It provided me with an excellent overview of the options to move crude via water and opportunities.
- Senior Manager
Business Development
Pembina Pipeline Corp.
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Crude-by-Water & Crude Export

Strategies for Waterborne Crude Movement and Preparing for U.S. Crude Export

November 17-18, 2015 · Houston, Texas
Day One Agenda: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
David St. Amand, President, Navigistics
9:10 - 9:40
Snapshot of Crude Export Regulations and the Licensing and Classification Process
Eileen Albanese, Director, Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce
  • Discussion of export controls on crude oil
  • Overview of current regulations
  • Understanding the classification process
  • Deciphering the licensing process
  • Other regulatory issues: Russian sanctions on oil and gas
9:40 - 10:40
Status Update on the Crude Export Reform Process
Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Inc.
  • Status of Congressional committee discussions
  • Potential timeline for lifting or relaxing of the crude export ban
  • Impact of the Jones Act on the crude export debate
  • Frequency of crude-swap requests with Mexico
  • Likelihood of gradual or absolute lifting of the crude export ban
10:40 - 11:00        Networking Break
11:00 - 11:30
Detailed Update on Crude-by-Water Traffic Trends and Destinations
Abudi Zein, COO, Clipper Data
  • Monitor coastal crude movements
  • Tracking movements to Gulf Coast and East Coast destinations
  • Status of inland marine crude traffic
  • Intra-Gulf versus out of Gulf
  • Special analysis on exports out of Gulf
11:30 - 12:15
Crude Price Forecasting and the Impact of Crude Pricing on the Market
Jenna Delaney, Senior Energy Analyst, Bentek Energy
  • Incorporate the latest price forecasts into your planning strategy
  • Get projections for North American crude production and well counts
  • Understand the impact of low crude prices on market dynamics
  • Take advantage of new price differentials
  • Impact on prices of the potential lifting of the crude export ban
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:00
Ideal Domestic Crude Markets
John Auers, Executive Vice-President, Turner, Mason & Company
  • Strategies for reaching the ideal domestic markets for your crude
  • Which refineries are optimal for crude-by-water
  • Detailed refiner demands and specifications
  • Planning for expected shifts in refiner demands
  • Potential impact of crude export on domestic refineries
2:00 - 3:00
International Crude Markets: Strategies for Shipping U.S. Light Crude to Markets in Mexico
Nicole Leonard, Project Consultant, Bentek Energy
  • Expectations for Mexico supply growth with increased foreign investment
  • Mexico's refining complex and its appetite for varies grades of crude
  • Shipping economics between the U.S. Gulf Coast and Mexico
  • Potential for crude-swaps with Mexico
  • Logistical challenges for shipping crude to Mexico
3:00 - 3:20        Extended Networking Break
3:20 - 4:10
Corpus Christi: Infrastructure Developments and Shipping Strategies
Ruben Medina, Director of Business Development, Port of Corpus Christi
  • Accessible markets through Corpus Christi
  • Infrastructure developments and terminal capacity
  • Improving congestion and traffic issues, and shortening loading and unloading times
  • Impact of crude prices on Eagle Ford output
  • Future expansion plans
4:10 - 5:00
Case Study
Monitoring and Responding to Port Congestion
Bill Diehl, President, Greater Houston Port Bureau
  • Greater Houston Port Bureau's project undertaken to understand and respond to congestion problems
  • Metrics that the Port Bureau is using to measure congestion
  • Identifying the causes of congestion
  • Understanding whether congestion is a problem
  • Solutions for working with stakeholders to eliminate congestion

5:15 - 6:30
Cocktail Reception

Take advantage of networking opportunities to meet other with crude and logistics professionals at our cocktail reception.

Networking Opportunities - Who You Will Meet:
Presidents, CEOs, COOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, and Managers of:
  • Crude Trading and Marketing
  • Crude Supply and Sourcing
  • Crude Scheduling, and Logistics
  • Crude Testing
  • Barge, Tanker, and Marine Operations
  • Terminal Operations and Logistics
  • Rail Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Business Development
From These Industry Sectors:
  • Producers and Refiners
  • Barge, Tanker, and Marine Operators, Manufacturers, and Owners
  • Marine Brokers and Logistics Providers
  • Transloaders
  • Terminal Developers and Operators
  • Midstream, Rail, and Pipeline Operators and Logistics Providers
  • Crude Storage Facility Operators
  • Railcar Manufacturers and Lessors
  • Market Analytics and Data Providers
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Will you be prepared when the crude export ban is lifted? Exporting crude seemed impossible a few years about, but now it's on the verge of becoming a reality. Your colleagues in the industry are already implementing plans for shipping US crude to Mexico and other foreign markets. To ensure that you're able to act when the ban is lifted, you must become familiar with these markets. You also need to understand the market for chartering non-Jones Act vessels. It is vital that you put these plans in place before the ban is lifted. This conference will help you do that.

INFONEX's Crude-by-Water & Crude Export is the leading event in the crude-by-water industry. Crude producers, marketers, transporters, refiners, vessel operators, brokers, analysts, port operators, transloaders, railways and government from across North America will make connections and examine new opportunities for getting crude to market.

Get a status update on the process to remove the export ban. Uncover opportunities for exporting crude to markets in Latin America and overseas when restrictions are lifted. Analyze the current trends in moving domestic crude on coastal and inland waterways. Hear case studies on critical crude ports like Corpus Christi and LOOP. Review activity on inland crude routes. Get new strategies that have been developed for reducing congestion in crude ports. Forecast crude prices and understand the impact of price volatility on crude-by-water transportation arrangements. Hear vessel manufacturers and brokers discuss vessel demand and status of orders. Get strategies for chartering Jones Act vessels.

The crude industry is on the precipice of a monumental shift. New export opportunities will completely change the way the industry thinks about marketing crude. Transporting domestic crude on water will soon be one of the dominant methods of getting crude to market. You cannot afford to miss this opportunity. Join us in Houston and make sure you're prepared to act. Register today!

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