10:00 - 11:30
Expected In-Person Delegates
In-Person Energy Business Leaders
In-Person Energy Ministers
The Gastech Strategic Programme draws together leadership, policy makers and key energy customers together to map out a future low-emission landscape. Key pillars include tackling the challenges of methane, decarbonisation, AI & digital, consumer demand, and what’s next across Asia-Pacific.
The Gastech Technical Conference presents exclusive and original peer-reviewed commentary, examining key issues in engineering, technology and project developments facing the gas, LNG, hydrogen and gas fuels industries.
H.E. Dharmendra Pradhan | Honourable Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas | India
A must-attend for industry attendees and commentators seeking to better understand the pivot in asia and our global industry is undertaking to support the drive to net zero, with insights and perspectives from the policymakers driving the changes Across our energy system.
Towards a net zero IEC: How will organisations work across multiple industry sectors to deliver on their low carbon commitments?
The will for decarbonisation in the industry has never been stronger, following a wave of announcements by the majors and also sovereign states to pursue net zero targets over the next 30 to 40 years. How will the industry work with the different industry sectors in Asia, like power generation and distribution, to deliver reduced carbon energy solutions.
How are many of the world’s largest energy suppliers responding to drivers to reduce emissions and commit to net zero? Discover how leading integrated energy companies are specifically delivering new low carbon energy solutions to industry in asia.
Gas & LNG Trading
Hiroshi Hashimoto | Head of Gas Group | Institute of Energy Economics, Japan - IEEJ
Yutaka Shirakawa | Project Director | JOGMEC
Rob Butler | Partner | Baker Botts LLP
Robert Sims | Head of LNG Short Term Analysis | Wood Mackenzie
Shipping, Storage & Terminals - New Developments
Young Jun Nam | Executive Vice President | Hyundai mipo dock yard
Frederic Deybach | LNG Innovation Officer | TOTAL SE
Yukichi Takaoka | Senior Staff Officer | HySTRA
RESERVE PAPER: Stian Magnusson | Chief Innovation Officer | Connect LNG
EPC & Project Build - Global Project Updates
Roberto Ruiperez Vara | Director, LNG Technology Operations and Projects | Freeport LNG
Tomoki Ozawa | Project Director | JGC Corporation
Robert Webber | LNG engineering manager | Sempra LNG
RESERVE PAPER: Kayode Owaboye | Shutdown Engineer | NLNG
Financing Future Energy Projects in the Context of the Transition to Net Zero
The challenge of addressing climate change will be purposed by financing of the new energy landscape. However, although around 80% of investment require for net-zero transition in Europe and North America has already been secured – barely 10% of the equivalent for Asia has been agreed. Financing net zero is the biggest economic opportunity for decades and financiers, investors and governments need to work together to find agile geo-specific frameworks to make finance available in Asia where the investments are most needed.
Gain an understanding around the “how” of Financing net zero from Financiers, Bankers and Governments responsible for making finance available in Asia where the investments are most needed.
New LNG Supply & Demand - Challenges & Opportunities
Giles Farrer | Head of Gas and LNG Asset Research | Wood Mackenzie
Ian Nathan | Director, Global Gas & LNG Research | Energy Intelligence
Nitin Yadav | Sr. Manager (Gas) | BPCL
Irina Akimova | Director | ATS
Shipping, Storage & Terminals - Design & Operations
Carlos Guerrero | Global Market Leader | Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Seokyong Seo | Senior engineer | Hyundai Heavy Industries
Andrew Stafford | Technical Director | Trelleborg Marine Systems UK Limited
RESERVE PAPER: Manhwan Kim | Principle engineeer | DSME
EPC & Project Build - Next Generation Projects
Sjarel van de Lisdonk | Front End Development Manager | Shell
John Baguley | Chief Operating Officer | Texas LNG
Dhirav Patel | Senior Director - LNG | Fluor
RESERVE PAPER: Leonardo Bergmann | Engineering Manager | Siemens Energy
Establishing Hydrogen Supply Chain Models Within Existing Infrastructure
Overcoming the hydrogen cost stack will be critical to its deployment at scale. What are the opportunities for utilising, repurposing and converting existing infrastructure to develop blue, brown and green hydrogen supply chains? This panel will draw together experts and pioneers in the hydrogen space to discuss how the energy industry can shore up project economics to seize the H2 opportunity.
