International Energy Workshop, Abu Dhabi 3rd – 5th June 2015

Welcome to the website of the 34th edition of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This year, the IEW will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at the Dusit Thani Hotel from the 3th to 5th June 2015, the first IEW in the Middle East in its 34-year history.

Please find the Workshop brochure with further details and the full programme, here.

About the Conference

Keynote Speakers and Programme

Location and Registration

2nd IEI Turkey Energy Investments Conference 2015 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey between 10-11 September 2015, Press Release, 26 September 2015

IEI Turkey Energy Investments Conference 2015
will take
place in Istanbul, Turkey between 10-11 September 2015. This summit
brings together an expert panel of professional speakers from leading companies
to offer their diverse views and advice on energy investment and finance.

Investment Conferences provide a platform for international investors to
consider capital investments in a specific country. Industry leaders from the
energy sector, representatives of governmental institutions and financial
organizations will address key issues and more.

IEI Turkey Energy Investments Conference 2015
cover Power, Oil&Gas markets in and around Turkey. Summit will play host to
over 30 high level speakers from the Turkey and international energy sector who
will address the key issues affecting the energy market today. There will be
detailed discussions on Regional Development Strategies, Electricity and Gas
Infrastructure and Bankability of Renewable Energy Projects as well as
workshops detailing LNG (by Sund Energy) and Renewable Energy.

of the High Level Speakers;

Conference Chair: Hasan Koktas – Turkish Energy Foundation, TENVA, President

Opening Speech: Metin Kilci – Undersecretary of Ministry of Energy and Natural
Resources, Turkey (tbc)

Honourable Mirek Topolanek, Former Prime Minister of Czech Republic and Former
President of European Council

Karen Sund, Sund Energy, Founder

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Faruk Aysan, Central Bank of the Turkish Republic, TCMB,
Monetary Policy Committee Member

Nihat Ozdemir, Limak Energy, Chairman

Yasar Arslan, Union of Natural Gas Distribution Companies, GAZBIR, President

Mustafa K. Yilmaz, Borsa Istanbul, Executive Vice President(tbc)

Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Secretary

Cem Asik, Energy Traders Association, ETD, Chairman

Anduvap Servet Akgun, Statkraft Trading, Managing Director

– Yael Taranto, TSKB, Manager

– Andi Aranitasi, European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development, EBRD, Senior Banker

Fuat Celepci, Zorlu Energy Natural Gas, General Manager

Nusret Comert, DAMNUS Energy and Investment Inc, CEO

Danila Bochkarev, EastWest Institute, Advisor

David Tonge, IBS Research & Consultancy, Founder

Emin Emrah Danis, Caspian Strategy Institute, Economist & Energy Analyst

Assist. Prof. Dr. Filiz Katman, EPPAM, Executive Director

Gulmira Rzayeva, Center for Strategic Studies of Azerbaijan, Senior Research


information available at

The last discount for Unconventional Gas Convention Africa 23 August 2015

There is only one month left to go to the first & only African
unconventional gas summit Unconventional Gas Convention Africa 2015, Cape Town (Sep.28-29).
To involve more leading companies from all the segments, UGAS Africa give the
last 20% off discount tickets. Know more about UGAS Africa:

Invited Speakers:
♦ Paul Hardcastle, Director:Planning and Policy Coordination, Western Cape Department of
Environmental Affairs & Development
♦ Selwyn Adams, Principal Geologist, Petroleum Agency SA
♦ Mekwe Lindiwe, General Manager: Regulation Division, Petroleum Agency SA
♦ Muzi Mkhize, Chief Director: Hydrocarbons, Department of Energy
♦ Ebrahim Takolia, CEO, South African Oil & Gas Alliance
♦ Pria Hassan, Member of Executive Committee, WOA Group Fuels & Oils
♦ Mamdouh Nagaty Elias, General Manager, Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation
With ever powers Consultancy
KPMG South Africa, SRK Consulting, ENSafrica, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc, Control Risks SA (Pty) Ltd

Unconventional Gas Convention Africa 2015, Cape Town
(Sep.28-29) is the best platform to communication, trading and learning.

Kindly remind the special price is only available when
Register before Sep.1st.

