24 enero - 25 enero 2022
In-person: Houston, Texas, US & Online Access

Argus Americas Crude Summit

Global market recovery | CEO strategies | ESG initiatives

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  • 07:00
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  • 08:15
  • Morning registration, breakfast and networking
  • 08:15
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  • 08:20
  • Welcome address from Argus’ CEO Adrian Binks - Chairman and CEO, Argus
  • 08:20
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  • 08:30
  • Chairperson’s remarks and anti-trust reminder Euan Craik - President, Petroleum Sectors, Argus

Keynote interviews

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  • 08:30
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  • 09:15
  • Guest appearance keynote speaker Mike Pompeo - Former Secretary of State (2018-2021), Former Director of the CIA (2017-2018)
  • 09:15
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  • 09:30
  • Short break
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • CEO dialogues - Occidental Vicki Hollub - President and Chief Executive Officer, Occidental
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • CEO dialogues – ConocoPhillips Ryan Lance - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning break

Market recovery and global production dynamics

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  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Macro snapshot: Global market recovery and economic update David Fyfe - Chief Economist, Argus
  • Examining global pandemic impacts and market recovery on crude and product trade flows
  • When can we expect the market to bounce back to pre-covid levels?
  • What regions and markets will drive oil demand as we move into 2022?
  • Will Asia continue to lead the way?
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • A closer look at the role of Opec+ and decisions around production Helima Croft - Managing Director and Head of MENA Research, RBC Capital Markets
  • Exploring the current internal agenda and crude strategies of Opec+ members
  • How are production decisions shaping global crude trends and competition for supply?
  • What factors are considered when deciding how much oil to put into the market?
  • A look at existing sanctions and the impact on future trade relations
  • 12:00
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch

Securing finance in the upstream industry

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  • 13:30
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  • 14:20
  • Panel discussion: Drilling down on the US E&P industry – how quickly will production rebound and what are investors looking for to fill the capital gap? Panellists include - EnCap Investments L.P., Gunvor USA, Macquarie Group

The oil industry has been hit with low capital investment due to restraints from Wall Street in recent months. Hear from investors and financers on what they are looking for and how this lucrative business will kick-start with new capital investments

  • Creating visibility on exploration and production levels
  • What does the restricted funding from Wall Street mean for deploying future capital?
  • Where are we seeing new permits being issued across North America for drilling?
  • How has the increased discipline on capital impacted upstream growth?
  • What are some of the main issues surrounding capex and the availability of funds?
  • What are investors looking for and what are the risk and rewards involved?

Panellists include:

Jason DeLorenzo, Managing Partner, EnCap Investments L.P
Tom McConnell, Business Development & Origination Lead, Gunvor USA LLC 
Ozzie Pagan, Head of Commodity Financing Americas, Macquarie Group   

 

The big push – ESG initiatives

Start End
  • 14:20
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  • 15:00
  • Alternative energy panel: Incentives and drivers to operate in a new, sustainable framework Panellists include - Williams

A producer and a midstream company explore their ESG strategies in 15-minute presentations, followed by an audience Q&A

  • How are companies repositioning strategies to tackle decarbonisation?
  • Achieving carbon-neutral goals through sustainable mechanisms
  • What investments are being made with solar technology to power the system?

Panellists include:

Micheal Dunn, Chief Operating Officer, Williams

More speakers to be announced

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon break

Regional production case studies

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 16:20
  • Spotlight on Canada: Boosting production and supply – what role does Canada play?

All eyes are on Canada as production grows, together with investments in infrastructure. Join this panel to explore the changing production and logistics landscape, what this means for the US and future export markets

  • Understanding the prospects of the Canadian oil market, including production developments
  • Could Canadian supply to the Gulf coast influence other trade flows?
  • What is China’s appetite for Canadian crude and who will buy it?
  • What is the government’s focus on climate change, CO2 and restrictions on oil sands?

Speakers to be announced


  • 16:20
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  • 17:00
  • Latin America focus panel: Positioning the region for increased production and exports to the global market Speakers include - Petrobras, Ecopetrol
  • Which new frontiers are boosting production and supply in the region? 
  • How much new supply should we expect from Brazil, Colombia and other regions? 
  • How have crude exports from Latin America evolved throughout 2021 and what might we expect as we move into 2022? 
  • Where are future demand markets for Latin America crude and will the US and Asia Pacific continue to drive the export market? 

