At the beginning of 2020, the LNG business was looking forward to another year of expansion after a successful 2019 during which production increased by 42.5 mt and final investment decisions (FIDs) were taken on 71 mtpa of liquefaction capacity. COVID-19 has radically changed those expectations. LNG production continued to increase rapidly in the first quarter of 2020 as output from LNG trains that started up in 2019 built up to full capacity. However, demand weakened in the second quarter as lockdowns in many LNG importing countries to control the spread of COVID-19 slowed economic activity.
Increased supply and declining demand have led to an over-supplied market, with spot prices for LNG falling to levels not seen before in the second quarter and the cancellation of US LNG cargoes. However, prices began to recover during the third quarter with demand expected to strengthen in the winter months. The construction of new liquefaction trains has been delayed and final investment decisions (FIDs) on new capacity have been deferred. However, the long-term outlook for LNG remains robust as lower prices increase the competitivity of natural gas with coal and oil in the power generation and industrial sectors.
The online course will, over 6 sessions, provide an overview of the LNG business in 2021 with a commercial focus but technical and shipping will also be covered. It will consider the outlook for the business over the period to 2035 in terms of markets, sources of supply, pricing and trading. It is designed for newcomers to LNG and those who want to refresh their knowledge or have experience in one part of the business or one region and want to widen their knowledge.
1. Introduction of the LNG value chain in 2021
2. Safety, shipping and current status of the LNG business
3. LNG markets and terminals
4. LNG supply
5. LNG pricing and contracting
6. LNG spot and short-term trading
Benefits of Attending
• Understand LNG chain technologies, costs, economics and safety
• Appreciate how the LNG business is changing and the implications for those working in the business
• Gain insights into LNG pricing and how it is evolving
• Acquire in depth knowledge of world LNG markets and supply sources
• Assess the increasing role of spot and short-term trading
“Excellent overview of the LNG industry end-to-end. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn about the industry.”
- Senior Business Analyst, MURPHY EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
“Very good! Just what I was looking for as I prepare to move to an LNG role.”
- Contract Specialist, WOODSIDE ENERGY
“Good, interesting and useful for my place of work. Taking into account an LNG plant that is being built in my country.”
- Legal Department Manager, MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM
Live Online Course - How It Works
The structure of our virtual learning program is designed to keep the same levels of engagement and networking as our on-site public courses. Course content is delivered through our easy-to-use online learning platform and is supplemented by case studies and practical exercises.
Like our classroom-based public courses, you will have live interaction with our course facilitators and other participants. Our live online courses are led by our experienced instructors, who will provide you with easily digestible content, using knowledge learned from many years in the industry, during scheduled times. Delegates will receive copies of the course materials electronically.
This course is scheduled to take place over 6 live online sessions using virtual learning technology.
To register/enquire, please contact:
Infocus International Group
Tel: +65 6325 0215