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BBSPA Legal and Regulatory Workshop

BBSPA Legal and Regulatory Workshop

6 November, 2013, Sofia


BBSPA, BP, Bulgartransgaz, Chevron, E&A Law, EVN, Gas Connect Austria, Kamburov & Partners, Mytilineos, Norton Rose, PRISMA, Transgaz

Confirmed participation and presentations by

BBSPA, BP, Bulgartransgaz, Chevron, E&A Law, EVN, Gas Connect Austria, Kamburov & Partners, Mytilineos, Norton Rose, PRISMA,  Transgaz

Valentin Kunev, Manager, BBSPA

Kiril Temelkov, CEO, Bulgartransgaz

Stefan Konigshofer, Head of Department, Sales Transmission, Gas Connect Austria GmbH

Max Seuster, Associate, Norton Rose LLP

Ana Stanic, Principal, E&A Law Limited

Goetz Lincke, Managing Director of PRISMA


Exploring Possibilities for Utilization of Existing and Future Gas Pipeline and Storage Capacities, Sofia Regulatory Seminar

Exploring Possibilities for Utilization of Existing and Future Gas Pipeline and Storage Capacities

BBSPA Regulatory and Legal Workshop, October 16 2012, at the Grand Hotel Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

BP •  British Embassy Sofia • Bulgargaz •  Bulgartransgaz •  Bulgarian State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission •  EGL • ENTSOG • Dechert LLP •  DEPA •  Kambourov & Partners •  KPMG Romania •  Norton Rose LLP •  Spasov & Bratanov Lawyers’ Partnership •  OpenGrid Europe •  RAE – Energy Regulatory Authority of Greece • Transgaz

• Existing regulations on capacity trading in liquid and illiquid markets. Capacity reservation   and tenders;  
 • Implementation of competitive market-oriented national and EU regulations on capacity usage;   Commission guidelines on cross-border network codes and gas target model;  
 • Interruptible capacities or "use-or-lose options”;  
 • Review of regional cross-border gas flows and free capacities status-quo;  
 • Using existing capacities, capacity expansion and/or building new infrastructure;  
 • EU gas infrastructure package and ten-year network development plan.

Session I: Regulatory and Legal Aspects of Competitive Markets

   Cross-Border Gas Infrastructure and Flows in the BBS Area

Introductory Review by Valentin Kunev, Manager, BBSPA

    Olivier Lebois, Senior Adviser, System Development, ENTSOG, Union-wide TYNDP, a Shared Platform for the Assessment of European Gas Infrastructures

•    Wim Vandenberghe, Counsel, Dechert LLP -Brussels,Pan-European Network Codes and Market Design: Opportunities and Challenges for the Gas Industry

•    Christian Filippitsch, Partner, Norton Rose LLP, Dominant Cases on Capacity Booking in the European Energy Market

Session II: Cross-Border Gas Trading – Views from Traders, TSO and Regulators

•    Harry Sachinis, Chairman and CEO, DEPA – Public Gas Corporation of Greece SA

•    Kiril Temelkov, CEO, Bulgartransgaz, Using Existing Capacities and Capacity Expansion Plans on the Territory of Bulgaria

•    Bulgarian State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission

•    Dimitar Gogov, CEO, Bulgargaz

•    Dr. Katerina Sardi, Head, Energy Planning and International Affairs, RAE – Energy Regulatory Authority of Greece, Supplying  Natural Gas from the Revythoussa LNG Terminal to Bulgaria via the Existing Pipeline System: Facts, Rules and Requirements

Session III: Regulatory, Commercial and Political Implications of Transition to Gas Target Model

•    Oliver Altenhoff, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Open Grid Europe, Recent Developments Regarding Access to the German and EU Market 

•    Doug Wood, Head of Regulatory Affairs, BP Gas Marketing


BBSPA Gas Storage & Trading Seminar

BBSPA Gas Storage & Trading Seminar

December 15, 2011,
the Ramada Hotel Sibiu, Romania

Dr. Gheorghe Radu, Director, Romgaz

Mr. Sergio Ascari, Gas Advisor, Florence School of Regulation
The Role of Gas Storage for Competitive Market Development

Mr. Piotr Kuś, Director of the Brussels Office of the Polish GTO Gaz-System
Development of Natural Gas Markets in Eastern Europe

