Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas
Offshore Exploration and Maritime Transportation

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Cyprus

On Tuesday 24 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 again at this prestigious conference where the exchange of views, visions and valuable information will make this forum another imperative and meaningful event. Cyprus a New Gas and Petroleum Power 
This conference builds on the previous  and very successful conferences held in Cyprus; Mare Forum Cyprus 2012 and Mare Forum Cyprus 2013 Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas, and the latest conference in Athens on April 7, Mare Forum Oil and Gas Europe 2014.
The 3rd Mare Forum Cyprus 2014 conference will again focus on the ongoing developments on the oil and gas exploration, production exploitation, investments and finance, distribution and transportation from the Eastern Mediterranean sea to Europe and the World.
The main conference topics will be:
World and Regional Geopolitics, the world economy and the Cyprus’s financial and economic outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, perspectives on Shale gas business, energy alternatives, and energy prices.
Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas -Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production, Pipelines vs. shipping, investment possibilities in the region, Risks and rewards,  technical challenges for offshore and onshore gas terminals, and more.
Maritime Transportation of Energy: Ships: oil, lpg-lng-cng market outlook, sustainability, finance and investments, prevention, risks, new ships, new fuels, and innovations.
Debate on the following themes:
• Will the Cypriot Shipping Industry enter heavily into the offshore business? • Can and will Cyprus and become an energy hub during the next decade? • What can be the role of Cyprus in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus, Greece? • What policy and what investments and incentives are needed to be adopted? • Can forthcoming eastmed expensive ultra deep gas production effectively compete with the forthcoming cheap shale gas delivered in the International Market? • What is the best medium term mode of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline or LNG or CNG or GTL? • Can offshore gas hydrates transportation technology be a cost effective option?There is no shortage of gas any time soon in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The conference will have a 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,
Solon Kassinis Managing Director of Kassinis International Consulting Ltd., Past, Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd. (CNHC), Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
George Shammas Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority
Philippos Philis Chief Executive Officer, Lemissoler Navigation Co Ltd and
Cyprus Shipping Chamber Representative
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Representative (t.b.c.)
Ministry of Communications and Works Representative (t.b.c.)
Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd
Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens
Leonardo Brunori Managing Director, Markets & Sectors, D’APPOLONIA
Philip Embiricos Past President BIMCO
Dr Theodore Tsakiris Assistant Professor, Geopolitics of Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
John Jude Gallagher Vice President – Offshore Europe, ABS
Stelios Achniotis President, ETEK
Charles McHardy Senior Vice President, Technical & Gulf Coast Operations, International Registries
Anthony Foskolos Professor at the Technical University of Crete and an emeritus scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada
Kassem Maged Director Business Development USA, Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering
AngeloLo Nigro Market Development Manager Energy, D’APPOLONIA
Marie-Françoise Renard Director, Offshore Sales & Marketing, Bureau Veritas
Yaniv Friedman Vice President Strategy, Delek Oil (t.b.c.)
Apostolos Poulovasillis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register
Michael Nikolaou Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, USA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and  President, Intermepa and President Cymepa
John Tomich Noble Energy
Cristiano Salino ENI (t.b.c.)
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin
Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Alexander Economides Director EPT, Cyprus
Claudio Mordini Division Manager Environment, D’APPOLONIA
Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Theodosis Stamatellos Country Marine Manager, Greece Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A., Piraeus, a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited
Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants
Prof. Toula Onoufriou Chairman, Cyprus Hydrocarbon Company (CHC), Professor of Infrastructure Reliability, Cyprus University of Technology and Advisor to the President of Cyprus (t.b.c.)
Cristiano Salino ENI (t.b.c.)
Charles Ellinas Past Executive President, Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd, Cyprus
Dr. George Pamboridis Managing Partner, Pamboridis LLC Advocates and Legal Advisors
Prof. P. Papanastasiou University of Cyprus
Dr. Marios Valiantis Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia
Spyridon Zolotas RINA Area Manager, Greece & Cyprus
Costis Stambolis Executive Director, IENE (Institute of Energy for South – East Europe)
Charles Ellinas Past Executive President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)
Panayiotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance R&D Consultant & NTUA Senior Researcher
Jonathan Blackburn Project Manager for Offshore Construction, Trelleborg Offshore UK Ltd
Carlos  Guerrero   Business Development Manager for Oil Tankers and Gas Carriers, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division
Representatives from Shipping and Energy companies more to be announced.. 
Tuesday 24 June 2014
08:00 Registration
Session 1:  Opening and Welcome

09:00

Organizers, Conference Chairman, Key note speakers
Conference Chairman: Solon Kassinis  Managing Director of Kassinis International Consulting Ltd. And Past, Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Philippos Philis Chief Executive Officer, Lemissoler Navigation Co Ltd and Cyprus Shipping Chamber Representative
George Shammas Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority
Speaker to be announced
Session 2:  World and Regional Geopolitics 
09:50 The world economy and the Cyprus’s financial and economic outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, perspectives on Shale gas business, energy alternatives, and energy prices.
Session chairman: Leonardo Brunori Managing Director Markets & Sectors, D’APPOLONIA
Speakers: Solon Kassinis  Managing Director of Kassinis International Consulting Ltd. And Past, Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)
Philip Embiricos Past President BIMCO
Dr . Theodore Tsakiris Assistant Professor, Geopolitics of Hydrocarbons, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Marianna Charalambous LLM Oil & Gas
Discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Conference discussion panelists:

Philippos Philis Chief Executive Officer, Lemissoler Navigation Co Ltd andCyprus Shipping Chamber Representative

Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd

Stelios Achniotis President, ETEK

Charles McHardy Senior Vice President, Technical & Gulf Coast Operations, International Registries

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

Jean-luc Porcheron Total (to be confirmed)

Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

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

Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants

Spyridon Zolotas RINA Area Manager, Greece & Cyprus

Costis Stambolis Executive Director, IENE (Institute of Energy for South – East Europe)

Charles Ellinas Past Executive President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)

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

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

Representatives from Shipping and Energy companies more to be announced..

11:20 Break
Session 3: Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas
11:40 Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas – Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production, Updates and progress on the ongoing exploration status and new blocks. Pipelines vs. Shipping, investment possibilities in the region, Risks and rewards, technical challenges for offshore and onshore gas terminals and more.
Session chairman: John Jude Gallagher Vice President – Offshore Europe, ABS
Speakers: John Tomich Cyprus Country Manager Noble Energy
Yaniv Friedman Vice President Strategy, Delek Oil
Anthony Foskolos Professor at the Technical University of Crete and an emeritus scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada
Angelo Lo Nigro Market Development Manager Energy, D’APPOLONIA
Jonathan Blackburn Project Manager for Offshore Construction, Trelleborg Offshore UK Ltd
Kassem Maged Director Business Development USA, Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering
Discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Conference discussion panelists: 

Philippos Philis Chief Executive Officer, Lemissoler Navigation Co Ltd and Cyprus Shipping Chamber Representative

Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd

Stelios Achniotis President, ETEK

Charles McHardy Senior Vice President, Technical & Gulf Coast Operations, International Registries

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

Jean-luc Porcheron Total (to be confirmed)

Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

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

Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants

Spyridon Zolotas RINA Area Manager, Greece & Cyprus

Costis Stambolis Executive Director, IENE (Institute of Energy for South – East Europe)

Charles Ellinas, Past Executive President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)

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

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

Representatives from Shipping and Energy companies more to be announced..

13:40 Lunch
Session 4: Maritime Transportation of Energy
14:40 Ships: oil, lpg-lng market outlook, sustainability, finance and investments, prevention, risks, new ships, new fuels and innovations
Session chairman: Apostolos Poulovasillis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),  Lloyd’s Register
Speakers: Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens
Alexander Economides Director EPT, Cyprus
Panayiotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance R&D Consultant & NTUA Senior Researcher
Carlos  Guerrero Business Development Manager for Oil Tankers and Gas Carriers, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and President, Intermepa and President Cymepa
Claudio Mordini Division Manager Environment, D’APPOLONIA
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin
Discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Conference discussion panelists: 

Philippos Philis Chief Executive Officer, Lemissoler Navigation Co Ltd and Cyprus Shipping Chamber Representative

Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd

Stelios Achniotis President, ETEK

Charles McHardy Senior Vice President, Technical & Gulf Coast Operations, International Registries

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

Jean-luc Porcheron Total (to be confirmed)

Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

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

Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants

Spyridon Zolotas RINA Area Manager, Greece & Cyprus

Costis Stambolis Executive Director, IENE (Institute of Energy for South – East Europe)

Charles Ellinas, Past Executive President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)

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

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

Representatives from Shipping and Energy companies more to be announced..

session 5:  Concluding Session – What’s next?
Session chairman: Apostolos Poulovasillis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),  Lloyd’s Register
16:30 General discussion and debate with all speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
• Will the Cypriot Shipping Industry enter heavily into the offshore business?• Can and will Cyprus and become an energy hub during the next decade?• What can be the role of Cyprus in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus, Greece?• What policy and what investments and incentives are needed to be adopted?• Can forthcoming eastmed expensive ultra deep gas production effectively compete with the forthcoming cheap shale gas delivered in the International Market?• What is the best medium term mode of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline or LNG or CNG or GTL?• Can offshore gas hydrates transportation technology be a cost effective option?
17:30 Synthesis and Conclusions by the conference chairman
Conference Chairman: Solon Kassinis  Managing Director of Kassinis International Consulting Ltd. And Past, Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC)
17:40 Drinks

 

As of 18 June many top-executives from the following top companies have already registered for the conference:ABSAjax Offshore Bunkering Services Ltd. (EDT Offshore)Aker Global Employment Limited

Apicorp

Atlas Corporate & Trust Limited (Belize)

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd.

BIMCO

Bureau Veritas

Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC

Clarksons

Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.

Core Marine Ltd.

Cymare Shipmanagement

Cymepa

Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping

Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority

Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd.

Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Cyworld Wealth Limited

D’Appolonia

Delek Oil

Department of Merchant Shipping

DGS Marine (Cyprus Management) Ltd.

DPSS Global Consultants Ltd.

Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering

Energy & Environment Holding

Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.

EPT

Ernst & Young Cyprus Ltd.

Ernst Jacob (GmbH & Co KG)

Ersi Trading Ltd.

ES STS Operations Ltd.

ETEK

Eurasia Marine Consultants Co. Ltd.

Eurofin S.A.

Evinson Services Ltd.

FML Ship management Ltd.

Frederick University

Giorgos Landas Llc. Lawyers & Legal Consultants

Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A., Piraeus

Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA)

INCE & Co.

Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE)

IRI Hellas Ltd./The Marshall Islands Registry

IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

JPC Shipmanagement Cyprus Ltd.

Kassinis International Consulting Limited

KVH Industries A/S

Lavar Shipping

Ledra Ena Shipping Ltd.

Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd.

Letrina Cyprus Ltd.

LLM Oil & Gas

Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register Group

Lowland International

Lyras Shipping Ltd.

Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.

Mare Forum

Marin Shipmanagement Ltd.

Marine Accidents Investigation Committee

Marine Security International

Marine Wings Air Ticket Professionals Ltd.

Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean

MHR Pearl Marketing

Ministry of Communications & Works

Moore Stephens LLP

MSC

MTI Network

Naval Architecture Progress

NEEAS Ltd.

Noble Energy

Ocean Finance

Oeterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei Ltd.

Orphanides & Murat Ltd.

Oxford Maritime Ltd.

Pamboridis LLC

Petronav

Petronav Ship Management Ltd.

RINA

Rina Hellas

Salamis Shipping Services Ltd.

Scientific Technical Chamber of Cyrpus (ETEK)

Shipcare Marine Consultants

Softimpact

SpecTec Ltd.

Stavropoulou Lawyer

Terra Navis Shipping Ltd.

The University of Manchester

Tomasos Brothers

TOTAL

Trelleborg

Tsavliris Salvage Group

Uclan University Cyprus

University of Crete, Greece

University of Nicosia

V. Ships Ltd.

V.Ships (Cyprus) Ltd.

World-Link Communications

 

For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM

Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com

 

Contact Information

MARE FORUM
Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com