Midstream Oil and Gas Congress draws majors to Greece

Dozens of major oil and gas companies gathered to network, listen to successful cases and enjoy Greek hospitality at the Midstream Oil and Gas Congress (MOGC) in Thessaloniki on February 18 and 19.

Participants included the National Technical University of Athens, the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE), Cyprus’ Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA), Port Authority of Alexandroupolis, Reganosa, Cepsa Gas Comercializadora and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

The congress was opened with a speech from the Project Director, Natalya Kuznetsova, and continued with sessions dedicated to all key aspects of pipeline transportation, oil and gas trading and supply, as well as to oil and gas storage.

Plenary sessions featuring discussions on Innovations in Construction – Case Studies, presented by the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC); energy transition and implications for the oil and gas industry, presented by DNV GL; as well as gas infrastructure development in the Baltic and CEE region – North-South Corridor, presented by Gaz-System SA, offered particular interest.

Delegates said that they attended mostly for new business leads while the second most common reason cited was brand promotion and visibility, mostly through sponsorship opportunities.

The MOGC Congress was organized by the BGS Group, renowned for its organization of closed-door congresses in Europe, including AUTOMA Congress, PRC Europe, and the Exploration and Production Offshore Congress Hub.


Energy authorities to gather at Alexandroupoli forum

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, supported by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE), is holding its 1st Oil & Gas Forum on September 7 in Alexandroupoli, northeastern Greece, at the Ramada Plaza Thraki Hotel.

With rising global energy demand, the oil and gas industry in Greece has a wide range of challenges to face and opportunities to seize, the organizers noted, adding that the forum will bring together key policy makers, regulators, top market players, financiers, academics and experts to present and discuss unique insights in and observations on up-to-date topics in the dynamic energy field in Greece and the wider region.

Greek Minister of Environment & Energy Giorgos Stathakis as well as the US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt have already confirmed their participation at the event as keynote speakers.

Other confirmed appearances include Serbia’s mining and energy minister Aleksandar Antic and Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova, the organizers announced.

The conference will cover the following areas: global trends in the energy sector and geopolitics; understanding relationships between energy geopolitics and energy markets; the oil & gas potential of Greece, including challenges and perspectives; the role of pricing in the sector’s evolution; the future of oil and gas drillings in Greece; the role of Greece in the global gas and LNG market; new interconnections and terminals; gas pipelines and regional challenges in southeast Europe; energy project financing; and regional alliances and cooperations.

During the conference, diverse thoughts, ideas and best practices will be presented on how Greece could become a major energy hub for Europe and how it can best exploit its geographical advantage and energy resources for achieving this goal, the organizers noted.

For further information:

American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Frosso Paneta  Tel.: 210 6993559 ext.27 Email: f.paneta@amcham.gr

Sophia Chaidogiannou  Tel.: 210 6993559 ext. 26 Email.: s.xaidogiannou@amcham.gr

Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE)

Constantina Zervou Tel.: 211 71 56 168, Email.: k.zervou@haee.gr




Leading oil sector officals expected for forthcoming Athens conference

A host of leading international oil industry officials scanning the global market for new projects are expected to attend the Global Oil and Gas SE Europe and Mediterranean conference, a three-day event scheduled to take place in Athens September 26 to 28.

The Appex Regional (AAPG), a geologists conference, will be incorporated into this year’s forthcoming event.

A previous AAPG event had been held in Athens in 2013, when the results of seismic surveys conducted by Norway’s PGS in the Ionian Sea and off Crete were first presented.

Officials representing American giant ExxonMobil, Italy’s Eni, Romania’s Petrom and Croatia’s Ina are expected to participate at the Athens conference following the summer.

AAPG is the world’s biggest and most widely recognized geologists association, numbering some 20,000 members, the majority of whom serve at key posts of oil companies operating in 129 countries.

The Global Oil and Gas and Appex event comes at a time of major energy-related developments in the east Mediterranean, propelled by recent discoveries of major deposits that have placed the region on the international oil map.

On the domestic front, initiatives are currently being taken to promote new hydrocarbon exploration endeavors. Conditions are now favorable as lower oil prices of the past few years, which subdued investment activity, have significantly reduced the cost of conducting seismic surveys and drills.

EDEY, the Greek Hydrocarbon Management Company, has announced that it intends to push for new seismic surveys in the Ionian, off Crete and the north Aegean.