AGENDA

DAY 1, 23 OCT
DAY 2, 24 OCT
08:00
Morning coffee
09:00
Opening keynote: Upstream sector overview – understanding global trends

JOHANN RAUNIG
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY

09:20
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?

09:20 | MINISTRY ADDRESS

How can Romania achieve its full potential to become an energy center of the Black Sea and an important energy bridge to the European Union market

MARIUS DUMITRASCU
State Secretary
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF ROMANIA

09:40 | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

The EBRD strategy to strengthen the competitiveness of Black Sea region economies and their regional and international integration

MARK DAVIS
Regional Director for Romania and Bulgaria
EBRD

10:00 | PRESENTATION

How can the Black Sea countries attract foreign investors? International perspectives

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:
MIHAI PETRE
Director, Global Trade Advisory
EY

11:15 | PRESENTATION

Establishing an efficient and sustainable fiscal and regulatory framework capable of delivering a fair distribution of benefits between the state and investors

11:35 | ONSHORE OPINION

The problems facing onshore oil & gas sector in the absence of a stable and predictable fiscal framework

SANIYA MELNICENKO
President
ROPEPCA

11:55 | COUNTRY FOCUS: UKRAINE

Oil and gas investment opportunities in Ukraine

ROMAN OPIMAKH
Executive Director
ASSOCIATION OF GAS PRODUCERS OF UKRAINE

12:20
Discussion: 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 the 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?

ADRIAN VOLINTIRU
CEO
ROMGAZ

SPENCER COCA
Country Manager
MAZARINE ENERGY

SANIYA MELNICENKO
President
ROPEPCA

ZOLTAN NAGY-BEGE
Vice President
ANRE

ROMAN OPIMAKH
Executive Director
ASSOCIATION OF GAS PRODUCERS OF UKRAINE

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?

14:00 | 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

14:20 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Updates on North Marmara Natural Gas Storage Extension Project (Phase III) in Turkey

BRUNO SIEFKEN
Senior Vice President
GSP Holding

14:40 | PRESENTATION

Bulgarian offshore potential – what can we expect from the latest exploration campaigns?

15:10
DISCUSSION: Why the financial investment decision (FID) of the largest offshore project in the region was postponed.

15:10 | 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?

NICULAE HAVRILET
Advisor to the Minister
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF ROMANIA

BRUNO SIEFKEN
Senior Vice President
GSP HOLDING

MARK BEACOM
CEO
BLACK SEA OIL & GAS

BERNHARD KRAINER
Director Exploration & Appraisal
OMV PETROM

15:45
Coffee Break
16:15
Infrastructure development in the region: connecting the dots

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?

Chairperson:
RADU DUDAU
Co-founder & Director
EPG – ENERGY POLICY GROUP

16:15 | PRESENTATION

Understanding the big picture: overview of geopolitical and infrastructural challenges affecting gas supply in Europe

16:35 | 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

16:55 | PRESENTATION

The future of the Trans-Balkan pipeline. 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
Business Development Director
UKRTRANSGAZ

17:20 | PRESENTATION

Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline and White Stream pipeline projects – delivering Turkmenistan Gas to Romania

GIORGI VASHAKMADZE
Advisor to the Prime Minister of Georgia for East-West Energy Corridor
Director
W-STREAM

18:00
Gala Dinner
09:00
Emerging markets: the renewed growth of the Black Sea region

Under-explored offshore and onshore fields in Ukraine, Georgia, and Turkey are attracting interest from foreign investors. What is the current state of play?

Chairperson:
NORBERT GROESCHNER
Director Partnerships and International Assets
OMV PETROM

09:00 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Ukraine – a new European E&P leader?

ILYA PONOMAREV
Founder & CEO
TRIDENT ACQUISITIONS

09:20 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Untapped world class hydrocarbon potential of central Georgia

GEORGI TATISHVILI
Head
STATE AGENCY FOR OIL & GAS IN GEORGIA

09:40 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Turkey – opening for new partnerships for oil & gas exploration in the Black Sea. Update on the current plans and developments

10:30
Coffee Break
11:00
Parallel session: Onshore. Technical Challenges

11:00 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Serinus Energy operations in Romania – key challenges and success stories

ALEXANDRA DAMASCAN-ARMEGIOIU
President
SERINUS ENERGY

11:20 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Update on upcoming licensing rounds in the Black Sea countries

11:40 | PRESENTATION

Example of a successful greenfield investment. Case studies by Romanian onshore operator

12:00 | PRESENTATION

Digital oilfield software applications to increase production and maximize oilfield recovery

11:00
Parallel session: Offshore. Technical Challenges

11:00 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

Black Sea deep-water depositional systems and hydrocarbon plays – an overview of recent deep-water wells

MOHAMMAD FALLAH
Head of Geology & New Venture Department
OMV Petrom

11:20 | OPERATOR’S KEYNOTE

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
LLOYD’S REGISTER

11:40 | PRESENTATION

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

12:00 | PRESENTATION

Biodiversity monitoring and benefits for industry

GABRIELA STANCIU
General Manager
BLUMENFIELD

13:00
Lunch
14:00
Brainstorming session: strategies for success

Conference attendees are divided into groups to brainstorm on their vision of 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:

How can operators and suppliers in the Black Sea offshore benefit more from collaboration?

GROUP B:

Looking for the growth in onshore exploration and production – identifying successful strategies

GROUP C:

Embracing the digital transformation – how to attract digital natives in oil & gas?

GROUP D:

Combining international and local experts – how to build great teams?

15:30
Coffee Break
16:00
Looking beyond production: markets, trading, and the future

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?

16:00 | PRESENTATION

Building functional trading markets in the Black Sea: towards a more globalized gas market

16:20 | 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

16:40 | 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
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