East Mediterranean: The New Natural Gas Frontier


East Mediterranean: The new natural gas frontier

Monday 7 October 2019, London

09.45 Welcome from the chair Costis Stambolis, Chairman & Executive Director, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE)

09.55 Presentation: Building the leading independent E&P Company in a region of strategic  importance, Matthaios Rigas, CEO, Energean

10.20 Presentation: East Med gas export options: LNG, pipelines and prices, Dr Charles Ellinas FEI, CEO, eCNHC

11.10 Presentation: Lebanon as the next exploration frontier in the Eastern Mediterranean, Mona Sukkarieh, Political Risk Consultant, Middle East Strategic Perspectives

12.35 Presentation: The outlook for Cyprus’s exploration and production opportunities, Demetris Fessas CEng, Acting General Manager, Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company

13.00 Panel discussion:Exploration and production activities in Greece: Its current outlook and future prospect as a new frontier 

13.40 Presentation: Climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr Libor Krkoska, Deputy Director, Country Strategy, EBRD

14.05 Panel discussion: Fostering a new era of economic and political stability for the region 

15.10 Presentation:The geology of the Eastern Mediterranean as an emerging major petroleum and gas province, Dr. Mark Hamilton, Senior Geoscientist, PGS

15.35 Presentation: Israel and Egypt’s natural gas export deal: EMG pipeline Gina Cohen, University Lecturer, Technion University

16.00 Panel discussion: Establishing markets for East Med gas 

Discussion point: The Role of Energy Infrastructure in the European Long-Term Vision for a Climate-Neutral Economy - the role of gas infrastructure and the flexibility of the system for a climate-neutral economy Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe

16.40 Summary from the chair and closing remarks, Costis Stambolis, Chairman & Executive Director, Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE)