Conference Day One | 17 April
8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
9:10 am - 9:15 am WELCOME REMARKS FROM THE LEAD SPONSOR
9:15 am - 9:45 am THE FIGHT AGAINST OIL AND FUEL THEFT IN LIBYA
9:45 am - 10:15 am DOWNSTREAM SUPPLY CHAIN FUEL AUTHENTICATION FOR OIL AND GAS COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENTS: ASSURING FUEL INTEGRITY FROM TERMINAL TO PUMP AND REVEALING UNRECOGNISED EXCISE TAX AND ILLICIT TRADE PRACTICES
Governments rely on taxed products as significant revenue sources. Criminal and dark activities such as diversion, counterfeiting, and tax evasion steal this financial resource from the country and its citizens. When tax revenues are stolen, critical government programs go unfunded and health, confidence and public services suffer.
Oil and gas companies face comparable challenges, as the downstream fuel supply chain becomes increasingly complex, oil and gas companies are held accountable for assuring fuel quality from the terminal to the retail site. So how can companies protect their revenue, brand reputation and customers, and thrive in supply and distribution chain complexity?
· The impact of fuel manipulation on lost revenue
· Intentional and accidental supply chain threats – where you may be comprised
· Defending your downstream supply chain against fuel manipulation
· The technology behind fuel authentication – markers and devices
· Using analytics and reporting tools for data-driven actionable insights
· Delivering on your brand promise to customers
10:15 am - 11:00 am IMPLEMENTING FUEL MARKING PROGRAMMES: PERSPECTIVES FROM GOVERNMENTS, NOCS AND IOCS
11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:30 am - 12:00 pm DELIVERING TRUST AND INTELLIGENCE IN THE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm MODUS OPERANDI OF OIL THEFTS IN INDIA
· Size, cost and implication of theft and pilferage market in India
· Methods of theft and pilferage and its evolution over the years
· Legal issues and mitigation measures by Indian Oil companies
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm FACE UP TO FUEL FRAUD
· Fuel fraud is a global problem that remains a threat to the revenues and reputation of oil companies and the legitimate taxes governments need to fund public services
· Consumer confidence in high-value fuels can be irreparably damaged by exposure to the effects of fraudulent fuel, such as vehicle damage and protracted claims processes
· The oil industry needs to stand together, face up to fuel fraud and take the necessary action to protect reputation, shield its customers from counterfeit products and minimise the flow of fraudulent funds into organised crime
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm MEASURES TO PREVENT PIPELINE TAPPING AND IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF PETROCHINA INFRASTRUCTURE
· Approach to risk assessments, vulnerability assessments and security planning that helps identify risks and develop comprehensive security arrangements
· Physical security considerations to deliver cost-effective protection to multi-kilometer infrastructure projects
· Pipeline surveillance technologies and how combinations of technologies can deliver persistent surveillance
· SCADA & information technology security to ensure control and integrity of real-time data
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm COUNTERING AN OIL AND FUEL THEFT EPIDEMIC IN VENEZUELA
· Exploring the modalities of a crime that costs PDVSA 3 Billion USD a year and diverts 50,000 – 100,000 barrels per day illegally out of Venezuela
· Enhancing the process for crude oil/ refined products transportation, trading and supply business continuity and disaster recovery plans
· Adopting additional security and surveillance measures to protect pipelines and storage facilities
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm HOW TO STRUCTURE A NATIONAL FUEL MARKING PROGRAMME
· This panel discussion will bring together government stakeholders typically tasked with creating and setting in motion a national program to mark fuel products and will seek to answer the following questions:
· Setting realistic objectives: Understanding and scoping the nature and scale of the problem and what you want to achieve.
· What constitutes best practice in conceiving and implementing a marking program?
· Should you legislate to make the program mandatory?
· Who is going to pay for it? Can you get the national oil industry including multinational operators to fully or partially fund the program? What’s in it for them?
· Panellists: Government stakeholders who have implemented a successful marking programme