Country Sessions

Tuesday, 25 March, 1530-1730

Country Session 1: Indonesia

Room 408/409

Wednesday, 26 March, 1400-1600

Country Session 2: Mexico

Room 408/409

Wednesday, 26 March, 1630-1830

Country Session 3: South Korea

Room 408/409

Korea has continued to lead the world's shipbuilding market since Korea became the world's top shipbuilding nation in three key categories – shipbuilding volume, order backlogs and new orders. During the global recession, Korean shipbuilders have better withstood the slump in the shipbuilding market and they have also been enhancing the competitiveness by R&D efforts in both shipbuilding and offshore technology. This session will focus on the recent development of technologies and new challenges of Korean shipbuilding and offshore industry. The speakers, representing major Korean shipbuilding and offshore companies, will introduce the examples of technical development for high value-added products including LNG FPSO and LNG fuelled ship. In addition, professors from Korea’s leading universities will discuss new research on ships and offshore plants safety issues.

 
Moderator:

  • Urm Hang Sub, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Head of DSME R&D Institute,
    Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME)

 

Speakers:

  • Herbert Moon, Director & Leader of Marketing Engineering Group, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME)
  • Hyun Soo Shin, Senior Vice President, Director of Advanced Technology Institute, Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Jeom Kee Paik, Professor, Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University
  • Yong Hwan Kim, Professor, Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering Seoul National University

Thursday, 27 March, 0830-1000

Country Session 4: Emerging Markets - Bangladesh,

Cambodia and Vietnam

Room 408/409

Thursday, 27 March, 1030-1200

Country Session 5: Malaysia as a Regional Oil and Gas Hub

Room 408/409

In line with Malaysia’s aspiration to be the number one oil and gas (O&G) hub in the Asia Pacific region by 2017, Malaysia, is positioning its vibrant O&G industry as the platform for world-class companies to be a key component in the O&G ecosystem in Malaysia. The oil, gas and energy (OGE) industry currently contributes more than 20% of the Malaysian GDP.  The Asian market for oil field services has grown by approximately 20% per year over the last decade, primarily driven by a shift towards more technically challenging fields such as deepwater and marginal fields. Downstream activities in Malaysia include a substantial refinery industry, large petrochemical complexes and a broad range of consumers of petroleum refined products. The synergetic development of upstream and downstream activities provides opportunities in strategic petrochemical industries and has unleashed unprecedented demand for services in the whole value chain of the O&G industry.

This country session will provide the perfect platform for global players in the O&G industry to have a first-hand take on Malaysia’s plans to be the Asia Pacific hub for O&G; and the opportunity to meet Malaysian companies that are seeking collaborative partners for their engagement in the new dynamism of the Asia Pacific O&G sector.

Thursday, 27 March, 1330-1530

Country Session 6: Myanmar

Room 408/409

Myanmar has a history of oil and gas production that dates back to the mid-19th century but in the last few decades the country was largely isolated from the global economy. This has limited the amount of investment and innovation in its oil and gas industry. Now that Myanmar is in the process of undertaking significant reforms, the country is again attracting the interest of most of the top-tier industry players, alert to the proven resource base and strategic location at the crossroads between East and South Asia. Along with new investment it is expected that Myanmar will see an injection of new technologies and innovation in this key industry, particularly in the deep-offshore where there has been limited historical activity. The panel will consider the opportunities and difficulties facing Myanmar and the industry as it embarks on this exciting new phase. Speakers will address Myanmar’s investment climate and reflect on what it is like to do business there, especially when applying offshore technologies to activities from exploration through to the development of discoveries.

 

Moderator:

  • Mike Lynn, Vice President Strategy New Ventures, Woodside Energy Ltd.

 

Speakers:

  • H.E. U Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Myanmar
  • Terry Walker, Manager Asia Pacific New Business, Exploration, Woodside Energy, Ltd.
  • Chen Kah Seong, Country Chairman, PETRONAS Myanmar

Thursday, 27 March, 1600-1730

Country Session 7: Argentina, China, Russia and Sri Lanka

Room 408/409

This session has speakers from four countries: Argentina, China, Russia and Sri Lanka.

