DR. MUTHU CHEZHIAN
Muthu has more than 25 years of technical and commercial leadership experience in Energy sector, LNG and Gas Infrastructure developments and Gas to Power large CAPEX projects. His portfolio covers Project Development, FEED, EPC management, Project Management, Operations and Services for Onshore LNG Terminals as well as FSRU/ FSU based LNG terminals, Small Scale LNG solutions, and associated Marine Facilities (Jetty, Topsides, Mooring, Pipelines). From his extensive portfolio he has broad Midstream knowledge within contracting strategy, commercial evaluations, commodity contracting, economic viability assessments, stakeholder engagement, upstream integration, regulatory interfaces, RFQ management, asset acquisition, project finance, equity investments and asset valuation. Muthu has played a pioneering role in LNG Terminals since 2006, including the first wave of FSRUs in Americas (USA & Argentina), with more recent project portfolio of LNG terminals for Bahrain, Ghana, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Indonesia, and shipyard EPC management of an FLRSU vessel in China. He is currently involved in a wide range of projects in USA and Canada (midstream assets investments, NGLs, pricing analysis, LNG liquefaction marketing), Caribbean and Indonesia (Small Scale LNG), Bahrain and India (FSU), SE Asia (LNG Bunkering and LNG hub) and in South Asia (Gas to Power). Muthu has managed projects around 1.2 Billion USD for the corporate level projects concurrently managed, overseeing multiple Project Managers, FEED contractors, EIA consultants, Commercial Advisors, Financial Institutions and EPC Contractors. Prior to this, Muthu has held several senior management and C Level positions with Galway Group, Huarong Energy, Wison Offshore & Marine, Parker Hannifin, BW Offshore, DNV GL, and has worked in USA, Singapore, Norway, China and India. Muthu’s holds a Ph.D. in Marine Hydrodynamics (focus on FPSOs) and MS in Marine Technology from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway and B. Tech. (Honors) in Ocean Engineering & Naval Architecture from IIT - Kharagpur, India and a PMP Certification from USA.
DR. GHO WIE MIN
Dr Gho has 35 years of experience in civil engineering, marine offshore, and energy industries. He is currently t responsible for the engineering and technological aspects of LNG terminals, hydrogen and ammonia production, and renewable energy infrastructure. At LNG Alliance, he leads the technological innovation to enhance energy efficiency and foster business development for future sustainability. Prior to this, Dr Gho was a Director at SSLNG, an LNG technology/IP company, a Technical Advisor on civil engineering works of Melbourne Metro Australia, an Independent Consultant to Coogee Resources/PTTEP Australasia for inspection of modules for FPSO, Premier Oil Vietnam Offshore and PTSC Petro Vietnam for the heavy lift in construction. Apart from EPCI projects involvement in his areas of expertise for FPSO, FLNG, offshore and civil engineering structures, he was a lead engineer for offshore jack-up and semisubmersible guide development and the ABS Offshore Technology Centre under the Singapore EDB research incentive scheme. Since the nineties, he has been actively engaged in novel concepts and new technologies for the innovative floating LPG terminal and jack-up barge systems, underwater future city of NRF, deep-water jack-up, SSFSRU by SPRING, and predictive failure for CNG cylinders by MPA. Dr Gho was formerly with McDermott, ABS Pacific, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In his professional activities, he was Director for the first NTU postgraduate program in offshore engineering, a task force member developing the Singapore National Annex for Eurocode 3, and a subcommittee for marine offshore technology roadmap for the MPA advisory panel. He is an NTU guest lecturer and the author and co-author of 60 published research papers. He holds a BEng (First Class Honours) in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield UK, an MSc DIC in Earthquake Engineering Structural Dynamics from Imperial College London, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from NTU.
