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Open Libya Oil & Gas Forum in London

Open Libya Oil & Gas Forum in London

When: on 19-21st October 2015

Where:  London, UK

Website: www.libyaoilgas.com

During his first keynote speech in front of the oil and gas community at last year’s New Libya Oil & Gas 2014 Forum, Mustafa Sanallah, Chairman of the Libyan NOC, stated that production output is his highest priority. Indeed, a major oil company operating in the country just announced that their production in Libya has now exceeded the pre-revolution levels. On 22nd May, the same company announced an offshore discovery, something that proves the enormous role that Libya plays and is destined to play in the global oil industry.



This year, at the 4th New Libya Oil & Gas 2015 Forum, organised by IRN on 19-21st in London under the official patronage of the National Oil Corporation of Libya, Mustafa Sanallah will give a keynote opening speech and the key NOC affiliate companies’ and joint ventures’ Chairmen will give an overview of operations and development plans in the country. The 3rd day of the Forum will feature two workshops, the first one on oil and gas regulations and Petroleum Law in Libya and the second one on physical security and risk management in Libya.


Amongst speakers will be the Chairman of Mellitah Oil & Gas (joint venture between ENI and NOC), the Head of Downstream Development, the Chairman of AGOCO (Arabian Gulf Oil Company), the Head of Exploration, the Head of Reserves, the Head of Planning, the Head of Cooperation, the Head of Technical Information and the Head of Marketing. The Former Chairman of the NOC Libya, Nuri Berruin will also be present at the Forum. International oil companies with long operations in the country such as the Shell will also be sharing their insights.

Last year the Forum’s 300 senior level attendee delegation included Total, OMV, Statoil, Gazprom Neft, Petrobras, Hess Corporation Libya, ExxonMobil, Sonatrach Libya (SIPEX), Crosco, Technip, BB Energy Group, British Arab Commercial Bank, Shell International Upstream, Yokogawa Middle East & Africa, Occidental Libya Oil and Gas, Petrofac International Limited, Egyptian Drilling Company and GE Oil & Gas.

More information about the Forum is available on the website: www.libyaoilgas.com and released bimonthly in the Forum’s newsletter to which someone can subscribe here.

• The Summit is organised by International Research Networks, a leading business intelligence group, transmitting information through highly topical Conferences, Summits, Meetings and Reports. To find out more please visit www.irn-international.com
• For all media and press enquiries please contact Xenia Sapanidi at XeniaS@irn-international.com, +44 (0) 207 111 1615.


Black Gold International Forum in Ufa – Report

Black Gold International Forum in Ufa – Report

Bashkir State University and BashSU SPE Student Chapter

The «Black Gold» International Forum was held in the Bashkir State University on 11-13 May of 2015 for the first time. The event was organized by BashSU SPE student Chapter. The Forum took place on the base of the Department of Geophysics, Physical-Technical Institute of Bashkir State University.

BashSU SPE Student Chapter has got more than 100 applications from all over the world. Our participants were from Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Tyumen, Tomsk, Ufa), Kazakhstan (Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Atyrau), Germany, India, Namibia, Canada, Nigeria and Tanzania.


May 11th, 2015 – The First Day

The guests arrived in the capital on May 11, and immediately, on the first day, were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and beauty of our city. They were provided with housing on the basis of the hotel «Biatlon», which is ideally located in a green area of Ufa. There was also the opportunity to rent bicycles and roller skates for active rest lovers.

In that evening students visited the Lyalya-Tulip Mosque, the Victory Park, the Monument to Salavat Yulaev, the “House of Friendship of People”, the Aksakov Park, the Nesterov Museum and the Ferris wheel.

Of course, in that day, many students have discovered not only man-made sights of the city, but also the sincere flavor of the Republic of Bashkortostan and its capital – the real beauty of nature, which is so skillfully gets along in one of the largest cities in Russia.


May 12th,  2015- The Second Day

In the second day of the forum BashSU SPE Student Chapter  officially welcomed the participants and guests of the event, presented the management team of the University and the Department of Geophysics and organized a concert with the participation of creative teams and performers of the University.

After the Opening Ceremony, all students were divided into technical sections devoted to contemporary problems of oil and gas industry. The participants shared their experience and told about their scientific papers.

After the lunch, young people attended the workshops from oil and gas industry specialists: Tagir Salakhov and Azat Yusupov from «ROSNEFT», Andrey Bochkov from GAZPROMNEFT-STC.

