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November 20-21, 2014

Conference Agenda


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
7:30 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
     
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks   
 

 

  • Bob Nimocks, Hart Energy  
 
 
8:45 AM
Global LNG Market Review  
     
 

With an estimated 240 million tonnes supplied in 2013, the LNG market finds itself in asking key questions for the future. Where will new supply emerge, and will these projects be competitive amidst ongoing capital cost concerns? What import capacity will be available for these markets?

   
  
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote: East Coast Exports  
     
 

Thanks to abundant natural gas production in the Marcellus formation, the eastern seaboard of North America has made a tempting target for several project developers. Hear how likely these projects are to move ahead, and what obstacles they will face as they move toward developments.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

  
  
9:30 AM
Spotlight: New Opportunities In Mexico  
     
 

While the U.S. Gulf Coast has commanded market attention, savvy players have begun to look across North America for key export opportunities. What does the future hold for projects in areas like Mexico, and will the North American LNG export renaissance reach these new markets?

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

   
  
    
10:00 AM
Spotlight: Alaska’s Push  
   
 

As U.S. federal bodies continue to push the pace of LNG export incrementally, Alaska has taken a leading role in promoting the development of an LNG export facility. Is this proposed project and its massive associated infrastructure costs a true contender? And what is the future of state’s existing LNG export terminal in Kenai?

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

  
10:30 AM
MORNING BREAK
    
11:00 AM
Special Address: U.S. Regulatory Landscape  
     
 

A key challenge for many prospective plant developers in the U.S. lies in working through the complex regulatory and legal hurdles of the DOE and FERC. Learn about the outlook for future export applications from these agencies and what is being done to make the process more navigable. An extended Q&A will follow the presentation.

Moderator: Tom Campbell, Director, LNG and Gasification, Stratas Advisors 

   
    
12:00 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
    
1:30 PM
Spotlight: Taking Canada's Gas to Market  
     
 

Canada’s abundant natural gas resources are seeking new markets, and numerous LNG export projects are in the works on both the East and West coasts of Canada and the U.S. West Coast. Learn the latest as this expert details the economics in these new regions, how these projects are progressing, and how they fit into the global picture.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

   
  
2:00 PM
Spotlight: Not all LNG Plants Are Created Equal  
     
 

Many factors determine costs and lead times for North American LNG export plant construction.  Key among them are existing infrastructure, gas composition, onshore, near shore or offshore locations, and site access to labor and heavy transport. What impact does each factor play on the cost of projects, and how can developers best manage these challenges?

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

  
    
2:30 PM
AFTERNOON BREAK - Sponsored by Cryoco
    
3:00 PM
Spotlight: Gas Sourcing Challenges and Opportunities  
     
 

Amidst the rush to develop projects, prospective LNG exporters are quickly realizing that without sufficient gas-supply contracts, few projects will be able to move ahead. Learn how plants are securing their massive gas needs amidst growing competition for supply.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

   
 
3:30 PM
Panel: Developing Successful Projects - Lessons From Leaders  
     
 

Bringing an LNG export project to fruition without staggering capital-cost overruns requires close consideration of areas ranging from labor and engineering cost management to finance to regulatory hurdles. Here, learn from leading executives what separates successful projects from those that fall by the wayside and the key steps successful projects must follow.

Moderator: Tom Campbell, Director, LNG and Gasification, Stratas Advisors

   
    
5:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION - Sponsored by Braemar Engineering
 

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
7:30 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
     
8:45 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks  
 
 
 
9:00 AM
Panel: Gulf Coast Realities & Rewards  
     
 

Notwithstanding promising opportunities elsewhere, the U.S. Gulf Coast remains the focal point for export plant development in North America. How will these multitudinous projects manage fierce competition, particularly in light of existing infrastructure? And how will their proponents manage capital cost amidst this competition for labor and resources?

Moderator: Tom Campbell, Director, LNG and Gasification, Stratas Advisors

 
    
10:00 AM
MORNING BREAK
     
10:30 AM
Technical Spotlight: Small- and Mid-Scale Opportunities for North American Export  
     
 

Some of the highest electric power prices are paid by industry in island markets like Jamaica, the Bahamas and Bermuda. New technologies and logistics practices may open these markets to North American LNG exporters. How will these projects be supplied, and what infrastructure must develop to support them?

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  
  
11:00 AM
Spotlight: North America & The Global Competitive Window  
     
 

While North American projects have been driving forward, some developers have also been looking to both existing and potential future LNG exporters as well. How will North American projects stack up against the competition from regions like East Africa, Russia, and more?

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  
  
11:30 AM
Closing Keynote: Cheniere's LNG Story  
     
 

No company has better encapsulated the opportunities for LNG export than this leading operator. Hear its perspective on the opportunities for North American LNG export, and how it plans to move its projects ahead in an increasingly competitive market.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

  
12:00 PM
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