Condensate & Naphtha Forum 2017

State of the Condensate & Naphtha Markets: Extracting Value

Location: Penang, Malaysia

Venue: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa (Check The Map)

Starts: 09 Nov 2017

Ends: 10 Nov 2017

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Announcing The 21st Annual Condensate & Naphtha Forum
(Condensate 2017), 9-10 November 2017
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang, Malaysia

Organised By The Conference Connection Inc

The Condensate & Naphtha Forum, held annually since 1996 in Asia, Middle east and Australia, has evolved into an annual “must attend” event for serious producers, buyers an sellers of condensate and naphtha.

Providing a unified platform through which attendees can obtain up-to-date market intelligence, explore commercial opportunities and foster business relations, the Condensate and Naphtha Forum has to-date attracted an international audience from more than 100 cities and 45 countries, including leading producers, buyers, sellers, traders, refiners, marketers and analysts, from state-owned companies in both upstream and downstream activities, oil majors and independent oil/gas companies, as well as petrochemical/feedstock and shipping companies.

Organised By

Forum Co-Chairmen

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

Topic: State of the Oil & Gas Markets

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.

Mr. Colin Shelley

Managing Consultant, FGE

Mr. Colin Shelley is well known and respected as the most prominent gas liquids expert with vast knowledge of naphtha, condensate, and LPG markets. Based in London, Colin works closely with FGE’s oil and gas team to enhance the company’s range of consulting services. Colin has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industries, specializing in LPG, condensate, and light liquid petrochemical feeds. He has for most of this time been Consulting Manager at Poten & Partners, based initially in New York and then in London. He has authored numerous reports and studies in the gas liquids area and has advised clients around the world on project development, markets and marketing, pricing, shipping, and infrastructure issues. He is a well-known speaker at international conferences, both East and West. Colin holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Columbia Business School in New York.

Dr. Jeff Brown

President, FGE

Topic: Condensate Overview: Co-Chairmen’s Panel

Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s oil and gas consulting teams. He is based at our Asian headquarters in Singapore, working closely with FGE consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Jeff rejoined FGE from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy, working closely with clients globally. He was a regularly featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Aside from his previous management roles with FGE, Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he was co-author of the monthly Oil Market Report. During this time, he developed the IEA’s short- to mid-term oil demand forecasting framework and led research examining oil/gas interfuel substitution. Before the IEA, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where his primary emphasis was LNG Markets East of Suez. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Economics.

Dr. Brown is the author of many articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and widely cited as an energy expert, including interviews with The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and appearances on news channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year. He also regularly leads commercial advisory services and projects focusing on downstream oil and LNG.

Distinguished Panel of Speakers Include

Mr Rusty Braziel

President, RBN Energy, USA

Topic: The Next Surge of US Super-Light Crudes & Condensate: Impact on Pipelines, Splitters & Exports

E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel is president and CEO of RBN Energy, a leading energy market consultancy and analytics company based in Houston, Texas, and is the author of The Domino Effect, bestseller book about energy markets. Braziel provides frequent analysis and commentary to national and international media outlets that include the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC and Jim Cramer’s Mad Money.

He spent 20 years with Texaco (Chevron), serving as vice president of Natural Gas Marketing and Trading and NGL Supply. Subsequently he was VP of Business Development for The Williams Companies and was a co-owner and senior executive at Bentek Energy. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Align Midstream Partners and the North American Energy Standards Board.

Mr. Braziel holds BBA and MBA degrees in Business and Finance from Stephen F. Austin University. In 2014, he was named as SFA’s Distinguished Alumnus.

