IN-VR will host the virtual Mediterranean Gas & Energy Week on January 19-21.
The event marks the merger of the 3rd Mediterranean Oil & Gas Summit and the 8th Balkans Petroleum event. The conference will bring together European and Balkans officials with IOCs, the organiser said.
IN-VR’s co-CEO Chryssa Tsouraki highlighted the regional appetite for investment and new projects. “The countries of the Mediterranean are going through a restructuring of policies and laws. There are projects with regional importance and global importance,” she said.
These range from the assorted gas discoveries of the East Mediterranean, major infrastructure works such as the recently completed Trans Adriatic Pipeline, through to Chariot Oil & Gas’ discovery offshore Morocco.
“Gas and LNG opportunities are transformational and will need service companies with everything they can bring, including knowledge and support. There’s no better time than now to come and see the opportunities of the region – and it’s very welcoming to people who come and are willing to participate,” Tsouraki said.
While conferences cannot be the same when held online, there are advantages, she said. “There’s a different perspective and deeper conversations, I think that’s here to stay.”
Those presenting include:
- Vladan Dubljević, Director, Montenegro Hydrocarbon Administration
- Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of the Environment and Energy of Greece
- Adrian Bylyku, Executive Director, AKBN
- Dr Albert Caruana, Director General, Continental Shelf Department, Office of the Prime Minister, Malta
- Khaled Abu Bakr, Executive Chairman, TAQA Arabia
- Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO, Dana Gas
- Francisco de la Flor, Director of International Organizations, Enagas
- Morris J. Becker, Senior Exploration Geoscientist – Portfolio & New Business, Middle East and Africa, Shell
- Charles Ellinas, CEO, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (eCNHC)