Condensate & Naphtha Forum

When the Dust Settles: Condensate & Naphtha in a Post COVID World

Location: Virtual

Venue: N.A.

Starts: 22 Oct 2020

Ends: 23 Oct 2020

Type: Virtual

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Conference Theme: "When the Dust Settles: Condensate & Naphtha in a Post COVID World"

The impacts of Covid-19 and low oil prices will have ramifications on condensate, naphtha and petrochemical feedstock balances for years to come, with delayed FIDs, shelved projects, massive cuts to upstream, midstream and downstream capital expenditures. What will this mean for the industry?

  • Has the Energy Transition been put on hold with all the associated condensate supply that it was expected to bring?
  • How will this impact condensate and naphtha balances looking forward?
  • What will this mean for the future landscape of petrochemical feedstocks?

Join us for frank discussions on the opportunities and challenges of the industry, as the world recovers slowly from the dual shocks of the OPEC+ price war and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Conference Co-Chairmen

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE


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.

He 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 where he led the energy program as a Director and Senior Fellow till 2013.

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). 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. 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, he was 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. Dr.
Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.

Dr. Jeff Brown

President of FGE Group, Singapore


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.

In 2013, Jeff rejoined FGE from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy. He was a regular 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 highly regarded 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.

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 CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year.

More industry speakers to be confirmed

Key Industry Trends To Be Examined

  • Impact of recent price environment on LNG/gas FIDs and consequences on supply profile of condensate through the 2020s 
  • Does a leopard change its spots? What will the next cycle bring for US shale production and impact on US condensate supply? 
  • Pie in the sky or a deal with substance? Sino-Iranian relations and the impact on availability of South Pars condensate 
  • The death of the condensate splitter never came – adaptation of the condensate/ultra-light crude splitting fit for the 2020s. 
  • Will gasoline demand rise from the ashes of COVID-19? Outlook on light distillate balances and impact on naphtha trade flows through the 2020s.   
  • ME and India moving towards the COTC model:  Impact on condensate and naphtha balances 
  • Light ends: The energy transition brings diverging feedstock opportunities for the light end of the barrel 
  • The growing frontier: Petrochemical capacity in the East, feedstock flexibility and what it means for light hydrocarbon demand. 
  • Shipping rates in a world heading toward decarbonization.  What this means for CPP and DPP markets? 


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