The participants to could also work at the personal growth technique with USPTU SPE Student Chapter, which conducted the «Soft Skills» training, or take part in oil and gas intellectual game «Oil Barrel», organized by Kazan Federal University SPE Student Chapter. At the same time, the SPE Round Table was carried out. The students shared reports about their progress and discussed the common successes.

At the Closing Ceremony the President of BashSU SPE Student Chapter Regina Nafikova and the Vice-president Emil Fattakhov presented awards to winners and prize-winners in all sections. The gifts were also presented to winners of intellectual game «Oil Barrel». It is noteworthy that all prizes in the «Oil and Gas service» section were won by BSU students.

May 13th,  2015- The Third Day

The third day of the Forum was perhaps the most exciting event for participants. It was the Field Trip outside Ufa as a geological practice. We visited the amazing lake-spring Zyangyar Cul – Blue Lake, climbed to the top of limestone mountains with breathtaking views. The next point of our trip was the health resort «Krasnousolsk», which is famous for its mineral waters and curative mountain air.


Inconclusion, wewanttoaddthatallparticipantsoftheForumweresatisfiedandcontinuetosendpositivefeedbackabouttheevent, inwhichtheypromisedtocomenextyear.

For reference: *SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) is an international noncommercional organization of technical specialists of oil and gas industry.

SPE Student Chapter was found in the Bashkir State University in March of 2013. Chapter works with student and post-graduate students, allowing them to learn more about oil and gas industry and to obtain useful skills of business communication.
For further information about BashSU SPE student Chapter activity you can found on the following links: 
VK group and insert on the site of SPC «Geotec».

BashSU SPE Student Chapter would like to express special thanks to the following companies for their support in holding of «Black Gold» International Forum:

  • Scientific and Production Company
  • Scientific and Production Center Geotec
  • LLC«BashNIPIneft
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Halliburton International Inc.
  • Schlumberger Company


Also we would like to express thanks for the assistance of our media partner YoungPetro

BashSU SPE Student Chapter also expresses thanks

Department of Geophysics of Bashkir State University


We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to media-partner “Young Petro” magazine


Please do not hesitate to contact us: 


  • Regina Nafikova

President of BashSU SPE Student Chapter



  • Emil Fattakhov

Vice-President of BashSU SPE Student Chapter



  • Guzel Vakhitova

Coordinator of BashSU SPE Student Chapter



You can find more photos on the following links:

Opening Ceremony: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p4ewmlekgcw551t/AAC2DmyRtwlieFqNRq1sWvoTa?dl=0

Sections: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jvex9c33h9tdi6b/AACEldDj0BxiNvtALL9vzrEsa?dl=0

Closing Ceremony: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jxxsftrqtfmohla/AAClHkSCNHcj7uW_EkfhtT_9a?dl=0

Konkluzje BAT – wymogi techniczne i problematyczne aspekty wdrożenia

Konkluzje BAT – wymogi techniczne i problematyczne aspekty wdrożenia

(Workshops in Polish)

When: 17-18 June 2015

Where:  Westin Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

Website: http:http://mmcpolska.pl/event/konkluzje-bat-wymogi-techniczne-i-problematyczne-aspekty-wdrozenia


Konkluzje BAT są dokumentami stworzonymi na podstawie BREF-BAT, przyjmowanymi w drodze decyzji Komisji Europejskiej, zgodnie z przepisami dotyczącymi emisji przemysłowych. Formułują one wnioski dotyczące najbardziej efektywnego i zaawansowanego poziomu rozwoju technologii i metod prowadzenia danej działalności energetycznej lub przemysłowej – w tym opis i informacje służące ocenie ich przydatności. Dotychczasowe wartości wielkości emisji określone w pozwoleniach zintegrowanych często nie odpowiadają rzeczywistej emisji z instalacji. Nowe regulacje zmuszą marszałków i starostów do prawidłowego określania parametrów udzielania tych pozwoleń. Dostosowanie instalacji do wymagań określonych w konkluzjach BAT powinno nastąpić w terminie maksymalnie czterech lat od dnia ich publikacji w Dzienniku Urzędowym UE. Tym samym nakłada to na zakłady wiele nowych obowiązków związanych z podejmowaniem trudnych decyzji modernizacyjnych oraz inwestycyjnych. Podczas organizowanych przez nas w dniach 17-18 czerwca 2015 roku w Hotelu Westin warsztatów dowiedzą się Państwo jak prawidłowo funkcjonować w tej nowej rzeczywistości prawno–technicznej, w tym przede wszystkim jakie kroki podjąć w celu pozyskania lub zweryfikowania pozwolenia zintegrowanego. Uzyskają Państwo praktyczną wiedzę w kwestii efektywnego użytkowania instalacji, przeciwdziałania ryzykom związanym z niedostosowaniem się do nowych wytycznych oraz efektywnego zarządzania produktami ubocznymi w procesie spalania. Prelegenci dzieląc się swoim doświadczeniem zawodowym, pomogą rozwiać wszelkie wątpliwości oraz rozwikłać pojawiające się sytuacje ryzykowne lub sporne w zakresie dostosowania instalacji do nowych standardów.

