AIPN 2020 International Petroleum Summit

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AIPN is producing an incredible two-day program for its fifth annual International Petroleum Summit.  Stay up-to-date on current trends and challenges in the international oil & gas industry by attending sessions that include high-profile speakers, hot topics, moderated discussions and more!  Don’t miss out on these exciting sessions, available at the AIPN 2020 IPS.

Some topics to be presented at the 2020 IPS:

  • What Governments Want from Reasonable and Prudent Operators
  • Bridging the Energy Transition with LNG
  • Above the Ground Risk in the New Energy World
  • Confluence of Technology and Innovation in the Energy Sector
  • Cross-Border Energy Development and Disputes
  • Decommissioning:  Challenges for Governments and Producers
  • Green Power Surge:  Rise of Renewables in Asia
  • Expanding Roles of NOCs in International Exploration and Development

Please click here to see the descriptions for the above listed sessions.

Speaker Highlights

Keynote Speaker K. Phongsthorn Thavisin, President and CEO, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP)
Keynote Speaker Greg Hill, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hess Corporation
Keynote Speaker K. Montri Rawanchaikul, Executive Vice President of Production Asset Group, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP)
Boulos Lecture Speaker Peter Botten, Managing Director, Oil Search Ltd.

Pre-IPS Workshops

Prior to the IPS Welcome Reception and kick-off of the conference, AIPN will host four workshops on Tuesday, May 19. There will be two morning workshops and two afternoon workshops, allowing attendees to register for more than one workshop and double their learning! All workshops are $200 each and can be added on to your conference registration. Registration will include a coffee break and workshop materials. The number of participants in each workshop is limited in order to facilitate the highest level of interaction. Please note that the workshops are concurrent, so only one workshop may be selected in the morning and only one may be selected in the afternoon.

If you are unable to attend the IPS, registration for the workshops only is available. Please email aipnevents@aipn.org for more details.

Morning Workshops (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Bid Round Strategies & Recent Trends 

Graham Kellas, Senior Vice President, Global Fiscal Research, Wood MacKenzie
Eric Fry, Executive in Residence, Energy Management, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin

This workshop will review the results of recent bid rounds in major petroleum provinces, terms and conditions established by host governments, winning bidder strategies, and any emerging trends coming out of these bid rounds.

Changing Landscape of the LNG Market

Nick Fulford, Global Head of Gas/LNG, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Douglas Wharton, Vice President, Originations, Cheniere Pte. Ltd.
James English, Senior Counsel, Clark Hill Strasburger; AIPN LNG SPA committee co-chair

This workshop will review new developments in the terms and conditions of LNG SPAs, trends in the structure of standardized SPAs (including the AIPN Model LNG SPA), issues arising in price reviews, and other major changes in the way LNG is traded due to the growth of LNG as a transition fuel.

Afternoon Workshops (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Comparative Petroleum Regimes:  Do Some Work Better than Others?

Pedro Van Meurs, President, Van Meurs Corporation
David Beckstead, Counsel, Chandler MHM
Alan Frederik, Partner, Linklaters Widyawan

This workshop will review the major forms of fiscal regimes currently in use in key petroleum producing countries around the world.  The workshop also will undertake a case study of fiscal regimes used in Asia and compare the decision of Indonesia to revert from a PSC system to a tax and royalty system, with the decision of Thailand to add production sharing as the main course in the menu of fiscal regimes that its government may offer in future bid rounds.

Renewables 101

This workshop is designed for veterans of petroleum regimes as well as newcomers to renewables to gain a better understanding of the science, standards, nomenclature and statistics associated with the growing and irrepressible renewables sector.  It also is structured to help all energy professionals catch up to the current state of the use of renewables as key sources of future energy, and the role of renewables in the energy transition.