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Executive Experience with Exxon, Enron, Repsol, Black Hills Corporation,IBM,Motorola

World Class Project Experience with many LNG, Natural Gas, Midstream Companies 

Best-in-Class techniques result in more effective operations, marketing, and finance.  Let us improve your bottom line.  Here are a few examples we have done for companies:

  • Developed, presented and received approval LNG strategies for Repsol's Energy North America's entry into the US market;

  • Helped develop Enserco Energy, unit of Black Hills Corporation, North American cross-commodity strategy;

  • Created and implemented Enron's derivatives marketing strategy within the pulp & paper group, focused upon the publisher market;

  • Grew US LNG Natural Gas Trading and Origination Business. Expanded Repsol LNG marketing and procurement business from 3 to over 40 employees, creating the strategy and marketing plan and providing critical structuring, valuation, policies and procedures, risk policies, and systems implementations support;

  • Structured, valued and negotiated LNG supply contracts with major LNG suppliers world wide.  Resulted in new flexible pricing mechanism allowing offtakers to change pricing after firm commitment to purchase LNG;

  • Co-founded Oasis Bank SSB, merged the bank into Spirit of Texas Bank which filed SEC S-1 as IPO as a $1 billion Texas bank

  • Rolled out new processes for Exxon, including new systems, financial controls, and continuous improvement techniques;

  • Created and executed Floating Ragas LNG (FSRU) Asset Monetization Strategy (AMS). Included strategic asset analysis, marketing plan, transportation and pipeline analysis, storage analysis, introduction of partnership concepts and negotiations with upstream and downstream partnerships;

  •  Created and incorporated LNG Business and Marketing Strategy - using Monte Carlo simulations into marketing, models to quantify, compare and present LNG supplier netbacks;

  • Led international strategic analysis effort to quantify net present value of 160,000 cubic meter above ground storage facility for liquefied natural gas storage facility resulting in build decision;

  • Using analytics, cargo acquisition and regasification flow optionality, analyzed downstream natural gas index baskets, forward curves and their volatilities, and incremental financial and physical trading and marketing profits;

  • Led analysis and participated in many international multiparty LNG negotiations;

  • LNG Competitive Analysis. Created models to compare U.S. LNG regasification terminals incorporating forward curves and volatility;

  • Approved $609 million Municipal Bond after being Appointed to KISD Board of Advisors - Bond Committee

  •  International Energy Transfer Pricing, Crude & Crude Products. Provided critical quantitative support to $6.3 billion IRS legal claim regarding energy transfer pricing of crude and refined products of Saudi Aramco and a Major integrated oil & gas company;

  •  Storage, LNG Liquefaction Strategy and Analysis. Led the analysis and implementation of needle peaking LNG asset strategy for multi-LDC natural gas holding company;

  •  Regasification Facility Analysis. Utilized Monte Carlo simulations and other analysis techniques to quantify, evaluate and compare LNG destination net-back profits. Directed effort in negotiations with overseas LNG firms seeking regasification terminal use agreement opportunities within the United States;

  • Appointed to Board of Advisers and regular speaker for InfoCast LNG for High Horsepower Applications;

LNG Project Development and Associated Activities

 

AGL Resources – Project development activities around several LDCs, as well as current and planned LNG facilities

  • Created LNG peaking strategy and implementation for AGL-affiliated LDCs, including Virginia Natural Gas, Atlanta Gas Light, Florida Gas, others; analyzed supply stack, simulated demand day peaking LNG needs

  • Managed certain permitting/other challenges relating to non-attainment areas for site selection and securing  

  • Project developed capabilities and what if scenarios around Elizabethtown Gas peaking LNG, others

  • Negotiated peaking joint venture with major importer of propane

  • Explored joint venture regarding LNG expansion possibilities with Transco in Mid-Atlantic

  • Developed preliminary site for Virginia LNG Import Facility

Repsol LNG – Project development activities and company building activities

  • General project development activities associated with new assets, including Canaport LNG (1.2 Bdfd), Maritimes & Northeastern Pipeline (782 mmcfd after adding 5 new compressor stations and two looping pipelines), New Brunswick Pipeline new build (850 mmcfd)

  • General business growth and development activities associated with the establishment of trading, marketing, risk management of new operations in North America

  • Analyzed pipeline tariffs to maximize gas flow, optionality, backhaul and meter capacities

  • Created Risk Management Policy

  • Evaluated Storage Facility Policy

  • Created Marketing Strategy

  • Created Import Strategy

  • Structured, negotiated anchor QatarGas LNG supply deal for Canaport LNG

  • Headed Marketing for Repsol

  • Originated, structured, valued LNG offtake deal with Northeast LDC Consortium

  • Originated, structured valued LNG peaking offtake deals from Canaport LNG

  • More

Excelerate LNG – Project development activities around two LNG import facilities

  • General project development activities associated with Northeast Gateway and Gulf Gateway

