The Energy Exchange: CIS Oil & Gas Summit to Provide Key Insights into Developing the Region’s Future

  The Energy Exchange: CIS Oil & Gas Summit to Provide Key Insights into
  Developing the Region’s Future

13th Annual CIS Oil & Gas Summit

Business Wire

LONDON -- April 9, 2013

The CIS region has recently seen major changes in the upstream market.
Competing pipeline projects have swiftly moved forward or unexpectedly lost
investment, while the most influential contracts in the oil and gas history
have been signed. However, with consistent uncertainty in the industry, the
CIS Oil & Gas Summit will present a comprehensive analysis on the region’s
industries whilst providing access to nearly 300 key industry decision makers.

Organized by The Energy Exchange and supported by TOTAL, the 13^th consecutive
CIS Oil & Gas Summit will be held from 21 – 23 May 2013 at The Westin Paris –
Vendome, Paris, France. The Summit will highlight all the opportunities and
challenges that are present in the region, along with access to influential
leaders from SOCAR, BP Azerbaijan, Gazprom, Shtokman Development AG, European
Commission, Wintershall and Statoil amongst many others.

The future of oil and gas supply is affected by global as well as local
factors. Leading analysts from the USA, Japan, China and Australia will be in
attendance to give their insight on the world’s market dynamics.

The latest regulatory changes and supply demand dynamics that influence key
E&P decisions in the CIS will be discussed on day one of the Summit. Industry
leaders will discuss the role of Azerbaijan as an alternative natural gas
supplier for Europe – with predicted production volumes of 50 billion cubic
meters per year by the end of 2025 -; and the reasons for the European
orientation of Turkmenistan – a country that ranks fourth in the world for
natural gas reserves.

Furthermore, speakers will showcase the latest gas market changes in the CIS
and illustrate how America’s changing energy landscape will influence the
supply and demand dynamics in Europe and Russia.

Day two will feature discussions on the latest project updates in the region.
Strategic plans to develop the potential of already existing resources as well
as new opportunities, specifically the Southern Corridor and the Northern Sea
route.

Two highly informative panel discussions will also take place. The first being
on how Russia’s role as a key gas supplier (currently producing 655.007
billion cubic meters of gas) to Europe will change in the next 10 – 15 years;
and the second presenting different opinions about the future of the oil and
gas market in Europe.

Day three is a focus day highlighting the LNG, offshore and tight oil
opportunities in the CIS. Topics to be covered on this day include: the role
of Rosneft in the Arctic; LNG prospects illustrating urgent steps for
long-term benefits; existing unconventional pilot projects in Russia; how to
cost-effectively take advantage of tight resources in Kazakhstan and
Azerbaijan and when will it become economic to develop them; amongst others.

Participants at the 13^th Annual CIS Oil & Gas Summit include the Gazprom
delegation; SOCAR, Pierre Offant, Managing Director of NCOC; Ivan Grachev,
Chairman of Energy Committee, State Duma of the Russian Federation; Yves Louis
Darricarrere, President, Exploration and Production TOTAL E&P and many more.

Contact:

The Energy Exchange
Francesca Chapman
Marketing@theenergyexchange.co.uk
www.theenergyexchange.co.uk/cissummit
+44 (0) 207 384 8011