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Argus China and Global Oil 2017

Day 1 | 30 March (Thursday)
08:30 - 09:15

Registration and refreshments
The Ballroom, Level 2, Regent Hotel

09:15 - 09:20

Welcome address by Argus
Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP, Crude & LPG–Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus

Session 1: US-Origin crudes and China’s diversification strategy

 09:20 - 09:40

China looks to the Americas: new trends in China’s crude oil imports
Zhong Fu Liang, Vice President, Unipec

 09:40 - 09:55 Outlook for US shale exports to Asia and infrastructure developments
Jeff Kralowetz, Vice President, Business Development, Argus
 09:55 - 10:15 Panel discussion: US shale suppliers
 10:15 - 10:35 Potential growth of US crude futures trading following the expected surge in crude exports
Nicolas Dupuis, Senior Director, Energy Products, Asia Pacific, CME Group
10:35 - 10:55 The dynamics of the US shale oil business - technical achievements, economic challenges and future trends
M. Hameed Siddiqui
, President, Prescience Energy Consulting, Inc
Former Division Head Marketing Services, Crude Oil Sales & Marketing, Saudi Aramco
10:55 - 11:05 Q & A
11:05 - 11:25 Networking refreshments
11:25 - 11:40 Changing dynamics of global crude trade flows
Abudi Zein,
CEO, Clipperdata

Session 2: Russia in the spotlight: prospects for crude market development

11:40 - 12:00 Developments in Russia's oil pipelines and terminals
Sergey Andronov,
Vice President, Transneft
12:00 - 12:20 Spimex Urals deliverable futures fob Primorsk as a new pricing mechanism for Russian crude, achievements and development plans
Mikhail Temnichenko
, First Vice President, SPIMEX
12:20 - 12:30 Q&A
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Jinbao 99, Level 3, Regent Hotel

Session 3: China’s crude demand outlook

14:00 - 14:30 Outlook for demand growth from Shandong independent refiners and how the sector is adapting to changing regulations
Zhang Liu Cheng,
Director & VP, Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group
14:30 - 15:00 Latest developments in China’s independent refining sector
Nick Mai,
Senior Analyst, Argus China Petroleum, Argus

15:00 - 15:10

15:10 - 15:40

A top-down analysis of China’s future oil consumption trends and an LCA analysis of gasoline and diesel
Chai Qin Hu, Chief Analyst (Oil and Petrochemical), China Merchants Securities 

15:40 - 15:45 Q & A
15:45 - 16:15 Afternoon refreshments
16:15 - 16:40 Trends in China's macroeconomy and the rising influence of speculators in the crude market
Xiao Fu,
Head of Commodity Markets Strategy, BOCI Global Commodities
16:40 - 17:10 Disruptive innovations in unified supply chain management with Spiral Suite 
Petroleum supply chain solutions have been dominated by point solutions for last several decades and Spiral Suite is often looked at as a replacement for these existing point solutions. But Spiral Suite is a disruptive technology that changes the way supply chain management is done. This presentation provides an overview of the disruptive innovations, introduced in Spiral Suite, for delivering the vision of unified supply chain management
Naveen Kumar, Global Sales Director - Unified Supply Chain, Schneider Electric
17:10 - 17:15  Q & A 
17:15 - 17:20   Chairman's closing remarks
17:20 - 20:00 Conference cocktail reception

Day 2 | 31 March (Friday)
08:30 - 09:15
Refreshments and coffee
Venue: The Ballroom, Level 2, Regent Hotel
09:15 - 09:20 Opening address

Session 4: Key developments in global crude supplies and infrastructures

09:20 - 09:40

Crude supplies from the Mideast Gulf and west Africa
Michal Meidan, Asia Analyst, Energy Aspects

09:40 - 09:55

Outlook for China's domestic crude production, infrastructure developments and investments
Tom Reed, Editor - Argus China Petroleum, Argus

09:55 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:20 Key developments in Russia's crude supplies
Victor Parno, Vice President, Crude and Oil Products, FSU, Argus

Session 5: Trends in China's energy derivatives market

10:20 - 10:40 Recent developments in China's energy futures market
Zhang Huiyan
, Head of International Business Development, INE
10:40 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:05

Networking refreshments

Session 6: Mini - Seminar

11:05 - 12:55  Petroleum industry dynamics, geopolitics and oil price movements
M. Hameed Siddiqui, President, Prescience Energy Consulting, Inc
Former Division Head Marketing Services, Crude Oil Sales & Marketing, Saudi Aramco
12:55 - 13:00
Closing address by Argus
13:00 - 14:00


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Argus China Petroleum provides analysis of crude and oil products market trends in China, using government statistics and insights from specialists on the ground, it includes commentary on both political and industry developments.


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