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BSES 2015 PROGRAM
JULY 4, SATURDAY
ARRIVALS AND REGISTRATION
19:30
Welcome Reception at Retro Resort, Bilgeh
Hosted by: Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev
Rector of ADA and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
20:00
Musical Performance: Jazz, Mugham and National Dance
JULY 5, SUNDAY
10:00
Old City Tour: On the Footsteps of Oil Barons
Luncheon
“Old Baku” Restaurant
14:00
Field trip to Bibi-Heybat oil fields
JULY 6, MONDAY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY
Lead Instructor: Dr. Manfred Hafner
Johns Hopkins University (School of Advanced International
Studies – SAIS Europe Bologna Center)
This session will focus on the geological aspects of oil and natural
gas production, discussing conventional methods and supply trends,
as well as the expanding production of unconventional oil and gas.
Given the environmental burden this entails, the session will also
cover related technological innovations in the field.
Morning Session
Greetings and opening remarks
Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar
Vice-Rector, ADAU
Mr. Khalik Mammadov
Vice-president of HR, IT and Regulations, SOCAR
Hydrocarbon Cycle: Formation, Exploration, Transportation and
Consumption
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Coffee Break
Unconventional Hydrocarbons: Blessings of Technology and
Problems of Environment
Luncheon
Afternoon Session
Historical Milestones in the Development of the Caspian
Hydrocarbon Resources: Personal Anecdotes of a Legendary
Geologist
Guest Speaker: Mr. Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh
Vice President of SOCAR on Geology, Geophysics and Field
Development
Coffee Break
Simulation
Developments in Black Sea-Caspian basin and the Future of
Natural Gas in Europe
JULY 7, TUESDAY
ENERGY ECONOMICS
Mr. Emil Alkhasli
Deputy General Director of OGPC
Oil is the most volatile commodity on the global market, as seen in
recent months. This session will analyze the determinants of energy
prices as well as global economic impact.
Morning Session
Petroleum Refining and Profit Margins
Coffee Break
Curse or Blessing? Revisiting Natural Resource Debate
Dr. Taleh Ziyadov, Director-General of the Baku International
Sea Trade Port
Factors of Oil and Gas Price Forecasting
Dr. Daniel M. Kammen, Distinguished Professor of Energy at the
University of California, Berkeley (TBD)
Luncheon
Afternoon Session
Long-Term Oil and Gas Scenarios: 2050
Guest Speaker: Ambassador Steven Mann
Senior Counselor for International Affairs, ExxonMobil
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JULY 8, WEDNESDAY
GLOBAL AND CASPIAN ENERGY OUTLOOK
Morning Field Trip
Sangachal Oil Terminal and BTC Pipeline (Group I)
Luncheon
Lead Instructor: Dr. Vladimir Drebentsov
Chief Economist, BP Russia
The rapid evolution of the global energy landscape has major
implications for our energy future. The session will present energy
projections in relation to energy security, the economy and the
environment, with particular focus on the Caspian region.
Afternoon Session
Global and Caspian Energy Outlook
Instructor: Dr. Charles Emmerson, Associate Fellow, Energy,
Environment and Resources at Chatham House (TBD)
Coffee Break
Brief introduction to ADAU programs
JULY 9, THURSDAY
ENERGY LAW
Morning Field Trip
Sangachal Oil Terminal and BTC Pipeline (Group II)
Luncheon
Lead Instructor: Dr. Stephen Dow, University of Dundee,
Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Minerals Law and Policy
Legal frameworks play a major role in the energy exploration and
production and there are a number of different instruments available
to producing states and investing companies, each with different
economic and political implications.
Afternoon Session
The General Principles of International Law and Oil /Gas
Contracts
Coffee Break
Main Types of Energy Contracts: PSAs, Concessions, etc.
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JULY 10, FRIDAY
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Mr. Sabit Zeyniyev, Head of Environmental and Labor
Protection, “Tamiz Shahar” JSC
Energy production and consumption has a significant negative
impact on the environment. This session reviews the emerging
regimes and agreements for addressing climate change and the
technological innovations in the field..
Morning Field Trip
Contemporary Trends of Waste to Energy Plant
Coffee Break
Waste Management in Baku and Recent Developments
Luncheon
Afternoon Session
The Effects of the Global Climate Change on the Caspian Basin
Guest Speaker: H.E. Huseyngulu Bagirov
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, Republic of
Azerbaijan
16:00
Cocktail Reception in a Historic Oil-Workers’ Pub
JULY 11, SATURDAY
CULTURAL AND LEISURE PROGRAM
Field trip to Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes
JULY 12, SUNDAY
CULTURAL AND LEISURE PROGRAM
Trip to the Caucasus Mountains (Quba)
JULY 13, MONDAY
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INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF ENERGY - I
Lead Instructor: Dr. Brenda Shaffer, Professor, University of
Haifa
The session will examine the use of energy resources as a means to
promote political and security goals and peace. Particularly, it will
discuss whether there is an “oil weapon” and a “natural gas
weapon.” The sessions will look at the conditions under which
supply relationships are vulnerable to political use. It will also study
the attempts to use energy infrastructures as tools for conflict
resolution, including the so-called “peace pipelines.”