Hydrogen has promised much for decades but often seen false dawns. Investors and project developers seek clarity and expert guidance on which markets will best be positioned to scale up hydrogen, where, and prospectively how such opportunities can best be applied.
Climate Action & Gender Equality in the Post-Pandemic World: A New Vision in the Context of the Great Reset
Climate change, like the pandemic, is widely acknowledged to pose a disproportionately greater negative impact on the financial, emotional and economic wellbeing of women and girls. Conversely reduced travel, economic activity and lockdowns resulted in some of the lowest levels of emissions for decades. As the world begins its plans to build back better, this panel will seek to address how can we ensure that women’s voices are fully included and heard in these next vital steps towards decarbonisation.
Plotting the Roadmap to Net Zero – Achieving the Transition to IEC
What is one of the world’s largest independent energy companies doing to make the complex, costly and highly-ambitious transition to a net zero organisation by 2050 possible? Discover from this eminent industry leader how Total are aiming to achieve their goals.
Thomas Holmberg | Partner | Baker Botts LLP
David Hart | Director | E4tech
Carsten Dommermuth | Senior Manager, LNG to Power | MAN Energy Solutions
Panayiotis Mitrou | Gas Technology Segment Manager | Lloyd's Register
RESERVE PAPER: Molly Iliffe | Principal Consultant | ERM
Shipping, Storage & Terminals - Equipment
Per Christian Johnsrud | Business Development Manager | Tunable
Lasse Bergerud-Wichstrøm | General Manager Sales | Wärtsilä Corporation
Eric Morilhat | Technical Director | TechnipFMC
RESERVE PAPER: Hoki Lee | Senior Manager | Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)
Gas Processing, Liquefaction & Regas - Equipment Selection & Liquefaction
Xiaoli Wright | Principal Upstream Process Engineer | ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Adnan Ezzarhouni | General Manager, China | GTT
Kerry Scott | Process Engineer | Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Adapting Business Models in a Post-COVID World
Arvind Chetty | Business Development Manager | VROC
Sophia Horsfall | Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs | Nigeria LNG Limited
D V Shastry | Executive Director (Training, R&D and Start up) | GAIL (India)Ltd
Russell Thompson | Vice President - LNG | Kiewit
Shipping, Storage & Terminals - Containment
Hidemichi Iizuka | Engineering Manager | Black & Veatch
jiakun jin | Senior Engineer | China Classification Society Wuhan Rules & Research Institutes
STAVROS NIOTIS | SENIOR PRINCIPAL ENGINEER | ABS
Gas Processing, Liquefaction & Regas - Gas Processing
Jinyi Ryu | Senior Process Engineer | JGC Corporation
Tobias Eckardt | Global Technology Manager | BASF SE
Dipanjan Bhattacharya | Technology Manager: LNG and Gas Processing | Kiewit
RESERVE PAPER: Mathew Watt | VP Process Technology | Chart Industries
Digitalisation, Automation & AI - Operations & Asset Integrity
Daniele Porciani | Digital Sales Manager | Baker Hughes
Takanori Miki | Product Owner | Chiyoda Corporation
Allison Willardson | Manager of E&C Information Management | Sempra LNG
How is Japan Driving & Supporting Asian Development of a Major New Regional Hydrogen Economy?
Has the COVID pandemic and the subsequent economic recovery interventions introduced a new dynamic and speed into the clean energy transition, delivering cleaner energy more efficiently to a growing population?
With a reduction of global emissions by around 8% in 2020, how can governments simultaneously capture these gains in decarbonisation whilst also supporting economic recovery and tackling increased levels of poverty?
The direction governments will take in response to the covid pandemic will impact energy choices and investment uptake for decades to come, both in growth and mature markets. Understand key differences in national, regional and global policy as energy strives to forge a new pathway in the post-covid world.
Global Transitions: Opportunities in the New World Order
Global strategist and leading geopolitical commentator Dr Parag Khanna considers directions for humankind in the post-pandemic landscape and sets out his vision for the transformed global world order and what this means for the energy business.
Visionary, blue-sky insights enabling energy executives to acquire inspiring alternative perspectives on future trends, transformations and transitions in a post-covid world. Engaged lateral thinking that provides attendees with refreshing new approaches to challenges.
Global LNG Demand & Market Trends
Min Na | AVP | Energy Aspects
Ming Cai | Consultant | Poten
Andrew Walker | Vice President LNG Strategy | Cheniere Marketing Ltd.
Gavin Thompson | Vice Chairman, Energy – Asia Pacific | Wood Mackenzie
RESERVE PAPER: Liliana Diaz | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
Methane: Can gas and LNG suppliers effectively deliver on the Gastech Methane Charter to reduce or eradicate emissions across their business chain?
The management of methane emissions across the natural gas and LNG value chain has emerged as a major determining factor in the long-term viability of gas in the energy matrices of the future. How is the industry moving to tackle this challenge, standardise the measurement of emissions and meet increased demands for accountability?
Producers and suppliers must tackle methane as a top priority in order to remain on track for low-carbon and net zero targets. How can this best be achieved and what processes and partnerships will need to be created to deliver a successful eradication of methane across the energy supply chain?
Shipping, Storage & Terminals - Commissioning & Alternate Fuels
HYUK KWON | Principal Researcher | DSME
Dallas Smith | Vice President of LNG and Alternative Fuels | Liberian Registry
Gunil Park | Director of Energy Plant R&D | Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)
RESERVE PAPER: HEEWON AN | Senior Engineer | Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)
Gas Processing, Liquefaction & Regas - CO2 Emission Intensity
Dejan Veskovic | Sr Process Engineer | Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Irina Tanaeva | LNG Technology Program Unit Manager | Shell
Tom Maramba | Sr Director, LNG | Fluor
Digitalisation, Automation & AI - Operations & Asset Integrity
Kushal Desai | Digitalization Lead | Shell Energy India Pvt. Ltd.
Kritpasitpong Benjathatchaporn | Robotics Lead | PTTEP
Gustavo Zarruk | Senior Principal Data Scientist | Cognite
RESERVE PAPER: MOHD.HISHAM ABU BAKAR | PIPELINE INTEGRITY SPECIALIST | Petronas
Seizing the Opportunity to Transform Transport with Natural Gas
Off and onshore transportation accounts for nearly 25% of all global greenhouse emissions, and for transportation to rapidly reduce this impact and comply with COP21 obligations, shifts towards alternative fuels sources will be needed. Natural gas presents an immediate and cost-effective way to reduce particulate emissions by up to 99% and CO2 emissions by nearly 30%. How can the supply chain best work together to scale up new projects and expand the role for gas in delivering cleaner transport fuels?
With IMO 2020 emissions regulations now in force for marine vessels, and national and international drives towards reducing fossil fuels in onshore vehicles, the opportunities for clean fuels are exponential and markets ready to be developed. Discover how and where gas can step into the huge opportunities left by commercial fleet reductions in petroleum-powered vehicles.
Driving the Energy Transition Through Sector Coupling
Discover how one of the world’s largest, leading energy technology and engineering companies is driving the energy transition, embracing big data, delivering AI and automation solutions to industry, and mapping new organisational structures that future-proof their business towards the net zero goal.
Growing LNG-to-Power Across Asia
Providing an affordable, rapid and flexible route to decarbonisation across Asia, LNG-to-power projects are expected to proliferate in the region. How can policy, demand and investment align to facilitate the swift delivery of projects?
Massive opportunities for growth lie in LNG-to-power applications across Asia. Gain deep insights into how LNG is fuelling Asian market development and creating cleaner energy solutions for customers, and where the key growth areas lie.
Policy & Roadmap to Net Zero
Barbara Jinks | Programme Officer - green gases | IRENA
Frank Wouters | VP Global BD Low Carbon Hydrogen | Worley
Dr. Axel Wietfeld | CEO of Uniper Hydrogen | Uniper
Jamie Speirs | Research Fellow | Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London
RESERVE PAPER: Carlos Torres Diaz | Sr. Vice President | Rystad Energy
Shipping, Storage & Terminals - LNG as Fuel
Thibaut RAEIS | Technical Manager GTT China | GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) SA
JungHan Lee | President | Cluster LNG Co. Ltd
Hongjun Fan | Business Development Director | C-LNG Solutions Pte. Ltd.
Gas Processing, Liquefaction & Regas - Process Technology
Christopher Ott | Lead Process Engineer | Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Marcel Staedter | Research Specialist - Process Engineering | ExxonMobil
J.J. Gibb | Director, LNG Technolgy Development | ConocoPhillips
Digitalisation, Automation & AI - Plant Optimisation
Vasant Saith | Director, LNG Portfolio | Worley
Rumi Mohammad | Senior Solutions Architect | Willowglen
Greening of Energy Supply Chains
Facing unprecedented demand from consumers for sustainable energy products companies are under increasing pressure to deliver wholesale decarbonisation of the energy value chain from wellhead to plug socket. This session will examine how companies are responding to the challenge of creating robust and low carbon energy supply chains.
What must happen by 2030 to ensure hydrogen is ready to scale up to become a low-carbon champion?
Hailed as ‘mission critical’ for achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, investment in hydrogen projects around the world has reach unprecedented levels. Still, barriers persist to wide scale adoption, so what is needed to achieve this vision of the hydrogen economy?
Hydrogen could present enormous business opportunities as one of the key ‘low carbon champions’ and strategic executives need to know the pitfalls and obstacles that will be presented by mass global upscaling of hydrogen. By understanding the barriers early, planners can reduce risk and maximise returns on investment at the critical investment stage.
Carbon Neutral LNG
Seemi Saad | External Manager | Shell Energy
Patrick Dugas | LNG Trading Vice President | TOTAL
Leslie Palti-Guzman | President | Gas Vista LLC
Vincent Demoury | GIIGNL
RESERVE PAPER: Mona Bhagat | Business Development Manager | KBR
Conducting simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) while bunkering LNG-fuelled ships is a relatively new but rapidly growing activity due to the increasing number of LNG fuelled vessels. There are currently approximately 200 LNG-fuelled vessels operating and the gross tonnage in the shipbuilding orderbook that is LNG-fuelled is about 20%, with some segments reaching over 30%. Nonetheless, these SIMOPS carry potentially significant risks particularly in terms of safety and is thus a key operations concern for all stakeholders, including ship-owners, operators, users, port authorities and LNG providers such as TOTAL.
With regards to LNG bunkering, passenger vessels face the same issues as other vessel types in terms of industry standardization and crew training, and also require approval from regulatory bodies and licensing authorities. Additionally, their operational constraints include the requirement of having the bunkering operation performed while passengers are onboard and in a limited time.
A series of Safety studies (using various 2D dispersion model software such as Phast, Basil, etc. completed by detailed 3D calculations) has allowed the effective evaluation and mitigation of risks associated to these vessels’ bunkering operation in the presence of passengers.
Some key recommendations drawn from the safety studies include: the calculation of safety zones using deterministic approach while major events are to be addressed with a risk based one or the need of considering the elevation difference between flexible connections in vessels; the decks elevation and various release directions are included in the study. In addition, different safety standards need to be applied depending on the specificities of the project, preferred approach for determining the safety distances, the specific situations to be addressed for SIMOPS and the evaluation criteria for addressing major accidental events.
