Connecting the upstream and trading communities

As the oil community comes to terms with the past year, the industry faces a long and bumpy road ahead. What lies in store for the markets as the world emerges from a severe economic downturn as a result of the global pandemic, how do we expect the markets to rebound, and where does the energy transition fit into all of this?

Join us to better understand how upstream markets are adapting in this time of great uncertainty.  

Key areas of focus:

- Understand what the key market drivers are for 2021 – explore the geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape; Biden’s first 5 months in presidency, latest OPEC negotiations, and how economic recovery is looking globally

- Explore the current supply landscape; including how market dynamics have shifted amongst all of the chaos

- Gain insights onto the latest demand recovery outlook – including how the downstream industry has coped and adapted in light of recent events.

- Hear perspectives on what might be in store for the industry in the long term, including financing the industry in light of ESG and capex reductions.
 

Agenda

This is a content led virtual event bringing together speakers from around the Global petroleum sector.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Session 1: Macroeconomics, geopolitics and what it means for oil markets
  • 11.10 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Risk management in volatile times  
  • 11.30 AM LEADERS PANEL: Global oil market fundamentals: key market drivers in 2021 • Examining economic recovery: how is this differing around the world?
    • Assessing Biden’s first 5 months: how has this impacted trade relations?
    • Market management: OPEC+ in 2021, and interaction with non-members
    • Sustainability and changing business models to support macroeconomic growth
Session 2: Exploring the global supply outlook for crude markets
  • 12:10 PM US crude supply outlook • How will Biden impact the US supply landscape?
    • As sustainable transport gains momentum, what will that mean for demand forecasts?
    • Comparing and contrasting Shale and OPEC supply
    • The energy transition & US oil
  • 12:50 PM Middle East supply outlook from an NOC perspective • Supply and demand forecast in 2021
    • What can we expect from OPEC for the rest of the year?
    •Where does the energy transition leave NOCs?
  • 1:45 PM LEADERS PANEL: Crude supply outlook: making sense of volatility • The shifting dynamics of crude supply over the past year
    • How have trade flows evolved as a result of covid-19
    • Where are growth opportunities for oil?
Session 3: Global demand developments and trends
  • 2:25 PM Chinese oil demand recovery outlook • China’s road to demand recovery
    • Overview of China’s energy demands in 2021
    • Import of oil products: developments and trends
  • 2:50 PM LEADERS PANEL: Global demand outlook post pandemic • How have refineries adapted to demand losses as a result of covid-19?
    • How will the Middle East’s downstream expansion plans redirect the oil product trade flows globally?
    • The future of mobility in wake of changing consumer working patterns, SAF, EV, and combustion engine bans: what does this mean for downstream markets?
    •What will the downstream industry look like in 10 years?
  • 3:30PM Q&A with our speakers
Wedsnesday, June 16, 2021
Session 4: Spotlight on shipping and storage markets
  • 11:00 AM LEADERS PANEL: Exploring the state of play for shipping • An overview of current freight levels
    • What are the key supply and demand factors behind freight levels?
    • Upcoming regulations and how this will impact the industry
  • 11:40 AM LEADERS PANEL: A focus on oil storage markets • Oil storage: the year in review
    • How is the storage industry looking at the development of developing trade flows for products such as biofuels, hydrogen and petrochemicals?
Session 5: Pricing and benchmarks
  • 12:50 PM Examining current trends in crude pricing • What are the current price drivers?
    • What can we expect for the next 6 months? <
  • 1:15PM The future of benchmarks
Session 6: Long term energy outlook
  • 1:40 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Long-term global energy outlook
  • 2:05 PM Risk management optimization through digital transformation
  • 2:30 PM LEADERS PANEL: The future of investment in oil • What does the future of financing the industry look like post-pandemic?
    • Capex cuts: further reductions anticipated?
    • Portfolio diversification among investors: implications for big oil
    • ESG trends and impact on investment
  • 3:10PM Q&A with our speakers



Speakers

Chris_Parry180x180.png Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE
Former Director General UK,  Ministry of Defence

 


Jeff_Currie180x180.jpg Jeff Currie
Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs

 


helima_croft_180x180.png Helima Croft
Global Head of Commodity Strategy,  RBC Capital Markets



Michael_Dennison180x180.png Michael Dennison
Group Political Advisor,  bp



Jared_Pearl_180x180.jpg Jared Pearl
Chief Commercial Officer, VTTI B.V.



hari_dattatreya_180x180.png Hari Dattatreya
Global Oil Director, Vopak



Ashim_Paun180x180.png Ashim Paun
Global Co-Head of ESG Research, Climate Change Strategist, HSBC

Ashim Paun is Global Co-Head of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) research and a Climate Change Strategist, based in London. Before joining HSBC in 2014, he was the lead analyst on environmental catalysts for an asset manager. His earlier financial services roles include working for a corporate governance consultancy and trading merger arbitrage opportunities for a US hedge fund. Ashim started his career as a research assistant for the UK Parliament, and later worked for a conservation-focused NGO. He studied at the LSE, Manchester, Sussex and Cambridge Universities, and is a CAIA charterholder


Bosoni_Toril_180x180.png Toril Bosoni
Head of Oil Market Division,  IEA



 Dr Zhen Wang
President, Energy Economics Institute,  CNOOC

 


Alturki-Fahad180x180.png Dr Fahad Alturki
VP Research,  KAPSARC



Molly_Morris_180x180.png Molly Morris
Senior Vice President, Crude, Products and Liquids,  Equinor

 


 Yu Jiao
Vice President, Economic and Development Research Institute,  SINOPEC

 


vladimir_langhamer180x180.png Vladimir Langhamer
Managing Director  OMV Supply & Trading



Merino-Garcia-Pedro-Antonio180x180.png Pedro Antonio Merino Garcia
Chief Economist,  Repsol

 


thorsten_lange_180x180.jpg Thorsten Lange
EVP Renewable Aviation, Neste

 


Chris Midgley (resized).jpg Chris Midgley
Head of Global Analytics,  S&P Global Platts

 


Vera_Blei_180x180.png Vera Blei
Global Director, Oil and LNG Markets,  S&P Global Platts

As Global Director, Oil and LNG Markets, Vera is responsible for crude oil and refined product price assessments and oil market reporting around the world at S&P Global Platts. Prior to that, Vera was Content Director – Metals at Platts, responsible for ferrous and non-ferrous metals pricing and news globally. Previously, Vera launched a real-time steel news and price assessment service and was named Steel Journalist of the Year 2016 by the World Steel Association. For over 20 years, Vera has worked in pricing, news, marketing and business development roles across a large portfolio of commodity markets (crude oil, refined products, gas, LNG, coal, power, emissions, ferrous and non-ferrous metals) for organizations including Platts, Gas Strategies and NYMEX. Vera has worked as a freelance journalist in Germany, the UK and Russia.


{47929b6f-726c-4558-894b-250f76d61a7d}_Andrew-Scorer-lg.jpg Andrew Scorer
Freight Analytics Lead, S&P Global Platts

Andrew is passionate about the maritime industry and focused on the development of freight rate forecasts and capturing volatile patterns and trends of freight rates, trade flows and market dynamics. With a solid background in shipping, Andrew has worked in yacht, Royal Navy and shipbroking. Andrew has a wife and two daughters and loves to escape into nature on his mountain bike or trail shoes. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.


Peter_Norfolk180x180.png Peter Norfolk
Editorial Director, Global Shipping & Freight, S&P Global Platts

Peter leads the global Platts shipping team, which covers news and pricing across all the main commercial shipping sectors. Peter joined Platts in 2013 having served in a variety of roles providing research and reporting on freight markets since 1998. Prior to joining Platts, Peter was Research Director for Freight Investor Services between 2010 and 2013, where he was responsible for providing market intelligence for FIS's clients and its brokers. Peter covered dry bulk markets as a Director at SSY Consultancy & Research from 2002 to 2010, and covered freight markets for Informa Maritime & Transport and Baltic Publishing in 1998-2002. Peter has a degree in English Language & Literature from Christ Church, at the University of Oxford.





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