2nd Russian Energy Forum – London 2015

London, 9th June 2015, Wednesday, Central London 08.30-17.30 followed by evening reception


Following a successful Russian Energy Forum 2014, Eurasian Dynamics is happy to invite you to join us for the 2nd Russian Energy Forum in London.

This year we extend the event to one full day, comprised of four sessions, networking breaks, hot lunch and evening gala reception. With the presence with 20+ senior experts, energy and finance companies, professional services firms and distinguished government and VIP guests, this is a not-to-miss senior level conference and opportunity. Attendees will engage in panel debates, special focus roundtables and will enjoy companies’ presentations on what matters the most for international energy business with Russia in current climate.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

Dr Boris Abramov
Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the UK

Prof Keun-Wook Paik
Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Mr Louis Skyner
Head of Russian and CIS Oil and Gas Practice, Clifford Chance

Mr Rodolphe Olard
Managing Director, Global Head of Natural Resources Advisory, Structured Finance
at ING Bank

Mr Steven Eke
Senior Analyst Russia & Ukraine, Control Risks

Mr Nabil Khodadad 

Global Co-Head of Project Finance Practice, Vinson & Elkins

Ms Kate Mallinson
Partner, Political Risk, GPW Ltd

Dr Shamil Yenikeyeff
Director, Oxford International Centre

Confirmations from leading energy companies are pending, and will be announced shortly.

In the 2015 Edition, the topics would include:

Panel 1:
Russian Energy: a year under sanctions. Change in companies’ strategies,
government’s vision, and international cooperation

• A year under sanctions: overview of economic impact on current and proposed
projects, trade and international activities of Russian energy companies
• Discussion with international energy companies: their experience and outlook
• Ownership and access different companies are allowed to have in Russia
• Is Russia going to respond to sanctions?

Panel 2:
Russia-China energy relations’ update: progress with the gas deal and possibility for strategic partnership

• Russia-China-Central Asia: strategy, access to Eastern markets, cooperation
• Financing from China: is it coming?
• Potential strategic acquisitions by Chinese companies in Russian oil and gas fields
• Altai route update – what is in for Russia/ China/ Europe if it is agreed?
• Beyond oil and gas: acquisitions and deals between Russia and China in power and
energy markets
• Opening the door: are there significant shifts in energy relations with other Asian

Panel 3:
Russia-Turkey-Europe Energy relations: does it solve a problem for Russia/ EU/

• Access to the EU energy market, competition with supply from Central Asia through
• Turkish Stream: pipeline project overview including contract and pricing details as
well as geostrategic priorities – who is to benefit and is it risk-free for Russia
compared with South Stream?
• Russia gas into Europe: how is it developing? What is behind increasing flows?
• Is there a second life for South Stream?

Panel 4: roundtable discussion
Financing in the current climate: mid and long term possibilities and risks

• Medium to long term financing trends and options for Russian and Central Asian oil
and gas projects
• Sources of funding in the current climate: China’s loans, government support and
local capital market – did they replace Western capital and investors?
• How the investment into field development and downstream modernization is to be
carried out given sanctions regime and given that financing is broadly unavailable
• Transaction opportunities in the Russian market given current price scenarios

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