Energy Aspects Client Conference 2019

17-18 June 2019


Please join us for the inaugural Energy Aspects Client Conference in London on 17-18 June 2019. The event promises to be the new meeting place for the world's energy industry participants and will feature top speakers for engaging debates across two days. 

This event is open to Energy Aspects subscribers only, with tickets available for $2,200 each (currently reduced to $1,450 for early birds).
20% UK VAT is applicable for all sales

Tickets are limited by venue capacity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your ticket, click below to buy online now (please note you will need to be logged into your Energy Aspects account).

For any additional questions, please email or contact your account manager. 

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Pierre Andurand is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Andurand Capital. Pierre was previously Chief Investment Officer at BlueGold, a global commodities hedge fund which at its peak managed over $2 billion USD, and which Pierre co-founded with Dennis Crema in 2007 and launched in 2008. Prior to BlueGold, Mr Andurand was one of the most successful energy traders at Vitol SA. He started with Vitol in 2003 in Singapore and relocated to London, where he became a partner and remained there until 2007. Between 2002 and 2003, Pierre was a principal and oil trader at Bank of America in Singapore. In 2000, Pierre was recruited out of graduate school by Goldman Sachs to be an oil trader for the bank’s commodities trading unit in Singapore. Pierre holds a Masters in international finance from HEC, Paris and an engineering degree in applied mathematics from INSA, Toulouse, France.

William R. 'Bill' Thomas was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EOG Resources, Inc. in January 2014. EOG is a leading US independent exploration and production company, and a pioneer in the development of unconventional horizontal shale resources. Mr. Thomas has been with EOG and its predecessor companies for 40 years. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2013 and President in September 2011. In addition, he held a number of other corporate leadership positions, including Senior Executive Vice President, Exploration, and Senior Vice President, Exploration.

Prior to his move to the Houston headquarters in February 2011, Mr. Thomas spearheaded EOG’s drive to explore horizontal shale potential with the development of EOG’s Barnett Shale Play in North Texas and other key resource plays. While based in Fort Worth, Mr. Thomas served as Executive Vice President and, before that, as Senior Vice President and General Manager, beginning in June 2004. He also headed EOG offices in Midland and Corpus Christi, where he was named Vice President and General Manager in 1988.

Early in his career, he held a number of technical positions including district geologist, senior exploration geologist and production geologist. Mr. Thomas joined an EOG predecessor company as a production engineer in the organization’s Sonora office in 1979. He started his career at an oil field services company, Dowell, as a district engineer. Mr. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Texas A&M University at College Station. He is a member of the board of directors for National Oilwell Varco. He is a member of the All American Wildcatters Association, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Fort Worth Geological Society and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.

Russell Hardy is Group CEO of Vitol. Russell has 30 years’ experience in the oil industry. He joined Vitol in 1993 from BP and has held a number of trading and management roles in Singapore and London. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2007 and most recently was CEO EMEA with oversight of the company’s regional trading activity. Russell holds a MEng in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London.

Lorenzo Simonelli is Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, a GE company. This new company combines the greatest strengths of Baker Hughes and GE Oil & Gas. Together we are building a leading digital fullstream oil and gas company that will invent smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

Before joining GE Oil & Gas, Lorenzo was President and CEO of GE Transportation, a global transportation leader in the rail, mining, marine and energy storage industries. During his five-year tenure, he expanded and diversified GE Transportation by focussing on advanced technology manufacturing, intelligent control systems, and a diverse approach to new propulsion solutions to solve the world’s toughest transportation challenges.

Lorenzo has also served as CFO Americas for GE Consumer & Industrial, as well as General Manager, Product Management for GE Appliances, Lighting, Electrical Distribution and Motors.

He joined GE’s Financial Management Program in 1994, where he worked on assignments in GE International, GE Shared Services, GE Oil & Gas and Consolidated Financial Insurance.

Originally from Tuscany, Italy, Lorenzo is a Business and Economics Graduate from Cardiff University in South Wales.

Ali Nazar Faeq Al-Shatari is the national representative to OPEC for Iraq. He takes part in OPEC discussions related to factors affecting global oil balances and OPEC’s strategy. Ali is also Deputy Director General of Iraqi oil company SOMO. He previously held various senior roles at SOMO. Ali has an MSc in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Surrey, a Higher Diploma in Petroleum and Gas Refining Engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad, and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Baghdad.

