09:00 WELCOME SPEECH
09:10 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: GLOBAL UPSTREAM SECTOR OVERVIEW: TRENDS IN 2018 AND OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
09:20 GOVERNMENT STRATEGIES ON MAXIMISING THE POTENTIAL OF THE BLACK SEA OIL AND GAS RESERVES
Session Chairperson: Evnika Polovinkina, Managing Director, GBC
Energy security and diversification as a key priority for the EU: how to monetise the European Commission’s priority
projects in the Black Sea
Director Energy Policy
Romania as a key bridge towards European gas market. Romanian Energy Strategy and its potential for long-term investments
Iulian Robert Tudorache
Secretary of State
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF ROMANIA
Bulgarian energy priorities: offshore developments, new concessions, Balkan gas hub and interconnectors
Managing Associate Energy & Resources
DELOITTE LEGAL, BULGARIA
11:15 ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS IN THE OIL & GAS SECTOR IN THE REGION
VLASCEANU, ENE & PARTNERS
Understanding taxation and the effect on investment in the region
Associate Director, Natural Resources and Energy Group
Ukraine’s gas production opportunity. Encouraging investment
ASSOCIATION OF GAS PRODUCERS OF UKRAINE
12:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW TO TACKLE REGULATORY AND INVESTMENT CHALLENGES STAGNATING THE INDUSTRY'S GROWTH? WHICH STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO GUARANTEE INVESTMENT SECURITY?
What is the role of industry associations in addressing taxation and regulatory challenges in the region?
- Could collaboration and strategic alliances between companies be the key for overcoming industry challenges?
- How to secure financial backing for an upstream/midstream/LNG project in light of unstable demand?
- Innovative financing solutions for oil and gas companies and alternative ways to secure funds in light of reduced risk-taking by commercial banks
- Is EBRD capable of supporting mid-size projects that cannot secure funds through commercial banking?
Director, European Funds and International Relations
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES (NAMR)
14:00 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THE REGION
Senior energy reporter, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
Increasing interconnectivity and creating the capacities necessary for taking over and transmitting Black Sea gas to the regional markets: Romanian BRUA progress and prospects
How to profit from Ukraine’s effort to integrate its gas network to Europe’s supply?
Deputy Head of Strategy and Business Development
15:00 Panel discussion: What should be done to accelerate works on oil & gas infrastructure (pipelines and interconnections)?
- Will diversification of transit routes promote healthy growth in Black Sea energy investment?
- Can Black Sea oil and gas projects be competitive in the global energy market?
- How can investment in transit infrastructure boost yields in the oil and gas industry?
- What are the opportunities for freeing cross-border trade?
Member of the Board of Directors
16:15 OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS
Offshore project owners’ presentations:
Exploring offshore in Romania and de-risking new exploration opportunities
Lessons learned from the Romanian offshore sector
Director and CEO
Black Sea Oil & Gas Srl
Special presentation: Upstream project delivery: is it getting better?
Principal Analyst, Caspian and Europe Upstream
17:15 Panel discussion with offshore operators
What should be improved in order to advance Black Sea projects?
Has technology sufficiently matured to allow profitable investment in the Black Sea?
What are the lessons for future Black Sea projects from nearby basins?
What are the new offshore opportunities in the region?
Executive Project Director Subsea Projects
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES (NAMR)
18:00 END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE
19:00 GALA DINNER
Managing Director Energy Technology
09:00 HIGHLIGHT PRESENTATION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: IMPACT ON INNOVATION AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
09:20 Q&A SESSION
09:20 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chairman & CEO
MANAGEMENT FORCE GROUP
How to ensure strict compliance with EU regulations and directives? Beyond EU obligations towards ethical compliance
Team Leader, Security of Supply Offshore Safety, Gas & Oil Policies
The ACROPO’s strategy to improve emergency response in the region: new regulatory initiatives in the field of environmental safety
Chairman, Regulatory Authority for the Black Sea Oil Offshore Operations
International developments in oil spill preparedness and their relevance to the Black Sea region
Oil Spill Preparedness Regional Initiative (OSPRI)
11:30 MAXIMISING GROWTH OF ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE PROJECTS
Romanian onshore landscape: case studies and success stories
Director Business Development
An overview on the legal and regulatory frame for onshore operations in Romania
Investing in onshore oil and gas in Ukraine with Ukrnafta
Executive Vice President
Stratum Energy Romania as example of a successful greenfield investment. Case studies by Romanian onshore operator
Founder and CEO
Serinus Energy operations in Brownfield and Greenfield developments
SERINUS ENERGY ROMANIA
SERINUS ENERGY PLC
Offshore field development and drilling
A roadmap for adopting a digital lifecycle approach to offshore oil and gas production
Senior Manager Business Development
Initiating, guiding and supporting innovation and technical & rule development activity – create a value for the client
Gianpaolo Dalla Vedova
South Europe Offshore Business
Development Manager, Marine&Offshore
Refurbishment of offshore cranes: important considerations and challenges when implementing this on operating platforms
Principal Engineer Marine Infrastructure & Cranes
DNV GL OIL & GAS
Overcoming drilling challenges in deep waters: how to maximise operational efficiency of offshore drilling.
14:00 LEADERSHIP – WHAT ARE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO GENERATE GROWTH AND LEAD CHANGE
- Will the traditional approach to leadership be effective in generating growth in the Black Sea region?
- Do leaders have the right mix of hard and soft leadership skills?
- How can industry leaders inspire and motivate staff, partners and stakeholders to achieve the region’s potential?
WARREN BUSINESS CONSULTING
14:30 EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BLACK SEA REGION
Political and infrastructural challenges affecting gas supply in Europe
EPG – ENERGY POLICY GROUP
Will Nord Stream 2 leave Black Sea projects in light of unachievable efficacy?
Challenges of the liberalization of the natural gas market. What are the conditions for the fair competition environment for the Romanian natural gas sector?
16:30 BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS ON REGIONAL CHALLENGES
Each group spends 30 minutes discussing each challenge. Afterwards, the moderator of each brainstorming group will go on stage to present, for 5 minutes, the conclusions of the discussions. There will be a 20-minute debate between moderators and the audience about the best practices identified for oil and gas companies.