2nd
MARE  FORUM
CYPRUS 2013

Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas

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

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel - Cyprus
 



This conference builds on the first very successful Mare Forum Cyprus 2012, “Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas” held in June 2012.

On Wednesday 19 June Mare Forum will return to the beautiful island of Cyprus where politicians, executives from the oil, gas, shipping and maritime industries, trading and brokerage companies; key investors in shipping, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs; classification societies, financial institutions, regulators and the media will gather at this prestigious conference where the exchange of views, visions and valuable information will make this forum another imperative and meaningful event.

In December 2011 Noble Energy of Houston USA announced the results of their preliminary findings for their first discovery well in the Cypriot Economic Zone. It contained up to 9 Tcf of natural gas, a world class discovery.

The block, appropriately dubbed Aphrodite, from the ancient goddess that was believed to be born in Cyprus, is likely to usher a hydrocarbon bonanza in the island nation, a member of the European Union and the site of a rich and tumultuous history, including an ongoing and unfortunately yet unresolved dispute with Turkey.

Noble Energy is preparing to drill, starting shortly after this conference, its first appraisal well in the Aphrodite block. Further, four other blocks have already been allocated, three of which to Italy’s ENI and one to France’s Total. Discovery wells are expected in all new lots within the next twelve months.

The size of the ultimate recoverable gas in the Eastern Mediterranean, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), is of the order of 200 Tcf of natural gas. Israel has already booked about 50 Tcf.The four Cypriot blocks plus others, currently in the process of being offered to international bidders, will almost certainly add 50 Tcf, perhaps 75 Tcf to the already discovered.

Israel’s giant Leviathan plot, now upgraded by Noble Energy to hold 20 Tcf of natural gas and Aphrodite, are likely to be unitized with Cyprus and Israel each getting a percentage of the operation (as equal shares or proportional to the gas content), to supply three LNG liquefaction trains in Cyprus for LNG export of 20 million tons per annum (MTPA). The fields are practically one and the same anyway, the boundary being an artifact of geography not geology. Two large, 36 in. pipelines will be needed to bring gas from the Leviathan and Aphrodite Fields to a Cypriot LNG liquefaction facility. This could happen within five to six years at an estimated cost of $15 billion.

Multiples of this development can take place and the international demand, headed by China, has all the indications that a lot more natural gas will be needed in the world over the next decades. There is no shortage of gas any time soon in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Concurrently, the shipping industry will profit due to the need of gas and oil transportation by sea.

The conference will have an open stimulated and free flowing ambiance, with open and informal discussions which are the hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.



Looking forward to welcoming you in Cyprus,


 

Michael Economides
Conference chairman
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum


 

 

 




The Speakers and Discussion Panelists

- as of 16 June 2013 -

 [The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be updated daily]

 

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

 

Tasos Mitsopoulos
Minister of Communications and Works, Cyprus

 

George Shammas
Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority


Charles Ellinas
Executive President
Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Cyprus

Solon Kassinis
Executive Vice President
Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Cyprus

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

 

Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami

President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber

 

John Tomich

Cyprus Country Manager

Noble Energy

 

Yaniv Friedman

Vice President Strategy

Delek Oil


Stelios Achniotis
President, ETEK

Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO


Larry Watters
Vice President, CSI Technologies, USA

 

Clyde Evons
Vice President of Commercial and Global Business Development,
Cross Group Inc. USA

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

Professor Anthony Foskolos
Technical University of Crete, Greece

John Jude Gallagher
Vice President – Offshore, Europe, ABS


Modi Mano
Managing Director, M Sea Capital Ltd.,
Israel

Dr. Eitan Shamir
Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University / Senior Researcher BESA Centerfor Strategic Studies
Israel

 

Matthias Ritters
Executive Vice President
Region Europe / Middle East / Africa

Germanischer Lloyd

 

Eric Parker
Division Manager Siting, D'APPOLONIA

Dr. Xiuli Wang
Executive Vice President, EPT International USA

Prof. Michael Nikolaou
University of Houston

Leonardo Brunori
RINA Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Ioannis Alexopoulos
Director, Eurofin

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
President, Intermepa
President Cymepa

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

Representative
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Dr .Theodore Tsakiris
Assistant Professor,
Geopolitics of Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Programme Director,
Energy & Geopolitics, ELIAMEP, Greece

Philippos Philis
Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation

Alexander Economides
Director EPT, Cyprus

Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

Dr. George Pamboridis
Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors

Karen Kokabi

Managing Director, Blueship


Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.

Prof. P. Papanastasiou
University of Cyprus

Dr Marios Valiantis
Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia

 

Theodosis Stamatellos
Country Marine Manager, Greece
Hellenic Lloyd's S.A., Piraeus, a subsidiary of Lloyd's Register Group Limited

 

Representatives from Shipping and Energy companies

more to be announced..

 

 


 

   
Wednesday 19 June
08:00   Registration
 
09:00   Opening and welcome

Jannis Kostoulas
President, Mare Forum

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

Tasos Mitsopoulos
Minister of Communications and Works, Cyprus
 

Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami

President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber

George Shammas
Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority


Stelios Achniotis
President, ETEK


 

     Session 1

Cyprus, Europe, World - geopolitical considerations

Demand and supply of Oil & Gas

Risks and Rewards
 

     
    Cyprus, Europe, World: Geopolitical considerations
The Oil and Gas market outlook
Risks and rewards
 
09:40   session chairman:
Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor in Chief, Energy Tribune

Charles Ellinas
Executive President
Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Cyprus

Dr .Theodore Tsakiris
Assistant Professor,
Geopolitics of Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Programme Director,
Energy & Geopolitics, ELIAMEP, Greece
 

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

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

All conference speakers
Philippos Philis
Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Stefano Bertilone
RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa
Alexander Economides
Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano
Managing Director, M Sea Capital Ltd., Israel
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr. George Pamboridis
Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou
University of Cyprus
Karen Kokabi

Managing Director, Blueship

more discussion panelists to be announced
 

    Session 2

Exploration and Production in the Eastern Mediterranean basin
- challenges and opportunities –
 
    Government Perspective and Industry Outlook
10:30   session chairman:
Solon Kassinis
Executive Vice President, Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company

On behalf of Yiorgos Lakkotrypis
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Constantinos Xichilos
Acting Director
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism

Professor Anthony Foscolos
Technical University of Crete, Greece
Greece

John Tomich

Cyprus Country Manager

Noble Energy

 

Yaniv Friedman

Vice President Strategy

Delek Oil

Dr. Eitan Shamir
Department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University / Senior Researcher BESA Centerfor Strategic Studies
Israel
 

11:30   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

All conference speakers
Philippos Philis
Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Stefano Bertilone
RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa
Alexander Economides
Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano
Managing Director, M Sea Capital Ltd., Israel
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr. George Pamboridis
Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou
University of Cyprus
Karen Kokabi

Managing Director, Blueship
more discussion panelists to be announced
 

12:00   Break hosted by


 
     Session 3

Ways of Energy Utilization
 
     
    Technical Challenges for Offshore Gas terminals - LNG liquefaction and GTL - Quality Control and Performance Verification of Fluids for Drilling and Completion Insure Successful Deepwater Well Construction -
 
12:20   session chairman:
John Jude Gallagher
Vice President – Offshore, Europe

Technical Challenges for Offshore Gas terminals
Marie-Françoise Renard
Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas

Eric Parker
Division Manager Siting, D'APPOLONIA

LNG liquefaction and GTL
Prof. Michael Nikolaou
University of Houston

Quality Control and Performance Verification of Fluids for Drilling and Completion Insure Successful Deepwater Well Construction
Larry Watters
Vice President, CSI Technologies

Clyde Evons
Vice President of Commercial and Global Business Development
Cross Group Inc
 
13:10   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

All conference speakers
Philippos Philis
Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Stefano Bertilone
RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa
Alexander Economides
Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano
Managing Director, M Sea Capital Ltd., Israel
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr. George Pamboridis
Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou
University of Cyprus
Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, Blueship
more discussion panelists to be announced
 

13:40   Lunch
     
     Session 4

Maritime Transportation the key - t
he need of gas and oil transportation by sea,
- infrastructure - Ships availability- finance/investments

 
     
    infrastructure offshore,onschore - Ships availability- finance/investments
 
14:40   session chairman:
Leonardo Brunori
RINA Deputy Chief Operating Officer


Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO

Dr Marios Valiantis
Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia


Financing/investing the offshore and energy maritime transportation;

Ioannis Alexopoulos

Director, Eurofin
 

15:30   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

All conference speakers
Philippos Philis
Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Stefano Bertilone
RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa
Alexander Economides
Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano
Managing Director, M Sea Capital Ltd., Israel
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr. George Pamboridis
Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou
University of Cyprus
Karen Kokabi

Managing Director, Blueship
more discussion panelists to be announced
 

16:00   Break
 
     Session 5

Investing in the environment
safe and clean exploration - production -transportation
 
     
    Prevention, New ships, New fuels, Innovations, and Investment Opportunities
 
16:10   session chairman:
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
President, Intermepa
President Cymepa

Theodosis Stamatellos
Country Marine Manager, Greece
Hellenic Lloyd's S.A., Piraeus, a subsidiary of Lloyd's Register Group Limited


Matthias Ritters

Executive Vice President
Region Europe / Middle East / Africa

Germanischer Lloyd


Lessons from the Gulf of Mexico
Dr. Xiuli Wang
Executive Vice President, EPT International

 

16:50   Discussion between the speakers, the Conference Discussion panellists and the Audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

All conference speakers
Philippos Philis
Chairman, and CEO, Lemissoler Navigation
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Stefano Bertilone
RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa
Alexander Economides
Director EPT, Cyprus
Modi Mano
Managing Director, M Sea Capital Ltd., Israel
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dr. George Pamboridis
Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Prof. P. Papanastasiou
University of Cyprus
Karen Kokabi

Managing Director, Blueship
more discussion panelists to be announced
 

17:30   CONCLUSIONS
 
17:40   Drinks
 
   

A great number of representatives from the following companies have already registered for the conference (as of June 14):

ABB S.A.

ABS

ABS, Europe Division

Aker Solutions / Aker Global Employment Ltd.

Amer Shipping Limited

Arbuthnot Latham Private Bank

Bar Ilan University / BESA Center for Strategic Studies

Bernhard Schulte (Cyprus) Ltd.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Ltd.

BIMCO

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Hellas AE

BW Gas AS

BW Maritime

ChartWorld International Ltd.

Chemikalien Seetransport Cyprus Ltd.

Christonica

Chrysanthou Maritime Services Ltd.

Citi Private Bank

Citibank

Clyde & Co. (Greece) LLP

Clyde & Co. LLP

Core Marine Ltd./Louis Cruise Lines

Costas Indianos & Co. Ltd.

CSI Technologies

CSI Technologies, LLC

Cymare Shipmanagement Ltd.

Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority

Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd.

Cyprus Shipping Chamber

D'Appolonia S.p.A.

Delek Oil

Democratic Rally

Department of Merchant Shipping

Diamonds Shipping & Trading Inc.

DPSS Global Consultants Limited

DPSS Global Consultants Ltd.

EDT Shipmanagement Ltd.

Electricity Authority of Cyprus

ELIAMEP, Diplomatic Academy, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Energy & Environment Holding

Energy Tribune

EPT

EPT CSI

EPT International

Ernst & Young Cyprus Ltd

ETEK

Eurofin S.A.

Fameline Investments Ltd.

Furuno (Cyprus) Ltd.

Germanischer Lloyd SE

Hallworthy international

Hellenic Lloyd's S.A., Piraeus

Interorient Marine Services Ltd.

JPC Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd.

Lavar Shipping Co. Ltd

Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd.

L.G. Zambartas LLC

Lloyd´s Register

Lloyd's Register Group

Lowland International Shipping Cyprus Ltd.

Lyras Shipping Ltd.

M Sea Capital Ltd.

MacGregor Cyprus Ltd.

Marin Shipmanagement Ltd.

Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd.

Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Mie Co Ltd.

Minister of Commerce, Industry & Tourism

Minister of Communications & Works

Mitsubishi Hellas AEE

Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens (Limassol) Limited

MTI Network

Noble Energy

Oceanwide International (O.W.I.) Cyprus Ltd.

Oceanwide Marine Services B.V.

Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.

OreCoal & Blueship

Orphanides & Murat Ltd.

OWI Ltd.

Pamboridis LLC

Petronav Ship Management Ltd.

Power Projects Inc

Reederei Nord Ltd.

RINA

RINA Group

RINA Services SpA

Salamis Shipping Services Ltd.

Sales Manager

Satlink Maritime Services Ltd.

Shell Marine Products

Songa Offshore SE

SpecTec Ltd.

Terra Navis Shipping Ltd.

TFI Markets Limited

The Cross Group

Tototheo Group

Tsavliris Salvage Group

Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd.

University of Cyprus

University of Houston

University of Nicosia

V.Ships Ltd.

Vroon Offshore Italia Srl.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service

WISTA Cyprus

 

 

 



 


 

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