Główne zagadnienia:

  • Konkluzje BAT – ich wymogi i status prawny w świetle Dyrektywy IPPC
  • Wpływ wymagań BAT na kształt pozwolenia zintegrowanego
  • Efektywna eksploatacja instalacji energetycznego spalania
  • BAT-AEPL – określenie najlepszych dostępnych technik w ujęciu wskaźnika efektywności środowiskowej
  • Zarządzanie produktami ubocznymi w procesie spalania
  • Modernizacja instalacji odazotowania spalin
  • Modernizacja instalacji odsiarczania spalin
  • Niedostosowanie się do nowych wytycznych – przepisy a rzeczywistość


Podczas warsztatów swoje prelekcje zaprezentują:

Agnieszka Skorupińska, kancelaria Dentons, Mgr inż. Małgorzata Bednarska-Puente, Multiconsult Polska, Maciej Krzyczkowski, Generalna Dyrekcja Ochrony Środowiska, Konrad Nowak, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. z o.o. w Olsztynie, Dr hab. inż. Grzegorz Wielgosiński, Politechnika Łódzka, Mgr inż. Robert Żmuda, SBB ENERGY S.A.

Więcej informacji znajdą Państwo na stronie: http://mmcpolska.pl/event/konkluzje-bat-wymogi-techniczne-i-problematyczne-aspekty-wdrozenia



Paulina Kaczmarek,

Kierownik Projektu

T: 22 379 29 31

E-mail: p.kaczmarek@mmcpolska.pl

1st European Oil and Gas Training and Simulation Forum

1st European Oil and Gas Training and Simulation Forum

When: 9th and 10th of July 2015

Where: Mövenpick Hotel City Center, Amsterdam – Netherlands

Website: http://nrg-events.com/nrg-europe-oil-gas-training-simulation/


Barcelona, Spain – March 24th, 2015 – Following a successful series of events in Oil & Gas and Nuclear Training & Simulation, NRG Events have now scheduled the 1st European Oil & Gas Training & Simulation Forum.

amsterdam event

The challenge for many End Users throughout Plant lifecycle is to manage the replacement of retiring employees to the new generation without disturbing Productivity and improve Plant reliability.The event will focus on the latest developments in Training and Simulation for entire Oil and Gas Process lifecycle; will cover upstream, midstream and downstream, business process simulations, HR/Training and Development.
Key Highlights of the Forum:
• Presentations from the NOC’s, IOC’s, universities and industry organizations.
• Exhibitor stand by Vendors to showcase their services and solutions and some will present as well.
This two day event will showcase latest developments and solutions on Training & Simulation strategies also with an exclusive exhibitors area. Attendees will hear cutting edge presentations from Experts on the Oil and Gas Industry, Training – Simulation Vendors, Research Institutes and Universities.

Registration for this exclusive event is online. Our registration system is very efficient and secure. We will provide you instantly via email with the correspondent invoice and tickets for the event., please visit the link: http://nrg-events.com/nrg-europe-oil-gas-training-simulation/program-day-3-europe-oil-gas-training-simulation-2015/ .

 For any additional questions or remarks, feel free to contact us. We look forward to your presence.


