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Proposal to create the East Mediterranean Energy Community

25 November in BEC IN THE MEDIA

 Hürriyet Daily News | Wednesday, November 25 2015 LEADING NEWS SOURCE FOR TURKEY AND THE REGION OPINION/ MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ Chairman, The Bosphorus Energy Club After several weeks of consultations in various capitals from Ankara to Tel Aviv, Washington D.C. and Brussels, I believe that it is high time to propose a regional champion to advocate integration, partnerships, dispute settlement, data sharing, analysis and engagement with key stakeholders in a dynamic and informal setting, free from political animosities and tensions.   The strategic objective...

BEC Chairman Mehmet Ogutcu addressed UOG conference, Tel Aviv

19 November in ANNOUNCEMENTS

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Mehmet Ogutcu addressed UOG's Israel and the East Mediterranean Conference with his remarks on Israel: The Changing External Energy Landscape on 19 November 2015 in Tel Aviv, israel. [caption id="attachment_5093" align="aligncenter" width="550"] BEC Chairman Mehmet Ogutcu addressed UOG conference, Tel Aviv, 17 November 2015 on Israel's energy in the context of broader global dynamics.[/caption] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][vc_cta_button call_text="Click here to download his presentation " title="Text on the button" target="_blank" color="btn-warning" icon="none" size="wpb_regularsize" position="cta_align_right" href="http://www.bosphorusenergyclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Mehmet-Ogutcu_UOG-conference_Tel-Aviv_19_November_2015-..pptx"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Turkey’s “Achilles Heel”: Tough Energy Security Choices

18 November in ENERGY ACADEMY, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Produced for GMF | 30 October 2014 By Mehmet Öğütçü[1]   Overview With energy prices declining, economic slowdown beginning, geopolitical tensions flaring up in Eurasia, the Middle East and East Asia, and investors taking a wait-and-see attitude, we are undoubtedly going through yet another tumultuous time in history that will likely have a bearing on energy security for both Turkey and the broader energy producing, transiting and consuming regions around it. In this changing world, Turkey is well positioned in flexing its...

Message from Chairman 

18 November in CURRENT MENU, EVENTS & ACTIONS, LATEST

Dear all,  So much have happened since our 11 December 2014 meeting on the critical energy, investment, and political developments around us. They  include, inter alia:  new frontiers for renewables, distressed hydrocarbon assets, LNG, unconventionals, transportation fuels, new nuclear technologies, geopolitical tensions, funding needs, cyber attacks against energy infrastructure, progress in  Turkish Stream,  EU’s Energy Union, and China’s “Silk Road Infrastructure Fund”,  TANAP/TAP, nuclear framework agreement with Iran,  Mersin Akkuyu nuclear power plant, and like. Our 5th meeting will take...

What the world needs to ensure energy security

18 November in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

World Economic Forum | Nov 4 2015 By Abdullah M. Al-Shehri and Julian Popov This article is published in collaboration with Project Syndicate. For decades, the international energy landscape has been relatively stable, with producers like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Algeria selling oil and gas to consumers in the United States and Europe. In a few years, however, the energy terrain is likely to be unrecognizable, as dramatic technological, economic, and geopolitical changes reshape commercial relationships worldwide. What is...

ENERJİ, YATIRIM VE JEOPOLİTİĞİN KÖPRÜSÜ “Geleceğin Enerji Rollerine Genç Liderler Hazırlıyoruz” 9 Aralık 2015,

17 November in EVENTS & ACTIONS, LATEST, Young Leaders in Energy

[vc_row bg_color="#ffffff"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text] ENERJİ, YATIRIM VE JEOPOLİTİĞİN KÖPRÜSÜ   Geleceğin Enerji Rollerine   Genç Liderler Hazırlıyoruz   9 Kasım 2015, 09:00-18:30 Kadir Has Üniversitesi Kadir Has Caddesi No:1, Cibali, Fatih, Haliç, İstanbul [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_color="#ddd7d7"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title=" NEDEN ? "][vc_column_text]Küresel enerji, yatırım ve jeopolitiği konularında hepimizin yaşamını kökten etkileyecek “ezber bozan” gelişmeler yaşanıyor. Enerji; yeni teknolojik ilerlemeler, iklim değişikliği yükümlülükleri, jeopolitik gerilimler, muazzam yatırım gereksinimleri nedeniyle küresel ve ulusal gündemlerin tam merkezine oturuyor. Kiminin “yumuşak karnı”, kiminin “karşılaştırmalı rekabet avantajı”… Dünyanın üçte biri için ise bir türlü erişim...

Israeli Energy Minister is hopeful about the Turkish export option despite current difficulties

17 November in ANNOUNCEMENTS

The new Israeli energy minister (and former finance minister) Dr Tuval Steinitz told The Bosphorus Energy Club chairman Mehmet Ogutcu that, despite current political difficulties, he still believes Israel and Turkey can work on gas development and exports from Leviathan and beyond. Ogutcu shared his perspectives on excessive regulations, red tape and public anger in Israel that deter potential investors as well as reduced international demand for gas and strong competitors to Israeli gas. Minister Steinitz has...

The Bosphorus Energy Club “Enerjinin Genç Liderleri”ni seçiyor….

16 November in EVENTS & ACTIONS, LATEST, Young Leaders in Energy

Dünyanın önde gelen lider ve yöneticilerini biraraya getiren The Bosphorus Energy Club, bu yıl gençleri de gündemine alıyor ve“Enerjinin Genç Liderleri” programını başlatıyor. Enerji sektörüne yeni liderler kazandırmayı hedefleyen programda gençler,enerji, yatırım ve jeopolitika alanlarında duayen yöneticilerin deneyimlerini ve tavsiyelerini dinleyecek, doğrudan temaslarda bulunabilecekler. Enerji, yatırım ve jeopolitika da kariyer isteyen 35 yaş altı tüm genç, profesyoneller ve lisansüstü öğrencileri açık olan ve tamamen ücretsiz gerçekleştirilen programda, özel jüri tarafından geleceğin 100 genç lider adayı seçilecek. Son...

Öğütçü: Rusya doğalgazı kesilmez

10 November in 10 December 2015, BEC IN THE MEDIA

Enerji Günlüğü | 10.12.2015 18:47   Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü, Türkiye`ye gelen Rus doğalgazında bir kesinti beklemediğini söyledi. Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü (Bosphorus Energy Club - BEC) tarafından düzenlenen Boğaziçi Enerji Zirvesi İstanbul Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı`nda gerçekleştirildi. Toplantının basına açık bölümünde konuşan BEC Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü, Türkiye'nin petrol ve doğalgazda büyük oranda dışa bağımlı olduğunu ifade ederek, enerji politikasının iyi yönetilmesi gerektiğini vurguladı. GÜVEN BUNALIMI YARATIR Rusya için doğalgazda Türkiye'nin Almanya'dan sonra ikinci büyük pazar olduğunu anlatan Öğütçü,...

The 2nd Annual International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Israel

08 November in ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHAPING THE FUTURE FOR ISRAEL ANDTHEREGION The 2nd Annual International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Israel InterContinental David Tel Aviv Hotel 17-19th November 2015 Day 1: Tuesday, 17 November 2015 Registration hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ________________________________________________________________________ 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall Refreshments   9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Remarks & Keynote Address Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water   10:00 AM – 12:30 PM SESSION 1: Maximizing Resources Israel...

“Yeni Oyun”u iyi okumalı oynamalıyız

01 November in BEC IN THE MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Capital Dergisi | Kasım 2015 Sayısı | Enerjik Bakış | Mehmet Öğütçü |    Ne olduğu muammalı, geniş kesimlerce tam paylaşılmayan “Yeni Türkiye”yi inşa etmeye öylesine kapandık ki kendi iç dinamiklerimizi de derinden etkileyen dış dünyadaki, hala yazımı devam etmekte olan yeni oyunu okumada, anlamada, yanıtlar geliştirmede yetersiz, geç kalıyoruz. Ülkemizde ortak hedefleri, heyecanı, aklı ve dinamizmi ayağa kaldırabilecekken sadece masa başı hedeflere odaklanan“2023 Türkiye Vizyonu” artık unutulmaya yüz tuttu. Dahası, her şeyi ebattan ibaret sanan, başka bir ''metrik'' olabileceğini aklına...

China’s One Belt and One Road – Quo Vadis?

27 October in ENERGY ACADEMY

Hürriyet Daily News | October/27/2015 Mehmet Öğütçü |  China’s Silk Road initiative is a real game-changer, irrespective of whether it will succeed or not as planned, in realizing its ambitious one belt and one road project. It is the brainchild of ambitious President Xi Jinping, who wants to leave behind a lasting legacy while at the same time connecting China to the world’s high value markets and sources of energy and raw materials. China hopes that its annual trade...

