In an increasingly volatile market with oil prices impacting liquidity across the world, industry experts are anticipating significant renovation of the project financing market. Now more than ever before it is of paramount importance that project owners and sponsors come together to share thoughts and ideas of how we can implement robust and lucrative financing structures and strategies.

SAE Media Group is delighted to announce the return of their 3rd annual Project Financing in Oil and Gas conference. This meeting will offer all parties involved in financing oil and gas projects the perfect platform to dissect key challenges and latest developments in the industry. This 2-day conference will provide in-depth analysis surrounding effective financing strategies oil and gas projects spanning from upstream to downstream. Not only will it provide attendees with an outlook of projects in the pipeline but it will also explore the financial security of existing projects and how this can be maximised. Special focus will be on due diligence, gas infrastructure financing, and the expanding and evolving LNG and FLNG markets.




  • Understand how the tumbling oil price will affect the Project Financing Market
  • Appreciate the different risks associated with different streams and how to prepare for them
  • Hear about other financing structures including private equity funding
  • Learn about the pros and cons of the LNG and FLNG markets
  • Network with Leading professionals and understand what the project owners and the lenders want to see

Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Project Finance
Associate Director
Business Development Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Commercial and Gas
Directors of LNG
Economics and Strategic Planning Advisors
Legal Directors
Managers of Corporate Finance
Country Operations Managers
Project Directors
Sr. Business Directors
Technical Directors of Development and Planning
Treasury Managers

Private Equity Firms
Due Diligence service companies

ABM AMRO; Aluko & Oyebode; Banca IMI; CAAH OIL COMPANY LIMITED; CEPSA SAU; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Companhia Moçambicana de Hidrocarbonetos, S.A.; CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB HOLDINGS LIMITED; Debtwire CEEMEA; Dentons; Deutsche Bank; DLA Piper; Eland Oil and Gas PLC; ENTSOG AISBL; EON UK; Genie ; Grant Thornton; ing bank; Interfax ; JKX Oil & Gas plc; Kallanish Energy; Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC); Kuwait Petrolium Corp.; Macquarie; Macquarie Bank; Mart Resources Inc.; Menol oil and gas ltd; Moorgate Group; Moscow Branch of Limited Liability Company “GPB Neftegaz Services B.V.” ; Natixis; Navigant; Oil, Gas and Energy Law Portal; Rand Merchant Bank; Royal Bank of Canada; RPS Group; RPS Group Plc; Scotiabank; Shell; Siemens; SMBC Europe Division; SNR Denton; Societe Generale; Standard Chartered Bank; Technip France; tema oil refinery limited; Transgaz S A; UK Export Credit Finance;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tim Pipe

Tim Pipe, Partner, Dentons
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9:10 CASE STUDY: Financing a major gas project in a challenging climate

Tom  Tildesley

Tom Tildesley, Chief Finance Officer, Maersk Oil

• Capital development: Methods used by Maersk Oil
• Working with the government and minimising political risk
• Overcoming the challenge of a constrained supply chain

9:50 Lending to the E&P sector in Nigeria: key legal considerations

• Local content issues
• Key structuring concerns
• Restrictions on security
• Enforcement of security

Tim Pipe

Tim Pipe, Partner, Dentons
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Omosuyi Fred-Omojole

Omosuyi Fred-Omojole, Associate, Dentons

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Case study: Downstream project financing in turbulent times

Caroline  Smith

Caroline Smith, Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals PF Execution , SMBC Europe Division
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• Structuring a project in a low oil price environment
• Approach of ECAs to oil price risk
• Impact of sanction on multi-ECA projects

11:40 Financing domestic gas projects in emerging markets

Ignacio de Calonje

Ignacio de Calonje, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation
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• How to structure transactions to reduce credit risk
• What needs to be put in place for transactions to work out
• Taking a look at relevant case studies in the Middle East

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 The role of capital markets for energy projects

