Isabel Pinto, Director for Pricing, Operations & Gas Regulation, EDP
  • Reda Bouchair, Head of Department, Sonatrach

Speakers

  • Majed Limam, Manager, Americas LNG Consulting, Poten & Partners Inc.
  • Nabila Chafai, Researcher, EDF
  • Bård Inge Hamre, Principal Trader, Equinor
  • Robert Brooks, Founder & President, RBAC, Inc.

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.

ROOM 144 C
EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW GEOLOGICAL FRONTIERS AND NEW APPLICATIONS OF CONVENTIONAL GAS RESOURCES

Speakers

  • Sandeep Kumar Chandola - Custodian & Head of Geophysics Acquisition - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Mohd Redhani Abdul Rahman - Head Of Global Exploration New Ventures - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Ana Widyanita - Senior Geologist - Petronas
    Malaysia
  • Heinz Bauer - Vice President   - Linde Engineering
    Germany
  • Zhang Hui - Director - Tarim Oilfield Company, Petrochina
    China
  • Dan-Paul Stefanescu - Director of Exploration & Production Division - The National Gas Company Romgaz
    Romania
  • Eliabe Moura - Senior Engineer - YPF S.A
    Argentina

Moderators

  • Sandeep Kumar Chandola, Custodian & Head of Geophysics Acquisition, PETRONAS
  • Mohd Redhani Abdul Rahman, Head Of Global Exploration New Ventures, PETRONAS

Panelists

  • Ana Widyanita, Senior Geologist, Petronas
  • Heinz Bauer, Vice President , Linde Engineering
  • Zhang Hui, Director, Tarim Oilfield Company, Petrochina
  • Dan-Paul Stefanescu, Director of Exploration & Production Division, The National Gas Company Romgaz
  • Eliabe Moura, Senior Engineer, YPF S.A

This session will explore four different opportunities for conventional gas to maximize project value:

  • New effective technologies application for the mature fields
  • Identification and development of new geological frontiers
  • Fiscal and regulatory incentives required to stimulate development in mature fields and new reservoir types
  • Optimal development concept while ensuring safety and environment protection
Theater 1
TRANSMISSION PIPELINES: TECHNIQUES, TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION

Speakers

  • Ansgar  Brauer - Senior Technical Project Manager - Uniper
    Germany
  • Noora Al-Derham - Facilities Development Planning Specialist  - Qatargas Operating Company Limited
    Qatar
  • Jiangtao Ma - Engineer - Petrochina Pipeline Company
    China
  • Jesus Losada Maseda - Business Development Manager - Reganosa
    Spain
  • Hyunseok You - Senior Researcher - Korea Gas Corporation
    Korea, Republic of

Moderator

  • Ansgar Brauer, Senior Technical Project Manager, Uniper

Speakers

  • Noora Al-Derham, Facilities Development Planning Specialist , Qatargas Operating Company Limited
  • Jiangtao Ma, Engineer, Petrochina Pipeline Company
  • Jesus Losada Maseda, Business Development Manager, Reganosa
  • Hyunseok You, Senior Researcher, Korea Gas Corporation

All over the world several large gas transportation pipeline projects have been executed over the past years to fulfil an increased demand for and secure supply of natural gas. In some countries gas infrastructure developments are new experiences.

This Technical and Innovation Center session will be composed from practical and applied case studies on:

  • New projects
  • New technologies
  • New products
  • New services
  • Innovative management of processes
Theater 2
ADVANCES IN GAS DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGIES

Speakers

  • Rory Somers - Materials & Innovation Manager - Gas Networks Ireland
    Ireland
  • Marshall Pollock - President & CEO - Utilicor Technologies Inc.
    Canada
  • Michel Hardy - R&D Program Manager - GRTgaz
    France
  • Daphne D’Zurko - Executive Director - NYSEARCH
    United States of America
  • Alessandro Menarbin - Operations Manager - Regas Srl
    Italy
  • Wez Little - Innovations Director - Synthotech Ltd
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Rory Somers, Materials & Innovation Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

Speakers

  • Marshall Pollock, President & CEO, Utilicor Technologies Inc.
  • Michel Hardy, R&D Program Manager, GRTgaz
  • Daphne D’Zurko, Executive Director, NYSEARCH& Vice President, Northeast Gas Association
  • Alessandro Menarbin, Operations Manager, Regas Srl
  • Wez Little, Innovations Director, Synthotech Ltd

Natural gas operations, in particular gas distribution, has benefited from an increase in new technologies over the last decade. These advances have been in materials for pipes as well as construction and maintenance activities.

This session explores the latest in material developments, construction and system maintenance practices as well as applications for renewable technologies in gas operations.

Wednesday - June 27, 2018

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

Hall D
KEYNOTE: WHAT NEXT FOR THE ASIA PACIFIC GAS MARKET?

Speakers

  • Nobuo Tanaka - Chairman - The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Japan
  • Francis R. Fannon - Assistant Secretary - Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
    United States of America
  • H.E. Ignasius Jonan - Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources - The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia
    Indonesia
  • Yalan Li - Chairperson of the Board of Directors - Beijing Gas Group
    China
  • Anuar Taib - Executive Vice President  & CEO Upstream - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Hendrik Gordenker - Chairman - JERA
    Japan
  • Mitchell W. Ingram - Executive Vice President, International, Deepwater & Exploration - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

Francis R. Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State

Moderator

  • Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation & Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Panelists

  • Francis R. Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • H.E. Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources, The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Yalan Li, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Beijing Gas Group
  • Anuar Taib, Executive Vice President & CEO Upstream, PETRONAS
  • Hendrik Gordenker, Chairman, JERA
  • Mitchell W. Ingram, Executive Vice President, International, Deepwater & Exploration, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Key Topics

  • Mapping future Asian gas demand
  • Applications for natural gas and LNG across Asia
  • Asia’s commitment to climate change agreements
  • Innovations in the Asian gas transportation industry
  • Role of gas in the energy mix
  • Innovation in domestic gas market?
NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 146 B/C
THE GLOBAL LNG MARKET: KEY DRIVERS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Speakers

  • Steven Miles - Head of LNG Practice - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America
  • Jim Muschalik - President - ExxonMobil LNG Market Development
    United States of America
  • Meg Gentle - President & CEO - Tellurian
    United States of America
  • Steve Hill - Executive Vice President - Shell Energy
    Netherlands
  • Jun Nishizawa - Senior VP & Division COO of Energy Resources Division (Americas, Europe and ME) - Mitsubishi Corporation
    Japan
  • Andrew Walker - Vice President for Strategy & Communication - Cheniere Energy, Inc.
    United States of America
  • Jason Bordoff - Founding Director - Center on Global Energy Policy
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Steven Miles, Head of LNG Practice, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Panelists

  • Jim Muschalik, President, ExxonMobil LNG Market Development
  • Meg Gentle, President & CEO, Tellurian
  • Steve Hill, Executive Vice President, Shell Energy
  • Jun Nishizawa, Senior VP & Division COO of Energy Resources Division (Americas, Europe and ME), Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Andrew Walker, Vice President for Strategy & Communication, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy & Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs, Columbia School of International & Public Affairs

Key Topics

  • LNG supply and demand: five year outlook
  • What are the shifting market dynamics that will impact the LNG business? How will niche markets become a major driver of demand?
  • Can LNG remain competitive with alternative fuels in the long term? What is the tipping point with coal?
  • The impact of American LNG exports on the global market
  • FLNG applications: trends, drivers and outlook
  • Emerging markets: where are the new pockets of demand?
  • Geopolitical issues: which areas are impacting the LNG industry?
  • The changing dynamics of buyers and sellers and the emergence of new trading patterns
ROOM 151 A/B
THE SHIFTING SANDS OF SHALE GAS ABUNDANCE AND GLOBAL MARKETS

Speakers

  • Marty Durbin - Executive Vice President - American Petroleum Institute
    United States of America
  • Robert F. Powelson - Commissioner - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    United States of America
  • Luguang Li - Vice President - PetroChina
    China
  • Monte Dobson - Senior Vice President, Development - XTO Energy
    United States of America
  • Marcos Browne - Executive Vice President Gas & Power - YPF
    Argentina
  • Rusty Braziel - President & Principal Energy Markets Consultant - RBN Energy
    United States of America
  • Hamish McArdle - Partner - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Marty Durbin, Executive Vice President, American Petroleum Institute

Panelists

  • Robert F. Powelson, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Luguang Li, Vice President, PetroChina & President, PetroChina E&P Company
  • Monte Dobson, Senior Vice President, Development, XTO Energy
  • Marcos Browne, Executive Vice President Gas & Power, YPF
  • Rusty Braziel, President & Principal Energy Markets Consultant, RBN Energy
  • Hamish McArdle, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Key Topics

  • How will North American shale gas and oil production shape the market?
  • The unconventional players in the US: the Permian Basin, Marcellus , the Bakken and Utica
  • Beyond North America: where is shale production emerging?
  • The cost revolution: how have U.S. producers remained market players in a lower price environment?
  • Using new technologies to improve productivity and resource development
  • Will the worldwide shale formations provide the reserves to support an expanding reliance on natural gas?
ROOM 145 A/B
THE GLOBAL GEOPOLITICS OF GAS

Speakers

  • David L. Goldwyn - President - Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC
    United States of America
  • Jeff Duncan - Congressman of South Carolina's 3rd District - U.S. House of Representatives
    United States of America
  • H.E. Yury P. Sentyurin - Secretary General - Gas Exporting Countries Forum
  • Fereidun Fesharaki - Founder & Chairman - FGE
    United Kingdom
  • Dr. Agnia Grigas - Author & Energy Expert, Senior Fellow - Atlantic Council
    United States of America
  • Robert McNally - Energy Expert, Author & Consultant & President - Rapidan Energy Group
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

Jeff Duncan, Congressman of South Carolina's 3rd District, U.S. House of Representatives

"Spotlight interview"

H.E. Yury P. Sentyurin, Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum

Moderator

  • David L. Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC

Panelists

  • Jeff Duncan, Congressman of South Carolina's 3rd District, U.S. House of Representatives
  • H.E. Yury P. Sentyurin, Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum
  • Fereidun Fesharaki, Founder & Chairman, FGE & Non-Resident Senior Associate, CSIS
  • Dr. Agnia Grigas, Author & Energy Expert, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council & Board Member, LITGAS
  • Robert McNally, Energy Expert, Author & Consultant & President, Rapidan Energy Group

Key Topics

  • Is Gas a victim or instrument of Geopolitics?
  • To what extent is the US shale revolution reshaping energy Geopolitics?
  • How has the shale gale changed the rules of intercontinental gas trade and realigning strategic relations among the United States, the European Union, Russia, China, and beyond?
  • Will the shale boom and the growth of the global LNG trade make gas a true global commodity?
  • What are the implications of the U.S. becoming an energy super power?
  • Will gas bring greater peace and cooperation in the East Mediterranean?
  • How will geopolitics play out in the development of resources ie. Russia, Iran, China?
  • In the past national policies have limited market integration in South America – can South America capitalize on its abundant resources? 
ROOM 152 A/B
GAS AND RENEWABLES: A PARTNERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE

Speakers

  • Lisa Jacobson - President - Business Council for Sustainable Energy
    United States of America
  • Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado - United States Senator, Colorado -
    United States of America
  • Didier Holleaux - Executive Vice President - ENGIE
    France
  • Laurent Vivier - President, Gas - Total
    France
  • Barry V. Perry - President & CEO - Fortis
    United States of America
  • Chris Voell - Co-Chair Biogas Subcommittee - Global Methane Initiative
    United States of America
  • Dolf Gielen - Director, IRENA Innovation & Technology Centre Bonn - International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA
    Germany

Opening Remarks

Senator Michael Bennet, United States Senator for Colorado, United States Senate

Moderator

  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Panelists

  • Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado, United States Senator, Colorado,
  • Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, ENGIE
  • Laurent Vivier, President, Gas, Total
  • Barry V. Perry, President & CEO, Fortis
  • Chris Voell, Co-Chair Biogas Subcommittee, Global Methane Initiative & Director–AgSTAR, Climate Change Division, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Dolf Gielen, Director, IRENA Innovation & Technology Centre Bonn, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA

Key Topics

  • The role of gas in supporting the growth of renewable energy
  • Integration challenges and incentives for the gas industry working with the renewables sector
  • The role of natural gas infrastructure in providing storage for excess renewable generation
  • What market mechanisms are needed to ensure that gas infrastructure can support renewable energy?
  • Will the combination of renewables and battery storage replace the need for natural gas peaking plants?
  • How can increased government investment in clean energy in the form of subsidies, loan assistance, and R&D impact the use of natural gas?
ROOM 150 A/B
INCLUSION DRIVES INNOVATION: PROMOTING WOMEN AND DIVERSITY

Speakers

  • Kelly Rose - Partner - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America
  • Yetunde Bajela-Taiwo - Head of Gas Business - SEPLAT
    Nigeria
  • Hilary Mercer - Vice President, Pennsylvania Chemicals - Shell
    Netherlands
  • Katie Mehnert - CEO - Pink Petro, Experience Energy
    United States of America
  • Paula Glover - President & CEO - American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
    United States of America

This session will explore how organizations can be more effective in promoting women and diversity in the workforce; ask what it takes to become a leader in this industry and give perspectives on gender diversity from industry leaders around the world.

Moderator

  • Kelly Rose, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Panelists

  • Yetunde Bajela-Taiwo, Head of Gas Business, SEPLAT
  • Hilary Mercer, Vice President, Pennsylvania Chemicals, Shell
  • Katie Mehnert, CEO, Pink Petro, Experience Energy & Founder, Lean In Energy
  • Paula Glover, President & CEO, American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
ROOM 147 A/B
EMPLOYEE, PUBLIC AND CUSTOMER SAFETY: AN INTEGRATED STRATEGY

Speakers

  • Lori Traweek - COO - American Gas Association (AGA)
    United States of America
  • Howard Elliott - Administrator, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) - Department of Transportation (USA)
    United States of America
  • Nick Stavropoulos - President & COO - Pacific Gas & Electric Company
    United States of America
  • José Carlos Broisler Oliver - Vice-Chairman - COMGÁS
    Brazil
  • Dennis Vidmar - Safety, Health & Environment Manager - ExxonMobil PNG LNG
    Papua New Guinea
  • Jose Maria Almacellas - Chemical Engineer - Naturgy
    Spain

Opening Remarks

Howard Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (USA)

Moderator

  • Lori Traweek, COO, American Gas Association (AGA)

Panelists

  • Howard Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (USA)
  • Nick Stavropoulos, President & COO, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • José Carlos Broisler Oliver, Vice-Chairman, COMGÁS
  • Dennis Vidmar, Safety, Health & Environment Manager, ExxonMobil PNG LNG
  • Jose Maria Almacellas, Chemical Engineer, Naturgy

Key Topics

  • What are the safety trends influencing and shaping the oil and gas industry?
  • The regulator’s role in driving public safety
  • Keys to developing an effective corporate safety management system
  • How do you measure safety improvement?
  • Transforming to a safety first company culture: the journey since Deepwater Horizon & San Bruno
  • Sustaining a safety first company culture: incentives, motivation and other proven strategies
Theater 1
BEST PRACTICES IN GAS INDUSTRY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Speakers

  • Barbara  Jinks - Director, Government Relations - Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
    Australia
  • Adam Zrodlowski - Researcher - University of Groningen
    Netherlands
  • Amandeep Singh Narang - Chief General Manager, Corporate Communication - Indraprastha Gas Limited
    India
  • Dimitri Schildmeijer - Partner - WPNT Communications            
    Belgium
  • Anton Buijs - Chief Communications Officer - GasTerra
    Netherlands
  • Frank Graf - Director, Gas Technology - DVGW-EBI
    Germany

Moderator

  • Barbara Jinks, Director, Government Relations, Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe

Panelists

  • Adam Zrodlowski, Researcher, University of Groningen
  • Amandeep Singh Narang, Chief General Manager, Corporate Communication, Indraprastha Gas Limited
  • Dimitri Schildmeijer, Partner, WPNT Communications            
  • Anton Buijs, Chief Communications Officer, GasTerra
  • Frank Graf, Director, Gas Technology, DVGW-EBI

Gas industry players around the world continue to produce effective marketing and communication programs and campaigns to further the position of natural gas as an economic, environmental and valued energy option. This Technical and Innovation session will highlight innovative marketing processes, programs and collateral from around the globe. It will showcase integrated campaigns as well as application and market-specific video, print, electronic and social media examples for an array of gas industry opportunities and issues. This session will be an interactive and illuminating look at state-of-the-art marketing and communication campaigns for the gas industry.

