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How to safeguard critical infrastructure against cyber attacks?

04 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Hurriyet Daily News | 04 April 2015 |  Mehmet Öğütçü - H. Avni Aksoy* Turkey’s recent power blackout, whatever the real reasons are, has been a powerful reminder of how vulnerable we are to a potentially massive, unexpected infrastructure collapse. It should be viewed as a wake-up call to prompt our government, military and businesses to have a hard look at how we should prepare ourselves to counter this 21st century, asymmetrical threat to our economy, business,...

How to save Turkey’s energy security?

03 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

www.azernews.az | 3 APRIL 2015 By Rufiz Hafizoglu No matter how much Turkey tries, today it can’t get rid of its energy dependence. The country’s problem lies in that it imports about 90 percent of its consumed coal, 93 percent of its oil and nearly 97 percent of its natural gas. Turkey’s power plants generate 47 percent of the electricity using the natural gas it imports, mainly coming from Russia, while about 28 percent of the electricity is produced...

Reinvigorating Turkey’s Transatlantic Enthusiasm Through TTIP

03 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

German Marshall Fund of the United States' On Turkey Series | 2 April 2015  Joshua Walker & Alison O. Patch Turkey was conspicuously absent when the world’s elites gathered at February’s Munich Security Conference. At the last minute, Turkey’s delegation pulled out after Israel was added to a joint session on the Middle East.[1] Beyond the specifics of this ongoing bilateral dispute, Turkey’s absence is a broader sign of its leadership’s displeasure with its transatlantic partners and what Ankara sees as being...

Tanap-Pipeline soll Abhängigkeit von Russland verringern

03 April in BEC IN THE MEDIA

www.dw.de | 17.03.2015 Mit der Transanatolischen Pipeline (Tanap) will sich die Türkei mehr Spielraum in der Energiepolitik verschaffen. Auch die EU könnte durch Tanap ihre Abhängigkeit von russischen Gasimporten reduzieren. Die Suche nach Alternativen zu russischem Erdgas läuft auf Hochtouren. Dabei haben die Regierungsschefs der westlichen Staaten in der Türkei einen neuen Partner entdeckt. Spätestens seit die Staatsoberhäupter der Türkei, Aserbaidschans und Georgiens vor knapp zwei Wochen den Startschuss für eine 1850 Kilometer lange Pipeline gaben, wendet sich der...

South East Europe has the ingredients to become the energy generation and storage powerhouse of Europe

02 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, Uncategorized

LSEE Blog | 26 March 2015 South East European countries are now faced with the prospect of rethinking their energy strategy. Options ahead are many but cooperation is essential, argues Julian Popov. “All ingredients for turning the South East Europe into a clean energy generation and storage powerhouse of Europe are there. Political will in and outside the region is the catalyst that is needed”, he writes. [caption id="attachment_3801" align="aligncenter" width="610"] he SEE region is rich in a...

Enerji Altyapılarının Korunması için Siber Güvenlik Stratejisi

02 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

[caption id="attachment_3822" align="alignleft" width="100"] Tacettin Köprülü[/caption] Tacettin Köprülü, Ph.D. | 2 Nis 2015 Giriş Türkiye’de daha önce TEDAŞ tarafından sağlanan elektrik dağıtımı servisi, 21 ayrı dağıtım bölgesine ayrılmış ve yıllarca süren dağıtım bölgelerinin özel sektöre devredilme süreci 2013 senesinde tamamlanabilmiştir. Son dönemde özellikle dağıtım şirketlerinin özelleştirilmesi sonrasında şebeke altyapısının modernizasyonu ve iyileştirilmesi kapsamında teknoloji yatırımları hızlanarak uzaktan izleme ve kontrol sistemleri olarak adlandırılan SCADA otomasyon sistemleri, Otomatik Sayaç Okuma Sistemleri (OSOS), Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri (CBS) ile dağıtım ve perakende operasyonlarının...

