Forecasting Energy Forward Prices using Physical Assets

Matt Snyder and Graham Tyler
Event information
Date 16th October 2001
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue ICMA Centre, Room G03/04
Event types:
Research Seminars

Matt Snyder is Managing Consultant for Wood Mackenzie Consulting in London. He has consulted on numerous projects for large, remote gas assets located primarily in Latin America. His studies have included components from all phases of the value chain: from the wellhead to the burner tip. The analyses have included extensive modeling of market demand in order to determine project viability. Mr. Snyder recently built a global optimization model to quantify the growth potential for LNG and piped gas in addition to providing marginal cost of gas supplies into key consuming regions. He has also performed consulting work for project participants in the former Cristobal Colon LNG project (Venezuela), the Atlantic LNG project (Trinidad and Tobago) as well as a few other conceptual and developing LNG projects. He recently led a project focused on the natural gas supply / demand balance in the West Coast of North America, including financial and legislative overviews, in order to determine the potential import of LNG. His consulting experience also includes developing, analyzing, and benchmarking the petroleum terms for National Oil Companies and host governments in Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and most recently in Kuwait. Mr. Snyder has also performed due diligence studies at the behest of lending agencies for international gas monetization projects. He holds Masters degrees in Petroleum Economics and Management from Institut Francais du Petrole and in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines.

Graham Tyler is Senior Consultant for Wood Mackenzie Consulting in Edinburgh. Graham joined Wood Mackenzie in February 2000, and has been involved in a number of gas and power consultancy jobs. He has been providing electricity price forecasts and analysis for the Germany and Benelux countries on an on-going basis, and has recently modelled Thailand. He was also a co-author of the Mediterranean Multi Client April 2001 featuring Italy, Portugal and Spain. He has also supported strategic assessments on European power markets, and provided modelling experience to European gas and Atlantic LNG consultancy work. He came to Wood Mackenzie via National Power where he spent two years supporting the international business on strategic definition, power market analysis, and supporting M&A / bespoke bids for generating assets. Before joining the international business he had worked in the energy trading department selling wholesale products to the UK regional supply companies. Prior to National Power he had worked for seven years in Seeboard's Supply Business. Graham has an MBA from Warwick (1999) and a BSc(hons) degree in economics from Surrey (1990).

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