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This is your opportunity to gain practical insight and hard advice from an outstanding panel of speakers who will deliver vital information on the latest issues concerning Iranian Petroleum. The conference will be your unique opportunity to hear from government and industry speakers alike about the oil and gas sector in Iran. As well as government policy and plans, you will hear about the experiences of industries that have invested in these sectors, and their expectations for future development. Different viewpoints will all be incorporated to provide a comprehensive and authoritative account of all related issues.

This conference is your chance to explore the fundamental questions that surround investment and privatisation activities in these sectors. You will gain knowledge of related taxation and legal issues connected with investment and project finance.

This is your key opportunity to understand the issues affecting Iranian petroleum and how they may affect your company’s investment strategy.

This unique conference will show how your organisation can benefit from hearing about the latest economic and legislative developments and place your company in the position of being able to reap the maximum benefit from investment opportunities currently available in Iranian Petroleum.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Stephane Brabant

Stephane Brabant, Partner, Herbert Smith

9:20 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Hamid Dahmani

Hamid Dahmani, Fiscal Policy Analyst, OPEC

  • Problems caused by the limitations put on foreign investment into Iran
  • Political risks of developing foreign alliances
  • Economic risks if investment into Iran does not grow and continue
  • Growing economic alliances with Gazprom and Total
  • Overcoming international differences
  • Future outcomes
  • 10:00 EVALUATING THE RISKS OF INVESTING IN IRAN

    Simeon Kerr

    Simeon Kerr, Senior Analyst, Middle East and North Africa, Control Risks Group

  • Overview of the political scene in Iran
  • Impact of the deepening power struggle on investment
  • The security environment: prospects for social unrest and external instability
  • 10:40 SANCTIONS AND THEIR EFFECT ON EUROPE

    Anthonius De Vries

    Anthonius De Vries, Economic and Financial Sanctions Coordination, European Commission

  • The revival of sanctions as a foreign policy tool
  • Impact on target countries and other parties
  • Position of the European Union on sanctions
  • Possible future developments
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:40 REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF IRANIAN OIL AND GAS

    Masoud Derakhshan

    Masoud Derakhshan, Senior Economist, International Bureau for Energy Studies

  • Regional share of Iranian oil in the global oil trade
  • Iranian oil and the regional supply potential to Asia and Europe
  • The importance of Iran as a land-bridge to transport Caspian oil and gas to world markets in low and medium oil price scenarios
  • The impact of the growing Iranian oil and gas markets on Caspian Development as a key future supplier to world markets
  • The high potential of Iranian macro-economic growth in the region, foreign investment in oil and gas and the supply prospects
  • 12:20 LEADING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Naji Abi-Aad

    Naji Abi-Aad, Senior Middle East Advisor, Observatoire Mediterraneen de l’Energie

  • Encouraging new investment into Iran
  • Background and developments of new agreements
  • Retaining Iran’s investment model for future deals and investments
  • Improving investment conditions for foreign exploration partners
  • Preparing conditions for greater oil company participation and reducing investors risks
  • The future of Iran’s economic state, producing a security guarantee
  • 13:00 Lunch

    14:20 SUPPLYING THE EUROPEAN MARKET

    Manouchehr Takin

    Manouchehr Takin, Senior Petroleum Upstream Analyst, Centre for Global Energy Studies

  • The reserves, production, utilisation and export potential of gas in the Islamic Republic
  • The European gas market and its future outlook
  • Turkey as a market and as a transit route for gas
  • Economic and policy issues affecting Iran’s oil and gas exports to Europe
  • 15:00 GAS IN IRAN

    Chris Phipps-Jones

    Chris Phipps-Jones, Senior Management Consultant, Petroconsultants-MAI

  • Supply potential from gas reserves
  • Indicative infrastructure and transportation options
  • Areas or future gas demand, national and export
  • National policy issues
  • Industrial development benefits (new industry and oil/gas field development)
  • Modelling strategic gas planning, incorporating economic and policy issues
  • 15:40 Review of the day's proceedings

    Stephane Brabant

    Stephane Brabant, Partner, Herbert Smith

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remark’s and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Robert Nunez

    Robert Nunez, Editor, Petroguide

    9:20 POTENTIAL FOR FOREIGN PARTICIPATION IN THE DOWNSTREAM SECTOR

    Graham Knight

    Graham Knight, Editor, Arab Oil & Gas

  • Why is the priority on the downstream sector?
  • Opportunities - The hydrocarbons sector; Investment in refineries; Oil pipeline capacity; Gas infrastructure
  • Problems - Finding a suitable contract; Foreign ownership of refineries, pipelines under the constitution; Government fuel subsidies and their effect on the demand pattern
  • 10:00 PETROCHEMICAL OPPORTUNITIES

    Ali Ashraf Afkhami

    Ali Ashraf Afkhami, Chairman, Petrochemical Industries Investment Company

  • An overview of the structure of Iran’s petrochemical industry
  • Private sector investment in petrochemicals
  • The scope of existing projects
  • 10:40 BUYBACK CONTRACTS

    Shahrokh Koussari

    Shahrokh Koussari, Associate, Merriman White

  • Legislation
  • Guarantees for performance
  • Recent disputes
  • Future of buyback transactions
  • 11:20 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Iran as a corssroad for Central Asian Petroleum

    Naji Abi-Aad

    Naji Abi-Aad, OME Senior Advisor, Observatoire Mediterraneen de l'energie

  • Challenges facing oil and gas development in Central Asia
  • Role of Iran as transit country
  • Current considerations and future prospects
  • 12:20 SPEAKER PANEL

    Chaired by: Robert Nunez, Editor, Petroguide

    Chaired by: Robert Nunez, Editor, Petroguide, Dr R Karimzadegan, Managing Director, NPC International, Ali Ashraf Afhami, Chairman, Petrochemicals Industries Investment Company

    13:00 Lunch

    14:20 RISK AND INSURANCE MANAGEMENT

    John Carter

    John Carter, Executive Director, Willis Corroon Energy

  • How do downstream investments differ from upstream investments from a risk management and insurance perspective
  • Insurance regulations and practices and their impact
  • Political risk and insurance considerations
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Practicalities of Business in Iran

    Philip Hurst

    Philip Hurst, Partner, Ashurst Morris Crisp

  • The precise content of this presentation is to be finalised
  • 16:00 DEUTSCHE BANK'S PERSPECTIVE

    Klaus Michalak

    Klaus Michalak, Director, Deutsche Bank AG

  • The precise content of this presentation is to be finalised.
  • 16:40 Chairman's closing remark's and close of conference

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