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MARE FORUM USA 2010

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION OF ENERGY

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE IN AMERICA,
CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION AND OTHER INITIATIVES:

 THE IMPACT ON SHIPPING AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES


A GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY DIALOG


February 19, 2010

InterContinental Hotel
Houston - Texas - U.S.A.


For the programme see below

THE SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELLISTS

 

Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman

Rear Admiral Mary Landry
Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District
U.S. Coast Guard


Chris Smith
US DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary
for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas

 

César Palagi
Walker Ridge Asset Manager
Petrobras America, Inc.


Matt Spears
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Bill Gallagher
President
International Registries, Inc.

 

Nicky Papadakis
President
INTERCARGO

Eric Smith
Chief Commercial Officer
OSG Americas

 

Ken Applegate
Vice-President, Transportation Services
Valero Marketing and Supply

 

Commander Randal S. Ogrydziak,
Supervisor, Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise
U.S. Coast Guard

 

William J. Sember
Vice President Global Marketing (Energy)
ABS

 

Alexandra Theodoropoulou

Consul General of Greece in Houston

 

Jeffrey Goetz
Manager
Poten & Partner

 

Colin Cridland
Director Research
Clarksons

Robert Greco III
Group Director, Downstream and Industry Operations,
American Petroleum Institute

Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune"

 

RADM Robert C. North
President
North Star Maritime, Inc

 

Vice Admiral Jim Card,
US Coast Guard (Ret.)


Sybren Hoekstra

Senior Investment Manager

Northern Fund Management America, LLC


Renee Orr
Chief, Leasing Division, Offshore Energy and Minerals Management, MMS,
US Minerals Management Service – Offshore 5-year Plan Status

 

Roberto Cazzulo
Vice Director Marine Division
RINA

RDML Kevin Cook
Director of Prevention Policy
US Coast Guard

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman
NAMEPA

 

Captain Anuj Chopra
President
Anglo Eastern Ship Management

 

Paul Slater
Chairman
First International Corp


Bud Streeter
Vice President, United States Region
Lloyd’s Register Americas

Karsten Hochkirch
Vice President
FutureShip GmbH

D. Braxton Schertz
Director of Maritime Advisory Services
Det Norske Veritas

Daniel F. Sheehan
Consultant

 

Massimo Volta
Area Manager for the USA
RINA SpA

David St Amand
President
Consulting Navigistics

Jon Waldron
Blank Rome


Jannis Kostoulas
President, Mare Forum

.....and many more to confirm

 


 

 

    Thursday, February 18, 2010
InterContinental Houston Hotel
 
18:00   Registration
 
19:00 - 21:00   Welcome Reception
hosted by


 
    Friday, February 19, 2010
InterContinental Houston Hotel
 
07:30   Registration
 
08:30   Opening and Introduction
Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman

“Situation”:  United States is attempting to increase energy independence by expanding offshore oil and gas development and use of alternative energy sources; and, at the same time, reduce carbon and other emissions.  These initiatives will create potentially significant impacts on the energy industry and transportation of energy cargoes by international shipping and United States domestic shipping.   

“Challenge”:  The maritime transportation and energy industries should produce and provide to consumers worldwide, readily available and reliable energy resources at the lowest possible cost, while enjoying a reasonable profit.  This must be accomplished in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner but also in a way that facilitates commerce to minimize transportation costs.

 “Priorities”: Overall, what are the priority regulatory issues most affecting marine transportation and energy development which must be coordinated and managed together by government and the private sector, to meet current and long-term energy and maritime transportation needs in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner and also facilitate commerce?

THIS CONFERENCE will examine through a structured approach, the current state and future need and validity relative to the Priorities and provide an assessment of the impact of the energy and financial markets on energy transportation by international shipping.

 

    Session 1:

Setting the Scene Part 1
Keynote Speakers
Government and Industry


Themes:
Senior leaders representing government and industry describe their view of the “Situation” from a broad policy perspective, and potential barriers to meeting the “challenge”. 
 
08:30   Session Moderator
Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman
 
08:40 - 09:40   Keynote Speakers
Senior leaders representing Government and Industry

Rear Admiral Mary Landry
Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District
U.S. Coast Guard

Robert Greco III
Group Director, Downstream and Industry Operations
American Petroleum Institute

William J. Sember
Vice President Global Marketing (Energy)
ABS

 

    Setting the Scene Part 2
Energy Economics
 
09:40 -
10:10
  Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune"
 

Alexandra Theodoropoulou

Consul General of Greece in Houston
 

10:10 - 10:50   Discussion and debate between the speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants

Discussion panellists:

Captain Anuj Chopra
President
Anglo Eastern Ship Management
Colin Cridland
Director Research
Clarksons
Paul Slater
Chairman
First International Corp
More discussion panellists to be announced

 
10:50 - 11:10   Break
    Session 2:

Energy Availability and Air Emissions
The Government Perspective

Themes: Current priority regulatory projects, their need, status and timelines; impact of outcome from UNFCCC COP 15; likelihood of expanded offshore energy exploration – the 5-year plan; impact of emissions reduction; maritime safety and refinery capacity; alternative energy resources.
 
11:10   Moderator’s introduction
Vice Admiral Jim Card
US Coast Guard (Ret.)
 
