In this session presenters discuss recent and future developments in LNG markets, and how that affects the interconnectedness of regional gas markets in the coming years.
Speakers include: Glen E. Sweetnam, Director, International, Economic and Greenhouse Gases Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration; Christian von Hirschhausen, Professor, Technische Universitat Dresden; William J. Pepper,
Senior Fellow, ICF International; and Fisoye Delano, Senior LNG Consultant/Manager Houston Office, Poten & Partners, Inc.
Fisoye Delano started his career with Shell in Nigeria in 1978 and later joined Texaco, where over 20 years, he held various positions of increasing responsibilities in Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and in the US. After Texaco, he was a Senior Researcher at University of Houston Institute of Energy, Law & Enterprise providing leadership on Commercial Frameworks for LNG in North America. He joined Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 2005, as the Group General Manager responsible for Corporate Planning and Development. He was responsible for driving projects of strategic national interest like the Gas Master Plan, Structured Financing Strategy for the Upstream Joint Venture and the NNPC LNG Strategy. Subsequently he was appointed the Managing Director of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd. (NPDC), the NNPC E&P subsidiary. He joined Poten and Partners in 2008 and handles gas monetization and LNG projects worldwide.
He was the 2004-05 President of the Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE).
Mr. Delano is a qualified Petroleum Engineer, member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers with a BSc from University of Ibadan and MSc from the University of Houston and an MBA.
Mr. Pepper is a Senior Fellow with ICF International, specializing in modeling of energy markets and environmental policies. He has over thirty six years experience in computer modeling and thirty years experience in modeling and analyzing transportation, energy, and environmental issues.
Mr. Pepper designed the recent ICF suite of portfolio optimization tools which assist power generation and energy trading companies optimize their purchases of natural gas and fuels. He participated in the initial design of natural gas markets in the State of Victoria, Australia and in Singapore and was the principal consultant on the recent redesign of the market. He led the team for the high level design of the Australian National Natural Gas Short Term Trading Market.
He designed and managed the developed the software used by the independent system operator of the natural gas market in the State of Victoria that takes all bids for receipts and deliveries of gas, determines the hourly operation schedule for the gas day and the market price for the gas day. Mr. Pepper develop the International Natural Gas Model(INGM) for the Energy Information Administration which simulates global production, demand and trade of natural gas and LNG. Mr. Pepper has also developed two global models, the ASF and the CCRAF, of energy use used for long-term policy analysis.
The Atmospheric Stabilization Framework (ASF) includes a global energy model and has been used for fifteen years to create energy and greenhouse gas emission scenarios for the U.S. EPA and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The more recent Climate Change Risk Assessment Framework (CCRAF) is a stochastic model of future greenhouse gas emissions and impacts and includes a detailed global energy model.
In October 2005, Glen Sweetnam was named Director of the International, Economic, and Greenhouse Gases Division of the Energy Information Administration. This Division produces the International Energy Outlook, the macroeconomic assumptions underlying the Annual Energy Outlook, and two congressionally mandated reports on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr. Sweetnam has 25 years of leadership experience in the energy industry in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the EIA, he was a Vice President with Lukens Energy Group, a part of the Enterprise Management Solutions division of Black & Veatch Corporation.
Prior to joining Lukens, Mr. Sweetnam worked at senior levels for both energy merchants and exploration and production companies, including Reliant Energy, ARCO, and Fina Oil and Chemical Company.
In the early 1980s, Mr. Sweetnam was the Director of Economic Analysis in the Department of Energy, where he played a significant role in the deregulation of the domestic natural gas industry.
Glen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters of Public Policy from University of California, Berkeley.
Christian von Hirschhausen
Prof. Dr. von Hirschhausen started his professional career at the International United Nations Department of Technical Co-operation in 1987. His main occupation during this time was the design of contracts for the European Commission, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Kreditanstalt Wiederaufbau or private industry businesses. He spent a brief period of one year as Research Assistant at the University of Colorado in 1988 before he became a Research Associate and Consultant for the Centre for Industrial Economics (CERNA) in the Paris School of Mines (1990-1995).
He then moved on to be a part of the German Group of Advisors to the Government of Ukraine, 1995-2001. During this time (1997-2004) he was also a Research Associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin and a Visiting Professor at the TU Berlin University of Technology from 2002-2004 in the Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy.
Currently Professor von Hirschhausen holds positions as Visiting Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (since 2005), Associate Faculty Member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CEEPR (MIT) (since 2006) and a Chair of Energy Economics and Public Sector Management of Dresden University of Technology (since 2004).