Mohd Anas Asalem

Regional Strategic Partnerships Manager @ NrgEdge
Last Updated: January 2, 2018
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Happy New Year!


2017 was great for NrgEdge! NrgEdge has participated in many events in 2017, and below are some of our partners.


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Moving forward in 2018 we plan to extend our reach, so we did our research last year and finalized a few events that we planned to go and partner with. Stay tuned for more info here: https://www.nrgedge.net/event-partners


Since sharing is caring, the table below is 2018 Energy, Oil & Gas Events around the world. Let me know if I missed any glorious event of yours. Enjoy & block your calendar!


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EVENTS NAME

LOCATION

COUNTRY

DATE

WEBSITE

1

International Conference On Petroleum & Petrochemical Engineering (ICPPE 2018)

Bali

Indonesia

14 - 16 Jan

LINK

2

International Energy Week 2018

(IEW '18)

Kuching

Malaysia

23 - 25 Jan

LINK

3

Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit 2018

Yangon

Myanmar

25 - 26 Jan

LINK

4

West Africa International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

Lagos

Africa

7 - 8 Feb

LINK

5

Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition 2018 (GIPEX)

Georgetown

Guyana

7-9 Feb

LINK

6

Egypt Petroleum Show

Cairo

Egypt

12 -14 Feb

LINK

7

LNG USA 2018

Texas

US

27 -28 Feb

LINK

8

Offshore Arabia

Dubai

UAE

28 Feb - 1 Mar

LINK

9

Central And Eastern European Gas Conference

(CEE GAs)

Zagreb

Croatia

7 - 8 Mar

LINK

10

Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) Exhibition & Conference

Perth

Australia

14 -16 Mar

LINK

11

Offshore Technology Conference Asia

(OTC Asia)

KL

Malaysia

20 - 23 Mar

LINK

12

China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology & Equipment Exhibition (CIPPE 2018)

Beijing

China

27 - 29 Mar

LINK

13

China International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition

(CIOOE 2018)

Beijing

China

27 - 29 Mar

LINK

14

Mediterranean Offshore Conference 2018

(MOC 2018)

Alexandria

Egypt

17 - 19 Apr

LINK

15

EIC | Connect - Oil, Gas & Beyond

Abu Dhabi

UAE

17-Apr

LINK

16

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Houston

US

30 Apr - 5 May

LINK

17

Iran Oil Show: International Oil, Gas, Refining & Petrochemical Exhibition

Tehran

Iran

6 - 9 May

LINK

18

Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Adelaide

Australia

14 -17 May

LINK

19

World Congress On Petroleum Refineries & Natural Gas Recovery

SG

SG

18 - 19 May

LINK

20

Global Petroleum Show (GPS)

Calgary

Canada

12 - 14 Jun

LINK

21

East Africa Oil & Gas Summit

Nairobi

Africa

14 - 15 Jun

LINK

22

The 27th World Gas Conference

Washington

US

25 - 29 Jun

LINK

23

Oil Spill India 2018 (OSI) International Conference & Exhibition

New Delhi

India

5 - 6 Jul

LINK

24

Gas Indonesia Summit & Exhibition

Jakarta

Indonesia

1 - 3 Aug

LINK

25

World Heavy Oil Congress

Muscat

Oman

3 -5 Sep

LINK

26

Iraq Oil & Gas Show

Baghdad

Iraq

5 - 8 Sep

LINK

27

Gastech Exhibition & Conference

Barcelona

Spain

17 - 20 Sep

LINK

28

Global Power & Energy Exhibition

(GPEX)

Barcelona

Spain

17 - 20 Sep

LINK

29

Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Exhibition & Conference

(MOGSEC 2018)

KL

Malaysia

25 -27 Sep

LINK

30

Brunei International Oil & Gas Technology & Equipment Exhibition (OGAB)

Seria

Brunei

10 - 11 Oct

LINK

31

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

(ADIPEC 2018)

Abu Dhabi

UAE

12 - 15 Nov

LINK

32

OSEA 2018

Marina Bay

SG

27 -29 Nov

LINK

33

Iraq Oil & Gas Show

Basra

Iraq

5 - 7 Dec

LINK

34

Future Energy Asia

Bangkok

Thailand

12 - 14 Dec

LINK


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BP & The Expansion of the Caspian