This paper aims at sharing the key challenges as a realistic safety zones definition, methodology and recommendations of the safety studies conducted by TOTAL Marine Fuels Global Solutions and TOTAL HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) teams. Through the key findings that include recommendations on the “controlled zones”, SIMOPS approach and addressing major accidental events, Total seeks to contribute to a safe LNG bunkering industry and to introduce the safety aspects of this new activity.
Felix Leggewie | Executive Director LNG | Schulte Group
Chris Clucas | Principal Consultant | Liquefied Gas Consultancy Ltd
Gas Processing, Liquefaction & Regas - Cold Energy
Florian JALIA | R&D Engineer | ENGIE
Chusak Janchucherd | Manager | PTT
Byung-yoon Choi | Senior Engineer | Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)
RESERVE PAPER: Anton Marco Fantolini | HOD LNG Technologies | Saipem
Digitalisation, Automation & AI - Design
Xidong Hu | Senior Engineer | JGC Corporation
Stuart Ball | Senior Manager - Projects | Aker Solutions
Shinya Matsufuji | Digitalization Manager | JGC
Decarbonisation of Shipping
Xiaofeng Luo | Director | China Classification Society Wuhan Rules & Research Institutes
Stephen Brown | Manager, Technology | Shell
John Hatley | Americas VP Marine Solutions & Director Market Shaping | Wärtsilä Corporation
Sophie Tan | Head of Asia Pacific | Poten & Partners
Small Scale LNG - Bunkering & Ship to Ship
Sungwon Lee | Senior Researcher | KSOE
Mireille FRANCO | HSEQ & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR | TOTAL
Khaliful Ichsan | Process Engineering | PT Pertamina Gas
RESERVE PAPER: Peter Van Vuuren | Business Development Manager | Endress+Hauser (SEA) pte Ltd
Hydrogen & Alternative Gas Fuels - Hydrogen Generation & Economy
Axelle Gaertner | Program Manager LH2 | Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions
Chris Cardinal | OC Technical Director | Monolith Materials
Setsuo Iuchi | Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to President, Executive Director for Hydrogen Business | Chiyoda Corporation
RESERVE PAPER: Louis LONDE | Technical Director | GEOSTOCK
Utilities & End Users - Gas to Power
Andrea SOLA | Project Manager | RINA Consulting
Makpeminoghena Momodu | Engineer | Nigeria LNG Limited
Megan Reusser | Senior Development Engineer | Burns & McDonnell
Energy end-users as drivers of the transition: centring future energy around the customer – can we progress effectively together?
Key consumers of energy – especially those requiring energy-intensive fuels – are now at the centre of the debate around balancing needs with an orderly transition to a low (or net zero) carbon future. Customers more than ever must fulfil ESG and corporate requirements to slash emissions and now look to suppliers to partner effectively in providing the choices and opportunities to do so, economically and efficiently.
The future energy value chain will centre more and more around the demands and strategies of customers, particularly the high-intensity and industrial customers of energy who are also tasked with decarbonising. Suppliers, stakeholders and competitors can learn from major global organisations stepping up to the complex challenges of pushing towards net zero production. By understanding what customers key challenges are, delegates are better equipped to offer improved services.
