16 October - 18 October 2018
Le Richemond Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

Argus Global Crude 2018 - Geneva

Interactive crude price benchmarking workshop

Start End
  • 13.30
  • -
  • 14.10
  • Registration and networking
  • 14.10
  • -
  • 14.20
  • Chairman’s opening remarks Matthew Thompson - Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Argus

Session one

Start End
  • 14:20
  • -
  • 15:00
  • North Sea and US Gulf crude benchmarking – the new transatlantic arbitrage James Gooder - Vice-President, Crude, Argus
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:10
  • Questions and answers

Start End
  • 15:10
  • -
  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Session two

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 16:10
  • Middle and Far East crude benchmarking – the rise of new challenges James Gooder - Vice-President, Crude, Argus
  • 16:10
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  • 16:20
  • Questions and answers
  • 16:20
  • -
  • 16:30
  • Chairman’s closing remarks and close of the workshop Matthew Thompson - Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Argus

Conference Day 1

Start End
  • 09:00
  • -
  • 09:50
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 09:50
  • -
  • 10:00
  • Opening remarks Matthew Thompson - Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Argus

Views from the top

Start End
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 10:30
  • Global oil market dynamics for 2018-19 Ben Luckock - Co-Head of Oil Trading, Trafigura
- Geopolitical overview: Macro-economic, geopolitical outlook, Opec and other producers’ strategies, and their effect on the industry
- Who’s in control? Opec or shale oil?
  • 10:30
  • -
  • 11:00
  • Shale oil: What is the future of shale oil? Pedro Antonio Merino García - Chief Economist, Repsol
- What does the next growth wave look like?

- Where does shale oil output go next?

- Can the US shale oil phenomenon be partly replicated in other promising basins in Argentina, Russia and China?


Start End
  • 11:00
  • -
  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking

Strategic leaders' debate

Start End
  • 11:30
  • -
  • 12:30
  • The world of tomorrow

Topics to be addressed:

- Debating the market outlook

- Reflecting on recent performances

- Discussing how you are adapting to new opportunities and challenges 

 Session participants:

-James Foster, Trading Manager, BP Oil International

-S. Thangapandian, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Essar Oil UK

-Adi Imsirovic, Head, Oil Trading, Gazprom Marketing and Trading, Russia

-David Fyfe, Oil Economist

  • 12:30
  • -
  • 13:00
  • Interview topic: Looking at the world from a risk perspective – credit and political risk cover for crude buying Alessandro Liberati - Global Head of Crude Oil Trading, BB Energy Trading

 

Start End
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch, hosted by trading houses

Start End
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 15:00
  • Shale oil - the implications for the financial markets Owain Johnson - Managing Director, Energy Research and Product Development, CME Group
- The impact of shale oil on WTI
- Changing WTI specifications
- Emergence of new U.S. oil derivatives

Heads of commodity trade finance speak out

Start End
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:30
  • Interview topic: Outlook for financing, and how banks can support crude oil trading business in 2018-19

 Interviews on stage with

- Alastair Houlding, Head of Trade & Commodity Finance, ING and
- Souleïma Baddi, Chief Executive Officer, komgo 

Among the topics to be discussed include:

-What is the outlook for commodity trade finance in an age of technological innovation and in the current regulatory landscape?

-To what extent are banks embracing the next generation of trade technologies such as blockchain?

-How does the use of these technologies impact commodity trade finance and risk?

Start End
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 16:00
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

IMO 2020 regulation

Start End
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 16:30
  • IMO 2020 regulations: Opportunities and restrictions for crude producers, refiners and traders Vladimir Langhamer - Head of Trading, OMV Supply and Trading
- What are the opportunities for refiners and crude producers, and how will blending options change?
- How much flexibility do refiners have to switch crudes, and how will the restrictions continue to impact blending up to and beyond 2020? 
- What are the options for refiners, crude producers and traders following the introduction of the IMO sulphur regulation?

Start End
  • 16:30
  • -
  • 17:00
  • Champagne roundtable discussions

Chatham House Rule applies – no reporting, or attributing of quotes to participants.

Join these interactive champagne roundtables to discuss market-driven topics with peers. Do not miss this opportunity to examine a specific topics in greater depth.

 - Roundtable one: Outlook for sub-Saharan African crudes ( IE West and East Africa) 
   Leader: Ben Holt, Head of Marketing and Offtake, Tullow Oil

 - Roundtable two: Changing crude flows in the Med and the effect on refineries
   Leader:  Vladimir Langhamer, Head of Trading, OMV Supply and Trading

-  Roundtable three: Russia  Urals CFD derivative market outlook 
   
Leader:  Blaise Morris, Broker, PVM 

 


 

Start End
  • 17:00
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Close of conference day one
  • 17:45
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  • 19:45
  • Evening Networking Cocktail Reception hosted by SPIMEX
Entry strictly restricted to Argus Global Crude 2018 - Geneva conference badge holders only

Conference Day 2

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:20
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 09:20
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Opening remarks Matthew Thompson - Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Argus

Global producers' strategies

Start End
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 10:00
  • Urals Alexey Rybnikov - Chief Executive Officer, SPIMEX
- Exchange commodity trading in Russia 
- Derivatives at SPIMEX 
- Development of the contract: Urals fob Primorsk 
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 10:30
  • Nigerian crude market outlook Mele Kyari - Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria
- Forecast for crude production and exports for 2018 and beyond
- Potential expansion of markets for Nigeria’s crude
- What are the main challenges exporting to these new markets?
  • 10:30
  • -
  • 11:00
  • Morning coffee and networking

Demand from the Asia-Pacific region

Start End
  • 11:30
  • -
  • 12:00
  • Indian demand for crude Manu Sehgal - Vice-President - Strategy and Feedstock Supply Group, HPCL-Mittal Energy, India
- How is India securing its crude supplies?
- Shape of India’s crude demand over the next few years
- Will Indian refining capacity continue to expand?

Start End
  • 12:00
  • -
  • 12:15
  • Chairman's remarks

Start End
  • 12:15
  • -
  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch & close of Argus Global Crude 2018 – Geneva