Morning Session
Global Energy Security and Energy Politics of Major Powers
Coffee Break
Energy As a Tool of Foreign Policy
Luncheon
Afternoon Session
Managing Wealth Funds in Resource Rich Countries
Guest Speaker: Mr. Shahmar Movsumov
Executive Director, State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)
Coffee Break
Simulation
Negotiating A Natural Gas Deal
JULY 14, TUESDAY
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF ENERGY – II
Lead Instructor: Mr. John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist
The second part of the session will discuss the topic from the
perspective of energy producing, consuming and transit states. The
session will also analyze the foreign policy patterns of oil and gas
exporters and the role of energy in the policies of a number global
and regional powers.
Morning Session
Politics of Foreign Direct Investment into Energy Sector
Coffee Break
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Oil and Military Conflicts
Luncheon
Afternoon Session
Caspian Hydrocarbon Resources: Expectations and Reality
Guest Speaker: H.E. Natig Aliyev
Minister of Energy and Industry, Republic of Azerbaijan
JULY 15, WEDNESDAY
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN THE ENERGY
INDUSTRY: INTERNATIONAL VS. NATIONAL OIL
COMPANIES
The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) is the
largest indigenous economic entity in the Caucasus. In recent years
SOCAR has expanded its activities beyond the borders of
Azerbaijan, with major investments in the neighboring Georgia and
plans to operate oil refineries in Turkey and Romania. How should
this newly emerging multinational energy company devise its
strategy? How should it allocate its resources between domestic and
international investments, and between different economic sectors?
What is the role of SOCAR in the formation of Azerbaijan’s energy
polices? These are the questions this session will study.
Morning Session
BP in Azerbaijan: A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
Mr. Huseyn Mamedov
Vice President, Communication, External Affairs and
Security-C&EA, BP AGT Region
Coffee Break
Statoil in Azerbaijan: the Evolution of Caspian Energy
Interests
Mr. Tanguy Cosmao, President, Statoil Azerbaijan
Total in Azerbaijan: a Leading Oil and Gas Industry Player
Mr. Christian Giudicelli
General Manager, Total E&P Azerbaijan/Absheron
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Luncheon
Sustaining Competitive Advantage in a Changing Global
Environment: Assessment and Formulation of Strategy for
SOCAR
Guest Speaker: Mr. Elshad Nassirov
Vice President, State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic
(SOCAR)
JULY 16, THURSDAY
Changing Energy Dynamics: The Regional Perspective of the
Caspian-Black Sea Area
With its vast gas and oil resources and strategic location, the Caspian
Basin-Black Sea region is central to global energy security
discourse, especially across Europe, the US and China. Today’s
session discussed the region’s potential development trajectory.
Morning Session
Regional Perspectives: Opportunities and Challenges
Coffee Break
Caspian Energy: Perspective from Turkey
Dr. Mehmet Ogutcu ,Chairman at Global Resources Partnership
and Board Director of Genel Energy (TBD)
TAP and Turkish Stream: Competing or Cooperating?
A Russian Perspective
Dr.Tatiana Mitrova, Head of Oil and Gas Department at Energy
Research Institute RAS (TBD)
Securing TAP’s bid for the Southern Gas Corridor:
Greece Perspective
Dr.Pavlos Eleftheriadis,Associate Professor of Law at Oxford
University (TBD)
Iran’s Energy Future: Power, Strategy and Challenges
Alex Vatanka, Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington D.C., where he
focuses on Iran (TBD)
Luncheon
Mangal-Barbecue: Roundtable discussion with oil company
representatives (SOCAR, Statoil, ExxonMobil, BP, Total,
Lukoil, etc.) along with the service of the traditional
Azerbaijani barbecue
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JULY 17, FRIDAY
CASPIAN ENERGY: LITTORAL STATES’ PERSPECTIVE
Morning Session
Round-Table Discussion With Ambassadors of the Caspian
Basin States:
H.E. Amangeldi Dzumabayev, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Ismayil Alper Choshkun, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Turkey to the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Mohsun Pakayin, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Iran to the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Teimuraz Sharashenidze, Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Toyli Komekov, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Azerbaijan
H.E. Vladimir Dorokhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of
Azerbaijan
Coffee Break
Balancing Politics of Energy in and Around the Caspian Basin
Keynote Speaker: H. E. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Republic of Azerbaijan
Luncheon
Final Award Ceremony
Presented by Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev, Rector of ADA and
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
&
Mr. Khalik Mammadov
Vice-president of HR, IT and Regulations, SOCAR
Farewell Reception at Flag Square Restaurant
JULY 18, SATURDAY
DEPARTURES
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