AYDIN ESENER is an Oil & Gas/LNG professional with more than 35 years of international experience, majority of which was gained at Shell International Joint Ventures engaged in Oil Refining, Supply/Trading, Gas Supply and LNG Businesses in the Netherlands, France, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Nigeria.
Since 2004 he has had several roles in the management of LNG Value Chain including the Commercial Operational Management of Nigeria LNG (NLNG). He took part in the start-up and integration of LNG trains 4, 5 and 6 with NLNG becoming the 3rd largest LNG producer in the world in 2007. Commercial operations spanned 4 Gas Supply, 11 LNG Sales & Purchase Agreements, ad-hoc LPG and Condensate Sales and LNG Ship Chartering contracts. Under his watch more than 2000 LNG cargoes were exported.
He took part in the organizational transformation of the company from a Project-based set-up to a Production/Commercial based structure and implemented an “Integrated Planning and Scheduling Department” in which he optimized the value chain (Buy-Gas – Liquify Gas to LNG – Sell – Ship LNG).
Staff competence management was one of his focus areas during this period.
He was also NLNG representative on JV Technical, Commercial, Shipping Committees and interfaced with Government & Regulatory authorities.
In 2014 he was appointed as Shell Shareholder Representative to Nigeria (NLNG) and became Non-Executive Board Director to NLNG companies, including Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) managing 24 LNG Ships. At these posts he was involved in Economic and Technical steering of the Shipping Fleet and the Liquefaction Plant Rejuvenation projects and a further capacity expansion of liquefaction plant (NLNG train 7 project FID was achieved in 2019).
In his earlier career he had various roles as Supply & Technical director in the Caribbean, Refinery Chief Technologist, Technology Assessor and Research Associate at Shell International.
Since 2016 he has been active as an independent consultant. He co-authored 2 patents and more than 30 published papers. He holds a PhD degree from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from University of Birmingham in the UK, in Chemical Engineering.