The vast Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan’s portion of the South Caspian Sea marked several milestones in 2018. It has now produced a cumulative total of 100 billion cubic metres of natural gas since the field started up in 2006, with daily output reaching a new peak, growing by 12.5% y-o-y. At a cost of US$28 billion, Shah Deniz – with its estimated 1.2 trillion cubic metres of gas resources – has proven to be an unparalleled success, being a founding link of Europe’s Southern Gas Corridor and coming in relatively on budget and on time. And now BP, along with its partners, is hoping to replicate that success with an ambitious exploration schedule over the next two years.

Four new exploration wells in three blocks, along with a seismic survey of a fourth, are planned for 2019 and an additional three wells in 2020. The aggressive programme is aimed at confirming a long-held belief by BP and SOCAR there are more significant pockets of gas swirling around the area. The first exploratory well is targeting the Shafag-Asiman block, where initial seismic surveys suggest natural gas reserves of some 500 billion cubic metres; if confirmed, that would make it the second-largest gas field ever discovered in the Caspian, behind only Shah Deniz. BP also suspects that Shah Deniz itself could be bigger than expected – the company has long predicted the existence of a second, deeper reservoir below the existing field, and a ‘further assessment’ is planned for 2020 to get to the bottom of the case, so to speak.

Two wells are planned to be drilled in the Shallow Water Absheron Peninsula (SWAP) block, some 30km southeast of Baku, where BP operates in equal partnership with SOCAR, with an additional well planned for 2020. The goal at SWAP is light crude oil, as is a seismic survey in the deepwater Caspian Sea Block D230 where a ‘significant amount’ of oil is expected. Exploration in the onshore Gobustan block, an inland field 50km north of Baku, rounds up BP’s upstream programme and the company expects that at least one seven wells of these will yield a bonanza that will take Azerbaijan’s reserves well into the middle of the century.

Developments in the Caspian are key, as it is the starting node of the Southern Gas Corridor – meant to deliver gas to Europe. Shah Deniz gas currently makes its way to Turkey via the South Caucasus Gas pipeline and exports onwards to Europe should begin when the US$8.5 billion, 32 bcm/y Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) starts service in 2020. Planned output from Azerbaijan currently only fills half of the TANAP capacity, meaning there is room for plenty more gas, if BP can find it. From Turkey, Azeri gas will link up to the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Greece and connect into Turkey, potentially joined by other pipelines projects that are planned to link up with gas production in Israel. This alternate source of natural gas for Europe is crucial, particularly since political will to push through the Nordstream-2 pipeline connecting Russian gas to Germany is slackening. The demand is there and so is the infrastructure. And now BP will be spending the next two years trying to prove that the supply exists underneath Azerbaijan.

BP’s upcoming planned exploration in the Caspian:

  • Shafag-Asiman, late 2019, targeting natural gas
  • SWAP, 3 sites, late 2019/2020, targeting oil
  • ‘Onshore gas project’, end 2019, targeting natural gas’
  • Block D230, 2019 (seismic assessment)/2020 (drilling), targeting oil
  • Shah Deniz ‘further assessment’, 2020, targeting natural gas
January, 22 2019
RAPID Rises

When it was first announced in 2012, there was scepticism about whether or not Petronas’ RAPID refinery in Johor was destined for reality or cancellation. It came at a time when the refining industry saw multiple ambitious, sometimes unpractical, projects announced. At that point, Petronas – though one of the most respected state oil firms – was still seen as more of an upstream player internationally. Its downstream forays were largely confined to its home base Malaysia and specialty chemicals, as well as a surprising venture into South African through Engen. Its refineries, too, were relatively small. So the announcement that Petronas was planning essentially, its own Jamnagar, promoted some pessimism. Could it succeed?

