Mr Bertran has a Master in Business Management and Administration from the Spanish High School of Business Administration and Management , Barcelona, (ESADE in Spanish) , and has a degree as Chemical Engineer from University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona.
Mr Bertran joined the Gas Natural Fenosa Company in 1984 working in gas plants, transportation and distribution responsibilities as well as commercial activities.
Mr Bertran was assigned Technical Director Manager of Gas Natural in Mexico in 1998-2002 in his subsidiary of Mexico, and when he returned assumed the responsibilities for Asset Management Director , Transport and Distribution networks of Gas Natural Fenosa Group in Spain.
In 2005 Mr Bertran was appointed General Manager of Gas Natural Europe in Paris until 2011. Then he assumed the position as Manager Planning and Services in Retail Energy Market of Gas Natural Fenosa.
In October 2014 Mr Bertran was elected Deputy Secretary General of IGU until November 2016 and Secretary General of IGU from 2016 to 2022.
09:15 - 09:45
Session 5 – Regional Projects Development: Special Focus Discussion
Moderator: Seyed A. Alavi, CEO, ILIA International Services Company
Ali Amirani is the Acting Director of NIOC’s Gas Export Division. He has been in the gas industry for almost two decades. He started his career with the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) where he was in charge of studying and estimating Iran’s domestic gas demand. He was also involved in construction of gas pipeline and booster stations projects. Later in his career, he joined the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC), where he kept a position as the head of investment and joint ventures department. Later he served NIGEC as the director of gas marketing and economic surveys department.
Mr. Amirani has a bachelor’s degree in Gas Process Engineering from the leading Iranian Petroleum University of Technology and an MSc in Energy Economics from the University of Tehran.
The Iran – Oman Gas Pipelines Project
Deepwater projects in Iran and Oman
Partnerships and future projects in the region
Iran – Azerbaijan partnerships in developing energy projects
Regional energy cooperation between Iran and the neighbouring countries
Questions & Answers
09:45 - 11:00
Session 6 – Iran Gas Export Options: Pipeline and LNG Projects, Plans and Updates
Moderator: Martin Hutchinson, Managing Director, Energy Resources Consultancy
Mostafa SharifGeneral Manager, Market Research & Economic AppraisalNIOC's Gas Export Division
General Manager, Market Research & Economic Appraisal
NIOC's Gas Export Division
University Degree: University of Petroleum Technology, MOP, Tehran-Iran, BSc Industrial Management, 1990 – 1994
University of Shiraz, Shiraz-Iran, MBA, 1994 – 1996
Training Courses Degree:
“Air Pollution Workshops”, UNDP, Jun 1997
“Upstream Petroleum Economics”, I.H.S. Energy Group, 2000
“Negotiation & Documenting Petroleum Industry Transactions", University of Dundee, Scotland, 2001
“Natural Gas Negotiations & Contracts”, University of Dundee, Scotland, 2001
“Economic Evaluation of Natural Gas Utilization & Export Projects”, University of Dundee, Scotland, 2001
“Value Engineering”, NIOC, 2003
"Natural Gas Course", Shell Gas & Power, 2004, The Hague, Netherlands
“Project Management Course", IFP, 2005
WORK EXPERIENCE (1995-PRESENT):
General Manager, Gas & LNG market studies and economic appraisal, NIGEC
Marketing Manager, Persian LNG (NIOC-Shell-Repsol JV)
Deputy General Manager, market research and economic appraisal Dep., NIGEC
Plenipotentiary representative of NIOC in LNG SPA negotiation with Total and Petronas (Pars LNG) Member of the Scientific Board, IIES
Advisor for the institute president, IIES Gas market analyst, IIES
Caspian region researcher, IIES
Energy Management expert, Iran Air
Commercial and Marketing activities in private sector
Ian Nash Managing DirectorPeritus International Project DirectorSouth Asia Gas Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. (SAGE)
Ian Nash graduated with a 1st Honors degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University in 1983 and an MSc in Marine Technology at Strathclyde University where he was sponsored by Britoil. In 1986. Ian commenced work in the offshore industry with JP Kenny as a pipeline engineer in their London office. In 1988 Ian joined R J Brown and associated in their Singapore office as a lead engineer, during which time he worked on projects throughout the Asia pacific, region and was mobilized to project office in New Zealand for Maui B and Australia for Kutubu projects. In 1991 Ian Joined ABB Global Engineering in the UK as a principle pipelines and subsea engineer where he worked for 2 years before joining Snamprogetti in 1993 as a project manager. Whilst at Snamprogetti Ian was project manager for numerous projects including the detailed design and construction support of the Scotland-Northern Ireland Pipeline (SNIP) and Europipe 2 from Norway to Germany. In 2000 Ian transferred within the ENI group to Saipem Inc in Houston to become the Engineering Manager for the EPIC Canyon Express project. Ian was responsible for all aspects of the detailed engineering and oversite of installation procedures for the pipelines, inline structures and umbilicals in, what was at the time, record breaking water depth of 2200m. In 2003 Ian returned to the UK to Join Intecsea (formerly Intec Engineering) as the Engineering manager then Project Manager for the FEED design MedGaz ultra deepwater gas transmission pipeline from Algeria to Spain. During the next 7 years Ian filled many management roles in Intecsea, including senior project manager, Engineering manager and Operations Director. He was also as Project Manager for the detailed design of the BP Block 31 URF 1 workscope. In January 2010 Ian left Intecsea to assist in setting up Peritus International Ltd, where he is now the Managing director and Senior Project Manager for the detailed design of the Rota 3 ultra deepwater pipeline and subsea facilities project and as the project director for the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline Project (MEIDP) which he has lead on behalf of SAGE for the past 8 years. Ian also has the role of Global head of Pipelines for Peritus.
