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Exclusive Interview with Brian Maxted, Chief Exploration Officer of Kosmos

Brian F. Maxted is Kosmos’ Chief Exploration Officer and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Maxted served as chief executive officer for three years and led all aspects of the business to create a world-class organization before choosing to return to exploration. Before co-founding Kosmos in 2003, he was senior vice president of exploration for Triton Energy, where…
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In The News: Cairn’s Latest Senegal Well Finds Oil & Gas Shows

Cairn announced April 11 that its fourth exploration well Senegal (BEL-1), which was targeting the Bellatrix exploration prospect and appraising the northern extent of the SNE oil field discovered 2014, confirmed the extension of the latter – but also found some gas at the former. “The BEL-1 appraisal results have provided definitive information confirming the northern extent of the high…
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In The News: Jones Day wins “Law Firm of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2016

The global law firm Jones Day was recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” at the 5th annual European Gas Awards of Excellence 2016 at the 9th annual European Gas Conference, sponsored by The Energy Exchange. This year’s conference was attended by more than 350 key representatives from regional authorities and governments, as well as industry leaders from more than…
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In The News: No need for financial support in Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Russian energy giant claims

The general manager of state-run Russian energy company Gazprom Exports, Elena Burmistrova, said at the ninth European Natural Gas Conference in Vienna that the two-pipeline Northern Stream project does not require any financial support and will not cost the European Union anything. Burmistrova provided details regarding the two underwater pipelines that will carry 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas…
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In The News: No need for EU finance for Nord Stream II: Gazprom

The Nord Stream II will not require financial support from the European Union because it will be met by Gazprom and its partners, the CEO of Gazprom Export, Elena Burmistrova, said Wednesday, according to Ria Novosti. Speaking at the 9th European gas Conference in Austrian capital Vienna, Burmistrova said “it has been a mixed year for European gas sector. The…
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In The News: Record oil, gas price lows threaten several companies: OMV CEO

The present slump in oil and gas prices to historical lows threatens the existence of some companies in the industry, the CEO of Austrian giant OMV, Rainer Seele, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the European Gas Conference in Vienna, Seele said only those companies who are “constantly working on their profitability, keeping their costs under control, and acting flexibly will…
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In The News: LNG industry needs flexibility to avoid boom-and-bust future -market players

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buyers and sellers need to embrace flexible trading practices, including cargo swaps, to cut costs and avert repeated painful boom-and-bust cycles, industry players told a conference. A wave of shipped gas expected to hit the market with the launch of U.S. and Australian supplies, weak demand and the high costs of bringing new production online could…
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In The News: Gazprom’s chairman of the board of directors Viktor Zubkov said that Western Europe will need additional supplies of gas, which can be provided, including through the new pipeline branch of the Nord Stream

VIENNA – Russian energy giant Gazprom is certain that the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project will be implemented, since the new pipeline is advantageous and necessary both for the supplier and European consumers, the company’s chairman of the board of directors said Wednesday. “Western Europe will need additional supplies of gas, which can be provided, including through the new pipeline branch of the Nord Stream… It is…
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In The News: Vienna gas conference to discuss TAP and TANAP for Azeri gas export to Europe

On 19-21 January Vienna will host the XI European Gas Conference to involve representatives of Azerbaijan. The conference organizers’ The Energy Exchange website says that panel discussion “Diversification of routes and supply via the Southern Corridor” will be held on 20 January. Topic of discussion is the role of the TAP and TANAP projects for gas supply from Azerbaijan to…
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In The News: Algeria, Reliable Energy Partner Owing to Its Political Stability

Algiers — British Ambassador to Algeria Andrew Noble said Tuesday that Algeria was a reliable energy partner for his country and for Europe in general, owing mainly to its political stability. Algeria is a reliable energy partner for the United Kingdom and also for the European Union, and its hydrocarbon supply will be of major importance in the coming years,”…
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In The News: Star-studded line-up at Middle East Gas Conference

A star-studded line-up of speakers has been announced for the Middle East Gas Conference that will take place from 11-13 January, 2016. A number of well-known names have been confirmed, including: Christof H. Rühl, Global Head of Research, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority; Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO Dana Gas; Peter Bartlett, CEO Bahrain Petroleum Company; and Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary General, International Energy…
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Ever Wondered How To Get The Most Out of Networking

Having been to many networking evenings throughout my career, I have picked up a few tips to ensure successful networking: Arrive early – people will gravitate towards you rather than having to include yourself in other peoples’ conversations If you are attending a sit-down lunch/dinner, try and make 3 new contacts before sitting down to eat. This will help your…
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Top Tips To Get The Most Out of Our Conferences

1. Be clear on your goals Do you want to consolidate existing relationships or meet new people? Do you want to acquire “how to” expertise or to gather industry insights and intelligence? From a personal standpoint, are you trying to grow your “personal brand” or make connections with others? Learn more in order to do your current job better, or to…
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Exclusive Interview with Mehmet Ogutcu, Chairman, Global Resources Partnership

Back in June 2015 at the Big Gas Debate, The Energy Exchange interviewed Mr. Mehmet Ogutcu. Mehmet serves as chairman of Global Resources Partnership and also leads the Bosphorus Energy Club, an exclusive gathering of senior executives and leaders in finance, energy and politics. Here are his insights on Turkey’s potential in becoming a regional gas hub. Giulia: So, Mehmet,…
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