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Post-Event Report


02/27-28/2018 Houston, Texas, USA

2nd annual


Continuing a tradition of a successful event,

the 2nd Annual LNG USA Summit gathered industry leaders and senior-level executives in Houston, Texas on February 27th-28th, 2018.

Gold Sposnors

Silver Sposnors

About Event

The event’s stellar lineup of speakers included experts from the most prominent LNG companies, who provided valuable, industry-specific takeaways. The international audience had the opportunity to learn about the latest information on new US projects, cutting-edge innovation & technology currently on the market, and updates from leaders and main stakeholders in the LNG industry. The main topics:

Environmental Regulations: New Implementations / LNG Regulations: Standardization and Safety Updates / 0.5% Sulfur Cap 2020: Challenges and Great Possibilities for the USA Economy / The Role of LNG in Different Geographical Regions / Prospects of E-LNG Value Chain / The Assumptions and Real Costs of LNG Projects / LNG Strategies in USA / FLNG Projects and Prospects / Demand and Supply of LNG in the World / LNG Market Outlook, Forward Looking Applications and Necessary Investments / Enabling Development of the Market.

Bronze Sposnors

Strategic Partners

Summit Highlights Include A balanced attendee list

High-quality content

with service providers, industry companies and EPC Contractors engaging in one-on-one connections, facilitated by event organizers.

from expert speakers.

The Exhibition Chairman of the Event Andrew Palmateer Program Director United States Energy Association


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A concentrated, low competition Focus Exhibition where companies displayed their products & services to a targeted audience of influential LNG decision-makers with exhibition stands prepared and installed by organizers.

Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception Social gatherings like the Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony with extended time for networking and complimentary food & drinks.

Closed-door environment, meaning that most compatible people were there, easing networking and the search of new partners.

Awards Nominations 2018

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34 Speakers Including

Shaun Davison Senior Vice President - Development & Regulatory Affairs NextDecade

Paul Sullivan Project Advisor to the CEO Steelhead LNG

Martin Hruska Solutions Director - Floating LNG Wison

Lance Medlin Vice President, Engineering and Projects Petrofac


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Javid H. Talib

Matthew Jackson

Vice President | Director, Floating Technology Applications Black & Veatch

Vice President LNG Crowley

Vivek Chandra

JD Bhusri


Director Global Sourcing / Supply Chain Baker Hughes

Loyd Guillot

Dr. Colin Skipper

Director of Commercial Operations SNC-Lavalin

Vice President, Global Practice Director – Terminals, Pipelines & Infrastructure Jacobs

Andrew W. Palmateer

Eric Smith

Program Director U.S. Energy Association

Executive Director of Business Development Monkey Island LNG

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Summit Highlights Panels & Presentations


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2nd Annual LNG USA Summit / Summit Highlights Photos


18 Presentations & 5 Panels, including: Panel 1


Global LNG Market Trends Moderator: Kasciandro Senem Petrobras America Inc.

Panel 2


LNG as Fuel for Transport Moderator: Adi Aggarwal ABS

Panel 3


Technology & Innovations in LNG Infrastructure Moderator: Eric Smith Monkey Island LNG

Panel 4


FSRU & FLNG: Cost-effective Solutions Moderator: Duane Bertrand Wison Offshore & Marine

Panel 5

Mid & Large-Scale LNG Developments Moderator: Charlie Riedl Center for LNG


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Pushing the Envelope in Floating LNG

At Shore LNG™ (ASLNG™) Concept, De-mystifying Floating LNG

Martin Hruska Solutions Director - Floating LNG Wison Offshore & Marine

Paul Sullivan Project Advisor to the CEO Steelhead LNG



Updates in Shipowner’s Approach for LNG Demand Creation

Brazilian Natural Gas Market as a Home for US LNG

Hiromichi Kato Deputy General Manager, LNG Group Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line)

Kasciandro Senem Gas & Power Manager Petrobras America Inc.