Reiner JahnVice PresidentGerman-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Association
German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Association
Revewing and unlocking full export potential for Iranian gas
LNG vs. Pipeline export models: revewing the benefits, speed to market, cost and flexibility to Iranian gas
The timelines and opportunities for future pipeline projects
India: the largest subsmarine pipeline in the world
Oman: the timelines on the future pipeline
Other opportunities in neighbouring countries
Updates of existing projects and opportunities for future LNG development
Which project structures, business models and partnership dynamics will be most suited to the development of Iranian LNG?
Gas export options to Europe and Asia: projects, plans and timelines
What role will the buyers play in the development of these projects?
Reviewing different project options – does FLNG have a role to play in the Iranian LNG industry?
What role can small scale and mini LNG play in the development of the gas industry in Iran?
Financing perspectives and considerations for gas and LNG projects
Questions & Answers
11:00 - 11:20
Networking Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:30
Session 7 – Downstream Industry Development: Partnerships, Objectives & Strategies
Moderator: Seyed A. Alavi, CEO, ILIA International Services Company
Dr. Mehran AmirmoeiniHead of the Energy Economics DepartmentInstitute for International Energy Studies (IIES)Ministry of Petroleum
Dr. Mehran Amirmoeini
Head of the Energy Economics Department
Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES)
Mehran Amirmoeini was born in 1963 Isfahan, Iran. He has got Ph.D. in Oil and Gas Economics from Alame Tabatabaei University.
He has been working for Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES) since 1993. Mehran has written on a wide range of energy related subjects. He has contributed to some research projects. Mehran has published several papers and has given lectures in some national and international conferences.
He is a Faculty member of Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES). Mehran was in charge of:
National and International Oil Companies group (2002-2006) in IIES
Research Manager (2003-2004) in IIES
Deputy for research (2005-2010) in IIES
Deputy for Research (2015-2016) in OPEC Directorate and Energy Fora, Iran
And now he is responsible for the energy economics department in IIES.
Peter AdamHead of Oil & Gas Project DevelopmentSiemens
Head of Oil & Gas Project Development
1981 – 1987 Electrical Engineer for start up services / Team Leader
for automation technology Siemens AG
1987 – 1989 Corporate Strategy Siemens, Munich
1989 – 1996 Sales Director Siemens Industry, Frankfurt
1996 – 1999 Vice President Joint Venture in China for electrical components
1999 – 2001 Vice President Oil & Gas Upstream Siemens, Erlangen
2001 – 2006 Vice President Oil & Gas Rotating Equipment Siemens, Duisburg
2006 – 2009 Head of Account Management, Project Development and Market Development
Oil & Gas Siemens, Erlangen
2009 – 2013 Senior Vice President Market Development Board, Head of Strategy and Chief
Technology Officer Siemens Oil & Gas Division Duisburg / Abu Dhabi
since 03 / 13 Head of Oil & Gas Project Development Education
1977 – 1981: Electrical Engineering: University of Applied Sciences (FH) Dieburg and Technical University (TH) Darmstadt in Germany
Sept.2016- Present CEO,Ilia International Services Company
April 2014-Sept.2016 Chairman, Oil Exploration Operations Company
Sept.2012- Present International/ independent oil and gas consultant
January 2011-Sept. 2012 Director, International Business Development Kish Oil and Gas Company (Newly established)
Responsible for structuring the company from a local company to IOC. The company was dissolved.