Theater 2
LPG TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Speakers

  • Nikos Xydas - Technical Director - World LPG Association
    France
  • George Dimopoulos - Principal Specialist in Maritime R&D & Advisory - DNV GL
    Norway
  • Mélodie Noris - Business Development Manager - GTT
    France
  • Greg Kerr - Director,  Research & Development - Propane Education & Research Council
    United States of America
  • Ron Bills - CEO - Envirofit
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, World LPG Association

Speakers

  • George Dimopoulos, Principal Specialist in Maritime R&D & Advisory, DNV GL
  • Mélodie Noris, Business Development Manager, GTT
  • Greg Kerr, Director, Research & Development, Propane Education & Research Council
  • Ron Bills, CEO, Envirofit

Technology developed for propane applications continues to offer benefits to consumers around the world in expanded and affordable clean energy options; reductions in energy poverty and flexible supply options. This interactive Technical and Innovation Center session will showcase emerging LPG technology and applications that are addressing global energy needs. Typical applications include; cooking and other domestic uses, commercial and institutional uses, power generation, transportation fuels and energy blending uses.

ROOM 154 A
IMPACT OF UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ON THE WORLD GAS MARKET

Speakers

  • Philippe Charlez - Senior Technical Advisor - TOTAL S.A.
    France
  • Chris Newkumet - Bureau Chief - S&P Global Platts
    United States of America
  • Assia Baya Ogba - Principal Economics Studies Engineer - Sonatrach
    Algeria
  • Vello Kuuskraa - President - Advanced Resources International
    United States of America
  • Philippe Dupuis - Director General - TOTAL Gas Marketing CONO SUR  S.A.
  • Tatiana Mitrova - Director, Energy Center - Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
    Russian Federation
  • Hongyan Wang - Professor of Engineering - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
    China

Moderators

  • Philippe Charlez, Senior Technical Advisor, TOTAL S.A.
  • Chris Newkumet, Bureau Chief, S&P Global Platts

Panelists

  • Assia Baya Ogba, Principal Economics Studies Engineer, Sonatrach
  • Vello Kuuskraa, President, Advanced Resources International
  • Philippe Dupuis, Director General, TOTAL Gas Marketing CONO SUR S.A.
  • Tatiana Mitrova, Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Hongyan Wang, Professor of Engineering, Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)

After the U.S., certain countries – Argentina, China, Algeria, Saudi Arabia – have huge unconventional resources. They will be the next ones where unconventional gas will be developed. This session will debate the key motivations of these countries, as well as the technical, economic and social challenges to overcome. Will the development of these new resources affect the world gas flow? And particularly can U.S. LNG compete with Russian gas in Europe and the Far East beyond 2020?

ROOM 144 A/B
INNOVATION: CREATING ACCEPTANCE FOR NATURAL GAS

Speakers

  • Bernard Blez - Director Engie Lab Crigen - Engie
    France
  • Uwe Bauer - Managing Director - E.ON Bioerdgas GmbH
    Germany
  • James Seaba - Senior Director - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Sanjay Rungta - Manager GTL Development - Shell Global Solutions
    Netherlands
  • Jason Wolfe - Director - Energy Solutions Fortis British Columbia
    Canada

Moderator

  • Bernard Blez, Director Engie Lab Crigen, Engie

Speakers

  • Uwe Bauer, Managing Director, E.ON Bioerdgas GmbH
  • James Seaba, Senior Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Sanjay Rungta, Manager GTL Development, Shell Global Solutions
  • Jason Wolfe, Director, Energy Solutions Fortis British Columbia

As a fossil fuel, natural gas faces social challenges, leading to a need to rewrite its story to remain a viable element of national energy policies. This session will consider how emerging gas technologies have effectively addressed social barriers and contributed to sustainable energy solutions.

ROOM 146 A
WORLD LNG REPORT: THE CURRENT MARKET AND EMERGING ISSUES

Speakers

  • Elias Cortina - Gas Market Advisor - Chevron
    United States of America
  • Go Katayama - LNG Consultant - Poten & Partners Inc.
    United States of America
  • Gautam Sudhakar - Director, Global LNG Research - IHS Markit
    United Kingdom
  • Kenta Matsuzaka - Managing Executive Officer - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd
    Japan
  • Masaya Watanabe - Deputy General Manager, LNG Trading Dept. - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Manas Satapathy - Managing Director, Strategy - Accenture
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Elias Cortina, Gas Market Advisor, Chevron

Speakers

  • Go Katayama, LNG Consultant, Poten & Partners Inc.
  • Gautam Sudhakar, Director, Global LNG Research, IHS Markit
  • Kenta Matsuzaka, Managing Executive Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd
  • Masaya Watanabe, Deputy General Manager, LNG Trading Dept., Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Manas Satapathy, Managing Director, Strategy, Accenture

This session will address activity and trends associated with development of the world-wide LNG industry. It will also address prospects for future LNG industry developments that will shape the competitive positioning of LNG relative to other fuels and energy sources and beyond near-term trends.

ROOM 143 A
THE NEW ROLE OF GAS IN A LOW CARBON WORLD

Speakers

  • Elbert Huijzer - Strategic Advisor, Energy Grids - Alliander
    Netherlands
  • Melissa Stark - Managing Director - Accenture
    United Kingdom
  • Olav Skalmeraas - Vice President - Equinor
    Norway
  • Gabrielle Sycamore - General Manager, Gas Markets - Jemena
    Australia
  • Timothy Gardner - Vice President - Power Gas Coal & Renewables Consulting - IHS Markit
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Elbert Huijzer, Strategic Advisor, Energy Grids, Alliander

Speakers

  • Melissa Stark, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Olav Skalmeraas, Vice President, Equinor
  • Gabrielle Sycamore, General Manager, Gas Markets, Jemena
  • Timothy Gardner, Vice President - Power Gas Coal & Renewables Consulting, IHS Markit

This panel will focus on policy and regulatory issues that need to be solved to enable the natural gas industry to contribute to a low carbon world.

ROOM 149 A/B
CYBER-SECURITY: ENSURING PROTECTION OF THE GAS INDUSTRY INFRASTRUCTURE

Speakers

  • Jennifer Silk - Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary - U.S. Department of Energy
    United States of America
  • Deborah Watson - Director - KPMG, LLP
    United States of America
  • Jinli Han - Manager - Beijing Gas Group
    China
  • David Blanco - SCADA Security Director - Autosol
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Jennifer Silk, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Panelists

  • Deborah Watson, Director, KPMG, LLP
  • Jinli Han, Manager, Beijing Gas Group
  • David Blanco, SCADA Security Director, Autosol

The natural gas industry is relying more and more on mobile devices and smart sensors to manage its system. As it also moves increasingly to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, such as low-power Bluetooth sensors, the network becomes increasingly sensitive to cyber-security issues.

This session explores the developing technologies making the network more prone to security issues and the tools being developed to secure it. Key topics will be:

  • application of IoT devices to operations and maintenance
  • development of security software applications
  • advantages and limitations to remote monitoring
  • data storage of customer data
ROOM 159 A/B
SAFE OPERATION AND BEST PRACTICES OF UGS

Speakers

  • Fabien Favret - Gas & Power Asset Manager - FACIES/NOXDIA
    France
  • William Garner - Shareholder  - GreenbergTraurig, LLP
    Germany
  • Michael Enoh - Reservoir Engineer - Atmos Energy Corporation
    United States of America
  • Heike Bernhardt - Technical Director - KBB Underground Technologies
    Germany
  • Hélène Giouse - Technical Advisor of Operation Line - Storengy/ENGIE
    France
  • Greg Galloway - Product Line Manager Solid Expandable Systems - Weatherford
    United States of America
  • Thomas Chrisfield - Supervisor - CenterPoint Energy
    United States of America
  • Mohamed Saifullah Bin Sirajudin - Executive Petrophysics - Petronas
    Malaysia

Moderator

  • Fabien Favret, Gas & Power Asset Manager, FACIES/NOXDIA

Speakers

  • William Garner, Shareholder , GreenbergTraurig, LLP
  • Michael Enoh, Reservoir Engineer, Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Heike Bernhardt, Technical Director, KBB Underground Technologies
  • Hélène Giouse, Technical Advisor of Operation Line, Storengy/ENGIE
  • Greg Galloway, Product Line Manager Solid Expandable Systems, Weatherford
  • Thomas Chrisfield, Supervisor, CenterPoint Energy
  • Mohamed Saifullah Bin Sirajudin, Executive Petrophysics, Petronas

In spite of some similarities between gas production activities and underground gas storage (UGS) there are fundamental differences. Therefore, UGS equipment should be under precise control and evaluation of its technical condition to maintain it in safe and reliable mode.

This session will cover:

  • Integrity management of UGS assets
  • Quantitative risk assessment (QRA)
  • UGS tightness monitoring
  • Case studies of major incidents
  • Reduction of emissions and environmental footprint
ROOM 144 C
TRANSMISSION PIPELINES: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

Speakers

  • Fábio Capelassi Gavazzi de Marco - Coordinator, Engineering Department - TBG Brasil
    Brazil
  • Tomáš Matula - Head of System Planning & Strategic Projects - eustream, a.s.
    Slovakia
  • Ton Van Wingerden - Principal Consultant - DNV GL
    Netherlands
  • Aileen Hooks - Partner - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America
  • Signe Sonne - Systems Analyst - Energinet Denmark
    Denmark
  • Thierry Reynaud - Head of Technical Coordination Department - Teréga
    France
  • Marcin Ziółkowski - Analyst - Europol Gaz, Poland
    Poland

Moderator

  • Fábio Capelassi Gavazzi de Marco, Coordinator, Engineering Department, TBG Brasil

Speakers

  • Tomáš Matula, Head of System Planning & Strategic Projects, eustream, a.s.
  • Ton Van Wingerden, Principal Consultant, DNV GL
  • Aileen Hooks, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Signe Sonne, Systems Analyst, Energinet Denmark
  • Thierry Reynaud, Head of Technical Coordination Department, Teréga
  • Marcin Ziółkowski, Analyst, Europol Gaz, Poland

All over the world several large gas transportation pipeline projects have been executed to fulfil an increased demand for and secure supply of natural gas. In some countries, gas infrastructure developments are new experiences. Many of these projects are facing challenges ranging from harsh environments to public and other stakeholder engagements.

This session will look at challenging pipeline projects, with a particular focus on:

  • New trends in transmission pipelines
  • New direction of flow
  • New gases in traditional pipelines
  • Environmental review processes
ROOM 143 B/C
GAS PRICING

Speakers

  • Hansch van der Velden - Director, Corporate Communications - N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Mike Fulwood - Senior Research Fellow - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    United Kingdom
  • Floris Merison - Pricing Group - Gasterra
    Netherlands
  • Carlos Mata - Pricing Group - EDP
    Portugal
  • Zeyno Elbasi - Gas Marketing Manager - BP
    Turkey
  • Najla Jamoussi - Director, Market Fundamentals, Global LNG - Cheniere
    United States of America
  • Chikako Ishiguro - Senior Analyst - Osaka Gas
    Japan
  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau - Head of Gas Analysis  - BP
    France

Moderator

  • Hansch van der Velden, Director, Corporate Communications, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie & Secretary General, Royal Dutch Gas Association

Speakers

  • Mike Fulwood, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Floris Merison, Pricing Group, Gasterra
  • Carlos Mata, Pricing Group, EDP
  • Zeyno Elbasi, Gas Marketing Manager, BP
  • Najla Jamoussi, Director, Market Fundamentals, Global LNG, Cheniere
  • Chikako Ishiguro, Senior Analyst, Osaka Gas
  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Head of Gas Analysis , BP

The IGU Wholesale Gas Price Survey will be presented confirming the continued changes in gas price mechanisms over the ten surveys. The session will also look at the convergence of global gas prices, using data from the price surveys, hub price correlation in Europe, gas vs. coal price competition in power generation - long run and short run.

The final part of the session will consider LNG pricing in the new world and whether a reliable price benchmark can be developed.

Theater 1
POTENTIAL IMPACT OF NEW SOURCES OF GAS ON GLOBAL ENERGY MARKETS

Speakers

  • Pierre Boulin - Senior Research Analyst - EDF
    France
  • Ivan Weiss - Head, Business Development & Regulation - SPP
    Slovakia
  • Anne Steckel - Director, Federal Legislative Affairs - Coalition For Renewable Natural Gas, Inc.
    United States of America
  • Karen Sund - Consultant - Sund Energy
    Norway

Moderator

  • Pierre Boulin, Senior Research Analyst, EDF

Speakers

  • Ivan Weiss, Head, Business Development & Regulation, SPP
  • Anne Steckel, Director, Federal Legislative Affairs, Coalition For Renewable Natural Gas, Inc.
  • Karen Sund, Consultant, Sund Energy

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.

Theater 2
INNOVATIONS IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL GAS TECHNOLOGIES

Speakers

  • Per Persson - Technical Manager, Safety, Installation & Service - HMN GasNet P / S
    Denmark
  • Naokatsu Akioka - Assistant Manager - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Chiaki Takata - Staff Engineer - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Paul Glanville - R&D Manager - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Paul Cheliak - Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs  - Canadian Gas Association
    Canada
  • Jean Schweitzer - Msc Project Manager  - Danish Gas Technology Centre
    Denmark

Moderator

  • Per Persson, Technical Manager, Safety, Installation & Service, HMN GasNet P / S

Speakers

  • Naokatsu Akioka, Assistant Manager, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Chiaki Takata, Staff Engineer, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Paul Glanville, R&D Manager, Gas Technology Institute
  • Paul Cheliak, Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs , Canadian Gas Association
  • Jean Schweitzer, Msc Project Manager , Danish Gas Technology Centre

Use of natural gas in a competitive society focusing on green energy and ultimate CO2 reduction demands continuous innovation and search for the next game changer. Within this session innovative future-oriented commercial ideas and possible game changers that support significant CO2 reductions will be presented including products and cases that satisfy consumers’ wishes in the future in terms of safety, technology, environment and economy.

Ballroom C
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR NATURAL GAS: THE CUSTOMERS PERSPECTIVE*

Speakers

  • Calvin M. Dooley - President & CEO - American Chemistry Council
    United States of America
  • Pierce Norton - President & CEO - ONE Gas
    United States of America
  • Bhavesh V. Patel - CEO & Chairman, Management Board - LyondellBasell
    United States of America
  • Mark Lashier - President & CEO - Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
    United States of America

Panelists for this keynote luncheon will consist of CEOs of leading energy intensive industrial customers. Confirmed panelists include:

Opening Remarks

Pierce Norton, President & CEO, ONE Gas & Immediate Past Chair, American Gas Association (AGA)

Moderator

  • Calvin M. Dooley, President & CEO, American Chemistry Council

Panelists

  • Pierce Norton, President & CEO, ONE Gas& Immediate Past Chair, American Gas Association (AGA)
  • Bhavesh V. Patel, CEO & Chairman, Management Board, LyondellBasell
  • Mark Lashier, President & CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

*Please note there is an additional fee to attend Keynote Luncheons. For more information please click here.

