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
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 Eastern Mediterranean and development of Israeli gas reserves is reaching a critical point. Israel hopes to begin exporting gas to Egypt by 2017. Development of the gas fields requires intellectual, financial, equipment and technological resources. This session will have a sequence of presentations, detailing top issues facing the Israeli oil and gas sector offshore and onshore.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM SESSION 2: Emerging Technologies and Trends
Huge discoveries of natural gas offshore Israel has signaled the Eastern Mediterranean as a new frontier for the development of natural gas resources. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that the Levant basin could potentially hold as much as 125 TCF of recoverable gas. Reports are primary indications of the basin’s considerable potential. This session will discuss
engineering, design and technology specific to Israel’s current offshore/onshore status, seismic field development, and data integration.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break and B2B Meetings
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: 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 now been achieved in the talks between the natural gas companies 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 discussion will be informative and up-to-theminute discussing details, developments and nuances on how the current climate will influence Israel’s prospects.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking / Cocktail Reception on Exhibit Floor
Day 2: Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Registration hours: 8:00 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 Eastern 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.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM B2B Meetings
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Exhibit Hall Luncheon / B2B Meetings
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM SESSION 4: 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.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break / B2B Meetings
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Opportunities, Infrastructure & Competition in the Israeli Market
Gas exports to Egypt in commercial quantities and greater capacity for gas supply to the Israeli market, with the construction of an additional pipeline from the Tamar reservoir, are included in the recent agreement. Coupled with a dedicated strategy for gas prices and taxation of export, Israel forecasts this will lead to developing the gas fields and bring new companies into the market. This panel will explore the potential investment opportunities in Israel, how much investment is needed, and the risks and opportunities for investors/oil and gas companies. Projected global impact on Israel’s energy resources, financial resources, project finance, maximizing investment opportunities will be discussed.
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM GALA DINNER
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibit Hall Refreshments
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM SESSION : Operational Challenges
This session is about challenges, including contract models with case histories and experiences from the UK and Norwegian oil and gas sectors, and how they are relevant for operations in the Eastern Mediterranean offshore developments of subsea and pipeline projects. The session will also look at further operational challenges in developing Israel’s offshore and onshore resources as well as the need to enhance Israel’s local workforce supply chain.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee Break / B2B Meetings
11:00 AM – 1:00PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Regional Energy Outlook: Israel and the New Mediterranean Energy
The emergence of Israel as a Mediterranean energy player presents a regional strategic change. The Tamar and the Leviathan gas fields are developed at the very moment when the energy relations between the Middle East countries, and those of the North of the Mediterranean Sea, especially Turkey, Greece, as well as the European Union are shifting. 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, which involves Turkey.
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM CLOSING REMARKS
Please note this is a preliminary agenda and some topics are subject to change.