Central and Eastern Europe Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015

Central and Eastern Europe Shale Gas & Oil Summit, 2015
Central and Eastern Europe Shale Gas & Oil Summit, 2015

9th and 10th of March, Radisson Blu hotel, Warsaw, Poland.

As Central and Eastern Europe is trying to change its policies with regards to shale gas to make it easier on investors and operators, Lithuania has made the most progress in this area. The legal issues have been sorted and new companies have shown interest in applying for licenses. The Lithuanian Office of the Government is sending its representatives to the CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN SHALE GAS AND OIL SUMMIT to discuss regulating shale exploration and extraction. They will give the delegates an introduction to the recent changes in the Lithuanian policy and laws regarding shale, while Karolis ŠvaikauskasChief Specialist of Oil and Gas Division at the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy will discuss in more detail the Lithuanian Government’s and the Ministry of Energy’s strategy for the development of gas sector and their stance toward the shale gas industry from the energy sector perspective.

As we look for new sources of energy, as a society, we also grow more eco-aware and environmentally-conscious and the traditional methods of exploration become less socially accepted. With all the researchers and companies dealing with exploration, we are constantly looking for better, cheaper and more efficient ways of extracting gas and oil. And recently, a team of researchers from WAT (Military University of Technology) in Poland have come up with a cheaper and environmentally-safe method of extracting shale gas. Their project is called DIOX4SHELL and Dr Danuta Miedzińska will describe the method and the work her team has done so far at the Warsaw conference.

This new method appears to be a technological breakthrough for the industry – both, from the operational and environmental perspective. The techniques used right now are far from perfect in either case, while this method is environmentally safe, does not require the use of water and added chemicals, and carries no risk of causing local earthquakes. It would also be cheaper from the current method and extract four times more methane. As this method is environmentally-safe, it could alleviate some of the worry connected to this gas.

As the subject of public perception needs more attention and understanding Corneliu Condrea, General Director of the Oil and Natural Gases Directorate at the Ministry of Energy will discuss the Romanian approach of the main relevant and disputed aspects of the fracking technology (surface water pollution, chemical additives, earthquakes, etc), on the stage of the ongoing Petroleum Agreement (for unconventional gas exploration activities adding other legal aspects) and of the reception of public opinion for these kind of works.

The conference will cover innovations, effective exploration, legal aspects of exploring for shale gas in Europe, challenges and obstacles, recent developments in this part of the world, geology, energy efficiency, prospects for Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Poland and Germany as well as promoting investment. The event will bring together senior government officials and technical experts with operators and license holders and a Polish Shale Coalition lunch will also take place alongside the event.

 

Delegate Registration: http://www.ceeshalegas.com/#!register/c11fi

Attending and sponsoring enquiries: callum.flynn@charlesmaxwell.co.uk

Marketing: zuzanna.marchant@charlesmaxwell.co.uk