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Tuesday - May 24, 2022

TI1: IMPLEMENTING CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES: MIX-GASES

Speakers

  • Jean Schweitzer - Senior project manager - DGC
    Denmark
  • Dr Guilhem Caumette - Research and Environment Engineer - Teréga
    France
  • Robert Judd - Secretary General - European Gas Research Group (GERG)
    Belgium
  • Benjamin Kessler - Project Manager - DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
    Germany
  • Tatsushi Minami - Research Engineer - Tokyo Gas
    Japan

Moderator

  • Jean Schweitzer, Senior project manager, DGC

Panellists

  • Dr Guilhem Caumette, Research and Environment Engineer, Teréga
  • Robert Judd, Secretary General, European Gas Research Group (GERG)
  • Benjamin Kessler, Project Manager, DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
  • Tatsushi Minami, Research Engineer, Tokyo Gas

This session will address new technologies and technological approaches for introducing renewable natural gases (RNG) and power-to-gas feedstocks into traditional transport and end use natural gas systems, equipment, and appliances. Presentations will cover technological innovations, optimization of operating practices, technical and operational challenges, and beneficial outcomes of these mixed gas approaches to gaseous fuel supply.

TI2: LOW CARBON CONCEPTS FOR LNG PRODUCTION AND SHIPPING

Speakers

  • Heinz Bauer - Senior Technology Advisor - Linde Engineering
    Germany
  • Carlos Guerrero - Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Tankers - Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore
    France
  • Martin Gwinner - Executive Director Conceptual Design Natural Gas Plants - Linde Engineering
    Germany
  • Amiza Binti Surmi - Researcher - PETRONAS RESEARCH SDN BHD
    Italy
  • Surkani Manan - Vice President – Corporate Strategic Planning & Business Development - PT Perta Arun Gas (Pertamina Affiliate)
  • Tomas Maramba - Sr. Director - Fluor
    United States of America
  • Ana Cecilia Patroni - Technology Manager - YPF
    Argentina

Moderator

  • Heinz Bauer, Senior Technology Advisor, Linde Engineering

Panellists

  • Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Tankers, Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore
  • Martin Gwinner, Executive Director Conceptual Design Natural Gas Plants, Linde Engineering
  • Amiza Binti Surmi, Researcher, PETRONAS RESEARCH SDN BHD
  • Surkani Manan, Vice President – Corporate Strategic Planning & Business Development, PT Perta Arun Gas (Pertamina Affiliate)
  • Tomas Maramba, Sr. Director, Fluor
  • Ana Cecilia Patroni, Technology Manager, YPF

This session will present new technological approaches for LNG production and shipping that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generating equipment and cargoes.

CD1: HAS THE MOMENTUM FROM THE GLASGOW SUMMIT FADED IN THE FACE OF HIGH ENERGY PRICES AND CONCERNS ABOUT ENERGY SECURITY?

Moderator

  • Marcel Kramer, President, Energy Delta Institute

High energy prices, rising inflation, concerns of a new COVID wave and volatility in energy markets has created a collision between climate change and the unprecedented commitment to net zero targets and a new focus on energy security. While proponents of clean energy hope the surge in global energy prices will speed the transition to renewable energy,  the oil and gas industry argues that a lack of adequate investment in oil and gas will lead to cycles of price spikes like we have seen in Europe and Asia during the transition period and where shortfalls have impacted their economies.

CD2: NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY IN GLOBAL LNG MARKETS

Moderator

  • Prof. Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

While robust LNG market growth is still expected in the medium-to-long term, any acceleration in the decarbonization of economies could create significant hurdles for the wider LNG industry. The increased focus on methane emissions from suppliers and shippers, the shifting financial support from development banks and governments away from fossil to “green” infrastructure investments, and the impact net-zero emissions (NZE) will have in reshaping energy demand, will add to the existing challenges of expanding markets, reducing costs and managing risk. This session will examine the key uncertainties surrounding global LNG markets.

CD3: GAS AND RENEWABLES – PARTNERS IN THE LOW CARBON ENERGY TRANSITION

Moderator

  • Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Planning and operating the grid has become more complex as new technologies create more dynamic systems and smarter, cleaner technologies offer new ways to generate electricity. These developments have brought the need for reliability and resilience into a new light. This session will examine the components of a low-carbon grid, provide an understanding of the various approaches to commercially integrating green gases (or Renewable Gases) and hydrogen including the use of using existing natural gas facilities and infrastructure.

CD4: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES – CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES AND UNCERTAINTIES IN GAS MARKETS

Moderator

  • Timothy M. Egan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Gas Association

New technologies and methods for utilizing gas in a manner that maximizes its decarbonization potential are being developed to insure the use of natural gas and its infrastructure well into the future. However, the development of other technologies may challenge gas’ continuing role in the energy transition. This session will look at the technologies being counted on to meet decarbonization goals, their cost, energy intensity, risk, ability to be deployed at scale and impact on gas markets.

OPENING KEYNOTE: A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY

Carbon neutrality goals impact all aspects of energy systems. The technology options for decarbonizing these systems, the costs of the transition, and the time period over which the goal can be achieved all impact which paths a country may take to achieve carbon neutrality. Our opening keynote will examine some of these paths and show how carbon neutral goals can only be met successfully through collaboration between players locally and internationally, within effective facilitating policies, and technology development and adaptation.

LUNCHEON ADDRESS: THE FUTURE OF FINANCE IN GAS INVESTMENT

Moderator

  • Dr. Joe M. Kang, President, International Gas Union

2021 was record-breaking year for green finance, as governments, international institutions, and lenders sought to support the shift towards renewables and decarbonization. In addition to funding new environmentally friendly projects, global financial markets have also turned to specific tools designed to ensure a responsible transition towards low-carbon sources of energy. During this luncheon we will discuss these new financial instruments and the extent the increase in demand for sustainable finance will coincide with a move away from funding fossil fuel projects.

P1: NARRATIVES FOR THE GLOBAL GAS MARKET TRANSFORMATION TOWARDS VIABLE ENERGY TRANSITION AND ENERGY SECURITY

Moderator

  • Michael Stoppard, Global Gas Strategy Lead & Special Advisor, S&P Global

The natural gas industry faces risks and opportunities across its entire value chain in the transition to net-zero emissions. Yet changing energy systems is a complex and long-term process and many see both a medium and long-term role for natural gas in the world’s energy mix. Where it replaces today more polluting fuels, it improves air quality and limits emissions of carbon dioxide and provides accessible energy that helps nations address any number of challenges as they seek to grow their economies. In the longer term natural gas can be a driver of the energy transition because of its central role in the scaling up of new technologies. This session will address the inherent opportunities, challenges and limitations allowing the industry to compete as the world transitions to a low-carbon future.

  • How will gas companies evolve their strategies based on their current businesses and future aspirations?
  • What will be the role of the industry’s existing infrastructure in utilizing new low carbon technologies?
  • What innovative technologies will the gas industry play a key role in developing?
  • How will CCUS technology and hydrogen production in the longer term enable natural gas to align with a net-zero pathway?
  • How could gas’ role be undermined if flaring, venting, and fugitive methane emissions along the natural gas supply chain are not significantly addressed?
P2: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE POST PANDEMIC GAS INDUSTRY

Moderator

  • Shankari Srinivasan, Vice President, Energy, IHS Markit

2020 proved turbulent for oil and gas companies with dramatic drops in oil prices, demand, revenues, and capital expenditures. 2021 saw prices soar and global shortages. For 2022 and beyond the single biggest questions facing the gas industry may be the level of enthusiasm capital markets exhibit for investing in the industry, its ability to reduce emissions, and the path companies choose as they reinvent themselves and their business models. In this session our panelists will explore the short-term industry trends we should watch and how they will affect market dynamics.

  • How are changes in technology, regulation, finance, and consumer behaviours challenging the traditional role of natural gas as a fuel?
  • How is the gas industry moving from commitment to action in reducing its GHG footprint and making sustainability related changes to their operations?
  • How is the gas industry diversifying its revenue stream and expanding into new areas with innovative business models? What new partnerships are being formed?