Currently, in KPC with nearly 27 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry.

Since joining the Corporation in 1993, held several key positions in various International Marketing activities focusing on negotiations and development of crude oil and petroleum products agreements for KPC globally.  Has vast international trading and marketing experience enriched by his multilingual skills. From 2005-2007 headed KPC’s Beijing Office responsible for Marketing and Project Development in China, and from 2008-2013 was in charge of KPC’s European trading and marketing activities based in KPC London Office.

In 2014, was relocated from London Office to KPC-Head Office to head up the Market Research Department (until date) responsible for a team of 18 Analysts that provides Marketing Intelligence to support KPC’s International Marketing operations, long term scenario planning and strategy development for the Corporation.

Responsibilities include providing KPC Management, KPC Board, Council of Ministers, Supreme Petroleum Council, His Excellency the Oil Minister, with Oil & Gas market outlook, reports, studies and executive presentations.

Attends OPEC Ministerial meetings with H.E. The Oil Minister, and is a regular speaker at major domestic and international oil and gas conferences such as MPGC, Oil & Money, CERAWEEK.

In January 2017, appointed as Chairman of the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) to monitor the implementation of the production adjustment agreement between OPEC and Non-OPEC countries.  In June 2017, appointed as Kuwait’s Governor for OPEC.

Roman Marshavin, a Russian Federation national, is an Executive Director at the Board of the World Bank Group representing the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic since November 2018. Mr. Marshavin spent 20 years in various high-level civil servant positions in the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Central Bank in the Russian Federation. Prior to joining the WBG, Mr. Marshavin served as Director of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. Other senior positions include Aide to Minister of Energy; Aide to Deputy Prime Minister of Finance; Deputy Director of Department of International Financial Relations at the Ministry of Finance; Chief Economist at the Department of Financial Market Transactions; Central Bank of the Russian Federation, and 2nd Secretary, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington, D.C., USA. Mr. Marshavin earned a Ph.D. in economics at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Andrew Gould serves on the Board of Saudi Aramco, and he is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Kayross a start-up company which is applying advanced analytic techniques to energy data that will allow more accurate assessments and forecasts. He is a partner in CSL Capital Management a private equity firm specializing in oilfield services.

From May 2012 until its sale to Royal Dutch Shell in February 2016 Mr. Gould was Non-Executive Chairman of BG Group, a British multinational natural gas company. Prior to this, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger Limited and had previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and in many other positions across his 37-year career at Schlumberger.

Mr. Gould is a member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. He served on the United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology from 2004 to 2007.  He was Vice Chairman of Technology for the United States National Petroleum Council’s recent report “Facing Hard Truths about Energy”.

Mr. Gould received his degree in economic history from the University of Wales at Cardiff and qualified as a Chartered Accountant

Alastair Bishop is Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, and a member of the Natural Resources team within the Fundamental Equity division of BlackRock's Active Equity Group. Mr. Bishop co-manages the team’s Sustainable Energy strategies (including the BGF Future of Transport Fund), traditional energy funds and broad natural resources funds. Mr. Bishop joined BlackRock in 2010 from Piper Jaffray, where he was a Senior Research Analyst covering Clean Technology. Mr. Bishop earned a BSc honors degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 2001.

David D'Alessandro is Founder and CIO of CMDTY Capital Management in New York. Prior to founding CMDTY, David was a portfolio manager at Ziff Brothers Investments

Tarek Souki joined Tellurian as Senior Vice President – LNG Marketing and Trading in August 2016. Since joining, he has created the marketing team tasked with commercialising the Driftwood Project. Additionally, Tarek has overseen the build-out of Tellurian’s LNG trading group. Prior to Tellurian, Tarek was VP of Finance and Business Development at Cheniere Marketing, in charge of finance for the marketing and trading group. He also led the build-out of the middle and back office functions for Cheniere’s trading desk. Before Cheniere, Tarek spent 14 years working in the banking industry, including most recently at Credit Suisse in New York and London. There he specialised in corporate and project finance for the resources sector. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.

Daniel Jaeggi is President of Mercuria Energy Group. Together with Marco Dunand, he co-founded Mercuria Energy Trading S.A. in 2004, which within a few years became one of the leading energy and commodity trading companies worldwide. Previous to this, Mr Jaeggi directed the launch of Sempra Oil Trading SARL in Europe, where together with Mr Dunand he was responsible for trading operations in Europe and Asia.

