March 16, 2015

The Caspian Region:Changing Geopolitics and Impact of Oil Prices

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BIEE will be running another seminar along similar lines to the successful  Kazakhstan Oil and Gas meeting  held in May last year. This year’s seminar will  focus on the Caspian region as a whole. Participants will be able to hear first hand from a number of prominent industry experts on  the development of oil and gas in the Caspian region, understanding the aspirations, challenges and strategies of the companies working in this region. Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Analysis of contemporary issues
  • View from inside of companies operating in the Caspian region
  • Discussion about current trends in oil prices
  • Project engineering, design, procurement in Caspian region

The seminar has been organised around a series of short contributions from the speakers designed to bring out a range of  different issues  and encourage debate. This will be interspersed with plenty of opportunities for questions, discussion and networking during the course of the morning.


10:00 Introduction
Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova,Director, the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, The University of Reading
10:05 Opening Remarks and UK perspective
Professor Charles Hendry, MP
10:15 Overview of Contemporary Issues
H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan
10:30 The Economic Transformation of the Caspian Region and the Falling Oil Prices
Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director, the Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, The University of Reading, UK
10:45 Oil development in Kazakhstan
Mr Peter Lane,  Director, KazMunaiGas, Kazakhstan
11:00 Discussion
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 The Caspian Region: Changing Geopolitics
Mr Vladimir Feygin, President, Institute of Energy and Finance, Moscow
12:00 Negotiations in Oil and Gas Contracts
Mr Campbell Keir, former General Director Shell Kazakhstan
12:15 Project engineering, design, procurement and construction in the Caspian Region
Mr Andrei Kalyuzhnov, General Manager, Amec Foster Wheeler
12:45 Discussion
13:00 Closing Remarks
Professor Charles Hendry , Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova



The Jubilee Room, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.  Guests should come to the Cromwell Green (Visitor) entrance   (the Cromwell Green Visitor’s Entrance is highlighted ‘F’ on the   HOC Visitors Map  ) Guests do not need to bring any specific ID but  please allow at least 20 minutes to clear Security.  Once in Westminster Hall, guests should turn right up the staircase . The entrance to the Jubilee Room can be found  immediately to at the top of the stair case.




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