Limba română
English language

Opening Speeches (09:00 – 09:30)

09:00 - 09:15

François-Régis Mouton, Regional Director Europe, IOGP

  • Welcome remarks

09:15 - 09:25

Adina-Ioana Vălean, Transport Commissioner (RO)

09:25 - 09:30

Valeriu V. Jinescu, Secretary-General of Technical Sciences Academy of Romania (ASTR)

Panel 1 – Is the EU gas market ready for hydrogen? (09:30 – 11:30)

Behrang Shirizadeh, Economic Advisory - Energy Markets & Modelling, Deloitte

  • Presentation of “Hydrogen4Europe” Study

Georgian Albu, General Director, FEL

Oana Ozmen, Member of Committee on Industries and Services, Romanian Chamber of Deputies

Alexandru Floriștean, Director Hy Legal | Operating Partner Five T Hydrogen

Richard Molnar, New Business Development Manager, Linde Gas

Petru Rușeț, CEO, Siemens Energy Romania

Ionuț Ciubotaru, Vice President Business Development Gas & Power Division, OMV Petrom

Panel topics:

  • Hydrogen4Europe study
  • EU Hydrogen Strategy – where do we stand?
  • Biogas
  • Electrolyser manufacturer / green hydrogen producer in the region
  • