Thank you for attending the 1st Russian Energy Forum in London!

The event brought together around 100 professionals and leading experts to discuss the implications of geopolitical tensions on the Russian oil & gas sector.

The focus of the event was changing dynamics and the affect that they have on major deals and financing.

“Russian Energy Forum London 2014” organised by Eurasian Dynamics attracted senior decision makers in energy and finance industries and offered a unique opportunity to broaden the horizon. The core discussion on EU-Russia- China Energy relations reflected the highest priority of the ongoing negotiations between the parties to secure further deals that can have colossal impact on the whole Eurasian region’s energy security and flows. The next forum edition will be a Not-to-Miss event.”
Speakers line up
Forum Agenda
Prof. Keun-Wook Paik, Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies says that “the gas deal in May 2014 was a good example of geopolitics of energy, and it opened the door for Russia’s entry into Asian market in a big wave. Already there is an impact on LNG producers, but there are many obstacles to overcome to be a reliable gas supplier for China and Asia.”
Dr. Andrey Konoplyanik from Gazprom Export LLC believes that “it’s a very big mistake for those who are thinking that Russia would like to switch from the European Union market to the Asian market because my clear understanding…is that Russia is trying to move to Asia in addition to the EU market.”

Key points discussed:

  • The impact of sanctions on the Russian energy sector and future financing options
  • The $400bn gas deal signed with China in May, 2014, Sino-Russian gas cooperation (regional and global implications), supply routes, CNPC’s oil & gas assets and equity participation in the Central Asian Republics and China’s gas expansion
  • Taxation policies & comparative economics within the Russian energy sector
  • Financing new Russian energy projects in the current climate (Russian liquidity and sources of funding), Russian relations with Western and Chinese companies
  • Russia-Ukraine-EU relations (policies of diversification and South Stream update)
  • Nord Stream – project of strategic importance to both Russia and the EU (existing financing and refinancing; Nord Stream as an ideal asset for the Euro project bond market)