SAE Media Group’s 5th annual Floating LNG conference will provide attendees with an all-encompassing, robust and strategic insight on the latest developments within the Floating LNG market. The conference will provide the best platform for participants to optimise activities and ensure project sustainability and success. This conference will equip you with the tools to overcome the logistical, financial, technological and economic challenges associated with FLNG Facility deployment and ensure succinct transition from design to operation.


Despite challenging market conditions, global capital expenditure (Capex) on FLNG facilities is forecast to increase significantly over the 2016-2022 period. The protracted oil price downturn has impacted the sanctioning of capital intensive liquefaction units over the last 24 months. However, the need to move towards cleaner sources of energy and diversify gas supply has stimulated the floating regasification market – over 14 countries are expected to commission their first floating import unit over the forecast period.

Global expenditure is expected to peak in 2017 as the first wave of sanctioned projects come onstream. Reduced project sanctioning will likely impact the market towards the end of the decade – with expenditure forecast to decline significantly in 2019 – before stagnating over the 2019-2021 period. Long term prospects are positive, a marginal uptick in spending is expected in 2022, driven by the sanctioning of a second wave of capital intensive liquefaction projects. Over the forecast period, Africa and Asia will be key areas for liquefaction and regasification units – with both regions accounting for 54% of total global expenditure. Spend in Australasia is set to decline post 2018 after the installation of the Prelude FLNG.*

*Source: http://bit.ly/2bsIXSK

Testimonials from previous Attendees:

“Very high quality presentations and well organised”
“Very informative”
“Excellent wide range of topics and cosy atmosphere”

  • Increase the awareness of the current technological landscape and optimisation of FLNG solutions
  • Update your knowledge on standards, regulation and legislation regarding the safety and environmental use of FLNG
  • Examine the impact of the oil-gas price margin within the FLNG market
  • Assess the influence of geopolitics on the supply and demand of FLNG
  • Obtain insight of Golar Hilli FLNG Steam Turbine Generators


ABS Europe; Aelex (Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators); Ampelmann; Forbes Communications; Gasol plc; Gazprom Global L N G Limited; Heatric; Hogan Lovells International; Holmwood Consulting Ltd; Igdas Istanbul Gas Dist Co; Interfax Europe; KANFA Aragon; King Street Energy; Kitsault Energy; LNG Industry; LoneStar FLNG; Lukoil Overseas UK Ltd ; Ministry of Energy and Water; Moffatt & Nichol; Navigant Consulting; Noble Energy Inc.; Norton Rose; Ophir Energy plc; Pendeen Resources; Penguin Energy Consultants; PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED; SBM Offshore; SBM Schiedam B.V.; Sea Ng Corp; Sevan Marine A S A; Shell; Shell International Exploration and Production B.V.; SMBC Europe Division; ThyssenKrupp Uhde Energy & Power ; TNO; Total; TradeWinds News; WindandSea-Research; Worley Parsons;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Leigh Bolton

Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

9:10 Prospects for Floating LNG – the worldwide outlook

  • The exploitation of current market conditions
  • FLNG production & FSRUs
  • Future outlook, geographic segmentation and expenditure forecast to 2022
  • Mark Adeosun

    Mark Adeosun, Analyst, Douglas-Westwood

    Marina Ivanova

    Marina Ivanova, Analyst, Douglas-Westwood

    9:50 ZR-LNG a safer and cost effective solution to FLNG

    Bill Howe

    Bill Howe, CEO, Gasconsult Ltd

  • Reduced equipment count
  • Reduced space
  • Lower power demand
  • Increased LNG production
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 What is the Best Way to Configure an LNG Import Terminal?

    Ron Heffron

    Ron Heffron, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol

  • Overview and comparison of 55 unique configuration alternatives
  • 20+ options for mooring of “permanently moored” vessels to lower costs
  • How to quickly screen the alternatives for finding optimum solution
  • How to lower CAPEX as well as OPEX while improving berth availability
  • 11:40 Early FLNG projects - Key technology challenges

    Andrew Loose

    Andrew Loose, Technical Director FLNG and LNG, KBR

  • Technical approach to FLNG
  • Capability for modularization
  • Operability & safety
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Floating LNG into new markets

    Ryan Pereira

    Ryan Pereira, Principal Commercial Manager, Global Gas & LNG, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

  • A more commercially focused look into both seller and buyer challenges and opportunities utilising floating technology
  • Does 2017 really mark the year when Floating technology goes full steam ahead?
  • 14:10 The shipping market: Drivers for the development of a short-term market

    Christopher Bergsland

    Christopher Bergsland, Partner, Affinity Ship

  • Gained experience of the LNG shipping market leading up until today 
  • Factors facilitating the short term market
    - LNG supply & demand
    - FSRU market
    - FLNG market
  • Where the LNG shipping market is heading?
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 FLNG’s role in the current market

    Tom Haylock

    Tom Haylock, Business Development Manager, Aragon

  • The FLNG value chain: Liquefaction through to regasification
  • Where is FLNG cost effective in the current market
  • How to ensure FLNG is cost effective in the current market
  • 16:00 Top side design overviews and challenges

    David Haynes

    David Haynes, Director & Principal Consultant, Penguin Energy Consultants

  • Why FLNG is not a FPSO but there are similarities
  • Technology and processing scale
  • What changes between design and reality
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Alex Forbes