Yours Sincerely

Joni Shaw

Marketing Manager of UGAS©, a brand of SZ&W Group

Tel:86 21 5830 0710 x 8026 | Fax:86
21 5831 1668 | Mob: 86 136 7154 8682

Address: Suite K-L, 14F, First Trade Tower, 985 Dong Fang
Road, Shanghai 200122, PRC

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Event Website:

View the relevant events:

UGAS, Australia 2015 | April 16-17, Brisbane

UGAS, Africa 2015 | Sept.28-29,Cape Town

UGAS, China 2015 | October.19-20, Beijing

WGC, Africa 2016 | Jan.27-29, Mozambique

ACERC as media supporter remind the Super Early Bird expires 21 Aug at 8th Balkan Energy Finance Forum, 20-21 Oct 2015, Belgrade

8th Annual Balkan Energy Finance Forum

Investments in light of emerging security of supply

20-21 October, Belgrade, Serbia

Our 8th annual Southeast Europe Energy event will unite key players from across the Energy industry, from both private and public sectors, tackling key issues facing market developments in light of current sector transformations and the emerging security of energy supply.

Some of the main topics include;

  • FINANCING ENERGY GENERATION PROJECTS: (Who invests where? Where are the problems?) -Key bankability issues of energy projects in Balkan countries
  • THE FUTURE OF THE BALKAN POWER MARKET – Challenges for power market integration and possible solutions
  • THE FUTURE IN SEE WITHOUT THE SOUTH STREAM PIPELINE PROJECT –Alternatives to the South Stream: Turkish Stream, Southern Gas Corridor, Vertical Gas Corridor, Tesla, and existing route progress: TAP, TANAP, IAP
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS – Insight into the growing renewable energy markets: where are the opportunities?

A major focal point of discussions is set to be opening of a regional, Balkan Power Exchange and development of offshore gas potential in Croatia and Montenegro along with up-to-date development plans for Albania’s hydrocarbon and hydro resources.

ACERC members are entitled to an exclusive 20% discount on registration. for your exclusive 20% off.

EMEA Pipelines Conference, April 12-13, 2016, Istanbul, Dr Lorenc Gordani | Wednesday, August 18, 2015

The EMEA Pipelines Conference is designed to cover
a wide range of topics related to oil and gas pipeline sectors in Europe,
Middle East and Africa, focusing on security of supply as well as effective
planning, project management and latest technologies.

The Conference deliberations will be on the
following themes:

– EMEA oil and gas pipeline sectors overview,

– Oil and gas pipelines as a main tool of security
of supply for EMEA countries,

– Key oil and gas pipeline projects: effective
project planning and management strategies,

– Cross-border cooperation for oil & gas
sector: transporting oil and gas from CIS and MENA countries to Europe,

– Investments in EMEA’s oil and gas transportation

– Latest international regulations and
requirements for pipeline construction and exploitation,

– Pipeline protection nowadays: main trends in
pipeline protection and security management,

– Security of pipelines in the Middle East,

– Pipelines planning and construction: latest

– Cutting-edge technologies in operation and

We would be glad to answer any questions you may
have and provide necessary clarifications where needed.

Kindly RSVP to the Conference Director, Ms. Daria
Belotsky, at or by phone: +44 20 3769 5217.

For more information, please visit our website EMEA Pipelines.

Video of 2014 Balkans Oil & Gas Summit

Summits organiser, IRN is delighted to announce that the 4th Balkans
Oil & Gas Summit will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

year’s event, originally to be held in Athens, Greece, will now be hosted in
Dubrovnik, Croatia with the full support of the Croatian Ministry of Economy
and the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency to bring to the Summit’s delegation a
highly valuable Balkans Summit on 23rd-25th September

4th Balkans Oil & Gas Summit will also be held under the
endorsement of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania, the Ministry of
Economy of Montenegro and the Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry of
Bosnia-Herzegovina with Government Officials joining from all over the Balkans

has been attending and supporting the senior level meeting since its
origination in 2012. Here’s what Alen Leveric, Deputy Minister of Economy said
about the Balkans Oil & Gas Summit: “Since
2012, we had the unique opportunity to annually report and promote all
development stages of one of the most important Croatian strategic projects –
exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons (onshore and offshore).

