AIEN 2024 International Energy Summit

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AIEN is producing an incredible two-day program for its annual International Energy Summit.  Stay up-to-date on current trends and challenges in the international energy industry by attending sessions that include high-profile speakers, interviews, hot topics, fireside chats, moderated discussions and more!

Topics to be featured this year:

  • The NOC Balancing Act: How to Leverage the Strengths of Conventional Energy While Exploring Energy Diversification
  • One Year Later – Is Natural Gas Still Relevant to the Energy Evolution? A Look at the Buyer/Seller Relationship and Beyond
  • Practical Solutions to Achieving Climate Goals
  • The Continuing Search for Oil and Gas and the Need to Address Shareholder and Stakeholder Concerns 
  • A Case Study in ESG – The Thuen-Hinboun Power Company hydropower project in Laos
  • The Rising Price of Energy Development
  • Securing Critical Minerals for Cleaner Energy
  • The Political Side of the Energy Transition
  • From Origination to Utilization:  Evolution of Energy Businesses Lifecycle in the post-COP26 World, Including an Update on COP28
  • Hydrogen: How, What, Where and When Does Hydrogen Fit into the Energy Transition in Asia-Pacific?
  • Large-Scale Decarbonization: Regional Approaches
  • Understanding the Legal Risks of the Low Carbon World – From Climate Change Litigation to Arbitration Across the Globe
  • Financing the Low Carbon World and How to Align Investments with ESG Goals 

Keynote and Featured Speakers

Montri Rawanchaikul, CEO, PTTEP
Adif Zulkifli, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Upstream, Petronas
Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy
Luca Vignati, Upstream Director, ENI

Dual-Track Workshops

Prior to the IES Welcome Reception and kick-off of the conference, AIEN will host four workshops on Tuesday, June 11. There will be two morning workshops and two afternoon workshops, allowing attendees to register for more than one workshop and double their learning! All workshops are $200 each and can be added on to your conference registration. Registration will include a coffee break, lunch and workshop materials.

The number of participants in each workshop is limited in order to facilitate the highest level of interaction.

Morning Workshops (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Negotiating, Drafting and Documenting a Solar Power Purchase Agreement
Supasit Boonsanong, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins 
Charuwan Charoonchitsathian, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins 
Jonathan Fong, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons

Khomson Kenyotha, Thailand Country Manager, TotalEnergies
Franck Constant, President and CEO, Constant Energies
Angela Aroozoo, Associate General Counsel, APAC, Canadian Solar

This workshop will provide AIEN’s first look at drafting the essential contract in solar energy, the power purchase Agreement (“PPA”).  The PPA is central to all of the elements in the buyer-seller relationship for solar energy.  This session will feature speakers with significant regional, legal, and business experience in creating and drafting PPAs in Asia Pacific but also in running solar businesses, selling solar power and working the supply and logistics associated with this renewable energy. The workshop will conclude with a mock negotiation session.

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The Evolving Energy and Petroleum Laws of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and China: A Comparative Overview of the Changing Regulatory Landscape
Dr. Piti Eiamchamroonlarp, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
Luu Hoang Ha, Chairman, Nami Energy 

Farin bin Abdul Aziz, Partner, Skrine
Joanne Du, Partner, Mayer Brown
Moderator: Monsicha Pongrujikorn, Counsel, Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production Ltd.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive and comparative overview of the current and emerging energy and petroleum laws in four Asian countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and China. It will examine the legal frameworks, challenges and opportunities for investors and operators in these jurisdictions, as well as the regional and global implications of their energy policies. Led by Dr. Piti, a leading academic in Thailand Petroleum laws and advisor to the Thai Government in the drafting of the new Thailand Petroleum Act and law firm partners with extensive expertise and experience in the energy sector.

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Afternoon Workshops (1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Designing and Developing CCS/CCUS Projects: Conditions for Deployment, Project Structures and Risk Allocation
Nick Fulford, Senior Director, Gas/LNG-Carbon Management-Energy Transition–Americas, Gaffney Cline
Damian Johnston, VP Gas Business Development Asia Pacific, bp
Darren Murphy, Partner, Jones Day

This workshop will be an interactive review of policy frameworks used around the world that regulate CCUS development and explore what is needed on the policy enablement front to take a project from concept to execution.  This workshop-level discussion will walk through the selected global policies that are advancing CCUS development and how these differing policies enable (or not) the ambitious projects required to meet NetZero objectives. We will discuss the potential scope, best practices and pitfalls of how governments are working to support the progress and development of CCUS projects. 

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Optimizing the AIEN Model LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement with Mock Negotiation
James English, Partner, Clark Hill
Nick Kendrick, Counsel, Mayer Brown
Patricia Tiller, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Nadorff, Special Counsel, Mayer Brown

Steven Otillar, Partner, White & Case

The workshop will take a deep dive into the AIEN FOB LNG Sale and Purchase. The instructors will guide the participants through multiple base provisions and options chosen for inclusion in the model form. A particular emphasis on heavily negotiated issues in the LNG industry (quantity flexibility, liabilities, delivery start date, etc.) will guide the discussion. The instructors will also draw from example deals in the Asia Pacific region (Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia etc.) to put deal provisions in context.

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