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8:00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
9:00
WELCOME SPEECH
9:10
SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
  • Exploring the impact of increasing energy transition pressures on the oil and gas sector. The outlook on the future of energy and global trends
JOHANN RAUNIG
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
  • A pathway for Europe to phase-out dependence on Russian gas. The EU Green Deal and REPowerEU for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy
Guillaume Schwall
Energy Policy Analyst for Russia, European External Action Service
European Commission
  • Presentation to be confirmed
George-Sergiu Niculescu
Secretary of State
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF ROMANIA
10:45
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK SPONSORED BY
11:30
ROMANIA IN FOCUS
The Black Sea has a strategic importance for Romania’s gas production and energy security. However, if offshore projects don’t materialize, Romania’s gas imports could rise to 40% of their domestic consumption by 2030.
  • Romgaz presentation - to be confirmed
  • Romania and the Opportunity to Play a Key Role in the European Energy Transition
MARK DAVIS
Regional Director, Romania & Bulgaria
EBRD
  • The onshore upstream sector in Romania: increasing onshore production is the key to Romania's Energy Security
ALEXANDRA DAMASCAN-ARMEGIOIU
President
Serinus Energy Romania
  • Energy transition and energy security
Christopher Veit
Executive Board member, responsible for Exploration and Production
OMV PETROM
12:30
DISCUSSION: COULD IT BE TOO LATE FOR PURSUING OFFSHORE DISCOVERIES FOR DEVELOPMENT?
On one hand, the development of large-scale offshore projects in the Black Sea will undoubtedly lead to Romania’s sustainable economic growth and significantly contribute to its energy security. On the other hand, energy transition is here: top institutional investors are planning to divest from fossil fuels and shareholders of all major oil and gas companies are increasing pressure for further climate action.
Moderator:
GARY INGRAM
Director
Kearney Point Resources Ltd
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
ACHIEVING A DIVERSIFIED AND WELL-INTEGRATED ENERGY MARKET IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
  • What will be the medium and long-term effects of full gas liberalisation of the electricity and natural gas markets in Romania?
ZOLTAN NAGY-BEGE
Vice President
ANRE
  • Exploring new opportunities: How CEGH is approaching the upcoming changes in the energy market
Gottfried Steiner
CEO
Central European Gas Hub
  • Introduction to the SEEGAS project: Cooperation of gas exchanges and transmission system operators in South-Eastern Europe to enhance security of supply and diversification
Gregor Weinzettel
Gas Specialist
The Energy Community
Adam Balogh
Senior Energy Infrastructure Expert
The Energy Community
15:30
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK SPONSORED BY
16:00
LOW-CARBON PROJECTS, ENERGY TRANSITION AND HYDROGEN INITIATIVES IN THE REGION
Despite the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, oil and gas companies continue to make progress toward a lower-carbon future. But what do ‘net zero’ or ‘carbon neutral’ actually mean in practice?
  • The contribution of European energy infrastructure policy in decarbonising energy systems in Central and South-Eastern Europe
Lukas Wernert
Team Leader, Directorate-General for Energy
European Commission
  • Midia Green Energy: BSOG’s projects to meet both green emission free energy targets as well as create added energy security of supply objectives
Claudiu Micu
Gas Marketing Manager
BLACK SEA OIL & GAS
  • How do we use technology to transform oil & gas into a low-carbon-intensity industry?
Senior Representative
Schlumberger
  • A new concept to design greener offshore O&G exploitation and production assets
Matteo Bardotti
West South Europe Offshore Senior Key Account Manager
Lloyd’s Register
17:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT ROLE CAN THE BLACK SEA REGION PLAY IN ENERGY DIVERSIFICATION? HOW TO MAXIMISE ENERGY SECURITY WHILST MINIMISING EMISSIONS? WILL THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT MAKE EFFORTS TO PURSUE THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL EVEN HARDER?
17:45
END OF DAY ONE
19:00
GALA COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSORED BY
8:30
MORNING COFFEE
9:00
ADVANCING OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT IN TURKEY, BULGARIA AND GEORGIA
  • Turkey: Tuna-1 mega-project: updates on seismic research and field development and discovery of new natural gas deposits at the Amasra-1 offshore well
  • Georgia:How potential energy resources in offshore Georgia could be un-locked?
Mohammad Fallah
Black Sea Exploration Manager
OMV Petrom
  • Oil and Gas opportunities in Georgia
GIORGI TATISHVILI
Head of the Agency
STATE AGENCY OF OIL AND GAS GEORGIA
  • Bulgaria: Updates on prospecting and exploration of oil and gas in Block 1-21 Khan Asparuh
Leonardo Caixeta
Black & Caspian Seas Exploration Manager
TotalEnergies
  • Special presentation: Is net-zero oil and gas offshore production possible? Focus on platform electrification, mitigation of methane leaks and subsea systems
10:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION
11:00
GAS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION
The need to meet internationally agreed emissions targets have prompted governments to take major steps toward a lower carbon future, but there is still a long way to go.
  • MODERATOR:
AURA SABADUS
Senior Energy Journalist
ICIS
  • Examining new supply sources of gas to Europe and assessing the geopolitical risks and implications
  • LNG terminals and gas storage facilities for strengthening energy security in Europe
Roxana Caliminte
Deputy Secretary General
Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Bulgartransgaz projects with regional impact
Nikola Delev
Acting Head of Analyses, and International Activities Division
Bulgartransgaz EAD
  • Changing the energy game for SE and Eastern Europe, the Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria
Teodora Georgieva
Executive officer and Board Member
ICGB AD, INTERCONNECTOR GREECE BULGARIA
  • Transgaz: achieving the EU goals on the increase of interconnectivity and its plans on integrating low-carbon hydrogen into the transmission system
Senior Representative
TRANSGAZ
12:00
DISCUSSION: CHANGING EUROPEAN GAS FLOWS AND THE IMPACT OF NORD STREAM 2 AND TURKSTREAM ON EASTERN EUROPE
  • How will supply dynamics look with the completion of these two new projects?
  • Can alternative sources such as Caspian gas and LNG help to ensure energy security in the region?
  • Gas storage facilities for strengthening energy security in Europe
12:30
LUNCH
13:30
THE FUTURE OF ENERGY IN THE BLACK SEA
  • Post energy crisis scenarios for the Black Sea region
  • The role of digital technologies in supporting energy efficiency. Digital technology as the vehicle for the energy transition
  • How can we address cybersecurity risks in the operational technology (OT) environment? How can you make your offshore operations cyber secure and reliable?
  • Deploying automation at scale to increase efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint
  • Dependence on Russian oil and gas - green emergency initiatives: solar projects. The role of renewables in the future energy mix in Romania
Simona Simboan
Senior Partner
Simona Petre Law Office
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:30
BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS
Delegates are divided into 3 groups and will discuss current challenges of the region, led by expert moderators who will actively notetake and summarise at the end of the session.

Our main topics will be:
1. Financing for the energy and infrastructure projects
2. Digital and green transition
3. Resources diversification

Afterwards, the facilitator of each brainstorming group will go on stage and in 10 minutes present the main conclusions of the discussions and what can we expect for the region.
16:45
CONFERENCE CLOSE
23 JUNE 2021 | DAY TWO