Theater 1
WGC 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS CEREMONY PART 1

Speakers

  • Hisataka Yakabe - General Manager - Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd
    Japan
  • Shirai Marie - Research Worker - Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Wim Van Grunderbeek - Project Manager - Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Gerben Roseboom - Founder & Managing Director - MapXact
    Netherlands
  • William Liss - Managing Director - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Robert Kester - CEO - Rebellion Photonics
    United States of America
  • Frederic Legrand - LNG Research Program Manager - ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
    France

Moderator

  • Hisataka Yakabe, General Manager, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd

Speakers

  • Shirai Marie, Research Worker, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Wim Van Grunderbeek, Project Manager, Gasunie
  • Gerben Roseboom, Founder & Managing Director, MapXact
  • William Liss, Managing Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Robert Kester, CEO, Rebellion Photonics
  • Frederic Legrand, LNG Research Program Manager, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN

The first ceremony of the WGC 2018 Innovation Awards will highlight the next major innovations in technology. Winners will be presenting on the following 5 categories:

  • Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Domestic Utilization
  • Commercial and Industrial Utilization
  • Digital and Smart Solutions
  • Emissions Detection and Mitigation
Theater 2
INNOVATIONS IN NATURAL GAS VEHICLES AND FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE

Speakers

  • Scott Foster - Director, Sustainable Energy Division - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
    Switzerland
  • Graham Barker - Regional Sales Manager - Angi Energy Systems LLC
    United States of America
  • Veronique Bel - NGV Project Manager - GRDF
    France
  • Estelle Courtier-Arnoux - Gas Market Analyst - GRDF
    France
  • Frederik Brandes - Technical Manager - German Association for Gas & Water
    Germany
  • Petro Dumenko - Co-Founder & Technical Director - Digas Ltd.
    Latvia

Moderator

  • Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Speakers

  • Graham Barker, Regional Sales Manager, Angi Energy Systems LLC
  • Veronique Bel, NGV Project Manager, GRDF
  • Estelle Courtier-Arnoux, Gas Market Analyst, GRDF
  • Frederik Brandes, Technical Manager, German Association for Gas & Water
  • Petro Dumenko, Co-Founder & Technical Director, Digas Ltd.

This Technical and Innovation Center session will showcase the latest technologies and applications related to the transportation market including NGVs, vehicles, fueling systems, rail marine, heavy duty, off-road and other applications.

Hall D
KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE’S ENERGY MARKET

Speakers

  • Coby van der Linde - Director - Clingendael International Energy Programme
    Netherlands
  • Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia - United States Senator, West Virginia -
    United States of America
  • Péter Szijjártó - Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade - Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Hungary
    Hungary
  • Maroš Šefčovič - Vice President, Energy Union - European Commission
  • Annie Krist - CEO - GasTerra
    Netherlands
  • Klaus Schäfer - CEO - Uniper
    Germany
  • Marco Alverà - CEO - Snam
    Italy

Opening Remarks

Senator Joe Manchin, United States Senator for West Virginia, United States Senate

Moderator

  • Coby van der Linde, Director, Clingendael International Energy Programme

Panelists

  • Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia, United States Senator, West Virginia,
  • Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Hungary
  • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Energy Union, European Commission
  • Annie Krist, CEO, GasTerra
  • Klaus Schäfer, CEO, Uniper
  • Marco Alverà, CEO, Snam & President, GasNaturally

Key Topics

  • Development and implications of the Energy Package
  • Role of gas in the future European energy mix
  • Development of internal infrastructure and take away terminal capacity
  • Building a long-term partnership with renewables i.e. gas to power, biogas, etc
  • The role of gas in tackling climate change
  • Security of supply, diversification of supply routes and role of LNG
  • Further development of hubs and price mechanisms
NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 154 A
THE IMPACT OF GAS QUALITY ON CURRENT AND FUTURE USE

Speakers

  • Alice Vatin - Research Scientist - GRTgaz
    France
  • Ted Williams - Director, Codes & Standards - American Gas Association
    United States of America
  • Wenxue Gao - Deputy Secretary-General of China Gas Society  - China Gas Society
    China
  • Dongmin Kim - Researcher - Kogas
    Korea, Republic of
  • Marc Mercier - Project Manager - Engie
    France
  • Jean Schweitzer - Msc Project Manager  - Danish Gas Technology Centre
    Denmark
  • Aksel Hauge Pedersen - Senior Development Manager - Ørsted A/S
    Denmark

Moderator

  • Alice Vatin, Research Scientist, GRTgaz

Speakers

  • Ted Williams, Director, Codes & Standards, American Gas Association
  • Wenxue Gao, Deputy Secretary-General of China Gas Society , China Gas Society
  • Dongmin Kim, Researcher, Kogas
  • Marc Mercier, Project Manager, Engie
  • Jean Schweitzer, Msc Project Manager , Danish Gas Technology Centre
  • Aksel Hauge Pedersen, Senior Development Manager, Ørsted A/S

The session will address the challenge of the gas quality variations worldwide and their impact of gas utilization applications. The session will both cover technical and non-technical aspects, such as standardization of gas quality, and include technical developments to mitigate the impact of gas quality on appliances. In the introduction of the session, the results from the conducted IGU survey on the impact of gas quality upon utilizations of gas in the transport and industrial sectors will be presented.

ROOM 146 A
FLOATING LNG CONCEPTS: FACTS AND DIFFERENTIATORS

Speakers

  • Jorge Gomez de la Fuente - Head of Business Development Gas & Power - Repsol
    Spain
  • Marthe Møller-Solaas - VP Business Development Support - Höegh LNG
    Norway
  • Carlos Guerrero - Global Market Leader Tankers & Gas Carriers  - Bureau Veritas
    France
  • Kyle Haberberger - Process Engineer - Black & Veatch
    United States of America
  • Tom Haylock - Business Development Manager - Aragon
    Norway

Moderator

  • Jorge Gomez de la Fuente, Head of Business Development Gas & Power, Repsol

Speakers

  • Marthe Møller-Solaas, VP Business Development Support, Höegh LNG
  • Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Tankers & Gas Carriers , Bureau Veritas
  • Kyle Haberberger, Process Engineer, Black & Veatch
  • Tom Haylock, Business Development Manager, Aragon

This session will provide specific insights about aspects and issues for making the FLNG projects feasible, including success/non-success histories for FLNG developments and current projects for:

  • Liquefaction FLNG concepts split into two main types: (i)LNG FPSOs in open sea conditions and (ii) Near-shore LNG producing projects (referred to floating production moored to a jetty in open sea conditions)
  • Regasification FLNG concepts (FSRUs)
ROOM 143 A
ACCESS TO ISOLATED AREAS AND PROMOTION OF NEW CONNECTION POINTS

Speakers

  • Nicholas Biederman - Principal Consultant - Gas Operations Innovation Alliance
    United States of America
  • Shane Wilson - Gis Technical Assistant II/Energy Management Professional - The National Gas Company Of Trinidad And Tobago
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Carlos Serrano Tarafa - Infraestructure Development Process Director - GAS NATURAL FENOSA
    Spain
  • E S Ranganathan - Managing Director - Indraprastha Gas Limited
    India
  • Frederic Legrand - LNG Research Program Manager - ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
    France
  • Andreas D Thanos - Gas Policy Specialist - Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Nicholas Biederman, Principal Consultant, Gas Operations Innovation Alliance

Speakers

  • Shane Wilson, Gis Technical Assistant II/Energy Management Professional, The National Gas Company Of Trinidad And Tobago
  • Carlos Serrano Tarafa, Infraestructure Development Process Director, GAS NATURAL FENOSA
  • E S Ranganathan, Managing Director, Indraprastha Gas Limited
  • Frederic Legrand, LNG Research Program Manager, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
  • Andreas D Thanos, Gas Policy Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

This session will look at the DSO's activities promoting, developing and facilitating the maintenance and expansion of the market for natural gas. Key topics to explore will be:

  • DSO-customer interaction for maintaining existing customers and encouraging new attachments
  • New technologies and techniques for expanding the infrastructure and attaching new customers
  • Strategies for expanding the availability of natural gas "beyond the mains" to isolated areas or orphaned industrial or power plants
ROOM 144 C
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Speakers

  • Mohd Nazmi Mohd Ali Napiah - Custodian & Group Technical Authority  - Petronas Group Technical Solutions
    Malaysia
  • Patrick Vieth - Executive Vice President - Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc.
    United States of America
  • Yunbin Ma - Senior Engineer - Petrochina Pipeline R&D Center
    China
  • Vladimir Potocny - Pipeline System Maintenance Director - eustream
    Slovakia
  • YoungKeun Kim - Chief Research Engineer - Kogas
    Korea, Republic of

Moderator

  • Mohd Nazmi Mohd Ali Napiah, Custodian & Group Technical Authority , Petronas Group Technical Solutions

Speakers

  • Patrick Vieth, Executive Vice President, Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems Inc.
  • Yunbin Ma, Senior Engineer, Petrochina Pipeline R&D Center
  • Vladimir Potocny, Pipeline System Maintenance Director, eustream
  • YoungKeun Kim, Chief Research Engineer, Kogas

Environmental and societal impact of gas transporting systems and their operations, as well as safety of operation, are key factors for public acceptance of gas facilities. Excellent environmental and safety performance streamlines the way to authorization of constructions and may have a principal impact on an economy of installations and operations.

This session will focus on:

  • Pipeline integrity management
  • Corrosion control and management
  • Global standards and practices for improving safety
  • Reduction of methane and other emissions
ROOM 143 B/C
PROSPECTS FOR NATURAL GAS UP TO 2050

Speakers

  • Coby van der Linde - Director - Clingendael International Energy Programme
    Netherlands
  • Ulco Vermeulen - Member Executive Board, Director Business Development & Participations - N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Tim Boersma - Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy (Columbia University) - Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)
    Netherlands
  • Hiroshi Hashimoto - Senior Analyst, Gas Group - The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
    Japan
  • Satoshi Yoshida - Manager - The Japan Gas Association
    Japan

Moderator

  • Coby van der Linde, Director, Clingendael International Energy Programme

Speakers

  • Ulco Vermeulen, Member Executive Board, Director Business Development & Participations, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
  • Tim Boersma, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy (Columbia University), Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)
  • Hiroshi Hashimoto, Senior Analyst, Gas Group, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
  • Satoshi Yoshida, Manager, The Japan Gas Association

There are broad drivers impacting global and regional gas markets and the supply/demand balance – both positively and negatively. This session will focus on the strategic drivers impacting the long term prospects for natural gas, including:

  • Opportunities for the gas industry from COP21 in Paris
  • Usage of gas in large cities for improved urban air quality
  • Reduction of methane emissions in the gas industry

 

ROOM 144 A/B
INNOVATION: IMPLEMENTING FUTURE ENERGY SYSTEMS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Speakers

  • Greg Caldwell - Director of Development and Innovation - ATCO Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit
    Canada
  • Joseph Turgeon - Principal Consultant - Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC
    United States of America
  • Siegfried Kiss - Head Of Business Development - Rag Austria
    Austria
  • Francesco Jamoletti - CEO & Founder - Regas Srl
    Italy
  • Chris Wykle - Senior Director, Gas Marketing - Sensus, A Xylem Brand
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Greg Caldwell, Director of Development and Innovation, ATCO Pipelines & Liquids Global Business Unit

Speakers

  • Joseph Turgeon, Principal Consultant, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC
  • Siegfried Kiss, Head Of Business Development, Rag Austria
  • Francesco Jamoletti, CEO & Founder, Regas Srl
  • Chris Wykle, Senior Director, Gas Marketing, Sensus, A Xylem Brand

Due to society's energy demands, energy market growth tends to be more decentralized and accepts more renewables. In this context, gas infrastructure has the potential to be a valuable backbone of energy systems of the future. Existing gas infrastructure has many qualities such as geographic presence, operational flexibility, safety culture and capacity of industrial implementation, which can complement new innovative technologies to create the energy systems of the future. This session will address the latest technologies which outline new energy systems and show the change as a whole.

ROOM 159 A/B
BUILDING A WORKFORCE FOR GAS INDUSTRY NEEDS

Speakers

  • Reham Gharib - TF2 Chair - Taqa Arabia
    Egypt
  • Shawn Khoshaien - Director Engineering - Union Gas Ltd
    Canada
  • Chris Harvey - Principal - Chris Harvey Consulting
    Australia
  • Michelle Unger - Head of Group Business Line - Rosen
    United Kingdom
  • Patrick Findle - Senior Program Manager - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Dori Ramsey - Chief Talent Officer  - Washington Gas
    United States of America
  • Marius Popescu - Managing Director - Energy Brains
    Romania

Moderator

  • Reham Gharib, TF2 Chair, Taqa Arabia

Speakers

  • Shawn Khoshaien, Director Engineering, Union Gas Ltd
  • Chris Harvey, Principal, Chris Harvey Consulting
  • Michelle Unger, Head of Group Business Line, Rosen
  • Patrick Findle, Senior Program Manager, Gas Technology Institute
  • Dori Ramsey, Chief Talent Officer , Washington Gas
  • Marius Popescu, Managing Director, Energy Brains

The energy industry faces numerous challenges: prices volatility, environmental issues, changing market regulations, development of new usages. This session will try to design the most efficient HR strategy in this complex context. What are the priorities in terms of workforce development? Are cross generational programs an opportunity to develop skills and competencies? How to build-up diverse workforces when recruitment is challenged?

ROOM 149 A/B
FROM SOCIAL LICENSE TO PRIVILEGE TO OPERATE: IS THE GAS INDUSTRY MEETING COMMUNITIES EXPECTATIONS?

Speakers

  • Gabriela Roselló - Public Affairs Manager - Total Austral S.A.
    Argentina
  • Lucia Ruiz - Sustainability and Environmental Manager - Promigas SA ESP
    Colombia
  • Susannah Pierce - Director of External Relations - LNG Canada
    Canada
  • Lloyd Visser - Manager, Sustainability - Conocophillips
    United States of America
  • Heloisa Schmidt - Sustainability Manager, Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals - Bechtel Corporation
    United States of America
  • Dzafri Sham Ahmad - Vice President, Group Health, Safety, Security & Environment (GHSSE) - PETRONAS
    Malaysia

Moderator

  • Gabriela Roselló, Public Affairs Manager, Total Austral S.A.

Speakers

  • Lucia Ruiz, Sustainability and Environmental Manager, Promigas SA ESP
  • Susannah Pierce, Director of External Relations, LNG Canada
  • Lloyd Visser, Manager, Sustainability, Conocophillips
  • Heloisa Schmidt, Sustainability Manager, Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Bechtel Corporation
  • Dzafri Sham Ahmad, Vice President, Group Health, Safety, Security & Environment (GHSSE), PETRONAS

A social license to operate has often been deemed as 'nice to have' and not a factor which can derail a project particularly as it is not a regulatory requirement in many countries. Over the past decade, this idea has evolved where companies have made it mandatory for communities concerns to be included in their respective decision making processes. However, is the industry doing enough to demonstrate they are meeting the growing expectations of the communities and not just paying lip service to gain its social license? The session aims to provide insights on what defines social license to operate and how different approaches are taken to successfully manage the changing landscape of stakeholder’s expectations.

Theater 1
INNOVATIONS THAT STIMULATE GAS DEMAND AND DEVELOP NEW MARKETS

Speakers

  • Christina Zhaoyan Liu - Secretary of the Board - Shenzhen Gas Corp. Ltd
    China
  • Melissa Stark - Managing Director - Accenture
    United Kingdom
  • Jean-Marc Leroy - Senior Executive Vice President, External Relations  - ENGIE
    France
  • Qiao Jia - Director, Energy Technology Research Department - Beijing Gas Group Research Institute
    China
  • William Liss - Managing Director - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Léa Grausz - Associate - The Brattle Group
    United States of America
  • Uday Turaga - CEO - ADI Analytics LLC
    United States of America

Moderators

  • Christina Zhaoyan Liu, Secretary of the Board, Shenzhen Gas Corp. Ltd
  • Melissa Stark, Managing Director, Accenture

Speakers

  • Jean-Marc Leroy, Senior Executive Vice President, External Relations , ENGIE
  • Qiao Jia, Director, Energy Technology Research Department, Beijing Gas Group Research Institute
  • William Liss, Managing Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Léa Grausz, Associate, The Brattle Group
  • Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics LLC

This session will cover the technologies and innovations that would stimulate natural gas demand in new markets or applications.

Theater 2
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE UNCONVENTIONAL GAS DEVELOPMENT

Speakers

  • Muqsit  Ashraf - Global Head, Energy Strategy - Accenture
    United States of America
  • Yang Yang - Staff Member - Petroleum Exploration & Production Research Institute, Sinopec
    China
  • Lianzhu Cong - Senior Engineer, New Energy Department  - Petrochina Company Limited
    China
  • Kent Perry - Director, E&P Research - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Roy Hartstein - Vice President, Strategic Solutions - Southwestern Energy
    United States of America
  • Emiliano Santiago - Senior Geologist - YPF S.A.
    Argentina
  • Manas Satapathy - Managing Director, Strategy - Accenture
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Muqsit Ashraf, Global Head, Energy Strategy, Accenture

Speakers

  • Yang Yang, Staff Member, Petroleum Exploration & Production Research Institute, Sinopec
  • Lianzhu Cong, Senior Engineer, New Energy Department , Petrochina Company Limited
  • Kent Perry, Director, E&P Research, Gas Technology Institute
  • Roy Hartstein, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Southwestern Energy
  • Emiliano Santiago, Senior Geologist, YPF S.A.
  • Manas Satapathy, Managing Director, Strategy, Accenture

This session will provide an overview of emerging and technologies and approaches being applied in enhancing the production efficiency and environmental profile of unconventional gas development. The session will be comprised of case studies and overviews of new product and service applications in upstream unconventional gas fields.