June 2009- Managing Director
January 2011 Pooya Energy Company( Newly established)
The company intended to enter into mega projects in oil and gas sectors in Iran.
July 2007- Director, Oil & Gas Division
January 2009 Iran Investment Company( a new holding company)
Responsible for oil and gas projects and trading.
June 2005- President,
July 2007Ilia International Services Company
The company provides consultancy services, including, but not limited to assisting in business and financing negotiations, trading petroleum products, procurement services, as well as organizing and holding oil/gas and energy conferences.
June 2003- President & CEO,
April 2005 Dana Geophysical & Drilling Company
The company is one of the first private companies in Iran to enter into seismic data acquisition and drilling services and operation.
Aug 1999- Director, International Affairs, Institute for International
June 2003 Energy Studies
The Institute is the only think tank in Iran in the field of energy economics, providing various consulting services to the Ministry of Petroleum of Iran, as well as to other governmental and private industries and organizations in Iran and abroad.
May 1997- Chairman and Managing Director,
July 1997 Hanif Engineering & Services Company
The company provides engineering and drilling services as well as having joint venture with foreign engineering companies, providing digital instrument control system for oil and gas sectors in Iran.
Dec 1995- Director, Energy & Environment
May 1997 Economic Co-operation Organization
(Responsible for Energy and Environmental policies within 10 member country Organization)
Dec. 1994- Advisor to President NPC (Financing)
Oct. 1994- Managing Director, NPC Europe Ltd.
Dec. 1995 (In Charge of Financing for all Iranian Petrochemical Projects, negotiating with the licensors of process and equipments)
Oct. 1991- Counselor (Economic, Technical, Commercial) Embassy of
Sep.1994 the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tokyo( responsible for coordinating and holding negotiations, alongside the concerned Iranian Authorities and Executives, from various ministries, companies and organizations, looking for finance, business , technical know-how and support, within the Japanese Government and private sectors)
Oct. 1991 Vice Chairman, 13th World Petroleum Congress (Forum31)
Aug.1990- First Secretary (Economic, Technical, Commercial) Embassy
Oct. 1991 of the Islamic Republic of Iran,Tokyo
Mar.1988- National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Representative in Aug.1990 Chennai, India (in charge of Madras Refinery and Madras
Fertilizer (Joint Venture with Iran) overall activities, including but not limited to studying and reviewing all new projects details, upgrading the existing plants, approving the technical and commercial aspects of the projects, before, being implemented)
Mar.1988 of Petroleum, Tehran – Iran, responsible for technical and budgetary evaluations, related to damaged installations, including oil production, and loading facilities, refineries, gas and petrochemicals, pipelines, pump stations and other related facilities within the Ministry of Petroleum and recommending ways and means of repairing, upgrading the same.)
Aug.1985- Head of Purchasing Kala London, NIOC – London (In charge
Nov.1986 of Procurement for Projects of NIOC, NPC and NIGC as well
as spare parts for all plants in NIOC , NPC and NIGC)
Nov.1984- Deputy Director, International Affairs, NIOC,Tehran-Iran
Aug. 1985 (Responsible for crude oil and product sale of NIOC)
Sep.1982- General Manager, Production Operations, NIOC Fields
Nov.1984 (Responsible for production of more than 3mm bd crude
Deputy Minister for Trade and International Affairs
Ministry of Petroleum
Amir H. Zamaninia, born in 1957, is a career diplomat served at the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1984-1999, finishing his assignment as an Ambassador. He served in the Foreign Ministry as Director-General for International Political Affair from 1999 to 2004. He was appointed as Iranian Ambassador, Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary, to Malaysia in 2005. Zamaninia served as Deputy President of the Center for Strategic Research (Expediency Council) for International Studies from 2006 to 2012. He has been the Foreign policy adviser to the office of President Rouhani since his election to presidency. Zamaninia is currently Deputy Oil Minister for Trade and international affairs since January 2015.
Zamaninia has been published in Persian and English on Iran’s Foreign Policy, focusing mainly on international public law, disarmament, arms control, human rights, terrorism and transnational organized crime.
Zamaninia has a bachelor degree in Judicial Law from Tehran University, a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Law from Chico State University in California, and a Ph. D Candidate in Criminal Justice from Graduate School and University Center, New York.
He is married and has two sons.
What are the next steps in the development of Iran’s gas industry?
What will be the future markets for Iran’s gas?
Where will be the opportunities for growth and development of Iran’s population?