Conference: “Global Oil and Gas Conflicts in Eurasia: The Impact on Economy and Security of Supply”, The Bentley London, 19 March 2015

Title: “Global Oil and Gas Conflicts in Eurasia: the Impact on Economy and Security of Supply”
Speakers and Titles of the Talks:
John Baldwin (Former Vice President of Southern Corridor in British Petroleum (BP)): “Politics and Projects: Hands-on experience from Projects such as South Stream, Nabucco, TAP/TANAP and ITGI.”
Dr. Adnan Vatansever (Senior Lecturer at the Russia Institute of King’s College London): “Broader Aspects of Russian Gas Exports and their Link to Russian-Turkish Energy Relations”
Nina Chestney (Head of EMEA Power, Gas, Coal and Carbon, Reuters): “An EU Perspective on Gas Conflicts in Eurasia; the viability of the Turkish Stream and Other Pipeline Projects”
Chair: Dr. Mamdouh G. Salameh, International Oil Economist, Oil & Energy Consultant at World Bank
Date: Thursday, 19 March 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 7:15pm
Venue: 1880 Room, The Bentley London 27-33 Harrington Gardens London, SW7 4JX

Politics are always interrelated with Oil and Gas projects. In this case the topic discussed will be on the matter of supplying energy to Europe. The issue has gained momentum due to the conflicts emerging in the regions adjacent to Turkey such as Iraq, Syria and Crimea and their effects in addition to developments regarding the establishment of new pipeline projects and collaboration initiatives.

We are pleased to announce Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey)’s public conference and networking event entitled “Global Oil and Gas Conflicts in Eurasia: The Impact on Economy and Security of Supply” in which Mr. John Baldwin, Dr. Adnan Vatansever and Ms. Nina Chestney will give talks. This event will take place on Thursday, 19 March 2015 between 4:00pm and 7:15pm at 1880 Room, The Bentley London 27-33 Harrington Gardens London, SW7 4JX. Dr. Mamdouh G. Salameh, International Oil Economist, Oil & Energy Consultant at World Bank will kindly chair the event.

Event is free and open to public but it requires pre-registration, which will guarantee seat upon confirmation. Please send an email with the subject ‘Oil and Gas’ to events@researchturkey.org including your Name, Company/Institution and Job Title. You may register for up to two guests. We would kindly like to ask you included the information regarding your guests in the same e-mail. Research Turkey Events Team will respond to confirm attendance.

You may find below the short biographies of the speakers and the chair.

Short Biographies of the Speakers and the Chair

John Baldwin (Former Vice President of Southern Corridor in British Petroleum (BP))

John Baldwin is former Vice President of Southern Corridor. He has worked for BP in various positions for over 30 years. Prior to the Southern Corridor, he was political adviser to the BP group for companies in the FSU and the Middle East, based in London. He has also worked as commercial manager for Upstream Projects in London and the Far East. John is also a former Board Member of the Russian British Chamber of Commerce and a non-executive Board Member of ShawCor, a Canadian energy service company.

Dr Adnan Vatansever (Senior Lecturer at the Russia Institute of King’s College London):

Dr Adnan Vatansever, is a Senior Lecturer at the Russia Institute of King’s College London. He is also the Associate Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security at King’s College and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington. Prior to this he was a Senior Associate at the Energy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Senior Associate in Russian and Caspian energy at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and a consultant for the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Energy. His research interests include: political economy of the energy sector in Eurasia, Russian political economy and oil and gas geopolitics. His forthcoming book focuses on the political economy of the management of natural resource rent in Russia.

Nina Chestney
 (Head of EMEA Power, Gas, Coal and Carbon, Reuters)

Nina Chestney is Head of EMEA Power, Gas, Coal and Carbon in Reuters, based in London. She coordinates Reuters’ coverage of European power, gas, coal, carbon markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers issues relevant to the environment, climate change and clean energy technologies. Nina has 13 years of journalistic experience. At Reuters she covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering a broad range of subjects: from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment.

Dr. Mamdouh G Salameh (International Oil Economist, Consultant Oil & Energy at World Bank and Visiting professor of energy economics at the ESCP Europe University in London)

Dr. Mamdouh G Salameh, is an international oil economist, a consultant for the World Bank in Washington D.C. on oil and energy and also a technical expert with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna. Dr Salameh has undertaken research assignments for the US Department of Energy, the World Bank, the Institute of Energy Economics in Japan, the Indian Government, OPEC, the Canadian Energy Research Institute, Boston University working on the Encyclopaedia of Energy and the government of Jordan among others. He is also an advisor to the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC), London.

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