LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference
Awards & Exhibition London, 28-29 November 2019

LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference <br> Awards & Exhibition

Programme

Latest developments in LNG transportation and transfer

DAY ONE: THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019

08:00 Registration coffee and networking

08:55 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:00 Welcome address from platinum sponsor
David Pendleton, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems UK

09:05 Welcome from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO

SESSION 1: LNG MARKET UPDATE

A comprehensive update of the LNG market, vessels and terminals. Speakers will present invaluable data, trends and analysis to ensure delegates are fully up to date.

09:15 LNG MARKET ANALYSIS – DEMAND, SUPPLY AND GROWTH

  • Is this a low gas price environment? 
  • All change for the LNG supply and demand role – where is the new demand? 
  • LNG carries – market size and order book.
  • LNG as a fuel – will this increase? 
  • Overall view of where the LNG shipping market is headed – are we in for another winter of high charter rates? 

Debbie Turner, Senior Broker, LNG, Howe Robinson Partners
09:35 Q&A

09:45 AEX LNG: Re-evaluating and upgrading THE HUMAN ELEMENT in LNG Shipping 

  • Introduction to AEX LNG Management - Purpose, values and philosophy.
  • Professional learning and training support.
  • Leadership and the safety culture.
  • Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being of all employees is paramount and essential to our sustainable development.

Sachin Mohan, Operation & Commercial Director, AEX LNG
10:05 Q&A

10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies

SESSION 2: SHIP-SHORE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES

Leading technology companies will present the latest innovations in LNG ship-shore interface technologies. 

10:55 Ship-shore links for FSRU, FSU and small-scale sectors

  • A review of the current standards for ship shore links in LNG.
  • The growing application space and operational complexity for ship shore links in LNG/CNG transfer processes.
  • The proliferation of solutions and reduction in flexibility. Doing the same thing many different ways. 
  • Creating a standard that increasing asset flexibility and reduce OPEX and CAPEX.

David Pendleton, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems UK
11:15 Q&A

11:25 Innovative hose based FSRU ship-to-shore HP gas transfer solution

  • A proven technology improving transfer economics and schedule while maintaining safety standards.
  • Introducing the intrinsic flexibility of API compliant high pressure gas hoses allowing for larger operational envelope compared to conventional loading arms.
  • Understanding the complete turnkey solution including HP hoses, ERC and hose fall arrest system allowing for easy installation and safe disconnection.
  • Enabling fast-track projects with 5-6 months from inception to first gas.
  • Reducing both CAPEX and OPEX investments with the cost effective and low maintenance HP hoses.

Gergely Szekely, Technical Project Manager, Continental Oil & Gas
11:45 Q&A

11:55 Designing a user-friendly mooring analysis tool for LNG carriers

  • What are the common issues that should be addressed?
  • Software installation and upgrade, sharing up to date ship and berth data, data entry errors, computer processing power for dynamic calculations.
  • Possible solutions: browser-based application, web-server to store and securely share pre-entered LNG berth and ship data, visualisation using Unity 3D engine, Microsoft Azure high performance compute virtual machines.
  • Calculation methodology and verification, static calculations, dynamic calculations, ship to ship.

Johan Machtelinckx, Technical Director, Witherby Publishing Group
Iain Gunn, Technical Director, Oil and Gas, HR Wallingford

12:25 Q&A

12:30 Advancements in loading arm technologies

  • Latest improvements in onshore and offshore loading systems.
  • LNG transfer systems for hostile and challenging environments.
  • Ensuring compatibility with various marine applications.

12:50 Q&A

13:00 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area sponsored by Bureau Veritas

ROUNDTABLE DSM DYNEEMA - BY INVITATION ONLY
Jac Spijkers, DSM Dyneema -  Application Manager Maritime and Offshore EMEA
Robin Collett,  Samson Rope Technologies – Sales Manager EMEA  


Safe, secure, reliable long lasting and cost effective mooring

  • Learn how to select the right rope design, rope management system and fiber.
  • Understand the value in safety and reliability of mooring equipment for LNG vessels.
  • Gain industry insights and make the right choice.