11:20    US Dept of Energy Perspective
Chris Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Gas

 
11:30   US Minerals Management Service – Offshore 5-year Plan Status
Renee Orr
Chief, Leasing Division
Offshore Energy and Minerals Management, MMS

 
11:40   US Environmental Protection Perspective – Carbon Reduction Initiatives
Matt Spears
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
1150   US Coast Guard - Safety and Environmental Protection Aspects
RDML Kevin Cook
Director of Prevention Policy, USCG

 
12:00 – 12:40   Discussion and Debate between speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants.

Questions to be addressed by panelists and for discussion and debate by participants:
  • What is the future of LNG use in the United States
  • Is LNG really the energy source of choice for the future when balanced against available technology and safety, security and environmental concerns?
  • What is the plan for expanded U.S. offshore energy development?
  • Is offshore Arctic development a viable potential source?
  • Is there sufficient U.S. refinery capacity to process expanded offshore production?
  • How will efforts to control carbon emissions in the U.S. affect refinery production?
  • Are there feasible alternatives to traditional oil, gas and coal energy resources?
  • What is the overall impact assessment of the U.S. Canada proposed ECA?
  • How will the ECA effect fuel availability?
  • Will ECA fuel switching pose maritime safety problems and increase marine casualty and oil spill potential?
  • What should be the highest priority international and U.S. regulatory initiatives?
  • GHG emphasis: Considering outcomes of UNFCCC COP 15, how should IMO deal with emission trading schemes (ETS)? Potential impact on energy transportation costs?

Discussion panellists:
Massimo Volta
Area Manager for the USA, RINA SpA
Jon Waldron
Blank Rome

More discussion panellists to be announced
 

12:40 –
13:00
  Special presentation:

U.S. Coast Guard LNG Center of Expertise

Commander Randal S. Ogrydziak,
Supervisor, Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise
U.S. Coast Guard
 
13:00
-
14:00
  Lunch

Lunch Speaker:

Sybren Hoekstra

Senior Investment Manager

Northern Fund Management America, LLC
 

    session 3  

The Marine Transportation Industry Perspective
Energy Independence and Carbon Reduction Initiatives in America - Setting the Right Balance

 

Theme - The US Gulf is providing several new sources of oil while at the same time presenting significant logistical challenges. The transportation industry is taking steps to meet these challenges in a safe and economical way. Carbon reduction targets will also impact US refining demand and impact shipping.

 

14:00 Moderator's introduction
Bill Gallagher
President
International Registries, Inc./ Marshall Islands Registry
 
 14:10   Offshore Production Potential and Expectations
César Palagi
Walker Ridge Asset Manager
Petrobras America, Inc.
 
14:20   Meeting the Challenges - The Tanker Owner's Perspective
Eric Smith
Chief Commercial Officer, OSG America

 
14:30   Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Carbon Emission Proposals
Ken Applegate
Vice-President Transportation Services
Valero Marketing and Supply
 
14:40   The International Tanker Market Outlook
Jeffrey Goetz
Manager, Poten & Partners
 
14:50
-
15:30
  Discussion and Debate between speakers and audience participants.

Questions to be addressed:
  • What will be the potential impact of increased U.S. offshore oil production on energy independence?
  • How will transportation of energy cargoes to and within the U.S. be impacted by increased production?
  • What opportunities does expended U.S. offshore oil production offer to oil companies and to shipping companies?

  • How will the refining industry cope with reduced carbon allowances?

  • What should be the highest priority international and U.S. regulatory initiatives?

 

15:30   Break
 
    session 4  

The Classification Society Perspective – Technology Solutions for Environmental Problems

Themes: Improvements in offshore technology; impact of outcome from UNFCCC COP 15 – technology to reduce carbon emissions; exhaust gas cleaning systems and other alternative technology in emissions reduction; reducing emissions from existing engines; feasibility of the IMO energy efficiency design index for new ships
 
15:50   Moderator's introduction
Roberto Cazzulo
Marine Director RINA
 
16:00
 
  Bud Streeter
Vice President, United States Region
Lloyd’s Register Americas
 
16:10  
Karsten Hochkirch
Vice President
FutureShip GmbH
 
16:20  

D. Braxton Schertz
Director of Maritime Advisory Services
Det Norske Veritas
 

16:30  

NAMEPA Perspective
Clay Maitland   

 Founding Chairman
NAMEPA

     
16:40
-
17:20
  Discussion and Debate between speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants.

Questions to be addressed by panelists and for discussion and debate by participants:
  • What new technologies are available to reduce carbon emissions?
  • What is the potential for CNG fuel for shipping?
  • Are classification societies prepared to approve exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) under MARPOL Annex VI for both SOx and NOx? Carbon?
  • Offshore production technology potential?
  • Impact of EU competition activity on IACS?

Discussion panellists

Nicky Papadakis
President
INTERCARGO

Dan Sheehan, PE
Consultant

David St Amand
President, Navigistics, Inc.

More discussion panellists to be announced
 

    session 5  

Conclusion – A Focused Agenda for Policy Makers
Prioritization of Issues
 
    Conference Chairman, Session Chairmen and Conference participants synthesize and prioritize the policy issues.

Develop a list of priorities for government and industry to address concerning:
  • Reducing emissions from shipping
  • Carbon emissions reduction in the US
  • Development of feasible alternative energy sources
  • Traditional – oil, gas, coal - energy resource development/exploitation
  • Improvement of mariner recruitment and retention
17:20 - 18:00   Open discussion where Moderators of Sessions 1-4 discuss the results of their panels between themselves and the participants and recommend prioritization of issues developed during the conference day
 
18:00 -
21:00
  Closing reception