Ben Wetherall | Market Development Director - Energy | ICIS
Emmanuel Grand | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
Mark Jackson | CEO | Baltic Exchange
Debbie Turner | Senior Broker | Howe Robinson Partners
RESERVE PAPER: Dimitrios Lyridis | Professor | National Technical University of Athens
Small Scale LNG - Onshore
Sho Fujisaki | Senior Process Engineer | JGC Corporation
Laura Musick | Project Development Manager | Black & Veatch Corporation
Alden Evans | Vice President | Worley
RESERVE PAPER: Hannah McDowell | Sales & Marketing Manager | Puget LNG
Hydrogen & Alternative Gas Fuels - Carbon Neutral Shipping
Tetsuya Ohashi | Manager | Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Björn Munko | Head of Sales & Business Development | TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH
Cynthia Znati | Lead Chemical Engineer | United States Coast Guard
Utilities & End Users - Gas to Power
Jennifer Adams | Head of LNG Project Execution | Siemens Energy
Gary Leatherman | Vice President | Advisian
"LNG import terminals play an integral role in answering growing power demands and propelling the global energy sector towards a lower-carbon future. LNG is increasingly commercially viable across global markets, as low commodity prices are forecasted for the foreseeable future. With lower emissions than traditional hydrocarbon fuels and an abundance in supply, natural gas is a sustainable source of power that complies with stringent environmental regulations. Utilizing LNG for power enables stranded users who typically run on dirty fuels to have access to gas as a power source, providing cleaner, cheaper power to their populations.
LNG terminals are composed of interconnected systems including LNG storage, boil-off gas compression, regasification, and utilities. Some facilities also require units for natural gas liquid (NGL) recovery for heating value control. The most significant component of a terminal is the regasification process utilized for converting the liquid cryogenic fuel into vapor phase natural gas that can be sent through a pipeline network. For vaporization, energy input is required. A common method is vaporizing by warming against seawater utilizing either an open rack vaporizer (ORV) or shell and tube vaporizer (STV). However, this requires significant volumes of seawater and presents negative environmental impacts through discharge of cooled seawater into marine ecosystems. Another common regasification method vaporizes LNG utilizing a fired heater, commonly a submerged combustion vaporizer (SCV) or water/glycol loop. However, this equipment presents emissions concerns that may require post-combustion controls to meet regulatory requirements. Furthermore, these units consume approximately 1.5% of the gas stream produced to provide fuel for the fired heater, thereby wasting power supply.
Both methods have significant capital and operating costs with potential negative environmental impacts. Additionally, as stand-alone technologies, they fail to capitalize on the cold available from warming the LNG. That thermal energy is effectively wasted. The efficiency of LNG terminals can be enhanced by integrating the terminal with other industrial processes that can repurpose this cold thermal energy. The benefit of such integration is that the use of a fired heater and seawater, which effectively discard energy and harm the environment, is eliminated with an intermediate stream from a relevant facility that serves as the heat medium. Perhaps the most conducive method for enhancing import terminals’ ability to provide power is through integration with a combined cycle power generation facility either through inlet chilling for gas turbine intake air or condensing steam within the power cycle. Both boost the power output of the facility while minimizing additional capital cost and ensuring high conversion of combusted gas to electrons.
This integration requires close-coupling of the LNG terminal and power plant. Therefore, floating solutions with both LNG and power on a vessel are growing in adoption and such designs add location flexibility and quicker deployment than their on-shore counterparts.
Through successful heat integration of cold thermal energy with power producing infrastructure, the efficiency of the supply chain is maximized while effectively eliminating wasted energy and improving commercial viability of LNG to answer global power demand."
What needs to be done for Asia to collectively foreclose on coal and realign portfolios to more gas & renewable-generated power?
Switching out coal fired energy in markets across Asia is a key decarbonisation opportunity. To effectively supplant coal as a feedstock in the region what will be needed in terms of overcoming pricing, regulation and infrastructural challenges for gas to secure its future as a partner fuel to renewables for energy networks in the region?
IPPs and Utilities are diversifying and expanding their business portfolios and energy suppliers must keep pace with the swift changes that many – especially in Asia – are already undergoing. Learn how both groups can work more effectively in delivering on cleaner natural gas solutions and eradicate higher-carbon, higher-emission coal.
PowerPlay Power Hour: Mentoring Across the Energy Value Chain
The value of mentoring within any context has long been recognised as an important mechanism for gaining insights into real life lessons, expanding professional networks and enriching careers. For minority and underrepresented groups mentoring is a key tool for building support networks, promoting advocacy and tackling traditional barriers to advancement within organisations. This session will look to highlight successful strategies and promote connectivity between mentors and mentees across the industry.
