Friday, December 16, 2011

Event Announcement: 2nd Annual Global Gas & LNG Summit 2012


Keeping pace with the upcoming and changing dynamics of buyers and sellers as well as demand and supply trade movements in the global gas and LNG market, an up-to-date analysis
Main Conference 24 to 25 April 2012
Pre-Conference Workshop 23 April 2012
Post-Conference Workshop 26 April 2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Neoedge is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Global Gas & LNG Summit 2012. This summit comes after a successful roll out of its premier event in 2011 and has been one of Neoedge’s most sought after events. This year will feature key gas & LNG expert speakers from the global arena, sharing expert insights, views, perspectives and analysis of the best practices, strategies, techniques, technologies, and innovations in this ever changing energy market.

What you can expect from the Global Gas & LNG Summit 2012:
  • Stand alone case presentations by top notch speakers from various emerging and established gas & LNG players in the global arena
  • Interactive Panel Discussions of key themes
  • Open Questions & Answer with delegates
  • Pre and Post Conference Workshops on April 23 & 26
  • Great networking platform for regional and international Gas & LNG players
  • Exhibition area
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Lucky Draw at the end of Main Conference
  • Awards for Best Speaker, Best Delegate & Chairperson

Past Attendees to Neoedge’s Global Gas & LNG Summit includes:
  • Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co Ltd (ADGAS)
  • CMX Caspian and Gulf Consultants Ltd
  • ConocoPhillips International
  • EconGas
  • ECOWAS Commission
  • Gas Exporting Countries Forum
  • Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Genser Power Ghana Limited
  • GLNG Operations Pty Ltd
  • World Bank / Global Gas Flaring Reduction (GGFR)
  • Global Strategy Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Kot Addu Power Company Ltd
  • Lamprell Energy
  • Ministry of Oil & Gas Oman
  • National Grid UK
  • Nigeria LNG Limited
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  • National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS)
  • National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)
  • O.T. Otis Engineering
  • OLT Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.
  • Petrofac International
  • Platts
  • PT Nusantara Regas
  • PT Pertamina (Persero)
  • Qatargas Operating Company Limited
  • Saif Power Limited
  • Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco)
  • Shaw Consultants International
  • Shell Markets (Middle East) Ltd
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • The Energy Contract Company
  • Volta River Authority
  • Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Zorlu Dogal Gaz

Key Benefits
Learn from expert practitioners and high profile delegates in the global gas & LNG market today!

NEOEDGE is proud to announce its 2ND ANNUAL GLOBAL GAS & LNG SUMMIT 2012 on the 24 & 25 April 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. We will be exploring in-depth insights of major domestic and international markets addressing the best strategies, approaches, techniques, innovations as well as the current and future market of gas & LNG in the recent economic, social, environmental and political conditions. This summit will also serve as a platform for all national, international and independent companies to network and share business ideas and experiences.

Recognizing such emerging business potentials and pressing challenges, the Global Gas & LNG Summit 2012, carefully researched and organized by Neoedge in Singapore, will provide all international and local companies an in-time and efficient platform of learning, networking and partnership building for your corporate advantage in the increasingly vibrant and fierce market. 

Who Should Attend          
President, Managing Director, Director, General Manager, Manager, Chief Financial Officers and Head of 
  • Government Officials
  • Operations
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning & Business Unit
  • Projects Development & Engineering
  • Buyers, Sellers & Distributors
  • Finance & Investment Officers
  • Technology Officers
  • Partners & Investors
  • Legal Department
  • Price Analyst
  • Research & Development Department
  • Risk Analyst
  • Commercial Department
  • Production / Plant / Equipment
  • Arbitrators
  • Contractors
  • Safety & Security
  • Traders and Trade Organizations
  • Service Companies

From various industries and sectors including 
·         Government Bodies & Regulatory Bodies
·         National Oil Corporation
·         International Oil Corporation
·         Independent Exploration & Production Companies
·         Energy Consulting Firms
·         Power Generations Company / Utilities Companies
·         Consultants, Research Firms, Law Firms and Academics
·         Logistic, Transportation & Infrastructure Companies
·         Service Companies

For Enquiries on the Agenda and Registration, please contact: Rilla Eas, Marketing Manager
Phone: +65 6557 9183

Event Announcement: Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) Master Class



A most comprehensive & up-to-date course on successful Production Sharing Contracts Management in the oil & gas industry
05 to 08 March 2012
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Effective training in today’s fast developing petroleum market is essential if relevant executives in both the public and private sectors are to create and implement the optimum regulatory and commercial environment for revenue and profit maximisation. Nowhere is this more important than in the development and negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), a critical part of global petroleum exploration, production and commercialization.

The purpose of a PSC is to facilitate the finding and commercialisation of deposits of oil and gas. However, production sharing is not the only regime used for that purpose, nor, within a production sharing regime, is the PSC the only instrument used; and, as with all such regimes, production sharing, and each individual PSC, exists within a historical, geopolitical and legal framework, and a global market, that informs its principles and its detailed implementation. It is imperative for relevant executives in both government and private sectors to understand the ever-changing impact of these forces on the PSC, and the PSC’s position and role among the many key factors needed for successful oil and gas commercialisation.

Key Benefits

Key issues to be addressed in depth:
  • Being updated of the latest development in Oil & Gas commercialization
  • Examining the relationship of PSC, concession, and other regimes in the right to explore and produce
  • Analysing the relationship of PSC to industry exploration & production agreement
  • Unitisation and its alternatives, and the peculiar problems of different fiscal, regulatory and administrative regimes, and their solutions
  • Analysing the relationship of PSC to construction and field service contracts – who really bears the risk of a wild well?
  • Analysing the relationship of PSC to industry transportation & sales agreement
  • Examining the PSC, IPPs and other downstream investments
  • Exploring the role of PSC in financing of commercialization
  • Investigating PSC, Resource Rent & Petroleum Economics
  • Underlying PSC as an administrative tools
  • Constructing PSC as an investment tool
  • Examining a PSC through case study

Who Should Attend          
All those involved in the Production Sharing Contract implementation:
• International & Government Negotiator
Corporate Planner
• Contract / Agreements Managers / Specialists
• E & P Professionals / Managers
Policy Analyst
Legal Advisors
• Business Development Managers
• Commercial Managers
• Finance Directors & Managers / Controllers / Auditors
Business & Accounting Analyst
Tax & Finance Advisors
• Operation Manager
Compliance Officers
• Projects Manager / Owners / Engineers
Loan Officers

Types of organizations
Government Bodies
• National Oil Corporation
International Oil Corporation
Independent Exploration & Production Companies
• Consultant firms
Logistic, Transportation & Infrastructure Companies
• Technology/Engineering/Equipment firms/suppliers
• Investment banks / Investors / financiers / VC / Funds
Insurance / Risk management companies

For Enquiries on the Agenda and Registration, please contact: Rilla Eas, Marketing Manager
Phone: +65 6557 9183

Event Announcement: Formation Damage Prevention & Treatment


05 to 08 March 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The purpose of this workshop/course is to gain adequate knowledge in formation damage. This workshop will take us through the types and mechanics of formation damage, their preventions and treatments.

The economics of a project development may be jeopardised by failure to obtain the production target. Economics relies on a limited number of highly productive wells.

Formation damage is an impairment of reservoir permeability around the well bore, leading to low or no well production or injection. There are two types of Formation Damage namely: Pore/pore throat size physical reduction and relative permeability reduction. Formation damage is often quantified by “Skin” factor. Skin is strictly a measure of an excess pressure in the producing formation as fluids flow into a well. This excess pressure drop can occur from one or several of a wide variety of causes such as drilling mud, cement and completion fluid filtrate invasion, solids invasion, perforating damage, fines migration, formation compaction, swelling clays, asphaltene/paraffin deposition, scale precipitation, emulsions, reservoir compaction, relative permeability effects, effects of stimulation treatments, etc. Therefore, it is evident that formation damage problems are caused by the nature of our activities during the cause of interactions with our wells.

The critical factor from a well completion and intervention standpoint is to limit, where possible, the creation of damage (especially severe plugging in the near wellbore area). This means, to avoid plugging of the perforations in a cased hole completion and to avoid plugging of the formation face in an open-hole completion. This workshop will educate us on how to avoid plugging and how to restore wells with plugging problems in the perforations or formation face.

Beyond taking steps to eliminate severe permeability reduction in the near wellbore area, the next step is to obtain the best communication of the wellbore with the virgin formation. Therefore, fluids selection is critical as damage to the reservoir can result in impaired production and substantial loss of revenue to the Operator. It has resulted in increased reliance on formation damage testing to select the appropriate fluid and/or clean-up technique. This workshop has been designed to cover different well stimulation techniques to achieve the best reservoir-wellbore communications.

Our discussions will be extended to remedial solutions to water shut-off, gas shut-off and scale problems in the oil and gas industry. 

Key Benefits
The advantage of attending this workshop/course includes:
  • Understanding the effect of formation damage on revenue to the operator
  • Understanding the mechanism of formation damage
  • Understanding formation lab tests and interpretation
  • Understanding the impact of skin on productivity for both vertical and horizontal wells
  • How to select the best fluid (less damaging) at every phase of the well development: drilling and completion, cementing, perforating, stimulation, gravel packing, workover, production and injection operations
  • How to diagnose formation damage problems
  • How to apply the best treatment to a sandstone and carbonate reservoir
  • How to stimulate to tight reservoir and high permeability reservoir

Who Should Attend          
The target audience for this course includes: 
  • Completion Engineer / Superintendent
  • Well Intervention Engineer / Site Leader / Site Manager
  • Production Engineer / Manager / Superintendent
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer / Superintendent / Site Manager
  • Cross-Discipline Training
  • Oil and Gas Project Evaluator
  • Oil and Gas Industry Drilling/Completion/Intervention Service Providers

For Enquiries on the Agenda and Registration, please contact: Rilla Eas, Marketing Manager
Phone: +65 6557 9183

Event Announcement: Structuring Compliant Derivative Master Class


Integrating Conventional & Shariah Concept for Structured Product Offering
14 to 15 February 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Modern Islamic finance remains in its infancy, having emerged only in the mid-1990s. Despite exceptional growth rates, Islamic finance is essentially devoid of derivatives products, in part due to doctrinal constraints and due in part to the infancy of the industry. In March of 2010, after years of effort, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) released The 2010 Tahawwut Master Agreement for the standardized effectuation of certain swaps and derivative transactions that are compliant with the principles of Islamic Shariah.

Voluntary adoption of standards in the financial sector by Muslims countries is very underdeveloped and very often national practice takes precedence over the less well-established international organizations especially in the nascent Islamic finance space. In addition, in markets such as Malaysia, they have developed local Shariah-compliant hedging techniques including profit-rate and currency swaps quite some time ago.

Come and join us for a one-of-a-kind workshop, dealing with a new standard in Shariah finance. Bootstrap your organization ability to address a new market segment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

  • UNDERSTAND the Ta’Hawwut Master Agreement concept and issues surrounding it
  • EXPLORE Islamic Derivatives Instruments under Ta’Hawwut Master Agreement
  • ANALYZE the difference between Niyya and Intention in Hedging
  • GET the Basic Principle of Shariah Compliancy right
  • CAPTURE the Big IDEA in structuring your Shariah Compliant Derivatives Product
  • EXPLORE the Development of Shariah Compliant Derivatives Instruments
Key Benefits
The Islamic financial services industry, comprising Islamic banking, Islamic insurance (takaful) and the Islamic capital market, is an area that has grown to become an increasingly substantial segment within the global financial market and has gained considerable interest as a viable and efficient alternative model of financial intermediation. Growing awareness of and demand for investing in accordance with Shariah principles on a global scale have been the catalyst towards making the Islamic financial services industry a flourishing industry. This is also a reflection of the increasing wealth and capacity of investors, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to seek and invest in new investment products that serve their needs.

Faced with intense competition and changing customer demands, Islamic banks and financial institutions today have to incorporate innovative structured products to attract and retain customers. It is becoming more crucial for industry players to develop innovative Shariah-Compliant products and marketing capabilities to achieve business profitability and manage risk.

The Course Trainer will illustrate from his own personal experience that complex product structuring and pricing is simply not enough. There is no excuse for not having full command of the documentation to the transaction which can dominate the pricing.

The course leader will show how the initial conventional derivatives were created from their basic building blocks and draw lessons for Islamic products. He is in a position to discuss the ISDA Ta’Hawwut documentation having been involved in derivative documentations since before ISDA itself was created.

This highly interactive and progressive 2-day workshop that provides you with a unique opportunity to learn and discover from a corporate, retail and investment banker who comes with wealth of secular and Islamic credentials.

Who Should Attend          
This workshop is aimed at
·         Chief Financial Officers
·         Bank Marketing and Sales Directors
·         Shariah Advisors
·         Financial Engineers and Product Structurers
·         Asset and Liability Managers
·         Compliance and Audit Manager
·         Corporate treasurers
·         Corporate Lawyers
·         Central Bank Regulators
·         National Shariah Board

Senior Managers in Financial Institutions from the following departments:
·         Treasury
·         Islamic Finance
·         Derivatives
·         Investment Banking
·         Risk & Compliance
·         Legal

For Enquiries on the Agenda and Registration, please contact: Rilla Eas, Marketing Manager
Phone: +65 6557 9183

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Event Announcement: Supply Chain Optimisation & Analysis


07 to 09 February 2012, Accra, Ghana
13 to 15 February 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa

In today’s increasingly volatile competitive environment, implementing a long-term strategy for competitive advantage has become next to impossible for organisations. This stand-alone course introduces delegates to techniques that uncover supply chain productivity inefficiencies and then create processes to build towards supply chain optimisation. Critical concepts will be analysed which can be considered in developing an effective supply chain.

Course Highlights:
  • Streamlining all your supply chain functions to collaborate for effective cost reduction
  • Demand planning & forecasting strategies and tools to gain competitive advantage in the most cost-effective way
  • Examining best practices in inventory, service and cost optimisation
  • Hands-on learning of cost reduction opportunities in distribution and warehousing
  • Improving service levels, reliability and risk mitigation with distribution network optimisation
  • Evaluating the role of transport in supply chain management for profitable growth
Key Benefits
“Supply chain and logistics optimization is neither easy nor cheap but it is the biggest opportunity for most companies to significantly reduce their cost and improve their performance. For most supply chain and logistics operations there is an opportunity to reduce cost by 10% to 40% by making better decisions.”

By attending this stand-alone 3 day’s workshop, you will learn to:
·         Benchmark against best practices on measuring supply chain performance
·         Develop efficient supply chain strategies to minimise downtime and loss of production
·         Improve lead time management
·         Optimize your inventory management and  distribution network; and minimize  hidden costs
·         Prevent excessive downtime by minimising lead time

Who Should Attend          
CEOs, CFOs and Directors and Managers of the following functions: 
• Supply Chain Management

• Logistics and Transport 
• Demand and Supply Management Planning
• Inventory and Warehousing management
• Storage
• Distribution
• Procurement

For Enquiries on the Agenda and Registration, please contact: Rilla Eas, Marketing Manager
Phone: +65 6557 9183