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 Two Agenda: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
David St. Amand, President, Navigistics
9:10 - 10:10
Panel Discussion
Waterborne Movement of U.S. Crude
MODERATOR: John Roby, Director of Corporate Affairs, Port of Beaumont
David St. Amand, President, Navigistics
Tom Marian, CAO, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.; VP for Texas, Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association
  • Trends in coastal crude routes
  • Destinations for domestic crude
  • Working with coastal vessel operators
  • Integrating rail with water
  • Benefits of moving crude on water
  • Potential impact of lifting the crude export ban
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:20
Update on Regulatory Requirements for Transporting Crude on Waterborne Vessels
LT Andrew Murphy, Hazardous Materials Division, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Update on safety regulations from the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Implementing U.S. Coast Guard requirements
  • Impact of new safety regulations on shipping costs
  • Examine the potential for changes to the Jones Act
  • Update on possible changes to crew requirements for ATBs
11:20 - 12:10
Case Study
Moving Eagle Ford Crude on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Tom Marian, CAO, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.; VP for Texas, Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association
  • Where Eagle Ford crude can be shipped through the GIWW
  • Recent movement trends
  • Accessing loading and offloading points
  • Rates for moving crude through GIWW
  • Strategies for working with vessel operators
12:10 - 1:10        Luncheon Break
1:10 - 2:00
Chartering and Procurement Strategies for Jones Act and Non-Jones Act Vessels
  • Update on availability of Jones Act vessels: Coastal Tankers, ATBs, and Inland Barges
  • Strategies for leasing Jones Act vessels
  • Understanding the variables that impact the market
  • Impact of crude export on the market for Jones Act vessels
  • Markets and availability of non-Jones Act crude vessels
2:00 - 2:50
Demand for Jones Act ATBs, Inland Barges, and Coastal Tankers
Austin Sperry, VP Marine Business Development, Gunderson Marine LLC part of the Greenbrier Companies (GBX)
  • Demand for each type of vessel
  • Orderbooks and delivery schedules
  • Charter rates
  • Impact of potential crude export reform on Jones Act vessel market
  • Strategies for working with vessel manufacturers
2:50 - 3:10        Extended Networking Break
3:10 - 4:00
Pulling it All Together: Supply and Demand in the Jones Act Product Tanker Market
David St. Amand, President, Navigistics
  • Supply of Jones Act product tankers and large ATBs to 2020
  • The current orderbook, likely retirements, and potential additional orders
  • Demand for Jones Act product tankers and large ATBs
  • Current deployment by sector and outlook for demand in each sector
  • Wrap-up of prior presentations/discussions
  • The crystal ball: What will the Jones Act look like in 2020?
4:00        End of Day Two
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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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