  • Led Asset Monetization Strategy

  • Led Analyzed pipeline tariffs to maximize gas flow, optionality, backhaul and meter capacities

  • Corporate Development Activities

Texas LNG – Project development activities around an export LNG import facility

  • Conducted project development activities related to permitting, power supply, offtake agreements, supply agreements, area supply and demand, more

  • Led Negotiations for Gas Supply Transportation

  • Led Negotiations for Gas Supply

  • Formulated Gas Supply Strategy

  • Created Gas Supply Analysis, Strategy and Negotiations

SCT&E LNG – Project development activities around an export LNG import facility

  • Project Development Activities

  • Negotiated upstream pipeline deal

  • Introduced MOU from special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) for this second wave LNG project

Apollo Global Asset Management – Strategic Assessment activities hinging upon LNG facilities

  • Advised regarding strategy regarding certain major midstream assets as it related to LNG project construction and utilization.

  • Analyzed transportation contracts, exposures, risk and mitigation strategies

  • Recommended potential actions of the midstream company’s potential future action relating corporate ownership and bond owners

Kitimat LNG – Project development activities around an export LNG import facility

  • Conducted monetary assessment and valuation associated with breach of contract on  this export facility

  • Constructed financial valuation model

MPEH LNG – Project development assessment around an export LNG import facility

  • Conducted monetary assessment and valuation associated with judiciary jurisdiction regarding this export facility

  • Constructed financial valuation model

 

 

Other Related Activities and Achievements - LNG, Natural Gas, Energy, Banking

  • Board of Advisors, Regular Speaker for Infocast LNG for HHP

  • FINRA-Licensed Securities Series 79,82,63

  • Served as Head, Investment Banking, Entoro Capital (Energy Broker-Dealer based in Houston)

  • Katy Independent School District Bond Committee, recently approved and recommended over $600 million in new bond issuances

  • Introduced and negotiated MOU from special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) for second wave LNG export facility;

  • Headed, grew LNG organization for Repsol Energy North America;

  • Originated $7.5 million gross margin double novation for gas, storage, transportation:

    • One deal alone linked production, midstream, transmission, storage and two combined cycle power plants;

    • 7.5 year deal durations;

  • Originated, valued and structured long-term structured downstream transactions for regasification: 

    • Customers and continued relationships include local distribution companies, private equity investors, power plants, aggregators, and municipalities;

    • Associated with $1.2 billion North American regasification facility and 10.5 Bcfd of storage;

  •  Expanded Several Energy Companies' Marketing, Trading and Derivatives Businesses: 

    • Completed largest structured transaction in Enron paper group’s history, measured at $10 million in gross margin;

    • Increased transactions with end-users and profits from $75 thousand to over $1 million in marketing and trading business of Sonat Gas Marketing in Mid-Continent & Gulf regions;

    • Taught and expanded use of derivatives structures with clients;

  • Founded and grew business units of Enron, Enserco, Sonat and Oasis;

  • Co-founded, raised capital, and successfully merged Oasis Bank SSB with subsequent IPO:

    • Served as Director and Chairman of M&A and Asset & Liability Committees;

    • Managed the merged with Spirit of Texas Bank, recent IPO with SEC, public registered S-1 with market capitalization of $1 billion (NASDAQ: STXB)

  • Business clients include private equity, owners, and managers of power plants, LDCs and retail aggregators, other developers, banks;

  • Led or assisted in all aspects in startup of U.S. natural gas trading firms;

  • Developed strategy and marketing plan for gas trading & origination; involved with establishment of risk policy document, policies & procedures, and implementation for trading & origination;

  • Traded natural gas in the Gulf, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-Continent areas;

  • Managed traders, marketers using physical and financial derivatives to meet client risk management needs for hedging exposures to volatile energy prices;

  • Originated reverse mergers, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures;

  • Negotiated long term liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts;

  • Negotiated long term natural gas contracts;

  • Negotiated long term pipeline contracts;

  • Structured deals and negotiated propositions relating to LNG supply and several US-based LNG facilities;

  • Developed and implemented Northeast LNG peak-shaving business strategy; resulted in $120 million peak-shaving LNG projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions;

  • Coordinated, structured and negotiated power, gas and derivative transactions, tolling and capacity/commodity proposals, and contract monetizations & restructures involving local distribution companies, municipalities, utilities, and industrials;

  • Developed for client executive  enterprise risk management structures and hedge programs;

  • Commercial/structuring liaison of new origination business. Assignment involved training president and originators to more fully understand and utilize company physical and financial structures and capabilities resulting in more profits and deal flow;

  • Conducted training of derivative structures and their applications to mitigate cash flow volatility of client businesses;

  • Developed alliances, joint ventures, and co-marketing agreements to augment market penetration of start-up businesses.

