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Asia NGLs and Naphtha Conference Online

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Agenda subject to change.
Please note all times listed are Singapore Time Zone (SGT)

Tuesday,23 June 2020

  • 10:00 AM Full Day Workshop: Fundamentals of LPG Markets - Part I

    This course is designed for anyone wanting a thorough overview of the global markets and infrastructure for liquid petroleum gases, with a focus on why the markets are structured as they are. We introduce the LPG products and explain their production from oil, gas and refining - including bioLPG. We also discuss the end use markets, including demand drivers and competition. We explain LPG logistics on land and over water, and discuss why LPG trading hubs develop. We explain the drivers of LPG prices, and the influence of specifications, international trade and arbitrage. We discuss the countries where the major end use markets thrive, and provide a global perspective on the regional distribution of LPG production and demand. Course attendees have diverse backgrounds, but typical participants include business development managers for midstream companies, natural gas liquids traders and shippers, high-level managers assuming commercial responsibility for natural gas liquids, project managers for NGL infrastructure projects, business analysts for petrochemical, petroleum and natural gas companies, and new professionals entering the NGL industry.

    This course will be divided into two parts, Part I occurring Tuesday June 23 and Part II Friday June 26.

    Instructors:

    • Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
    • Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific/Middle East NGL Service, IHS Markit
  • 10:00 AM Half Day Workshop: Introduction to Basics of Waterborne LPG Shipping

    US LPG exports are increasing, thus giving cause for additional LPG carriers, and changing the established trade routes. Meanwhile, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean output is also on the rise, causing a shift in the global trade balances. Market participants have an increasing need to understand the logistics and dynamics of the changes that are rapidly occurring. For example, will there be a sufficient number of vessels? Will there be too many? Will terminal capacity become a hindrance to global trade? How will freight costs be affected?

    Instructors: 

    • Scott Gray,Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit
    • Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit
  • 10:00 am Half Day Workshop: NGL Price Drivers

    With surplus Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) in the US and global trade flows changing, there is intense interest in the impacts of these trends on NGL prices in the US and around the world. While not intended to teach how to trade NGLs, this course will discuss what factors influence NGL prices in global markets and why there are regional price differences. We will show how NGL prices compare with other energy and petrochemical prices, and how the various NGL prices differ among each other. We will discuss the importance of supply, demand and inventories, including the effects of seasonality as well as the extent to which the byproduct nature of NGLs and the various NGL end uses influence pricing. Some other topics include competition, substitution, freight and arbitrage and market sentiment.

    Instructors:

    • Veeral Mehta, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • Sen Yang, Consulting Associate Director, IHS Markit
  • 10:00 am Half Day Workshop: Global Ethane Markets
    The spike in US ethane prices in 2018 exposed the sensitivity of this market to a wide range of factors including oil and gas production, infrastructure investment cycles, midstream competition between different NGLs, and changes in demand such as new crackers and export projects starting up. This workshop will discuss how and where ethane is produced around the world, as well as its uses. We will cover ethane demand regionally as well as inter-regional product flows and overland/onshore infrastructure. While not intended to teach how to trade ethane, this course will discuss what factors influence ethane prices. We will show how ethane prices compare with other energy and petrochemical prices. This course is designed for anyone needing to understand the basics of the rapidly changing markets for ethane. Course attendees would include business development managers, natural gas liquids traders and shippers, project managers for ethane or competing projects, business analysts, investors and entrepreneurs.
     
    Instructors: 
    • Keefer Douglas, Director NGLs, IHS Markit
    • Bill Rawlusyk, Executive Director, North American NGL Markets, IHS Markit

Wednesday,24 June 2020

  • 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks
    Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
  • Session I: The Big Picture as Asia Re-Opens from the Coronavirus
    • 10:10 AM Global Economic Trends & Implications for Energy Markets
      Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Markit
    • 10:30 AM Crude Oil and Refining: Rising from the Bottom
      Victor Shum, Vice President, Energy Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 10:50 AM Naphtha
      Premasish Das, Executive Director, IHS Markit
    • 11:10 AM Asia / Global NGLs
      Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific/Middle East NGL Service, IHS Markit
    • 11:30 AM Q&A
      Moderator: Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
  • 11:45 AM Break
  • Session II: Asian Country Markets
    • 12:00 PM China
      Helen Liang, Secretary General, Guangdong Oil and Gas Association
    • 12:20 PM India
      Sunil Mathur, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corp Ltd
    • 12:40 PM Indonesia LPG Outlook and Opportunities Ahead
      Mukesh Agrawal, Technical Director, PT SURYA ESA PERKASA Tbk
    • 1:00 PM Japan
      Yasuyuki Saguchi, LPG Trade & Supply Dept., Gyxis Corporation
    • 1:20 PM Q&A
      Moderator: Darryl Rogers, Vice President, IHS Markit
  • 1:35 PM Closing Remarks
    Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit

Thursday,25 June 2020

  • 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks
    Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
  • Session III: Regional Supply, Trade & Pricing
    • 10:05 AM Waterborne LPG and Ethane Trade
      Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit
    • 10:25 AM Australia / Pac Markets
      CJ Chee, General Manager, Midstream, Elgas
    • 10:45 AM US Ethane & LPG exports to Asia
      Ken Squire, Vice President, International Business Development, Energy Transfer
    • 11:05 AM Global NGL Pricing Trends
      Veeral Mehta, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 11:25 AM Q&A
      Moderator: Garrie Li, Business Development Asia, IHS Markit
  • 11:40 AM Break
  • 11:55 AM Session IV: Round Table - Cookstoves or Chemicals? How much LPG will there be, and how will it be used after economies are re-opened?

    Moderator: Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific/Middle East NGL Service, IHS Markit

    Panelists:

    • Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
    • David Tyler, Director, WLPGA
    • Hanwei Wu, Editorial Director, OPIS, IHS Markit
    • Tony Liang, Vice General Manager, Wanhua Petrochemical Co.
    • Ian Ter Haar, Global Product Director, Vopak
  • 12:55 PM Closing Remarks
    Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit

Friday,26 June 2020

  • 10:00 AM Full Day Workshop:Fundamentals of LPG Markets Part II

    Instructors: 

    • Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
    • Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific/Middle East NGL Service, IHS Markit
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