BEC Chairman Öğütçü at London Oil & Gas Forum

25 October in ANNOUNCEMENTS

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 2'nd London Oil & Gas Forum 2015 26-27 October 2015, The Rag Army & Navy Club London, UK ENERGY STREAM OIL&GAS STRATEGIES  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2015 -1st Forum Day Registration, Networking Welcome Coffee Caspian Gas to Europe & the Southern Gas Corridor -What are the risks of its implementa2on? -When will the Shah Deniz gas reach Europe? -What is the Greek foreign energy policy? -What is the strategy of BP? Emily Olson, Vice President, Southern Corridor, BP, U.K. KonstanNnos Bikas, Ambassador of Greece, U.K. Ma"hew Bryza, Former US Ambassador...

The 2nd Annual International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Israel, In partnership with The Bosphorus Energy Club

23 October in ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHAPING THE FUTURE FOR ISRAEL AND THE REGION The 2nd Annual International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Israel Inter Continendal David Tel Aviv Hotel | 17/19 November 2015   PRELIMINARY AGENDA Day 1: Tuesday, 17 November 2015 Registration hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall Refreshments 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Remarks & Keynote Address 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM SESSION 1: Maximizing Resources  Israel is the largest stakeholder in the...

Political Feasibility of Israeli Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

23 October in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Memorandum 144 | The Institute For National Security Studies | Tel Aviv University  November 2014 Oded Eran, Dan Vardi, and Itamar Cohen In its June 23, 2013 meeting, the government of Israel approved the export of some 40 percent of the country’s natural gas reserves and the retention of 540 billion cubic meters (BCM) for local consumption. In October 2013, Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected petitions seeking to limit the government’s exclusive right to set these goals. The Tamar natural gas field, operating...

“Yüzyılın Anlaşması”: Azerbaycan’da yüzyıllık ilerlemeyi 20 yıla sığdırdı

13 October in BEC IN THE MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Turistik Çeşme Gazetesi | 10/13/2014   Mehmet Öğütçü [1] “Azeri”, “Chirag”, “Güneşhli” derin şu petrol sahalarının geliştirilmesi ve üretim paylaştırılması için Gülistan Sarayı’nda bundan yirmi yıl önce 20 Eylül 1994’te imzalanan 400 sayfalık “Yüzyılın Anlaşması” dünya’da eşi benzeri olmayan özellikler taşıyordu.   Sadece Azerbaycan insani, ekonomisi ve jeopolitiği için değil aynı zamanda hem bölge hem de dünya dinamikleri bakımından önemli bir anlaşmaydı bu. Sembolik olarak Azerbaycan dünya’ya bağlanıyordu, son derece kırılgan olan bağımsızlığı pekiştiriliyordu imzalar atılırken.   Dört dilde hazırlanan bu “kara altın”...

Istanbul 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in 2017 | 09-13 July 2017

11 October in ANNOUNCEMENTS

world-petroleum.org | Events | Istanbul 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in 2017 | 09-13 July 2017 Turkey has won the bid to host the 22nd World Petroleum Congress (WPC) in 2017, widely recognized as the "Olympics" of the oil and gas industry. “This time – Istanbul!” was the motto for the Turkish delegation as they faced the USA with Houston, Kazakhstan with Astana and Denmark with Copenhagen in the election to host the 22nd World Petroleum Congress in 2017. In a tightly run...

The Political and Commercial Dynamics of Russia’s Gas Export Strategy

10 October in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Paper: NG 102 | September 2015 James Henderson & Tatiana Mitrova* Preface Russia has long been regarded as the world’s pre-eminent gas producer, both by virtue of its reserves base and the central role played by Gazprom, its state-owned ‘gas champion’ in the ‘matrix’ of domestic supply and consumption, and import and export gas trade-flows linking it to Central Asian and Western former FSU states as well as European gas buyers. The...

The Bosphorus Energy Club is organising a major Roundtable on China’s Silk Road Initiative: Implications for Central Asia, Caucasus, Turkey and Europe on 12 October 2015 in London in collaboration with Windsor Energy Group and Turkish Embassy.

08 October in ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & ACTIONS

          12 October 2015, from 15:30 pm, at Turkish Ambassador’s Residence (69 Portland Place, W1B 1QS, London). Attendance is by invitation only.     Background This is a major development strategy and framework, proposed by China that focuses on connectivity and co-operation among countries primarily in Eurasia. It consists of two main components, the land-based "Silk Road Economic Belt" and ocean-going "Maritime Silk Road", promoted sinceSeptember 2013. As part of its strategic ambitions, Beijing wants to create such a colossal infrastructure...