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12 June 2017, Energy Institute, London

Latest news

  • Peter Betts, Director, International Climate & Energy, UK Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy, to join the speaker panel;
  • We welcome Vitaliy Radchenko, Partner with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and, according to Chambers Europe 2017, the only Band 1 lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources in Ukraine, to the speaker faculty;
  • We were pleased to learn that Trafigura, Corporate Partner of the Energy Day, has officially opened its Ukrainian office and successfully took part in the latest auction of natural gas on 17th May;

  • Peter O’Brien, Country Manager, Ukraine, EuroCape New Energy, will provide an overview of the renewables sector in Ukraine with specific reference to their Zaporyzhya Wind Park, which is in the advanced stages of development;

  • Yuriy Vitrenko, Chief Commercial Officer, Naftogaz of Ukraine, will provide an update on the reform and strategic development of the company and outline plans for future gas purchases on European markets and priorities for international cooperation;

  • Didier Magne, Head of Gas, Europe, TrailStone Group, and Willem Coppoolse, Head of Engie Energy Management Ukraine, will provide first hand insight into the functioning of the gas market in Ukraine and share experiences to date;
  • Andrew Favorov, Managing Partner of Energy Resources of Ukraine, to highlight the opportunities for traders in Ukraine’s vibrant natural gas market;
  • Tom Reed, CEO of JKX Oil & Gas and Alastair McBain, CEO of Arawak Energy, will highlight what is required to stimulate further investment in domestic gas production;

  • Vitaly Butenko, Commercial Director of DTEK Energo, which generates over 25% of Ukraine’s electricity, will highlight the opportunities being created by Ukraine’s new electricity market law;

  • Mirek Topolánek, Director, International Development & Public Affairs, Eustream, and former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, confirms his participation days after the Slovak gas TSO signs an MOU on cooperation with Ukraine

Introduction

Overview

The Ukrainian Energy Day in London will provide a unique opportunity for key players in the Ukrainian energy sector to come together with their UK and international counterparts to outline progress being made in the reform of the sector and to highlight the commercial opportunities that are being created as Ukraine takes ambitious steps towards energy independence.


Key topics to be addressed

  • Ukrainian energy in an international context – how the country is performing in the competition for international capital to realise major projects;

 

  • Growing domestic gas production and showcasing the reform, restructuring and modernisation of key state enterprises;

 

  • Showcasing opportunities for international operators to partner with state companies on upstream E&P projects;

 

  • The key role of the independent gas producers, investor sentiment and capital raising requirements;

 

  • Appraising the fiscal regime and what is required to stimulate investment to meet ambitious production growth targets and achieve energy self-sufficiency;

 

  • The liberalisation of the gas market, reverse supplies from the EU and the opportunities for international traders and energy companies;

 

  • Reform of the management structure of the gas storage and transportation infrastructure as a key condition to create a major regional energy hub;

 

  • Opportunities being created in the power sector by the implementation of the 3rd energy package and the pending privatisation of state assets;

 

  • The role of renewables, nuclear power and unconventional hydrocarbons in the energy mix – parallels and comparisons with the UK and other countries.

Who will you meet?

  • Senior Ukrainian, UK and international government officials responsible for energy policy

 

  • Top management of state-owned energy companies

 

  • Senior executives from the leading independent gas producers in Ukraine

 

  • Respected UK energy commentators, influencers and academics

 

  • Top management of UK-based and listed oil & gas producers

 

  • Commodity finance experts from leading City financial institutions

 

  • Top ranked energy analysts from investment banks

 

  • Portfolio managers of leading EM institutional investors

 

  • Senior representatives of the leading professional services firms advising the energy sector

 

  • Senior management from the oil & gas service industry

 

Programme

  • 08:30   Registration and refreshments

    09:30   Chairman’s welcome remarks

  • Session 1: The Ukrainian Energy Sector In A Pan-European Context

     

    • Ukrainian energy in an international context – how the country is performing in the competition for international capital to realise major projects and attract Foreign Direct Investment to the sector;
    • Growing domestic gas production and showcasing the reform, restructuring and modernisation of key state enterprises;
    • Showcasing opportunities for international operators to partner with state companies on upstream E&P projects;
    • Key dimensions for potential cooperation: equipment and technology supply; oil & gas services outsourcing; field development; institutional cooperation and project financing;
    • Corporate governance and transparency in the Ukrainian hydrocarbons sector – the impact of new corporate governance laws and EITI membership;

    11:00     Morning refreshments

  • Session 2: Opportunities In The Ukrainian Upstream Sector

    • The key role of the independent gas producers, investor sentiment and capital raising requirements;
    • Appraising the fiscal regime and what is required to stimulate investment to meet ambitious production growth targets and achieve energy self-sufficiency. What lessons can be learned from the fiscal regimes of other oil & gas producing countries?
    • Developing the oil & gas service industry to support E&P growth – supplementing local experience with the latest global technologies;
    • Ukraine’s unconventional gas reserves and their potential contribution towards energy independence. Drawing on the experience of other countries;

    13:00     Luncheon

  • Session 3: The Gas Transportation Sector, Its Unbundling And Modernisation And The Commercial Opportunities Being Created

    • The liberalisation of the gas market, reverse supplies from the EU and the opportunities for international traders and energy companies;
    • An overview of the Ukrainian gas market, consumption forecasts and tariff structures. Where the opportunities exist for international energy companies to participate and experiences to date;
    • Reform of the management structure of the gas storage and transportation infrastructure as a key condition to create a major regional energy hub;
    • Progress report on establishing the new GTS operator and negotiations with potential investors;
    • The unbundling of the transmission and distribution system operators and the creation of Main Gas Pipelines of Ukraine and Underground Storage Facilities of Ukraine. When will the transfer of assets and staff to the new independent and separate bodies take effect?

    15:45     Afternoon refreshments

  • Session 4: Electricity Market Reform And The Outlook For The Further Privatisation Of Energy Assets

    • Opportunities being created in the power sector by the implementation of the 3rd energy package and the pending privatisation of state assets;
    • The role of renewables, nuclear power and unconventional hydrocarbons in the energy mix – parallels and comparisons with the UK and other countries;
    • Is the Green Tariff working and encouraging investment in renewable projects? What is required to stimulate further growth in the sector?

    PLUS: One-to-one meetings with Ukrainian officials and senior representatives of key state-owned companies

    18:00     Drinks reception

Speakers

  • Dr Simon Pirani, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Elena Voloshina, Head of Operations in Ukraine International Finance Corporation
  • Willem Coppoolse, General Director, Engie Energy Management Ukraine
  • Didier Magne, Head of Gas, Europe, TrailStone Group
  • Tim Ash Senior EM Sovereign Strategist BlueBay Asset Management

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