Wednesday - May 25, 2022

II1: GAME CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES EVOLVING LNG BUSINESS

Speakers

  • Choi Sung-Hee - Chief Research Engineer - KOGAS
  • Eduardo Andrade - Sr Sales Engineer - Gaztransport et Technigaz
    United States of America
  • Nicolò Baiguini - PhD Student - ARMINES
    France
  • Laurent Benoit - Renewable gases liquefaction expert - ENGIE
    France

Moderator

  • Choi Sung-Hee, Chief Research Engineer, KOGAS

Panellists

  • Eduardo Andrade, Sr Sales Engineer, Gaztransport et Technigaz
  • Nicolò Baiguini, PhD Student, ARMINES
  • Laurent Benoit, Renewable gases liquefaction expert, ENGIE

This session will address major technological innovations that are currently being deployed or are targeted for deployment across the LNG value chain, which represent breakthroughs in expanding the market for LNG, reduce costs of energy delivered in the form of LNG, and increase the safety and sustainability of the LNG system designs and operations. Innovations covered will comprise of technologies serving the traditional LNG value chain and new market applications including small scale LNG, remote natural gas development, transportation markets including land vehicles and marine vessels, and other novel applications.

II2: STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES FOR ENABLING NATURAL GAS NETWORKS TO DISTRIBUTE HYDROGEN GAS

Speakers

  • Ajay Deep - General Manager (CGD) - GAIL Gas Limited
    India
  • Paul Glanville - R&D Director - GTI
    United States of America
  • Peter Kristensen - Chief Strategy Officer - Evida
  • Filipe João Marques Silva Quintino - Project Manager – Energy Transition & New Technologies - Galp Gás Natural Distribuição (GGND)
    Portugal
  • Ryoichi Toriumi - Team Leader - TOKYO GAS NETWORK Co., Ltd.
    Japan

Panellists

  • Ajay Deep, General Manager (CGD), GAIL Gas Limited
  • Paul Glanville, R&D Director, GTI
  • Peter Kristensen, Chief Strategy Officer, Evida
  • Filipe João Marques Silva Quintino, Project Manager – Energy Transition & New Technologies, Galp Gás Natural Distribuição (GGND)
  • Ryoichi Toriumi, Team Leader, TOKYO GAS NETWORK Co., Ltd.

This session will provide best practice and case studies for enabling use of the existing natural gas distribution network to transport hydrogen safely at the lowest cost within the shortest timescales.

II4: ADVANCES IN GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTION AND FOR RENEWABLE GASSES IN TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Speakers

  • Geir Klungtveit - Energy management Kårstø - Equinor
    Norway
  • Robert Judd - Secretary General - European Gas Research Group (GERG)
    Belgium
  • Nazika Moeininia - Project Manager/ Reservoir Engineer - DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
  • Davide Scrocchi - Technical Coordination Manager - SNAM
    Italy

Moderator

  • Geir Klungtveit, Energy management Kårstø, Equinor

Panellists

  • Robert Judd, Secretary General, European Gas Research Group (GERG)
  • Nazika Moeininia, Project Manager/ Reservoir Engineer, DBI Gas- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
  • Davide Scrocchi, Technical Coordination Manager, SNAM

This session will review how TSOs are creating and maintaining their social licence with stakeholders through proactive engagement for general interest and preservation of climate and biodiversity.

II5: DECENTRALIZATION: THE ROLE OF GAS TECHNOLOGIES TO REALIZE RESILIENT, ROBUST, AND SMART SOCIETY

Speakers

  • Gerard H. Martinus - Coördinator Energy Transition - GasTerra B.V.
  • Meleika Hounsou - Research Engineer - ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
    France
  • David Da Silva - Research Engineer - ENGIE SA
    France
  • Frederick Joseph Maly Jr. - Senior Product Manager - Romet Limited
    Canada
  • Horacio Pinzón - Senior Professional - Innovation - Promigas S.A. E.S.P.
    Colombia

Moderator

  • Gerard H. Martinus, Coördinator Energy Transition, GasTerra B.V.

Panellists

  • Meleika Hounsou, Research Engineer, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
  • David Da Silva, Research Engineer, ENGIE SA
  • Frederick Joseph Maly Jr., Senior Product Manager, Romet Limited
  • Horacio Pinzón, Senior Professional - Innovation, Promigas S.A. E.S.P.

As the penetration of renewable electricity increases, the instability of the power grid increases and thus challenges for the local energy system increase. These can be met by the gas system, as fuel cells, hybrid heating, hybrid industrial high temperature systems, GHP, and micro-CHP generate options for smart integrated energy networks. The best mixture of gas and electricity will constitute constructs mutually complementary system. The session will focus on how gas can be used to create smarter grids, and combined with virtual power plant (VPP) gas utilization is an instrument for improving reliability and resilience.

II6: MARKET DEVELOPMENTS BY SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND COMMERCIAL INNOVATION

Speakers

  • Oğuzhan Akyener - President - TESPAM
    Turkey
  • Graeme Wildgoose - Manager EMEA, LNG & Natural Gas Consulting  - Poten & Partners
    United Kingdom

Panellists

  • Oğuzhan Akyener, President, TESPAM
  • Graeme Wildgoose, Manager EMEA, LNG & Natural Gas Consulting , Poten & Partners

This session will explore the commercial innovation in contracting to capture new demand.

  • How do new indices and destination flexibility offer more value to buyers?
  • Will CNG and LNG for land and marine transportation play pivotal roles as solutions to increase gas demand?
  • Small scale solutions for penetrating niche and untapped markets will cover how LNG barge/ISO tanks/gas to power/bulk breaking play a role in tapping into new markets.
II7: THE EVOLVING ROLE OF GASES IN PROVIDING CLEAN, SAFE, RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

Speakers

  • Amir Foster - Executive Director - The Israeli Natural Gas Trade Association
  • Jessica Omuna Anabor - Solutions Architect / Student - Student, Online Business School UK
    Nigeria
  • Ziyad Auliy - Technical Manager - PT Perta Arun Gas
    Indonesia
  • Robin Coombe - Director Business Development - Venice Energy
    Australia
  • Michael Benedict Edem - Mechanical Engineer - Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission
    Nigeria
  • Riverson Oppong - Manager, Commercial Operations - Ghana National Gas Company
    Ghana

Moderator

  • Amir Foster, Executive Director, The Israeli Natural Gas Trade Association

Panellists

  • Jessica Omuna Anabor, Solutions Architect / Student, Student, Online Business School UK
  • Ziyad Auliy, Technical Manager, PT Perta Arun Gas
  • Robin Coombe, Director Business Development, Venice Energy
  • Michael Benedict Edem, Mechanical Engineer, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission
  • Riverson Oppong, Manager, Commercial Operations, Ghana National Gas Company

This session aims to explore the evolving role of gases in achieving clean, safe, reliable and affordable Energy for All, including:

  • The role of gases in under-developed, developing and developed economies
  • Fostering economic development and the importance of energy security
  • Gas technologies that are enabling improvements in air quality, health and energy access in remote communities
  • Balancing decarbonization and net zero emissions targets with affordability and reliability
II8: THE ROLE OF GAS AND RENEWABLES IN A DECARBONIZED ENERGY SYSTEM

Speakers

  • Naiara Ortiz de Mendíbil - Secretary General - Sedigas
    Spain
  • Tom Fox - Managing Consultant, Lead Gas & LNG (EMEA)  - NexantECA
    United Kingdom
  • Mark Loquan - President - The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jean Schweitzer - Senior project manager - DGC
    Denmark

Moderator

  • Naiara Ortiz de Mendíbil, Secretary General, Sedigas

Panellists

  • Tom Fox, Managing Consultant, Lead Gas & LNG (EMEA) , NexantECA
  • Mark Loquan, President, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
  • Jean Schweitzer, Senior project manager, DGC

Gas and renewables have a complementing role towards a low carbon emission future. This session will discuss the role of renewables and gas in a decarbonized energy system.

II9: UPDATE ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, MEASUREMENT, AND REPORTING ALONG LNG CHAIN

Speakers

  • Ketty Rodriguez Mendoza - Senior Professional Business Development - Promigas S.A.
  • Ben Cahill - Senior Fellow - Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
    United States of America
  • Jean-Francois Gauthier - VP, Sales and Marketing - GHGSat
    Canada
  • Ilmars Kerbers - Manager - Merlin Advisors
    United States of America
  • Lara Owens - Director of Science and Technology - MiQ
    United States of America
  • Prof. Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Ketty Rodriguez Mendoza, Senior Professional Business Development, Promigas S.A.

Panellists

  • Ben Cahill, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Jean-Francois Gauthier, VP, Sales and Marketing, GHGSat
  • Ilmars Kerbers, Manager, Merlin Advisors
  • Lara Owens, Director of Science and Technology, MiQ
  • Prof. Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

This session will address data and methods for accounting for greenhouse gas emission from LNG value chain elements and innovations in emission measurements as well as reporting requirements as the worldwide LNG industry works toward reducing its contribution to world greenhouse gas emissions.

II10: COMMUNICATING A COMPELLING ENERGY VISION

Speakers

  • Marcel Hoenderdos - Communications Manager - Royal Dutch Gas Association
  • Camilo Morales Lara - SECRETARY GENERAL - NATURGAS
    Colombia
  • Nathalia Mangaranap Rabehka - Senior Analyst II HC Planning & Evaluation - PT. PERTAMINA (Persero)
    Indonesia

Moderator

  • Marcel Hoenderdos, Communications Manager, Royal Dutch Gas Association

Panellists

  • Camilo Morales Lara, SECRETARY GENERAL, NATURGAS
  • Nathalia Mangaranap Rabehka, Senior Analyst II HC Planning & Evaluation, PT. PERTAMINA (Persero)

Around the world, gas companies and associations are developing Energy Visions – long term views on how the energy markets can develop, and what the role of gas is in it. These Energy Visions make sure our sector stays part of the important conversation on a sustainable energy vision. It makes sure we are relevant in the debate. This session seeks to inspire IGU members to share their Energy Visions positioning, launches and communication initiatives.

This session will examine:

  • Examples of Energy Visions from around the world by companies and associations.
  • Best practices and lessons learned on how to position effectively & successfully this energy vision.
  • Communication expert view: Insights & principles to communicate in a compelling & confident manner.
  • Outside-in view: Successful examples from other industry sectors.

 

TI3: FRONTIER E&P TECHNOLOGIES FOR NATURAL GAS

Speakers

  • Mohsen Haerinejad - Head of Research & Development and Knowledge Management  - Oil Industries’ Commissioning and Operation Company (OICO)
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Kuang-Jung Hsu - Ph.D. Candidate - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne & GAZNAT

Panellists

  • Mohsen Haerinejad, Head of Research & Development and Knowledge Management , Oil Industries’ Commissioning and Operation Company (OICO)
  • Kuang-Jung Hsu, Ph.D. Candidate, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne & GAZNAT

This session discusses technologies that address complex gas-industry challenges including:

  • carbon sequestration: carbon-capture and storage (CCS) technologies and projects related to carbon-dioxide emissions-capture, transportation and storage;
  • natural gas hydrates:
    • natural gas hydrates (NGH) extraction technologies;
    • technologies for the exploration and production of gas from hydrate deposits in different geological formations;
  • permafrost:
    • placement strategies and best practices for wells and facilities in permafrost applications;
    • use of vapor-liquid heat stabilizers and thermally insulated pipes for wells that reduce permafrost impact;
  • other technologies:
    • environmentally sustainable drilling and completion technologies and methodologies;
    • seismic imaging including fibre-optic imaging and seismic data-processing.
TI4: NEW PIPELINE DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

Speakers

  • Ali Daoudi - Engineer  - GRTG-Sonelgaz
    Algeria
  • M Nazmi M Ali - Custodian/Head/Group Technical Authority (Pipeline Engineering) -

Panellists

  • Ali Daoudi, Engineer , GRTG-Sonelgaz
  • M Nazmi M Ali, Custodian/Head/Group Technical Authority (Pipeline Engineering),

This session will explore the following key topics:

  • Can new pipeline deployment technology speed up the access to new markets?
  • Can you reduce the end user cost of gas by introducing digitalization
TI5: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES AND NATURAL GAS PRICING: CAN GAS PROVIDE AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE WAY TO ENERGY TRANSITION

Speakers

  • Floris Merison - Manager Dispatching & Transport - GasTerra
  • Lara Owens - Director of Science and Technology - MiQ
    United States of America
  • Ajit Kumar Pandey - Project Controls Manager - Minprovise International
    Australia
  • Noradnin Hafeeza binti Haji Nawawi - Principal Engineer (Liquefaction),  Group Technical Solution (GTS) - PETRONAS
    Malaysia
  • Slawomir Sieradzki - Director - GAZ-SYSTEM
    Poland
  • Ganesan Subbaraman - Institute Fellow - GTI
    United States of America
  • Shahrokh ZandiehVakili - Head of Studies and Development of Engineering for Parts & Materials - National Iranian Gas Company (N.I.G.C.)
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Gayoung Kim - Consultant - Poten & Parnters
    Australia

Moderator

  • Floris Merison, Manager Dispatching & Transport, GasTerra

Panellists

  • Lara Owens, Director of Science and Technology, MiQ
  • Ajit Kumar Pandey, Project Controls Manager, Minprovise International
  • Noradnin Hafeeza binti Haji Nawawi, Principal Engineer (Liquefaction), Group Technical Solution (GTS), PETRONAS
  • Slawomir Sieradzki, Director, GAZ-SYSTEM
  • Ganesan Subbaraman, Institute Fellow, GTI
  • Shahrokh ZandiehVakili, Head of Studies and Development of Engineering for Parts & Materials, National Iranian Gas Company (N.I.G.C.)
  • Gayoung Kim, Consultant, Poten & Parnters

This session provides successful examples where gas is the key success factor in energy transition despite high capital expenditures. It focusses on the pathway from emission intense fuels like coal or oil to natural gas to lower emissions based on efficient solutions and technologies that are already available now. The session will illustrate the role played by natural gas to significantly reduce emissions in the power generation, heating, transport sectors, to improve the air.

TI6: INTERNET OF THINGS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: 2 ALLIES FOR OPTIMIZING RISKS AND COSTS FOR GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Speakers

  • Marianella Ojeda - Engineering Manager - Promigas
    Colombia
  • M Hisham Abu Bakar - Principal Engineer (Pipeline Integrity) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad
    Malaysia
  • Maria Luisa Cassano - Senior Vice President Dispatching & Metering - SNAM
    Italy
  • Won Mog Choi - Research Engineer - Korea Gas Corporation
    Korea, Republic of
  • Mohd Nazmi bin Mohd Ali Napiah - Custodian/Head/Group Technical Authority (Pipeline Eng.) - Group Technical Solutions (GTS), Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS

Moderator

  • Marianella Ojeda, Engineering Manager, Promigas

Panellists

  • M Hisham Abu Bakar, Principal Engineer (Pipeline Integrity), Petroliam Nasional Berhad
  • Maria Luisa Cassano, Senior Vice President Dispatching & Metering, SNAM
  • Won Mog Choi, Research Engineer, Korea Gas Corporation
  • Mohd Nazmi bin Mohd Ali Napiah, Custodian/Head/Group Technical Authority (Pipeline Eng.), Group Technical Solutions (GTS), Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS

This session will focus on applications and tools to enhance optimizations in transmission systems.

TI7: IMPLEMENTING CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES: DIGITALIZATION

Speakers

  • Gerhard Schmitz - Professor - TuTech Innovation GmbH
    Germany
  • Fabrizio Borri - Manager of Asset Life Cycle Applications - Snam
    Italy
  • Marco Sanjuán Mejía - Managing Director of Innovation - Promigas S.A. E.S.P.
    Colombia

Moderator

  • Gerhard Schmitz, Professor, TuTech Innovation GmbH

Panellists

  • Fabrizio Borri, Manager of Asset Life Cycle Applications, Snam
  • Marco Sanjuán Mejía, Managing Director of Innovation, Promigas S.A. E.S.P.

Digital transformation has accelerated in the gas industry. Digitalization offers multiple benefits in E&P areas: uncovering new resources, enhancing the mining efficiencies, and dramatic cost saving. Blockchain is providing emerging opportunities to revolutionize trading and payment systems. Leveraging and deploying emerging digital technologies into the O&M of gas infrastructure realize breakthrough improvements in evaluating the integrity and safety, effective operation, and reducing the cost. In end-use sectors, intelligent and smart systems and a variety of new services with digital technology is being provided to customers. This session will address the latest digital transformation in the gas industry.

CD5: THE GLOBAL AND REGIONAL LANDSCAPE OF SUPPLY SECURITY

Moderator

  • Ryosuke Tsugaru, Senior Vice President, Division COO, Asia-Pacific Division, Mitsubishi Corporation

Functioning international markets providing reliable and affordable energy are vital prerequisites to the energy security of any country. Supply interruptions harm a nation’s economic output, its political stability and the well-being of its citizens. However, the challenges for energy security are evolving and now include cyber threats, interruptions in supply chains, extreme weather events due to climate change and the rapidly growing share of variable renewable technologies which require base metals and manufacturing of new energy components concentrated in the hands of a few countries. This session will examine how changing regional energy policies are suggesting a fundamental and possibly permanent shift in perceptions of what energy security means.

CD6: MAKING NATURAL GAS PART OF A LOW-CARBON FUTURE: THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE GASES AND LOW CARBON GASES

Moderator

  • Andrea Stegher, Senior Advisor, Snam & Vice President and Europe Regional Coordinator, IGU

As the world moves to achieve its climate goals, a mix of low and zero-carbon gaseous fuels, such as biogas, biomethane, (blue and green) hydrogen, and synthetic methane could play a vital role in future energy markets and accelerate energy access in developing economies. This session will focus on the current status of producing and using biogas and renewable natural gas including the roles they play in the energy plans of different countries and regions of the world.

CD7: FROM PLEDGES TO PROGRESS: ACHIEVING STRONG, RAPID AND SUSTAINED REDUCTIONS IN GAS INDUSTRY METHANE EMISSIONS

Moderator

  • Mel Ydreos, Executive Director, Energy Vantage

At COP26 more than 100 nations from around the world pledged to curb global emissions of methane 30 percent by 2030. The initial focus will be on the fossil fuel industry and for natural gas to continue play a major role in the global energy mix for decades to come, the industry must join the effort to end flaring and methane leakage throughout the entire gas value chain. This session will discuss the next crucial steps in implementing the GMP and survey the widely available and well-established practices used to detect, measure, capture, and utilize methane.

P3: HOW GAS CAN MEET SOCIETY’S NEEDS AND CARBON NEUTRALITY

Moderator

  • Shankari Srinivasan, Vice President, Energy, IHS Markit

This session discusses how the gas energy industry is responding to meet the social needs of carbon neutrality and how these policies will impact the future use of gas. This session will discuss the initiatives the industry is taking to decarbonize their operations including the controversial option of balancing their emissions through offsetting and the purchase of carbon credits.

  • What steps are the industries taking to make decarbonization a reality?
  • While not a perfect solution, in what ways are offsets useful in helping environmental projects that can’t secure funding on their own while giving companies an increased opportunity to reduce and track their carbon footprint?
  • Aside from a lack of a global standard and accounting issues, what are the other controversies related to a more general method for gas?
SUMMIT DIALOGUE: DIVERSITY, COMPLEXITY AND NECESSITY IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MIX

Moderator

  • Dr. Joe M. Kang, President, International Gas Union

Join us in a high-level dialogue about the opportunities and challenges along the path to universal energy access and an accelerated clean energy transition. What will be the innovative technologies, policies and partnerships that will shape our future energy mix? How can the pledges by governments to achieve net-zero be achieved? What are the key uncertainties in a transition of this scale? What will be the future role of our respective energy resources in the transition? Have traditional fuels gained new acceptance in a world of surging energy prices?

LUNCHEON ADDRESS: THE IMPACT OF SUSTAINABILITY TO THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

Moderator

  • Michael Stoppard, Global Gas Strategy Lead & Special Advisor, S&P Global

The decarbonization of the shipping industry will require an industry wide transition and collaboration among shippers, fuel and infrastructure providers, financial institutions and government and intergovernmental organizations. During our luncheon today, our speaker will discuss the challenges facing the maritime industry, the actions being taken to meet sustainability goals, and the technologies that may be employed to provide alternative sources of fuels that will significantly lower these emissions.

P4: THE GLOBAL LNG PLAYERS’ PERSPECTIVES ON NEW INVESTMENTS

Moderator

  • Prof. Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

LNG finds itself in the middle of an international energy storm. It is seen by many as a temporary guarantor of energy security, while decarbonization remains a long-term goal. We are witnessing a fundamental long-term change in energy markets and the emergence of natural gas as a global commodity. Join our panel of global LNG leaders as they discuss how we diversify and increase LNG supplies in this fast-changing landscape.

  • Are the LNG price levels of 2021/22 a major benefit for LNG developers and sellers because their business will be very profitable; or a major problem because many of the markets which they serve, and are hoping to serve in the future, will not be able to pay such high prices and will reorient their energy balances to other forms of energy?
  • How has the price volatility of the 2019-22 period impacted the view of global LNG players on different regional LNG price indices: Henry Hub, NBP/TTF, JCC/JKM, Brent crude?
  • Are 2050 net zero emission goals in LNG importing countries a threat for investors which need buyers to sign 20+ year contracts for greenfield LNG projects?

Thursday - May 26, 2022

II12: CLEANER ENERGY: WHICH ROLE WILL NEW GASES LIKE HYDROGEN, BIOGAS OR SYNGAS PLAY IN THE FUTURE?

Speakers

  • Slawomir Sieradzki - Director - GAZ-SYSTEM
    Poland
  • Yeimy Báez - Vice President - Gas - Ecopetrol
    Colombia
  • William C. Leighty - Director - The Leighty Foundation
  • Alexander Kousgaard Sejbjerg - Business Developer - Evida
    Denmark

Moderator

  • Slawomir Sieradzki, Director, GAZ-SYSTEM

Panellists

  • Yeimy Báez, Vice President - Gas, Ecopetrol
  • William C. Leighty, Director, The Leighty Foundation
  • Alexander Kousgaard Sejbjerg, Business Developer, Evida

As power becomes cleaner around the world, gas industry is facing the challenge to re-shape its classical product: natural gas. It could be blended with biogas, hydrogen or syngas. Hydrogen from renewable source or produced from methane might turn into a welcomed option to lower emissions in cities or in entire sectors like transportation. Is there a synergy between these different types of gases or will the amount of greener gases remain insignificant? This session will throw a light on different options, first experiences and forecasts for different markets.

II13: DE-CARBONIZATION: THE ROLE OF GAS TECHNOLOGIES TOWARD A LOW CARBON SOCIETY

Speakers

  • Michael Rutkowski - SVP, Research & Technology Development - GTI
    United States of America
  • Robert Judd - Secretary General - European Gas Research Group (GERG)
    Belgium
  • Gerhard Schmitz - Professor - TuTech Innovation GmbH
    Germany
  • Jérôme Valdivia - Marketing & Sales Project Manager - RICE GRTgaz
    France
  • Alice Vatin - R&D Project Manager  - GRTgaz
    France

Moderator

  • Michael Rutkowski, SVP, Research & Technology Development, GTI

Panellists

  • Robert Judd, Secretary General, European Gas Research Group (GERG)
  • Gerhard Schmitz, Professor, TuTech Innovation GmbH
  • Jérôme Valdivia, Marketing & Sales Project Manager, RICE GRTgaz
  • Alice Vatin, R&D Project Manager , GRTgaz

This session will address which emerging gas technologies will enable a systemic solution that support a low carbon energy system that includes heat, power, and mobility. This includes but is not limited to technologies such as Hydrogen (blue and green), Biogas, Power to Gas, LNG. Participants will share how these technologies should couple with low carbon electrical systems to achieve a resilient and economically viable energy system. Finally, the panel will highlight the key challenges facing adoption of these technologies sharing the regulatory, policy, and financial developments from their geographic regions, including suggested solutions to overcome these barriers.

II14: EVOLUTION OF GAS/LNG CONTRACTS – WHERE DO THINGS STAND TODAY?

Speakers

  • Heinz Bauer - Senior Technology Advisor - Linde Engineering
    Germany
  • Sarah Bairstow - Chief Commercial Officer - Mexico Pacific Limited
    United States of America
  • Kit Ling Wong - Head of Asia-Pacific - Poten & Partners
  • Amine Yacef - Commercial Analysis Lead - Qatargas Operating Company Limited
    Qatar
  • Thomas Zeal - Senior Consultant - Merlin Advisors
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Heinz Bauer, Senior Technology Advisor, Linde Engineering

Panellists

  • Sarah Bairstow, Chief Commercial Officer, Mexico Pacific Limited
  • Kit Ling Wong, Head of Asia-Pacific, Poten & Partners
  • Amine Yacef, Commercial Analysis Lead, Qatargas Operating Company Limited
  • Thomas Zeal, Senior Consultant, Merlin Advisors

This session will examine the evolution of gas and LNG contracts to understand which clauses changed over the past years, providing the reason for the changes and whether those changes are sustainable over time.

II15: GAS PLAYERS’ STRATEGIES IN THE CHANGING BUSINESS & MARKET ENVIRONMENTS

Speakers

  • Elinor Bahrom - Senior Manager, Upstream Portfolio Management (Malaysia D&P Assets) - PETRONAS
  • Ming Cai - LNG Consultant - Poten & Partners (Australia)
    Australia
  • Ika Widya Fanny Manurung - Senior Analyst Key Account - PT Pertamina Gas
    Indonesia
  • Ian Nathan - Director, Global Gas and LNG, Research and Advisory - Energy Intelligence
    United States of America
  • Stephen Thompson - Global Head, LNG & Natural Gas Advisors - Poten & Partners
    United States of America
  • Irwin Yeo - Senior LNG Business Analyst - Poten & Partners

Moderator

  • Elinor Bahrom, Senior Manager, Upstream Portfolio Management (Malaysia D&P Assets), PETRONAS

Panellists

  • Ming Cai, LNG Consultant, Poten & Partners (Australia)
  • Ika Widya Fanny Manurung, Senior Analyst Key Account, PT Pertamina Gas
  • Ian Nathan, Director, Global Gas and LNG, Research and Advisory, Energy Intelligence
  • Stephen Thompson, Global Head, LNG & Natural Gas Advisors, Poten & Partners
  • Irwin Yeo, Senior LNG Business Analyst, Poten & Partners

This session will define:

  • The changing business & market environments for gas players
  • The strategies which gas players have taken in the changing business & market environments
  • In what direction are gas players’ strategies proceeding with
II16: HOW THE INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO ADAPT ITS BUSINESS MODELS TO DECARBONIZATION AND NET-ZERO EMISSIONS

Speakers

  • Francisco de la Flor Garcia - Director International Policy and Organisations - Enagás
    Spain
  • Damian Dwyer - Acting Chief Executive - Appea
    Australia
  • Dr. Steven Hamburg - Chief Scientist - Environmental Defense Fund
  • Mark Loquan - President - The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited
    Trinidad and Tobago

Moderator

  • Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Director International Policy and Organisations, Enagás

Panellists

  • Damian Dwyer, Acting Chief Executive, Appea
  • Dr. Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Mark Loquan, President, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited

This session aims to explore how the gas industry responds to the energy policies targeting decarbonisation and adapts its business models. Topic will include practical examples and cases, both successful or failures to learn from:

  • The case of global gas/energy corporations active in several jurisdictions having to cope with a multiplicity of policies.
  • The case of regional and national/local companies serving in jurisdictions dealing with the same policy.
  • How new entrants are taking the opportunities created by the incoming policies.
  • The cases of successful partnership between gas/energy with electricity companies and other stakeholders.
  • The new potential businesses and the entrepreneurship
II17: NATURAL GAS – THE VERY BEST AND ESSENTIAL VECTOR TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AND LOW CARBON WORLD

Speakers

  • Nuno Afonso Moreira - CEO - Dourogás
  • Markus Lesemann - Sr. Director, Business Development - Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
    United States of America
  • Lorella Palluotto - R&D Engineer - GRTgaz - RICE
    France
  • Shalini Surendra Prasad - Senior Manager – Corporate Strategy Planning and Advocacy - GAIL(India) Ltd
    India

Moderator

  • Nuno Afonso Moreira, CEO, Dourogás

Panellists

  • Markus Lesemann, Sr. Director, Business Development, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • Lorella Palluotto, R&D Engineer, GRTgaz - RICE
  • Shalini Surendra Prasad, Senior Manager – Corporate Strategy Planning and Advocacy, GAIL(India) Ltd

The session will focus on how natural and renewable gas plays a fundamental role for decarbonizing industry and tertiary sector, paying attention to:

  • Marketing strategies & Energy demand growth
  • Power generation
  • Very high energy efficiency industrial and commercial applications
  • Other uses (as raw material)
  • The comparison to other energy solutions
  • The role of renewable gases
  • Management and impact of gas quality
II18: POSITIONING DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODELS

Speakers

  • Thomas Holmberg - Partner - Baker Botts LLP
    United States of America
  • Noora Saad Al-Qahtani - Head of Maintenance (Materials) - Qatargas Operating Company Limited
    Qatar

Panellists

  • Thomas Holmberg, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Noora Saad Al-Qahtani, Head of Maintenance (Materials), Qatargas Operating Company Limited

The world is changing fast, and so is the gas sector. New business models are disrupting our business. These disruptive business models go hand in hand with new approaches to marketing.

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have generated profound changes in the structures and conceptions of organizations, both in the ways of working and in the interaction with their audiences. There is an evident communication and management dimension in the marketing of these technologies that needs to be addressed for a better understanding of current organizational dynamics.

This session will analyze marketing for the gas industry with a specific focus on positioning ICT strategies such as business intelligence, big data customer relationship management, e-marketing, mobile marketing, Geographic information systems, monitoring and analysis, Blockchain technology for delivering more transparency; tactics to encourage culture of innovation and technology adoption and to promote new digital thinking, among others.

The objectives are:

  • To identify best practices, guidelines and ideas to improve the use of information and communication technologies to achieving marketing goals.
  • To analyse barriers present in the processes of technological change within gas industry.
  • To encourage the development of strategic criteria for the application of information and communication technology tools in organizational processes.
  • To examine the main tools of information, communication, and marketing technologies in the internal and external activities of organizational communication.
II20: THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE GAS INDUSTRY AND MARKETS

Speakers

  • Fazil Rahim - Principal (Environment) - PETRONAS
  • Darrell Dowd - International BDM - Access Technology Group / Visics
  • Thomas Zeal - Senior Consultant - Merlin Advisors
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Fazil Rahim, Principal (Environment), PETRONAS

Panellists

  • Darrell Dowd, International BDM, Access Technology Group / Visics
  • Thomas Zeal, Senior Consultant, Merlin Advisors

The spread of the deadly COVID-19 has impacted the gas industry and markets as well as other industries.
In this session, the impacts will be categorized and discussed in terms of sustainability aspects.
This session is also exploring the technical, social, economic aspects of the impacts and the post COVID-19 outlook of gas industry and markets.

II23: FUTURE GAS E&P TECHNOLOGIES AND DEMAND IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MIX

Speakers

  • Nayef Al-Shammari - Senior LNG Marketer - Qatargas Operating Company Limited
    Qatar
  • Adrian Sookhan - Gas Market Analyst - Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
    Qatar
  • Siti Aishah Ali Noor Razak - Pipeline Engineer - Petronas
    Malaysia

Panellists

  • Nayef Al-Shammari, Senior LNG Marketer, Qatargas Operating Company Limited
  • Adrian Sookhan, Gas Market Analyst, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
  • Siti Aishah Ali Noor Razak, Pipeline Engineer, Petronas

Gas demand will play a key role in the future energy transition. The session will focus on new demand in power generation, industry, transports, petrochemicals and domestic usages:

  • gas will compete with nuclear energy to displace coal and support renewable energy in electric generation;
  • in transports gas and more specifically LNG will compete with electricity and hydrogen to displace oil for cars, trucks and boats;
  • in housing (heating, hot water) gas will compete with electricity (heat pump) to displace fuel and coal;
  • in Industry gas will be the best option to replace fuel and coal.
II25: GLOBAL GAS PRICING

Speakers

  • Amir Foster - Executive Director - The Israeli Natural Gas Trade Association
  • Dr. Robert E. Brooks - Founder and CEO - RBAC
    United States of America
  • Will Pulsford - Manager Consulting Asia Pacific - Poten & Partners
    Australia
  • Dr Matthew Secomb - Partner - White & Case Pte. Ltd.
    Singapore
  • Stephen Thompson - Global Head, LNG & Natural Gas Advisors - Poten & Partners
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Amir Foster, Executive Director, The Israeli Natural Gas Trade Association

Panellists

  • Dr. Robert E. Brooks, Founder and CEO, RBAC
  • Will Pulsford, Manager Consulting Asia Pacific, Poten & Partners
  • Dr Matthew Secomb, Partner, White & Case Pte. Ltd.
  • Stephen Thompson, Global Head, LNG & Natural Gas Advisors, Poten & Partners

During the last 15 years there has been a global trend towards market-based pricing for natural gas. However, regulated price formation mechanism still has an important market share. This session will focus on developments in price formation patterns, both on global and regional levels, diversity of modes of price origination and their evolution.

II26: REACHING REMOTE AREAS WITH GAS/LNG – HELPING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Speakers

  • Carlos Guerrero - Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Tankers - Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore
    France
  • Heinz Bauer - Senior Technology Advisor - Linde Engineering
    Germany
  • Fachrurrazi Bukhary - Project Engineer - PT Perta Arun Gas
    Indonesia
  • Chris Hilliard - President - Port Edward LNG Ltd.
    Canada
  • Roberto Ruiperez Vara - Director LNG Technology, Operations and Projects - Freeport LNG
    United States of America
  • Herman Susilo - Manager Business Development Non Pipeline Infrastructure - PT Pertamina Gas
    Indonesia

Moderator

  • Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Tankers, Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore

Panellists

  • Heinz Bauer, Senior Technology Advisor, Linde Engineering
  • Fachrurrazi Bukhary, Project Engineer, PT Perta Arun Gas
  • Chris Hilliard, President, Port Edward LNG Ltd.
  • Roberto Ruiperez Vara, Director LNG Technology, Operations and Projects, Freeport LNG
  • Herman Susilo, Manager Business Development Non Pipeline Infrastructure, PT Pertamina Gas

This session will provide an insight on projected or existing projects thought to reach new customers by break bulk and road/rail transport of LNG:

  • Economics justifying the investment
  • Showcase of how they can help the economic development of remote areas
II27: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION POWERED BY GAS

Speakers

  • Andres Sarmiento - Corporate Affairs Director - Frontera Energy
  • Rodolfo Anaya Abello -  - Vanti SA ESP
    Colombia
  • Audrey Hubert - R&D Project Manager - ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
    France
  • Sobhith Komalavally Hariharan - Global Shipowners Newbuilding Support (SNS) Manager | Gas Technology Specialist - Lloyd’s Register
    Singapore

Moderator

  • Andres Sarmiento, Corporate Affairs Director, Frontera Energy

Panellists

  • Rodolfo Anaya Abello, , Vanti SA ESP
  • Audrey Hubert, R&D Project Manager, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
  • Sobhith Komalavally Hariharan, Global Shipowners Newbuilding Support (SNS) Manager | Gas Technology Specialist, Lloyd’s Register

The session will focus on the contribution of natural and renewable gas on achieving a sustainable transport system, breaking down by sectors (light duty vehicles, buses, trucks and ships) and paying attention to:

  • Environmental benefits
  • Economics
  • Technologies
  • Availability
  • Regulatory framework
  • Safety
  • Public perception
  • Challenges and barriers
TI8: GAS TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN THE DIGITAL HOME AND AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL

Speakers

  • Per Persson - Technical Manager - Evida
  • Scott Dodd - Director Business Development - Enbridge Gas Inc.
    Canada
  • Gerard H. Martinus - Coördinator Energy Transition - GasTerra B.V.
  • Tony Wimpenny - Director - Bohr Limited
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • Per Persson, Technical Manager, Evida

Panellists

  • Scott Dodd, Director Business Development, Enbridge Gas Inc.
  • Gerard H. Martinus, Coördinator Energy Transition, GasTerra B.V.
  • Tony Wimpenny, Director, Bohr Limited

Mobility in any of its different disciplines will continue to focus the agenda at all levels. People, merchandise, have to keep moving and natural gas will take a leading role as a less polluting alternative.

TI9: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN UNDERGROUND STORAGE

Speakers

  • Shadi Salahshoor - Principal Engineer - GTI
    United States of America
  • Giorgio Tango - Manager Microseismic Monitoring - SNAM
    Italy

Panellists

  • Shadi Salahshoor, Principal Engineer, GTI
  • Giorgio Tango, Manager Microseismic Monitoring, SNAM

Storage design and operation has always been a source of innovation and new technology. This session will explore some of the current and emerging technology in the inspection of wells and reservoirs, design and modeling, testing, storage station operations, and storage of unconventional gases.
This session will look at:

  • Inspection of wells, reservoirs and caverns
  • Design Innovations
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Storage Compression and Dehydration Innovations
TI10: INNOVATIONS IN GAS TRANSMISSION NETWORKS: A BOOSTER FOR THE ENERGY MARKETS FLEXIBILITY

Speakers

  • Tommaso Ferrari - Sales Application Manager Oil & Gas Decarbonization - Turboden S.p.A.
    Italy
  • Ruben Paraisy - Marketing Expert - GRTgaz
    France
  • Michele Ricciardi - Head of Snam Gas Network Technical Services and Standards - Snam

Panellists

  • Tommaso Ferrari, Sales Application Manager Oil & Gas Decarbonization, Turboden S.p.A.
  • Ruben Paraisy, Marketing Expert, GRTgaz
  • Michele Ricciardi, Head of Snam Gas Network Technical Services and Standards, Snam

This session will consider the Innovations to minimize prices of gas and optimize safety of supply.

TI13: APPLYING CIRCULAR ECONOMY (CE) CONCEPT TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Speakers

  • Sultan M. Ahmari - Senior Process Engineer - Saudi Aramco
    Saudi Arabia
  • Maryam Ali Al-Kaabi - Laboratory Quality Specialist - Qatargas Company
    Qatar
  • Rahma Al Muqbali - Process Safety Engineer - Oman LNG LLC
    Oman
  • Markus Lesemann - Sr. Director, Business Development - Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
    United States of America
  • Zakwan Bin Mohd Sahak - Researcher - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)

Panellists

  • Sultan M. Ahmari, Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco
  • Maryam Ali Al-Kaabi, Laboratory Quality Specialist, Qatargas Company
  • Rahma Al Muqbali, Process Safety Engineer, Oman LNG LLC
  • Markus Lesemann, Sr. Director, Business Development, Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  • Zakwan Bin Mohd Sahak, Researcher, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)

This session will discuss about the application of circular economy concept to improve environmental performance. Using this concept, case studies of interest may include, but not limited to:

  1. Water and waste management
  2. Emissions reduction
  3. Soil and groundwater management
  4. Decomissioning – rehabilitation
TI14: GHG REDUCTION THROUGH OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Speakers

  • Amine Yacef - Commercial Analysis Lead - Qatargas Operating Company Limited
    Qatar
  • Ahmed Benhamidcha - Lead Process Engineer - QatarGas
    Qatar
  • Mustapha Chelghoum - Lead Inst & Control - Qatargas Operating Company Ltd.
    Qatar
  • Amro Yahya Al Habsi - Process Technologist  - Oman LNG LLC
    Oman
  • Afzal Azizullah Subedar - ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST - QATARGAS OPERATING COMPANY LTD.
    Qatar

Moderator

  • Amine Yacef, Commercial Analysis Lead, Qatargas Operating Company Limited

Panellists

  • Ahmed Benhamidcha, Lead Process Engineer, QatarGas
  • Mustapha Chelghoum, Lead Inst & Control, Qatargas Operating Company Ltd.
  • Amro Yahya Al Habsi, Process Technologist , Oman LNG LLC
  • Afzal Azizullah Subedar, ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST, QATARGAS OPERATING COMPANY LTD.

This session will present new and efficient developments, which are reducing emissions e.g. by heat integration, start-up optimization, use of artificial intelligence, smart process control etc.

TI15: INNOVATION OF GAS AND RENEWABLES FOR A CLEANER ENERGY SYSTEM

Speakers

  • Pierre Bartholomeus - Managing Director Gasunie New Energy - NV Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Cinthia Audivet - Senior Professional of Innovation Projects - Promigas S.A. E.S.P.
    Colombia
  • Paul Glanville - R&D Director - GTI
    United States of America
  • Hugo Santana de Figueirêdo Junior - CEO - Companhia de Gás do Ceará (CEGÁS)
    Brazil
  • Tony Pan - CEO - Modern Electron
    United States of America
  • Michael Rutkowski - SVP, Research & Technology Development - GTI
    United States of America

Moderator

  • Pierre Bartholomeus, Managing Director Gasunie New Energy, NV Nederlandse Gasunie

Panellists

  • Cinthia Audivet, Senior Professional of Innovation Projects, Promigas S.A. E.S.P.
  • Paul Glanville, R&D Director, GTI
  • Hugo Santana de Figueirêdo Junior, CEO, Companhia de Gás do Ceará (CEGÁS)
  • Tony Pan, CEO, Modern Electron
  • Michael Rutkowski, SVP, Research & Technology Development, GTI

Complementary roles of natural gas and renewables can lead towards a low CO2 emission future. This session will discuss about innovation of gas and renewables, transformation of natural gas, and alternative renewable sources such as biogas and hydrogen in existing gas infrastructure.

CD8: EXAMINING THE POTENTIAL OF CCUS IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Moderator

  • Pål Rasmussen, Relationship Manager, Gassco

One of the critical strategies toward achieving a zero or low-carbon economy and deep decarbonization is encouraging investment in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. It is the only group of technologies that contribute to reducing emissions in key sectors directly and removing CO2 to balance emissions that cannot be avoided. CCUS can be retrofitted to existing power and industrial plants and is virtually the only technology solution for deep emissions reductions from heavy industries. However, CCUS projects lack sufficient policy support to obtain conventional financing.  This session will examine the major CCUS technologies and the current conditions for investment, and review the current developments that could accelerate CCUS adoption.

CD9: HYDROGEN’S POTENTIAL IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MIX

Moderator

  • Dr. Axel Wietfeld, CEO, Uniper Hydrogen

The hydrogen industry has seen a dramatic acceleration of activity with the initialization of new projects, pilot studies and commercial partnerships amid growing interest in deploying hydrogen for heavy transport, stationary storage, industrial fuels, power, and more. In the EU, government policy has taken center stage thanks to the EU Hydrogen Strategy, which was released in July 2020 calling for the installation of 6 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen electrolyzers by the end of 2024, and at least 40 gigawatts by 2030. Countries such as the Republic of Korea and Japan are also betting heavily on hydrogen as an alternative fuel. But even with strong government support, hydrogen must still overcome two key challenges that are linked: affordability and scale. This session will explore the different hydrogen technologies, the policies and projects around the world that are under development to scale clean hydrogen production quickly and efficiently,  and the ability to build on existing infrastructure, such as the millions of miles of existing natural gas pipelines.

CD10: EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE GROWTH OF LNG

Moderator

  • Adrian Sookhan, Gas Market Analyst, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

LNG will command an increasing share of the global fuel mix given its lower-carbon footprint and its ability to flexibly supply increasingly diverse markets, customers, and applications - ranging from power generation to marine and land transportation. Yet the next five years LNG producers, traders, and buyers will have to navigate a rapidly evolving market and the LNG industry as a whole must evolve to a new level of operations and capital efficiency. This means the whole LNG supply chain, from the well heads, gas treatment, liquefaction, transportation, and regasification, must be designed and configured with low emissions and high efficiency. This session will look at liquefaction, transportation and regasification technologies that will increase efficiencies, improve economies of scale, reduce emissions and those that will enhance access to new markets such as small scale and micro scale LNG.

P5: GAS IN ASIA – A PATH OR THREAT TO NET ZERO GOALS

Speakers

  • Prof. Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)
    United Kingdom
  • Yalan Li - Chairperson of the Board of Directors - Beijing Gas Group
    China
  • Jeong Joon Yu - Vice Chairman & CEO - SK E&S
    Korea, Republic of
  • James Rockall - CEO & Managing Director - World LPG Association
    France

Moderator

  • Prof. Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow & Founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

Panelists

  • Yalan Li, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Beijing Gas Group & Executive Chairperson, China Gas Association
  • Jeong Joon Yu, Vice Chairman & CEO, SK E&S
  • James Rockall, CEO & Managing Director, World LPG Association

The Asia Pacific region could account for over half of incremental global gas consumption in the coming years. While the prospects of natural gas remain strong in this market, the opportunities are mixed with risks that include climate change, price volatility, energy and financial policy shifts, market competition with renewable energy, and fluctuating demand. This plenary will provide a view of the future and how gas can navigate the underlying risks and complex economic, legal and regulatory challenges in this market.

  • Are the LNG price levels of 2021/22 a major problem for Asian countries and a threat to the role of gas as a `bridge’ to achieving net zero goals?
  • Have these price levels changed the view of gas/LNG in Asian countries to favour lower cost energy such as domestic coal, or lower carbon sources such as nuclear power and renewables?
  • Are Asian buyer still able to sign 20+year contracts for LNG and still meet their net zero emission goals?
P6: INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN FOR THE FUTURE

Moderator

  • Michael Stoppard, Global Gas Strategy Lead & Special Advisor, S&P Global

This plenary explores where R&D investments are being made and the technological innovations for a sustainable energy industry that are crossing borders and value chains. Discussions will include reducing methane emissions, enhancing storage, and the role of both renewables and LNG.
How will economic, regulatory and environmental pressures drive technologies that reduce or capture carbon emissions?

  • What are the challenges in reducing the carbon intensity of natural gas through the use of green gas?
  • What will be the challenges in adapting infrastructure to accommodate synthetic and hydrogen gas?
  • What are the R&D challenges facing the gas industry today and what is the potential for global collaboration?

Friday - May 27, 2022

II29: ACHIEVING NET ZERO EMISSIONS THROUGH THE HYBRIDIZATION OF GASES AND VARIABLE RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY SOURCES. ENERGY SECTOR INTEGRATION

Speakers

  • Francisco de la Flor Garcia - Director International Policy and Organisations - Enagás
    Spain
  • Elizabeth Perrone - Senior Manager Portfolio Planning & Optimisation - AGL Energy
  • Shailesh Chetty - Technical Leader – Power Systems Competency Center  - Schneider Electric
    France
  • Bronwyn See - Senior Business Development Manager - AGL Energy Limited
    Australia
  • Wendy Yong - Senior Energy Market Analyst (Gas) - Energy Exemplar
    Singapore

Moderators

  • Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Director International Policy and Organisations, Enagás
  • Elizabeth Perrone, Senior Manager Portfolio Planning & Optimisation, AGL Energy

Panellists

  • Shailesh Chetty, Technical Leader – Power Systems Competency Center , Schneider Electric
  • Bronwyn See, Senior Business Development Manager, AGL Energy Limited
  • Wendy Yong, Senior Energy Market Analyst (Gas), Energy Exemplar

This session aims to explore how natural gas can complement and partner with renewable energy sources to achieve net zero emissions, including:

  • Examples of natural gas partnering with variable renewable electricity and natural gas, low carbon gases, decarbonized gases and renewable gases
  • The need for customized energy frameworks to balance decarbonization, reliability and affordability through energy sector integration
  • Recognizing the important role of all gases (natural gas, low-carbon and renewable) in the evolving energy supply mix
  • Policy settings required to support continued financing and development of gases (natural gas resources , low-carbon/renewable gases)
II30: ADVANCES IN GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM INTEGRITY

Speakers

  • Ebrahim Mohseni Homagerani - The Head of HSE Unit - Gas Company of Isfahan Province, National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC)
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Simon Langdale - Director - Synovate / Synthotech
    United Kingdom
  • Paul Wehnert - CMO/Executive VP - Heath Consultants Incorporated
    United States of America
  • Tony Wimpenny - Director - Bohr Limited
    United Kingdom

Panellists

  • Ebrahim Mohseni Homagerani, The Head of HSE Unit, Gas Company of Isfahan Province, National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC)
  • Simon Langdale, Director, Synovate / Synthotech
  • Paul Wehnert, CMO/Executive VP, Heath Consultants Incorporated
  • Tony Wimpenny, Director, Bohr Limited

This session will examine the advances in the gas distribution system with the view of system integrity as a platform of Innovation ecosystem for the sustainable future.

II32: GAS ALTERNATIVES TO ELECTRIFICATION: AFFORDABLY REDUCING RESIDENTIAL EMISSIONS

Speakers

  • William Kemp - Director - Roland Berger LP
    United States of America
  • David Da Silva - Research Engineer - ENGIE SA
    France
  • Paul Glanville - R&D Director - GTI
    United States of America
  • Jean Schweitzer - Senior project manager - DGC
    Denmark
  • Tony Wimpenny - Director - Bohr Limited
    United Kingdom

Moderator

  • William Kemp, Director, Roland Berger LP

Panellists

  • David Da Silva, Research Engineer, ENGIE SA
  • Paul Glanville, R&D Director, GTI
  • Jean Schweitzer, Senior project manager, DGC
  • Tony Wimpenny, Director, Bohr Limited

New technologies and products that will enable industry to leverage big data to better engage consumers and manage our gas systems. This session includes the following:

  • Solutions for GHG emission reductions in household gas installations
  • Use of blockchain for residential consumers
II33: INNOVATIONS CREATE VALUE FOR TSO AND STAKEHOLDERS

Speakers

  • Michele Ricciardi - Head of Snam Gas Network Technical Services and Standards - Snam
  • Hamidreza Hajibagheri - Technical Inspection   - Iranian Gas Transmission Company
  • Marianella Ojeda - Engineering Manager - Promigas
    Colombia
  • Pål Rasmussen - Relationship Manager - Gassco
    Norway

Moderator

  • Michele Ricciardi, Head of Snam Gas Network Technical Services and Standards, Snam

Panellists

  • Hamidreza Hajibagheri, Technical Inspection , Iranian Gas Transmission Company
  • Marianella Ojeda, Engineering Manager, Promigas
  • Pål Rasmussen, Relationship Manager, Gassco

This session aims to give an overview of how TSOs are creating value for stakeholders by driving innovation through digitalization and the implementation of best practice management systems.

II35: MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE

Speakers

  • Rafał Jakub Mrzygłód - Head of Project Management Office - Gas Storage Poland sp. z o.o.
    Poland
  • Jerzy Stopa - Professor, Reservoir Engineer - Polish Oil and Gas Company
    Poland
  • Roman Zavada - Head of Innovation Unit - NAFTA
    Slovakia

Panellists

  • Rafał Jakub Mrzygłód, Head of Project Management Office, Gas Storage Poland sp. z o.o.
  • Jerzy Stopa, Professor, Reservoir Engineer, Polish Oil and Gas Company
  • Roman Zavada, Head of Innovation Unit, NAFTA

Storage operations around the world face widely different market conditions. This session will present the current world storage capacities, explore market differences, and discuss unrecognized values of storage. It will also look at new market opportunities for energy storage, whether through storage of new gases or the storage as a backbone to support renewable electricity production.

  • Future role of Underground Storage
  • Market opportunities and barriers in different geographical areas
  • Seasonal Markets, Demand Based Markets
  • Current Storage Statistics
II36: THE IMPORTANCE AND ROLE OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN PROMOTING NATURAL GAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Speakers

  • Noor Suhailah Othman - Custodian (Environment) - PETRONAS
  • Leonardo Mosimann Estrella -  - SCGÁS
    Brazil

Moderator

  • Noor Suhailah Othman, Custodian (Environment), PETRONAS

Panellists

  • Leonardo Mosimann Estrella, , SCGÁS

Circular economy is an economic model aimed at optimizing consumption of finite sources and minimizing waste, and can be one of the solutions towards a sustainable future. This session will provide insights into the concept, its benefits and its implementation practices in gas business.

TI16: THE AIR QUALITY OF LIFE – AND HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Speakers

  • Pierre Bartholomeus - Managing Director Gasunie New Energy - NV Nederlandse Gasunie
    Netherlands
  • Mohammed I Alfawzan - Process Engineer - Saudi Aramco
    Saudi Arabia
  • Darrell Dowd - International BDM - Access Technology Group / Visics
  • Dr Rama Srinivasan Velmurugan - General Manager - Gail (India) Limited
    India

Moderator

  • Pierre Bartholomeus, Managing Director Gasunie New Energy, NV Nederlandse Gasunie

Panellists

  • Mohammed I Alfawzan, Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco
  • Darrell Dowd, International BDM, Access Technology Group / Visics
  • Dr Rama Srinivasan Velmurugan, General Manager, Gail (India) Limited

Air pollution is a complex problem, which often implicates socio-economic issues, and the solutions are not always easy to implement, the benefits and long-term social and economic welfare gains outweigh the short-term challenges. With prudent policies and appropriate engagement, clean air is attainable and one major common tool is switching from polluting fuels to natural gas. This switch can deliver clean air immediately, as natural gas burns cleanly and is largely free of common air pollutants. This session is about a showcase how big cities find solutions for clean air.

This session will examine:

  • How are cities tackling clean air challenges?
  • How to tackle communication challenges, including coalition building, winning the argument, engaging stakeholders and talking about innovation
  • How is gas playing a role as part of the solution?
  • Is gas a long-term solution?
TI17: TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT FOR MINIMIZING GHG EMISSIONS AND FOR ENSURING INTRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE GASSES

Speakers

  • Peter Harcus - General Manager, Asset Gas & Operations, Gas Distribution - Jemena
  • Dr. Tobias van Almsick - Head of Gas Quality Competence Centre - Open Grid Europe GmbH
    Germany
  • Jonas Berge - Senior Director, Applied Technology - Emerson Automation Solutions
    Singapore
  • Geir Klungtveit - Energy management Kårstø - Equinor
    Norway
  • Alice Vatin - R&D Project Manager  - GRTgaz
    France

Moderator

  • Peter Harcus, General Manager, Asset Gas & Operations, Gas Distribution, Jemena

Panellists

  • Dr. Tobias van Almsick, Head of Gas Quality Competence Centre, Open Grid Europe GmbH
  • Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Geir Klungtveit, Energy management Kårstø, Equinor
  • Alice Vatin, R&D Project Manager , GRTgaz

This session will explore tools and innovations to become greener and greener ensuring at the same time a safe and a reliable introduction of renewable gases and the minimization of emissions.

TI18: HOW NATURAL GAS SOLUTIONS CAN HELP IMPLEMENTATION OF ZERO CARBON TRANSITION

Speakers

  • Philippe Buchet - R&D programs Director  - ENGIE Research & innovation
  • Alex Grzybowski - Principal - Pacific Resolutions
    Canada
  • Lorella Palluotto - R&D Engineer - GRTgaz - RICE
    France

Moderator

  • Philippe Buchet, R&D programs Director , ENGIE Research & innovation

Panellists

  • Alex Grzybowski, Principal, Pacific Resolutions
  • Lorella Palluotto, R&D Engineer, GRTgaz - RICE

The world and energy are changing. The level of demand on companies as a vector of transition towards greener energies and the agendas of the organizations make it necessary to reflect on the non-domestic field. We are looking for examples and case studies of the role of natural gas in the commercial, industrial and power generation, as a solution that can help implementation of zero carbon transition.

CD11: HIGHS AND LOWS IN GLOBAL LNG TRADING

Moderator

  • Dr Graeme Bethune, Chairman, Australian Gas Industry Trust & CEO, EnergyQuest

Today, demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has never been higher and global natural gas prices are near record levels as markets clamor for new projects and new supplies.  New business models have emerged that reflect increased supply, new technologies that will help access smaller markets and commercial arrangements that help offset new commercial risks not seen with larger, more traditional buyers. All of this is occurring against a backdrop of Net-Zero Emission goals that could threaten long-term demand. This session will focus on the new realities of the LNG market and its continuing transition from local, bilateral trading flows within regions to an increasingly global market.

CD12: IMPACTS OF CARBON NEUTRALITY TARGETS ON GLOBAL ECONOMIC GROWTH

Moderator

  • Luis Bertrán Rafecas, President & CEO, LOUBERA & Honorary Secretary General, IGU

Reaching net-zero emissions will require significant investment in current and new clean technologies. Some economic sectors will benefit while others may decline. Opponents say layers of new regulations will hurt businesses, raise energy prices, cost jobs and burden economies. For many developing countries, the pressure to green their economies is beyond their financial means and they will require considerable financial aid to not only meet these goals but to dramatically increase support for mitigation, adaptation and resilience to climate change impacts. Proponents of the net-zero targets argue that emissions reductions and economic growth are not incompatible and in fact the development of new technologies will create new industries and jobs. This session will examine the uncertainty surrounding the economic impacts created by a transition to a net-zero emissions economy and the substantial challenges to completely decarbonizing our electricity, transportation and industrial sectors (in Asia or in Developing Countries).

P7: ROLE OF GAS TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND MITIGATE ENERGY POVERTY

Accessing energy is the single most important factor in improving the lives of individuals and increasing economic growth in communities. This plenary explores the opportunities and challenges for the gas industry in providing affordable clean energy for cooking, heating, lighting, and infrastructure, in order to drive economic development and help alleviate poverty.

  • What are the challenges facing the gas industry in developing markets such as Asia and Africa when competing with other fuels?
  • From clean cooking to clean transportation to industrial development, how can gas make a difference?
  • What long-term commitments from governments and development agencies will be available to support infrastructure development?
  • What are the financial challenges in building new gas infrastructure in developing countries?

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