Each speaker will give a brief overview of the county's current upstream oil and gas industry with a focus on plans and policies for the future. This will be followed by specific topics, such as the new Deep Water Frontier off Sri Lanka, and the global Arctic resources of Russia.

This session has speakers from a fledging market, as well as established oil and gas producing countries that have a global impact on the industry as a whole.

This will be an extremely interesting session, which on completion of the individual presentations, will be followed by panel discussion, with questions and participation from the audience.

 

Moderator:

  • Ben Gedge, Emerging Countries Business Development Manager, Weatherford Asia Pacific

 

Speakers:

  • Miguel Galluccio, CEO, YPF (invited)
  • Cui Baochen, Director, Foreign Cooperation Department, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC)
  • Anatoly Zolotukhin, Counsellor, International Affairs, and Research Director, Institute of Arctic Offshore Petroleum Technology, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
  • Saliya Wickramasuriya, Director General, Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat – Office of the President, Sri Lanka

Friday, 28 March, 0830-1000

Country Session 8: Australia

Room 408/409

Australia is currently developing seven greenfield LNG projects and associated upstream infrastructure worth $US180 billion that will see it overtake Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter by 2020. This session will focus on Australia’s innovative approach to offshore project engineering and execution drawing on recent examples from the Australian market. Speakers representing Australian operators, engineering and technology providers and Government will provide a comprehensive overview of recent developments in Australian projects, engineering and technology and the investment environment.

 

Moderator:

  • Richard Swarbrick, Assistant Manager, Resource Suppliers Section, Australian Government Department of Industry

 

Speakers:

  • Neil Kavanagh, Chief Science and Technology Manager, Woodside Petroleum Ltd.
  • Graham Hill, Senior Vice President Hydrocarbons Asia & Middle East, WorleyParsons Ltd.
  • David Field, Company Founding Partner & Director, ICON Engineering Pty. Ltd.
  • Paul Johnson MBE, Energy Supplier Advocate, Government of Australia

Friday, 28 March, 1030-1200

Country Session 9: India

Room 408/409

Since liberalisation of economy in the ‘90s, India has witnessed unprecedented levels of economic expansion. As its economy flourished, India’s demand for energy has risen by more than 70%. And this trend is expected to continue in the next decade making India the third largest energy consumer globally by 2020. With the growth in automobiles, power and fertilisers, oil and gas as an energy source now represents more than 45% of the country’s total energy consumption.

However, rapid surge in demand for hydrocarbons has not been supported by proportionate growth of domestic production of oil and gas. Meeting India’s energy requirements is cornerstone in ensuring that the nation’s economic growth continues. Ensuring long-term energy self-sufficiency appears to be a formidable task for India, given the magnitude of the country's energy needs, the complexity of technologies involved and the large investments required. It is imperative that government works toward energy self-sufficiency. In the last decade, India has taken important steps toward ensuring energy security. For instance, the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) was designed to attract new activity in oil and gas exploration, and the country agreed to allow 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the upstream sector. A large number of discoveries has already been made in deep waters which is being developed progressively despite technological challenges. Indian companies are also into business of harnessing unconventional resources viz. Coal Bed Methane, Shale Gas, Underground Coal Gasification, which again present numerous challenges.

Despite these challenges, India has large possibilities for growth in the oil and gas sector. Only half of the country’s potential basins have been explored, and large blocks offshore remain untested, especially in deep water. India’s total hydrocarbon reserves are estimated to be around 2 BMTOE (Billion Metric tonne of Oil Equivalent) – approximately 15 BBOE (Billion Barrels of Oil Equivalent). The potential for gas seems even brighter. This presents great opportunities for companies across the oil and gas value chain to be involved in the growth of Indian industry. New technologies and easier access to capital allows for increased activity are need of the hour to cater to requirements spanning upstream operations to downstream refineries.

 

Moderator:

  • Sudhir Shri Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.

 

Speakers:

  • Sudhir Shri Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director, Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
  • R.N. Chaubey, Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons
  • P. Elango, CEO, Cairn India
  • S. Ramamurthy, Managing Director & Head, South Asia, Schlumberger Asia Services

Friday, 28 March, 1400-1600

Country Session 10: Malaysia as an Upstream Investment Destination

Room 408/409