By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.


In Japan? You can go to Argus Japan

View all Argus events
Argus Latin America LNG Summit

  Register now 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
13:00 -14:00 Workshop Registration Opens
14:00  - 17:00 Workshop: Global Scenarios and Opportunities for the Brazilian Industry

What are the requirements of LNG for power in Brazil vis a vis LNG supply characteristics and contracts?

Ieda Gomes, Director, Energix Strategy Ltd
Sylvie D’Apote, Managing Partner, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados

16:00 - 17:00 General Registration Opens
17:00 - 19:00 Opening Cocktail Reception
Network with senior-level traders and marketers at this must-attend evening cocktail!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
07:30 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote Session: Global Market Outlook for Gas and LNG

Marc Ruehs, Senior Account Manager - Latin America, Shell

09:30 - 10:45

Session 1: LNG Around the World

An analysis of trends in the global LNG industry, including the impact of shale gas and other factors.

  • LNG market outlook: How long will the current oversupplied market continue and what will it take to change it?  Are the early 2020s the best estimate for when demand will pick up? What markets are likely to have the strongest demand in the coming years? Will demand continue to be lackluster in traditional Asian markets? What is the impact of nuclear power outlook in Japan and Korea? How will pipeline gas projects impact the LNG market?
  • North America LNG export projects: How many projects will make an FID? Which are the most likely to materialize in the expected “second wave” of US LNG projects? Are US initiatives the cheapest and the best positioned in the continually changing market? How much LNG is being built in the US and how quickly will it come online? Will the introduction of Henry Hub-linked LNG change global dynamics? How do Canadian projects differ from the US ones?
  • Falling oil prices and LNG: How important are oil prices to the LNG market? How does the global LNG market interact with local pipeline gas markets? What do regional gas market fundamentals mean to global LNG prices? Will US LNG kick-start an Atlantic basin spot market?

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas, Coal and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, Magnolia LNG
Matthew Monteverde,
VP Commodity Markets, Argus Media

10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break and Morning Refreshments
11:15 - 12:15

Session 2: The Future of LNG 

What role will LNG play in Latin America's future fuel energy mix?

  • Meeting Latin America’s energy demand in a sustainable way: why could LNG be vital to Latin America’s energy mix.
  • Technology: An overview on the floating regas technology and what value innovation brings to the LNG containment systems and smart onboard monitoring tools. Can new technology unlock stranded reserves or offer importers new routes to market? What are the new opportunities in the market?

Matheus Amorim, Senior VP Business Development, Engie
Philippe Berterottière, CEO, GTT

12:15 - 13:15

Session 3: Exports Panel Discussion 

An interactive discussion with representatives of key producing regions on LNG markets and Latin America’s place in the global outlook. 

Which new projects remain viable in the current pricing scenario? Are small-scale and floating LNG projects still a viable approach to sustain global supply? What will be the impact of a prolonged break in new project investments? Does Asia-Pacific liquefaction capacity have a role to play in supplying Latin America? Will we see a race to monetize gas reserves? How much US LNG might come to Latin America?

Anas Pradipta,  Senior LNG & LPG Analyst, SKK Migas (Indonesia)
TBDNigeria LNG (Nigeria)
David Small, Senator,  Parliament of Trinidad e Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago)
Edgard Ramirez, General Manager LNG,  Latin America Energy (Peru)
Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, Magnolia LNG (US)
Ajay Batra
, Sr Vice President, Redwood Markets LLC 

13:15 - 15:15


15:15 - 17:00


Session 4: Brazil

Lower prices, major changes in gas regulations and the current political scenario have changed the way Brazil must do business. An overview on what is yet to come.

  • Petrobras: How will the presence of new players in LNG regasification capacity impact the future of LNG in Brazil?
  • Government input: Brasilia wants to adjust requirements for gas-based projects to participate in government-sponsored power auctions. A challenging requirement for project developers to sign long-term gas supply contracts for the duration of power purchase agreements (PPAs) is under review. What are the expectations concerning domestic production and how will that impact LNG imports?
  • Regulatory framework: What are the incentives that ANP will use to keep foreign investors attracted to the Brazilian natural gas market? What are the new power-auction regulations?
  • Opportunities for new players in Brazil: How are new market participants adapting to the low-price LNG market environment?

Alvaro Tupiassu, Natural Gas and LNG Trading - General Manager, Petrobras
Giovani Machado
, Superintendent, EPE
Melissa Mathias
, Regulatory Expert, ANP
Eduardo Maranhão, CEO, CELSE

 17:00 - 19:00
 Evening Reception


Friday, March 17, 2017
07:30 - 09:00  Registration and Breakfast 
09:00 - 10:00 Session 5: Imports Panel Discussion

An interactive discussion with representatives of key importing countries/regions about future demand and how Latin America might have an impact on them. 

Chikako Ishiguro, Senior Analyst, Osaka Gas (Japan)
Sylvie D’Apote, Consultant, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados (Brazil and Argentina)

10:00 - 11:15

Session 6: Exploring the Major Markets of Spanish-Speaking Latin America

An analysis of the latest LNG supply, demand, regulation and investment developments elsewhere in the region?

  •  Buyers and sellers: Trinidad and Tobago, Chile and Peru will present and discuss their supply-demand balance, investments and projects that are important in the region. Will emerging LNG markets be able to compete with traditional markets for new supplies?

David SmallSenator, Trinidad & Tobago
Edgard Ramirez, General Manager LNG, Latin America Energy (Peru)

11:15 - 11:45

Networking Break and Morning Refreshments

11:45 - 12:45

Session 7: Contracts and New Developments

  • New importing players and contracting strategy: What challenges have new players had to face? What are the dynamics of emerging consumers and how does that compare to the needs of traditional buyers? How has the emergence of new consumers impacted LNG trading flows? What are the latest changes in business models? Have lower oil prices and weaker LNG demand changed the way long-term contracts are negotiated?
  • Structuring a successful LNG-to-power project: What does it take to structure a successful and financeable LNG-to-power project?  What trade-offs are required between the LNG supplier, power producer and power purchasers?  What types of solutions are necessary to obtain project financing under the current lending environment?
  • Shipping: How will the new builds impact freight rates? What are the opportunities for LNG shipbuilding?

Hal Miller, Chairman, Galway Group
David Jetter, Partner, Baker Botts
Gonzalo de Arteaga, Senior Gas Shipping Analyst, Fearnleys

 *Program subject to change

Over 250 LNG professionals from across the globe shared their thoughts on the future of Latin American LNG. 

Argus Latin America LNG Infographic

 Download the infographic

Argus Latin America LNG Summit brochure


Baker Botts

Shell 100

GTT North America

Institutional support ABEGAS
AmCham Brasil




Brasil Energia

Global LNG Hub

TN petroleo