Mercuria, primarily focused on energy, is present all along the commodities value chain with activities forming a balanced combination of commodity flows and strategic assets. More than 1,000 people are operating from offices worldwide to sustain the group’s extensive business reach with market knowledge, diversity, and experience. In 2014, Mercuria completed the acquisition of the physical commodities unit of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), one of China’s largest chemical companies completed a strategic investment in Mercuria in 2015.

From 1994 to 1999, Mr Jaeggi directed trading operations at Salomon Brothers in London, covering Europe and Asia. From 1987 to 1994, while based in London at Goldman Sachs’ J.Aron division, Mr Jaeggi traded crude oil and petrochemical feedstocks. Prior to that, Mr Jaeggi was at Cargill International S.A. in Switzerland, responsible for trading naphtha and LPG. A native Swiss citizen, Mr Jaeggi studied political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, the University of Geneva and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science from HEI.

Draft Agenda*

Day 1: June 17


8:00 Registration opens

9:00 Conference starts

Welcome address

Session 1
Energy Aspects Oil Markets Outlook

Session 2
OPEC+ roundtable. OPEC's challenge: an unmanageable market?
Our OPEC panel will provide a unique perspective on global supply and demand from the eyes of some of the largest OPEC producers and major non-OPEC suppliers. Their outlook will be crucial to understanding the potential pivot points for global supply and for prices in the months and years ahead.

Session 3
Asia demand/refining roundtable – Demanding times: Outlook for Asian refining
A panel focussing on the near- and medium-term outlook for oil products demand and the industry which must meet it. This panel will feature major downstream suppliers. Changing consumption patterns due to slowing economic growth, environmental restrictions—both maritime and land-based—and shifting trade allegiances will be addressed in detail, along with how refiners plan to approach them.

13:00 Lunch

Session 4
Financials roundtable - Is oil investible?
This panel will address the ongoing volatility in oil and energy markets, from the perspective of major trading houses, hedge funds and investors.

Session 5
Oil & gas producers roundtable - Short-cycle, short-sighted?
A panel focussing on how oil and gas producers will continue to adjust to the historic volatility in flat prices and spreads, and whether they can balance near-term investor needs with the flexibility needed to meet swings in supply-demand balances over the medium- to longer-term.

5:30 Cocktail Reception


Day 2: June 18


9:30 Conference starts

Session 1
Fireside chat with tech speakers and Energy Aspects presenter
The technology panel will delve into the scale, pace and potential of emerging technologies including batteries and transportation (led by electric vehicles), and their impact on petroleum demand. We are compiling a group consisting of leading transportation providers, such as ride-share companies and automotive producers, energy suppliers and individuals at the forefront of emerging technology research.

Session 2
IMO 2020 - Dirty to clean
We detail how next year's transition to low-sulphur fuel oil in shipping will impact global refining and supply patterns. This shift comes amid the ongoing power sector transition from oil to gas and LNG, led by the Middle East, Mexico and Asia. Global gas demand is also buoyed by a move away from dirtier coal to gas in major Asian importing nations, which will limit the uptake of cheaper fuel oil after IMO 2020 rules hit.

Session 3
All eggs in the China basket? - Tilting the LNG market focus
The panel on global gas will focus on the evolution of the short- and medium-term gas and LNG markets, including: existing and prospective suppliers; the shift in demand focus from conventional Asian importers to the growth of both China and smaller consumers; and pricing implications of all of the above. It will feature key executives from liquefaction owners and developers, as well as leading consumers and market participants, including portfolio suppliers and trading houses.

12:30 Lunch and Networking


*draft agenda is subject to change

What we do

We analyse market fundamentals and forecast price movements. We look at the issue from every angle: from OPEC dynamics and deep water production, through to trade flows and data trends. We examine how policy can influence carbon prices and the uptake of electric vehicles, how the weather shapes natural gas storage numbers, and much more besides.

We develop in-depth research by combining our extensive data models with our network of high-level industry contacts and our forward-looking views on all major market trends. Our team has an industry-wide reputation for providing relevant, insightful and timely commentary and global news organisations regularly feature comments from our analysts.


Energy Aspects has secured special rates at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.
Click here for the group rate.

The Great Room
JW Marriott Grosvenor House
Park Lane, London