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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
  • The role of natural gas in decarbonising European energy systems. EU Green Deal, energy mix and energy security
Senior Representative
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • Presentation by OMV Petrom
Christopher Veit
Executive Board Member responsible for Upstream
OMV PETROM
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
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’s investment strategy by 2025 and its new prominent role in Romania’s offshore exploration
  • Neptun Deep development: evaluating the technical and commercial viability
  • NAMR: updates on the 11th Licensing Round for petroleum concessions
  • Necessary regulatory changes to rapidly advance offshore development
Catalin Nita
Executive Director
Federatia Patronala Petrol si Gaze - FPPG
  • The onshore upstream sector in Romania: declining production or hunt for further opportunities?
ALEXANDRA DAMASCAN-ARMEGIOIU
President
Serinus Energy Romania
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.
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
ACHIEVING A DIVERSIFIED AND WELL-INTEGRATED ENERGY MARKET IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
  • The impact of the EU methane strategy and green taxation initiatives on the natural gas market
  • Gas & LNG supply, demand & trade dynamics
  • What would be the medium and long-term effects of full gas liberalization of the electricity and natural gas markets in Romania?
  • Gas price developments and price benchmarks for Central and Eastern Europe
Gottfried Steiner
CEO
Central European Gas Hub
  • SEEGAS project: Bringing together exchanges and transmission system operators in South Eastern Europe to launch an integrated platform
Gregor Weinzettel
Gas Specialist
Energy Community
15:30
NETWORKING BREAK AND TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION
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?
  • Role of natural gas in energy transition. Projects of common interest (PCIs) and how funding would be made available for gas projects in CEE going forward
  • Midia Green Energy: why and how is BSOG developing a low carbon business to reduce the carbon footprint?
MARK BEACOM
CEO
BLACK SEA OIL & GAS
  • Case study: developing geothermal projects for oil & gas wells in Romania
  • How do we use technology to transform oil & gas to a low-carbon-intensity industry?
  • The possibilities and limitations concerning the transition towards the hydrogen economy in the Black Sea region
Lana Zerkal
Advisor to Minister
Ministry of Energy of Ukraine
  • Methane Hydrates and Hydrogen Potential in Black Sea
Oguzhan Akyener
President
Turkey Energy Strategies and Politics Research Center (TESPAM)
17:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: DOES DECARBONISATION PRESENT A BUSINESS RISK OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR OIL & GAS COMPANIES IN THE BLACK SEA REGION, AND IF SO – WHY?
Corneliu Bodea
President
Romanian Energy Center (CRE)
NICULAE HAVRILET
Director Cabinet to State Secretary
Ministry of Energy, Romania
17:45
END OF DAY ONE
19:00
GALA DINNER
8:30
MORNING COFFEE
9:00
ADVANCING OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT IN TURKEY, UKRAINE 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
  • Ukraine: Start of major 3D acquisition by Naftogaz on the Odessa Shelf – implications for derisking and commerciality of numerous shallow-water prospects
Peter Tauvers
Chief Expert for Strategic Projects Growth Team
Naftogaz of Ukraine
Maksym Vityk
Head of Strategic Projects, E&P division
Naftogaz of Ukraine
  • Ukraine: Unique investment opportunities of the gas industry of Ukraine
Artem Petrenko
Executive Director
Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine
  • Georgia: Is offshore Georgia the place to make the first biogenic gas discovery in the Eastern Black Sea?
MOHAMMAD FALLAH
Department Manager, Geology & New Venture
OMV Petrom
  • 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
  • New realities in the gas market of Southern Europe
SERGIY MAKOGON
General Director
Gas TSO of Ukraine
  • Construction of the gas interconnectors with neighboring Greece and Serbia, Alexandroupolis LNG Terminal project and new hydrogen infrastructure
Senior Representative
Bulgartransgaz EAD
  • Gas infrastructure and hydrogen transitioning. Repurposing gas infrastructure for hydrogen
  • Transgaz: achieving the EU goals on the increase of interconnectivity and its plans on integrating low-carbon hydrogen into the transmission system
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 Black Sea gas, Caspian gas, LNG survive?
  • What have we learnt from Gazprom’s market strategy in 2021?
12:30
LUNCH
13:30
DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY
  • The role of digital technologies in supporting energy efficiency. Digital technology as the vehicle for 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
15:00
COFFEE BREAK
15:30
CHAMPAGNE BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS
Delegates are divided into groups and will discuss the challenges, led by expert moderators who will actively notetake and summarise at the end of the session.

Afterwards, the facilitator of each brainstorming group will go on stage and in 10 minutes present the main conclusions of the discussions.
16:45
CONFERENCE CLOSE
13 OCTOBER 2021 | DAY TWO