LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2018, Singapore

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Opening Ministerial Address By

Mr. S. Iswaran

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Singapore

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)

Mr. Masato Sasaki

Director, Petroleum & Natural Gas Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan

Conference Co-Chairmen

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. FGE is a leading consulting group focusing on the oil and gas markets East of the Suez, Europe, and the United States, with offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Tehran, Dubai, Honolulu, California, Beijing, and Mumbai. FGE was incorporated as Fesharaki Associates Consulting & Technical Services (FACTS), Inc. in 1984 by Dr. Fesharaki. 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. He 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 addition, Dr. Fesharaki is the author of more than 500 papers and has authored or edited over thirty books and monographs.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, he has been 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), the key professional organization representing over 3,900 energy economists in more than 85 countries.

In 1995, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, he was appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and was re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) Board of Directors. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. Dr. Fesharaki 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.

Mr. Andy Flower

LNG and Natural Gas Consultant, UK

Mr. Flower has been working as a consultant in LNG and natural gas since his retirement from BP in 2001. For the last 22 of his 32 years of service with BP, he was involved in LNG and natural gas activities. At various times, Andy managed BP’s interests in projects in Nigeria, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Australia and he participated in studies of new projects in Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, Angola, Egypt, and Iran. His main expertise is in the commercial aspects of LNG including marketing, project development, supply and demand, contracts, pricing, shipping, and short-term trading. He has run LNG courses in Europe, Asia, the US, and the Caribbean. He frequently speaks or chairs sessions at major conferences and is the author of a number of papers and books on LNG.

Distinguished Panel of Speakers Include

Mr. Hiroki Sato

Chief Fuel Transactions Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, JERA Co., Inc., Japan

Mr. Steve Hill

Executive Vice President, Shell Energy, Shell

Dr. Zheng Hongtao

Executive Vice President
CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Limited, China

Mr. Takashi Higo

Executive Officer, Senior General Manager, Gas Resources Department, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., Japan

Mr. Wapu Sonk

Managing Director, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited, Papua New Guinea

Mr. Peter Botten

Managing Director, Oil Search Limited, Australia

Mr. Jean-Pierre Mateille

Vice President Trading, Total Gas & Power Ltd, UK

Mr. Ahmad Adly Alias

Vice President LNG Marketing and Trading, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Malaysia

Mr. Gigih Prakoso

Director of Investment Planning and Risk Management, PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia

Mr. Octavio M.C. Simoes

President, Sempra LNG & Midstream LLC, USA

Ms. Elizabeth Spomer

President & Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Cove LNG LLC, USA

Mr. Frank Kretschmer

Senior Vice President, LNG Marketing, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mr. Yasuo Ryoki

Advisor, Osaka Gas Co, Limited, Japan

Mr. Mehdi Chennoufi

General Manager, LNG Origination & Business Development East of Suez, Shell Trading, Singapore

Mr. Philip Byrne

Executive Vice President Marketing & Trading, Santos Ltd, Australia

Dr. Andrew Seck

Vice President, LNG Marketing & Shipping, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Singapore

Mr. Ryosuke Tsugaru

Chief Executive, Diamond Gas International Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mr. Damien Criddle

CEO & Founder, GLX

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Earl

Chief Commercial Officer, Venture Global LNG, Inc., USA

Mr. Tarek Souki

Senior Vice President LNG Marketing and Trading, Tellurian Inc, USA

Mr. Alistair Smith

Regional Head of LNG, BP, Singapore

Mr. Ajay Singh

Special Advisor to the President, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Japan

Mr. Satoshi Kanamori

General Manager, LNG Group, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Japan

Mr. John Quirke

Chief Technical Officer, Meralco PowerGen Corporation, Philippines

Mr. Gregor Pett

Executive Vice President Market Analytics, Uniper Global Commodities, Germany

Mr. Samuele Ravelli

Manager, LNG Portfolio, Origin Energy, Australia

Mr. Douglas Wharton

Director Origination, Cheniere Marketing Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Mr. Ma Shenyuan

Vice President, ENN Energy Holdings Limited, China

Mr Kenneth Foo

Team Leader, Asia LNG Assessment, S&P Global Platts, Singapore

Dr. Jeff Brown

President, FGE, Singapore

Ms. Alexis Aik

Managing Director, Global Gas/LNG, FGE

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