LNG Trading & Optimisation Virtual Training Course

Conducted Over Four Half-Day Sessions from 3:00pm to 6:30pm, SGT (30 mins Break included)

Location: Virtual

Venue: Virtual

Starts: 04 Oct 2021

Ends: 07 Oct 2021

Type: Course

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The LNG Trading & Optimisation course aims to give an overview of spot and short-term trading and LNG cargo diversions and the activities involved and team work needed to ensure smooth controlled trading and optimisation of LNG cargoes. It is designed for delegates who are either in LNG trading teams or are working in support functions, such as cargo operations, shipping, finance, risk management and legal.

It will look at physical trades and operations as well as an overview of price and volume risk management. It will illustrate how to build a practical risk matrix for trading which can be adapted to any organisation that is trading or starting to trade LNG.

Real life examples will be used to illustrate how to trade LNG. The value of negotiating flexibility into agreements will be discussed to show how it creates and protects value

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Course Objective

  1. To understand LNG trading – what it is, players involved and current trends as the business matures
  2.  To understand the mechanics of LNG diversions, how to structure and negotiate them
  3. To understand Master Sales Agreements and Confirmation notices
  4. To practice trading an LNG cargo and optimising it for value (based on a real cargo diversion)

Course Methodology

The course will be taught via a video conferencing platform, covering a combination of theoretical and practical case studies. The course instructor will adopt an interactive approach which will encourage active participation, delegate engagement and contribution through live sharing of views and experiences. The case study will convey real life scenario challenges in portraying or simulating the participants’ working environment.

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Course Outline

+ DAY 1

  • What is LNG trading and LNG optimisation of cargoes?
  • Who are the various players, their activities and likely trends for the business 2020- 2025?
  • Impact of US LNG
  • Organisations and commercial models for trading using examples of NOCs, IOCs, Traders, utilities and banks.
  • Trading in Asia: – changes brought on by Covid 19 and expiring LNG contracts
  • Trading in Europe: pricing at hubs and interface of LNG with pipeline gas in key downstream markets
  • Interplay between Asia and Europe for spot LNG trading and arbitrage opportunities
  • Contractual MSAs – key features. Interactive negotiation of key elements
  • LNG spot pricing trends, development of Hub pricing and liquidity to trade
  • Identifying, measuring and managing LNG cargo trading risks

+ DAY 2

  • Developing a Risk Matrix
  • Operational issues and an introduction to risk management for both physical risks and financial risks
  • Developing an LNG risk register including:
    • Physical Risks
    • Volume Shortfall
    • Ship Compliance
    • Product Quality
    • Scheduling
    • Force Majeure
    • Contractual Risks
    • Governing Law
    • Contractual mismatches between purchase and sales contracts
    • Financial Risks
    • Pricing
    • Credit
    • Working Capital

+ DAY 3

MEASURING RISK

  • Profitability vs. impact analysis
  • Risk matrix
  • Assessing tangible and intangible risks

 

MITIGATING RISK

  • What are low probability/high impact risks that could impact your business?
    • What does the risk matrix look like for your company?
  • How much risk do you want to manage, how much should you lay off to other parties?
    • What does your counterparties’ risk matrix look like?
  • For the risks you need to manage: –
    • What mitigants can you put in place?
    • Risk management instruments
    • Company portfolio
    • Fully integrated supply chain
    • Liquidity in downstream markets
    • Seasonal or structural risks vs. occasional single cargoes
    • Trading controls, delegated authorities

+ DAY 4

EXERCISE: OPTIMISING SHORT-TERM LNG AREEMENTS: THE LIFE OF A DIVERTIBLE LNG CARGO

This session demonstrates how to manage the operational and contractual options for a divertible LNG cargo, which is loading in a dynamic business environment.

This is based on an actual cargo experience. This interactive role-play in small groups allows participants to practice: –

  • Assessing the risk / reward to divert the cargo from its original destination
  • Managing the day-to-day cargo operational issues
  • Responding to new opportunities that arise
  • Balancing new risks and rewards
  • Negotiating with various new counterparties along the LNG supply chain
  • Managing relationships
  • Monitoring expected profitability versus actual results

Who Should Attend

  • LNG Traders
  • Risk Management Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Finance/ Revenue Managers
  • Business Developers of new LNG projects
  • Business Developers focusing on new market entry and the value of LNG trading to support it
  • Commercial Negotiators
  • Commercial Advisors
  • Strategy and Commercial Planners
  • Economists and Analysts
  • Regulators & Government Officials
  • LNG Cargo Operators
  • LNG Shipping Professionals
  • Legal Counsel and Lawyers

The course will be taught live via a video conferencing platform, over two sessions of four hours each. The course director will adopt an interactive approach for active participation and delegate engagement.

 

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