2018 Oils Seminar

  • London, United Kingdom
Wood Mackenzie's Oils Seminar takes place in London on Wednesday 21 February 2018. This year's theme will be '2018: A turning point?'. Is 2018 the turning point when the impact of vehicle fuel efficiency improvements and the re-balancing of the oil market starts to transfer value back towards the Upstream sector? At the seminar we will discuss our view of the market fundamentals for 2018 and the period through to 2020, focussing on the outlook for crude and European refining and the associated key risks and uncertainties. Please contact: clare.rees@woodmac.com for further information.

Agenda

    • 21 February 2018

      • Registration

      • Welcome Address

        Speakers

        • Alan is VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets. He is responsible for formulating Wood Mackenzie’s research outlook and integrated cross-sector perspectives on this global sector. Alan Gelder joined Wood Mackenzie’s Downstream Consulting team in 2005 and became global head in 2009. He transitioned into research upon his return from Houston in 2011 and was Global Head of Refining and Chemicals. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alan had 10 years of industry consulting after working for ExxonMobil in a variety of project planning and technical process design roles. Alan has a first class Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, supplemented by an MBA from Henley Management College.

      • Crude oil outlook for 2018 and 2019

        Speakers

        • Ann-Louise Hittle brings to Wood Mackenzie over 25 years experience in analysing global oil markets. She directed the development of and leads Wood Mackenzie’s Macro Oils Service, launched in April 2005 and focused on global oil markets. Ann-Louise has established an international reputation for her analysis of short to long term oil markets. Her career began with Gulf Oil after which she was Staff Editor with Petroleum Intelligence Weekly focused on OPEC and markets in Asia. Thereafter, she was Middle East/Oil Markets research associate with Kissinger Associates in New York and then Senior Oil and Gas Futures Analyst with Shearson Lehman Brothers. Ann-Louise joined Wood Mackenzie from CERA, where she was Research Head of the Upstream Oil Service with responsibility for world oil market analysis and writing the long term scenarios. Ann-Louise graduated from St. Lawrence University and holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University in Middle East Studies.

      • Outlook for key refined products across 2018 and 2019

        Speakers

        • Jonathan Leitch is currently Research Director within the EMEARC refining and oil products research team at Wood Mackenzie, where he leads our coverage of the short term oil products markets, co-ordinating and analysing regional supply and demand trends and producing the outlook for prices and margins. Jonathan also leads Wood Mackenzie’s long-term forecasting for product prices and refining margins. He joined Wood Mackenzie in 2008 after working as a research analyst at another leading oil consultancy where he spent four years actively involved in analysis of the supply and demand fundamentals of the downstream markets. With over 25 years oil market experience, Jonathan has worked in trading for Rhein Oel/RWE Trading dealing with physical crude oil and futures and derivatives. Prior to this he worked for Shell in crude oil operations and shipping. His work in the trading sector has involved writing and negotiating contracts, all aspects of cargo and shipping operations, trade finance, risk management and creating trading strategies.

        • Zachary Rogers is a Research Analyst for Wood Mackenzie’s North American Refining & Oil Products team in Houston. His research spans North American crude markets, midstream analysis, refinery operations, and refined products, with a specialisation in US product markets. From this research, Zachary helps deliver analysis for Wood Mackenzie’s North American Product Market Service where he focuses on forecasting crude runs, balances, exports, and stocks for refined products in the United States and Canada. He has been referenced in top publications such as Bloomberg, Financial Times, and the Economist. He joined Wood Mackenzie from Shell, where he focused on US fuel sales and operations. At Shell, he helped analyse fuel pricing data to derive demand elasticity, as well as cost analysis for various US fuel market initiatives. Zachary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

      • Spring maintenance season and its impact on Europe – showcasing Wood Mackenzie data on Eikon

