|By Marketwired .||
|March 18, 2014 05:00 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Steelhead LNG Corp., a Vancouver-based Liquefied Natural Gas project development company whose principals have created and led some of the world's largest, most successful and environmentally responsible natural gas and LNG projects, today announced that former BC Attorney General Geoff Plant has joined the company as a member of its Board of Directors.
Steelhead LNG is led by an executive team that boasts more than eight decades of combined experience in the natural gas and LNG industry. The team includes: Nigel Kuzemko, CEO; Ian Hill, Vice President, Technical; Blaine Mersereau, Vice President, Commercial; and Ryan Patryluk, Vice President, Corporate Affairs. The company is currently working with a wide range of LNG-related stakeholders, suppliers and customers to develop LNG projects in BC.
According to Nigel Kuzemko, the appointment of Geoff Plant to the Board is a reflection of Steelhead LNG's commitment to assembling an experienced corporate team with a comprehensive understanding of the issues and opportunities related to developing BC's LNG sector.
"Like us, Geoff recognizes the tremendous potential LNG has to create a wide range of long-term benefits for BC," said Kuzemko. "In addition to being a respected business leader with a comprehensive understanding of economic, political and social issues in BC, he is also widely recognized as one of Canada's leading practitioners in the area of Aboriginal law and an expert in land and resource negotiations with First Nations, so we are honoured to have him join our team."
"I am pleased to join the Board of Steelhead LNG," said Plant, who is counsel at the Vancouver law firm Gall, Legge, Grant & Munroe LLP. "I am confident that Nigel and his team have the global experience and expertise BC needs to help it realize the potential benefits of LNG."
Nigel Kuzemko's experience in the energy sector began as a geophysicist working on upstream exploration and production in the North Sea in 1986. His 22 years of senior executive experience in the energy sector includes extensive work on commercial arrangements in the natural gas industry for everything from upstream exploration through the value chain to retail energy, and gas and power trading.
In South America, Australia, Asia and across Europe, Kuzemko has played a key role in developing and growing the LNG divisions of global energy companies such as Shell, Santos, Qatargas and Gazprom. His experience includes negotiating numerous multi-billion dollar energy agreements, conceptualizing Gladstone LNG (Australia), governmental agreements, joint ventures, LNG sales agreements, as well as operating agreements and price reviews.
Next week, Kuzemko and his team will travel to South Korea for Gastech 2014 (March 24-27), one of the world's foremost natural gas conference, where Kuzemko will participate in an exclusive session reserved for the world's leading energy sector CEOs.
According to Kuzemko, British Columbia has all the entrepreneurial, educational and natural resources necessary to become a world leader in the responsible development of LNG. Furthermore, it is Steelhead LNG's strong belief that its LNG developments in BC will help create additional BC-based businesses that provide engineering, construction, accommodation, marine, transportation and other LNG sector-related services.
"Today we are entirely focused on LNG-related infrastructure in British Columbia," says Kuzemko. "Our people and the projects we are developing are all BC-based. As a result, we are unhampered or distracted by commitments to projects outside BC or other investments in non-LNG energy sectors. Our philosophy, our approach and our decisions are all closely aligned with the interests of British Columbia and its aspirations to be a competitive supplier of the cleanest LNG in the world."
Steelhead LNG's Ian Hill (VP, Technical) said the company is committed to applying and sharing its global experience and expertise with British Columbians in order to develop the province's technical and project delivery capacity in the LNG sector.
Hill has more than 40 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, including 37 with the Royal Dutch Shell Group of companies. Over his distinguished career, his technical development, engineering management and project leadership roles have covered the full project development cycle, including identification, feasibility and concept selection, integration of subsurface and surface disciplines, FEED (front end engineering design), EPC&C (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) and engagement with national ministerial or regulatory bodies.
His experience spans offshore and onshore oil and gas exploration and production, and the gas midstream sector, primarily LNG. Among his many industry achievements is leading the development of Shell's original floating LNG concept.
On the upstream and commercial side, Steelhead LNG has nearly thirty years' experience in the gas, power, oil, NGLs and LNG sectors across North America through Blaine Mersereau, (VP, Commercial). Commercially skilled and technically trained in geology, Mersereau has worked for corporations such as Shell Canada Energy (LNG Canada), EnCana, Anadarko Canada, Florida Power & Light, Lectrix Canada, Berkley Petroleum and TransAlta Energy.
His extensive corporate, regulatory and technical expertise includes successfully managing grass roots business opportunities from inception through to commercial operations, establishing governance and risk management systems with new venture start-ups, and brokering deals. His industry achievements include developing the business plan for North America's first electronic trading system for natural gas (Energy Exchange Inc.), founding North America's first international, merchant power transmission line (Montana Alberta Transmission Line), and established energy trading departments for several multi-national energy marketing companies.
Overseeing Steelhead LNG's financial structuring and negotiations will be Ryan Patryluk, a former partner at Heenan Blaikie and a founding partner at Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP (operating as MEP Business Counsel). Patryluk is a proven leader in structuring domestic and international projects with a diverse legal and commercial background.
As a lawyer qualified in Canada, England and Wales and New York, Patryluk has represented some of the world's largest institutional and investment banks and asset managers, and has led negotiations to establish international joint ventures and other business relationships within Canada and abroad. In legal and business roles with major international firms in Canada, the United States and Europe, Patryluk has focussed on strategic business mandates, infrastructure and energy projects, acquisitions/ dispositions and major debt and equity financings.
Steelhead LNG's investors include KERN Partners, a Calgary-based energy sector private equity firm, which is funded by a group of leading Canadian pension funds, North American university endowments, foundations, institutions and family offices. KERN's team has significant experience in the upstream oil and gas, energy infrastructure, energy technology and oil and gas service sectors and has more than $2.3 billion under management.
For more information about Steelhead LNG, visit www.SteelheadLNG.com.
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Sep. 30, 2016 05:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,368
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Sep. 30, 2016 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 691
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Sep. 30, 2016 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,306
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He will also cover various st...
Sep. 30, 2016 04:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,002
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Sep. 30, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 392
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Sep. 30, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,824
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Sep. 30, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 732
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Sep. 30, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,587
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
Sep. 30, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,659
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Sep. 30, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 381
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridharabalan, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc., will focus on key challenges in building an Internet of Things solution infrastructure. He will shed light on efficient ways of defining interactions within IoT solutions, leading to cost and time reduction. He will also introduce ways to handle data and how one can develop IoT solutions that are lean, flexible and configurable, thus making IoT infrastructure agile and scalable.
Sep. 30, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,655
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful if they can do something with it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their legacy ap...
Sep. 30, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 570
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Sep. 30, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,672
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your ...
Sep. 30, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,248
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Sep. 30, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,015