Considerations and Challenges for Providing Feed Gas for U.S. LNG Export Projects

Small Scale LNG Demand

William Geis Vice President, Marketing Tenaska Marketing Ventures

Mariana Ortiz Laborde Portfolio Director Global Gas Gas Natural Fenosa

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Summit Highlights Exhibition Area & Networking


2nd Annual LNG USA Summit / Summit Highlights Photos

2nd Annual LNG USA Summit / Summit Highlights Photos


Participant Snapshot










Media Partners

Industry Snapshot

End Users

EPC Contractors

Government Bodies

Energy Associations

Geographical Coverage

18 Countries


North America




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6% Asia


South America



Job Title Snapshot





President / Chairman / Owner / VP / Head / Director / CEO / COO / CTO / CFO / MD

Sales / Marketing Manager / Commercial / Business Development Manager / Lawyer / Manager (other) / Regional / Country Manager


Technical/ Operational Engineer / Project Manager / R&D


Other Sectors Governmental / Associations / Media / Non-governmental / Other

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Awards Winners

Awards Recognize the Greatest Achievements of the LNG Industry LNG USA Industry Awards 2018 celebrated the successes of companies and individuals working with LNG during the year. The Ceremony took place as the first day of the conference came to a close and presentations were replaced with an exciting evening, when companies and individuals were awarded for their most outstanding achievements in their respective categories.

EPC Contractor of the Year This Award is given to an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor who has displayed the most advanced capabilities in executing complex projects. Winner

Nominations & Winners


Service Provider Of The Year

The Most Innovative LNG Project of the Year

This Award recognizes the LNG service provider that has exemplified first-rate service and innovation in the LNG industry over the past year that exceeded the expectations of clients.

This Award celebrates a company which has shown the ability to innovate and delivers outcomes that consist of business results by highlighting the impact of cutting-edge project in the LNG market.



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LNG Supplier of the Year

LNG Bunkering Solution of the Year

This Award recognizes the most outstanding LNG supplier who has demonstrated considerable improvements and innovation in adding value to LNG delivery.

Presented in recognition of the most impressive, cost-effective and appropriate for the environment solution highlighting the innovation in bunkering procedures.



The Most Exceptional Contribution to the Development of FSRU/FLNG

Gas Executive of the Year

Presented to a company that has made a significant impact and an outstanding contribution to the development of FLNG/FSRU Infrastructure.

This Award acknowledges remarkable accomplishments in leadership and a wide sphere of influence in the gas industry. The winning individual will be commended for outstanding contributions that benefit their business and the industry as a whole.


Winner Bruce Culpepper President Shell

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Summit Highlights Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony


2nd Annual LNG USA Summit / Summit Highlights Photos

2nd Annual LNG USA Summit / Summit Highlights Photos


Testimonials About LNG USA Summits

Keo Lukefah General Manager, Americas Natural Gas PetroChina

I think it’s a fantastic summit. You’ve got a good mix of people across the industry.

Louis de Besombes Solutions Development Manager Air Liquide Global E&C US

I think it’s key to be able to gather all of the players around the LNG chain. It’s a great opportunity to network.

Ryan Hickman Senior Analyst, Market Research Cheniere

It’s worth coming here for sure. There’s a lot of conferences out there, and this one had a good range of topics and good attendance.


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Vivek Chandra I think the event is very well organized. I am quite impressed with the diversity of the participants.


JD Bhusri Director Global Sourcing / Supply Chain Baker Hughes, a GE Company

I think it is very informative. The crowd, the guests and the panelists are chosen very well.

Andrew W. Palmatter Program Director U.S Energy Association

It’s a good opportunity to get out and hear what’s happening and general trends in the industry.

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Upcoming Events 3rd Annual LNG USA Summit

3rd Annual LNG USA Summit

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Key Topics Of The Conference The Assumptions and Real Costs of LNG Projects Canadian and Alaskan LNG Projects as Potential Main Suppliers for Asia The Future of the Greenfield Projects


Bunkering in the US Conversion of Trucks and Plants to LNG Impact on Projects: Construction Cost Overruns vs the Cost of Capital U.S. Natural Gas Markets and Pricing. Comparison Between Natural Gas Price Differential in the Permian and Henry Hub Project Execution Challenges That Have Led to Serious Cost Overruns in the U.S. Gulf Coast

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2nd Annual LNG USA Summit 2018 Post Event Report  
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