    Alex Forbes, Director, Forbes Communications

    9:10 Key commercial challenges for the development of LNG import projects

    Alan  Buxton

    Alan Buxton, Chief Operating Officer, Gasol plc

  • Economic threats and opportunities
  • Risk mitigation
  • Importance of met/ocean data
  • Coordination of works to reduce claims for delay caused by individual work streams
  • 9:50 Gas Monetisation in Solimoes Basin, Brazil

    Mona Bhagat

    Mona Bhagat, Study/Project Manager, Petrofac

    Rosneft Brasil is developing 16 blocks in the Solimões Basin, which contain 30,000 km of seismic lines, and eleven wells that have been drilled since 2011. The basin contains numerous discoveries, prospects and leads with the potential for several TCF of gas resources, which could make the basin one of the largest natural gas producers in Brazil.
    The objective of the joint Gas Monetisation study between Rosneft Brasil and Petrobras, supported by Petrofac, was to propose the optimum mix of liquid products and power to monetize the ~ 4 bcma of gas available from proven discoveries in the basin. The key challenges identified for the Solimões Field Development included:

  • HSE & Local communities : Very sensitive protected environment & local content requirements
  • Technical :  Geological potential still under exploration, technology selection, final disposal and proper treatment of waste & hydrological challenges
  • Logistical Issues : Limited local market to provide logistics services, lack of infrastructure & long distances required to integrate multiple discoveries and link them to broader Brazilian markets 
  • Markets : Remote from key domestic or international markets and Identifying the right markets and product mix
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Steam turbine process power generation system considerations for LNG to FLNG conversions

    James Richmond

    James Richmond, Business Development Director, Peter Brotherhood Ltd

  • Case study of Golar Hilli FLNG Steam Turbine Generators
  • Steam system design
  • Design considerations for steam turbine power generation systems
  • 11:40 The outlook for global LNG markets

    Pedro Cespedes

    Pedro Cespedes, LNG Consultant, The International Energy Agency

  • How much room is there for LNG with current record high of renewables and coal based power generation?
  • Flexible US LNG supplies: how is the market changing? 
  • Who are the new players and how are they different from traditional market participants?
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Offshore versus Land-Based Regasification Terminals

    Tony Tarrant

    Tony Tarrant, Manager, Midstream & LNGMidstream & LNG, Business Solutions Group, Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Worldwide development of FSRUs
  • Key elements differentiating between Offshore and Land-Based terminals
  • Making the right conceptual design selection
  • 14:10 LNG opportunities in Western Australia

    Stuart Russell

    Stuart Russell, Senior Trade & Investment Manager, Western Australia European Office

  • By 2018, Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) production is expected to be 87 million tonnes (Mt) a year – the largest of any country – of which Western Australia will produce 48.7Mt ( 56 per cent)
  • The Western Australia State Liberal-National Government supports the use of FLNG technology for development of smaller stranded gas fields (e.g. Prelude) which could not support the cost of pipelines and infrastructure involved in an onshore LNG project 
  • For major gas fields (e.g. Browse), the State Government supports onshore developments either through Greenfields development or partnerships with existing producers
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Concentrating on small FSRU/ FRU in Asia

    Leigh Bolton

    Leigh Bolton, Managing Director, Holmwood Consulting Ltd

  • The importance of new designers for small FSRU/ FRU
  • Demand for different set of technologies
  • Will the manufactures be the same?
  • 16:00 Floating solutions for LNG regasification terminals: Alternative business and contractual models in the current global LNG environment

    Nick Prowse

    Nick Prowse, Partner, Head of Oil and Gas, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

  • Current status: LNG regasification terminal market
  • Current business models and contractual models: Best practices and latest developments around the world
  • Key issues and solutions: land-based and offshore LNG regasification terminals
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Official Associations



    Developing a FLNG Project

    Developing a FLNG Project

    Holiday Inn Kensington High Street
    15th February 2017
    London, United Kingdom

    Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry

    Legal and commercial issues affecting the FLNG industry

    Holiday Inn Kensington High Street
    15th February 2017
    London, United Kingdom



    Floating LNG 2015-2016 Attendee List


    Interview with Peter Brotherhood


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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    Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils' web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs,barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.


    Peter Brotherhood


    Established in 1867, the UK’s only turbine manufacturer, Peter Brotherhood design, manufacture, install, commission & service steam turbines for floating production vessels. With over thirty years floating production experience and the worlds largest installed base on such vessels, including two 33MW sets on Golar Hilli FLNG.

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    European Gas Hub is the gateway to information on the European gas industry. We are the number one online source for professionals in the European energy and commodities sector (natural gas, LNG, coal, power) including: market analysts & forecasting, traders, business developers, consultants, structuring and origination, risk management.

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    Offshore Technology Focus is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the global offshore oil and gas industry, bringing you the latest news and analysis in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine offers insights into key market and investment trends, in-depth analysis of resources and discoveries around the world and the licensing and policy decisions affecting the industry, as well as updates on the latest technology for upstream and midstream operations.



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    LNG World News delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on plants, markets, terminals, pipelines, projects, vessels, equipment, research, companies, contractors and the authorities dominating these markets. From breaking news, technological advances to exploration and production, LNG World Newsexperienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. Whether you are a employee, engineer, captain, manager, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the LNG industry is on LNGWorldNews.com.

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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