Gas & LNG Trading in the Post-COVID World
With low pricing in 2020 driving the competitivity of LNG as a feedstock for energy and transport along with the recent rapid increase in spot and short-term cargo trades, the LNG market has seen greater levels of liquidity. This panel will consider how the trading community and wider LNG industry can seize and maintain this momentum to drive forward the commoditisation of LNG.
In the highly-competitive world of gas & LNG trading, the post-pandemic era will create winners – and many losers – in trading. This session welcomes some of the world’s most prominent, successful energy traders together to map out the future for the industry. Essential and unmissable if your organisation works in, or with, energy trading professionals.
Decarbonisation of Gas Systems
Marwa AlAnsary | Environment and Carbon Manager | Shell
Jarand Rystad | CEO | Rystad Energy
Zubin Bamji | Program Manager | The World Bank
Helen Riordan | Vice President, Global Service Line Lead, Upstream & Midstream Consulting | Worley
Marco Morando | Energy & Resource Efficiency Manager | RINA Consulting S.p.A.
Paul Turner | Commercial Director | Golar Management Ltd
Sebastien Viale | SME Non Metallic Materials | TechnipEnergies
RESERVE PAPER: Laurent Le Berre | Specialist Advisor | Worley
Upstream & Pipeline Systems
Brian McShane | Senior Vice President | Worley
Daniel Katz | CEO and co-Founder | Orbital Sidekick
Dileep Penmetsa | Principal Consultant | Wood
RESERVE PAPER: Dominique Popineau | Pipeline Expert | TOTAL
Hydrogen & Alternative Gas Fuels - Alternative Energy Transportation
Annette Berglund | Engineering Manager | Black & Veatch
Linde Engineering | Head of BD and Sales Adsorption & Membrane Plants | Linde Engineering
Andre Bauer | Director Technology | Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions
RESERVE PAPER: John Ergina | Process Manager | Siemens Energy
Green LNG: Fact or Fiction?
Development of carbon neutral LNG represents a key opportunity to meet growing demand from consumers for net zero carbon products but potentially with a ‘green premium’. How will the development of green LNG overcome pricing challenges to compete with other sources of zero carbon energy?
For LNG to thrive and remain a leading, relevant fuel in a low-carbon world, it must address issues of emissions and – most importantly – of methane slip through the production, liquefaction and regasification value chain. This is business-critical knowledge for both commercial and engineering leaders who must tackle emissions in LNG and learn to create carbon-neutral (or ‘green’) LNG.
Hydrogen & Alternative Gas Fuels - Alternative Energy Transportation
Leandro Soares da Costa | Director | Tupi Energy Limnited
Fred Taylor | Principal and North America Hydrogen Team Lead at GHD | GHD
Dr. Maximilian Boemke | Partner | Watson Farley & Williams LLP
RESERVE PAPER: Emily Galligan | Process Engineer | Black & Veatch Corporation
The Gastech Social-Impact initiative: Recognising the Real Change-Makers
In the context of ESG there is an increasing feeling that many companies have embraced a box-ticking culture that encourages the adoption of increasingly standardised activities. In this panel Gastech shines a spotlight on those companies taking a lead in placing ESG at the centre of their pivot to net zero and examines how companies can establish a culture of real change.
All energy professionals tasked with delivering social and cultural change movements within their organisations will benefit greatly from understanding how some of these inspirational leaders are driving genuine upheaval of their social-impact cultures for the better.
Financing & Decarbonisation
Pat Breen | CEO | Gas Strategies
Melanie Lovatt | Finance Advisor, Business Intelligence | Poten & Partners
Jessica Ham | Counsel | Ashurst
Andreas Löffler | Vice President | KfW IPEX-Bank
FSRUs & Gas to Power
Innovative floating LNG solutions are in continuous development to respond to the increased global demand for clean energy. New LNG markets are emerging rapidly in regions such as South America and Caribbean Sea, South East Asia and Africa where access to natural gas by pipeline or shore import terminals may be considered a medium to long term development with no advantage related to cost and implementation time compared to a floating terminal.