It has. The RAPID refinery – part of a larger plan to turn the Pengerang district in southern Johor into an oil refining and storage hub capitalising on linkages with Singapore – received its first cargo of crude oil for testing in September 2018. Mechanical completion was achieved on November 29 and all critical units have begun commissioning ahead of the expected firing up of RAPID’s 300 kb/d CDU later this month. A second cargo of 2 million barrels of Saudi crude arrived at RAPID last week. It seems like it’s all systems go for RAPID. But it wasn’t always so clear cut. Financing difficulties – and the 2015 crude oil price crash – put the US$27 billion project on shaky ground for a while, and it was only when Saudi Aramco swooped in to purchase a US$7 billion stake in the project that it started coalescing. Petronas had been courting Aramco since the start of the project, mainly as a crude provider, but having the Saudi giant on board was the final step towards FID. It guaranteed a stable supply of crude for Petronas; and for Aramco, RAPID gave it a foothold in a major global refining hub area as part of its strategy to expand downstream.

But RAPID will be entering into a market quite different than when it was first announced. In 2012, demand for fuel products was concentrated on light distillates; in 2019, that focus has changed. Impending new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations are requiring shippers to switch from burning cheap (and dirty) fuel oil to using cleaner middle distillate gasoils. This plays well into complex refineries like RAPID, specialising in cracking heavy and medium Arabian crude into valuable products. But the issue is that Asia and the rest of the world is currently swamped with gasoline. A whole host of new Asian refineries – the latest being the 200 kb/d Nghi Son in Vietnam – have contributed to growing volumes of gasoline with no home in Asia. Gasoline refining margins in Singapore have taken a hit, falling into negative territory for the first time in seven years. Adding RAPID to the equation places more pressure on gasoline margins, even though margins for middle distillates are still very healthy. And with three other large Asian refinery projects scheduled to come online in 2019 – one in Brunei and two in China – that glut will only grow.

The safety valve for RAPID (and indeed the other refineries due this year) is that they have been planned with deep petrochemicals integration, using naphtha produced from the refinery portion. RAPID itself is planned to have capacity of 3 million tpa of ethylene, propylene and other olefins – still a lucrative market that justifies the mega-investment. But it will be at least two years before RAPID’s petrochemicals portion will be ready to start up, and when it does, it’ll face the same set of challenging circumstances as refineries like Hengli’s 400 kb/d Dalian Changxing plant also bring online their petchem operations. But that is a problem for the future and for now, RAPID is first out of the gate into reality. It won’t be entering in a bonanza fuels market as predicted in 2012, but there is still space in the market for RAPID – and a few other like in – at least for now.

 

RAPID Refinery Factsheet:

  • Ownership: Petronas (50%), Saudi Aramco (50%)
  • Capacity: 300 kb/d CDU/3 mtpa olefins plant
  • Other facilities: 1.22 Gigawatt congeneration plant, 3.5 mtpa regasification terminal
  • Expected commissioning: March 2019
January, 21 2019
Forecasting Bangladesh Tyre Market | Zulker Naeen

Tyre market in Bangladesh is forecasted to grow at over 9% until 2020 on the back of growth in automobile sales, advancements in public infrastructure, and development-seeking government policies.

The government has emphasized on the road infrastructure of the country, which has been instrumental in driving vehicle sales in the country.

The tyre market reached Tk 4,750 crore last year, up from about Tk 4,000 crore in 2017, according to market insiders.

The commercial vehicle tyre segment dominates this industry with around 80% of the market share. At least 1.5 lakh pieces of tyres in the segment were sold in 2018.

In the commercial vehicle tyre segment, the MRF's market share is 30%. Apollo controls 5% of the segment, Birla 10%, CEAT 3%, and Hankook 1%. The rest 51% is controlled by non-branded Chinese tyres.

However, Bangladesh mostly lacks in tyre manufacturing setups, which leads to tyre imports from other countries as the only feasible option to meet the demand. The company largely imports tyre from China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan.

Automobile and tyre sales in Bangladesh are expected to grow with the rising in purchasing power of people as well as growing investments and joint ventures of foreign market players. The country might become the exporting destination for global tyre manufacturers.

Several global tyre giants have also expressed interest in making significant investments by setting up their manufacturing units in the country.

This reflects an opportunity for local companies to set up an indigenous manufacturing base in Bangladesh and also enables foreign players to set up their localized production facilities to capture a significant market.

It can be said that, the rise in automobile sales, improvement in public infrastructure, and growth in purchasing power to drive the tyre market over the next five years.

January, 18 2019