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.
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 will
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
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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.
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
– 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
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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
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.
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
Shale Gas & CBM & Tight Gas ploration Activities to Uncover the Huge
Reserves Potential Dear,
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.
Africa Oil &Gas Alliance), supporter of Unconventional Gas Convention
Africa 2015, Cape Town
(Sep.28-29) provide this available news.
Takolia, CEO of SAOGA will speak at UGAS Africa 2015. Accompany with
Manager: Frontier Geology
Petroleum Agency SA
Deputy Director-General Chemicals and Waste
National Department of environmental affairs
Minister of Science and Technology
National Department of environmental affairs
Director: Planning and Policy Coordination
Western Cape Department of
Environmental Affairs & Development
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