Martin  McAspurn-Lohmann

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann, Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas , Santander

• Assessing debt and equity market access
• Long term alternatives to bank funding
• Taking a look at relevant case studies

14:00 Rating oil and gas companies in a volatile climate

Ian Dixon

Ian Dixon, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings Ltd

• Fitch’s approach: Rating through the cycle
• Achieving investment grade
• Case studies of interest

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Challenges for export credit agencies and risk appetite in tumbling markets

David  Craig

David Craig, Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch, UK Export Finance
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• How do Export Credit Agencies asses and manage their risk capacity – especially in emerging markets?
• Correlations between oil/gas price and project financing risk capacity
• Looking towards future developments in ECA financing

15:50 Project financing for new technologies

Malcolm Wells

Malcolm Wells, Director, Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd
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• Understanding perspectives from a non-project team point of view
• Establishing technology/project credibility
• Socialising the risk to lenders

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Raj Kulasingam

Raj Kulasingam, Senior Counsel, Dentons
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9:10 Bank considerations for project financing in Africa

Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus, Executive Director, Oil and Gas Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

• Key oil and gas industry themes
• The corporate landscape and funding challenges
• Key risk considerations
• Key enablers to financing

9:50 Opportunities and threats in the Iranian energy sector

Humphrey Douglas

Humphrey Douglas, Partner, Dentons
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• Taking a look at new upstream regime
• Undertaking effective business in Iran
• Overcoming financing issues

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Deciding on the best structure when financing oil and gas projects

Ian Cogswell

Ian Cogswell, Managing Director - Global Infastructure & Projects, Natixis

• What are the main financing structures?
• Comparison of relevant case studies
• How to decide which is most appropriate

11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the key considerations for project finance?

• What are the best ways to calculate bankability and allocate risks?
• What are the key construction risks and how can these be mitigated?
• What are the supply, operating and offtake risks to be considered?

Raj Kulasingam

Raj Kulasingam, Senior Counsel, Dentons
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Brian Marcus

Brian Marcus, Executive Director, Oil and Gas Project and Export Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

Ian Cogswell

Ian Cogswell, Managing Director - Global Infastructure & Projects, Natixis

Stephen Enderle

Stephen Enderle, Head of Oil & Gas Finance, Rand Merchant Bank

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Investment opportunities for infrastructure funds in the oil and gas sector

Edward Winter

Edward Winter, Senior Vice President, Macquarie Capital
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• Opportunities created by the drop in oil price
• Emerging opportunities in investing in energy-related assets
• What infrastructure funds are seeking from an investment in the oil and gas sector

14:10 Mitigating financial risk for FLNG projects

Elena Olevanova

Elena Olevanova, Associate Director, ABN AMRO BANK N.V.

• Similarities between traditional FPSO finance and FLNG?
• Examining what the industry needs in order to have financiers get comfortable with the project risks
• Is FLNG a more bankable option than onshore LNG?

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 LNG Projects in the Nordic countries

Laura Huomo

Laura Huomo , Energy and Capital Markets Counsel, Roschier Attorneys Ltd
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• Trends and regulation affecting the financing LNG terminals
• Natural gas as part of the energy mix in the Nordic countries
• Third party access to off grid and on grid LNG terminals
• Risk matrix in Nordic LNG terminal projects

16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


Executive Director, Oil and Gas Project and Export Finance
Standard Chartered Bank
Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals PF Execution
SMBC Europe Division
Head, Project and Structured Finance Branch
UK Export Finance
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital
Associate Director
Managing Director - Global Infastructure & Projects
Managing Director
Fitch Ratings Ltd
Chief Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
Energy and Capital Markets Counsel
Roschier Attorneys Ltd
Malwell Corporate Projects Ltd
Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas
Senior Counsel
Head of Oil & Gas Finance
Rand Merchant Bank
Chief Finance Officer
Maersk Oil

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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