The Essentials of Natural Gas / LNG

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If you have never worked with Natural Gas or LNG before, this workshop will give you a running start in a few days. I will not allow that you feel intimidated by Natural Gas or LNG again.

LNG has been through stormy times but as it is with every time of change, the business opens up to new business models, new ideas and new people. The LNG becomes more “NORMAL” so to say.

Normal or not, change brings a lot of complexities. And the only way to deal with complexity is understanding the fundamentals. And that’s what you are going to get in this workshop.

This unique interactive training course:

  • Addresses the key skills required to succeed in the modern LNG industry;
  • Explains the processes, drivers and terminology relevant to the industry;
  • Enables you to understand the asset commercialization issues unique to the sector;
  • Identifies the risk and opportunity exposures of different stakeholders;
  • Reveals new global resource trends, supply chains and environmental constraints;
  • Establishes key performance indicators in the industry;
  • Highlights best practices in managing the LNG industry’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats;

Each module takes 2 hours to complete. Modules can be rearranged and stacks can be adapted according to individual requirements in case of in-house training.

All modules without further denomination are lecture modules. General information on modules can be found on the modules page.

I work with your company to structure effective training programs, either using an existing course or tailoring a course to your specific needs. I will:

  • Evaluate your specific requirements
  • Design a tailored solution
  • Plan the delivery
  • Implement the approved solution
  • Report on the course and propose follow-up

Read more on in-house courses and coaching.

My courses are suitable for anyone who desires to get a quick, yet deep and structured instruction in LNG matters. All 3 courses are designed to cover a wide range of potential commercial situations from big, base load LNG to small scale and LNG as a fuel developments.

With the 3 duration modes, I also provide for those who just want to get a good but ultimately quick primer on LNG matters down to those wishing to get cracking on very nuanced and detailed issued.

Depending on what department or team structure you work in you might be interested in one or the other course type. All 3 basic course type respond to requirements in the below-mentioned players and beyond.

Targeted industries:

  • Government Bodies & Regulatory Bodies
  • National and International Oil Corporations
  • Exploration & Production Companies
  • Energy Consulting Firms
  • Power Generations Company / Utilities Companies
  • Consultants, Research Firms, Law Firms and Academics
  • Venture Capitalist in LNG, Gas Infrastructure Development Banks
  • Logistics, Transportation & Infrastructure Companies
  • Service Companies
  • Gas Supplier
  • Utilities
  • Truck/Bus Fleet Operators
  • LNG/Gas Retrofit companies
  • Bunkering companies
  • Traders that get in touch with energy sometimes

The LNG world has changed more in the last 5 years than in the 45 years before that. LNG was an exotic solution for getting stranded gas to paying markets in Europe, Asia and to a limited extent to North America in the past Now it has become THE clean energy flexibility option for the planet. New LNG players spring up every year bringing fresh blood into the petrified LNG world.

Continents such as Latin America and Africa that have never seen LNG imports suddenly appear on the map, floating solutions abound, mid-scale and small-scale LNG became important industries in their own right and LNG as a fuel for vehicles as well as bunkering start to make a serious impact.

At the same time, crazy project prices, tumbling oil prices, the impact of shale and Russian pipeline politics require creative thoughts in order to save your project or to salvage what can be.

The journey is still far, but this time of heightened uncertainty also carries the seeds of untold riches and boundless opportunities.

Still, LNG is not for the fainthearted and as Thomas Jefferson candidly observed in the adolescent years of the United States, luck smiles to those who work hard and are prepared.

The road to success is littered with broken dreams. They are the dreams of all those that thought they will succeed by doing what has been done before. Those afraid often take the past as their most important yardstick, and they are wrong.

I will give you a hard dose of fundamentals and I will deliver them straight in your face. Once you understand the underlying fabric of the LNG world, I will show you where you have to bend the rules (or break them) in order to adapt to new challenges and respond to opportunities as they arise.

I will push you over the cliff and teach you how to grow wings while you fall. Because I cannot predict the winds – but I can teach you how to be better at setting sails.

I have led more than 100 industry courses and workshops, the vast majority in-house and on LNG plus Business Development in Africa and the Middle East.

I am a well known figure in the LNG world through my loud and incisive opinions and social media presence – most famously the “PitBull of LNG” blog which was integrated into the Methanist website in 2019 which is a pro-methane energy and environment feature advancing the debate on clean energy solutions.

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  • 3 Modules
    6 hours
    1 day
  • $ 380
  • 12 Modules
    24 hours
    3 days
  • $ 2,700
  • 20 Modules
    40 hours
    5 days
  • $ 3,900

* Price per participant

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Upcoming Courses

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  • Day 1

    1. Introduction, Technology & Shipping
    2. Economics, Market & Pricing
    3. Contracts & New Developments

    Day 1 – Introduction into LNG

    1. Properties & Use of LNG
    2. History of LNG
    3. LNG Technologies
    4. LNG Vessels

    Day 2 – Economics & Contracts of LNG

    1. LNG Economics
    2. The LNG SPA
    3. Capacity Agreements
    4. Contract Walkthrough SPA & TUA (Exercise)

    Day 3 – The Pricing & Future of LNG

    1. LNG Pricing
    2. Developing a Pricing Formula (Exercise)
    3. New Developments in LNG
    4. New challenges in LNG (Discussion)

    Day 1 – Introduction into LNG

    1. Properties & Use of LNG
    2. History & Regasification of LNG
    3. LNG Technologies
    4. LNG on the water & Transport

    Day 2 – Economics of LNG

    1. LNG Markets & Economics
    2. The Economics of the supply chain
    3. LNG Business Models & SWOT
    4. Risk & Finance

    Day 3 – Contracts

    1. The SPA & Upstream Agreements
    2. Capacity Agreements & Trading
    3. Developing a negotiation position (Exercise)
    4. How will contracts evolve (Discussion)

    Day 4 – Pricing

    1. Market-based Pricing
    2. Formula-based Pricing
    3. Developing a Pricing Formula (Exercise)
    4. Drivers of LNG Pricing (Discussion)

    Day 5 – New LNG

    1. Exotic Gas Sources
    2. New Uses for LNG
    3. Structuring a Project (Exercise)
    4. New Challenges in LNG (Discussion)

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