24 - 26 NOVEMBER 2020

Preliminary Programme

9.00amWelcome Address by UBM
9.05amOpening Address by Guest-of-Honour
Dr Tan Wu Meng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Trade and Industry
9.20amKeynote: The Future of Global Oil & Gas Supply and Demand Dynamics

  • Geopolitics and crude price movement
  • Strategic moves to ride market out volatility
  • The energy mix and the future energy landscape
  • Future E&P spending trends across the global Oil & Gas industry

Thom Payne, Director, Westwood Global Energy Group

9.40amGOH Tour of Exhibition
Morning Tea Break
10.25amChairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr. Kent F. Moors, Executive Chairman, Energy Capital Research Group
10.30amCountry Insights on Market Outlook, Investment Opportunities and Latest Oil & Gas Developments: Norway and USA
H.E. Anita Nergaard, Norwegian Ambassador,Norwegian Embassy
Stephen Jacques, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, Embassy of the United States of America
11.00amThought Leaders Panel: LNG Market in Perspective – An Asia Outlook

  • Asia – Pursuit of LNG hub status
  • Market outlook – Challenges (demand, pricing, policies, financing etc.)
  • Market outlook – Key growth areas
  • Supply chain challenges and opportunities – Commercialisation, distribution, finance

Chris Graham, Vice President – Energy Consulting, Wood Mackenzie
Fabian Kor, VP (Strategy, Growth and Projects), Pavilion Energy
Saunak Rai, Vice President (LNG Business Development and Operations), Norgas
Alistair Smith, Head of LNG Origination, Asia & Middle East, BP

11.45amBuilding a Digital Strategy for Maximum ROI

  • Technologies and innovations to achieve cost and operational efficiencies for sustainable business
  • IoT and automation applications in Oil & Gas
  • Can AI and machine learning be of use in Oil & Gas operations?

Sanjay Bakshi, Head of Digital Transformation & Ventures, Shell

12.15pmLunch Break
1.15pmPanel Discussion:
From Electrification to Digitalisation, Are We Doing Enough About Cyber Safety in Oil & Gas?

In the past, cyber-attacks have been confined within enterprises and homes with incidents mostly occurring in IT systems. Today, the nature of the threat has evolved. “Advanced threats” are not just hard to detect, they are also targeting at Industrial Control Systems (ICS), or SCADA platforms, or Operation Technologies (OT).

  • What are the general landscapes and trends of cyber security today?
  • How do we illustrate and persuade management the importance and ROI in cyber safety?
  • What are the practical and actionable considerations to safeguard critical IT and OT assets in Oil & Gas operations?

Ken Soh, CIO, BH Global Corporation; CEO, Athena Dynamics
Sanjay Bakshi, Head of Digital Transformation & Ventures, Shell
Bryan Koh, Managing Director, BOS Offshore & Marine
Thomas Quek, MD and Principle Security Advisor, REDCON Security Advisors
Dr. Mick Thurlbeck, Chief Executive, Stapleton International

2.00pmDigital Transformation (DX) through Co-Innovation

  • Achieving business excellence through DX
  • Case study of successful DX project
  • Improving human and equipment reliability and availability
  • DX relevance in Oil & Gas industry

Gokula Krishnan Sivaprakasam, Head of Industrial Solutions Research, Co-Innovation Centre, Yokogawa Engineering Asia

2.25pmDigital Transformation with Alibaba Cloud’s AI and Big Data Platform

  • ET Brain, the AI and Big Data platform success stories in China
  • How the platform could help global customers to drive more business value from their digital transformation strategies
  • Unique digital transformation approach on ET Brain platform for Oil & Gas industries

Yang Kan, Regional Manager of Data Intelligence Business, Alibaba Cloud

2.45pmAfternoon Tea Break

Building a Roadmap for the Digital Oilfield: From Advanced Analytics to Predictive Maintenance

