Monday 7 April 

Divani Apollon Palace Resort

Athens – Greece

 

The shipping industry will profit due to the need of gas and oil transportation by sea. Massive new findings of oil and gas in the Mediterranean, very close to the large European market, are poised to alter the economics and, especially, the geopolitics of the region. New alliances are being forged and old contests are likely to surface and be tested.
The size of the resources already confirmed is world class and more are on the way. Israel, Cyprus and Lebanon are at different stages en route to hydrocarbon production. Greece follows next with several promising prospects .
The fact is that Eastern Mediterranean is under deep to ultra deep-waters causing both economic and logistical challenges.
This Mare Forum is intended to examine these issues and bring forth suggestions and solutions, specific to the region but also help in the transfer of technologies, already tried elsewhere in the world.
Concurrently, the shipping industry will profit due to the need of gas and oil transportation by sea.
The main conference topics are:
The Big picture; Geopolitics, world economy outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, Shale gas, Energy alternatives, Pipelines vs. shipping.
Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas -Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production investment possibilities in the region. 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, innovations.
Debate on the following themes:
* Will the Greek shipping industry enter heavily into the offshore business?
* Can and will Greece become an energy hub during the next decade?
* What can be the role of Greece in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus Greece and what about the other east mediterranean countries?
* 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?
* Should you Invest in the Deep & Ultra Deep offshore Greek Exploration?
* 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?
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 Athens,
Mare Forum

[ as of 2 April ]

 

Harris Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc. and Conference Chairman
Yannis Maniatis MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis MINISTER OF SHIPPING , MARITIME AFFAIRS & THE AEGEAN
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Ugo Salerno  CEO, RINA
Dr. Leo P. Drollas  Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
Solon Kassinis Managing Director of Kassinis International Consulting Ltd., and Past Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd. (CNHC)
John Jude Gallagher Vice President – Offshore Europe, ABS
Harris Kosmatos  Corporate Development Officer, Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited
Dr. Theodore Tsakiris Programme Director, Energy & Geopolitics, ELIAMEP
Guy Verberne Chief Analyst, PGGM
Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
Anthony Foskolos Professor at the Technical University of Crete and and emeritus scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada
Apostolos Poulovasillis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),  Lloyd’s Register
Richard Greiner  Partner, Moore Stephens
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
Public Gas Corporation, DEPA Representative
Alex Economides Director, EPT Ltd.
Michael Nikolaou  Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, USA
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping
Dr. Elias Conophagos Executive Vice President, FLOW Energy S.A
Noble Energy Representative
Theofilos  Xenakoudis  Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Antonio Gentile  Sector Manager, EPC Contractor, RINA
Harun Duzgoren Business Development Director, EMEA Region, V.Group
George Xiradakis Managing Director, XRTC Business Consultants
Stefan Lemvig Glimberg Fluid Dynamics Consultant and Project Manager for OPTION JIP, Lloyd’s Register Consulting – Energy A/S, Denmark
many more to be announced

 

 

Sunday 6 April
20:00 SPEAKERS DINNER hosted by 
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Monday 7 April
08:00 Registration
Session 1: Opening and Welcome
09:00 Conference Chairman, Organiser, Keynote speakers
Conference Chairman Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc. and Conference Chairman 
Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
Yannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change
Session 2:  The Big picture
 09:30 Geopolitics, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, Shale gas, Energy alternatives
session chairman Ugo Salerno CEO, RINA
Dr. Leo P. Drollas Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
Solon Kassinis Managing Director of Kassinis International Consulting Ltd., and Past Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons  Company Ltd. (CNHC)
Dr .Theodore Tsakiris Programme Director, Energy & Geopolitics, ELIAMEP
Guy Verberne Chief analyst PGGM, The Nethrlands
Philip Embiricos Past President BIMCO
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean
Discussion Debate between all conference Speakers, Panelists and Audience participants
Conference Discussion panellists to be announced soon:
11:10 Break
Session 3:   Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas 
 11:30 Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production investment possibilities in the region. Technical Challenges for offshore and onshore Gas terminals Deep Water Asset Management and Operational Strategies Innovation in Offshore Production Technology.     Well Construction & Drilling Operation     Field Architecture & Development Concepts.     Process and Techniques Enhanced and Improved Oil & Gas Discovery and Recovery Methods Technologies in Downstream and Upstream Production Natural Gas Hydrates: A New Resource?
session chairman: John Jude Gallagher Vice President – Offshore Europe, ABS
NOBEL Energy, BP, TOTAL, DELEK Energy representatives invited
Anthony Foskolos Professor at the Technical University of Crete and an emeritus scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada: Hydrocarbon potential along the Mediterranean ridge; Expectations based on geological and geochemical evidence.
Dr. Elias Conophagos Executive Vice President FLOW Energy S.A: Future subsea & floating infracture production schemes compatible to South Crete and the Greek ultra deep offshore.
Antonio Gentile Sector Manager EPC Contractor, RINA: Upstream gas production facilities – FPU or FLNG: a matter of choice
Michael Nikolaou Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, USA: Monetizing Natural Gas: GTW, GTL, LNG, and CNG
Stefan Lemvig Glimberg Fluid Dynamics Consultant and Project Manager for OPTION JIP, Lloyd’s Register Consulting – Energy A/S, Denmark: Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques at Lloyd’s Register – Example: OPTION JIP
12:40 Discussion Debate between all conference Speakers, Panelists and Audience participants
Conference Discussion panellists to be announced soon:
13:30 Lunch
Session 4:   Maritime Transportation of Energy 
14:40 Pipelines vs. shipping, Ships: Oil-Tankers, Gas carriers: lpg-lng-cng Markets outlook, sustainability, prevention, risks 
Session Chairman: Apostolos Poulovasillis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),  Lloyd’s Register
Richard Greiner Partner Moore Stephens
Harris Kosmatos Corporate Development Officer, Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited
George Xiradakis Managing Director, XRTC Business Consultants
Harun Duzgoren Business Development Director, EMEA Region, V.Group
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
15:40 Discussion Debate between all conference Speakers, Panelists and Audience participants
Session 5:   Concluding session – What’s next?
Session Chairman: Apostolos Poulovasillis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA),  Lloyd’s Register
Panel discussion/debate on the following themes:
*  Will the Greek shipping industry enter heavily into the offshore business? 
*  Can and will Greece become an energy hub during the next decade? 
*  What can be the role of Greece in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus Greece and what about the other east mediterranean countries?   
 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?   
*  Should you Invest in the Deep & Ultra Deep offshore Greek Exploration? 
*  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? 
16:30 Panel Discussion/Debate between all Conference Speakers, pPanelists and Audience participants
17:30 Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc. and Conference Chairman:  Synthesis and Conclusions
17:40 Drinks Reception hosted by 
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Companies registered as of April 2
ABS   
Aegean Baltic Bank S.A.  
Ana International Energy Group   
Ariston Navigation Corp.   
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.   
Belgravia Shipping & Finance   
BIMCO   
BP   
BRS   
Business Liaison Office   
CACIB   
Carbon Positive   
Cass Technava Maritime S.A.   
Centre of Global Energy Studies, London   
Clyde & Co.  
Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd.   
DNB   
Diamonds Shipping & Trading Inc.   
Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd.   
Dynagas Ltd.   
Dynamarine   
Efoplistes News   
Elnavi, Monthly Shipping Review   
Energy & Environment Holding   
Enes Marine Services S.A.   
Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.   
EPT CSI Cyprus Ltd.   
EPT Ltd. Cyprus   
Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.   
Eurasia Marine Consultants Co. Ltd.   
Eurofin S.A.   
Euronav NV   
Evinson Services Ltd.   
EXXON MOBIL   
Flow Energy S.A.   
Flow S.A. Energy & Envrionmental Operations  
Foreign Press   
Gaslog LNG Services Ltd.   
George Moundreas & Company S.A.   
GM International Services Ltd.   
Golden Destiny S.A.   
Graig Investments Ltd., Cardiff   
Greece Plan Approval & Technical Support Centre   
Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction   
HeLeNGi Engineering Ltd.   
Hellenic Navy   
Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (Hssa)    
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. (Athens Office)   
Ilioship Maritime Consultancy – China    
Ince & Co.   
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry   
Kallianis Bros Shipping S.A.   
Kanergy Ltd. & Cyprus (State) Hydrocarbon Company   
Kassinis International Consulting   
Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd.   
Lloydís Register Consulting ñ Energy A/S, Denmark   
Lloyd’s Register Group   
London Metropolitan University   
Louis Cruise Lines / Core Marine Ltd.   
Lyras Shipping Ltd.   
Maran Gas Maritime Inc.   
Mare Forum   
Maritimes   
Mergermarket (EMEA)   
Ministry for Environment, Energy & Climate Change   
Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean Sea   
Moore Stephens LLP    
NA   
NAFSOLP SA.   
Nautilus Energy Management Corp.   
Navigator Shipping Consultants Ltd.   
Navios Group   
Netherlands Embassy   
Newsfront,
Naftiliaki     

Nextwave   
NTUA   
Oceanfinance    
Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.    
Omnis-Ellas SA   
OreCoal   
Pegasus Maritime Enterprises   
Petroleum Policy Directorate   
PGGM  Investments   
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.   
Qenergy Europe   
Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd.   
Regal Mare Inc.   
Regulatory Affairs, European Liaison International Registries, Inc.   
Research Institute for European and American Studies   
Rina Hellas   
RINA Services S.p.A.   
RINA SpA   
Seal Solutions & Maritime Operations Ltd.   
Seanergy Maritime Holdings   
Ship 2 Shore   
Shipcare Marine Consultants   
SNAME    
Springfield Shipping Co. Panama S.A.    
StealthGas Inc.   
Sundong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd.    
Technical University of Crete   
The University of Manchester   
Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc.    
Tomasos Brothers    
TOTAL     
Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (“”TCM””) S.A.   
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited    
University of Houston    
University of Nicosia    
University of Piraeus    
V.Ships – EMEA Region    
V.Ships Greece Ltd.   
Varotsos & Varotsos Law Offices   
XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.   
WeberSeas (Hellas) S.A.   

  

 

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