Day Two

23rd May 2017

08:00  -  09:00

Welcome Coffee


09:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks


Speakers

Ian MacDonald - Former Vice President, Europe, Eurasia & Middle East Exploration & Production - ChevronIan MacDonaldFormer Vice President, Europe, Eurasia & Middle East Exploration & ProductionChevron

09:00  -  10:30

Session 5 – Iraq’s Gas Projects: Commercial & Financial Considerations


Speakers

H.E. Thamir Ghadhban - Former Oil Minister & Advisor to Iraq’s PM - Federal Government of IraqH.E. Thamir GhadhbanFormer Oil Minister & Advisor to Iraq’s PMFederal Government of Iraq
Shawki Al-Khalisi - Head of Studies, Arab Petroleum Training Institute - OAPEC, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqShawki Al-KhalisiHead of Studies, Arab Petroleum Training InstituteOAPEC, Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Ryan Manicom - VP-International Operations - Pilot Energy SolutionsRyan ManicomVP-International OperationsPilot Energy Solutions
Dr Jaafar Oklany - Commercial Director - Basra Gas CompanyDr Jaafar OklanyCommercial DirectorBasra Gas Company

  • Promoting natural gas as a fuel of choice for sustainable development to accommodate the rise in domestic and global demand

  • Outlining Iraq’s policy to support developing gas

  • Maximizing value from’ Rumaila, Zubair and West Qurna phase 1 projects

  • Reviewing the development of gas storage and transmission projects

  • Basra’s gas company roles and obligations

  • LPG; what is the future domestic demand?

  • How the Government will fund the gas projects?

  • The global transformation in gas markets; what is Iraq’s future role as a gas supplier to Europe?

  • Changing landscape and strengthening Iraq’s energy-intensive industries

  • How petrochemicals could help Iraq diversifying its economy away from total dependence on oil?

  • Updates on the development of the Nebras plant in Basra and the other plants in Iraq

10:30  -  11:00

Networking Coffee Break


11:00  -  12:30

Session 6 – Iraq Energy Projects Finance Discussion: Innovative Financing Solutions for Iraq’s Energy Sector


Speakers

Chairman: Nadhim Zahawi - Chief Strategy Officer - Gulf Keystone Petroleum Plc.Chairman: Nadhim ZahawiChief Strategy OfficerGulf Keystone Petroleum Plc.
Simon Sayer - Managing Director - Global Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Deutsche Bank AG LondonSimon SayerManaging DirectorGlobal Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance, Deutsche Bank AG London
Hussain Qaragholi - Iraq Country Head & Senior Originator CEEMEA, Finance Solutions Group - Deutsche BankHussain QaragholiIraq Country Head & Senior Originator CEEMEA, Finance Solutions GroupDeutsche Bank
Ahmed el-Gaili - Partner - Vinson & Elkins LLPAhmed el-GailiPartnerVinson & Elkins LLP
Ahmed Tabaqchali - CIO - AFC Iraq FundAhmed TabaqchaliCIOAFC Iraq Fund
Zaab Sethna - Advisor - Northern Gulf Partners Zaab SethnaAdvisorNorthern Gulf Partners

  • Exploring the Infrastructure investment and the government objective of stimulating economic growth

  • Reviewing the scale of Iraq’s energy spending obligations and outlining the funding sources

  • Operating IOCs in Iraq cash flow forecast factors and the companies’ shareholders

  • What are the plans for the diversification of funding for the power sector?

  • What investment houses are looking for in Iraq projects?

  • Outlining the difference between project financing in the downstream sector and the upstream

  • What types of loans available to fund the power major projects?

  • Exploring private participation in generation to address immediate needs for new capacity without relying on public financing

  • Reviewing Iraq’s 2017 budget and the needed capital for the oil and gas projects what are the available options?

  • Bonds payments for contractors: what are the local currency-denominated bonds?

12:30  -  14:00

Networking Lunch


14:00  -  15:00

Session 7 – Iraq’s Power Sector: Outlining Projects & Raising Capital for the Power Projects


Speakers

Chairman: L. Alex Kahl, Ph.D. - Senior Advisor - Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of StateChairman: L. Alex Kahl, Ph.D.Senior AdvisorBureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Nafaa Abdulsada Ali Al-Hmidawi - Director General of Training and Development Office - Ministry of Electricity, Iraq’s GovernmentNafaa Abdulsada Ali Al-HmidawiDirector General of Training and Development OfficeMinistry of Electricity, Iraq’s Government
Mohammed Hashim - Director General of Electricity Distribution - Ministry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq Mohammed HashimDirector General of Electricity DistributionMinistry of Electricity, Federal Government of Iraq
Hama-Ameen Hasan Hawramany -  Advisor to the Minister - Ministry of Electricity, Kurdistan Regional Government, IraqHama-Ameen Hasan Hawramany Advisor to the MinisterMinistry of Electricity, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq
Kumiko Uchida - Senior Representative - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Iraq OfficeKumiko UchidaSenior RepresentativeJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Iraq Office

  • Reviewing Iraq’s new power legal landscape

  • Outlining Iraq power privatization plans and the creation of an investor friendly environment

  • Iran’s role in supporting Iraq’s power sector

  • Working with international companies to build local capabilities and developing technical skills

  • Reviewing the role of renewables in Iraq power sector

  • What are the plans for expanding gas to power generation?

  • What are the environmental and regulatory issues?

15:00  -  15:30

Networking Coffee Break


15:30  -  16:45

Session 8 – Panel Discussion: Building Iraq: Securing the Energy Critical Infrastructure


Speakers

Chairman: Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey - Former Senior American Diplomat  - Middle East, Turkey, Germany & the BalkansChairman: Ambassador James Franklin JeffreyFormer Senior American Diplomat Middle East, Turkey, Germany & the Balkans
MP Dr Mowaffak Al Rubaie - MP & Iraq Former National Security Advisor - Federal Parliament of IraqMP Dr Mowaffak Al RubaieMP & Iraq Former National Security AdvisorFederal Parliament of Iraq
Farhad Alaaldin - Political Advisor to H.E. the President of Iraq Dr Fuad Massoum - Federal Government of IraqFarhad AlaaldinPolitical Advisor to H.E. the President of Iraq Dr Fuad MassoumFederal Government of Iraq
Dr Michael Knights - Head, Iraq/KRG Programme - Washington Institute for Near East PolicyDr Michael KnightsHead, Iraq/KRG ProgrammeWashington Institute for Near East Policy
L. Alex Kahl, Ph.D. - Senior Advisor - Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of StateL. Alex Kahl, Ph.D.Senior AdvisorBureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
Daniel Matthews MC - Regional Director, Iraq - GardaWorldDaniel Matthews MCRegional Director, IraqGardaWorld

  • Overview of Iraq’s national security

  • Maximizing intelligence coordination and surveillance systems

  • Cyber security systems for oil, gas and power facilities and crisis response services

  • Iraq’s stake holders creating a road map; effective way of collaboration

  • Assessing Iraq’s security companies challenges

  • Corporate social responsibility: successful strategies in enhancing cooperation with the local community, companies perspective

  • How to maximize training services on: hostile environment awareness, law enforcement, operations, intelligence and threat assessment?

16:45  -  17:00

Concluding Remarks: Drawing the Map for a Bright Future for the Iraqi Oil & Gas Industry


Speakers

Dr Falah Jassim Alamri - Director General of SOMO - Ministry of Oil, Federal Government of IraqDr Falah Jassim AlamriDirector General of SOMOMinistry of Oil, Federal Government of Iraq
Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey - Former Senior American Diplomat  - Middle East, Turkey, Germany & the BalkansAmbassador James Franklin JeffreyFormer Senior American Diplomat Middle East, Turkey, Germany & the Balkans

17:00

End of Conference


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