Sensing, connectivity, and analytics are the largest megatrends transforming many industries across the world. When it comes to Oil & Gas, the implementation of digital tools has quickly evolved into the “Digital Oilfield” and continues to be one of the most discussed emerging technologies in the industry. In this series of presentations, Lux Research will discuss:

a) The Roadmap for Smart Oil 2030

As digital innovations are quickly embraced by the Oil & Gas industry, many players are exploring the next big potential breakthrough for digitizing their operations. In this presentation, Lux Research examines:

  • A technology roadmap for the future Oil & Gas industry in 2030
  • Identifying key movers and players accelerating this transformation
  • Identifying key challenges and barriers to address prior to 2030

Harshit Sharma, Analyst, Lux Research

b) Predictive Maintenance: The Art of Uptime

Improvements in real-time sensing, connectivity, and analytics are ushering in the next generation of predictive maintenance solutions for the Oil & Gas industry. In this presentation, Lux Research examines:

  • The promise of predictive maintenance and increasing innovation interest
  • The introduction of a next-generation predictive maintenance framework suited for Oil & Gas
  • Identifying promising case studies and strategies for implementing your own operations

Yuan-Sheng Yu, Senior Analyst, Lux Research


Smart Autonomous Vessel: Technology Roadmap, Opportunities and Challenges

As the maritime industry moves towards autonomous operations and shipping, a smart autonomous vessel is capable to offer automated maritime services for intended applications. The key impetuses of development of smart autonomous vessel are to improve operational efficiency, ship performance, navigation safety of ship and more importantly to drive out operation costs.

In this presentation, the marine arm of ST Engineering examines:

  • Technology roadmap and design of smart autonomous vessel
  • Smart autonomous vessel benefits and potential application uses in Oil & Gas, hydrography and commercial sector
  • Identify the key challenges in terms of economic, social, legal, regulatory and technology aspects to make autonomous vessel a reality

Lua Kwong Yang, Principal Engineer, Unmanned Systems,ST Engineering Marine

5.00pmEnd of Conference Day One
9.00amChairman’s Opening Remarks
Dr. Sukhy Barhey, Director, BMT
9.05amHow U.S. Global LNG Exports Will Impact the Asian Market: New Structural and
Financial Considerations

  • Projections for global and Asian volume; trade off with pipeline deliveries and domestic extraction; leveraging provided by U.S. exports, contract swaps and arbitrage, global hedging
  • How expansion of LNG-based hubs and spot prices will transform the natural gas delivery market
  • The rise of U.S.-based LNG vertically-integrated asset structures
  • Acceleration of private investment “layering” in LNG project finance
  • Structuring matrices for adjusting LNG financial risk

Dr. Kent F. Moors, Executive Chairman, Energy Capital Research Group

10.00amPanel Discussion:

Role of Small Scale LNG Shipping in Growing Energy Market

  • Small scale LNG shipping supply and demand balance
  • Projections for potential market growth
  • Factors favouring the growth of small scale LNG
  • Small scale LNG Shipping and its impact on LNG Bunkering

Saunak Rai, Vice President (LNG Business Development and Operations), Norgas
Sanjay Verma, Director – Business Development LNG Asia, Wärtsilä
Rolv Stokkmo, LNG Shipping & Product Broker, Poten & Partners
Per Christian Fett, Director – Global Head of LNG, Fearnleys
Dr. Aydar Shakirov, Gas Transportation and Storage Analyst, Gas Exporting Countries Forum Secretariat

10.45amMorning Tea Break
11.15amFloating Production Market Status and Outlook

  • Market growth analysis by type of unit
  • Current status of the floating production storage market
  • Future trends – contract model, hull type, new frontiers
  • Marginal field development

David Boggs, Managing Director, Energy Maritime Associates

11.45amUAE Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities for Oil & Gas Companies

  • Doing business in UAE and the investment climate
  • Initiatives in place that will benefit investors and Oil & Gas sector
  • Competitive advantages of investing in UAE

Saud Al Mazrouei, Director, Hamriyah Free Zone

12.00pmLunch Break
Flow Assurance and Impact to Field Development and Operation

One of the objectives of flow assurance is to ensure oil and gas from a reservoir is delivered to the sales point economically. It has become a specialised discipline covering development, design and operation of offshore and onshore fields. It is especially critical in deeper water and there is increased economic pressure to develop smaller fields using longer pipelines to a processing facility. Flow assurance disciplines offer a unique approach that evaluates both sub-surface and surface factors in field development.

