8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
9:00
WELCOME SPEECH
9:10
STRATEGIC VIEW: UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL OF BLACK SEA OIL AND GAS RESOURCES
The Black Sea oil and gas resources are of strategic importance for a number of stakeholders. What are their latest initiatives in the region?
  • OPENING KEYNOTE:
UPSTREAM SECTOR OVERVIEW – UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL TRENDS
JOHANN RAUNIG
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
  • PRESENTATION
The EBRD strategy to strengthen the competitiveness Black Sea region economies and their regional and international integration
MARK DAVIS
Regional Director, Romania & Bulgaria
EBRD
  • PRESENTATION
What is required by Romania to entice US companies to invest in the development of energy resources? A look at the prospects for American Companies in the Romanian energy sector
Brad Stilwell
Deputy Economic Counselor
U.S. Embassy in Romania
  • PRESENTATION
European Commission’s priority projects in the Black Sea region for energy security and diversification. How can oil & gas companies benefit?
Carmen-Magdalena Oprea
Policy Officer
European Commission
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:15
DEEP DIVE: BUILDING A RELIABLE INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN THE BLACK SEA COUNTRIES
Large scale investment projects in oil & gas exploration and development require mature regulation and a stable investment climate. How does the Black Sea region score on this?
Chairperson
IUSTINIAN CAPTARIU
Partner
KINSTELLAR
  • ONSHORE OPINION
The problems facing onshore oil & gas sector in the absence of a stable and predictable fiscal framework
SANIYA MELNICENCO
President
ROPEPCA
12:05
HOW CAN WE DEVELOP A STABLE INVESTMENT CLIMATE TO ENCOURAGE OFFSHORE & ONSHORE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE BLACK SEA REGION?
Offshore and onshore gas development projects are competing for capital on a global scale. What are the competitive strengths and weaknesses of the Black Sea countries?
What are the current government policies aimed at protecting domestic consumer and how effective they are?
How is the government consulting with the industry? Is it effective?
How to encourage greater gas consumption (both Industry and Home consumption) as opposed to greater exports?
Comparing the investment climates of the Black Sea countries. Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey: which country is setting the bar?
  • Panel discussion
ADRIAN VOLINTIRU
CEO
ROMGAZ
GARY INGRAM
Vice President, Exploration & Appraisal
OMV
SPENCER COCA
Country Manager
Mazarine Energy
SANIYA MELNICENKO
President
ROPEPCA
ROMAN OPIMAKH
Executive Director
ASSOCIATION OF GAS PRODUCERS OF UKRAINE
ZOLTAN NAGY-BEGE
Vice President
ANRE
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
UPDATES ON OFFSHORE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: PLAYING FOR HIGH STAKES
Offshore projects require significant investment in exploration, the use of advanced technologies in production, and complex infrastructure development. How are operators dealing with these challenges?
Chairperson
Oana-Alexandra Ijdelea
Partner
Ijdelea MihaiIlescu
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Updates on the Midia Gas Development Project and fiscal challenges of offshore producers in Romania
MARK BEACOM
CEO
BLACK SEA OIL & GAS
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Updates on GSP projects in the Black Sea region – focus on North Marmara Natural Gas Storage Extension Project (Phase III) in Turkey
GABRIEL COMANESCU
CEO
GSP HOLDING
14:40
WHY THE FINANCIAL INVESTMENT DECISION (FID) OF THE LARGEST OFFSHORE PROJECT IN THE REGION WAS POSTPONED.
  • PANEL DISCUSSION
What are the key factors that contributed to the delay of the FID? What are the key regulatory & fiscal, infrastructure requirements for FID? Choosing a strategy: wait for issues to be resolved, or proceed and resolve them on the go? What is the right strategy in the Black Sea offshore context? What can the government and industry learn from this?
MARK BEACOM
CEO
BLACK SEA OIL & GAS
BRUNO SIEFKEN
Senior Vice President
GSP HOLDING
GABRIEL COMANESCU
CEO
GSP HOLDING
NICULAE HAVRILET
Advisor to the Minister
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF ROMANIA
15:45
NETWORKING BREAK & TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION BY
16:15
INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION: CONNECTING THE DOTS
Chairperson
Eugenia Gusilov
Director
Romania Energy Center
Developing an interconnected transportation system is key to bringing gas supply security to the region and ensuring a steady demand for producers. What is the current state of infrastructure projects in the Black Sea region?
  • PRESENTATION
Understanding the big picture: overview of geopolitical and infrastructural challenges affecting gas supply in Europe
RADU DUDAU
CEO, Co-founder
ENERGY POLICY GROUP
  • PRESENTATION
What will happen to the Russian transit to Black Sea countries once Ukraine’s transit contract with Russia ends this year? Will the Trans-Balkan pipeline offer a back-up route?
SERGIY MAKOGON
CEO
Gas TSO
  • PRESENTATION
Experience from the latest projects in the region and beyond – Midia Gas, Greece-Bulgaria Interconnection, Leviathan, Karish
ALAN CURRIE
Sales Director – Offshore
CORINTH PIPEWORKS
  • PRESENTATION
When will Turkmenistan gas reach Romania and what are the opportunities and implications for the region?
GIORGI VASHAKMADZE
The Georgian Prime Minister’s Adviser for the East-West Energy Corridor
GOVERNMENT OF GEORGIA
18:00
END OF DAY 1 AGENDA
18:30
GATHERING IN THE LOBBY OF THE HOTEL FOR TRANSFER TO LOUNGE 18
19:00
GALA DINNER & WINE TASTING
22:00
TRANSFER BACK TO THE HOTEL
8:00
WELCOME COFFEE
9:00
EMERGING MARKETS: THE RENEWED GROWTH OF THE BLACK SEA REGION
Chairperson
NORBERT GROESCHNER
Director Partnerships and International Assets
OMV PETROM
Under-explored offshore and onshore fields in Ukraine, Georgia, and Turkey are attracting interest from foreign investors. What is the current state of play?
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Ukraine – a new European E&P leader?
ILYA PONOMAREV
Founder and CEO
TRIDENT ACQUISITIONS
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Untapped world class hydrocarbon potential of central Georgia
GEORGI TATISHVILI
Head
STATE AGENCY FOR OIL & GAS IN GEORGIA
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Turkey – opening for new partnerships for oil & gas exploration in the Black Sea. Update on the current plans and developments
GOKHAN SORUS
Senior Business Specialist
PETFORM
10:30
NETWORKING BREAK & TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION BY
11:00
PARALLEL SESSION: ONSHORE. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
Chairperson
Artur Stratan
Independent Consultant
Stratan Dan Artur
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Serinus Energy operations in Romania - key challenges and success stories
ALEXANDRA DAMASCAN-ARMEGIOIU
President
SERINUS ENERGY
  • PRESENTATION
Asset Consulting Services – Identifying the ‘right maintenance’
Simon Beeson
Operations Specialist Lead
Schlumberger
  • PRESENTATION
Expandable Liner Hangers – Improving Well Construction in the Industry
ANDRES JARAMILLO
Regional Technical Advisor (ESSA Region)
HALLIBURTON
11:00
PARALLEL SESSION: OFFSHORE. TECHNICAL CHALLENGES
Chairperson
GABRIJEL GRUBAC
Senior Stimulation Engineer – Production Technology
OMV PETROM
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
Initiating, guiding and supporting innovation and technical & rule development activity – create a value for the client
GIANPAOLO DALLA VEDOVA
Business Development Manager – South Europe Offshore
LLOYD'S REGISTER
  • OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE
TSH Blue Dock & Easy Dock: Premium weld on connector portfolio for conductors and surface casing in Offshore Development
PAOLO NOVELLI
Technical Sales Regional Director
TENARIS
  • PRESENTATION
Biodiversity monitoring and benefits for industry
GABRIELA STANCIU
General Manager
BLUMENFIELD
12:30
LUNCH
13:30
BRAINSTORMING SESSION: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
Conference attendees are divided into groups to brainstorm solutions to some of the challenges of the oil & gas industry in the Black Sea region. Each facilitator presents their group’s findings.
  • GROUP A
Sustainability in the Oil & Gas industry - how do we transform business to become more sustainable?
GABRIJEL GRUBAC
Senior Stimulation Engineer – Production Technology
OMV PETROM
  • GROUP B
Land management challenges facing international companies operating in SEE countries
Redi Basha
Partner
Abkons
  • GROUP C
Embracing the digital transformation – how to attract digital natives in oil & gas?
PAVLIN STOYANOFF
Managing Associate, Energy & Resources
DELOITTE LEGAL
  • GROUP D
Combining international and local experts - how can we build great teams?
SANIYA MELNICENCO
President
ROPEPCA
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:30
LOOKING BEYOND PRODUCTION: MARKETS, TRADING, AND THE FUTURE
Chairperson
JOHANN RAUNIG
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
How are regional countries developing trading markets and what are they signaling to investors? What should oil & gas operators expect from the energy transition, and what are the opportunities that they can seize today?
  • PRESENTATION
Building functional trading markets in the Black Sea: towards a more globalized gas market
MIHAI PETRE
Director, Global Trade Advisory
EY
  • PRESENTATION
The rise of LNG and its impact on Black Sea investments: what local gas producers need to know about LNG market developments
AURA SABADUS
Senior Energy Journalist
ICIS
  • PRESENTATION
On the road to a clean energy transition: the role of gas in a clean energy system
JULIAN POPOV
Fellow
EUROPEAN CLIMATE FOUNDATION
17:30
CLOSING KEYNOTE: THE KEY TAKEAWAYS OF THE 7TH ANNUAL BLACK SEA OIL & GAS CONFERENCE
JOHANN RAUNIG
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
DAY 2, 24 OCT
BLACK SEA
OIL & GAS
Is there hope for the Black Sea region?
Summary of recent market trends and developments
BLACK SEA
OIL & GAS
US Ambassador to Romania to speak at the Black Sea Oil & Gas conference
Hans George Klemm will give a presentation on energy security