Major energy conference set for September in Greek capital

“Global Oil & Gas – Black Sea and Mediterranean”, a conference and exhibition of international proportions, will take place in Athens on September 23 and 24, at the capital’s Metropolitan Expo Exhibition and Conference Center, the event’s co-organizers, ITE Group Plc, a major multinational oil and gas event organizer, and ROTA SA, an exhibition organizer, have announced.

The event will focus on the latest oil and gas developments in and around the surrounding countries of the Black Sea, East Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean Seas, all of which will play a significant role in the regional security of oil and gas supplies, the organizers noted in a statement.

“Global Oil & Gas – Black Sea and Mediterranean” will bring together government and ministry representatives from various countries, directors of state oil companies, as well as heads of international companies and the industry to discuss key regional and global projects, its co-organizers noted.

Recent discoveries of large hydrocarbon resources – particularly natural gas – in the offshore Levant Basin have the potential to significantly alter the supply-side forecasts for the eastern Mediterranean region, the organizers stated. These discoveries have the potential to provide the necessary energy supply to meet growing regional demand and possibly even spur exports, they added.

In addition, the Black Sea region also continues to be a highly prospective source of oil and gas both locally and for the rest of Europe, the organizers noted. As a potential transit corridor for gas transportation, the region could play an integral role in ensuring future security of supply for a whole continent, they added.

With new tendering opportunities on offer, further developments in both shallow and deepwater activities, as well as opportunities in onshore and offshore mature field developments, the surrounding region holds potential to be tapped with the right investments coupled with the right fiscal and legislative environment, the evvent’s organizers noted.

Key themes at the conference will include market trends – global and regional outlook; industry trend analysis; growth strategies – challenges facing new exploration and production developments; technical solutions for deep water drilling – intervention tooling; licensing rounds; fiscal and regulatory framework; the future of the European gas market; gas hubs trading development; maritime transportation – gas storage; LNG regasification; and trends in refining.

A host of oil and gas sector companies will take part in the event’s exhibition, including operators; engineering, procurement and construction companies; exploration companies; geoscience technology and service companies; drilling and down hole technology companies; enhanced recovery system providers; oil and gas production technology and service providers; oil recovery product providers; health, safety and environmental products and management companies; LNG production technology companies; lifting equipment, crane and winch companies; pipeline product and service providers; tank and storage companies; and Pump, compressor and valve providers.

The event will be held in partnership with the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE) and under the support of Greek Energy Forum.