14th September 2021


Due to the unprecedented & ongoing global COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 event has been moved to September 14-16 2021. Our formal announcement can be found on our blog and homepage but we are currently in the process of reconfirming the programme speakers as outlined below from the planned 2020 conference. We apologise for any inconvenience but will be adding new speakers, topics and formats for the September show. The conference as outlined below will form the basis for the 2021 edition.

10.00-10.10 Chair’s Opening Remarks and Welcome

10.10-10.20 Formal Welcome from the Organising Committee
– Toula Onoufriou, President of CHC & Head of EMER on Behalf of H.E. Nicos Anastasiades, The President of the Republic of Cyprus

10.40-11.00 Official Welcome from the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus
– Stelios Nicoliades, Director of Hydrocarbon Services, Ministry of Energy, Commerce & industry

11.00-11.20 Keynote & Welcome from the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company – What Does Cyprus Have to Offer the Global Energy Community?
– Toula Onoufriou, President of CHC & Head of EMERGE CoE – Cyprus University of Technology

11.20-12.00 Ministerial Keynote Panel: Key Policy Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin
– Senior Representative, Ministry of Energy, Government of the Republic of Cyprus
– Speakers also Invited From the States of: Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece and Lebanon.

12.00-13.00 Keynote Industry Panel: The Operator Outlook for the Region
– David Ramos, Director of Exploration, Repsol
– Symeon Kassianides, Executive Chairman, Natural Gas Public Company DEFA
– Demetris Fessas, General Manager, CHC
– Osama El-Bakly, President & CEO, EGAS
– Yaniv Friedman, Deputy CEO, Delek Drilling
– Yannis Bassias, President & CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management SA

13.00-14.00 Networking Luncheon in Hall 1 – The Venue is then divided into three streams.


The Regulatory and Legal Outlook for Operators in the Region, Delegate Networking & Pre-Arranged Meetings

14.00-14.10 Chair’s Opening Remarks and Welcome

14.10-15.10 The Regulator Panel: Regulating Cross Border Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean
– Regulatory speakers from the region are being invited.

15.10-15.50 The Legal Panel: Remaining Compliant in Offshore Energy Frontier
-Speakers being confirmed

15.50-16:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks

16.00-17.00 Networking Coffee Break & Pre-Arranged One on One Meeting


Developing East Med Gas Resources; Technology, and Project Delivery

14.00-14.10 Chair’s Opening Remarks and Welcome

– Mike Efthymiou, Member of CHC Board of Directors

14.10-14.30 Opening Keynote – Assessing the Key Technical Challenges Facing Regional Operators
– Senior Representative, OGTC*

14.30-14.50 Natural Gas E&P Technical Case Study – TechnipFMC – Co-Presentation of the Karish Project.
– Chrystalla Vorka, FE Systems Engineer, TechnipFMC
– Neil Kennedy, Karish Project Engineering Manager, TechnipFMC

14.50-15.10 Subsea Compression Solutions – Low Carbon Footprint
– Fabien Hauchart, Field Development Engineer, Subsea 7

15.10-15.30 Recent Developments in Modelling Hydrates Formation and Inhibition in Offshore Gas Field Production and Pipelining Systems
– Ismail Ismail, Petroleum Engineer, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management SA

15.30-15.50 Subsea 7 – EHFT to Optimise Long Gas Tie Backs
– Blaise Sequin, Africa Field Manager, Subsea 7

15.50-16.10 Networking Coffee Break

16.10-16.30 Optimising Interventions on Escarpment Crossings
– Elie Dib, Chief Pipeline Engineer, IntecSea

16.30-16.50 OneSubsea – Multiphase Compression Technology – a Key Enabler for Long Tieback Gas Fields
– Josten Hopen, Commercial Manager, One Subsea

16:50-17.30 End of Day Tech Panel: Deepwater Gas Developments – Technology enablers
– Mike Efthymiou, CHC
– Jostein Hopen, One Subsea
– Blaise Sequin, Subsea7
– Senior Rep, Aker Solutions
– Senior Rep, Technip FMC
– Lee Thomas, Intecsea

17.30-17.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks


Offshore HSE Best Practice & Overcoming the Carbon Challenge

14.00-14.10 Chair’s Opening Remarks and Welcome
– Chair to be confirmed

Ensuring HSE & Environmental Best Practice in Offshore Operations

14.10-14.30 Keynote Operator Presentation – Eni Cyprus: A Winning Approach to the Application of the EU Safety Directive
– Luciano Scataglini, Global Senior Knowledge Owner, Eni Spa – HSEQ

14.30-14.50 Promoting Regional Collaboration on Emergency Response- NEMESIS Annual Multinational Exercise
– Captain Andreas Zacharia, Joint Rescue Coordination Center, Cyprus Air Command

14.50-15.10 Hybrid Ozone-Biological Process for the Treatment of Drilling Waste: Technology and Microbial Consortium Development
– Michalis Koutinas, Assistant Professor, Cyprus University of Technology

15.10-15.30 Analysing Human Error & Analysis in Oil & Gas Field Remediation
– Lidia Marino, Mechanical Engineering Officer, ENIPROGETTI

15.30-15.50 Hydrocarbons and Crude Oil Markers Assessment in Deep Sediments of Pertusillo Lake (Basilicata, Italy): the Fingerprinting as an Environmental Monitoring Approach
– Tiziana Perri, Senior Researcher, Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation

15.50-16.10 Networking Coffee Break

16.10-16.30 Out of Region Case Study: Australia; Developing Risk Based Approach & Novel Fluid Solutions to Navigate Narrow Margin Drilling Windows in Deepwater Developments
– Lucio Bussaglia, Deputy Technical Manager, Newpark Fluids Systems

Overcoming the Carbon Challenge

16.30-16.50 Engineering Low Carbon Offshore Operations with Advanced Robotics and Remote Technologies
– John Charalambides, Director of International Business Development, Oceaneering International Inc

16:50-17.10 An Economic Approach For Carbon Capture And Storage
– Hossam El Masry, Petrobel

17.10-17.30 Techno- Economic Study of Selected Offshore Hydrogen Sulphide Disposal Methods
– Bradley Healey, Technical Assistant, Oil & Gas Corrosion Ltd

17.30-17.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks


All delegates and attendees are invited to view the open presentations and white papers at any time.

14.30-15.30 Assessing the Legal Considerations of Offshore Operations
– Kosta Kostias, Business Development Manager, KLC Law

15.30-16.30 Developing an Effective Internal Stakeholder Communications Engagement Strategy
-Rebecca Sangster-Kelly, Communications Discipline Lead – Energy & Managing Consultant, Chaucer