NRG Events – www.nrg-events.com – (+34) 656 886 245

Global Shale Oil And Gas Summit 2015 Europe

Global Shale Oil And Gas Summit 2015 Europe

When: 9th and 10th of July 2015

Where: Hilton London Kensington Hotel, Holland Park Ave, London UK

E-mail: info@paradigmglobalevents.com

Website: http://www.paradigmglobalevents.com/events/shale-gas-summit-2015/



The US shale gas boom has been a game-changer and it transformed the gas market outlook. Other countries are taking steps to tap into the possibility of shale gas exploration and production which will greatly expand worldwide energy supply. Though Europe is in the early days for shale exploration, the governments and relevant parties are encouraging developments in the industry, with the aim to support Europe energy security.

To frack or not to frack? This is the question that energy market players and analysts have been asking themselves about. Join us at this summit, to gain further insights of the development of shale gas revolution, its new challenges and opportunities. Don’t miss out on the success story of shale gas development from various industry experts.

This summit also sets a platform for you to explore opportunities, latest exploration and production techniques and strategies. You will get to examine the challenges faced, latest regulatory frameworks, and investment opportunities. Is shale gas the answer? Get to know more at the Shale Gas Summit 2015 to take full advantage in the new horizon of unconventional gas expansion.

Key Topics and Why Should You Attend:

  • Get to know governmental initiatives for the economic outlook in Shale E&P
  • Reviewing investor perspective: what the appetite is for Shale E&P
  • Network with key industry stakeholders, decision makers and influencers
  • Grasping the latest technical insights from operators
  • Learning from the experts about the geoscience behind Shale Potential

Podsumowanie XXI Konferencji Energetycznej EuroPOWER

Podsumowanie XXI Konferencji Energetycznej EuroPOWER

W dniach 8 – 9 kwietnia 2015 r. w Hotelu Westin w Warszawie odbyła się XXI edycja konferencji EuroPOWER. Podczas konferencji obecni byli reprezentanci firm energetycznych, paliwowych, elektrociepłowni, przedsiębiorstw sieciowych, administracji publicznej oraz przedstawiciele firm świadczących usługi dla podmiotów branży energetycznej.

Uroczystego otwarcia Wydarzenia dokonał Pan Janusz Piechociński,Wicepremier i Minister Gospodarki.


Konferencję rozpoczął panel dotyczący Strategii Bezpieczeństwa Energetycznego Unii Europejskiej, gdzie poruszono m.in. kwestie europejskiego Rynku Energii w kontekście globalnym i  regionalnym. Głos w tej sprawie zabrali: Maciej Bando, Prezes Urzędu Regulacji Energetyki
Tomasz Dąbrowski, Dyrektor Departamentu Energetyki, Ministerstwo Gospodarki,
Janusz Lewandowski, Poseł do Parlamentu Europejskiego, Marek Woszczyk, Prezes Zarządu, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, Janusz Steinhoff, Wicepremier w latach 2000-2001, Minister Gospodarki w latach 1997-2001, PwC i Piotr Szpakowski, Dyrektor Biura Zarządzania Ryzykiem Regulacyjnym, PKN ORLEN. Podczas 1. dnia konferencji omówiona została również pozycja Polski na europejskim rynku energii, program koncentracji kapitałowej i organizacyjnej kluczowych spółek sektora oraz wewnętrzne i zewnętrzne uwarunkowania rozwoju rynku gazu w Polsce. Obrady zakończyła debata b. Ministrów Gospodarki na temat ówczesnych i współczesnych dylematów w polskiej energetyki, gdzie głos zabrali m.in. Wiesław Kaczmarek, Minister Gospodarki w 1997 r., Minister Skarbu Państwa w latach 2001-2003, Jacek Piechota, Minister Gospodarki w latach 2001-2003 oraz w 2005 r., Janusz Steinhoff, Wicepremier w latach 2000-2001, Minister Gospodarki w latach 1997-2001, PwC i Piotr Woźniak, Minister Gospodarki w latach 2005-2007, Podsekretarz Stanu w Ministerstwie Środowiska, Główny Geolog Kraju w latach 2011-2013.

Zwieńczeniem pierwszego dnia XXI edycji EuroPOWER była Wielka GalaLiderów Świata Energii, podczas której wręczone zostały najważniejsze nagrody w branży za osiągnięcia dokonane w 2014 roku.


