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Geopolitics of Global LNG Supply & Sino-Russian Arctic LNG: Implications for the Asia Pacific

Professor PAIK Keun-Wook
Senior Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies 

Join Verisk Maplecroft, NUS Energy Studies Institute and Wood Mackenzie for a by-invitation only seminar.

The session will feature guest speaker Professor Paik Keun-Wook’s latest research on the geopolitics of LNG and Sino-Russian Arctic LNG Cooperation. The speaker will cover the implications of these developments for the Asia Pacific. We will also have Dr. Philip Andrew-Speed, Senior Principal Research Fellow at NUS Energy Studies Institute and Dr. Kaho Yu, Senior Asia Analyst at Verisk Maplecroft as discussants. Time will be set aside for Q&A and there will be an opportunity to network with your peers after the event. Seats are limited. The event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Session Topics:
  • Fossil Fuel phase-out is a long march 
  • The geopolitics of global LNG supply: The dominance of three LNG suppliers vs the rise of Russia & the role of Sino-Russian gas cooperation
  • US shale gas based LNG revolution vs Russia's Arctic onshore gas based LNG revolution 
  • Dear gas vs. Affordable gas
  • Power of Siberia 1 vs Power of Siberia 2 (Altai gas) vs Central Asian Republics gas—The increased role of China's gas market


Thursday, 15 August 2019
Registration opens
1:30 pm
Main event with Q&A
2:00 pm–3:30pm

ESI Conference Room
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Block A, #10-01,
Singapore 119620

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Dr. Kaho Yu

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Dr. Christopher Len

Professor PAIK Keun-Wook
Senior Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Professor Paik Keun-Wook is an acknowledged authority on Eurasian energy, in particular on Sino-Russian oil and gas cooperation, China’s natural gas industry, and DPRK’s offshore oil exploration. He is also currently an associate fellow of the Chatham House Energy, Environment and Development Programme and an adjunct professor at Institute of East-West Studies, Yonsei University and at China University of Petroleum (Beijing). His book Sino-Russian Oil and Gas Cooperation – The Reality and Implications (OUP, 2012) has also been published in Chinese (in January 2013) and Korean (in March 2014), with a Japanese version (in January 2016). During the last two decades, he has been advising energy related institutions in Russia, China, Korea, Japan, US and UN with regard to the geopolitics of pipeline development in Northeast Asia, China's natural gas expansion, and DPRK's oil exploration and development issues.

Senior Principal Research Fellow, NUS Energy Studies Institute

Dr. Philip Andrews-Speed is a Senior Principal Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. He has nearly 40 years in the field of energy and resources, starting his career as a mineral and oil exploration geologist before moving into the field of energy and resource governance. Until 2010, he was Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. His main research interest has been the political economy of the low-carbon energy transition. China has been a particular focus for his research, but in recent years he has been more deeply engaged with energy challenges in Southeast Asia. His latest book China as a Global Clean Energy Champion: Lifting the Veil appeared early in 2019.

Dr. Kaho YU
Senior Asia Analyst, Verisk Maplecroft

Dr. Kaho Yu is an energy geopolitics specialist providing strategic direction to energy companies. He focuses on the political economy, energy policy and geopolitics of China and Eurasia, and their implications for businesses and global markets. His expertise covers investment risks related to US-China-Russia relations, Chinese energy policy, Belt and Road Initiative, East Africa LNG development and cybersecurity. Prior to Verisk Maplecroft, he was a research fellow of Energy Geopolitics Program at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center and IPE lecturer in the Chinese University in Hong Kong. Also, he has 5 years policy research experience in Beijing. He holds affiliated research positions at the Harvard Kennedy School, the European Center for Energy and Resources Security (EUCERS), the London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science at King’s College London, and the Asian Energy Studies Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University. Kaho obtained his PhD in International Political Economy from King’s College London. He also holds an MSc in International Public Policy from UCL.