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The Bosphorus Energy Club

The regional game-changers in Energy, Investment and Geopolitics

06 January in The WHITE PAPER

This White Paper is a compilation of  several contributions prepared for The Bosphorus Energy Club launch meeting. It aims at setting the scene for discussions in an informed manner. We are grateful for valuable inputs to R. Andreas Kraemer, Charles Bland, Danila Bochkarev, Dieter Helm, Dimitar Bechev, Erik Houlleberghs, Filippo Gamba, Ian Walker, Jaroslav Kinach, Jean-Arnold Vinois, John Roberts, Marat Terterov, Michal Franco Kedmi, Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Murat Çolakoğlu, Xu Jiaojie, and Tatsuo Masuda. -...

06 January in ABOUT US

The Bosphorus Energy Club is an exclusive membership-only gathering of the key shakers and movers in the energy, finance and geopolitical world of Eurasia, China, the MENA, the Gulf and Southeast Europe. The Club, as a low profile but strong influence gathering of the energy world, provides an exclusive platform to consider energy, infrastructure and investment needs, share strategic knowledge, power network, develop innovative solutions, and help reduce geopolitical tensions. It also acts as a Track-II energy diplomacy channel...

Southeast Europe’s Energy: less confrontation, more collaboration

21 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

Hürriyet Daily News | 21 December-2013 - Mehmet Öğütçü - Dimitar Bechev  One of the key strategic issues we discussed at the 12 December launch of The Bosphorus Energy Club at Sait Halim Pasha Yalisi was how the global game-changers in energy would affect the resource poor Southeast Europe, sandwiched between the major regions of the world. Southeast Europe or the Balkans has witnessed a centuries-old battleground between European powers, Russia and Turkey for geostrategic influence and economic supremacy. In modern times, it has emerged as a new battleground where Russia keeps pushing for its continued...

20 December in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

“When it comes to energy, the rule of the game is to expect the unexpected. So much effort is going into research, development and innovation all across the energy spectrum, 10 years from now we may well see the next game changer” - Daniel Yergin -  Profound changes are taking shape right now in world energy. We are on the verge of an ongoing energy revolution. The world economy, trade and investment shifts, new strategic partnerships involving the...

“Boğaziçi’nin enerjisi biraraya geldi”

15 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

15 Aralık 2013 - Petroturk - K.Evren Izbırak -  Enerji Uzmanı Mehmet Oğütçü’nün girişimiyle kurulan ve Onursal Başkanlığı’nı Enerji Bakanı Taner Yıldız’ın üstlendiği Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü (The Bosphorus Energy Club) ilk toplantısını bugün İstanbul’da gerçekleştiriyor.  Eski diplomat, OECD, IEAve BG Group ustduzeyyoneticisi Mehmet Öğütçü’nün girişimiyle kurulan ve Onursal Başkanlığını Enerji Bakanı Taner Yıldız'ın üstlendiği Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü (The Bosphorus Energy Club) bugün İstanbul Sait Halim Pasa Yalısı’nda ilk toplantısını gerçekleştirdi. Enerji ve Tabii Kaynaklar Bakanı Taner Yıldız, enerjinin artik uluslararası politikaları...

Bloomberg TV, What results emerged from the Bosphorus Energy Club?

13 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA, VIDEO GALLERY

Bloomberg TV | 13 Aralık 2013 Programa katılan Bosphorus Energy Club Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü, CNPC Yatırım direktörü Xu Xiaojie ve Bulgaristan Eski Enerji Bakanı Traicho Traikov kulübün bir gün önce, İstanbul'da Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı'nda gerçekleştirilen ilk toplantısına ilişkin soruları yanıtladı. ...

HÜRRİYET – 11 Aralık 2013

11 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

Hürriyet Gazetesi | 11 Aralık 2013 Merve ERDİL - İstanbul’da çok özel bir kulüp kuruldu. Üst düzey yöneticiler, bakanlar, önde gelen işadamları ve kanaat önderlerini yılda birkaç kez bir araya getirecek bu kulüp, enerji konularına odaklanacak. İlk toplantısı yarın gerçekleşecek kulübün adı ise “Bosphorus Energy Club”. İSTANBUL yeni bir kulübe ev sahipliği yapacak. Fakat bu kulüp diğerlerine benzemiyor. İngiltere’de 1925’te kurulan Petrol Kulübü’nden esinlenerek kurulan “Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü-Bosphorus Energy Club”, uluslararası enerji camiasının yakından tanıdığı enerji ve diplomasi uzmanı Mehmet...

The Bosphorus Energy Club, ilk toplantısını İstanbul’da gerçekleştiriyor

10 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA

  ANKA HABER AJANSI / (HM/ÖZK) | 10 Aralık 2013 Salı TSİ:17:27 -The Bosphorus Energy Club'ın "Enerji, Yatırım ve Jeopolitikada Yeni Bölgesel Oyun Değiştiriciler" konulu ilk etkinliği 12 Aralık Persembe günü, İstanbul’da gerçekleştiriliyor. İSTANBUL(ANKA) - Türkiye'nin enerji oyuncusu olma politikalarını destekleyecek yeni bir adım atıldı. Global Resources Corporation Başkanı ve eski diplomat Mehmet Öğütçü'nün girişimiyle kurulan ve Onursal Başkanlığı'nı Enerji Bakanı Taner Yıldız'ın üstlendiği The Bosphorus Energy Club, ilk toplantısını 12 Aralık Perşembe günü İstanbul'da gerçekleştiriyor. Kulübün kurucuları arasında BP, Shell ve...

Please less paranoia, more self-respect and confidence

18 November in BEC IN THE MEDIA

Hürriyet Daily News | November/18/2013 MEHMET ÖGÜTÇÜ  | Our minds are still obsessed with, and conditioned by, the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, and the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres. True, they both sought to carve up the decaying Ottoman dominions. True, they both led to the disintegration of the 624-year long Ottoman Empire on three continents. But still living under the heavy burden of this period after more than 90 years is not healthy....

Interview with Mehmet Öğütçü (Recorded during the TEAS Business Forum)

05 November in BEC IN THE MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

https://vimeo.com/88055431 Interview with Mehmet Öğütçü Chairman The Bosphorus Energy Club 5 November 2013 Recorded during the TEAS  Business Forum Hamilton Place, London The European Azerbaijan Society  From TEAS TV - Why is it importand that Azerbaijan’s role in the Southern Corridor is being discussed at this time? ...

Unconventional Fuels: Geopolitical Consequences for the Arabian Gulf

30 October in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

By Mehmet Öğütçü | 29-30 October 2013 |  Produced for "19 th Annual Conference Energy Unconventional fossil fuels: The next hydrocarbon revolution?" | The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research   In this paper, produced for the United Arab Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi, Mehmet Öğütçü examines the implications for the Arabian Gulf Region of the rise of unconventional fuels in North America and puts forth some recommendations to mitigate its negative effects. He also...

Turkey and the New Energy Politics of the Black Sea Region

30 January in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

 BST - Kadir Has Üniversitesi - CIES | www.academia.edu | Mitat Çelikpala | January 2013 |  Turkey signed two significant energy agreements at the end of 2011. As a consequence, theseaccords set off a new competition for natural gas-centered energy projects around Turkey. Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Iran and the European Union are the main actors in this contest.This paper aims to assess all the related and ensuing developments in the Black Sea Regionthrough the lenses of Turkey’s role, strategy and...

Energy Leadership Awards honor 14 in Charlotte

25 January in Young Leaders in Energy

www.bizjournals.com | Jan 25, 2013 The Charlotte Business Journal has named 14 recipients of its Energy Leadership Awards for 2013. The group of 10 Energy Leaders and four Young Leaders in Energy were honored Friday at the third annual Energy Leadership Awards luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. The award recipients also are featured in the Jan. 25 print edition of the Charlotte Business Journal. The honorees were selected based on their: •Impact on job growth. •Influence on building the Carolinas into a national...

Postma and Öğütçü as Special Envoys of the Energy Charter

30 June in FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE CHAIR, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Energy Charter | June 2012 Ambassador Urban Rusnák has recently appointed two Special Envoys, Mr. Jan-Meinte Postma and Mr. Mehmet Öğütçü, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Energy Charter Treaty. The Special Envoys have been tasked to represent the Secretary-General on key occasions and in specified areas of activities to advance the strategic objectives of the Energy Charter. On Monday April 8th, the Secretary-General met with both Mr. Postma and Mr. Öğütçü to agree the...