Charting the Future of LNG: Navigating Shifts and Seizing Opportunities

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Market Overview

The global LNG market presents positive prospects amidst evolving dynamics. Europe’s increased LNG imports to compensate for reduced pipeline gas shipments from Russia indicate a strong demand trend, creating an opportunities for the LNG market. The global LNG industry continues to witness growth in production, trade volume, and infrastructure capacity. These positive indicators contribute to a promising outlook for the global LNG market, positioning it as a vital component of the evolving energy landscape.

Qatar, a leading global gas supplier, strategically expands LNG production to meet growing demand for cleaner energy. The ambitious $10 billion North Field Expansion Project aims to boost capacity by 60%, adding two mega LNG trains with a combined capacity of 16 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Qatar, further secured its second major gas supply deal with China, signing a 27-year agreement for the purchase of 4 million metric tons of LNG annually. Other regional players, including Oman and ADNOC in the UAE, are also expanding LNG production capabilities. Bahrain discovered natural gas reservoirs, contributing to domestic energy resources, while Egypt saw a 171% surge in natural gas export revenue, highlighting its growing role in the global market. These efforts demonstrate the region’s commitment to meeting global demand and transitioning to low-carbon energy systems. Globally, the LNG market is estimated to be valued at around USD 74.6 billion by the end of this year. Looking ahead, it is projected to experience significant growth, with an anticipated value of USD 103.4 billion within the next five years.


The INTERNATIONAL LNG FORUM, hosted in Doha, Qatar from 12-13 November 2023, holds great significance as the global gas market undergoes radical shifts due to the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war and the resulting sanctions on Russian gas exports. These developments have created challenges and opportunities, particularly for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which aim to diversify their oil and gas markets and revenue streams. The INTERNATIONAL LNG FORUM will address several key topics to drive discussions and provide insights into the LNG industry. These include the increased global demand for LNG, competition between LNG and clean energy in the future, optimizing extraction techniques, expanding LNG transportation and shipping vessel capacity, building sustainable supply chains, enhancing asset effectiveness and equipment modification, embracing digital transformation, and addressing decarbonization and low-carbon LNG production. The event will also cover important themes related to HSE, LNG storage, cost efficiency, and effectiveness. Over the course of the two event days, delegates will have extensive opportunities to network, discuss the future of the industry, and forge partnerships to advance the LNG industry toward a sustainable and prosperous future.


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Qatar is the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), with pivotal role in meeting the increasing global demand for LNG

Qatar's ambition to become the world's top LNG trader, supported by its massive LNG expansion plans, adds to the rationale for hosting the forum in the country. With its extensive LNG infrastructure, expertise, and low lifting costs, Qatar is well-positioned to play a leading role in global LNG trading

The World LNG Report 2022, published by the International Gas Union (IGU), indicates that LNG has established connections between 40 importing countries and 19 exporting countries, fostering global connectivity in the LNG market

Bahrain, recently discovered two natural gas reservoirs, Al-Jawf and Al-Joubah, onshore, which can contribute to their domestic energy resources

Qatar Energy announced this year the awarding of the North Field Expansion Project contract worth $10 billion. “The award includes two LNG ‘mega’ trains with a combined capacity of 16 mtpa”. This expansion will increase the country’s production by almost 60%

Oman plays a major role as one of the top LNG exporters globally

Egypt experienced a substantial increase in natural gas export revenue, with a surge of 171% in 2022, highlighting the country's growing role in the global natural gas market

The report highlights that the global liquefaction capacity reached 459.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in 2021, following an increase of 6.9 MTPA compared to the previous year's capacity of 20 MTPA - this growth signifies the expanding potential of LNG worldwide


Nader Kamal

General Manager Health, Safety and Environment - Process Safety

Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG)

Ali Ahmed Albarwani

Senior Manager - Strategic Planning & Management Framework (SPM)

Oman LNG

Nicholas Jones

Director Technology



Eng. Hamood Al Sinaidi

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Advisor

Oman LNG, Vice President Investment, Oman Vision 2040,

Maha F. Attia

Assistant vice chairman for foreign Trade

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS),

Dr. Amr Elgedawy

Director of business

North Africa

Nader Kamal

General Manager Health, Safety and Environment - Process Safety

Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas (ELNG)

Amy Davis

Vice President, LNG

Energy Transfer
United States

Fahad Alhenzab

Head of NZLD Project

Qatar Chemical Company

Zaher Ibrahim

Vice President

Baker Hughes, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Dr. Ibn ElWalid Hussein

Research Professor

Qatar University,

Ali Ahmed Albarwani

Senior Manager - Strategic Planning & Management Framework (SPM)

Oman LNG

Anouar Kiassi

Vice President Digital

GTT Group,

Mohammed AlGhazal

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Noor Energies Group
Saudi Arabia

Monica Hwang


O’Melveny & Myers LLP,
United States of America

Amr A. Elsawy

Director of Engineering

PERMA-PIPE Middle East, Middle Eeast and North Africa

Mohamed Mokhtar

DLNG HSE Manager

Eni - Damietta LNG (Joint Venture),

Ammer Jadoon

Senior Advisor

Solomon Associates
United Kingdom

Nicholas Jones

Director Technology


Dr. Waleed Khadrawy

Energy Transition General Manager

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)

Roland Bou Chedid,

Head of Chemical and Refinery Catalysts

Middle East and Africa, BASF
United Arab Emirates


  • Day One, Sunday 12 November 2023
  • Day Two, Monday 13 November 2023

08:00 – 09:00

Registration, refreshments, and networking

09:00 – 09:05

Opening remarks by Great Minds Group 

09:05 – 09:15

Welcome address by conference chairman

09:15 - 09:30

Keynote address: Challenges and opportunities posed by the shift in the global gas market

Future of LNG in the Global Clean Energy Market

09:30 - 10:15

Opening panel discussion: The role of LNG in the global strategic vision of achieving net-zero targets

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote presentation

*Reserved for industry partner

10:30 – 10:45

Case study: Evaluating the competitive role of LNG in the evolution of clean energy systems

10:45 – 11:30

Networking break and exhibition tour

11:30 - 11:45

Case study: Decarbonization and electrification of LNG facilities

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11:45 – 12:15

Innovation session

*Reserved for industry partner

This session will highlight latest technologies in LNG liquefaction plants, LNG regasification facilities, and LNG shipping. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of technologies.

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HSE in LNG Operations

12:15 – 13:00

Panel discussion: Addressing safety concerns and regulations in LNG train operations

13:00 – 13:15

Presentation: Managing process safety and ensuring engineering flow safety

Digital Transformation and Innovations in the LNG Industry

13:15 -13:30

Presentation: Leveraging data analytics to achieve operational excellence - improving efficiency, reliability, safety, and cost

13:30 – 14:10

Panel discussion: Innovations in LNG product and attractiveness

14:25 – 14:30

Closing remarks by the conference chairman


Networking lunch, and end of day one

08:30 – 09:00

Registration, refreshments, and networking

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome address and opening remarks by the conference chairman

Global LNG Market and Demand Trends

09:15 – 10:00

Panel discussion: Best Practices for building a sustainable LNG supply chain for 2024 and beyond

10:00 - 10:15

Keynote presentation

*Reserved for industry partner

10:15 - 11:00

Panel Discussion: The impact of LNG on downstream market, Navigating challenges and seizing opportunities

11:00 – 11:15

Case study: Shifting trends in LNG contracts: embracing long-term stability

Assessing the implications of the ongoing energy transition on the LNG market and how it influences the shift towards long-term contracts

11:15 – 12:00

Networking and coffee break

Production Techniques and Optimization in the LNG Industry

12:00 – 12:15

Presentation: Optimizing liquefaction process for LNG production

12:15 – 12:45

Innovation session

*Reserved for industry partner

This session will highlight latest technologies in LNG liquefaction plants, LNG regasification facilities, and LNG shipping. The session consists of 10-minute back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights and case studies on the successful application of a variety of technologies.

To book your industry insight slot, contact partnership team at

12:45 – 13:30

Panel discussion: Enhancing asset effectiveness and equipment modification in LNG production

LNG Shipping and Future Direction

13:30 – 13:45

Presentation: Advancements in LNG transportation and shipping

13:45 - 14:25

Closing panel discussion: Innovations and future directions for the LNG industry

14:25 – 14:30

Closing remarks by the conference chairman


Networking lunch and end of conference


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