Moderator: Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

To register please contact ian.pow@rivieramm.com


14:10 Easy drive: improved connection systems

  • An intuitive marine loading arm rectilinear control.
  • Simple, quicker and safer operations.
  • Improved connection/disconnection capabilities for weather exposed areas.
  • Open door to automatic/unmanned operations.

Stéphane Paquet, R&D Manager, TechnipFMC
14:30 Q&A

SESSION 3: LNG TERMINALS

This session will look at the latest developments in both fixed and floating LNG terminals. Speakers will discuss new designs, functionality, technological innovations and their experiences from recent operations. 

14:40 GIIGNL update: LNG terminals trends and developments 
Vincent Demoury, General Delegate, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL)
15:00 Q&A

15:10 Case studies of recent terminals introduced to the market
Paul Sullivan, Senior VP Global LNG & FLNG, Worley 
15:30 Q&A

15:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies

16:20 Floating LNG import terminals – configurations and flexibility
An overview of the building blocks and choices for floating LNG terminals from a practical, execution and classification point of view.

  • FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit).
  • FSU (Floating Storage Unit) and onshore regasification.
  • FSU and regasification barge.
  • Combinations of FSRUs, FSUs, barges and onshore elements for maximum flexibility for each individual project, whilst also addressing delivering gas to industry, residential and power as well as LNG for marine and road transport.

Tor-Ivar Guttulsrød, Director FSRU and FLNG - Global Gas Solutions, ABS 
16:40 Q&A

16:50 Case Study: LNGonWheels® system 
Naturgy’s LNGonWheels® solution is a ground-breaking technology for small-medium offtakers willing to switch to LNG, and it consists of a device designed to transport LNG tanker trucks tanks with a new module (the patent core) that allows the connection and loading of these trucks tanks from an LNG vessel, making feasible natural gas access to end users that cannot before.

  • LNGonWheels® solution provides feasible access to natural gas for those customers where it was not technical or economic viable.
  • Located in remote or difficult access locations with shallow waters.
  • Requiring minimal infrastructures at port.
  • Easy scalable, distributed between multiple power plants/islands.
  • Modular concept fitted with end user demand.

Dr Miguel Duvison Santiago, LNG Projects, Engineering and Technology, Gas & Power Business Unit, Naturgy
17:10 Q&A

17:20 Argentina’s Tango FLNG project and the ‘Feasibility Study for the First FLNG Barge Installation in port worldwide (Bahia Blanca)’

  • Argentina: from import to export LNG business.
  • Tango FLNG design principles and issues related.
  • Adapting FLNG barge to existing port infrastructure.
  • Detailed mooring and safety analysis: long term permanence of FLNG – STS operation.
  • Interference with port operations (manoeuvring, passing ships, etc.).

José R. Iribarren, Managing Director, Siport21
17:40 Q&A
 
17:50 Closing remarks from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO

18:00 Drinks reception sponsored by TechnipFMC
19:00 LNG World Shipping Awards sponsored by LNT Marine
19:30 End of day one

*Programme subject to amendments/change

 

DAY TWO: FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019

08:00 Registration coffee and networking in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:05 Welcome from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO

SESSION 4: LNG CARRIERS

A look at recent developments with LNG Carriers, recent designs and advancements in field operations.

09:15 Guidelines for reloading of LNG carriers at importation terminals
Due to unprecedented change in the worldwide LNG industry, the traditional role of LNG import terminals is changing. LNG import terminals have modified their assets to reload LNG carriers in order to meet new customer requirements. Whilst this idea may seem straightforward to implement, there are numerous technical risks and challenges that need to be considered and a guideline was developed using the experience of GIIGNL import terminal operators.

  • Typical reload plant lineouts for a purpose-built import terminal.
  • Technical assessment of adapting and debottlenecking import facilities for reloading.
  • Risk analysis and formal process safety assessments.
  • Responsibilities of various stakeholders.

