18 June - 19 June 2018
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I, Avinguda Diagonal 661-671, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics

  • 09.00
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  • 09.10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 08.00
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  • 09.00
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09.10
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  • 09.30
  • Providing a case foreseeing contango Kristen Mueller - Senior Consultant, Argus
  • Outlining the forward view of market structure
  • Analysing scenarios that result in contango
  • Assessing Opec cuts and new oil production
  • 09.30
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  • 09.55
  • Panel discussion: Demand and supply in the Mediterranean
  • Evaluating fundamentals driving demand
  • Analysing respective supply and demand trends for the barrel
  • Which products will be moved most through the markets in the
  • short to long term
  • Assessing future storage requirements
  • Analysing new opportunities in north Africa
Pavel Bovtrukevich, Trading Desk Manager, Enics
Mario Castellini, Oil and Products Inland Sales, ENI
Chris Judge, Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 09.55
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  • 10.00
  • Audience poll: Predicting product movements through the Mediterranean market
  • 10.00
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  • 10.20
  • Panel discussion: Demand and supply in the Mediterranean
  • Evaluating fundamentals driving demand
  • Analysing respective supply and demand trends for the barrel
  • Which products will be moved most through the markets in the
  • short to long term
  • Assessing future storage requirements
  • Analysing new opportunities in north Africa
Pavel Bovtrukevich, Trading Desk Manager, Enics
Mario Castellini,
Oil and Products Inland Sales, ENI
Chris Judge,
Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 10.20
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  • 10.50
  • Coffee and networking break
  • 10.50
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  • 11.10
  • Analysing the future of products flows from the Middle East Rakesh Mehra - Strategic Advisor, Gulf Petrochem
  • Evaluating the impact of new refined products supply from the Middle East
  • Analysing quantities and qualities of products
  • To what extent will Middle East products take over from Black Sea supply
  • 11.10
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  • 11.30
  • Analysing north African supply and demand
  • Assessing north African trade flows
  • Predicting changes in demand
  • Outlining a timeframe for changes in the refining sector and the impact on demand
  • 11.30
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  • 12.00
  • Becoming emission-free by mobile combustion during maintenance activities, loading applications or as temporary replacement of VRU/VPS Kai Sievers - CEO, Endegs
  • Assessing the needs of emissions reduction
  • Outlining the solution
  • Evaluating alternative methods
  • Defining the requirements
  • Demonstrating the ENDEGS Mobile Combustion Unit
  • 12.00
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  • 12.10
  • Day 1 closing remarks
  • 12.10
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  • 13.20
  • Lunch break
  • 13.20
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  • Bus leaves for the site visit
  • 15.00
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  • 18.30
  • Port of Tarragona tour and return to the hotel
  • 18.30
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  • Drinks reception at the conference hotel
  • 08.30
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  • 09.10
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09.10
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  • 09.20
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Lloyd Thomas, - Vice-President - Consulting Services, Argus
  • 09.20
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  • 09.40
  • Investing in the future - How to meet changing needs Nuria Blasco - General Manager, Tepsa
  • Expanding functions at terminals
  • Analysing quantities and qualities of products
  • 09.40
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  • 10.00
  • Analysing the outlook for LNG in the Mediterranean market Zoltan Lengyel - Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Determining LNG supply and demand 
  • How might LNG change the landscape of fuel usage?
  • Assessing new LNG storage projects 
  • Predicting growth in LNG trade through the Mediterranean region
  • 10.00
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  • 10.30
  • Shipping Panel: How will I cope?
  • What will shipowners choose — scrubbers, low-sulphur fuel options, or LNG?
  • What does this mean for shipowners’ costs?
  • How are shipowners preparing – what will be the timeline?
Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Andrew Wilson, Head of Energy Research, BRS Shipbrokers
  • 10.30
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  • 11.00
  • Coffee and networking break
  • 10.30
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  • 11.00
  • Operational development and expansions
  • Improving productivity
  • Outlining challenges and opportunities in facility development
  • Outlook of storage and capacity in Spain
  • Assessing available technologies for productivity and efficiency 
Nuria Blasco, Deputy General Manager, Tepsa
Josep Forcadell, Commercial Director, Vopak Terquimsa
  • 10.30
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  • 11.00
  • Investments in storage
  • Reviewing the landscape of storage projects in the
  • Mediterranean region
  • Where are the investment opportunities?
  • Analysing the boundaries to enabling investment
  • 12.00
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  • 13.30
  • Lunch break
  • 13.30
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  • 13.50
  • Operational Excellence: Improving efficiency and optimising productivity José Luis Conde Álvarez - COO, CLH
  • Top tips for increasing profitability
  • Reducing operational costs
  • Outlining improvements through new technology and processes
  • 13.50
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  • 14.10
  • Case study: New regulations in Turkey Oray Gungor - Energy Expert, EPDK
  • Analysing new data on quantities and qualities
  • Determining Turkish demand
  • Assessing product flows
  • 14.10
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  • 14.40
  • Coffee break and networking
  • 14.40
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  • 15.40
  • Roundtables
  • 15.40
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  • 15.50
  • Closing remarks
  • 15.50
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  • End of conference