        Speakers

        • Simon Wilson is the Global Head of Oil Markets for Thomson Reuters. He has been in this role from 2012 and is responsible for growing the Oil Market Business through an agreed Growth Plan. As part of the Oil Market Plan, this included building out a team of 30 Oil Analysts to focus on building a Global Oil Supply Chain Model to track the physical movement of oil and its impact on price. He was also responsible in identifying and signing up key partners to build out the Oil Market Proposition that included: Genscape, IIR Energy, API, WoodMac, EMI, HART Energy and Tankterminal. Prior to this role, he was the Head of Commodities & Energy in Asia Pacific for Thomson Reuters from 2004 to 2012 and helped double the revenues in the region in that period. In this role, he also created, built and acquired a number of specialist businesses in the commodities market. He worked in Japan from 2002 to 2004 to negotiate and sign a partnership with Jiji Commodities to consolidate the domestic commodities business onto the Reuters Desktop Platform. Simon worked in the ventures group in London, looking at equity investments in early stage ventures in the Commodities business from 2000 to 2002. Prior to Reuters he worked at Environmental Resource Management, a specialist energy/environmental consultancy, managing teams of specialists in environmental and energy infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region, from 1994 to 1998. Simon holds a MBA from London Business School, MSc in Environmental Management from Hong Kong University, a Monbusho Scholarship in Atmospheric Physics from Tohoku University and BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College.

      • Coffee & Networking

      • Chemicals and its impact on LPG/naphtha

        Speakers

        • Alan is VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets. He is responsible for formulating Wood Mackenzie’s research outlook and integrated cross-sector perspectives on this global sector. Alan Gelder joined Wood Mackenzie’s Downstream Consulting team in 2005 and became global head in 2009. He transitioned into research upon his return from Houston in 2011 and was Global Head of Refining and Chemicals. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alan had 10 years of industry consulting after working for ExxonMobil in a variety of project planning and technical process design roles. Alan has a first class Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, supplemented by an MBA from Henley Management College.

      • Refining investments to 2020

        Speakers

        • Rachel Williams is currently Research Director within the EMEARC refining and oil products research team at Wood Mackenzie having re-joined the company in 2015. An authority on Wood Mackenzie’s view on the EMEARC refining sector, she continues to develop our messages within a global context for publication in both Product Market Services and Refinery Evaluation Model. Prior to re-joining Wood Mackenzie, Rachel was a Vice President at Citi working in the Oils Commodities trading team primarily focusing on trading strategies for clean product markets. Throughout her time in banking she also has experience in advisory consulting for both industry and financial clients through buy side due diligence and cash flow modelling. With over 15 years experience at Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Bank of America Merril Lynch and Citi, Rachel has worked throughout the industry from physical refinery engineer, LP planning, fundamental analysis and trading strategy. Rachel graduated from the University of Bath with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering.

      • Key near term geopolitical oil and gas sector risks

        Speakers

        • Jimena leads Verisk Maplecroft’s Americas research team, with regional and thematic experts based in the UK and Mexico. She is the Americas expert on Brazil and the Southern Cone, and frequently provides advice to multinational companies and multilateral institutions on political risk in Latin America. She participates in diplomatic, academic and business forums, addressing issues of regional and country-specific concern. Jimena also makes regular contributions to the British and foreign media. Prior to working for Verisk Maplecroft, Jimena edited several publications at Latin News and wrote extensively on Latin America, covering political, economic and security issues. She was also a contributor to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ special dossier, The Farc Files: Ecuador, Venezuela and the Secret Archive of ‘Raúl Reyes’. Jimena studied History and Political Science at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and obtained a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Jimena is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in Portuguese.

      • Closing Remarks

        Speakers

        • Alan is VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets. He is responsible for formulating Wood Mackenzie’s research outlook and integrated cross-sector perspectives on this global sector. Alan Gelder joined Wood Mackenzie’s Downstream Consulting team in 2005 and became global head in 2009. He transitioned into research upon his return from Houston in 2011 and was Global Head of Refining and Chemicals. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alan had 10 years of industry consulting after working for ExxonMobil in a variety of project planning and technical process design roles. Alan has a first class Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, supplemented by an MBA from Henley Management College.

      • Networking Lunch

Fees

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