22nd International Gas & Power Summit

The 22nd International Gas and Power Summit featured senior level executives from gas and power industry as well as non-industry stakeholders, and addressed the most topical issues facing gas and power industry. The Summit also look at ways and means to implement sustainable energy policies and to successfully drive natural gas demand in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.

  09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Address

  • Dr. Saïd Nachet, International Gas and Power Summit Director
  09:05 - 09:15

Introductory Remarks

  • Nordine Aït-Laoussine, International Gas and Power Summit Chairman, President, Nalcosa -Former Energy Minister of Algeria
  09:15 - 10h30

Natural Gas in the global energy landscape

A range of possible energy and environmental policies (national and geopolitical tensions, possible black swan events, ‘game changer’ technological breakthroughs, or other variables) may influence what the energy reality may look like in the decades to come.

Introduction: Didier HoussinCEO, IFPEN

  • Luis Bertran Rafecas, Secretary General, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Jean-Marie Dauger, President, GIIGNL
  • Rannveig Sofie Stangeland, Vice President, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, MMP Marketing and Trading, Statoil


  • Didier Houssin, CEO, IFPEN

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the consequences on natural gas of a long lasting low fossil fuels price scenario?
  • How do energy efficiency technologies, development of renewables and storage technology affect gas demand?
  • What does gas industry say to policy makers on the role of gas in the energy transition?
  11:00 - 12:30

Gas industry recent developments and prospects

The global gas market is bound to witness a very
strong supply growth phase. Consequently, there
is a queue of LNG supply projects today waiting to
come on stream over the next few years, leading to
signifi cant shift in the gas industry outlook.

Introduction: Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary General, CEDIGAZ

  • Philippe Sauquet, President, Gas, Renewables & Power, Total
  • Sam White, Director, Corporate Structuring, Cheniere
  • Tarek Souki, Senior Vice President, LNG Trading and Marketing, Tellurian Inc
  • Rasoul Falah Nejad, Project Director, South Pars Gas Field Development (Phase 11), POGC, NIOC
  • Nabila Metref, Director, Gas Exports Division, Sonatrach


  • François-Régis Mouton, Chairman, Case for Oil & Gas Committee, IOGP

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What uncertainties could affect projections of future LNG capacities?
  • Will regional markets match the growing LNG capacity?
  • How industry is adjusting to lower oil prices environment when developing FIDs?
  • What are the uncertainties surrounding global gas demand growth?
  14:15 - 16:00

Reduction of the LNG chain costs; contribution of operators, contractors and equipment suppliers

In a durable environment of low gas price, it is becoming increasingly important for the LNG industry to reduce its development costs; simplification of design, adoption of new processes, reduction of construction costs, changes in EPC contractual terms, etc. We have seen already the pace of new projects FID slowing down with a significant risk of LNG supply shortage in the near future.

  • Laurent Vivier, Senior Vice President, Gas, Total
  • Béatrice Prud'homme, President, Dunkerque LNG SAS
  • Philip Hagyard, Vice President LNG, TechnipFMC
  • Jerome Ribuot, Director Business Development Floaters, Saipem
  • Sveinung Stohle, President & CEO, Hoegh LNG


  • Graham Hartnell, Poten&Partners, Manager LNG & Gas Consulting

Questions to be addressed include:

  • Cost optimization in LNG projects: same solutions as for other E&P projects?
  • Role of innovation: new plant designs, new process, new equipment
  • Potential of FLNG in LNG cost reduction
  16:00 - 16:30

Keynote Speech

  • Abderrahim El Hafidi, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco "Meeting domestic energy needs while addressing energy transition: Morroco's experience"
  16:30 - 18:00

Power sector: shifting patterns and rising challenges

This session will address the numerous challenges facing the power sector; ageing generation capacity, incorporation of growing share of renewables in the electricity mix, adjusting to international and national-level climate and energy policies, moving towards a low-carbon electricity system while maintaining electricity security, etc.

  • Thierry Lepercq, Executive Vice President, Research Technology & Innovation, ENGIE
  • Luc Poyer, CEO, Uniper France
  • Marc Bussiéras, Director, Strategy, EDF
  • Paolo Frankl, Head, Renewable Energy Division, IEA


  • Pierre Terzian, Director, Petrostratgies

Questions to be addressed include:

  • Pierre Terzian, Director, Petrostratgies
  • How renewables can be effectively utilized in large scale bulk electric systems?
  • Renewable Integration: what are the lessons learned for policy makers and utilities?
  • Coal in the equation in the aftermaths of USA withdrawal from COP21 agreement?

Closing Remarks from the Chairperson

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