Revolutionising Asia and Indonesia’s gas market

Monday 1 February 2016, Singapore: Regional and international energy players to set tone and address investment and infrastructure development opportunities across Asia and Indonesia’s gas markets Indonesia’s first mini liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, Tanjung Benoa Terminal, heralds the start of Indonesia’s efforts to increase gas consumption and investment in its gas infrastructure.

The terminal is expecting a cargo delivery on 1 March, and will come online a week earlier for commissioning purposes. It echoes sentiments expressed by both Andri Hadi, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Singapore as well as IGN Wiratmaja Puja, Director General of Oil and Gas for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), during the Spotlight on Indonesia session at Gastech in Singapore last October.

Due to space constraints, the terminal utilises FRSU (Floating Regasification and Storage Units) solutions rather than traditional land based facilities. This makes it an ideal pilot project for Indonesia to consider how it can utilise similar time and cost effective solutions in other locations to supply its archipelago.

“Indonesia is facing huge challenges converting an export oriented gas industry into one that services increasing domestic energy consumption” comments AG&P’s Director - Advanced Modular Infrastructure, Derek Thomas, “Geographic complications of delivering energy to a widely distributed population will require new and innovative thinking combining cost effective technologies.”

Mr Thomas is just one of 40 international experts and industry players who will address the future of Indonesia’s gas market at the Gas Indonesia Summit & Exhibition (GIS) in Jakarta this March. The GIS, officially supported by the ESDM and powered by Gastech, will provide a central platform for 300 Indonesian and international players, particularly those with strategic interest in developing and investing in the region’s gas and LNG markets.

The 2 day commercial and technical conference has been developed with the help of Indonesian gas market leaders such as - Pertamina, PLN, Shell, Total, JGC, SMBC, Black & Veatch, E.ON, PT Humpuss, PwC, IIF, GE Oil & Gas, AG&P, GTT and Herbert Smith to address the current and future market condition of Indonesia. Since its launch at Gastech, the event has received a high level of interest and support from the Asian and international energy community, and 40 speakers are expected to speak at the event.

Speaking ahead of the event, David Morris, Advisory Committee member and Lead LNG Originator, Asia, E.ON Global Commodities SE said, “As a company we see Indonesia as one of the bright spots for future LNG demand in South East Asia and that is why I chose to help out on the Advisory Committee. I am looking forward to the Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition to learn more about what is happening in both the upstream and downstream sectors as well as to hear from those that will influence the country’s future growth”

The Keynote Address delivered by Yuki Sadamitsu Director Petroleum and Natural Gas Division - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on the morning of the conference’s opening plenary, will kick off the outlook for Indonesia’s energy industry. Dialogue is expected between the likes of Rudolf Doloksaribu – General Manager LNG Sales, Pertamina, Sampe Purba, Vice President, Gas Commercialisation, SKK Migas, David J. Santley Sr. Petroleum Specialist, Energy & Extractives, World Bank Group, Andrew Seck Regional Head of LNG, Asia, E.ON Global Commodities SE, Nobuhisa Kobayashi Managing Director - Tokyo Gas Asia Pte Ltd, among some.

Day two of the conference will focus on commercial sessions in the morning and will finish with technical sessions after lunch. Speakers in each stream will focus on tackling the process, structure and solutions in their respective fields of expertise. Notable commercial specialists and technical experts include

  • Chairani Rachmatullah, Head of Oil and Gas Division, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN)

  • Salis S Aprilian, President Director and Chief Executive Officer, PT Badak NGL

  • Dr. RHO, Yong-Woo, Head of Facility Research Center, R&D Division, KOGAS

  • Takashi Nakao, Chief Representative, Jakarta Representative office, TOKYO GAS CO., LTD.

  • Jens Tronskar, Vice President, DNV GL

  • Rochman Goswami, Managing Director – Asia, Oil & Gas,Black & Veatch

  • Colin Choong, Gas Processing Licensing Technical Manager, Projects & Technology, Shell Global Solutions

  • Robby Denton, Senior Process Consultant, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co.

Other features include a commercial workshop led by Ashurst, a technical workshop, and a free-to-attend exhibition featuring exhibitors such as Wärtsilä, Gas Natural SDG SA, PT Anglo Euro Energi Indonesia and more.

The GIS will take place from 15 to 17 March at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. For more information please visit www.gasindosummit.com.

About GIS: The Gas Indonesia Summit & Exhibition (GIS), as part of Gastech portfolio of events will be launched in Jakarta, Indonesia on 15th – 17th March 2016. GIS will provide a central platform for key Indonesian and international players with strategic interest in the region’s gas and LNG market to learn from senior industry leaders on the milestone of future trade and developments. GIS programme has been developed around the theme “Revolutionising the Indonesian Gas Market” with a panel of market leaders. The conference aims to attract 300 mid-senior energy leaders and 1,500 global visitors over the 2-days exhibition.

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