An example of a successful fast track project is sub-Saharan Africa’s first ever import terminal in Ghana developed by Gasfin Development. The project involves two floating assets, a newbuilt floating regasification unit (FRU) and a converted floating storage unit (FSU) permanently installed afloat in a sheltered location of the port of Tema.
In particular the brand new concept of the FRU “TORMAN” delivered to Tema port in January 2021 is the result of a new cost efficient and innovative FSRU concept developed by Gasfin. Originally planned for the Caribbean, Gasfin has worked closely with Bureau Veritas on the development of the concept over several years for which Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued several approvals in principle (AiP) for various designs. The “TORMAN” FRU features 2 cargo tanks of type C with a total capacity of 28,000 m3 and a regasification capacity of abt. 400 mmscfd and will be kept permanently in position by an innovative mooring system comprising six piles fixed to the sea bed and clamps fitted on the FRU to obtain the BV notation POSA-JETTY for the given metocean conditions of the site. In addition, “TORMAN” has been assessed to obtain the FSRU and REGAS notations which contains a full set of structural and safety requirements for the barge and for the regasification installation covering among others the required risk analysis process, high safety standards.
Additional storage capacity for the floating terminal is provided by a FSU conversion. The LNG carrier conversion is of a MOSS type equipped with four tanks and a total capacity of 127,700 m3 which will be used as floating storage with a transfer system to provide LNG to the FRU on demand. BV has also provided classification services for this project to grant the brand new FSU-LNG notation. Required structural and cargo handling modifications and the installation of additional mooring equipment have been considered among other items for the conversion. The FSU is to be permanently moored to dolphins and in addition to the required hydrodynamic calculations, the POSA-JETTY notation is assigned. LNG carriers calling the terminal will be moored alongside the FSU in a STS configuration to deliver the cargo.
The purpose of the presentation will be to share the experience and learnings of Gasfin and BV along the development process since the AiP for the concept project was delivered, through the construction and transportation of the units and until the start-up of the operations from the view point of the developer and regulatory body.
Gordon Milne | Managing Director | FSRU Solutions Ltd
Svein Hellesmark | CTO | Stena Power and LNG Solutions
Philippe Lavagna | LNG Terminals - Product Account Manager | SBM Offshore
How will the huge opportunities presented by artificial intelligence, automation and data processing drive efficiency, agility and innovation? What will be the implications for business models of the future?
Massive opportunities present themselves across all elements of the energy value chain, from wellhead to burner tip, when it comes to digital applications and transformation. Every energy professional needs to discover how this new universe can best potentially enhance their daily business operations. Commercially and technically – understanding the role of AI, big data and automation is a vital skillset for the future.
Financing & Decarbonisation
Juan Carlos Mesa | Head of M&A Transaction Advisory Global | KBR
Kristen Holmquist | Forecasting Manager | Poten & Partners
Paul Griffin | Senior Adviser and Counsel, Oil & Gas | White & Case
Eugenio Napoli | Head of Project Financing Environmental & Social Compliance Unit | RINA Consulting
Energy Transition Projects & Developments
Cea Mittler | Head of Legal, Gasgrid Finland | Maritime LL.M. Candidate at NUS, semester 2021/2022 | Gasgrid Finland Oy
Nick Cooper | Chief Executive | Storegga Geotechnologies Limited
Frederik Van Nuffel | Chief Technical Officer | Exmar
Mehmet Katmer | Business Development Director | Karpowership
James Frolich | Global Practice Lead; Leader, US - Environment & Society | Advisian
Mark Loquan | President | The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
Joey Wesley | Councillor | Lax Kw'alaams Band
Co-Chairs' Wrap Up