NATURAL GAS SUPPLY, PRICING AND TARIFFS
17 - 19 March 2013, Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the gas value chain, the impact of supply and prices in regional projects and tariff options available to increase gas penetration in the energy mix
Gas consumption in the Middle East has doubled from 187 to 366 bcma over the last 10 years and according to the International Energy Agency, gas demand in the region is poised to double again by 2035 to a level similar to China. Gas demand in the Middle East is driven by power, desalination and large industry; several countries in the region are also starting city gas distribution projects aiming to diversify the energy mix in the residential, commercial and transportation sectors.
Although the Middle East holds 40% of the world’s proven gas reserves and it is an overall gas exporting region, there is a need to identify supplies to underpin gas infrastructure projects and to meet the enormous growth in demand. Some countries have already started imports from regional suppliers, for example Qatar’s Dolphin pipeline to the UAE and Oman, and others have started to import LNG, for example, Kuwait and Dubai and in the future Bahrain. Another big challenge for energy companies and gas industry professionals in the region is to understand the impact of gas supply prices and design end-user tariffs conducive to increase domestic production, boost infrastructure and at the same time compete with low priced competitive fuels.
This course will cover all the aspects of gas supplies on a worldwide and regional basis, including domestic gas, pipeline and LNG projects. The course will also present an overview of the gas prices in emerging and developed markets, price indexation, and gas price formulae in gas contracts, infrastructure costs, tariff structures and competitive analysis with other fuels.
The course will use a combination of presentations and table discussions to provide a very interactive approach. Delegates will be able to interact in the classroom to simulate case studies applicable in the region and to understand best-practices being used in other emerging gas markets.
Supporting materials include a comprehensive manual, supporting PowerPoint and handouts.
Registration will be at 8.00 on Day One. The course will run for 3 days commencing at 8.30 and finishing at 14.30. There will be two refreshment breaks and lunch will be served at the end of each course day.
Ieda Gomes has been in the gas industry for more than 30 years. She is currently the managing director of Energix Strategy Ltd. Until recently Ieda was BP's Head of New Ventures and INGLs, focusing on gas and LNG opportunities in South Asia & Middle East.