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27th Pacific Petroleum Insiders (PPI) 2017

In-depth Analysis and Insights for the Downstream Oil Market

Crude oil and products markets are being roiled by an array of forces—ranging from US exports to impending restrictions on sulfur in marine bunkers. Long-standing industry players are confronting new entrants, but also seeing new business opportunities.

The Asia Pacific remains as the critical driver of global growth, but it increasingly interacts with far away regions. It is critical to understand the forces behind these interactions, and how they will change over time.

Aside from market forces, it is vital to have insights on opaque government policies and shifting corporate priorities. FGE is uniquely qualified to shine a light on these areas.



  • Day 1: AM Sessions
    Agenda September 21, A.M

    Session 1: Key Issues Confronting the Global Oil & Gas Markets

    • Dr. Fesharaki shares his views on the key issues confronting the global oil and gas business.


    Session 2: Oil Market Outlook

    • Will attempts to support/raise oil prices be successful? When could there be sustained price recovery?
    • Supply-side impact: Has the response of non-OPEC producers to low prices offset the attempts at re-balancing?
    • Demand-side impact: Will the previous demand stimulus from low prices now be constrained and why?
    • Potential stocks/inventories impact: is the long-term upward trend in global strategic oil stocks coming to an end?
    • Who are the main winners and losers if oil prices recover further? Or what if prices stay near current levels?


    Session 3: Global Oil Supply

    • Will the latest attempts to restrain oil output be successful? Or are the cracks showing?
    • Will the recent response in US tight oil production be sustainable? What is the upside?
    • US crude exports: Structural growth or sporadic trade?
    • What are the long-term prospects for non-OPEC production elsewhere in a continued low-price world?
    • How could this change global oil market dynamics and crude oil trade patterns?
  • Day 1: PM Sessions
    Agenda September 21, P.M

    Session 4: Asian Downstream

    • Which countries and which products will lead demand growth? Any surprises ahead?
    • Who is building/expanding refineries and why? Have priorities shifted?
    • What are the most interesting developments/opportunities?
    • Regional movers and shakers to watch—highlights of key developments across various countries.


    Session 5: Growth Giants: China and India


    • How is the government shaping the energy space in China? Further surprises ahead?
    • Outlook for oil products demand, SPRs and overseas investments?
    • Domestic refining surplus to reshape the future roadmap? More project delays and cancellations?
    • What are the challenges facing teapot/independent refineries?
    • Will China limit oil products exports? Changing dynamics for export quotas?



    • Is India’s oil demand growth slowing down? Will consumption growth bounce back to levels seen in 2016?
    • Tightening balances to hasten new refining projects in India? Any FIDs soon?
    • Will rising demand put a lid on oil products exports?
  • Day 2: AM Sessions
    Agenda September 22, A.M

    Session 6: Consolidation Continues: Japan

    • Impact of the two mega-mergers: JXTG and Idemitsu-Showa Shell.
    • METI’s objective of the Refining Ordinance III and impact on Japanese, as well as the regional markets.
    • Will Japanese refiners have enough capacity if they need to increase product exports under the ordinance?


    Session 7: West of Suez Developments: Implications for Asia

    • How will regional products dynamics be affected by varied product demand, regulation changes, and refining capacity developments?
    • What is the potential impact of IMO 2020 on products demand? What are the implications for refiners/shippers/producers?
    • Latin America & Africa: Will the slowdown in refining capacity additions open up new trading opportunities from other regions?
    • What is the outlook for Russian products exports in the light of refining capacity developments and tax regime changes?
    • Changing patterns of Atlantic Basin products trade: Is European refining still under siege? How will product flows affect Asian markets?
  • Day 2: PM Sessions
    Agenda September 22, P.M

    Session 8: Middle East: Disruptive Forces

    • Prospects for crude output capacity trends in Iraq/Iran in the light of political/security developments; anything significant elsewhere?
    • Outlook for Middle East oil demand: Are subsidy policy changes shifting trends? Will non-oil energy supplies have an impact?
    • Who is building what refining capacity and why? Will the changes in Iran’s product balances affect regional products flows?
    • Middle East refining expansions and growing products exports: Heading East or West, and rising how quickly?


    Session 9: Outlook for LPG and Condensate

    • The OPEC cuts affect LPG production out of Middle East – who else other than the US is smiling?
    • The PDH story in China is coming to an end - where is the next demand driver coming from?
    • How will the US LPG export surge impact other oil products?
    • How will new Middle East splitters shift East of Suez condensate balances?
    • Is there room for US condensate in Asia?


    Session 10: Challenges and Opportunities

    • Where are the opportunities and who are the potential winners/losers?
    • What are the key sensitivities and foreseeable surprises?

Meet our Speakers

Ff Website
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki
Chairman, FGE

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. FGE is a leading consulting group focusing on the oil and gas markets East of the Suez, Europe, and the United States, with offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Tehran, Dubai, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Beijing, Mumbai, and Houston. 

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Jeff Brown Website
Dr. Jeff Brown
President, FGE

Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s oil and gas consulting teams.  He is based at our Asian headquarters in Singapore, working closely with FGE consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

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Michael Barry Website
Mr. Michael Barry
Director of Research, FGE London

Michael Barry has over 30 years' experience in oil/energy consultancy. He graduated in Economics from Cambridge University in 1978 and was employed as an economic report writer for Lloyds Bank, before spending 10 years at Petroleum Economics Ltd (PEL) where he was responsible for short-term oil and energy market analysis.

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Event Details

  Where & When

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178

 +65 6733 8388

Date: September, 21-22, 2017

  Registration Fees

FGE Clients:

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Team Fee - $3,195**


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