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 is the largest stakeholder in the eastern Mediterranean and development of Israeli gas reserves is reaching a critical point. Israel hopes to begin exporting gas to Egypt by 2017. Developing the gas fields require intellectual, financial, equipment and technological resources. This session will have a sequence of presentations detailing top issues facing the Israel oil and gas sector.


Moderator: Barry Smitherman, Partner, Energy Regulation, Vinson & Elkins, Former Chairman, Texas



Railroad Commission

Yiftach Ron-Tal, Chairman, Board of Directors, Israel Electric Corporation Ltd.

Binyamin Zomer, Country Manager, Noble Energy

Dr. Miki Gardosh, Head of Geology & Geophysics, Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and

Water Resources


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM SESSION 2: Optimizing Oil & Gas Developments in Israel

This session discusses opportunities, developments and emerging trends and technology for Israel’s current onshore/offshore resources including seismic field developments, and the use of floating LNG production plants.


Moderator: Zvi Rome, Founder, Petco International Ltd. Chairman, Energy Committee, Israel-America



Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Stephanie Gaswirth, Senior Research Geologist, US Geological Survey

Dr. Harold Vinegar, Chief Scientist, Genie Oil & Gas, IEI, Afek Oil & Gas

Daniel Bustos, Chief Development Officer, Excerelate Energy


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break and B2B Meetings


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION 1: Regulations, Licensing, Antitrust Uncertainty

Months of uncertainty regarding regulation over the issue of a gas monopoly caused delays in the Leviathan project. A breakthrough has been achieved in the talks between the operators and the Israeli government on the compromise plan for the gas sector. Antitrust uncertainty had forced suspending investments in the Tamar and Leviathan projects, pending resolution of regulatory issues. The government plans on opening the industry to more competition. This panel presentation will be informative and up-to-the-minute discussing details, developments and nuances on how the current climate will influence Israel’s prospects.


Speakers: Gideon Tadmor, Chairman, Delek Drilling

Gina Cohen, Expert Consultant, Natural Gas Industry

Morris Dorfman, Deputy Head, Israel National Economic Council, Office of the Prime Minister

Michal Franco Kedmi, Consultant, Oil & Gas Industry, Former Senior Adviser to the Israel Ministry of Energy


5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Danish Symposium Research Findings

The Danish-Israeli expert panel will present and discuss key findings and recommendations from the bilateral pre-conference symposium to the industry and officials.


5:45 PM – 7:30 PM Networking / Cocktail Reception on Exhibit Floor


Day 2: Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Registration hours: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Exhibit Hall Refreshments

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM SESSION 3: Safeguarding Israel’s Oil & Gas Resources

Securing energy facilities, assets and resources in the East Mediterranean, along the Israeli coast and onshore involves multiple disciplines from infrastructure to operations. This session will highlight the status of current and future measures along with securing energy routes for exporting.


Speakers: Vice Admiral (Ret.) Eliezer Marum, Chairman, Board of Directors, Israel Airports Authority, Former Chief of Navy, Israel Defense Forces

Gady Kantz, Fire Protection Division, Bermad

Mark Guest, Managing Director, Rigzone

Gil Kroyzer (Invited), CEO, ICS2


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM B2B Meetings and Appointments


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon


01:30 PM – 3:00 PM SESSION 4: Maximizing Production with Advanced Technologies

This session is about using new and existing technologies for maximizing resources for production and how they are relevant for operations in East Mediterranean offshore development, and increasing production onshore utilizing reservoir stimulation and unconventional resources.


Speakers: Marco Gabelloni, Business Development Manager, Aker Solutions

John Katok, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Technical Sales and Marketing, Aker Solutions

Tim Crome, Vice President Mediterranean, Technip

Tony Martin, Director, Reservoir Development Services Integrated Stimulation Expertise, EARC, Baker



3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break / B2B Meetings


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION 2: Infrastructure & Competition in the Israeli Market

Projected global impact on Israel’s energy resources, financial resources, project financing and maximizing opportunities to be discussed.


Speakers: Uri Aldubi, Chairman, Association of Oil & Gas Exploration Industries in Israel

Dan Hacohen, Senior Partner, Agmon & Co. – Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Invited Executive Speaker from DNV GL


7:30 PM – 10:00 PM GALA DINNER

Keynote: Barry Smitherman, Partner, Energy Regulation, Vinson & Elkins, Former Chairman, Texas

Railroad Commission

Day 3: Thursday, 19 November 2015

Registration hours: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall Refreshments

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM SESSION 5: Key Investment Opportunities in Israel’s Oil and Gas Market

The government and private industry encourage investment for existing oil and gas assets and infrastructure. Companies from around the globe are in discussion regarding market conditions, investment climate and competitive landscape of upstream and midstream sectors. This session will provide sequential presentations and multiple presenters discussing these topics and also identify the key challenges, drivers and restraints in the country’s oil and gas industry and the impact of these metrics on the industry.


Moderator: Simon Weintraub, Partner, Yigal Arnon & Company


Speakers: Terence Klingman, Director, Chief Investment Office, UBS Wealth Management

Oded Distel (Invited), Director, Invest in Israel, Israeli Ministry of Economy

Shlomo Alfia (Invited), Senior Partner, EY Israel


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee Break / B2B Meetings


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION 3: Regional Energy Outlook: Israel and the New Mediterranean Energy Network

The emergence of Israel as a Mediterranean energy player presents a regional strategic change. This shift in the relations of Israel with its political environment follows three distinct junctures: the energy and strategic cooperation with Egypt and Jordan, the discussions with Cyprus and Greece, and the multifaceted relationship with the Russian energy strategy.


Speakers: Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman, Global Resources Partnership Board Member, Genel Energy plc, Former Director, BG Group

Joel Braunold, Executive Director, Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP)

Ariel Ezrahi (Invited), Energy Advisor to the Quartet

Amir Foster (Invited), Co-Founder, Foster Consultancy Group




1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon


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