“Global Game Changers in Energy: Implications for Eurasia” | 13 April 2015, London

01 April in ANNOUNCEMENTS

13 April 2015, 15:00-16:00 Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET A lecture by Mehmet Ögütçü, an internationally recognised authority on energy, investment, finance and geopolitics, on the implications of the changing energy environment in Eurasia. Recent shifts in the ever-evolving energy industry have demonstrated that not only the players, but the rules of the game, are changing. Investment levels have declined, price volatility has increased, advances in technology have revolutionised production and climate change has featured...

BEC No 3. Report

01 April in ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & ACTIONS, LATEST

Game-Changers in Energy, Geopolitics and Investment Sait Halim Pasha Palace | Istanbul Building bridges and forging partnerships in energy The Bosphorus Energy Club is an exclusive membership-only gathering of senior leaders and executives in energy, investment and geopolitics. It serves as a Track-II energy diplomacy channel as well as a discreet but powerful summit of the top decision-makers for regional issues and projects in Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, the Gulf, and Southeast Europe. Honorary Chairman : Taner...

Cyber Threats to National Security

01 April in ENERGY ACADEMY

asymmetricthreat.net | March 1, 2011 DEALING WITH TODAY’S ASYMMETRIC THREAT Cyber Threats to National Security S Y M P O S I U M  F I V E Keeping the Nation’s Industrial Base Safe From Cyber Threats This document is intended only as a summary of the personal remarks made by participants at the March 1, 2011 symposium, “Keeping the Nation’s Industrial Base Safe From Cyber Threats,” held at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C., and co-sponsored by CACI International...

Gaz dinamikleri yön değiştiriyor

01 April in BEC IN THE MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Capital Dergisi | 1 Nisan 2015 Mehmet Öğütçü | Enerjik Bakış Köşesi İlk keşfedildiğinde bölge ülkelerinde büyük umutlar yaratan Doğu Akdeniz gazı bir süredir durgunluk içinde. Ne yatırıma başlamak için para bulunabildi ne çıkarıldıktan sonra gazı satacak güvenilir müşteri çıktı ne de tüm bu hesapları altüst eden jeopolitik gerilimler gevşedi. Fırsat olmasına fırsat var da bu riskler zengin gaz yataklarının ticarileştirilip refah ve güvenliğe katkı sağlaması çabalarının önünde ciddi risk oluşturuyor. Dahası, dünya gaz dinamikleri de tanınmaz...

Energy world’s renowned expert joins Sisecam’s board

30 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Anadolu Agency | 30 March 2015 By Arif Hudaverdi Yaman - Mehmet Ogutcu, an internationally-recognized energy expert, has been appointed to the board of management of Sisecam Group, one of Turkey's most energy-consuming companies Internationally-recognized energy expert, Mehmet Ogutcu, has been appointed to the board of management of one of the most established industrial and most energy-consuming organizations in Turkey, the Sisecam Group. The Sisecam Group is an industrial group and leader in the field of plate glass, glassware, glass packaging and chemicals. It employs 20,000 employees and exports to 150 countries. The company consumed...

LNG Bunkering In The Mediterranean

28 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

www.fc-gi.com | Researched and Produced by: Gas Intelligence Introduction So far Europe’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering activity has been focused around the north of the continent, Scandinavia and the Baltics. Pilot projects have developed in northern Europe, boosted by strong government support, infrastructure already in place and new environmental regulations, which came into force in January. There could also be huge potential to expand the sector in the Mediterranean for use in tourism and passenger ferries and...

More collaborative thinking needed on European gas markets

28 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Hürriyet Daily News | March/28/2015 CONTRIBUTOR | MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ - CHRISTIAN SCHWARCK There is a Chinese character that equates crisis with opportunity. We face such a situation as the energy market turbulence, created by the oil price collapse, declining investments and geopolitical tensions, is in full swing. The process of adjustment in the energy market is far from over. The European Union’s political leaders and mandarins in Brussels have grasped the opportunity to move forward with a series of new initiatives...

“China’s Energy Engagement with Central Asia and Implications for the United States”

28 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

origin.www.uscc.gov Testimony of Dennis C. Shea Chairman, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission “China’s Energy Engagement with Central Asia and Implications for the United States” for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Hearing on “The Development of Energy Resources in Central Asia” May 21, 2014 Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Keating, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. Before I begin, l would like to note that...

