The crude oil market has witnessed some of the highest volatility in living memory, casting a spotlight on the value of different benchmarks and the quality definitions and yield of crude that is delivered into them.

The major global oil benchmarks, Brent, WTI and Dubai/Oman – must evolve to reflect the physical realities of the crude markets, both in terms of comparative crudes and also in terms of refining economics.

The Crude Workshop – Update on Key Benchmarks: Brent and Dubai – at APPEC will provide key updates on these benchmarks and help you gain an understanding of the states of global and regional crude markets.

Register now.

Note: Registration closes at 5pm SGT on 22 September.

    If you are an APPEC delegate, you will gain automatic access to this workshop. You do not have to register for it separately. Workshop details will be sent to your inbox nearer the event date. 

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes




Opening remarks

Calvin Lee, Head of Asia Content, S&P Global Platts


Dated Brent: Ensuring robustness in the next decade and beyond

Joel Hanley, Editorial Director, European & African Oil, S&P Global Platts


40 Years of Platts Dubai: Current Challenges & Future Opportunities

Gurdeep Singh, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts


Panel: Crude Markets in Flux: Oil’s Response to the Challenges of COVID-19 and a Low-Carbon Future

Kang Wu, Head of Macro, Demand and Asia Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Frank Zeng, Asia Oil Markets Engagement Manager, S&P Global Platts

Dan Colover, Market Engagement Manager, Middle East, S&P Global Platts


Calvin Lee, Head of Asia Content, S&P Global Platts


Introduction to Platts Dimensions Pro

Hugh Ong, Director, Client Service, APAC, S&P Global Platts


End of workshop



Calvin Lee (Resized).jpg Calvin Lee
Head of Asia Content, S&P Global Platts

Calvin is Head of Asia Content for S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global and the leading global provider of information and benchmarks for the energy and commodity markets. Based on Singapore, Calvin assumed the role to direct Platts markets coverage and content strategy, advance Analytics and insights in Asia and the Middle East in October 2020.

Prior to this, Calvin was Editorial Director of Asia and Middle East Oil Markets.

Calvin joined Platts in October 2005 and was promoted to Managing Editor four years later. In October 2010, Calvin began to serve as Senior Writer, China, responsible for overseeing Platts' coverage of all energy news across the China market.

In February 2012, Calvin took a leadership role to lead and coordinate the execution of Asian methodogy changes and introduction of new price assessments in Asia.

In June 2015, Calvin re-joined the oil team as Associate Editorial Director, Asia & Middle East oil markets, managing the crude, fuel oil, bunker and Platts Forward Curve markets coverage. He was promoted to Editorial Director in February 2016.

Calvin holds a degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore and a master's degree in international business from Australia's Curtin University.

Dan Colover 350x 350.png Daniel Colover
Market Engagement Manager, Middle East, S&P Global Platts

Daniel is the market engagement manager for the Middle East and has been based in Dubai since November 2018.

Since joining S&P Global Platts in 2008 in London, Daniel has been responsible for some of the company’s major crude oil price assessments, including Dated Brent. He also covered a variety of refined products assessed out of London.

In 2012 he moved to Singapore and became Managing Editor of the Asia crude team in 2013. In 2014 he was appointed Associate Editorial Director for Strategic Oil Markets Development where he led efforts in Asia and the Middle East to engage the oil community about S&P Global Platts price assessment methodology, provided insight on market developments and trends, and gathered feedback about the value that Platts provides. From 2016 until his recent move to Dubai he was manager of the crude and residual fuel market pricing and reporting teams in Singapore.

Daniel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Political studies from the University of Sheffield.

Frank Zeng-resized.jpg Frank Zeng
Editorial Lead, Asia Oil Market Engagement, S&P Global Platts

Frank is currently Editorial Lead, Asia Oil Market Engagement at S&P Global Platts, and was previously Senior Editor, Asian Petrochemical markets at Platts before his current role. He graduated with a Master of Science in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment from University College London in 2016. Frank previously worked on energy policy at Prime Minister’s Office Singapore, and has six years of experience in policy formulation, consulting and price assessments in energy and commodities

Gurdeep Singh_resized.jpg Gurdeep Singh
Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts

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Hugh Ong
Director, Client Service, APAC, S&P Global Platts

Hugh Ong is the Director of Client Service, responsible for building and leading a team across Asia Pacific that creates best-in-class customer experience from the use of Platts services. From an individual contributor to team leader, and to regional director, Hugh has over 14 years of Client Service experience in Energy Commodities. Prior to that, Hugh spent 7 years in the Internet Technology industry in various client facing roles including presale, technology design and solution delivery for enterprise security and infrastructure solutions.

Hugh holds a degree in Computing and Information Systems from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Joel Hanley 350x350.jpg Joel Hanley
Editorial Director, European & African Oil, S&P Global Platts

Joel Hanley is Senior Director, European and African Oil, responsible for Platts’ oil price assessments and market reporting in the region, including several benchmarks such as Dated Brent. Joel joined Platts in 2002, reporting on the crude oil markets of the North Sea, West Africa, Russia and the Middle East. Prior to his work at Platts, Joel wrote for Energy Risk magazine where he covered risk management and energy market deregulation. He also launched Oil & Gas Technology magazine for the Chinese market. Joel holds a degree in Russian and Information Technology from The University of Exeter.

Kang Wu (resized).jpg Kang Wu
Head of Macro, Demand and Asia Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Kang Wu has over 25 years of energy analytics, consulting and research experience. He conducts studies of energy policies, security, demand, supply, and trade with special emphases on oil, gas, coal, petrochemicals, biofuels and other commodities. Kang is part of the S&P Global Platts Analytics leadership team and is responsible for global demand, macro, commodity risk solutions and Asia analytics. Prior to joining S&P Global Platts, he was the Director of Program on Markets and Industrial Development and a senior research fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Saudi Arabia.

In 2003, Kang testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on the impact of China’s energy sector and market developments on the rest of the world. Kang is the author and co-author of numerous analytics and project reports, research papers, journal articles, books, book chapters and other publications.


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