Thursday - June 28, 2018

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

Hall D
KEYNOTE: ACCESS TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

Speakers

  • Mark Zoback - Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics & Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative - Stanford University
    United States of America
  • Senator Lisa Murkowski - United States Senator, Alaska -
    United States of America
  • Rachel Kyte - CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General - Sustainable Energy for All
    Austria
  • Ariel Yepez Garcia - Energy Division Chief - Inter-American Development Bank
    United States of America
  • Omar Mithá - Chairman & CEO - ENH
    Mozambique
  • Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour - CEO - Sonatrach
    Algeria

Opening Remarks

Senator Lisa Murkowski, United States Senator for Alaska, Untied States Senate

Moderator

  • Mark Zoback, Benjamin M. Page Professor of Geophysics & Director of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, Stanford University

Panelists

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski, United States Senator, Alaska,
  • Rachel Kyte, CEO & Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Ariel Yepez Garcia, Energy Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Omar Mithá, Chairman & CEO, ENH
  • Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, CEO, Sonatrach

Key Topics

  • Defining energy poverty: why does it matter?
  • The role of economic development
  • How do we bridge the gap between demand for energy and availability?
  • Ensuring affordable energy is environmentally sustainable and safe
  • Financing energy access
  • Climate Change and the challenge of energy poverty
NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 151 A/B
THE FUTURE OF NATURAL GAS FROM AN END USER PERSPECTIVE

Speakers

  • Dena Wiggins - President - Natural Gas Supply Association
    United States of America
  • Brad True - General Manager, Resource Development - Nucor Corporation
    United States of America
  • Tyne Brownlow - Manager - Global Sourcing Energy - International Paper Company
    United States of America
  • Chad Verret - President - Q-LNG Transport, LLC
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Dena Wiggins, President, Natural Gas Supply Association

Speakers

  • Brad True, General Manager, Resource Development, Nucor Corporation
  • Tyne Brownlow, Manager - Global Sourcing Energy, International Paper Company
  • Chad Verret, President, Q-LNG Transport, LLC & Chairman Of The Board, Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)

Panelists representing large volume industrial and power sector consumers of natural gas provide their views on the benefits and risks of choosing natural gas.

Key Topics

  • Spotlight on gas buyers: understanding their needs and concerns
  • What makes buyers choose natural gas?
  • What are users’ concerns about natural gas and how can these be addressed?
  • How is the gas industry adapting to customers’ requirements?
  • How great a role does gas play in the customer’s energy future?
  • Is natural gas viewed as a long-term solution to energy needs?
ROOM 147 A/B
CAPTURING NEW DEMAND: THE SMALL TO MID SCALE LNG MOVEMENT

Speakers

  • Ben Schlesinger - President - Benjamin Schlesinger and Associates, LLC
    United States of America
  • Bill Johnson - Congressman of Ohio's 6th District - U.S. House of Representatives
    United States of America
  • Kees van Seventer - President - Vopak LNG
    Netherlands
  • Mike Culligan - Manager, LNG Technology & Licensing - ConocoPhillips
    United States of America
  • Freddy Obando - Head of LNG - Central America and the Caribbean - The AES Corporation
    United States of America
  • Maya Kusmaya - Engineering Manager - Pertamina
    Indonesia

Opening Remarks

Bill Johnson, Congressman of Ohio's 6th District, U.S. House of Representatives

Moderator

  • Ben Schlesinger, President, Benjamin Schlesinger and Associates, LLC

Panelists

  • Bill Johnson, Congressman of Ohio's 6th District, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Kees van Seventer, President, Vopak LNG
  • Mike Culligan, Manager, LNG Technology & Licensing, ConocoPhillips
  • Freddy Obando, Head of LNG - Central America and the Caribbean, The AES Corporation
  • Maya Kusmaya, Engineering Manager, Pertamina

Key Topics

  • Distinctions between small scale LNG for local fuel (<1 MTPA) vs. small scale trains for mid-scale LNG export (1 – 3 MTPA)
  • Key drivers and challenges to developing small-scale LNG for domestic fuel
  • Key drivers and challenges for utilizing small scale LNG trains to meet needs of the changing LNG export market
  • How sizable an effect is small to mid-scale LNG having on overall global gas demand
  • Expansion into new markets e.g. Indonesia, Chile, the Philippines and the Mediterranean
  • Latest innovations in technology and safety in small-scale LNG
  • Discussing the risk and rewards new LNG developers and technology providers bring to the LNG industry
  • Drivers and challenges for financing small to mid-scale LNG projects
ROOM 152 A/B
STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS METHANE EMISSIONS AND IMPROVE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

Speakers

  • Bob Perciasepe - President - Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
    United States of America
  • Dr Pratima Rangarajan - CEO - OGCI Climate Investments
    United Kingdom
  • Bernard Looney - Chief Executive, Upstream - BP
    United Kingdom
  • Greg Guidry - EVP Unconventionals - Shell
    Netherlands
  • Jennifer Stewart - Senior Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs - SouthWestern Energy
    United States of America
  • Donald Chahbazpour - Director, Climate Change Compliance - National Grid
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Bob Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Panelists

  • Dr Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investments
  • Bernard Looney, Chief Executive, Upstream, BP
  • Greg Guidry, EVP Unconventionals, Shell
  • Jennifer Stewart, Senior Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs, SouthWestern Energy
  • Donald Chahbazpour, Director, Climate Change Compliance, National Grid

Key Topics

  • What action is being taken across the value chain to improve the industry’s environmental footprint?
  • What strategies are successfully being adopted to address methane emissions?
  • Which technologies are most effectively being used to quantify and reduce methane emissions?
  • What level of confidence is there in methane emission estimates?
  • Has the industry demonstrated sufficient attention to addressing methane emissions?
  • What new approaches to infrastructure development are being used to minimise the industry’s environmental impact?
ROOM 145 A/B
THE NEW OPERATIONAL LANDSCAPE: MANAGING CYBER AND PHYSICAL DISRUPTION

Speakers

  • Dave McCurdy - President & CEO - American Gas Association (AGA)
    United States of America
  • Matthew G. Olsen - Co-Founder - IronNet Cybersecurity
    United States of America
  • Galina Antova -  Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer - Claroty
    United States of America
  • Leo Simonovich - VP of Global Industrial Cyber & Digital Security - Siemens Corporation
    Germany
  • ​Scott E. Doyle - Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Distribution - CenterPoint Energy
    United States of America
  • Gary Freburger - President, Process Automation business - Schneider Electric
    France

Moderator

  • Dave McCurdy, President & CEO, American Gas Association (AGA)

Panelists

  • Matthew G. Olsen, Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity & Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
  • Galina Antova, Co-founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Claroty
  • Leo Simonovich, VP of Global Industrial Cyber & Digital Security, Siemens Corporation
  • ​Scott E. Doyle, Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Distribution, CenterPoint Energy
  • Gary Freburger, President, Process Automation business, Schneider Electric

Key Topics

  • Is the energy sector a prime target for cyber-attacks?
  • How is the increasing interconnection and digitalization of the energy sector increasing cyber-attack risk?
  • Do we need to develop a cross-sector cyber security framework to help locate key areas of risk management and those systems that need to be protected?
  • Do governments need to stimulate the introduction of standards, regulations and support information sharing to reduce cyber risks?
  • The role of supply chain integrity in protecting against cyber attacks
  • Securing the distribution system against physical threats
  • Case study: the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey – resilience and restoration lessons learned
  • Is distributed generation the answer?
  • Does a larger role for natural gas mean more risks going forward?
  • Using predictive tools, social media and other ways to communicate with the customer
ROOM 146 B/C
EMERGING BUSINESS MODELS FOR A COMPETITIVE LNG MARKET

Speakers

  • Susan Sakmar - Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Houston Law Center
    United States of America
  • Anatol Feygin - Executive Vice President & CCO - Cheniere Energy, Inc.
    United States of America
  • Frédéric Barnaud - Group CEO - Pavilion Energy
    Singapore
  • Martin Houston - Vice Chairman - Tellurian
    United States of America
  • Prabhat Singh - Managing Director & CEO - Petronet LNG
    India
  • Michael Sabel - Co-CEO, Co-Chairman & Founder - Venture Global LNG
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Susan Sakmar, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston Law Center

Panelists

  • Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President & CCO, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Frédéric Barnaud, Group CEO, Pavilion Energy
  • Martin Houston, Vice Chairman, Tellurian
  • Prabhat Singh, Managing Director & CEO, Petronet LNG
  • Michael Sabel, Co-CEO, Co-Chairman & Founder, Venture Global LNG

Key Topics

  • What will it take to compete in the new global LNG market?
  • Key factors impacting LNG pricing
  • Assessing the impact of new suppliers, markets and more flexible commercial arrangements
  • Commercial innovations in LNG: contracts delinked from oil prices; increasing spot market; trading and backhaul; smaller scale and barge mounted solutions – which of these new models will be project financeable?
  • How do we finance regas projects in non-credit worthy economies?
  • Will selective downstream investments and more vertical investment in LNG infrastructure help lock in demand?
  • Which pricing alternatives will become most popular in the coming years?
  • How will buyers respond to fixed price contracts?
ROOM 150 A/B
INVESTING IN INNOVATION FOR THE GLOBAL GAS INDUSTRY

Speakers

  • Edward Johnston - Senior Vice President - Research and Technology Development - Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
    United States of America
  • Steven Winberg - Assistant Secretary - Department of Energy (USA)
    United States of America
  • Paul Siegele - Chief Technology Officer & President - Chevron Energy Technology Company
    United States of America
  • Isabelle Moretti - Technology Director, Corporate R&D - ENGIE
    France
  • Jeffrey Clark - Managing Partner - Energy Innovation Capital
    United States of America
  • Gregory P. Leveille - CTO - ConocoPhillips
    United States of America
  • Michael Garrabrant - President & CEO - Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc.
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy (USA)

Moderator

  • Edward Johnston, Senior Vice President - Research and Technology Development, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Panelists

  • Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy (USA)
  • Paul Siegele, Chief Technology Officer & President, Chevron Energy Technology Company
  • Isabelle Moretti, Technology Director, Corporate R&D, ENGIE
  • Jeffrey Clark, Managing Partner, Energy Innovation Capital
  • Gregory P. Leveille, CTO, ConocoPhillips
  • Michael Garrabrant, President & CEO, Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc.

Key Topics

  • Who is investing in future energy technologies?
  • In what areas has the gas industry embraced digital technologies? What is the next frontier?
  • R&D gaps and technology drivers around the world
  • What role will regulations and subsidies play in stimulating innovation?
  • Opportunities and value for natural gas innovation
  • How important will innovations in process management and communications be to enable companies to increase their efficiency?
  • Opportunities for gas in the energy grid
  • Role of private equity and venture capital
  • Role of government in innovation
Theater 1
WHAT’S HOT IN GAS RESEARCH: UPSTREAM APPLICATIONS AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE

Speakers

  • Kristin Skofteland - Director, Strategy & Business  - Total
    Netherlands
  • Udo Lubenau - Head of Laboratory - DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
    Germany
  • Brais Vazquez Iglesias - R&D Manager - Pollution SRL
    Italy
  • Roberto Cafagna - Managing Director - Nanto Cleantech Inc
    United States of America
  • Chuck Taylor - Global Partnerships Manager - U.S. Department Of Energy - NETL
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Kristin Skofteland, Director, Strategy & Business , Total

Speakers

  • Udo Lubenau, Head of Laboratory, DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
  • Brais Vazquez Iglesias, R&D Manager, Pollution SRL
  • Roberto Cafagna, Managing Director, Nanto Cleantech Inc
  • Chuck Taylor, Global Partnerships Manager, U.S. Department Of Energy - NETL

The gas industry continues to develop and offer innovative technology solutions across the entire value chain. This interactive Technical and Innovation Center session will highlight recently introduced and emerging technologies developed for the gas industry. It will focus on research and technology for the upstream, storage and infrastructure areas including E&P, LNG, storage and gas transmission & distribution.

Theater 2
SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF DETECTION TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS FOR METHANE EMISSIONS QUANTIFICATION AND REDUCTION

Speakers

  • Roy Hartstein - Vice President, Strategic Solutions - Southwestern Energy
    United States of America
  • Fiji George - Director, Climate & Sustainability - Cheniere
    United States of America
  • Pascal Alas - Principal Consultant, Technical Division - GRTgaz
    France
  • Robert Kester - CEO - Rebellion Photonics
    United States of America
  • Abdelallah Ahmed - Engineer - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Roy Hartstein, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Southwestern Energy

Speakers

  • Fiji George, Director, Climate & Sustainability, Cheniere
  • Pascal Alas, Principal Consultant, Technical Division, GRTgaz
  • Robert Kester, CEO, Rebellion Photonics
  • Abdelallah Ahmed, Engineer, Gas Technology Institute

This session will focus on case studies demonstrating a variety of technologies implemented successfully to drive low cost methane emissions reductions in upstream, midstream, transmission, storage, LNG and distribution segments. The session will also include case studies demonstrating the application of current technologies to reduce uncertainty in methane emissions measurement.

ROOM 146 A
ENHANCING LNG FACILITY FUNCTIONALITY AND CAPABILITY: CASE STUDIES

Speakers

  • Wouter Meiring - Manager - Shell
    Netherlands
  • Raphael Pujol - Key Account & Marketing Manager - Elengy
    France
  • Jagir Baxi - LNG Operations Manager - ExxonMobil PNG Limited
    Papua New Guinea
  • Roberto Ruiperez Vara - Director LNG Technology, Operations & Projects - Freeport LNG Development
    United States of America
  • Frank Richards - Senior Vice President - Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
    United States of America
  • Mohamed Al-Sherawi - Head of RCM & Maintenance Engineering - Qatargas
    Qatar
  • Pierre Cotin - Chief Strategy Development Marketing Officer - Elengy
    France

Moderator

  • Wouter Meiring, Manager, Shell

Speakers

  • Raphael Pujol, Key Account & Marketing Manager, Elengy
  • Jagir Baxi, LNG Operations Manager, ExxonMobil PNG Limited
  • Roberto Ruiperez Vara, Director LNG Technology, Operations & Projects, Freeport LNG Development
  • Frank Richards, Senior Vice President, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
  • Mohamed Al-Sherawi, Head of RCM & Maintenance Engineering, Qatargas
  • Pierre Cotin, Chief Strategy Development Marketing Officer, Elengy

This session will introduce effective new movements to enhance LNG plants and terminals in key regions such as the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Discussion will center around the capability of major LNG projects around the world through various case studies covering conversion, optimization and innovation.

