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International LPG Seminar & Workshops 2019

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019

  • 8:00 AMFundamentals of LPG Markets

    The course is designed for anyone requiring a thorough overview of the global markets and infrastructure for liquid petroleum gases. 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.

    Instructors: Walt Hart, Ph.D., Vice President, NGL Research & Consulting, IHS Markit, Bill Rawluysk, Senior Director, North American NGL Markets, IHS Markit 

  • 8:00 AMIntroduction 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 and Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

  • 8:00 AMGlobal 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 interregional 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, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit and Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Middle, East NGLs, IHS Markit

  • 1:00 PMNGL 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: Adrian Calcaneo, Director Latin America & Caribbean NGL Lead, IHS Markit and Veeral Mehta, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit

  • 5:30 PMWelcome Reception
    Join us for networking and cocktails at Café Annie.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019

  • 7:30 AMRegistration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 AMWelcome Remarks
    Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
  • Session I: Big Energy & Petrochemical Picture
    Moderator: Bill Rawluysk, Senior Director, North American NGL Markets, IHS Markit
    • 8:40 AMGlobal Economic Trends & Implications for Energy Markets
      Rafael Amiel, Director, Latin America & Caribbean Economics, IHS Markit
    • 9:00 AMTrends in Global and Regional Oil and Refining
      Debnil Chowdhury, Executive Director, Refining and Marketing, IHS Markit
    • 9:20 AMAn Uncertain World for NGLs
      Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
    • 9:40 AMKeynote
      Brent Secrest, Senior Vice President Commercial, Enterprise Product Partners
    • 10:00 AMQ&A
      Moderator: Bill Rawlusyk, Senior Director, North American NGL Markets, IHS Markit
    • 10:15 AMNetworking Break
  • Session II - Major LPG Markets
    Moderator: Veeral Mehta, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 10:45 AMLPG Market in Japan
      Naoya Yamamoto, General Manager, Astomos
    • 11:05 AMNGL Market in China
      Joe Zhao, General Manager of Chemical Feedstock Unit, Sinochem International Corporation
    • 11:25 AMOutlook for the LPG Market in Europe and CIS
      Keefer Douglas, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 11:45 AMLPG Market in Brazil
      Diego Ciufici N. Alves, Executive Director, AIGLP
    • 12:05 PMQ&A
      Moderator: Veeral Mehta, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
  • 12:20 PMMeet the Experts Lunch
  • Session III: Global LPG Trade
    Moderator: Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Middle, East NGLs, IHS Markit
    • 1:50 PMTrends in Waterborne LPG Trade
      Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit
    • 2:10 PMGlobal VLGC Market
      Taro Rasmussen, Chatering Manager, Dorian LPG
    • 2:30 PM5-year VLGC Outlook
      Martin Kjendlie, Senior Analyst, Fearnleys
    • 2:50 PMQ&A
      Moderator: Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Middle, East NGLs, IHS Markit
    • 3:05 PMNetworking Break
  • Sesssion IV: Emerging LPG Markets
    Moderator: Adrian Calcaneo, Director, Latin America & the Caribbean NGL Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit
    • 3:30 PMLPG for Power Generation
      Andrej Borgmästars, Senior Manager, Business Development, Wärtsilä Finland Oy, Energy Solutions
    • 3:50 PMLPG Market in Colombia

      Juan Manuel Morales, New Business Development Manager, Gasco

      The presentation is a brief high-level overview of the Colombian market. It will describe Colombia’s trend of becoming an importer of fuels, and how LPG plays on the energetic basket. It will also refer to the LPG potential growth in the coming years in Colombia.

