The world energy landscape is changing and evolving due to the accelerating use of natural gas. Environmental pressure and the race to mitigate the effects of climate change have propelled the use of natural gas to the forefront of the available options for reducing our dependence of fossil fuels. Natural gas although a fossil fuel itself, actually reduces the worlds carbon footprint and is considered as an intermediate step until renewable sources of energy become competitive.
The course “International Gas Business and Cooperation” will highlight the necessity for the use of natural gas and will examine the geopolitics and the need for world cooperation in the fight for climate change. Issues such as globalization and the Paris agreement and beyond 2030 and the importance of natural gas in the ongoing energy transition will be identified and discussed.
The growth of renewable energy resources in the European Union and the integration of European and Asian gas markets and how these are impacted by natural gas industry will be highlighted. Pipeline geopolitics will be examined and discussed in detail as well as the expanding role of US shale gas and the attempt for global dominance in the energy markets. These events have accelerated gas globalisation by increasing the number of trade relations.
This training course will highlight:
- Natural gas market developments
- Natural gas to meet future world energy demands
- The development of the natural gas Spot Market
- Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality
- Energy and pipeline Geopolitics
The aim of this International Gas Business and Cooperation course is to understand the changing energy landscape, involving the increasing use of natural gas, in global markets and across Europe and Asia, to gain insights into the essence of the global gas relations and to comprehend the rising need for international cooperation and understanding in combatting climate change.
- Maximizing natural gas value and to pursue opportunities that support the sustainable maximization of the added value of natural gas
- Developing a global view on gas market developments through short-, medium- and long-term market analysis and forecasting.
- Co-operation, namely to develop effective ways and means for cooperation amongst countries that produce and or consume natural gas
- Promotion of natural gas, namely to contribute to meeting future world energy needs and, to ensure global sustainable development whilst responding to environmental concerns, in particular with regard to climate change
- International positioning of the US as a globally recognized LNG supplier
Participants to this training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology includes:
- Powerpoint presentations
- Interactive Lectures
- Case Studies
- A full background and in-depth exploration of this market sector
- An insight into current market trends
- Increase in basic technical and commercial knowledge
- Relevant problem solving in the petrochemical industry
- An appreciation of the competitive nature of the market segment
The training course will be relevant and useful to those wanting to gain an insight into the natural gas business:
- Added confidence and understanding of a complex global natural gas market
- Ability to share latest LNG market knowledge
- State of the art information related to this business
- Potential to pass on this information to co-workers
- Networking with delegates from similar background
Who Should Attend?
The programme is designed for professionals who have the potential to contribute actively to the leadership in the energy industry. This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
- Young energy professionals and engineers
- Sales Personnel
- Market Analysts
- LNG Plants Professionals
- Customer Care Representatives
- Business Development Personnel
- Procurement Managers
- Senior Customer Care Representatives
- Degree holders in a relevant discipline (economics, politics, finance or technology)
The Course Outline
Day One: Natural Gas Markets
- View on Natural gas market developments
- Development of effective ways and means for cooperation
- The role of Natural gas in international energy industry and security of supply and demand
- Environmental regulations - an important factor to boost the competitiveness of gas in the electric power mix.
- Natural gas impact of greenhouse gas emissions reduction relative to coal and oil
- Can Natural gas mitigate climate change & environmental concerns?
Day Two: Natural Gas and sustainable development
- Promotion of natural gas to meet future world energy demands
- LNG global sustainable development
- The Role of U.S. Natural Gas in the Global Marketplace
- Energy strategy and natural gas
- The Competitive Landscape for LNG
- LNG Imports Outlook by Region
- LNG’s role in the international gas trade
Day Three: The development of the natural gas Spot Market
- Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Prices
- LNG’s role in the international gas trade.
- An increasingly over-supplied LNG market has led to an uptick in spot market transactions.
- Share of U.S. LNG Export Volumes to Europe and the ROW by Country
- Can U.S. LNG exports to central Europe compete with Russian piped gas in terms of price?
- Is flexibility a strong selling point of U.S. natural gas?
- Can South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela) produce enough gas to meet regional demand?
- China and India are leading the way globally in LNG demand growth
Day Four: Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality
- Will an increased uptake of natural gas eventually affect the energy system transition toward carbon neutrality?
- Environmental Impact of Coal Plants versus Gas‐Fired CCGT
- Energy globalization, integrating gas markets and gas advocacy
- Russian energy markets and intercultural management of cooperation
- Globalization risks, including the risk related to political sanctions
- Energy investment policy and the issues of changing business-models of large gas and oil companies
Day Five: International Gas Business and Cooperation
- Energy Geopolitics
- Pipeline geopolitics and local conflicts
- Global gas relations
- US natural gas production and exports as important parts of its energy dominance vision.
- U.S. industrial and trade competitiveness - Expanded domestic production of natural gas has led to increases in exports of natural gas, gas liquids, and petrochemical products.
- Renegotiation of NAFTA has the potential to disrupt supply chains and natural gas trade, particularly with Mexico.
- The onset of U.S. LNG has facilitated important changes in regional gas markets around the world.
- Infrastructural requirements, as well as competition from domestically produced coal and the growth of renewables, stand as obstacles to the growth of natural gas demand in Asia
Certificate of Completion will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course