ROOM 144 A/B
INNOVATION: EFFECTIVELY CHARACTERIZING AND ADDRESSING METHANE EMISSIONS

Speakers

  • Isabelle Moretti - Technology Director, Corporate R&D - ENGIE
    France
  • Oliver Butler - GM, LNG Market Development - Shell Projects and Technology
    Netherlands
  • Fiji George - Director, Climate & Sustainability - Cheniere
    United States of America
  • Maria Araujo - Manager R&D - Southwest Research Institute
    United States of America
  • Mathijs Koot - Process Engineer, LNG Market Development - Shell Projects and Technology
    Netherlands
  • Michael Frish - Manager, Industrial Sensors - Physical Sciences Inc
    United States of America
  • Paul Wehnert - Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing - Heath Consultants Incorporated
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Isabelle Moretti, Technology Director, Corporate R&D, ENGIE

Speakers

  • Oliver Butler, GM, LNG Market Development, Shell Projects and Technology
  • Fiji George, Director, Climate & Sustainability, Cheniere
  • Maria Araujo, Manager R&D, Southwest Research Institute
  • Mathijs Koot, Process Engineer, LNG Market Development, Shell Projects and Technology
  • Michael Frish, Manager, Industrial Sensors, Physical Sciences Inc
  • Paul Wehnert, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Heath Consultants Incorporated

Natural gas itself is the cleanest fossil fuel. Although power produced with natural gas produces 50 percent less CO2 emissions than power by coal, the clean image of natural gas is threatened by unsubstantiated claims of excessive methane emissions impacting global warming. This session will:

  • Show the latest scientific methodologies
  • Deliver facts and figures on real measurements
  • Provide innovation on tools and approaches for methane detection and mitigation
  • Present effective and innovative means of emission reduction in practice
ROOM 143 A
GAS DISTRIBUTION AND SUSTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS

Speakers

  • Libor Čagala - Senior Technical Development Specialist - Innogy
    Czechia
  • Tony Wimpenny - International Sales Manager - Orbital Gas Systems
    United States of America
  • Martin Imbleau - Senior Vice President, Operations, Transport & Development of New Energies - Énergir
    Canada
  • Liliane Wietzerbin - Head Of International Affairs - GRDF
    France
  • Peter Schley - Co-founder and Managing Director  - SmartSim GmbH
    Germany
  • Alice Vatin - Research Scientist - GRTgaz
    France
  • Mark Babcock - Director of Business Development - Hexagon Composites ASA
    Norway

Moderator

  • Libor Čagala, Senior Technical Development Specialist, Innogy

Speakers

  • Tony Wimpenny, International Sales Manager, Orbital Gas Systems
  • Martin Imbleau, Senior Vice President, Operations, Transport & Development of New Energies, Énergir
  • Liliane Wietzerbin, Head Of International Affairs, GRDF
  • Peter Schley, Co-founder and Managing Director , SmartSim GmbH
  • Alice Vatin, Research Scientist, GRTgaz
  • Mark Babcock, Director of Business Development, Hexagon Composites ASA

This session will focus on the integration of green gases in the gas distribution system. It will include case studies and innovative approaches for the deployment and facilitation of green gas in a gas distribution system.

ROOM 154 A
CHANGES IN EMERGING GAS MARKETS: MIDDLE EAST, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA

Speakers

  • Nabila Chafai - Researcher - EDF
    France
  • Chris Rumley - Senior LNG Consultant - Poten & Partners Inc.
    United States of America
  • Helen Currie - Chief Economist - Conocophillips
    United States of America
  • David Jetter - Partner - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America
  • Liliana Diaz - Managing Director - FTI Consulting
    United States of America
  • Roberto Ferreira Da Cunha - Director - IHS Markit
    United Kingdom
  • Reda Bouchair - Head of Department - Sonatrach
    Algeria

Moderator

  • Nabila Chafai, Researcher, EDF

Speakers

  • Chris Rumley, Senior LNG Consultant, Poten & Partners Inc.
  • Helen Currie, Chief Economist, Conocophillips
  • David Jetter, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Liliana Diaz, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Roberto Ferreira Da Cunha, Director, IHS Markit
  • Reda Bouchair, Head of Department, Sonatrach

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.

ROOM 149 A/B
NATURAL GAS FOR TRANSPORT: DRIVING CLEAN MOBILITY FORWARD

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Seisler - CEO - Clean Fuels Consulting
    Belgium
  • Ted Williams - Director, Codes & Standards - American Gas Association
    United States of America
  • Hala Chergui - Senior Executive - Sonatrach
    Algeria
  • Shiguo Lin - Senior Engineer - Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation(RIPED,CNPC)
    China
  • Vladislav Karasevich - General Director - Engprogroup Llc, Russian Gas Society
    Russian Federation

Moderator

  • Jeffrey Seisler, CEO, Clean Fuels Consulting

Speakers

  • Ted Williams, Director, Codes & Standards, American Gas Association
  • Hala Chergui, Senior Executive, Sonatrach
  • Shiguo Lin, Senior Engineer, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation(RIPED,CNPC)
  • Vladislav Karasevich, General Director, Engprogroup Llc, Russian Gas Society

Natural gas has a large current and potential high-growth market for gas transportation applications, ranging from domestic and fleet vehicles to rail, off-road, heavy duty, rail and marine applications. This session will explore the broad suite of offerings and applications for natural gas in transportation applications. It will be comprised of case studies of vehicle technology and applications, fueling and related  infrastructure, economics and environmental drivers.

ROOM 159 A/B
ATTRACTING AND RETAINING STAFF FOR THE GAS INDUSTRY

Speakers

  • Marcel Kramer - Energy & Infrastructure Consultant - Energy Delta Institute
    Netherlands
  • Yusivadheti Norman - Jr Officer, OS Planning & Deployment - PT Pertamina
    Indonesia
  • Rachel Everaard - People Advisory Services Principal - EY
    United States of America
  • Jo Ferrie - Manager Social Investment - Woodside Energy
    Australia
  • Niken Eka Putri Rosady - Analyst, Culture & Transformation - PT Pertamina
    Indonesia
  • Ulrike Von Lonski - Director Of Communication - World Petroleum Council
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Marcel Kramer, Energy & Infrastructure Consultant, Energy Delta Institute

Speakers

  • Yusivadheti Norman, Jr Officer, OS Planning & Deployment, PT Pertamina
  • Rachel Everaard, People Advisory Services Principal, EY
  • Jo Ferrie, Manager Social Investment, Woodside Energy
  • Niken Eka Putri Rosady, Analyst, Culture & Transformation, PT Pertamina
  • Ulrike Von Lonski, Director Of Communication, World Petroleum Council

This session will look at how the gas industry can recruit the best staff in a very challenging context even in terms of reputation. What are the values the gas industry should promote to attract millennials? Who are the leaders and role models to be publicized? What are the HR opportunities that the gas industry can propose to its existing staff?

ROOM 144 C
NEW UNDERGROUND STORAGE (UGS) PROJECTS: GLOBAL REVIEW

Speakers

  • Ladislav Goryl - CEO Deputy on UGS - NAFTA
    Slovakia
  • Mario Jorge Figueira Confort - Regulation Specialist - ANP
    Brazil
  • Cecile Previeu - CEO - Storengy
    France
  • Amer Abdel Haq - Business Development Manager - Untergrundspeicher- und Geotechnologie-Systeme GmbH
    Germany
  • Steven Pardy - Manager, Underground Storage - Union Gas Limited (An Enbridge Company)
    Canada
  • Robert Walsh - Senior Numerical Modeler - Geofirma Engineering Ltd
    Canada
  • Vladimír Lorenc - Engineer of Technical Development  - NAFTA
    Slovakia

Moderator

  • Ladislav Goryl, CEO Deputy on UGS, NAFTA

Speakers

  • Mario Jorge Figueira Confort, Regulation Specialist, ANP
  • Cecile Previeu, CEO, Storengy
  • Amer Abdel Haq, Business Development Manager, Untergrundspeicher- und Geotechnologie-Systeme GmbH
  • Steven Pardy, Manager, Underground Storage, Union Gas Limited (An Enbridge Company)
  • Robert Walsh, Senior Numerical Modeler, Geofirma Engineering Ltd
  • Vladimír Lorenc, Engineer of Technical Development , NAFTA

This session will focus on key insights based on the IGU Storage Committee report.

ROOM 143 B/C
GAS: ENERGY SOURCE FOR THE FUTURE

Speakers

  • Maria van der Hoeven - Senior Fellow - Clingendael International Energy Programme
    Netherlands
  • Xizhe Li - Vice General Engineer - Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, CNPC
    China
  • Geoffroy Hureau - Secretary General - Cedigaz
    France
  • Jefferson Edwards - General Manager, Global Gas & LNG Market Development - Shell
    United Kingdom
  • William Liss - Managing Director - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Outi Ervasti - Senior Adviser - Neste Engineering Solutions Oy
    Finland

Moderator

  • Maria van der Hoeven, Senior Fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme & Former Minister of the Netherlands & Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Speakers

  • Xizhe Li, Vice General Engineer, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, CNPC
  • Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary General, Cedigaz
  • Jefferson Edwards, General Manager, Global Gas & LNG Market Development, Shell
  • William Liss, Managing Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Outi Ervasti, Senior Adviser, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy

This session studies the long term global outlook of natural gas in a future with constraints on carbon emissions. The studies originate from various parts of the world and have various perspectives in order to give the audience a comprehensive insight into the potential future role of natural gas for our planet.

Theater 1
MODERN MANAGEMENT AND METERING OF GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Speakers

  • Carlos  Sergio de C. Mazzei - Consultant, Department of Strategy - TBG Brasil
    Brazil
  • Juan Rafael Reartes - Operation & Maintenance Coordinator - TGS S.A
    Argentina
  • Gabriel Catanzaro - Leader, Operational Maintenance Base  - TGS S.A
    Argentina
  • Stewart Myles - Manager, Transmission Pipelines - DNV GL
    Norway
  • Marco Sanjuan - R&D Director - Promigas
    Colombia
  • Marc Buttler - Director, Application Innovation for Oil & Gas - Emerson Automation Solutions
    United States of America
  • Nwando Obigbo - Technical Sales Engineer - Orbital Gas Systems
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Carlos Sergio de C. Mazzei, Consultant, Department of Strategy, TBG Brasil

Speakers

  • Juan Rafael Reartes, Operation & Maintenance Coordinator, TGS S.A
  • Gabriel Catanzaro, Leader, Operational Maintenance Base , TGS S.A
  • Stewart Myles, Manager, Transmission Pipelines, DNV GL
  • Marco Sanjuan, R&D Director, Promigas
  • Marc Buttler, Director, Application Innovation for Oil & Gas, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Nwando Obigbo, Technical Sales Engineer, Orbital Gas Systems

Cost-effective operation and maintenance of gas transmission systems/pipelines, compressor substations, transfer points with metering, is an essential precondition for an increase, or at least maintenance, of the position of natural gas in a global energy mix, as well as to further development of the global market of natural gas.

This Technical and Innovation Center session will be composed of practical and applied case studies and papers on:

  • New projects
  • New technologies
  • New products
  • New services
  • Innovative management of processes
Theater 2
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES TO ENABLE EFFICIENT MONETIZATION OF GAS RESOURCES

Speakers

  • Nan Wang - Deputy Director, Unconventional Planning Division - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation
    China
  • Renaud Cadours - Process Engineer, Acid Gas Specialist - Total S.A.
    France
  • Jinyong Gui - Geophysical Engineer  - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
    China
  • Ayoub Tedjani - Geophysics Supervisor - Sonatrach
    Algeria
  • Dino Di Mattia - Senior Facility Engineering & Loss Prevention Advisor - ExxonMobil
    Canada
  • Sandeep Kumar Chandola - Custodian & Head of Geophysics Acquisition - PETRONAS
    Malaysia

Moderator

  • Nan Wang, Deputy Director, Unconventional Planning Division, Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation

Speakers

  • Renaud Cadours, Process Engineer, Acid Gas Specialist, Total S.A.
  • Jinyong Gui, Geophysical Engineer , Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
  • Ayoub Tedjani, Geophysics Supervisor, Sonatrach
  • Dino Di Mattia, Senior Facility Engineering & Loss Prevention Advisor, ExxonMobil
  • Sandeep Kumar Chandola, Custodian & Head of Geophysics Acquisition, PETRONAS

This session will debate the technological advances available for mature gas fields lifecycle extension.

Ballroom C
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: OPPORTUNITIES FOR GAS TO ENERGIZE DEVELOPING ECONOMIES*

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Speakers

  • David Carroll - President - International Gas Union (IGU)
    United States of America
  • Dr. Andrew Seck - Vice President, LNG Marketing & Shipping - Anadarko
    United States of America
  • Riccardo Puliti - Senior Director, Head of the Energy & Extractives Global Practice - World Bank Group
    United States of America

Welcome

David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)

Opening Remarks

Andrew Seck, Vice President, LNG Marketing and Shipping, Anadarko

Panelists

  • David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Dr. Andrew Seck, Vice President, LNG Marketing & Shipping, Anadarko
  • Riccardo Puliti, Senior Director, Head of the Energy & Extractives Global Practice, World Bank Group

*Please note there is an additional fee to attend Keynote Luncheons. For more information please click here.

Theater 1
WGC 2018 INNOVATION AWARDS CEREMONY PART 2

Speakers

  • Gerald Linke - CEO - DVGW
    Germany
  • Angel Gutierrez - R&D Manager - NORTEGAS ENERGIA DISTRIBUCIÓN, S.A.U.
    Spain
  • Michel Hardy - R&D Program Manager - GRTgaz
    France
  • Roberto Cafagna - Managing Director - Nanto Cleantech Inc
    United States of America
  • Hongyan Wang - Professor of Engineering - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
    China
  • Robert Bonelli - President & CEO - Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc.
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Gerald Linke, CEO, DVGW

Speakers

  • Angel Gutierrez, R&D Manager, NORTEGAS ENERGIA DISTRIBUCIÓN, S.A.U.
  • Michel Hardy, R&D Program Manager, GRTgaz
  • Roberto Cafagna, Managing Director, Nanto Cleantech Inc
  • Hongyan Wang, Professor of Engineering, Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
  • Robert Bonelli, President & CEO, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc.

The second ceremony of the WGC 2018 Innovation Awards will highlight the next major innovations in technology. Winners will be presenting on the following 5 categories:

  • Exploration and Production (E&P)
  • Gas Transmission, Processing and Storage
  • Gas Distribution
  • Transportation Driven by Gas
  • Gas and Renewables
Theater 2
SMALL SCALE LNG: TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES

Speakers

  • Sander  Lemmers - Engineering Manager - Vopak LNG
    Netherlands
  • Carlos Guerrero - Global Market Leader Tankers & Gas Carriers  - Bureau Veritas
    France
  • Frederik Brandes - Technical Manager - German Association for Gas & Water
    Germany
  • Agustín Silva Castaño - Terminal Manager, Reganosa Malta - Reganosa
    Spain
  • Andrea Miguez da Rocha - Business Development Engineer - Reganosa
    Spain
  • Fernando Impuesto Nogueras - Open Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship General Manager  - Enagas
    Spain
  • Chairani Rachmatullah - Head, PLN Oil & Gas Division - Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)
    Indonesia

Moderator

  • Sander Lemmers, Engineering Manager, Vopak LNG

Speakers

  • Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Tankers & Gas Carriers , Bureau Veritas
  • Frederik Brandes, Technical Manager, German Association for Gas & Water
  • Agustín Silva Castaño, Terminal Manager, Reganosa Malta, Reganosa
  • Andrea Miguez da Rocha, Business Development Engineer, Reganosa
  • Fernando Impuesto Nogueras, Open Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship General Manager , Enagas
  • Chairani Rachmatullah, Head, PLN Oil & Gas Division, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)

The session aims to address new developments in small scale LNG and its associated value chains. It will present new projects, case studies and technology applications, including break-bulk projects, small scale LNG liquefaction & receiving projects and LNG bunkering.

Hall D
KEYNOTE: THE ROLE FOR GAS IN AN INTEGRATED AMERICAS

Speakers

  • Carlos Pascual - Senior Vice President, Global Energy & International Affairs -  IHS Markit
    United States of America
  • Rick Perry - Secretary of Energy - United States Department of Energy
    United States of America
  • Javier Iguacel - Minister of Energy - Ministry of Energy, Argentina
    Argentina
  • Al Monaco - President & CEO - Enbridge Inc.
    Canada
  • David Madero Suárez - CEO - National Control Center for Natural Gas in Mexico (CENAGAS)
    Mexico
  • Marcelo Cruz Lopes - Executive Manager of Natural Gas - Petrobras
    Brazil

Moderator

  • Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President, Global Energy & International Affairs, IHS Markit

Panelists

  • Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy
  • Javier Iguacel, Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Argentina
  • Al Monaco, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc.
  • David Madero Suárez, CEO, National Control Center for Natural Gas in Mexico (CENAGAS)
  • Marcelo Cruz Lopes, Executive Manager of Natural Gas, Petrobras

Key Topics

  • The role of energy in the integration process
  • Opportunities and challenges facing the Americas
  • Infrastructure framework and transportation
  • Joint regional energy policies
  • Impact of climate change agreements on policy
NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 149 A/B
RELIABILITY, SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE: EXCEEDING STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONS

Speakers

  • Vince van de Ven - Manager of grid management - Assets & Net architecture - Eandis
    Belgium
  • Michael  Avery - Engineering Manager - National Grid
    United States of America
  • Kathleen McNamara - Director - National Grid
    United States of America
  • Bernard Mooney - Customer Care Manager - Gas Networks Ireland
    Ireland
  • Saadat Khan - Director - National Grid
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Vince van de Ven, Manager of grid management - Assets & Net architecture, Eandis

Speakers

  • Michael Avery, Engineering Manager, National Grid
  • Kathleen McNamara, Director, National Grid
  • Bernard Mooney, Customer Care Manager, Gas Networks Ireland
  • Saadat Khan, Director, National Grid

This session will look at operational excellence (OE) as a strategy and goal of the distribution companies to fulfill customer (and society) expectations. The OE will be considered from the following points of view: safety management systems including system integrity, safety of personnel and customer safety; improvement of customer experience; optimization of training and competence assessment of personnel with special focus on Blue Collars as field work force and certification of distribution companies as a way to achieve OE.

ROOM 159 A/B
MARKETING THE BENEFITS OF LNG IN MARINE TRANSPORTATION

Speakers

  • Tracy Burleson - Study Group Leader MCC - American Gas Association (AGA)
    United States of America
  • Hansch van der Velden - Director, Corporate Communications - N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Barbara  Jinks - Director, Government Relations - Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
    Australia
  • Minjie Wu - Economist - CNPC Economics & Technology Research Institute
    China
  • Ulco Vermeulen - Member Executive Board, Director Business Development & Participations - N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Stephen Cadden - COO - SEA/LNG
    United Kingdom

Moderators

  • Tracy Burleson, Study Group Leader MCC, American Gas Association (AGA)
  • Hansch van der Velden, Director, Corporate Communications, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie & Secretary General, Royal Dutch Gas Association

Speakers

  • Barbara Jinks, Director, Government Relations, Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Minjie Wu, Economist, CNPC Economics & Technology Research Institute
  • Ulco Vermeulen, Member Executive Board, Director Business Development & Participations, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
  • Stephen Cadden, COO, SEA/LNG

Approximately 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry on more than 50,000 vessels and many of those vessels are powered with diesel fuel. As the shipping industry moves toward standards to reduce emissions, LNG as a marine fuel is well-positioned to increase its role in the transportation market. In addition to reducing emissions, LNG can provide financial reliability and economic advantages.

Given the new market opportunities for LNG in the marine market, this session will examine ways to communicate and market the benefits of LNG - specifically the environmental and health benefits. The session will also demonstrate how the whole gas value chain can work together to reduce emissions by increasing the use of LNG for marine transportation.

ROOM 144 A/B
THE OBSTACLES ENCOUNTERED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SOURCES OF GAS

Speakers

  • Pierre Boulin - Senior Research Analyst - EDF
    France
  • Bob Andrew - Technical Editor - Gulf Publishing Company
    United States of America
  • Nan Wang - Deputy Director, Unconventional Planning Division - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation
    China
  • Stefan Vos De Wael - General Manager - Shell
    Singapore
  • Jill Quick - Senior Analyst - RBAC, Inc.
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Pierre Boulin, Senior Research Analyst, EDF

Speakers

  • Bob Andrew, Technical Editor, Gulf Publishing Company
  • Nan Wang, Deputy Director, Unconventional Planning Division, Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation
  • Stefan Vos De Wael, General Manager, Shell
  • Jill Quick, Senior Analyst, RBAC, Inc.

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 that might impact new gas sources.

ROOM 143 A
STORAGE MARKET AND CONVENTIONAL/UNCONVENTIONAL VALUE OF UGS

Speakers

  • John Heer - Director of Gas Control & Peak Shaving  - CenterPoint Energy
    United States of America
  • Guilhem Caumette - Environment Engineer - TIGF
    France
  • David Dequidt - Research Engineer - Storengy (ENGIE)
    France
  • Hélène Giouse - Technical Advisor of Operation Line - Storengy/ENGIE
    France
  • Markus Pichler - Reservoir Engineer - Rag Austria
    Austria
  • Piotr Kosowski - Assistant Professor - AGH University of Science and Technology
    Poland
  • Martin Mikolas - Head Of Business Development - Nafta As
    Slovakia

Moderator

  • John Heer, Director of Gas Control & Peak Shaving , CenterPoint Energy

Speakers

  • Guilhem Caumette, Environment Engineer, TIGF
  • David Dequidt, Research Engineer, Storengy (ENGIE)
  • Hélène Giouse, Technical Advisor of Operation Line, Storengy/ENGIE
  • Markus Pichler, Reservoir Engineer, Rag Austria
  • Piotr Kosowski, Assistant Professor, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Martin Mikolas, Head Of Business Development, Nafta As

This session will look at the storage market and the conventional and unconventional value of UGS. Today, UGS can provide the global energy market with some new services: back-up of renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, geothermal); back-up of electric grids; price hedging in gas trade operations; storage of unconventional gases and development of so called “Energy storage” system.

ROOM 144 C
EFFECTIVE OPERATIONS: THE WAY TO COMPETITIVENESS

Speakers

  • Paddy Krishnaswamy - Head of Department, Asset Management Gas TSO - Energinet
    Denmark
  • Reaz Kabir - Client Sales Executive, Information & Asset Management - Schneider Electric
    United States of America
  • Lukas Karch - Manager of investment projects - eustream, a.s.
    Slovakia
  • Marianella Ojeda - Pipeline Integrity Department Head  - Promigas
    Colombia
  • Johnny Bofilios - Director Business Development - Copperleaf
    Canada
  • Nourredine Said - Maintenance Manager - Sergaz Tunisia
    Tunisia

Moderator

  • Paddy Krishnaswamy, Head of Department, Asset Management Gas TSO, Energinet

Speakers

  • Reaz Kabir, Client Sales Executive, Information & Asset Management, Schneider Electric
  • Lukas Karch, Manager of investment projects, eustream, a.s.
  • Marianella Ojeda, Pipeline Integrity Department Head , Promigas
  • Johnny Bofilios, Director Business Development, Copperleaf
  • Nourredine Said, Maintenance Manager, Sergaz Tunisia

Cost-effective operation and maintenance of gas transmission systems/pipelines, compressor substations, transfer points with metering, is an essential precondition to consolidate the position of natural gas in the global energy mix, as well as to further development of the global market of natural gas. Key elements in this regard include identification and reduction of losses, gas balancing and adopting an Asset Management approach.

This session will cover:

  • Case studies demonstrating effective operations through optimized and automated solutions for transmission systems
  • Digitalized solutions for improvement of asset performance
  • Improved methodologies for risk assessment on transmission systems
  • Value creation through asset management
ROOM 143 B/C
REGULATORY EXPERIENCES WORLDWIDE: THE IMPACT AND CONSTRAINTS OF REGULATION ON DIFFERENT NATURAL GAS MARKETS

Speakers

  • Francisco de la Flor - Director Of Regulation - Enagas S.A.
    Spain
  • Mario Jorge Figueira Confort - Regulation Specialist - ANP
    Brazil
  • Nomfundo  Maseti - Gas Regulator - NERSA, South Africa
    South Africa
  • Luca	Franza - Researcher (Gas Markets) - Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)
    Netherlands
  • Amir Foster - Head of Strategy and Research - The Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel 
    Israel
  • Luis Ignacio Parada Diego - Head of Global Regulatory Services - Enagas
    Spain
  • N. Jonathan Peress - Senior Director, Energy Market Policy - Environmental Defense Fund
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Francisco de la Flor, Director Of Regulation, Enagas S.A.

Speakers

  • Mario Jorge Figueira Confort, Regulation Specialist, ANP
  • Nomfundo Maseti, Gas Regulator, NERSA, South Africa
  • Luca Franza, Researcher (Gas Markets), Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)
  • Amir Foster, Head of Strategy and Research, The Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel 
  • Luis Ignacio Parada Diego, Head of Global Regulatory Services, Enagas
  • N. Jonathan Peress, Senior Director, Energy Market Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

This session includes case studies of the success or failure of governance and regulation approaches in different regions of the world, focusing in particular on liberalization processes, their impact and the constraints faced by policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders. Cases include Brazil, Israel, South Africa and South Korea. Finally, the current European Commission proposals to modify natural gas regulations in the EU will also be discussed.

ROOM 154 A
COLLABORATION BETWEEN NATURAL GAS AND LPG IN MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Speakers

  • Nikos Xydas - Technical Director - World LPG Association
    France
  • Sean Guichon - Engineered Systems Manager - Algas-sdi International
    United States of America
  • Pablo Spesso - Leader of Development & Gas Processing Assistance  - Transportadora De Gas Del Sur
    Argentina
  • Craig Douglas - Senior Application Engineer - Standby Systems
    United States of America
  • Cinch Munson - Director Of Agriculture Business Development - Propane Education And Research Council
    United States of America
  • Aleida Socarras - Vice President - Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, World LPG Association

Speakers

  • Sean Guichon, Engineered Systems Manager, Algas-sdi International
  • Pablo Spesso, Leader of Development & Gas Processing Assistance , Transportadora De Gas Del Sur
  • Craig Douglas, Senior Application Engineer, Standby Systems
  • Cinch Munson, Director Of Agriculture Business Development, Propane Education And Research Council
  • Aleida Socarras, Vice President, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Natural gas and LPG are natural partners, particularly in utilization and clean energy supply applications, where they are both seen as clean and efficient sources of energy. LPG is often used to develop new markets prior to gas infrastructure being developed. In addition to a broad array of domestic and commercial application, propane is also commonly used in peak-shaving and blending applications for industrial and energy service companies. This session will highlight emerging opportunities and case studies for collaborative LPG and natural gas applications.

ROOM 146 A
RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS: A GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY

Speakers

  • Matt Tomich - President - Energy Vision
    United States of America
  • Phil Sheppard - Director of Gas Transmission Owner - National Grid (UK)
    United Kingdom
  • Johannes Escudero - CEO & Executive Director - Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
    United States of America
  • Patrick Serfass - Executive Director of the American Biogas Council, Board Member of WBA - The World Biogas Association (WBA)
    United States of America
  • Jesse Scott - Deputy Secretary General - Eurogas
    Belgium

Moderator

  • Matt Tomich, President, Energy Vision

Panelists

  • Phil Sheppard, Director of Gas Transmission Owner, National Grid (UK)
  • Johannes Escudero, CEO & Executive Director, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
  • Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the American Biogas Council, Board Member of WBA, The World Biogas Association (WBA)
  • Jesse Scott, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

The session will be used as a forum to educate attendees on the fast growing global renewable natural gas market. Presenters will share information relative to policy initiatives directly and indirectly driving project development, examples of successful projects, market forces, and hurdles to truly scaling the RNG sector.

Theater 1
INNOVATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL UTILIZATION

Speakers

  • Nuno Moreira - CEO - Dourogás 
    Portugal
  • Philippe Buchet - Director, Research Programs - ENGIE
    France
  • Baoshan Guan - Deputy Director & Senior Engineer - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
    China
  • Tomohiro Inoue - Assistant Manager, Commercial & Industrial Energy Business Unit - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Joong sung Lee - Chief Research Engineer - Korea Gas Corporation
    Korea, Republic of

Moderators

  • Nuno Moreira, CEO, Dourogás 
  • Philippe Buchet, Director, Research Programs, ENGIE

Speakers

  • Baoshan Guan, Deputy Director & Senior Engineer, Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
  • Tomohiro Inoue, Assistant Manager, Commercial & Industrial Energy Business Unit, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Joong sung Lee, Chief Research Engineer, Korea Gas Corporation

This Technical and Innovation Center session will cover the latest technologies and applications related to the industrial market including steam generation, process heating, power generation, CHP, hybrid systems and other applications.

Theater 2
NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE UNCONVENTIONAL GAS DEVELOPMENT MORE RESILIENT

Speakers

  • Muqsit  Ashraf - Global Head, Energy Strategy - Accenture
    United States of America
  • Jinyong Gui - Geophysical Engineer  - Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
    China
  • Brice Lecampion - Professor & Gaznat Chair on Geo-Energy - École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL)
    Switzerland
  • Leonel Natalio Vera - Drilling Engineer - YPF S.A.
    Argentina
  • Ricardo Nicolas Calegari - Drilling Engineering Leader - YPF S.A.
    Argentina
  • Jared Ciferno - Technology Manager, Oil & Gas - U.S. Department Of Energy - NETL
    United States of America
  • Jordan Ciezobka - R&D Manager - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Muqsit Ashraf, Global Head, Energy Strategy, Accenture

Speakers

  • Jinyong Gui, Geophysical Engineer , Research Institute Of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (RIPED,CNPC)
  • Brice Lecampion, Professor & Gaznat Chair on Geo-Energy, École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Leonel Natalio Vera, Drilling Engineer, YPF S.A.
  • Ricardo Nicolas Calegari, Drilling Engineering Leader, YPF S.A.
  • Jared Ciferno, Technology Manager, Oil & Gas, U.S. Department Of Energy - NETL
  • Jordan Ciezobka, R&D Manager, Gas Technology Institute

The dramatic reduction in U.S. shale gas development has not been followed by rapid and significant slowdown in production. Two main factors explain that production resilience – huge improvement in operational performances and spectacular increase in well productivity. This session is devoted to all technologies able to improve these two factors.

Ballroom A/B
WORLD GAS CONFERENCE 2018 NETWORKING RECEPTION

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Friday - June 29, 2018

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

Hall D
KEYNOTE: INNOVATION TO DRIVE THE ENERGY INDUSTRY FORWARD

Speakers

  • Jason Bordoff - Founding Director - Center on Global Energy Policy
    United States of America
  • Ryan Zinke -  Secretary of the Interior - United States Department of the Interior
    United States of America
  • Rob McNally - Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer - EQT Corporation
    United States of America
  • Barbara Humpton - USA CEO - Siemens Corporation
    United States of America
  • Jason Zander - Executive Vice President - Microsoft Azure
    United States of America
  • Fred Krupp - President - Environmental Defense Fund
    United States of America
  • Richard Ward - Vice President, Strategy & Marketing - Baker Hughes, a GE company
    United States of America

Opening Remarks

  • Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, United States Department of the Interior

Moderator

  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy  & Professor of Professional Practice in International & Public Affairs, Columbia School of International & Public Affairs

Panelists

  • Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, United States Department of the Interior
  • Rob McNally, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, EQT Corporation
  • Barbara Humpton, USA CEO, Siemens Corporation
  • Jason Zander, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Azure
  • Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Richard Ward, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Key Topics

  • The future is coming…we need to be ready!
  • How can innovative technologies, business models and operating practices shape the future of the global natural gas industry?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for our industry in preparing for the future?
  • Which innovations in the E&P, transport and LNG sectors have had the greatest impact?
  • What are the consequences of technological change in the electricity sector?
  • Is there a role for hydrogen in the transportation and heat sectors?
NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS

ROOM 150 A/B
FORECASTING THE FUTURE: PREDICTING THE INDUSTRY GAME CHANGERS AND DISRUPTORS

Speakers

  • Kenneth B. Medlock III - James A. Baker, III, & Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy & Resource Economics at the Baker Institute & Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies - Rice University's Baker Institute
    United States of America
  • Melanie Kenderdine - Principal - Energy Futures Initiative
    United States of America
  • Ken Koyama - Chief Economist & Managing Director - Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
    Japan
  • Octávio Simões - President - Sempra LNG & Midstream
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Kenneth B. Medlock III, James A. Baker, III, & Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy & Resource Economics at the Baker Institute & Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University's Baker Institute

Panelists

  • Melanie Kenderdine, Principal, Energy Futures Initiative
  • Ken Koyama, Chief Economist & Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
  • Octávio Simões, President, Sempra LNG & Midstream

This “Forecasting the Future” session will explore the alternative scenarios for the future of gas, based on a range of possible energy and environmental policies; national and geopolitical tensions; ‘game changer’ technological breakthroughs, or other variables which may influence what the energy reality may look like in the decades to come.

Predicting the future of the energy industry will be considered by asking:

  • Which are the biggest key drivers that will shape the future of the gas industry?
  • What are the technical, policy and economic drivers that will be most likely to fuel an increase or decrease in gas use?
  • What technological advancements will have the greatest influence?
  • Which national and international policies will have the greatest role in determining the future of gas use?
  • How will the development of renewable fuels affect gas use going forward?
  • What geopolitical tensions could impact or arise from changes in global gas use?
  • What action can the industry take to prepare for an unknown future?
ROOM 146 B/C
WHAT NEXT FOR THE LNG INDUSTRY?

