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


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, he was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. 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.

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. Ian Munro

Executive General Manager, Gas & Marketing

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 Eastern Trading Pte. Ltd.

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. 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.

Ms. Alexis Aik

Managing Director, Global Gas/LNG, FGE

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