EU considers Turkey energy partnership

19 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

[caption id="attachment_3753" align="alignleft" width="298"] Energy Minister Taner Yildiz speaks to reporters in Ankara recently. [AFP][/caption]turkey.setimes.com | 19/03/15 A new dialogue between Ankara and Brussels is fuelling hopes for new strategic energy partnerships. By Menekse Tokyay for SES Türkiye in Istanbul - The EU and Turkey launched a high-level energy dialogue on March 16th in Turkey's eastern province of Kars, in a move designed to improve co-operation at senior levels of government. The initiative is in response to global events that are...

Changıng market dynamıcs ın central asıa: declınıng russıan ınterests and an emergıng chınese presence

19 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Caspian Center for Energy and Environment Policy Brief (CCEE) | March 2015 | No.13 Background Control over the transportation of energy resources from Central Asia to Europe is a crucial determinant in Russia’s energy and pipeline policies. Russia’s pipeline policies have long been designed to ensure energy power via control of regional transportation infrastructure. This strategy blocks strategic pipeline projects seeking to bypass Russia’s territory in the east-west direction from the Caspian Basin, and focuses on re-exporting natural...

Why Turkey is crucial to solving Europe’s gas conundrum

13 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

www.euobserver.com | 13 March, 2015   By WILLEM TH. OOSTERVELD AND SIJBREN DE JONG Europeans are said to lack geopolitical nous. They think too narrowly, and are loath to use coercive tools to achieve strategic objectives. The EU’s recent proposal to create an Energy Union was an opportunity for Europe to prove this sentiment wrong, and show that Brussels has ideas on how to link continental energy policy to geopolitical ends, and come up with a long-term solution to our...

The 3rd Caspian Corridor Conference European Bank for Reconstructıon and Development (EBRD) | 12 march 2015, London

10 March in ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE 3RD CASPIAN CORRIDOR CONFERENCE EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (EBRD) 12 MARCH 2015 London BUILDING A SECURE, DIVERSIFIED ENERGY AND ECONOMIC CORRIDOR FROM EUROPE TO ASIA AGENDA   8.30-9.15               OPENING WELCOME                                 The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London Alan Yarrow                                 Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General, EBRD                                 Sir John Boyd, Chairman, Asia House                                 Dr. Jahangir Hajiyev, Chairman, International Bank of Azerbaijan; Co-Chair, Britain Azerbaijan Business Council (BABC)                                 Gary Campkin, Director, International Strategy, TheCityUK   9.15-9.20              ...

Energy: A new world challenge and a complex dilemma for Turkey

02 March in BEC IN THE MEDIA, ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Hürriyet Daily News | March 2, 2015  MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ The ongoing energy crisis, originating from the substantial and totally unexpected drop in the price of oil, is nothing like what we have seen before. The historic slide has roiled the energy sector, with fallout ranging from stalled oil and gas developments to bankruptcy filings and imbalances in consumer countries. The lack of new investments in production because of uncertainties could push prices much higher in 2017 and 2018...

“Petrolün 100 doların üzerine çıkması zor”

02 March in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

BUGÜN | 28.02.2015 Global Resources Partnership Grubu Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü, petroldeki düşüşü yorumlarken “Devreye girmemiş muazzam petrol kaynakları var” dedi. OPEC’in bu nedenle üretimi kısmak yerine pazar payını korumayı seçtiğini belirten Öğütçü, yıl sonuna kadar 60-70 doların görülebileceğini belirtti. Röportaj: Perihan ÇAKIROĞLU Ener­ji, hem dün­ya hem Tür­ki­ye eko­no­mi­si­nin baş gün­dem mad­de­le­rin­den bi­ri­si. Üre­ti­ci ile tü­ke­ti­ci ko­nu­mun­da­ki ül­ke­ler ara­sın­da sü­re­ge­len pa­zar­lık­lar ve tar­tış­ma­lar da hiç bit­mi­yor. Ener­ji­nin her da­lı, ya­tı­rım ve je­opo­li­tik et­ki­le­riy­le her gün ha­ya­tın bir par­ça­sı olu­yor. Bu haf­ta­ki...