• Under the Patronage of
    The President of the Council of Ministers
    H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri

     

    OIL & GAS FORUM
    "ROADMAP"

     

    MARCH 7, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 6:00 PM
    ESA Business School, Beirut

  • About Oil & Gas Forum

    The recent Oil and Gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have the potential of transforming the economies of Lebanon and the other concerned neighboring countries.


    On 4th January 2017, the Lebanese Government approved the two long-awaited decrees that define the country’s maritime blocks, and specify conditions for Exploration & Production (E&P) tenders and contracts.


    Further in January, H.E. César Abi Khalil, Minister of Energy and Water, announced that five of the ten maritime blocks (No. 1, 4, 8, 9, 10) will be tendered in the first E&P licensing round, and that the Ministry will open a prequalification round second to the one that was held in 2013.

     

    Overall, the process goes according to the following timetable through 2017:

     

    • Second prequalification round: February 2 – March 31
    • Announcement of the newly prequalified companies: April 13
    • Bid submission date from prequalified companies: September 15
    • Publication of list of applicants for each block: September 22
    • LPA’s assessment report about the bids: October 16
    • Council of Ministers may convene to approve the offers: as of November 15

    The Lebanese Government also filed a request to join the international Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which promotes public awareness about how countries manage their oil, gas, and mineral resources

     

    Since 2014, our firm “Front Page Communication” has been organizing forums on Oil and Gas purposed around enlightening the Lebanese public and academic youth on this most vital national issue, and around managing their expectations as well.

     

    The Oil & Gas Lebanon’s National Wealth® forum at ESA Business School on 7th March 2017 is the fourth in the series. As with the preceding three, it features Lebanese officials, economists, key international speakers, energy and business experts, and concerned NGO personalities delivering substantive interventions to an audience comprised of key multi-sectoral players, specialized press and blog editors, and representatives of the country’s civil society, in addition to university students.

     

    With “Roadmap” as its umbrella topic, the March 2017 forum is deemed very timely both by virtue of the passing of the two Oil & Gas decrees in January and its pertinent title.

     

    It is most beneficial to:

     

    - Members of the Board, Managing Directors, Presidents and Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads, and Advisors of concerns that deal with:

    • New Ventures
    • Investment Opportunities
    • Business Development
    • Exploration
    • Assets and Projects

    - Oil & Gas Experts
    - Oil & Gas Law Practices
    - Consultants
    - National Oil Companies
    - Governmental Agencies and Bodies
    - Civil Society Representatives
    - Universities

  • REGISTRATION

    Oil & Gas Forum - March 7, 2017 - ESA Business School, Beirut

  • SPEAKERS

    Under the Patronage of
    The President of the Council of Ministers
    H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri

  • H.E. Mr. César Abi Khalil

     

    Minister of Energy and Water,
    Lebanese Republic

    President of the Session 1

     

    H.E. Mr. Michel Pharaon

     

    State Minister of Planning,
    Lebanese Republic

    President of the Session 2

     

  • H.E. Mr. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah

     

    Chairman of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development.
     

    Honor Guest

    Mr. Stéphane Michel

     

    Director
    Middle East - North Africa,
    TOTAL

    Keynote Speaker

     

  • H.E. Mr. Yassine Jaber

     

    Former Minister of Economy and Trade,
    Member of the Lebanese Parliament

    Mr. Mustapha Assad

     

    CEO,
    Front Page Communication

    Mrs. Joelle Assouad

     

    Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Global Investment Banking,
    Crédit Agricole CIB

    Dr. Alain Bifani

     

    Permanent Secretary & Director General,
    Lebanese Ministry of Finance

    Dr. Jean Burrus

     

    Chairman and CEO,
    Beicip-Franlab

    Mr. Wissam Chbat

     

    President,
    Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA)

    Mr. John Defterios

     

    Money Emerging
    Markets Editor,
    CNN

    Mr. Matt Drinkwater

     

    Senior Editor Natural Gas, Power and LNG,
    Argus Media

    Dr. Nasser Hoteit
     

    Board Member,
    Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA)

    Mrs. Diana Kaissy

     

    Regional coordinator for MENA and Asia-Pacific,
    Publish What You Pay

    Prof. Dr. Gürkan Kumbaroğlu

     

    President,
    Turkish Association for Energy Economics

    Mr. Camille Menassa

     

    Chairman,
    Front Page Communication

    Ms. Alia Moubayed

     

    Geoconomics & Strategy,

    Program Director
    International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London

    Dr. Stephan Ressl

     

    Board Member and
    Co-Head of Energy Department,
    European Academy of the Regions

    Mr. Malek Takieddine

     

    Partner,
    Al Jad LLP (CMS Group)

    Dr. Pierre Terzian

     

    President & CEO,
    Petrostratégies

  • PROGRAM

    Overview of the Global Gas Market

    Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Market

    Oil, Gas, and Perspectives

    Toward a Comprehensive National Energy Policy

    Impact of the Passing of the Two Oil & Gas Decrees, and the Ministry of Energy & Water’s Roadmap

    Investment, Opportunities, and Economic Model for Oil & Gas

    Debate and Recommendations

  • ORGANIZERS

  • WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

  • MEDIA PARTNERS

  • IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

  • LOCATION

    ESA Business School, 289 Clemenceau street, Beirut

  • PREVIOUS EVENTS

    Forum Oil & Gas 2016

    May 26, 2016

    ESA (Ecole Supérieure des Affaires)

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Conference-Debate at Haigazian University

    April 7, 2016

    Haigazian University, Kantari, Beirut, Lebanon

    Conference-Debate at Sagesse University

    March 10, 2016

    Sagesse University, Furn El Chebbak, Lebanon

    Forum Oil & Gas 2015

    June 8, 2015

    ESA (Ecole Supérieure des Affaires)

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Conference-Debate at Lebanese University

    April 1st, 2015

    Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences

    Hadath, Lebanon

     

    Conference-Debate at ESIB

    February 10, 2015

    ESIB (Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Beyrouth)

    Mar Roukoz, Lebanon

     

    Forum Oil & Gas 2014

    May 9, 2014

    ESA (Ecole Supérieure des Affaires)

    Beirut, Lebanon

     

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