    • 4:10 PMLPG Market in India
      Udayan Jain, Head of LPG, Adani Group
    • 4:30 PMInnovations in Propane Equipment and Use in the US and Abroad
      Tony Dale, President, Spancil Hill Consulting, LLC
    • 4:50 PMQ&A
      Moderator: Adrian Calcaneo, Director, Latin America & the Caribbean NGL Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit
  • 5:30 PMWomen in LPG Reception

    Moderator: Paige O’Dell, Vice President, Operations, Central Region, AmeriGas Propane

    • Kim Hurst, Senior Director,  NGLs and Petrochemicals, ICE
    • Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit
    • Susana Ivana Cazorla Espinosa, Head LPG Division, CRE

Thursday, 04 April 2019

  • 8:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast
    • 8:30 AMWelcome Remarks
      Walt Hart, VP, Global NGLs, IHS Markit
  • Session V: Olefins & Feedstocks
    Moderator: Keefer Douglas, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 8:40 AMGlobal Cracking Impact on LPG
      Steve Lewandowski, VP, Olefins, Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream Chemicals, IHS Markit
    • 9:00 AMEthane Market
      John Houghtaling, CEO, American Ethane
    • 9:20 AMRole of Natural Gasoline in Today's Feedstock World
      Bill Rawlusyk, Senior Director, North American NGL Markets, IHS Markit
    • 9:40 AMGlobal PDH/ BDH Deep Dive
      Joseph E. Zimmermann, Engineering Fellow , Honeywell UOP
    • 10:00 AMQ&A
      Moderator: Keefer Douglas, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 10:15 AMNetworking Break
  • Session VI: Feedstock Panel

    Moderator: Mark Eramo, VP, Global Chemical Business Development, Energy and Chemicals, IHS Markit

    • 10:40 AMWill the Olefins Feedstock Demand Overwhelm Traditional Premium LPG Markets?

      Moderator: Mark Eramo, VP, Global Chemical Business Development, Energy and Chemicals, IHS Markit

      • Harry Kemker, SABIC
      • Shawn Grau, LPG Regional Desk Lead and Senior Trader, Trafigura
      • Macgill James, Vice President, Supply Strategy, UGI Corporation
  • 11:40 AMNetworking Lunch
  • Session VII: NGL Pricing & Midstream Developments
    Moderator: Charles Kim, Senior Journalist, OPIS, IHS Markit
    • 1:10PMInternational Pricing Trends
      Veeral Mehta, Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research and Consulting, IHS Markit
    • 1:30 PMUS NGL Pricing & Infrastructure
      Warren Wilczewski, Industry Economist, Energy Information Administration
    • 1:50 PMCanadian NGL: Today & The Future
      Jean-Denis Charlebois, Chief Economist, NEB
    • 2:10 PMQ&A
      Moderator: Charles Kim, Senior Journalist, OPIS, IHS Markit
    • 2:25 PMNetworking Break
  • Session VIII: LPG Panel
    Moderator: Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit
    • 2:50 PMAdjusting Your LPG/NGL Strategy in a Volatile and Turbulent Global Energy Market

      Moderator: Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit

      Panelists:

      • Deacon Shorr, President, Libra Fearnleys
      • David Herr, Vice President, Blackline Marketing
    • 3:50 PMConference Concludes

Friday, 05 April 2019

  • 8:30 AMONEOK Offsite Tour and Networking

    ONEOK Tour Description:
    ONEOK currently owns and operates three fractionators, along with several million barrels of underground NGL storage in Mont Belvieu. ONEOK also recently announced plans for two additional fractionators in Mont Belvieu, which are currently under construction. The tour will highlight ONEOK’s MB2 and MB3 fractionators and storage assets, as well as give attendees an opportunity to see the construction of MB4 and MB5.

    Offsite Networking Lunch:
    Please join us for a networking lunch with IHS Markit and your industry peers at Ragin’ Cajun; located at 4302 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027. Houston’s Original Shrimp Po-Boy and the Bayou City’s Freshest Crawfish. Ragin’ Cajun was established in 1974 and was the first Cajun seafood restaurant in Houston. Customers have been known to drive 100 plus miles to enjoy the exceptional spicy crawfish at Ragin’ Cajun.

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