Speakers

  • Michael Stoppard - Chief Strategist Global Gas, Energy - IHS Markit
    United Kingdom
  • Shin Hosaka - Deputy Commissioner - Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (Japan)
    Japan
  • Alasdair Cathcart - President, Oil, Gas & Chemicals - Bechtel
    United States of America
  • Tony Attah - CEO - Nigeria LNG
    Nigeria
  • Scott Atha - Senior Manager LNG Marketing - Jordan Cove LNG LLC
    United States of America
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor - Oil & Gas Coverage, Southern Africa - Standard Bank
    South Africa

Moderator

  • Michael Stoppard, Chief Strategist Global Gas, Energy, IHS Markit

Panelists

  • Shin Hosaka, Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (Japan)
  • Alasdair Cathcart, President, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Bechtel
  • Tony Attah, CEO, Nigeria LNG
  • Scott Atha, Senior Manager LNG Marketing, Jordan Cove LNG LLC
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor, Oil & Gas Coverage, Southern Africa, Standard Bank

Key Topics

  • Where will the next LNG projects come from?
  • How will more sophisticated sales and trading strategies enable sellers to manage their business with smaller, fast-growing niche markets?
  • Should LNG suppliers focus on new market development primarily through investment in downstream facilities?
  • To grow will the industry need to assume bigger risks with shorter and smaller contracts?
  • Will new trading hubs expand and deepen markets enabling increases in physical and financial trading?
  • Risk allocation – pricing, credit support, LD rates and caps, liability limits
  • Floating vs. land-based projects
  • Overcoming development challenges
  • Supporting innovation across the LNG industry
ROOM 151 A/B
LPG – THE GATEWAY TO NATURAL GAS

Speakers

  • James Rockall - CEO & Managing Director - World LPG Association
    France
  • Kimball Chen - Chairman - Global LPG Partnership
    United States of America
  • Tucker Perkins - President & CEO - The Propane Education & Research Council
    United States of America
  • Dayo Adeshina - Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Plan - Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
    Nigeria
  • Macgill James - Vice President, Supply Strategy - UGI International
    United States of America
  • Jeffrey Goldmeer - Director, Gas Turbine Combustion & Fuel Solutions - GE Power
    United States of America

Moderator

  • James Rockall, CEO & Managing Director, World LPG Association

Panelists

  • Kimball Chen, Chairman, Global LPG Partnership
  • Tucker Perkins, President & CEO, The Propane Education & Research Council
  • Dayo Adeshina, Programme Manager, National LPG Expansion Plan, Office of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Macgill James, Vice President, Supply Strategy, UGI International
  • Jeffrey Goldmeer, Director, Gas Turbine Combustion & Fuel Solutions, GE Power

Key Topics

  • What is driving global demand for LPGs?
  • What are the challenges in building a viable LPG value chain to the end consumers?
  • Unlocking the African potential
  • Now we’re cooking with gas…and saving lives
  • Incredible India – lessons learned from an LPG giant
  • Propane power plant opportunities
  • Extending energy infrastructure with LPG applications
ROOM 152 A/B
FINANCING NATURAL GAS PROJECTS IN A LOWER CARBON ENERGY FUTURE

Speakers

  • Mark Spivak - Partner - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America
  • Bill White - Chairman - Lazard Houston
    United States of America
  • Lance Crist - Global Head, Natural Resources - International Finance Corporation
    United States of America
  • Roberto Simon - Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Americas - Société Générale
    France
  • Angelo J. Sabatelle - Associate Managing Director, Global, Project, & Infrastructure Finance Group - Moody's Investors Service
    United States of America

Moderators

  • Mark Spivak, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Bill White, Chairman, Lazard Houston

Panelists

  • Lance Crist, Global Head, Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation
  • Roberto Simon, Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure, Americas, Société Générale
  • Angelo J. Sabatelle, Associate Managing Director, Global, Project, & Infrastructure Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service

Key Topics

  • Investment decisions in a COP 21 World
  • Financing issues surrounding buildout of gas infrastructure
  • How to structure power projects using LNG or indigenous gas supplies as the fuel source?
  • In addition to traditional sources of capital, what will be the more creative financing techniques and new sources of finance that will help ensure that sufficient and efficient funding will be available to finance gas projects in the future?
  • What is the potential for providers of risk management services (commodity price risk, project performance risk management, insurance) to facilitate project development?
  • Challenges in financing new energy technologies and applications
  • How are capital constraints forcing the industry to be more innovative?
  • Gas vs. coal: is financial support available from the multi-lateral development banks?
  • How will climate funds be translated into low-cost low carbon projects to meet development requirements?
ROOM 145 A/B
REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AMERICAS

Speakers

  • Ambassador (Ret) Dr Neil Parsan - Managing Director - Parsan Cross - Global Strategic Advisors
    United States of America
  • Hector Castro Vizcarra - Minister for Energy Affairs - Embassy of Mexico in USA
    Mexico
  • Victor Carlos Urrutia Guardia - Secretary - National Secretariat of Energy, Panama
    Panama
  • Mark Loquan - President - The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Barry Worthington - Executive Director - United States Energy Association (USEA)
    United States of America
  • Salvador Escobedo - President & CEO - Pemex Procurement International (PPI)
    United States of America

Moderators

  • Ambassador (Ret) Dr Neil Parsan, Managing Director, Parsan Cross - Global Strategic Advisors & Former Ambassador, Trinidad & Tobago Embassy (USA)
  • Hector Castro Vizcarra, Minister for Energy Affairs, Embassy of Mexico in USA

Panelists

  • Victor Carlos Urrutia Guardia, Secretary, National Secretariat of Energy, Panama
  • Mark Loquan, President, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association (USEA)
  • Salvador Escobedo, President & CEO, Pemex Procurement International (PPI)

Key Topics

  • Why has regional natural gas trade been limited in South America despite the political support for the concept of energy integration?
  • What are the prospects for sub regional integration?
  • What are the natural gas trends in the Americas?
  • What are the challenges in Latin American countries in increasing upstream investment and develop new gas resources?
  • What are the prospects for the region becoming an important LNG market?
  • Will the growing number of LNG suppliers and advances in small-scale technology and opportunities for oil-to-gas conversions lead to the development of a regional gas markets as part of the energy mix in the Caribbean?
ROOM 147 A/B
THE ROLE OF VOLUNTARY ACTION IN METHANE MANAGEMENT (WORKSHOP)

Speakers

  • Brian M. Jones - Senior Vice President - M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC
    United States of America
  • Bill Wehrum - Assistant Administrator, Office of Air & Radiation - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    United States of America
  • Leonardo Gelpi - Climate Change / GHG Management Manager - Eni Spa
    Italy
  • Melissa Adams - Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer - WGL Holdings/Washington Gas
    United States of America
  • Richard Hyde - Director External Affairs - Southern Company Gas
    United States of America
  • Vanessa Ryan - Senior Advisor, Shale Issues - Chevron Corporation
    United States of America
  • Martha Yolanda Herrera Zapata - Project Engineer, Innovation and Technology Center (ICP- Colombian Petroleum Institute) - Ecopetrol
    Colombia

Opening Remarks

Bill Wehrum, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Moderator

  • Brian M. Jones, Senior Vice President, M.J. Bradley & Associates, LLC

Panelists

  • Bill Wehrum, Assistant Administrator, Office of Air & Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Leonardo Gelpi, Climate Change / GHG Management Manager, Eni Spa
  • Melissa Adams, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, WGL Holdings/Washington Gas
  • Richard Hyde, Director External Affairs, Southern Company Gas
  • Vanessa Ryan, Senior Advisor, Shale Issues, Chevron Corporation
  • Martha Yolanda Herrera Zapata, Project Engineer, Innovation and Technology Center (ICP- Colombian Petroleum Institute), Ecopetrol

Voluntary mechanisms in the oil and gas industry play an important role in providing the tools and support necessary to implement successful, transparent methane management programs, whether at the company level or at a national level. This Workshop will focus on how current partners are taking full advantage of their widely recognized voluntary programs, specifically the Global Methane Initiative, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, the US EPA’s Methane Challenge Program, the ONE Future Coalition, and API’s Environmental Partnership; resulting in increased operational efficiency, safety, and environmental benefits, in a cost-effective manner.

Theater 1
WHAT’S HOT IN GAS RESEARCH: UTILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

Speakers

  • Philippe Buchet - Director, Research Programs - ENGIE
    France
  • James Spivey - Professor - LSU
    United States of America
  • Jörg Leicher - Research Engineer - Gas- Und Wärme-institut Essen E.v. (GWI)
    Germany
  • Soichiro Masuda - Staff Engineer - Toho Gas Co.,Ltd.
    Japan
  • Tony Wimpenny - International Sales Manager - Orbital Gas Systems
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Philippe Buchet, Director, Research Programs, ENGIE

Speakers

  • James Spivey, Professor, LSU
  • Jörg Leicher, Research Engineer, Gas- Und Wärme-institut Essen E.v. (GWI)
  • Soichiro Masuda, Staff Engineer, Toho Gas Co.,Ltd.
  • Tony Wimpenny, International Sales Manager, Orbital Gas Systems

The gas industry continues to develop and offer innovative technology solutions across the entire value chain. This interactive Technical and Innovation Center session will highlight recently introduced and emerging technologies developed for the gas industry. It will focus on research and technology for gas market utilization topics.

Theater 2
NEXT GENERATION MATERIALS TO MEET E&P NEEDS

Speakers

  • Jane Lee Ching Shen - Senior Manager, Strategic Research, Corporate Strategy - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Shiqi Huang - Phd Assistant, GAZNAT Chair of Advanced Separations - École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL)
    Switzerland
  • Gene Palermo - President - Palermo Plastics Pipe Consulting
    United States of America
  • Lisa Marrero - Customer Technical Development Engineer for Coatings - Solvay
    Belgium
  • Khairol Anuar Shukri - Head, Group Technical Solutions - PETRONAS
    Malaysia

Moderator

  • Jane Lee Ching Shen, Senior Manager, Strategic Research, Corporate Strategy, PETRONAS

Speakers

  • Shiqi Huang, Phd Assistant, GAZNAT Chair of Advanced Separations, École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Gene Palermo, President, Palermo Plastics Pipe Consulting
  • Lisa Marrero, Customer Technical Development Engineer for Coatings, Solvay
  • Khairol Anuar Shukri, Head, Group Technical Solutions, PETRONAS

This session will explore the innovations in material science that are both cost-effective as well as superior in performance; for example in terms of weight, mechanical properties, durability and resistance to environmental degradation. The discussion will include the qualification of new materials and the applications.

ROOM 143 B/C
CASE STUDIES ON REGIONAL GAS PRICING

Speakers

  • Mike Fulwood - Senior Research Fellow - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    United Kingdom
  • Xianfang Ren - China Gas Strategy Lead  - Shell
    China
  • Samuel Andrus - Senior Director - IHS Markit
    United Kingdom
  • Nikos Tsafos - Adjunct Lecturer - Johns Hopkins University Sais
    United States of America
  • Joshua Zwass - Managing Director - S&P Global Platts
    United States of America
  • Keith Meyer - President - Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Mike Fulwood, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Speakers

  • Xianfang Ren, China Gas Strategy Lead , Shell
  • Samuel Andrus, Senior Director, IHS Markit
  • Nikos Tsafos, Adjunct Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Sais
  • Joshua Zwass, Managing Director, S&P Global Platts
  • Keith Meyer, President, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

Selected papers covering the broad issue of gas pricing including China pricing, impact of US on global markets, what drives European prices and global gas price correlation.

ROOM 154 A
THE ROLE OF NATURAL GAS IN BUILDINGS IN 2030 IN RESPONSE TO REGIONAL ENERGY POLICIES

Speakers

  • Martin Seifert - Engineer - Swiss Gas And Water Association (SVGW)
    Switzerland
  • Laura Guillon - Project Leader - NGTC
    Canada
  • Christophe Wagner - International Director - GRDF
    France
  • Arthur Corbin - President & CEO - Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
    United States of America
  • Takashi Miyakoshi - Assistant Manager - Osaka Gas
    Japan
  • Mark Krebs - Energy Policy & Standards Specialist - Spire
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Martin Seifert, Engineer, Swiss Gas And Water Association (SVGW)

Speakers

  • Laura Guillon, Project Leader, NGTC
  • Christophe Wagner, International Director, GRDF
  • Arthur Corbin, President & CEO, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
  • Takashi Miyakoshi, Assistant Manager, Osaka Gas
  • Mark Krebs, Energy Policy & Standards Specialist, Spire

Natural gas has a strong and growing role in domestic, commercial and institutional applications ranging from appliances, space heating and cooling, cogeneration and other building applications. This session will explore innovative applications and case studies. Natural gas will be shown as an energy vector of the future in building applications showing new appliances for domestic and commercial buildings which will pave the way for natural gas up to 2030.

ROOM 144 A/B
DIGITIZATION AND BIG DATA TRANSFORMING THE E&P LIFECYCLE

Speakers

  • Lenny Omar - Head, Business Learning Partner, PETRONAS Leadership Centre - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Mohd Redhani Abdul Rahman - Head Of Global Exploration New Ventures - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Martin Bragg - Chief Engineer / Global Architecture Team - Honeywell
    United Kingdom
  • Russell Potapinski - General Manager & Head of Intelligent & Autonomous Systems - Woodside Energy
    Australia
  • Julia Badger - Robonaut Project Manager, Autonomous Spacecraft Manager Project Manager - NASA
    United States of America
  • Michel Hardy - R&D Program Manager - GRTgaz
    France
  • David Elizondo - Strategy Senior Manager  - Accenture

Moderators

  • Lenny Omar, Head, Business Learning Partner, PETRONAS Leadership Centre, PETRONAS
  • Mohd Redhani Abdul Rahman, Head Of Global Exploration New Ventures, PETRONAS

Panelists

  • Martin Bragg, Chief Engineer / Global Architecture Team, Honeywell
  • Russell Potapinski, General Manager & Head of Intelligent & Autonomous Systems, Woodside Energy
  • Julia Badger, Robonaut Project Manager, Autonomous Spacecraft Manager Project Manager, NASA
  • Michel Hardy, R&D Program Manager, GRTgaz
  • David Elizondo, Strategy Senior Manager , Accenture

Oil and gas companies are now entering the era of digital business. The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) will create new dimensions of data (and big data). The blurring line between physical and digital, along with rapid adoption of IoT, shifts businesses into new paradigms. Oil and gas companies need to reinvent themselves in preparation for the next era of autonomous business driven big data, algorithms and artificial intelligence. In this light, this session will share case studies on how digitalization creates value, reduces cost and improves efficiency throughout the E&P gas lifecycle. The case studies will also discuss associated challenges and changes to operating models, bridging physical and digital divide amid the widening gap between those that can exploit these technologies vs. those that cannot and how it will affect the workforce.

ROOM 159 A/B
HR OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Speakers

  • Madeleine Lafon - Public Affairs & Communications Director - Association Française du Gaz
    France
  • Nadia Pinandita Praramadhani - Junior Human Capital Business Partner - Pertamina
    Indonesia
  • Doug Rosenthal - Vice President - Job Performance Systems, Inc.
    United States of America
  • Abhilash Nair - Technical Sales Consultant - Aveva PLC
    United States of America
  • Naar Mokhtaria - Head Of Departement Hse - Sonatrach
    Algeria
  • Nathalia Simangunsong - Senior Analyst Corporate Initiatives Monitoring - Pertamina
    Indonesia

Moderator

  • Madeleine Lafon, Public Affairs & Communications Director, Association Française du Gaz

Speakers

  • Nadia Pinandita Praramadhani, Junior Human Capital Business Partner, Pertamina
  • Doug Rosenthal, Vice President, Job Performance Systems, Inc.
  • Abhilash Nair, Technical Sales Consultant, Aveva PLC
  • Naar Mokhtaria, Head Of Departement Hse, Sonatrach
  • Nathalia Simangunsong, Senior Analyst Corporate Initiatives Monitoring, Pertamina

We are entering a digital world where new technologies, IT, virtual tools, are changing the way we work, the way we manage and the way we recruit. This digital transformation poses two fundamental HR challenges. First, HR mangers must help leaders and employees in their daily work to master their digital approach. Secondly, new technologies are an opportunity for HR managers to optimize their process in order to attract, develop and retain talent. This session will explore these two directions and analyze the specificities of the gas industry regarding these new approaches.