Mr. Albert Haak, Gas Storage Manager, Trans Adriatic Pipeline
Mr. Willem Coppoolse, Head of Capacity Development, GDF SUEZ Supply Division Global Gas & LNG

Dr. Achim Zajc, Product Marketing Manager Gas Metering, Honeywell/RMG Messtechnik
Innovative: High Precision Energy Metering Solutions for Underground Storage Applications

BBSPA Caspian and Black Sea Oil & Gas Seminar

The BBSPA Caspian and Black Sea
Oil & Gas Seminar

10 March 2011, Park Hyatt Hotel, Baku

Michael Arenella, Marine Manager, Chevron Eurasia, Transportation of Caspian Crude Oil to the Black Sea

Liana Jervalidze, Expert on Energy and Regional Issues, Georgia for Transit Development, Transparency and Regional Integration (GTDTRI), Research Fellow, The International School of Caucasus Studies (Ilia State University)

 Kamal Mamedzade, Of Counsel, Salans Wolfgang Sporrer, Country Manager Caspian Region, OMV Gas & Power Azerbaijan 

Julia Nanay, Senior Director – Markets & Country Strategies Group, PFC Energy

Giorgi Vashakmadze, Director Corporate Development, White Stream Consortium

John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Platts

BBSPA Infastructure & Investment in Oil & Gas Seminar

 BBSPA Infastructure & Investment in Oil & Gas Seminar

16 December 2010, Bucharest, the Intercontinental Hotel
Focusing on oil pipeline projects, gas pipeline projects and interconnections, gas storages and LNG, the seminar will respond to the need for investment strategies development and project prioritization. 


Milena Messori, Head of Bucharest Office, EIB
EIB Support for Oil & Gas Investments

Frederik P. S. Kjerulf, Senior Economist, Gas Division,,
Impact of Tariff Structures on Investing in Infrastructure

Riccardo Rocca, Business Development Manager, Edison,
ITGI Project: Status of Development

Vladimir Djurovic, Head of Development Department, Plinacro,
Investments in The Natural Gas Infrastructure in The Republic Of Croatia
Gas Infrastructure in The Republic Of Croatia

Norbert Perge-Olah, Sales and Marketing Department, E.On Foeldgaz Storage,
Flexibility Optimisation with E.ON in Romania

Srdjan Mihajlovic, General Manager, Transnafta,
The Pan-European Oil Pipeline Project (PEOP)

Marc Fauveau, Project Director Business Development, Storengy
Gas Storage Key Challenges

Tanguy Moulin-Fournier, Vice President Strategy – Gas and Power, GDF SUEZ Energy, Eastern Europe

BBSPA Oil and Gas Pricing Workshop

 BBSPA Oil and Gas Pricing Workshop

28 September 2010, Sofia, The Sheraton Hotel


Mike Fulwood, Principal, Global Gas, Nexant
Developments in Gas Pricing and Implications for South East Europe and Black Sea Region

Dimitar Petrov, President of Energy Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Macedonia
Oil and Gas Markets Overview of the Republic of Macedonia

Lyudmil Garkov, Deloitte
Impact of Gas Spot Market on Long-Term Supply Contracts

Dr. Michael Thomadakis, Vice President, Regulatory Authority for Energy of Greece (RAE)
Gas Price Indexation and Regulative Framework for the Development of Regional Gas Trade

Jim Nicholson, Global Business Development Manager, Argus Media Ltd.
International Gas Markets and the Development of Regional Hubs

Angel Semerdjiev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Energy and Water Regulation Commission
Gas Pricing – Viewpoints of The Regulator

Blagomir Minov, Legal Counsel, Tsvetkova, Bebov & Partners, A corresponding law firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Gas and Fuel Pricing Methodologies and Their Harmonisation across the Region

Philip Gueorguiev, Senior Consultant, BA Management Consulting, Pцyry Energy
Impact of Intermittent Renewable Sources Development on Gas and Power Markets and Prices: Examples from Long-term Modelling Studies on the UK/Ireland and SEE Regions




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  • Encouraging and developing cooperation between the oil and gas organisations in the Balkan and Black Sea region and creating new business opportunities in the oil and gas industry in the region.
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