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May 23
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Tony Teo - LNG Consultant, Specialised Shipbuilding, Sembcorp Marine
09:05 - 09:20 15 mins
The evolving approach to project financing: tracking the point of change and the challenges and opportunities
  • Paul Sullivan - Project Adviser to the CEO, Steelhead LNG
09:20 - 09:50 30 mins
LNG SUPPLY PANEL: Connecting demand and supply with Small to Mid-Scale LNG – Challenges and opportunities?
  • Paul Sullivan - Project Adviser to the CEO, Steelhead LNG
  • Leslie Palti Guzman - Head of Gas, Rapidan
  • Jarl Pedersen - Chief Commercial Officer , Port of Corpus Christi Authority
  • Moderator Tony Teo - LNG Consultant, Specialised Shipbuilding, Sembcorp Marine
  • Preparing for growth in small scale LNG for the shipping market
  • Is the US LNG flexibility giving smaller projects and players a window of opportunity to develop?
  • Practical opportunity for smaller volumes, quick solutions and changing market requirements from the buyers
  • Response to infrastructure developments and investments
  • Oversupply for next 5 years – where does US LNG fit in?
09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
Case for small scale LNG adoption
  • Tony Teo - LNG Consultant, Specialised Shipbuilding, Sembcorp Marine
  • Overview of the FSRU Markets
  • Identifying the parallels between Europe & the North American market adoption using regulation, financial and engineering factors to consider the integration of small scale LNG in conjunction with large scale
  • Technical Considerations for FSRUs
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
Case study: System design for Guyana power plant using gas reserves
  • Niebert Blair - PhD Candidate, University of Canterbury, Guyana Power and Light, Guyana Power and Light
  • A new 50 MW gas power system consumption, ROI, and environmental impacts
  • Partnerships in the region and infrastructure
  • Shortening shipping routes and land transportation as an option
10:50 - 11:20 30 mins
Morning coffee and networking
11:20 - 11:50 30 mins
Role of the USCG with LNG, LPG and ethane projects and regulatory update
  • Dallas D. Smith - LCDR, U.S Coast Guard
  • Vessels and bunkering operations
  • ECA overview and enforcement and LNG bunkering in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay
  • New guidance on LNG bunkering facilities, ship to ship, shore to ship and ISO containers
  • USCG position on simultaneous operations (SIMOPS)
  • USCG approved training and manning
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
Drivers for LNG fuelled vessels in the US market
  • John Hatley - Americas Vice President Ship Power, Wartsila North America
  • Long term outlook for alternative vessel fuels and volumes required for different types of vessels
  • Mapping out important routes that cater to LNG fuelled vessels
  • Long term view on utilising LNG for longer charters
  • Analysing the cost-benefit of utilising LNG for point to point journeys
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
SIGTTO & Safety
  • David B. Ervin - Consultant Technical Advisor, SIGTTO
  • Historical Overview: Safety Record
  • Publications: IGC and SIGTTO
  • Risk assessment: Bow Tie
  • Future
12:50 - 13:15 25 mins
DISCUSSION : Small scale LNG production supply to ship fuelling – how and when?
  • Economics of smaller vessels
  • Future of integrated small scale and receiving terminals
  • LNG fuel pricing: so many views, but what works for the owners?
13:15 - 14:30 75 mins
Networking lunch
14:30 - 16:00 90 mins
The Three Elements of Gas Shipping Efficiency
  • Moderator Richard Clayton - Chief correspondent, Lloyd's List
  • Eric Linsner, International Registries
  • Tim Downs - General Manager, Shipping and Maritime Americas, Shell
  • Peter Fitzpatrick - Vice President, Global Business Development, ABS

It’s tempting to believe that Technology = efficiency: the more we embrace smart technology the more efficient we become. Not so. Smart technology is one element in a broader process which, when taken on its own, falls short of the ultimate goal; making the best use of all competencies.

That’s significant for gas shipping because the push for smart technology has become intricately linked with increased efficiency. The two are almost synonymous.

But efficiency has two further strands that complement and strengthen technology. These are Regulation – principles that control activities and processes, and Human capital – the combination of skills, knowledge and experience. When acting in harmony with technology, these three elements become the basis for increased efficiency on board liquefied gas ships, at gas terminals, and in the interaction between them.

Lloyd’s List will explore this trinity in depth. Each of the three elements is analysed from the perspective of gas shipping, seeking ways to enhance the capabilities of smart technology, impartial regulation, and human resourcefulness. The focus is always to augment maritime efficiency: to understand how the interaction between three elements works to raise the level of efficiency.

For each element, we ask:

  • Who are the drivers of the search for efficiency in gas shipping?
  • Who is responsible for implementing efficiency?
  • What are the real barriers to greater efficiency?
16:00 - 16:15 15 mins
Questions from the Floor
16:15 - 16:25 10 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference followed by the Lloyd's List Americas Awards
  • Tony Teo - LNG Consultant, Specialised Shipbuilding, Sembcorp Marine