ROOM 144 C
MARKETING INNOVATION AND INNOVATIONS IN MARKETING

Speakers

  • Keith Boulton - Study Group Leader MCC - Union Gas
    Canada
  • Barbara  Jinks - Director, Government Relations - Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
    Australia
  • Cécile Boesinger - Research & Innovation Manager - TIGF
    France
  • Volker Bartsch - Berlin Representative - German Association for Gas and Water
    Germany
  • Barbara Pichayrou - Marketing - GRTgaz
    France
  • Sarah Van Der Paelt - Director, Distribution Business Development - Union Gas
    Canada
  • Dennis van Puyvelde - Director Gas - Energy Networks Association
    Australia
  • Kimball Chen - Chairman - Global LPG Partnership
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Keith Boulton, Study Group Leader MCC, Union Gas

Speakers

  • Barbara Jinks, Director, Government Relations, Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Cécile Boesinger, Research & Innovation Manager, TIGF
  • Volker Bartsch, Berlin Representative, German Association for Gas and Water
  • Barbara Pichayrou, Marketing, GRTgaz
  • Sarah Van Der Paelt, Director, Distribution Business Development, Union Gas
  • Dennis van Puyvelde, Director Gas, Energy Networks Association
  • Kimball Chen, Chairman, Global LPG Partnership

This session will:

  • Demonstrate how a marketing communications approach can create a demand pull for innovative natural gas technologies and acceptance for the new technology
  • Demonstrate that using both proven and innovative marketing techniques can create market demand for natural gas technologies
  • Demonstrate how the use of innovative marketing communications can influence stakeholders and decision makers to gain trust in and support the adoption of new natural gas technologies
ROOM 149 A/B
GAS TO POWER

Speakers

  • Nuno Moreira - CEO - Dourogás 
    Portugal
  • Ton Van Wingerden - Principal Consultant - DNV GL
    Netherlands
  • Martin Toulouse - Partner - Baker Botts L.L.P.
    United States of America
  • Don Stevenson - Executive Director - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Bill Kemp - Founding Partner - Enovation Partners
    United States of America
  • Alice Vatin - Research Scientist - GRTgaz
    France
  • Uday Turaga - CEO - ADI Analytics LLC
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Nuno Moreira, CEO, Dourogás 

Speakers

  • Ton Van Wingerden, Principal Consultant, DNV GL
  • Martin Toulouse, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Don Stevenson, Executive Director, Gas Technology Institute
  • Bill Kemp, Founding Partner, Enovation Partners
  • Alice Vatin, Research Scientist, GRTgaz
  • Uday Turaga, CEO, ADI Analytics LLC

For many industrial plants in the world, access to cheap and reliable electricity remains a key element of their development and profitability. This need often involves the development of large production units (CCGT) in order to supply a territory or an industrial zone, or by implementing a more decentralized solution such as co generation or tri-generation systems. New considerations are now arising in relation to climate change (CO2 reduction, coupling with possible heating or cooling networks and renewables). Due to the technical solutions offered with natural gas and its lower CO2 content, it is the most appropriate energy to meet these industrial needs. The objective of this session is to promote natural gas solutions in this context and demonstrate their economic and environmental interest.

ROOM 146 A
RESILIENT LNG FACILITIES: PREPARING AN ASSET FOR NEW BUSINESS REALITIES

Speakers

  • Ted Williams - Director, Codes & Standards - American Gas Association
    United States of America
  • Joanna Martin Ziegenfuss - Associate Director - Berkeley Research Group
    United States of America
  • Paul Terrien - Natural Gas Treatment Business Developer - Air Liquide
    France
  • Annemarie Weist - Process Manager - Air Products And Chemicals Inc.
    United States of America
  • Gabin Delannay - Gas & LNG Technical Department Manager - Total - on behalf of the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL)
    France
  • Christopher Hay - LNG Asset Support Engineer - Shell
    Netherlands

Moderator

  • Ted Williams, Director, Codes & Standards, American Gas Association

Speakers

  • Joanna Martin Ziegenfuss, Associate Director, Berkeley Research Group
  • Paul Terrien, Natural Gas Treatment Business Developer, Air Liquide
  • Annemarie Weist, Process Manager, Air Products And Chemicals Inc.
  • Gabin Delannay, Gas & LNG Technical Department Manager, Total - on behalf of the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL)
  • Christopher Hay, LNG Asset Support Engineer, Shell

Since the first commercial LNG cargo 50 years ago, many of the facilities have aged and/or are being faced with significant changes in supply/demand. This has triggered a wave of plant reconfigurations happening today.This session will present real life projects in existing LNG assets where functionality is enhanced or changed, addressing business drivers, business models and key success factors.

ROOM 143 A
OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN GAS DISTRIBUTION

Speakers

  • Ben Lambregts - Manager External Relations Asset Management - Alliander Asset Management
    Netherlands
  • Steven Morris - Principal - UMS Group
    Canada
  • Jeremy Koster - General Manager, Gas Operations Support - Piedmont Natural Gas
    United States of America
  • Luke Skaarup - Manager, Integrated Management System and Program Support - Union Gas
    Canada
  • Brad Patzer - Manager, Distribution System Integrity - Enbridge
    Canada
  • Liliane Wietzerbin - Head Of International Affairs - GRDF
    France
  • Sergio Pasquali - Director NG Integrated Solutions Europe - Emerson Automation Solutions
    Italy
  • Jeffrey Provine - Managing Director - Utilligent Llc
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Ben Lambregts, Manager External Relations Asset Management, Alliander Asset Management

Speakers

  • Steven Morris, Principal, UMS Group
  • Jeremy Koster, General Manager, Gas Operations Support, Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Luke Skaarup, Manager, Integrated Management System and Program Support, Union Gas
  • Brad Patzer, Manager, Distribution System Integrity, Enbridge
  • Liliane Wietzerbin, Head Of International Affairs, GRDF
  • Sergio Pasquali, Director NG Integrated Solutions Europe, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Jeffrey Provine, Managing Director, Utilligent Llc

Distribution System Operators (DSO) typically rely on a range of standards in order to embed good practice within their businesses. A mix of methodologies like Six Sigma, Lean and Agile is available to increase efficiency and improve the outcome of processes like design, build and operate. This session will offer the opportunity to learn from the experiences of your colleagues.

Theater 1
PIPELINE INTEGRITY DETECTION AND ANALYTIC METHODS

Speakers

  • Mohd Nazmi Mohd Ali Napiah - Custodian & Group Technical Authority  - Petronas Group Technical Solutions
    Malaysia
  • Caleb Roepke - Managing Engineer  - Exponent
    United States of America
  • Elizabeth Reilly - Principal Engineer - Exponent
    United States of America
  • Krishna Karambakkam - Founder & CEO - EigenPatterns Inc.
    United States of America
  • Raghu Pasupathy - Associate Professor of Statistics - Purdue University
    United States of America
  • Austin Hastings - Director, Central Operations Support - Pacific Gas & Electric Company
    United States of America
  • Tomoyuki Nagai - Researcher - Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    Japan
  • Abderrahmane Taberkokt - Director - GRTG
    Algeria

Moderator

  • Mohd Nazmi Mohd Ali Napiah, Custodian & Group Technical Authority , Petronas Group Technical Solutions

Speakers

  • Caleb Roepke, Managing Engineer , Exponent
  • Elizabeth Reilly, Principal Engineer, Exponent
  • Krishna Karambakkam, Founder & CEO, EigenPatterns Inc.
  • Raghu Pasupathy, Associate Professor of Statistics, Purdue University
  • Austin Hastings, Director, Central Operations Support, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Tomoyuki Nagai, Researcher, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
  • Abderrahmane Taberkokt, Director, GRTG

Environmental and societal impact of gas transporting systems and their operations, as well as safety of operation, are the key factors for public acceptance of gas facilities. Excellent environmental and safety performance streamlines the way to authorization of constructions and may have a principal impact on an economy of installations and operations. Accordingly, sophisticated detection and analytical methods are integral tools for responsible management and operation of gas networks.

Theater 2
VIABILITY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL INITIATIVE (CSI) TO MANAGE RISK

Speakers

  • Azrina  Abdullah - Head, Social Performance  - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • María Paula Daniello - Public Affairs Analyst - Total Austral
    Argentina
  • Ben Miller - Associate Director, Advisory Services - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects 
    United States of America
  • Lance Crist - Global Head, Natural Resources - International Finance Corporation
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Azrina Abdullah, Head, Social Performance , PETRONAS

Speakers

  • María Paula Daniello, Public Affairs Analyst, Total Austral
  • Ben Miller, Associate Director, Advisory Services, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects 
  • Lance Crist, Global Head, Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation

Corporate social initiative (CSI) is typically seen as efforts by companies to establish relationships with their stakeholders in areas of their operations. Much has been said on the potential of CSI to manage risks, which means that initiatives can be tailored to a project based on the risks identified and ensure sustainability of the initiatives. This session aims to share case studies by those who have used CSI to further improve their management of risks and ask what are the lessons learned.

Theater 1
ADVANCES IN GAS DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES

Speakers

  • José Carlos Broisler Oliver - Vice-Chairman - COMGÁS
    Brazil
  • Elodie Rousset - Research Engineer - Research & Innovation Center for Energy, GRTgaz
    France
  • Abel Garcia - Regional Distribution Manager  - Naturgy
    Spain
  • Michael Frish - Manager, Industrial Sensors - Physical Sciences Inc
    United States of America
  • Paul Wehnert - Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing - Heath Consultants Incorporated
    United States of America
  • Robert Marros - Manager, GIS - Gas Technology Institute
    United States of America
  • Libor Čagala - Senior Technical Development Specialist - Innogy
    Czechia
  • Dan Menegus - Director, Gas System Operations - Pacific Gas & Electric Company
    United States of America

Moderator

  • José Carlos Broisler Oliver, Vice-Chairman, COMGÁS

Speakers

  • Elodie Rousset, Research Engineer, Research & Innovation Center for Energy, GRTgaz
  • Abel Garcia, Regional Distribution Manager , Naturgy
  • Michael Frish, Manager, Industrial Sensors, Physical Sciences Inc
  • Paul Wehnert, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Heath Consultants Incorporated
  • Robert Marros, Manager, GIS, Gas Technology Institute
  • Libor Čagala, Senior Technical Development Specialist, Innogy
  • Dan Menegus, Director, Gas System Operations, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

The need for knowledge transfer and the increase in data relating to system operations and conditions are pushing the natural gas industry to use technologies from social media and the retail business industries.

This session explores the use of augmented reality for knowledge transfer and Big Data analytics in managing the new reality of natural gas distribution operations. Key topics include:

  • Integrity and risk management
  • Underground locating/marking of facilities
  • Third-party damage mitigation
  • Adapting social media tools to gas operations
  • Knowledge transfer and training
Theater 2
FLOATING LNG CONCEPTS: TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

Speakers

  • Heinz Bauer - Vice President   - Linde Engineering
    Germany
  • Björn Munko - General Manager & Head of Business Development & Sales  - TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH
    Germany
  • Erik Stormyr - Vice President, LNG Solutions  - Kvaerner As
    Norway
  • Philippe Cambos - Director & Senior Technical Advisor - Bureau Veritas
    France
  • Rizal Harris Wong - Principal Engineer - PETRONAS
    Malaysia

Moderator

  • Heinz Bauer, Vice President , Linde Engineering

Speakers

  • Björn Munko, General Manager & Head of Business Development & Sales , TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH
  • Erik Stormyr, Vice President, LNG Solutions , Kvaerner As
  • Philippe Cambos, Director & Senior Technical Advisor, Bureau Veritas
  • Rizal Harris Wong, Principal Engineer, PETRONAS

This session will provide specific insights about technical aspects/issues for making the FLNG projects feasible from a technical stand point, including success/non-success histories for FLNG developments and current projects.

Ballroom C
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: ENERGY SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE*

Speakers

  • David Carroll - President - International Gas Union (IGU)
    United States of America
  • Daniel Yergin - Vice Chairman - IHS Markit
    United States of America
  • Ernest J. Moniz - Secretary of Energy (2013–2017) - United States Government
    United States of America
  • Spencer Abraham - Secretary of Energy (2000–2005) - United States Government
    United States of America

Moderator

  • David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)

Panelists

  • Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
  • Ernest J. Moniz, Secretary of Energy (2013–2017), United States Government & President & CEO, Energy Futures Initiative
  • Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy (2000–2005), United States Government

*Please note there is an additional fee to attend Keynote Luncheons. For more information please click here.

ROOM 146 B/C
PRESENTATION OF THE 2018-2021 TRIENNIAL WORK PROGRAM

Speakers

  • Jeongwook Khang - Chair of Coordination Committee - International Gas Union (IGU)
    Korea, Republic of
  • Dong-Hoon Kim - Vice Presidency Team Leader - International Gas Union (IGU)
    Korea, Republic of
  • Reda Bouchair - Head of Department - Sonatrach
    Algeria
  • Christina Zhaoyan Liu - Secretary of the Board - Shenzhen Gas Corp. Ltd
    China
  • Hansch van der Velden - Director, Corporate Communications - N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Hisataka Yakabe - General Manager - Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd
    Japan
  • John Heer - Director of Gas Control & Peak Shaving  - CenterPoint Energy
    United States of America
  • Gerald Linke - CEO - DVGW
    Germany
  • Azrina  Abdullah - Head, Social Performance  - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Patrick Pelle - Senior Consultant  - Association Française Du Gaz
    France
  • Carlos Serrano Tarafa - Infraestructure Development Process Director - GAS NATURAL FENOSA
    Spain
  • José Carlos Broisler Oliver - Vice-Chairman - COMGÁS
    Brazil
  • Barbara  Jinks - Director, Government Relations - Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
    Australia
  • Francisco de la Flor - Director Of Regulation - Enagas S.A.
    Spain

Moderator

  • Jeongwook Khang, Chair of Coordination Committee, International Gas Union (IGU)

Speakers

  • Dong-Hoon Kim, Vice Presidency Team Leader, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Reda Bouchair, Head of Department, Sonatrach
  • Christina Zhaoyan Liu, Secretary of the Board, Shenzhen Gas Corp. Ltd
  • Hansch van der Velden, Director, Corporate Communications, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie& Secretary General, Royal Dutch Gas Association
  • Hisataka Yakabe, General Manager, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd
  • John Heer, Director of Gas Control & Peak Shaving , CenterPoint Energy
  • Gerald Linke, CEO, DVGW
  • Azrina Abdullah, Head, Social Performance , PETRONAS
  • Patrick Pelle, Senior Consultant , Association Française Du Gaz
  • Carlos Serrano Tarafa, Infraestructure Development Process Director, GAS NATURAL FENOSA
  • José Carlos Broisler Oliver, Vice-Chairman, COMGÁS
  • Barbara Jinks, Director, Government Relations, Australian Gas Industry Trust / Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Francisco de la Flor, Director Of Regulation, Enagas S.A.

The Triennial Work Program (TWP) defines the work and activities that IGU Committees and Task Forces will carry out during the next three years. Their work will cover the entire gas chain, as well as address all the major issues affecting the gas industry worldwide. This session will provide the theme and strategic guidelines of 2018-2021 triennium and each committees and Task Forces work programs.

Hall D
WORLD GAS CONFERENCE 2018 CLOSING CEREMONY

Speakers

  • David Carroll - President - International Gas Union (IGU)
    United States of America
  • Joe M. Kang - Incoming President - International Gas Union (IGU)
    Korea, Republic of
  • Ungyu Paik - Minister of Trade, Industry & Energy - Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, South Korea
    Korea, Republic of

The Closing Ceremony will culminate with the official handover to the hosts of WGC 2021 – Korea. The finale will be a chance to reflect on the achievements of WGC 2018 as well as give an insight into what the 28th edition of the World Gas Conference will have in store.

Speakers

  • David Carroll, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Joe M. Kang, Incoming President, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Ungyu Paik, Minister of Trade, Industry & Energy, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, South Korea

For further information on all WGC 2018 networking functions please click here.