In June 2015, Croatian government published that
three companies (Vermilion Zagreb Exploration, INA and Oando PLC) will share
six licences to explore for oil and gas in Croatia’s northern Drava river basin
and in the east of the country.

In January 2015, Croatia awarded 10 offshore oil and
gas exploration licences for drilling in the Adriatic. Seven licences went to a
consortium of Marathon Oil and OMV, two to INA and one to a consortium of ENI
and Medoilgas.

With this in mind, Croatia is definitely on their way
of becoming an energy leader in the south-eastern Europe.”

Alen Leveric, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy, Croatia.

international and national oil companies have already confirmed their
participation in the Summit with the organisers expecting the attendance of 200
senior level executives.

of last year’s Summit can be viewed at the official YouTube Channel of the

information about the Summit is available on the website: and released bimonthly in the Summit’s newsletter
to which someone can subscribe here.

Last updates on New Onshore Blocks in Albania with Bidding Deadline 15th October 2015 at the 4th Balkans Oil & Gas Summit Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Ministry of Energy & Industry of Albania, recently announced that the oil and gas exploration bidding round deadline is 15th October for onshore blocks Panaja, C and 5 (click on map below), and is already in negotiationswith the oil companies that submitted offers foronshore Blocks 4 and Dumrea.

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to meet Albania’s key Government Officials from the Ministry of Energy & Industry of Albania and AKBN, who will exclusively join IRN at the 4th Balkans Oil & Gas Summit to share more information on these rounds and other upcoming developments.

Other key indistry figures to be present at the Summit include:

  • Dorian Ducka, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry, Albania
  • Dritan Spahiu, Director of Policies and Development of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Energy and Industry, Albania
  • Dael Dervishi, Executive Director, National Agency of Natural Resources (AKBN), Albania
  • Dorina Çinari, Director, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Albania
  • David French, CEO, Bankers Petroleum

To get involved contact:

Xenia Sapanidi

Marketing Manager


Tel: +44 (0) 207 111 1615


South Africa Hydraulic fracturing regulations published 10 August 2015

Expediting Africa
Shale Gas & CBM & Tight Gas ploration Activities to Uncover the Huge
Reserves Potential

The long-awaited
and heavily-debated Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production were
enacted on 3 June 2015. The Minister of Mineral Resources is
expected to take a decision on pending Karoo exploration right applications in
the coming months.

Some changes with the draft regulation:
♦ Water monitoring has
been refined. The applicant or holder is now required to appoint an
independent specialist to conduct a hydrocensus which indicates potentially
affected water resources.
♦ The draft regulations
provided that the census had to be conducted on at least, a one kilometers
radius from the furthest point of potential horizontal drilling. The promulgated
regulations extended the radius to three kilometres.

SAOGA (South
Africa Oil &Gas Alliance), supporter of Unconventional Gas Convention
Africa 2015
, Cape Town
(Sep.28-29) provide this available news.

Mr. Ebrahim
Takolia, CEO of SAOGA will speak at UGAS Africa 2015. Accompany with
Government officer:







Manager: Frontier Geology

Petroleum Agency SA


Mark Gordon

Deputy Director-General Chemicals and Waste

National Department of environmental affairs


Naledi Pandor

Minister of Science and Technology

National Department of environmental affairs


Paul Hardcastle

Director: Planning and Policy Coordination

Western Cape Department of
Environmental Affairs & Development

Register before Sep. 1st to enjoy 200USD discount.

Yours Sincerely

Joni Shaw
Marketing Manager of UGAS©, a brand of SZ&W Group
Tel:86 21 5830 0710 x 8026 | Fax:86 21 5831 1668 | Mob: 86 155 0213 8437
Address: Suite K-L, 14F, First Trade Tower, 985 Dong Fang Road,
Shanghai 200122, PRC |
Event Website:

View the relevant events:
UGAS, Australia 2015 | April 16-17, Brisbane
UGAS, Africa 2015 | Sept.28-29,Cape Town
UGAS, China 2015 | October.19-20, Beijing
WGC,Africa 2016 | Jan.27-29, Mozambique