18th Annual BBSPA Conference – Agenda

18 Annual BBSPA Conference, May 3-4, 2012

The Marriott Hotel, Vienna


All sessions of the Conference will take place in the A Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel, Vienna
Day 1, Thursday, May 3, 2012

 08:00 – 08:50 Registration and Coffee
8:55-9:10 Opening Address by Dr. Jochen Penker, Director for European and International Energy Policy, Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth of Austria
 09:10 – 12:35 Morning Session

Session I: Upstream and Supply

Session Chairman: Hans Hutta, Petroleum Management Academy

09:10 – 09:35
Sterling Resources
Romanian Black Sea – Ready for Success?
Mark Beacom, Vice President and General Manager, Sterling Resources
09:35 – 10:00
Petroleum Management Academy
Upstream Potential of the Black Sea
Hans Hutta, General Manager, Petroleum Management Academy
10:00 – 10:25
Erste Bank
Update on M&A Activity in the Oil & Gas Sector
Heimo Stauchner, Head of Energy & Natural Resources, Investment Banking, Erste Group Bank
10:25 – 10:50
New Ukrainian PSA Black Sea Tenders
Dr. Volodymyr Ignashchenko, Counselor to the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Member, PSA Inter-Agency Committee of Ukraine
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 11:45
Petroleum Development Consultants
The Potential for Unconventional Oil & Gas in Europe
David Aron, Managing Director, Petroleum Development Consultants 

11:45 12:10
Falcon Oil & Gas
Upstream Shale Gas Developments in the CEE-Caspian Region
Andras Jenei, Advisor to the CEO, TXM Oil and Gas Exploration/Falcon Oil & Gas, Advisor to the Ministry of National Development of Hungary, Head of the Energy Workshop of the Center for Fair Political Analysis

12:10 – 12:35
Doug Bentley, European Unconventional Resources Manager, Schlumberger

12:35 – 14:00 Lunch
Palais Sachsen Coburg Hall, the Marriott Hotel

14:00- 17:25 Afternoon Session

Session II: Legal and Regulatory Regime

Session Chairman: Dr. Valentin Kunev, Manager,BBSPA

14:00 – 14:25
DG Energy, the European Commission
EU Offshore Safety Initative
Eero Ailio, Deputy Head, Unit B3 – Coal and Oil, DG Energy, European Commission

14:25 – 14:50
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group
Legal Framework for Upstream Activities in Ukraine
Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group

14:50 – 15:15 DG Energy, the European Commission

New Draft Regulation on Guidelines for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure
Zoltan Deak, Policy Officer, Unit B.1,Internal Market I: Networks & Regional Initiatives, DG Energy, European Commission

15:15 – 15:40 Covington & Burling LLP
EU Competition Law Enforcement in the Gas Sector
Lars Kjølbye, Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP

 15:40 – 16:10 Coffee Break

16:10 – 16:35 GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
Developing Natural Gas Infrastructure In Central Europe – From Isolation to Market Opening and Integration
Piotr Kuś, Director, Brussels Office, GAZ-SYSTEM – Polish Gas Transmission System Operator

Session III.1: Infrastructure, Markets and Prices – Downstream Oil

Session Chairman: Dr. Valentin Kunev, Manager, BBSPA

16:35 – 17:00 PFC Energy

Eastern Mediterranean Downstream Developments
Marc Seris, Senior Director Downstream and Petrochemicals Group, PFC Energy

 17:00 – 17:25 JBC Energy

BBS&CEE Refining Sector: Russia, an Ace up This Region’s Sleeve?

Arsenije Dusanic, JBC Energy

19:30 Cocktail Reception, Foyer I

Day 2, May 4, 2012

8:00 – 9:00 Welcome Coffee Break

9:00- 12:50 Morning Session

Session III.2: Infrastructure, Markets and Prices – Downstream Gas

Session Chairman: Julian Bowden, BP Gas & Power

09:00 – 09:25
Central European Gas Hub
Development of a Gas Hub in Central Europe
Gottfried Steiner, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Central European Gas Hub

09:25 – 09:50
RWE Supply & Trading
Outlook of the Gas Sector in CEE
Erik Kolstö, Head of Commercial Management Supply & Capacity Russia, RWE Supply & Trading

09:50 – 10:15
New Interconnections – Slovenia on a Crossroad
Janez Kopac, Former Director of the General of Directorate for Energy, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Slovenia

10:15 – 10:40
E.ON Ruhrgas
Market Opening as a Driving Force
Peter Arp, Vice President Sales Central/Eastern Europe, E.ON Ruhrgas

Nord Stream Nord Stream: A Major European Infrastructure Project Well Underway
Jens Lange, Head of Permitting for Germany, Nord Stream
11:35 – 12:00
Integration of SEE into the European Natural Gas Flows And Markets Through the Development of New Projects and Gas Systems
Vladimir Djurovic, Head of Development Department, Plinacro
12:00 – 12:25
Georgia for Transit Development, Transparency and Regional Integration Organization
Diversification of Routes and Sources of Gas Supplies from Georgia’s Perspective
 Liana Jervalidze, Research Fellow, the International School of The Caucasus Studies, Ilia State University, Expert on Energy and Regional Issues, Georgia for Transit Development, Transparency and Regional Integration Organization
12:25 – 12:50
Southern Energy Corridor
John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Platts
12:50 14:00 Lunch
Parkring Restaurant, the Marriott Hotel
14:00- 17:50 Afternoon Session

Session IV: Gas & Power

Session Chairman: Naske Afezolli, Senior Advisor for Gas Supply and Power in SEE, EGL

14:00 – 14:25
Argus Media
European Gas and Power Prices and Supply Dynamics
Matthew Monteverde, Senior Analyst – Generating Fuels, Argus Media
14:25 – 14:50
Enel Trade
European Gas Market: Trends and Challenges in a Changing Global Scenario
Luigi Santilli, Head of Gas, Enel Trade
14:50 – 15:15
Decentralized Energy Solutions in Europe
Leif Christian Cropp, Head of Emerging Businesses, E.ON
15:15 – 15:40
Energy Regulatory Authority of Greece (RAE)
Power Generation as a Major Driver of Gas Demand and Privatization and Restructuring in the Gas & Power Sector
Dr. Michael Thomadakis, Member of the Board, Regulatory Authority for Energy, Greece (RAE)
15:40 – 16:10 Coffee Break
16:10 – 16:35
SGT5-8000H / Irsching 4 – Siemens’s Latest Gas Fired Power Generation Technology
Ingo Harzdorf, Fossil Power GenerationDivision, Products, Siemens Energy Sector
16:35 – 17:00
The Challenges of Gas for Power in SEE
Naske Afezolli, Senior Advisor for Gas Supply and Power in SEE, EGL

17:00 – 17:25
Trans Adriatic Pipeline’s Role in Improving Security of Gas Supply in South Eastern Europe – Strategic Partnership with Ionian Adriatic Pipeline
Dr. Lutz Landwehr, Commercial Director, Trans AdriaticPipeline
17:25 – 17:50
Gas & Power Markets in the BBS Region
Dr. Valentin Kunev, Manager, BBSPA