Condensate & Naphtha Forum

Geopolitics & Condensate: Implications for Condensate & Naphtha Markets

Location: Singapore

Venue: Singapore (Check The Map)

Starts: 08 Nov 2018

Ends: 09 Nov 2018

Type: Conference

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


With business interactions at the highest levels, underscored by the presence of market leaders in the condensate, naphtha and petrochemical industries, the Condensate & Naphtha Forum provides an annual platform for the exchange of industry dialogue amongst key producers, buyers and sellers of condensate & naphtha. The Forum is known for its open and frank discussions on the most topical issues causing market transformations and setting priorities for the industry. The Forum has to-date attracted an international audience from 110 cities & 45 countries.

Forum Sessions

Conference Co-Chairmen

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


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 the 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. He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy
Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, he was 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. Dr. Fesharaki has since been reappointed to the National Petroleum Council in April 2016 and June 2018. He 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. He 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.

Dr. Jeffrey Brown


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 re-joined 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.

Key Address Speakers

Mr. Shigeharu Yajima

Senior Vice President
Global Energy Marketing
Inpex Corporation

Mr. Sebastien Bariller

Senior Vice President
Feedstock Purchasing
Energy & Optimization
Hanwha Total Petrochemical

Confirmed Speakers

Mr. Geir Mjelde

Chief Executive Officer
SKS (Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group)

Dr. Frederic Lasserre

Director of Market Analysis
Total SA, France

Dr. Jaafar Oklany

Commercial Director
Basrah Gas Company

Mr. Den Syahril

Oil & LPG
FGE, Singapore

Ms. Ada Taib

Managing Editor
Middle East & Asia Pacific
Crude Markets
S&P Global Platts

Explore Critical Issues Under The 2018 Conference Theme

Geopolitics & Condensates: Implications for Condensate & Naphtha Markets


  • What impact will US decision to roll back the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, have on condensate exports?
  • New Australian projects at Ichthys and Prelude may replace only a third of the volume lost due to the possibility of zero exports from Iran. Where will additional supplies come from?
  • With splitters in Korea shifting to full-range naphtha due to tighter condensate supply & higher prices, where will new demand come from?
  • With the return of crude prices to pre-2015 levels lifting light crude/condensate production in the US, can Asian buyers accept US condensate as a satisfactory grade?
  • How will the close relationship between condensate, naphtha & LPG markets be impacted by these market dynamics?


Attend the Condensate & Naphtha Forum to deliberate on these significant changes affecting the Condensate & Naphtha markets

and engage in frank discussions on the opportunities and challenges of the industry.

Attracting Global Players From The Condensate & Naphtha Markets

Sponsorship Opportunities

With 120 participants from countries the world over expected to attend the Condensate & Naphtha Forum 2018, the Forum will continue to provide outstanding opportunities for connecting your brand to a premium audience, showcasing your products & services & enhancing your business potential through high quality networking opportunities with senior executives in the condensate & naphtha markets.


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CNF 2017 Event Summary

The Condensate & Naphtha Forum 2017, organised by The Conference Connection Inc and held from 9 – 10 November 2017, was a resounding success. Known for its open and frank discussions on critical drivers, challenges, future trends and new technologies relevant for the industry, it provides an annual platform for the exchange of industry dialogue amongst key producers, buyers and sellers of condensate & naphtha.

The Forum provided an effective platform for a meeting of minds, highlighting changes in the industry with oil prices at a seeming state of stability and limited growth prospects for the demand and supply of condensate, with market dynamics seeking to extract more value from feedstock optimisation and operations, to enhance profitability.

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