VP New Energies
Mr Murali has over 40 years of technical and project experience in the Oil and Gas industry and heads the New Energies, segment of LNG Alliance with focus on green hydrogen, green ammonia and Carbon capture and storage. With his broad expertise in renewables sector, specifically solar power and battery energy storage systems, he has established strong partnerships with clean energy technology providers in Japan, Norway and Australia. Further he has worked closely with renewables project development in Indonesia, China and India. Previously, Mr Murali was associated with Exxon and General Scientific before forming Oiltex to focus on the burgeoning energy market in China. While in Oiltex, Mr Murali forged strong business relations with Sinopec and Petrochina, successfully launching multiple European, American, and Singapore companies into the China market, while initiating a joint knowledge-based collaboration between Colonial Pipeline Company US and Petrochina Pipeline company China. Not limited to traditional oil and gas businesses, Mr Murali also successfully raised project capital for relocating families affected by the Xiangzhaba Hydroelectric Dam project. Over the many decades, Mr Murali has fortified business connections in the East Asia, South Asia region and is a member of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce as well as the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce. He also allocates time to mentor young entrepreneurs and start-ups interested in developing business in the region.
D K DAS
VP LNG and Midstream
DK has more than 30 years of technical and commercial experience in working in energy and mining sectors in United States, Canada and 15 countries in South America, Asia and Africa. He has conducted options study for siting of LNG infrastructure at both onshore and offshore locations and determined optimal way for LNG storage through onshore LNG storage tanks and FSRUs/ FSUs. DK has been responsible for feasibility studies, FEED and design reviews for LNG import infrastructures (LNG Import Terminal Jetty, Trestle, LNG Storage Tank and Regas facilities) for a number of projects, particularly in the Caribbean, Western Canada and the Middle East. As part of the work scope, he has designed pipe-in-pipe configurations for LNG transportation employing new materials and unique deployment systems. He has also reviewed conveyance of LNG through typical stainless-steel pipe (with insulation) and vacuum piping systems. DK has directed environmental and geotechnical studies, specifically related to LNG import and export projects and has interacted with regulatory bodies. Finally, he has prepared Cost Estimates (CAPEX and OPEX); devised procurement, logistics and construction work plans, budgets and schedules; performed Life cycle cost analysis and Financial modelling. Selected project involvements include Bahama LNG, Woodfibre LNG, Pacific Northwest LNG, Aurora LNG, Damietta LNG and MPEH LNG. DK holds an MBA, Finance & Accounting from the University of Chicago, Illinois, USA; M.Eng., Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada; M.A.Sc., Structural Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada; and, M. Eng., Building Science & Technology from IIT Roorkee, India.
VP LNG Terminal Operations
Aristoteles has more than 36 years of experience in LNG terminals and LNG facilities, covering project development, Engineering Procurement Construction, Pre-commissioning and Commissioning of LNG terminals and with decades of hands-on operational and technical experience of LNG plants in Greece. In his early career, he served as the Deputy Director of Operation & Maintenance for Department of Pipeline Natural Gas system in Greece, responsible for the commissioning of Natural Gas System in Greece covering nearly 1000 km of pipeline distribution network. During his long tenure at Revithoussa island LNG Terminal covers, he was responsible for the second phase expansion project, gas transmission system management, construction of a new LNG terminal in Crete Island, construction of additional LNG storage tanks in Revithoussa island, truck loading system, increasing the send-out system capacity by 40% for LNG and revamping of Jetty and shore facilities area. His recent works include, preparation and execution of pre-commissioning, commissioning, testing the completion procedures and hand-over for Enemalta regasification unit., which comprise the LNG and BOG delivery pipework from an FSU (Floating and Storage Unit) via jetty to an onshore regasification unit. During his 9 years of LNG plant start up and operation at Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA), he managed more than 37 Operations, Maintenance and Safety procedures, which covered ships cool down procedures, daily material balance, LNG tank pumps maintenance, LNG unloading etc. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from University of Bologna, Italy and is member of several European professional associations.