 

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Scott M. Shields Biography

Scott Shields
Managing Partner
Scott Shields and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz discuss LNG exports and energy in  Houston's Petroleum Club

Mr. Shields, from Katy, Texas near Houston's energy corridor, provides strategic consultancy and advisory services through Morgan Shields LLC.  Mr. Shields assists executives in multiple sectors including those relating to his extensive structuring, commercial strategies and risk management in oil & gas, LNG, technology and energy. His diverse technical expertise ranges from corporate finance, strategy & market fundamentals, commercial negotiations & marketing,  to deal & company structuring, commercial best practices, and strategic risk management.  He has even successfully co-founded a Houston Bank.

 

Mr. Shields graduated with Distinction from Pennsylvania State University with Honors in Finance and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, consistently ranked one of the global top finance and general graduate-level business schools.

 

Scott Shields launched his career as a senior financial analyst and internal auditor at Exxon Corporation over twenty-five years ago, where during a span of almost four years, he streamlined global commodity processes, international crude trading, and supported the company’s multi-billion-dollar operations. Following his time at Exxon, Mr. Shields traded physical and financial structured natural gas transactions with Sonat Energy Marketing. He was identified in 1996 by Enron Capital & Trade as a valuable resource to develop a new, long-term structured transactions group where he transformed several strategic business units during his four-year tenure.  These successes included natural gas, greenfield and brownfield re-powering, and other structured propositions, the largest of which entailed an international derivatives structure contributing $10 million to the company’s gross margin.

 

In 2005, Mr. Shields was recruited by AGL Resources, a large retail/wholesale natural gas distribution operation (LDC). He valued and negotiated critical energy storage agreements at Jefferson Island Storage and Hub, optimized its peaking natural gas and LNG infrastructure development, and successfully negotiated key multi-commodity joint ventures. Given Mr. Shields experiences in the energy industry, he seamlessly transitioned to an executive position as Vice President of Repsol Energy North America. Over the course of his career at Repsol, he was integral in its successful entry into North America. Along with his team, Mr. Shields structured, valued, and negotiated the $547mm international binding agreement to supply 100% of the required upstream LNG to the $1.2 billion Canaport LNG import facility. Downstream, he created the strategic plan, marketing plan, and executed long-term structured regasification contracts with natural gas utilities, consortiums, and power plants.

 

In 2010, Mr. Shields advanced to Managing Director for Enserco Energy, a subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation, where he formed and grew the East Origination & Trading Group. While developing its North American strategy and successfully originating and negotiating a company acquisition, Mr. Shields executed two $307 million structured transactions connecting natural gas supply, midstream, storage, and transportation with distant independent power plants, contributing $7.5 million to gross margin.

 

Mr. Shields served on the Board of Directors of Oasis Bank SSB, Houston, Texas, a business he co-founded in 2005. The founders raised the private capital under 1933 Securities Act, Regulation D, 506(c), and Mr. Shields later served as the Chairman of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Asset & Liability Committees. His team successfully merged the bank in December 2012 with Spirit of Texas Bank, thereafter registering and performing a public offering (IPO) into a public $1 billion bank.

  

Mr. Shields is currently FINRA licensed investment banker with his FINRA Series 79, 82, and 63 and served as Head of Investment Banking for a start up investment bank. In addition to his professional pursuits, Mr. Shields served on the Katy Independent School District Bond Committee, approving over $600mm in new bond issuances.  

 

Mr. Shields is an active duty veteran, entering service as an U.S. Army Private and achieving the rank of Captain after receiving two Army Achievement Medals for Valor.  In his free time, he enjoys piloting his family to remote destinations for vacations and offers occasional flight instruction as a certified flight instructor (CFI/CFII) and commercial, instrument rated pilot, most recently owning an SR-22 Cirrus. 

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Thomas G. Quine Biography

Thomas G. Quine
Partner

Tel: 978-337-0391

tquine@morganshields.com

In everything he does, Mr. Quine leverages his vaste work experience, knowledge and expertise in liquefied natural gas, natural gas, natural gas storage, and energy storage for project consulting. His idea development, contract development, off take customer development, due diligence, implementation, equity investment and commercial operations are second to none.  In sum, Mr. Quine brings the following 40-plus years of corporate leadership to Morgan Shields Energy including the following:

• Natural gas/LNG sector thought leadership: engineering, modular prefabrication, process design, field construction, operations, and project concept development.

• Founded, led, and grew Northstar Industries at average 15% per annum growth into a $50 million revenue project and EPC company. 

