1st
MARE  FORUM
CYPRUS 2012

Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas

 - Offshore Exploration, Production, Maritime Transportation, Maintenance, Investments and Finance -
 

Tuesday 12 June 2012
 

INTERCONTINENTAL APHRODITE HILLS RESORT HOTEL

Cyprus


 

 

   

PRESENTATIONS


Eugen Adami
President, Cyprus Shipping Chamber

George Shammas
Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority

Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune

Solon Kassinis
Director of the Energy Service.
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus

Serghios Serghiou
Director, Department of Merchant Shipping, Cyprus

Philip Embiricos 
Past President, BIMCO
Director, Embiricos Shipbrokers Ltd.

John Z. Tomich
Cyprus Country Manager
Noble Energy

Kenneth L. Richardson
Vice President, ABS

Bernd Bluhm , Bernd Bluhm II
Head of Pollution Preparedness and Response
European Maritime Safety Agency
(EMSA)

Dr. Xiuli Wang
University of Houston

Marie-Françoise Renard
Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas

Leonardo Brunori
Chief Operating Officer, Business Solutions RINA Group

Giulio Tirelli
Director, Business Development - Merchant
Team Leader, Gas Development Team
Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd

Foteini Kanellopoulou
Senior Analyst (Market Analysis), Clarksons


Wilhelm Magelssen
Shipping, Offshore & Energy Group,
Pareto Project Finance AS

Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa
(EMEA), Lloyd's Register

Prof. Michael Nikolaou
University of Houston

Ioannis Alexopoulos
Director, Eurofin International Ltd.

Dr. Leo Drollas
Director and Chief Economist, Centre of Global Energy Studies, London

Angelo Lo Nigro
General Manager, Energy Development, RINA

Nick Mitsos
CEO, XGas

Capt. Karayiotas Menelaos
Principal
Maritime training Centre

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Ltd.

Francesco_Colafemmina
Corporate Communication Manager, Blue Power Group

Conclussions by the conference chairman
Michael Economides

Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune
 




 

   
Tuesday 12 June
08:00   Registration
 
09:00   Opening and welcome

Professor Michael Economides
Conference chairman
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune"

Jannis Kostoulas
Organizer
Managing Director, Mare Forum

George Shammas
Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority

Eugen Adami
President of Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO
Director, Embiricos Shipbrokers Ltd.
 

     Session 1

Demand and supply of Oil & Gas
 
     
    The Oil and Gas market outlook
Geopolitical considerations
Risks and rewards
09:40   Conference chairman:
Professor Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune"
 
09:50   Solon Kassinis
Director of Energy for Cyprus
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus
 
10:00   Dr. Leo Drollas
Director and Chief Economist
Centre for Global Energy Studies
 
    Session 2

Exploration and Production in the Eastern Mediterranean basin
- challenges and opportunities –
 
     
10:10   Government Perspective and Industry Outlook
Neoclis Sylikiotis
Minister of  Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus
 
10:20  

John Z. Tomich
Cyprus Country Manager
Noble Energy

Representative
Delek Drilling and Avner Oil

Representative
Goldman Sachs, Israel
 

10:40   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants

The Conference Discussion Panelists

Darios Melas, Managing Director, EDT Offshore
Philippos Philis, Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Alexander Economides, Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano, Chief Investment & Finance Officer, Navig8 Group
Dimitris Lyras, Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr George Pamboridis, Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime (t.b.c.)
Dr. Demos Petropoulos, Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou, University of Cyprus
Dr. Michael Ieridis, Secretary General of Cymepa

 

11:30   Break
 
     Session 3

Ways of Energy Utilization
 
11:50   session chairman:
Kenneth L. Richardson
Vice President, ABS
 
12:00   Natural Gas Production
Dr. Xiuli Wang
University of Houston

Offshore Gas terminals: Technical Challenges
12:10   Angelo Lo Nigro
General Manager, Energy Development, RINA
 
12:20   Marie-Françoise Renard
Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas
 
12:30   LNG liquefaction and GTL
Prof. Michael Nikolaou
University of Houston
 
12:40   CNG
Nick Mitsos
CEO, XGas
 
12:50   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants

The Conference Discussion Panelists

Darios Melas, Managing Director, EDT Offshore
Philippos Philis, Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Alexander Economides, Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano, Chief Investment & Finance Officer, Navig8 Group
Dimitris Lyras, Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr George Pamboridis, Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime (t.b.c.)
Dr. Demos Petropoulos, Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou, University of Cyprus
Dr. Michael Ieridis, Secretary General of Cymepa
 
 

13:40   Lunch
     
     Session 4

Maritime Transportation the key
- infrastructure - Ships availability- finance/investments


 
     
14:40   session chairman:
Leonardo Brunori
Chief Operating Officer, Business Solutions RINA Group
 
14:50   Serghios Serghiou
Director, Department of Merchant Shipping, Cyprus
 
15:00   Shipping capacity needs
Foteini Kanelopoulou
Senior Analyst (Market Analysis), Clarksons
 

 
  Financing/investing the offshore and maritime energy transportation;
15:10   Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
 
15:20   Wilhelm Magelssen
Shipping, Offshore & Energy Group,
Pareto Project Finance AS
 
15:30   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants
 
    The Conference Discussion Panelists

Darios Melas, Managing Director, EDT Offshore
Philippos Philis, Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Alexander Economides, Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano, Chief Investment & Finance Officer, Navig8 Group
Dimitris Lyras, Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr George Pamboridis, Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime (t.b.c.)
Dr. Demos Petropoulos, Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou, University of Cyprus
Dr. Michael Ieridis, Secretary General of Cymepa
 

16:10   Break
 
     Session 5

Investing in the environment
safe and clean exploration - production -transportation
 
     
16:30   session chairman:
George Tsavliris
Chairman, INTERMEPA
President and member of the Board of Directors of CYMEPA
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
 
16:40   Prevention
Bernd Bluhm
Head of Pollution Preparedness and Response,
European Maritime Safety Agency, EMSA

 
16:50   Innovations
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager
Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
 
17:00   LNG propulsion systems and Clean air emissions
Giulio Tirelli
Director, Business Development - Merchant
Team Leader, Gas Development Team
Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd
 
17:10   Manning & training imperatives
Capt. Karayiotas Menelaos
Principal, Maritime training Centre
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Ltd.
 
17:20   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants

The Conference Discussion Panelists

Darios Melas, Managing Director, EDT Offshore
Philippos Philis, Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Alexander Economides, Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano, Chief Investment & Finance Officer, Navig8 Group
Dimitris Lyras, Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr George Pamboridis, Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime (t.b.c.)
Dr. Demos Petropoulos, Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou, University of Cyprus
Dr. Michael Ieridis, Secretary General of Cymepa
 

18:00   CONCLUSIONS

Professor Michael Economides
Conference chairman
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune"

 
18:10   Drinks
 
     
     

 

 


 

 



 


 

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