29th January 2019

The Ukrainian Gas E&P Forum

London, The Geological Society Piccadilly


Nataliya Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy & Coal Industry of Ukraine, will outline the opportunities being created by the PSA tenders.

Shell, ExxonMobil and INA are the latest oil & gas producers to confirm their participation.

Oleg Prokhorenko, Chairman & CEO of UGV, the Naftogaz Group member with the largest reserve base in Eastern Europe, will outline the opportunities via PEC services contracts for production enhancement at its mature and depleted fields.

Official Partners



Nataliya Boyko

Deputy Minister for European Integration,
Ministry of Energy & Coal Industry of Ukraine

Yuliya Kovaliv

Office of National Investment Council of Ukraine

Oleh Kyryliuk

Acting Head,
State Geological Service of Ukraine

Roman Opimakh

Executive Director,
Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine

Olga Bielkova

Deputy Head, Fuel & Energy Committee,
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Oleg Prokhorenko

CEO & Chairman of the Board,

Ivan Yuryk

Deputy Chairman,

Michael Yurkovich

Refraction Asset Management

Victor Gladun

Chief Executive Officer,
Poltava Petroleum Company

Vitaliy Radchenko

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Yaroslav Klymovych

Chairman of the Board,
Nadra Ukrayny

Alastair McBain

Arawak Energy

Nataliia Grebeniuk

Executive Director,
DTEK Oil & Gas

Anna Galtsova

IHS Markit

Jayesh Parmar

Partner, Energy & Resources,
Baringa Partners

Matthew Monteverde

Vice President, Commodity Markets,
Argus Media

Vladyslava Magaletska

Vice President,
SigmaBleyzer Investment Group

Dr Charles Hewlett

Director, Geophysical Consultant,
Lynx Information Systems

Dr Simon Pirani

Senior Research Fellow,
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies


Information partners and supporting organisations
Media partners


Highlighting opportunities in the upcoming international oil & gas licencing rounds

The government of Ukraine recently announced an extensive international oil & gas licencing round, releasing 30 onshore hydrocarbon blocks to be sold via online auction. The first round of 10 blocks was announced in early December and the auction takes place on 6th March.

This timely Forum has been convened to bring together an international audience of potential strategic investors to meet with key stakeholders from the Ukrainian oil & gas sector and to learn more about the emerging opportunities to invest and participate in Ukraine’s national programme to achieve energy self-sufficiency.

The speaker panel will feature key Ukrainian officials, representatives of leading state-owned and private energy companies, present and potential strategic investors and leading international energy experts and commentators. Attendees will have all their questions answered about the licencing round, including detailed information about the blocks on offer and how to participate in the auctions. Other topics to be covered in the course of the day include:

  • An overview of upcoming tenders for Production Sharing Agreements;
  • Forecasts for natural gas demand and pricing in Ukraine;
  • Opportunities for service companies to partner with state-owned oil & gas producers under the Production Enhancement Contracts;
  • Progress report on the unbundling of the Transmission System Operator from Naftogaz;
  • PLUS: 1-to-1 meetings with key industry representatives will be facilitated throughout the day.

The Forum follows on from our Ukrainian Energy Day, which took place in June 2017 in London and attracted over 120 senior energy executives from 14 different countries. They included representatives of:

Aggreko, AOT Energy, Arawak Energy, Argus Media, Axpo, Baringa Partners, BB Energy, Bloomberg, BlueBay Asset Management, BP, Citi, Crown Agents, Discovery Drilling Equipment, DTEK, EBRD, EFET, Energy Resources of Ukraine, Engie, Eni, EuroCape New Energy, Eurostream, Expert Petroleum, Galnaftogaz, GAZ-MDS, Geo Alliance Group, ICIS, IFC, JKX Oil & Gas, Nadra Ukrainy, Naftogaz of Ukraine, Northland Power, Poltava Petroleum Company, Pioneer Investments, Regal Petroleum, Reuters, S&P Global Platts, Shell, Trafigura, TrailStone Group, UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Ukreximbank, UkrGazVidobuvannya, Ukrnafta, Verkhovna Rada Fuel & Energy Committee.


  • 1-to-1 meetings between key representatives of the Ukrainian gas industry and potential investors will be facilitated throughout the course of the day

  • 09:00  Registration and morning refreshments

  • 10:00     Session 1: An Overview Of Hydrocarbon Production In Ukraine And Government And Industry Initiatives To Raise Production Levels

  • 11:30     Morning refreshments

  • 12:00     Session 2: Introduction To The First Oil & Gas Licencing Round, The Blocks On Offer, Geological Information Available And Procedures In Place

  • 13:30     Lunch

  • 14:45     Session 3: Opportunities For Service Companies And Independent Producers In The Drive To Increase Oil & Gas Production

  • 16:15     Afternoon refreshments

  • 16:45     Session 4: Evolution Of The Ukrainian Natural Gas Market And Its Transmission And Storage Capabilities

  • 18:15     Drinks reception