ESG Senior Manager
As the ESG Senior Manager, Ms. Sofia is responsible for contributing to LNG Alliance’s sustainability programs, policies, and initiatives. She has deep expertise in environment, social, and governance programs. She actively participates in the development of the company’s ESG strategy and implements the strategy and collaborate with key internal teams on relevant data and target setting. Part of her responsibility includes benchmarking, following LNG/new energies ESG trends, and providing best practices for ESG disclosures while identifying gaps and presenting solutions. Prior to joining LNG Alliance, she was actively engaged in the environmental field, and worked as an environmental engineer for a Mexican consulting company, focusing on audit, evaluation, regulations, Mexican official standards and environmental permitting for different productive sectors and industries. In her current job, she is responsible for the permitting process for Amigo LNG in Sonora, Mexico and Bintan Green Hydrogen project in Indonesia, ensuring the projects obtain all the necessary permits before FID by demonstrating compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. She also works alongside contractors, cross-functional teams for various studies such as environmental-social impact assessment and drives positive impact. She manages the interface for carbon footprint minimization for the projects and is currently involved in net zero initiatives in Indonesia and India. Ms. Sofía, has a master degree in sustainable processes from UANL and a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from ITSON, Mexico.
LNG Facilities Manager
Norman has nearly forty plus years of professional experience covering engineering, design and plant operation in Oil & Gas, Refinery, Petrochemicals, Polymers, and Chemicals industries. Major emphasis on Oil & Gas related experiences are Onshore/Offshore Production and Processing Facilities, Pipelines, Subsea Production facilities, Floating Production/Processing, Storage and Offload (FPSO) systems, Floating LNG and Regas systems, Floating Power Production, Combined Cycle Power Generation, etc. Emphasis on Processing Technologies are Natural Gas Processing (Gas/Liquid Treating and Dehydration, CO2 Recovery, Sulfur Recovery, etc.), Cryogenics (LPG/NGL Recovery, CO2 Separation, Nitrogen Rejection, Helium Recovery and Liquefaction), land based LNG Liquefaction plants, Receiving Terminals, GTL, Ethylene, Methanol, NH3, and various refinery and petrochemical processes. Project scopes range from Design reviews and verifications, Conceptual and Feasibility studies with economic evaluations, Front-End Engineering and Basic Design (FEED), completed Detailed Engineering and Design and Plant Commissioning & Start-up. His last decade of projects in LNG and FSRU include noteworthy projects such as Woodfibre LNG terminal, West Niger Delta LNG, Thailand’s Map Ta Phut LNG Terminal, Energy Port Lavaca FSRU and FLNG for Deep Water Gas Reservoirs in Nigeria. He was formerly employed with Flour, Foster Wheeler, KBR and Modec. Norman holds a M.S. Chemical Engineering from the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
SHUH PEI LENG
Project Engineering Manager
With over twelve years of engineering experience in the energy sector, Shuh Pei has an extensive portfolio that encompasses FEED, Detailed Design, EPCI for oil and gas projects. In her current role, she is responsible for the green hydrogen production facility in Indonesia and leading the teams efforts in electrolyzer technology selection, hydrogen plant sizing, facilities planning and the 'first of its kind' hydrogen gas subsea pipeline engineering. Her expertise includes pre-qualification, tender proposals, bid engineering, sub-contract management,, engineering management, and project interface management. Shuh Pei has experience working on a variety of field development projects, including Singapore PowerGas pipeline, Peciko 2/4 EPSC1/2 pipeline for TotalFinalElf, Bongkot Field Development Phase 2C and 3E for PTTEP, PetronasTTM, Lamma Power Station Extension for Hong Kong Electric Company, south Sumatra West Java Project for PGN, West Lobe Wellhead Platform for Premier Oil, RAVVA in India, Blacktip for ENI Australia, Chim Sao for Vietnam PTSC, Wheatstone for Chevron, Liwan for COOEC China, and SK316 for Petronas, Malaysia. She was responsible for overseeing the design and installation of associated tie-in spools/jumpers, subsea control umbilicals, flying leads, MEG bundles, SDH, and PLEM connecting to subsea new wells. She has worked for several companies, including OGI Pte Ltd, Saipem Singapore Pte Ltd, and Technip Singapore Pte Ltd. She holds a MS in Civil Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a BE in Civil and Structural Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In addition to her engineering qualifications, she also has a Diploma in Business Management.