Mr S Khoshrou

Director of International Affairs, NIOC International & Member of the Board, National Iranian Oil Company, Iran

Topic: Condensate Markets – An Iranian Perspective

Mr Shigeharu Yajima

SVP, Global Energy Marketing, Inpex Corporation, Japan

Topic: Australia-Ichthy’s Project Condensate Outlook

Mr. Sebastien Bariller

SVP/Feedstock Purchasing, Energy & Optimization Unit, Hanwha Total Petrochemical, Korea

Topic: US Shale Developments & Increasing Exports: Expected Benefits to Hanwha Total Petrochemicals

Mr M Yusri M Yusuf

Vice President of Refining & Trading, Petronas, Malaysia

Topic: Challenges Facing the Condensate Splitting Business

Dr Frederic Lasserre

Director Market Analysis, Total SA, France

Topic: Total’s 2022 Outlook for Condensate Splitters

Frederic LASSERRE joined TOTAL OIL TRADING SA (TOTSA) in October 2016 as Director of the Market Analysis team. He manages a team of 16 analysts who provide detailed market analysis on crude oil and refined products to TOTSA’s trading teams.

After a few years teaching economics and finance within French universities and business schools, Frederic LASSERRE joined SOCIETE GENERALE Corporate & Investment Banking in the mid-90s as an oil analyst.

He then set-up and managed SOCIETE GENERALE’s commodity research team.
Under his leadership, his team has been regularly ranked among the top 3 best commodity research team in the Risk Magazine world ranking survey.

Frederic has been ranked by Risk Magazine best oil analyst in 2004 and again in 2009.
He left SOCIETE GENERALE in 2012 to found BELACO CAPITAL, a French asset management company specialized in commodities.

He has actively managed commodity investment funds until he joined TOTSA last October.
Frederic holds a Master in Finance from the University Of Birmingham (UK) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Bordeaux (France).

Ms Wendy Cheong

Managing Editor, APAG Light Ends, S&P Global Platts, Singapore

Mr Den Syahril

Consultant, Oil & LPG, FGE, Singapore

Topic: Condensate Overview: Co-Chairmen’s Panel

Mr Takeshi Arazeki

LPG・CPP・Chemical Team, Tanker Group, NYK Line, Japan

Topic: Tanker Market Developments

Mr Yasuaki Suzuki

Senior Operating Officer, Energy Division, Marubeni Corporation, Japan

Topic: Outlook for Naphtha Trading in Asia

State of the Condensate & Naphtha Markets: Extracting Value

The Forum will focus on prospects for enhancing profitability from innovative and new strategies for optimization

Venue- Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang, Malaysia

Overlooking Batu Feringgi Beach, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa offers a sense of history, tradition and century-old raintrees. A luxury hotel, it offers spacious rooms surrounded by 30 acres of tropical gardens, with views of the sea or hills of Penang.

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Highlights of Condensate 2016 in Dubai, UAE

  • Optimum setting for synergistic buyer-seller/producer-end-user relationship building
  • Over 130 key industry players from 21 countries & 27 cities worldwide
  • Top 6 countries in attendance were Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Korea, Iran & UK
  • High profile of UAE & Gulf NOCs – ADNOC, Adgas, Dolphin Energy, ENOC, KPC, Tasweeq, RasGas, Takreer & Basrah Gas
  • Keynote addresses by PT Pertamina, Indonesia & Petropars Ltd, Iran provided the capacity & quality of South Pars
  • Condensate and Indonesia’s condensate & naphtha demand trends/workings of the Tuban Petrochemical Refinery
  • 13 experts from Iran, UK, Singapore, Japan, UAE, Indonesia, Brazil, Norway & France provided comprehensive coverage of supply/demand dynamics, market intelligence on condensate, naphtha & feedstock opportunities
  • Strong camaraderie between attendees provided enhanced networking opportunities – a hallmark of the Forum

Sponsorship Opportunities

With 150 participants from countries the world over expected to attend the Condensate & Naphtha Forum 2017, the Forum will continue to provide outstanding opportunities for renewing key business contacts and establishing new alliances.


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The Condensate 2016 Mobile App

  • Extremely well received by delegates, encouraged by photographs posted
  • App facilitated voting for online polling questions
  • There were 934 votes over 17 polls
  • View polling results here

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