Drugi dzień rozpoczął blok tematyczny związany pytaniem, czy polski rynek energii jest zorientowany na odbiorcę, gdzie głos zabrali m.in. Agnieszka Wasilewska-Semail, Prezes Zarządu, Rafako, Grzegorz Lot, Wiceprezes Zarządu ds. Sprzedaży na Rynku Masowym, TAURON Polska Energia i Piotr Ostaszewski, Prezes Zarządu, Energia dla firm. W dalszej części dnia obrady toczyły się wokół doświadczeń, wniosków i rekomendacji dostarczanych przez dotychczasowe programy pilotażowe sieci/liczników smart, odnawialnych źródeł energii i ruchu prosumenckiego z perspektywy nowej ustawy OZE oraz potrzeb dla rozwoju sektora wytwarzania oraz dystrybucji.

Konferencję zakończyła dyskusja na temat dalszego rozwoju energetyki w kontekście finansowania, planowanych inwestycji i rywalizacji na konkurencyjnych rynkach dostaw oraz usług budowlanych.

Zachęcamy do zapoznania się z pełną fotorelacją z XXI Konferencji Energetycznej EuroPOWER jak też zapraszamy na kolejną edycję, która odbędzie się w dniach 25-26 listopada 2015r.

Organizatorem konferencji jest firma MM Conferences S.A.


Andrzej Ocalewicz
Młodszy Kierownik Projektu
MM Conferences S.A.
e-mail: a.ocalewicz@mmcpolska.pl
T: +48 22 379 29 45

Annual Meeting of European Gosciences Students Network

Annual Meeting of European Gosciences Students Network

When: 3-9 August 2015

Where: Zalesie, near Stryszów, Poland

Pre-registration: 30th April 2015

Contact: http://europeangeosciencestude.apps-1and1.net/contact/ 

Website: http://www.eugen-ev.de/ 



What is EUGEN?

EUGEN is the abbreviation for the ‘EUropean GEosciences students Network’. The main goal of the EUGEN association is to organize annual meetings in Europe for geoscience students from all over the world.

Eugen 2015 will take place in wonderful place called Lesser Poland. It is a region which is mostly built of  flysch- so you will be in the very heart of Outer Carpathian Mountains.

What do we do at an EUGEN-meeting?

The EUGEN meeting takes place in the first week of August and last a whole week. The program usually contains three days of geological fieldtrips, organized by the local hosts (students of geology) in league with their university professors and/or national geological survey.


Engineering Job Fair by BEST AGH in Cracow

Engineering Job Fair by BEST AGH in Cracow

When: 25-26 March 2015

Where: TS Wisla Hall, 22 Reymonta Street 

Website: http://itp.best.krakow.pl/20155/en/

We would like to invite you for a participation in Engineering Job Fair (Inżynierskie Targi Pracy) in Cracow.


Engineering Job Fair is the main project organised by the BEST AGH Kraków Students Associacion (Board of European Students of Technology).
The biggest advantage of the Engineering Job Fair is the possibility of meeting representats of various lines of business all in one place at one time. It is a chance to acquaint students and graduates of Cracovian Univeristies with a wide range of job offers, internships and training periods that are provided by the labour market. The Engineering Job Fair is a perfect opportunity to get to know what the employers do expect from their employees, what ways of development are generated by a specific company and also what additional qualifications are recommended to be gained in order to become a better employee.
The information you can get directly from the employers can facilitate future employees making a decision regarding their own career path. During the Engineering Job Fair a candidate is given a chance of asking questions of his concern and presenting himself to the potencial employer.
The Engineering Job Fair is a way of increasing self-awarness among young people concerning their future and both their strenghts and fields of interest. As for many it is the first serious contact with an employer, the Engineering Job Fair seems to be the initial step towards a career.”


12th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum Almaty

12th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum Almaty

When: 17-18 April 2015

Where: Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Submission deadline: 15th March 2015

E-mail: kntu.forum2015@gmail.com

Website: http://www.kntu-spe.kz/ (Russian)



We would like to propose you a participation in 12th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum. The event will be held from 17th to the 18th of April 2015 at Kazakh National Technical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan and it is organized by KNTU SPE Student Chapter.

The previous edition consist of: student science – paper contest, technical seminar, exhibition of petroleum equipment, International Intellectual Game, Engineer Game, panel discussion with participation of petroleum industry professionals and students and petroleum party.

You can gain more information by e-mail: kntu.forum2015@gmail.com


BG International Forum For Students

BG International Forum For Students

BG International Forum For Students
Where: UFA, Russia
When: 11-13 May 2015
website: http://www.npf.geotec.ru/spe/FORUM.html10855024_10200165594018667_6246901465824707086_o