Speakers:

Geraldo Filho, Oil Trading Manager, Petrobras 
Pedro Manrique,
Commercial & Marketing Vice President, Ecopetrol  

 
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 17:10
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  • 19:00
  • Networking reception
Relax into the evening with attendees and enjoy informal networking. The conference highlight! More details on the reception to be confirmed soon

Refinery transformations | Crude pricing and demand | Infrastructure

Start End
  • 07:00
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  • 08:30
  • Morning registration and breakfast
  • 08:30
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  • 08:35
  • Chairperson’s remarks and anti-trust reminder Euan Craik - President, Petroleum Sectors, Argus

The role of the refinery and business transformation

Start End
  • 08:35
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  • 09:10
  • Keynote fireside chat: Refineries under pressures: Navigating a new landscape
  • What will US refining capacity look like in the next 2-5 years?
  • Given current margin pressures, will we see future refining closures or consolidations?
  • Which refineries are at risk of closure and what does this mean for the US crude market?
  • How are refiners investing in the energy transition and alternative fuel sources?

Speaker to be announced

  • 09:10
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  • 10:00
  • Panel discussion: The fuels mix of the future and the impact on refining sector Speakers include - Phillips 66
  • What is the future of traditional gasoline and diesel demand and how has oil price recovery impacted the market?  
  • How will alternative road fuels evolve and what impact will this have on crude demand?  
  • How are refineries repositioning to meet increasing demand for alternative fuel sources and lower emissions?  
  • Crude to chemicals – with chemical growth continuing to climb, how will end markets compete for crude feedstock supply? 
Speakers:
Horrace Hobbs, Chief Economist, Phillips 66 

More speakers to be announced  

  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Morning break
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Fireside chat: Speaker to be announced
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Panel discussion: A view on Asia Pacific’s market and future demand opportunities
  • How is the refining landscape changing in China due to government planning?
  • What is the behaviour of Chinese, South Korean and Indian refineries – are they shifting their focus?
  • What impact will the energy transition have on Asia’s refineries and future demand?
  • How is Asian crude and products demand developing and will the region continue to drive markets?

Speakers to be announced 

  • 11:45
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  • 12:30
  • Exploring structural changes in global crude pricing and benchmarks Speakers include - ICE, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, CME
  • What are the fundamental changes in how crude oil is priced around the world?
  • Understanding what makes for a good transparent market with reduced risk
  • How has market unpredictability impacted oil prices?
  • How is the UAE developing as a commodity trading hub?

Speakers:
Mike Wittner, Director, Head of Oil Market Research, ICE 
Adi Imsirovic, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
CME, speaker to be announced

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Infrastructure and pipeline developments

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:45
  • The future of pipeline capacity, reversals and expansions Panellists include - TC Energy, Shell Midstream Partners
  • Will production catch up to surplus pipeline capacity in 3-5 years? 
  • How has the cancellation of several major pipeline projects impacted pipeline operators?  
  • How have pipeline reversals impacted capacity and what might we see in the future?  
  • Will we see future merger activity and what impact will this have on future capacity?  

Panellists include:

Bevin Wirzba, Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development and President, Liquids Pipelines, TC Energy

Steve Ledbetter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Shell Midstream Partners

  • 14:45
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  • 15:15
  • An outlook for US Gulf Coast crude exports and infrastructure projects updates Speakers include - KPLER
  • How have crude exports from the US Gulf Coast evolved and what might we expect in 2022?  
  • Where is crude supply headed and what regions will drive global demand in the short and long term?  
  • How are the various ports and terminals evolving to accommodate new export capacity and what projects are coming online?  
  • How are VLCC options shifting the supply chain and opening new trade flows? 

Speakers

Matt Smith, Lead Oil Analyst, KPLER 

More speakers to be announced
 
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Afternoon break
  • 15:45
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  • 16:30
  • Global outlook of freight, shipping rates and the impact of the energy transition
  • Freight and tankers – where are they going and what is the impact on crude trade? 
  • Understanding how freight is impacting global arbitrages 
  • What’s the impact of the energy transition on the freight market and how might this impact traditional marine fuel demand?  
     

Speakers to be announced

  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Looking ahead: The long-term role of oil in the energy transition Helen Currie - Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
  • How will oil majors need to position themselves to stay competitive in the future? 
  • The importance of the oil industry and why it is here to stay 
  • What are the next steps for the industry? 
     
Speaker:
Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips 
  • 17:00
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  • Chairperson’s closing remarks

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