Thursday, 28 November saw a full house at the London office for the Firm's annual "Autumn Series International Oil and Gas Forum". The subject for this year was "The markets and money of LNG", a well-timed study of a topical sector at a time of transition.
Over the past decade, the transformation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, driven by both supply and demand, has surged in nearly every region. The market structure and trends for the LNG market have evolved dramatically since this fuel was introduced in the late 1960s, and the Firm has been involved in this segment of the oil & gas industry since the 1970s.
The global LNG market has progressively transformed in the past few decades—quadrupling in size, doubling its share of global natural gas trade, and emerging as one of the fastest growing segment in the energy industry. With the benefit of contributions from those in the heart of commercial and legal developments in the global LNG market, our Autumn oil & gas event held three panels focusing on:
The markets for LNG
- Moderator: David Baker
- Frank Harris, Head of Global LNG Consulting, Wood Mackenzie
- Eric Bensaude, Managing Director, Commercial Operations and Asset Optimization, Cheniere
- David Ledesma (OIES, non-exec at Pavilion and a member of the JERA non-exec advisory group)
The money for LNG
- Moderator: Mark Castillo-Bernaus
- Katan Hirachand, Co-head London, Energy Advisory & Finance, Société Générale
- Christophe Maurat, Head of Natural Resources Project Finance (EMEA), MUFG
Decarbonisation and other issues for LNG
- Moderator: Paul Griffin
- Professor Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow and Founder of the Natural Gas Programme at OIES
- David Thomas, Independent Advisor (member of the JERA non-exec advisory group)