28 - 29 Nov, 2018 | Houston, TX

Congress Day 1: Wednesday, 28 November 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment and Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from Chairperson

Kevin Bourgeois - VP, Brownfield Projects, Kosmos Energy

Kevin Bourgeois

VP, Brownfield Projects
Kosmos Energy

Commercializing Oil Fields and Projects Beyond 2018

9:10 am - 9:40 am Capitalizing on Oil Price Stability – A Realistic Evaluation of Oil Markets Beyond 2018

Tom Kellock - Director, Offshore Rig Market Consulting, IHS Markit
  • Analyzing the oil market in 2018 and embracing the upswing in exploration and production
  • Understanding what current oil price stability means for offshore deep water projects
  • Can the offshore market remain competitive for capital investment with the current price structure?

Tom Kellock

Director, Offshore Rig Market Consulting
IHS Markit

9:40 am - 10:10 am Driving Profitable Field Development Projects in Today’s Market Climate

Jon Marsh Duesund - Partner, Rystad Energy
  • Reviewing the factors driving E&P FID in light of the current oil price environment
  • Understanding what oil companies require from FPSOs
  • Discussing cost considerations of an FPSO and how they fit into entire field development
  • Integrating the economics of subsea infrastructure, drilling and FPSOs to lower costs 

Jon Marsh Duesund

Rystad Energy

10:10 am - 10:30 am Speed Networking Session

10:30 am - 11:10 am Morning Refreshments and Networking Break

Harnessing Innovative Strategies to Unlock Further Value from Oil Fields through FPSOs

11:10 am - 11:40 am Balancing Project Lifecycle Costs to Deliver an Economically-Viable Field Development Project

Jacques Berghorst - Global Sales Manager Marine & LNG, ContiTech IFS - EMEA
  • Promoting stronger partnerships between oil companies and FPSO contractors to extend product lifecycles
  • Reviewing the feasibility of end-to-end value chain collaboration
  • Capturing lessons learnt from previous projects to promote good practise

Jacques Berghorst

Global Sales Manager Marine & LNG
ContiTech IFS - EMEA

  • Getting more with less – Unlocking further value out of projects, people and processes
  • Re-visiting CAPEX and OPEX reduction initiatives for FPSO projects
  • Harnessing digital technology and innovative solutions – Do you dare take the first step?
  • Exploring tangible cost-reduction initiatives that oil companies, FPSO contractors and solution providers have successfully implemented
  • Managing and leading change in challenging times – Retaining talent in the oil and gas industry

David Hartell

Senior Development Manager
Premier Oil


Flemming Grønnegaard

Chief Operations Officer
Yinson Production


Kevin Bourgeois

VP, Brownfield Projects
Kosmos Energy

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

Advancing FPSO Project Conceptualization and Execution

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Designing Effective FPSO Redeployment Strategies to Optimize the Value of Existing Oil Fields

Flemming Grønnegaard - Chief Operations Officer, Yinson Production
  • Evaluating the feasibility of redeployments as a cost-effective solution to further monetize oil fields
  • Verifying the early scope of requirements and field economics for an ideal vessel-field fit
  • Mitigating the potential technical and economic risks in marginal fields
  • Balancing field development expectations and concessions when opting for a redeployed FPSO
  • Assessing critical FPSO modification and life extension factors

Flemming Grønnegaard

Chief Operations Officer
Yinson Production

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Understanding Critical Factors Involved in Developing an Effective Execution Strategy for FPSO Projects

David Hartell - Senior Development Manager, Premier Oil
  • Discussing lessons learnt from the Sea Lion project
  • Identifying the stakeholders involved along the different project phases
  • Managing functional requirements and change management
  • Mapping the path to FEED and project execution

David Hartell

Senior Development Manager
Premier Oil

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

Exploring Alternative FPSO Project Financing & Contracting Models

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Revisiting Commercial Models, Risk Sharing, Funding and Contractor Roles in Future FPSO projects

  • Evaluating the optimal utilization of contractor capabilities and production service
  • Developing different risk sharing mechanisms between project stakeholders
  • Assessing  case studies of how project stakeholders have leveraged on different risk sharing models for successful project execution 
  • Evaluating the investment appetite for FPSO and field development projects in the current oil market
  • Determining the bankability of projects – Looking beyond just the FPSO and assessing field economics as a whole to obtain financing
  • Analyzing current and emerging innovative schemes, and alternative funding models – Are we approaching financing the right way? Which models are most conducive?
  • Mitigating potential risks involved in FPSO and field development project finance

Stephen Hackett

Managing Director, Head Structured Finance Americas
Standard Chartered Bank


Tanja van der Woude

Director, Structured Finance / Natural Resources
ING Capital

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks by Chairperson

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm End of Conference Day 1