Goke Phillips, Technical Development Manager, National Grid Grain LNG and GIIGNL Technical Study Group Representative
09:35 Q&A

09:45 Case study: What is involved with vessels assurance

  • Vessel assurance checklists.
  • Understanding the key risks that are addressed during the assurance process.
  • Best practice guidelines for owner and operators.

Vishal Chaudhary, Marine Assurance Manager, Energy Marketing and Trading, Centrica
10:05 Q&A

10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies

SESSION 5: LNG BUNKERING

Update on LNG bunkering infrastructure and facilities.

10:55 LNG bunkering - industry overview

  • Compliant fuel choices, today… and tomorrow. 
  • Gas fuelled fleet and bunkering availability update.
  • Regulatory Framework & SGMF’s Guidelines.

Gianpaolo Benedetti, Senior Technical Advisor, SGMF
11:15 Q&A

11:25 LNG transfer systems
Nigel Edwards, Business Development Manager - LNG, MannTek LNG Solutions
11:45 Q&A

11:55 11:55 LNG bunkering from a port perspective

  • Regulatory Framework from Rotterdam Perspective.
  • Rotterdam LNG bunkering, a mature market? 
  • SIMOPS, of course.
  • LNG ready terminal.

Cees Boon, Senior Safety Advisor, Harbour Masters Policy Department, Port of Rotterdam
12:15 Q&A

12:25 Networking lunch break sponsored by Bureau Veritas

SESSION 6: SAFETY

How recent safety standards and digitalisation technologies are contributing to greater efficiency and improved safety.

13:35 How Digitalisation and 3D simulation technologies are enabling safety and efficiency

  • How are digitalisation and 3D simulation technologies being utilised for various maritime applications.
  • Understanding the key benefits of using digitalisation technologies for LNG STS transfers.
  • How can safety be enhanced through the use of digitalisation technologies.
  • What efficiencies are possible – analysing the latest field data.

Dr Phil Thompson, Director, Simulation & Training Products, BMT Group
13:55 Q&A

14:05 SIGTTO – LNG Safety at the ship/shore interface

  • Present industry issues.
  • SIGTTO projects.
  • LNG training.
  • How SIGTTO manages risk.
  • Methane emissions.

Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO
14:25 Q&A

SESSION 7: INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT: KEY FACTORS TO LOOK OUT FOR AS THE INDUSTRY EVOLVES

The final session will consolidate two days of discussions by looking at the future outlook of the LNG industry. Industry leaders will address the key factors that are expected to affect the LNG markets, transportation and trade.

14:30 How global developments are affecting LNG terminals

  • The increase in LNG production and the role NWE has had to take i.e. supply sink.
  • Demand for terminal capacity increased due to over supply.
  • Impact of new types of customers driving flexible contract solutions.
  • Subsequent impact on demand for additional / ancillary services i.e. Truck loading, Breakbulk Marine and the key drivers (cost, policy, infrastructure).

Paul Ocholla, Commercial Advisor, National Grid, Grain LNG

14:50 Industry leaders panel discussion

  • How is the LNG market expected to develop over the next 12 months?
  • Important factors the industry needs to be mindful of – what are the key challenges?
  • What activity can we expect to see from the energy majors – how will this affect LNG transportation and trade?
  • What is the future outlook of LNG as a clean fuel, will new technologies replace it?

Panellists:
Sachin Mohan, Operation & Commercial Director, AEX LNG
Paul Ocholla, Commercial Advisor, National Grid, Grain LNG
Chris Clucas, Principal Consultant, Liquefied Gas Consultancy 
Captain Srdan Silic, Director Marine & Operations, Maran Gas Maritime Inc
Dr Miguel Duvison Santiago, LNG Projects, Engineering and Technology, Gas & Power Business Unit, Naturgy
Jose R. Iribarren, Managing Director, Siport21

15:20 Q&A

15:30 Closing remarks from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO

15:40 Closing remarks from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

15:45 End of conference

*Programme subject to amendments/change

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