• First hand working knowledge of the various business propositions for LNG, use such as avoiding gas pipeline capacity charges, commodity fuel to replace oil or coal, back-up fuel for electric generation, load following in electric gas fired generation, and LNG storage as a commodity price hedge during price blowouts. 

• Vast experience writing and negotiating complex agreements such as precedent agreements, LNG supply contracts, EPC contracts, professional services agreements, and MOU’s. 

• Granted several patents, including:

• Patent holder US 6,176,046: premanufactured, modular natural gas/LNG facilities; this patent received the AGA Environmental Excellence Award. 

• Patent holder US 6,474,011: batch processing mechanical system for high pressure natural gas generation from LNG without LNG pumps or gas compressors. 

• Continual development of new technology and best practices in natural gas, LNG and energy storage. 

• Mr. Quine is an important strategic resource for natural gas CEOs and executives. 

• LNG, natural gas and energy storage project idea developer with the ability to secure off take customers. 

• Created and published numerous technical papers and training classes on LNG and natural gas systems markets. 

Mr. Quine is a professional engineer with a BA in Legal Studies from Wentworth Institute of Technology and BS from Electrical Engineering University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Additional Experience:

Mr. Quine has completed hundreds of LNG projects in LNG from conception to completion for natural gas pretreatment, including liquefaction, storage, vaporization, ship loading, rail loading, truck loading.  Several examples are included below:

  • Grassroots LNG for Greenville Utilities, grassroots LNG for Berkshire Gas, grassroots LNG for NiCHe Towanda along other liquefaction, vaporization and Storage projects. 

  • Hundreds of natural gas transmission, gas storage and distribution projects from conception to completion include the following:

    • PNGTS, M&N, SESH, NJNY,

    • Bluewater Gas Storage,

    • Tres’ Palatios Gas Storage and hundreds of MLV sites,

    • M&R Facilities, gas odorization, SCADA, back office, and alignment sheets. 

Other Engineering, Operations, and Construction accomplishments:

  • For Essex County Gas Company, led a management and bargaining unit team in providing corporate engineering, construction and operations for gas pipelines, M&R facilities, district regulators, gas measurement for all customers, SCADA, LNG, propane air and $30MM in annual budgets. 

  • For Stone and Webster Engineering,  provided new business development and project management for LNG/Natural Gas EPC and management consulting projects in North and South America. 

 

 
 

Morgan Shields

In the News

Scott Shields and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz finish up a discussion regarding the nation's LNG export projects at the  Petroleum Club in Houston, Texas.

 

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Contact

Morgan Shields Energy

Morgan Shields Energy LLC Offices
Morgan Shields Energy Houston Office 
Located in Katy, Texas, Houston's large suburb adjacent to the Energy Corridor
Office Partner: Scott Shields, 832-876-9903
 
Morgan Shields Energy New England Office
Located in Methuen, Massachusetts, Boston suburb in New England 
Office Partner: Thomas Quine, 978-686-5257

 

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morganshieldsMorgan Shields energy consulting is your premier lng consulting, natural gas consulting, energy consulting, strategy consulting, commercial consulting, risk management consulting, firm.  We consulting in the areas of LNG, natural gas, energy, power, NGLs consulting, business development and other areas of expertise.  We also consulting as an expert witness for LNG expert, natural gas expert, gas expert, NGLs expert, power expert, energy expert and other forensics and economics and valuations.

Morgan Shields energy consulting is your premier lng consulting, natural gas consulting, energy consulting, strategy consulting, commercial consulting, risk management consulting, firm.  We consulting in the areas of LNG, natural gas, energy, power, NGLs consulting, business development and other areas of expertise.  We also consulting as an expert witness for LNG expert, natural gas expert, gas expert, NGLs expert, power expert, energy expert and other forensics and economics and valuations.

Morgan Shields energy consulting is your premier lng consulting, natural gas consulting, energy consulting, strategy consulting, commercial consulting, risk management consulting, firm.  We consulting in the areas of LNG, natural gas, energy, power, NGLs consulting, business development and other areas of expertise.  We also consulting as an expert witness for LNG expert, natural gas expert, gas expert, NGLs expert, power expert, energy expert and other forensics and economics and valuations

Morgan Shields energy consulting is your premier lng consulting, natural gas consulting, energy consulting, strategy consulting, commercial consulting, risk management consulting, firm.  We consulting in the areas of LNG, natural gas, energy, power, NGLs consulting, business development and other areas of expertise.  We also consulting as an expert witness for LNG expert, natural gas expert, gas expert, NGLs expert, power expert, energy expert and other forensics and economics and valuations

 

 

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Executive Experience with Exxon, Enron, Repsol, AGL, Black Hills Corp, IBM, Motorola

Project Experience with Most US Utilities, Power plants and LDCs

World Class Experience