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BLACK SEA OIL & GAS

23 – 24 October   |   Bucharest, Romania

AGENDA

Useful research papers, reports, expert interviews, presentations and best practices for upstream and midstream projects in the region

08:00 REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE

09:00 WELCOME SPEECH

Iulian Robert Tudorache
Secretary of State
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF ROMANIA

09:10 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: GLOBAL UPSTREAM SECTOR OVERVIEW: TRENDS IN 2018 AND OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

Johann Raunig
Partner
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
Megan Richards
Director Energy Policy
EUROPEAN COMMISSION


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
Pavlin Stoyanoff
Managing Associate Energy & Resources
DELOITTE LEGAL, BULGARIA

10:45 COFFEE BREAK

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11:15 ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS IN THE OIL & GAS SECTOR IN THE REGION

Chairperson:
Daniel Vlasceanu
Partner
VLASCEANU, ENE & PARTNERS


Understanding taxation and the effect on investment in the region
Pavel Kislyakov
Associate Director, Natural Resources and Energy Group
EBRD


 

Ukraine’s gas production opportunity. Encouraging investment
Roman Opimakh
Executive director
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?

Ciprian Alic
Director, European Funds and International Relations
TRANSGAZ

Spencer Coca
Managing Director
MAZARINE ENERGY

Gabriela Calbureanu
Legal Expert
ROMGAZ

Dorin Ursarescu
Adviser
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES (NAMR)

13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THE REGION

Chairperson:
Aura Sabadus
Senior energy reporter, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
ICIS


Increasing interconnectivity and creating the capacities necessary for taking over and transmitting Black Sea gas to the regional markets: Romanian BRUA progress and prospects
Ion Sterian
CEO
TRANSGAZ


How to profit from Ukraine’s effort to integrate its gas network to Europe’s supply?
Andrii Prokofiev
Deputy Head of Strategy and Business Development
UKRTRANSGAZ

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?

Mirek Topolanek
Member of the Board of Directors
EUSTREAM

15:45 COFFEE BREAK

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16:15 OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS

Offshore project owners’ presentations:

Exploring offshore in Romania and de-risking new exploration opportunities
Andrey Akhmetzhanov
Exploration Manager
LUKOIL OVERSEAS

Lessons learned from the Romanian offshore sector
Mark Beacom
Director and CEO
Black Sea Oil & Gas Srl

Special presentation: Upstream project delivery: is it getting better?
Ashley Sherman
Principal Analyst, Caspian and Europe Upstream
WOOD MACKENZIE

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?

Discussion leaders:
Bruno Siefken
Vice President
GSP HOLDING
Carl Holmen
Executive Project Director Subsea Projects
TECHNIP FMC
Senior representative
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR MINERAL RESOURCES (NAMR)

18:00 END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

19:00 GALA DINNER

KINDLY SPONSORED AND HOSTED BY

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08:30 MORNING COFFEE

Marco Franzen
Managing Director Energy Technology
ACCENTURE

09:00 HIGHLIGHT PRESENTATION: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: IMPACT ON INNOVATION AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

09:20 Q&A SESSION

09:20 HEALTH AND SAFETY

SESSION IS SPONSORED BY

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Chairman:
Georgios Panopoulos
Chairman & CEO
MANAGEMENT FORCE GROUP


How to ensure strict compliance with EU regulations and directives? Beyond EU obligations towards ethical compliance
Joerg Koehli
Team Leader, Security of Supply Offshore Safety, Gas & Oil Policies
EUROPEAN COMMISSION


The ACROPO’s strategy to improve emergency response in the region: new regulatory initiatives in the field of environmental safety
Constantin Gheorghe
Chairman, Regulatory Authority for the Black Sea Oil Offshore Operations
ACROPO


International developments in oil spill preparedness and their relevance to the Black Sea region
Peter Taylor
Manager
Oil Spill Preparedness Regional Initiative (OSPRI)

11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:30 MAXIMISING GROWTH OF ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE PROJECTS

PARALLEL SESSIONS
Romanian onshore landscape: case studies and success stories

Chairperson:
Artur Stratan
Director Business Development
AMROMCO ENERGY


An overview on the legal and regulatory frame for onshore operations in Romania
Harald Kraft
President
ROPEPCA


Investing in onshore oil and gas in Ukraine with Ukrnafta
Jonathan Popper
Executive Vice President
UKRNAFTA


Stratum Energy Romania as example of a successful greenfield investment. Case studies by Romanian onshore operator
Qasim Sharif
Founder and CEO
STRATUM ENERGY


Serinus Energy operations in Brownfield and Greenfield developments

Alexandra Damascan
President
SERINUS ENERGY ROMANIA

Calvin Brackman
Vice-President
SERINUS ENERGY PLC

Offshore field development and drilling

A roadmap for adopting a digital lifecycle approach to offshore oil and gas production
Jonathan Minnitt
Senior Manager Business Development
AKER SOLUTIONS


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
LLOYD’S REGISTER


Refurbishment of offshore cranes: important considerations and challenges when implementing this on operating platforms
Thorsten Rolfs
Principal Engineer Marine Infrastructure & Cranes
DNV GL OIL & GAS


Overcoming drilling challenges in deep waters: how to maximise operational efficiency of offshore drilling.
Senior Representative
BAKER HUGHES

13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

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?

Simon Philips
Partner
WARREN BUSINESS CONSULTING

14:30 EXTERNAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BLACK SEA REGION

Collateral projects:

Political and infrastructural challenges affecting gas supply in Europe
Radu Dudau
Director
EPG – ENERGY POLICY GROUP


Will Nord Stream 2 leave Black Sea projects in light of unachievable efficacy?

Peter Kotek
Senior Research Associate
REKK


Gazprom’s gas export strategy and TurkStream project developments

Aura Sabadus
Senior energy reporter, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
ICIS


 

Global gas markets and gas export trends:

Challenges of the liberalization of the natural gas market. What are the conditions for the fair competition environment for the Romanian natural gas sector?
Silvia Vlasceanu
General Director
ACUE

16:00 COFFEE BREAK

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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.

17:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEECH