With Official
Support From:

Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Petroleum

Conference Day 2

16th February

08:00  -  08:45

Welcome Coffee Break

08:45  -  09:00

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Seyed A. Alavi - CEO - ILIA International Services CompanySeyed A. AlaviCEO - ILIA International Services Company
09:00  -  09:15

Keynote Address


Luis Beltrán Rafecas - Secretary General - International Gas Union 2015 - 2018Luis Beltrán RafecasSecretary GeneralInternational Gas Union 2015 - 2018

09:15  -  09:45

Session 5 – Regional Projects Development: Special Focus Discussion

Moderator: Seyed A. Alavi, CEO, ILIA International Services Company


Ali Amirani - Acting Director - NIOC's Gas Export DivisionAli AmiraniActing DirectorNIOC's Gas Export Division

  • 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 Sharif - General Manager, Market Research & Economic Appraisal - NIOC's Gas Export DivisionMostafa SharifGeneral Manager, Market Research & Economic AppraisalNIOC's Gas Export Division
Ian Nash -  Managing Director - Peritus InternationalIan Nash Managing DirectorPeritus International Project DirectorSouth Asia Gas Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. (SAGE)
Victor Alessandrini - Business Development Manager - GTTVictor AlessandriniBusiness Development ManagerGTT
Reiner Jahn - Vice President - German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce AssociationReiner JahnVice PresidentGerman-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 Amirmoeini - Head of the Energy Economics Department - Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES)Dr. Mehran AmirmoeiniHead of the Energy Economics DepartmentInstitute for International Energy Studies (IIES)Ministry of Petroleum
Peter Adam - Head of Oil & Gas Project Development - SiemensPeter AdamHead of Oil & Gas Project DevelopmentSiemens
Alireza Yazdizadeh - Vice President for Strategic Planning & Control - MAPNA GroupAlireza YazdizadehVice President for Strategic Planning & ControlMAPNA Group

  • Reviewing priorities for gas downstream development
  • Gas to Power development for export purposes
  • Gas as a feedstock for downstream expansion, chemical and fertiliser production
  • What infrastructure is needed to meet internal gas demand?
  • Reviewing the main sources for domestic demand (power, vehicles, residential, industrial) and considering alternatives (renewables)
  • Gas substitution for oil products: assessing economic and environmental benefits
  • Reviewing the potential of CNG to provide natural gas to distant regions
  • LNG Fuels for Vehicles: business models and opportunities in the domestic market
  • What role can small scale and mini LNG play in the development of the gas and other industries in Iran?
  • International stakeholders’ insights and capabilities and strategies to create value in Iran
  • Financing perspectives and considerations for downstream gas projects
Questions & Answers
12:30  -  13:30

Session 8 – Closing Remarks and Next Steps in the Development of Iran’s LNG & Gas Industry


Seyed A. Alavi - CEO - ILIA International Services CompanySeyed A. AlaviCEOILIA International Services Company
H.E. Dr Amir Hossein Zamaninia - Deputy Minister for Trade and International Affairs - Ministry of PetroleumH.E. Dr Amir Hossein ZamaniniaDeputy Minister for Trade and International AffairsMinistry of Petroleum

  • 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?
  • Which are the practical outcomes for the Summit?
13:30  -  14:30

Networking Lunch Break


End of Summit

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