Santander, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, ABN AMRO Bank, NIBC Bank Will Meet in London This November to Discuss the Future of Project Finance in Oil and Gas Sector

SMi Group reports: The 3rd annual Project Financing in Oil and Gas conference will be returning to London on 21 – 22 November 2016.

London, United Kingdom, August 28, 2016 --( The Project Financing in Oil and Gas conference will offer all parties involved in financing oil and gas projects the perfect platform to dissect key challenges and latest developments in the industry.

Hear from and network with the top banks in project financing for oil and gas, learn about LNG projects in the Nordic countries, discuss challenges for export credit agencies and risk appetite in tumbling markets, and much more.

Martin McAspurn-Lohmann, Managing Director, Head of Oil and Gas and Utilities, Santander Corporate and Investment Banking will be speaking about the role of capital markets for energy projects. Attendees will be able to hear about assessing debt and equity market access and long term alternatives to bank funding.

Caroline Smith, Head of Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Execution from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation will be presenting her case study: Downstream project financing in turbulent times. Caroline will focus on structuring a project in a low oil price environment, approach of ECAs to oil price risk and impact of sanction on multi-ECA projects.

Furthermore, Brian Marcus, Director, Oil and Gas Project and Export Finance from Standard Chartered Bank will be speaking on bank considerations for project financing in Africa. He will discuss the corporate landscape and funding challenges, key risk considerations and more.

Mitigating financial risk for LNG projects will be presented by Hugo Diogo, Head of ECT Europe, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Hugo will answer questions: Similarities between traditional FPSO finance and FLNG? Is FLNG a more bankable option than onshore LNG? And much more.

Sven de Veij, Head Oil and Gas Services, NIBC Bank and Charles Lesser, Managing Director, Macquire Group will participate in day 1 panel discussion: How does economic cycle give rise to new opportunities?

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Other speakers in 2016 include:
- Tom Tildesley, Chief Finance Officer, Maersk Oil North Sea UK
- Jelena Babajeva, Director in EMEA Infrastructure and Project Finance Group, Fitch Ratings
- Lukasz Dziekonski, Chairman of the Management Board, Macquarie Fund
- David Craig, Manager, Project and Structured Finance, UK Export Finance
- Ian Cogswell, Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources, Global Infrastructure and Projects, Natixis
- Laura Huomo , Energy and Capital Markets Counsel, Roschier Attorneys, and many more

Sponsorship/Delegate enquiries: Contact Andrew Gibbons +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or email

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