The session will provide an overview of the following aspects:

  • Overview of flow assurance
  • Reservoir fluid and phase behavior
  • Single phase and multiphase flow issues
  • Flow assurance issues such as hydrate, wax, asphaltene and emulsion
  • Consideration and impact on field development and operation
  • Case Studies – Fields with wax or hydrate problem; single phase oil pipeline operation in late life; floating liquid natural gas (FLNG)

Wan Mahsuri Wan Hashim, Staff Process Engineer (Upstream), PETRONAS

2.30pmMasterclass sponsor:


Facility Life Extension and Performance Optimisation

  • Importance and effects of good asset management through the right approach of tackling common issues
  • Common causes and issues affecting overall production efficiency and performance
  • Chain effect of operation cost, maintenance cost, asset value and HSE through improved energy / asset management and best practices
  • Challenges to achieve higher efficiency / good asset management
  • The right mind set

Alfred Low, Head of Services, Swagelok

3.30pmAfternoon Tea Break
3.45pmMasterclass sponsor:


Determining Spares Criticality through Understanding of Risks

The need to strike the right balance between reliability and quality of supply, capital and operational expenditure for your asset management regimes is critical to maintaining safety and profitability. A reliability-based approach to managing systems is common, but does not enable the understanding of consequence failure, human error and the risks that these present to operations.

Which brings us to the question: How can your risk-based approach be optimised to assist the management of critical spares and maintenance?

Through this interactive masterclass, you will:

  • Understand how risks arise and how they are controlled
  • Identify the relative importance of equipment in the controlling of risks
  • Develop an understanding of the way equipment could fail, the likelihood of its failure, barriers that can be implemented and the impact of that failure
  • Examine the condition of the asset
  • Develop an understanding of cost-benefit analyses to determine the management of spares

Dr. Sukhy Barhey, Director, BMT

4.45pmEnd of Conference
Post-Conference Site Visit*

Join us to visit Schlumberger Well Testing Center (SWTC) and Schlumberger Qualification & Testing (Q&T) facility to find out how the latest technologies help to maximise reservoir productivity; streamline production monitoring as well as understand how you could benefit from designing and customizing your testing needs.


SWTC has state of the art multi-phase flow loop facility which is used for research and development of products. It is also used for conducting on-site flow checks of multiphase flow meters. Customers can visit the facility to observe first hand dynamic metrological verification of flow meters.


Q&T Facility

The Q&T Facility has built-in capabilities to simulate the various stresses such as sand, temperature and gas that are typical in downhole scenarios. The hot loop test bay is one of its kind in the world wherein ESP’s / downhole equipment could be tested up to high downhole temperature in a flow loop thus providing insights into system interactions and understanding of the equipment’s behaviour.

*Exclusive to Conference Delegates only. Additional clearance is required; we will contact you after your registration.

Site Visit Schedule:

9.00amGather at level 1, Porte Cochere Pickup / Dropoff point
9.10amDepart to the site visit
10.10amArrive at SWTC and assemble to the meeting room
10.15amSpeech presentation on MPFM and Flow Loop
10.45amManufacturing site and Flow Loop tour preparation
11.00amTour of facility
12.00pmClosing and feedback
1.15pmQualification & Testing facility
2.45pmReturn to Marina Bay Sands

*This programme may be subject to change without prior notice. Updated as of 12 November 2018.