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Argus LNG Value Chain Training: Market Dynamics, Procurement and Contract Management

Training Overview

The Argus LNG Value Chain Training will provide attendees with an exclusive and intimate closed door setting to discuss procurement and contract strategies. Attendees will be exposed to the key technical and economic factors that underpin the LNG value chain. Market dynamics, long-term industry trends and the role of governments and regulators will also be covered. By the end of the course, attendees will have the chance to prepare an LNG procurement plan during the practical sessions.

Target Audience

This programme is designed for, LNG industry professionals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Attendees include CEOs, Directors, Vice Presidents and Senior Managers across as range of functions such as purchasing, procurement, business strategy, legal, sales, business and market development, logistics finance and product management.

Key take away

  • An appreciation of the implication of the physical properties of natural gas on the LNG value chain.
  • Exposure to issues affecting the development of natural gas supplies and demand.
  • An insight into risk exposure and mitigation strategies.
  • Perspective on sales options and related commercial arrangements including the growing role of ‘traders’.
  • An understanding of the investors’ viewpoint, the operators, the customers and the governments towards LNG projects.


Our experts have over 30 years of experience in the O&G industry. To know more about our experts and their qualifications, click here.

Pat DarriganSteven Wong

Seats are limited to ensure a quality training, register early to reserve your seat and enjoy the early bird promotion.

Training dates: 11 - 13 December 2017, Singapore
Early bird promotion ends on 19th September 2017 

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Day 1
The LNG value chain: Market dynamics

Session 1
  • Overview of LNG business 
  • Role of gas/LNG in global energy 
  • Supply and demand forecasts 
  • Characteristics of natural gas and LNG 
Session 2 
  • Exploration and production of natural gas 
  • Natural gas liquefaction include floating FLNG 
  • Storage and loading 
  • LNG shipping
Session 3 & 4 
  • LNG regasification terminals include floating storage and regasification units FSRU
  • An integrated LNG project 

Day 2
The LNG value chain: Marketing, procurement strategies and contract management
Session 5 
  • LNG marketing and trading 
  • Business case for utilisation of natural gas 
  • Cost consideration for import facilities 
  • Gas and LNG department – (HR perspective)
Session 6 
  • Procurement strategies 
  • Long- term sales purchase agreements (SPAs) vs master sales purchase agreements (MSPs)
  • Key terms and conditions 
  • Pricing terms
Session 7 
  • Market intelligence 
  • Contract strategy 
  • Contract management

Day 3
The LNG value chain: Practical Session Studies 
Session 8: Development of a procurement plan for LNG as fuel for power generation approach 
  • Market assessment – leading to preparedness to import 
  • Procurement plan presentation
Session 9: TBC

Pat Darrigan

Pat Darrigan

Senior Associate Consultant, Argus Consulting Services, Asia Pacific

Pat is a well-known consultant with over 35 years of experience in oil and gas industry strengthened by initial technical roles which focus included oil development and LNG value chain – liquefaction, shipping and regasification terminals. In the past, he has been fully responsible for LNG SPAs, domestic gas GSAs, commercial contribution and advice to Gorgon Bi-Lateral Advance Pricing agreement (BAPA) project with Australian and Singapore tax authorities. He previously worked as a senior commercial manager for SHELL and ExxonMobil.

Steven Wong

Steven Wong

Senior Associate Consultant, Argus Consulting Services, Asia Pacific

Steven has over 30 year of experience in the oil and gas industry. He developed financial modelling of petrochemical plants, power plants; re-gas facilities and North West Shelf and Gorgon production profiling. He identified the potential of the gas market to support the Changbei Gas Project in Shaanxi and West to East Phase One Pipeline Project. From these two projects he gained insights into dealing with China National Development Reform Commission and PetroChina.

Registration Fees

Registration Pricing
Registration Fee
USD 3,500

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Please note:

  • Group discounts are available. Contact us for more details.
  • Travel, accommodation and visa costs are not included in the conference fee.
  • A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies for Singapore venue. Alternatively, registration fees are subject to the prevailing government tax.

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Asia-Pacific and Middle East Bitumen 2017 conference is to provide participants with a high-level update on the global bitumen market. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated. 

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

To register a seat or to find out more information, please contact:

Samson Yeo
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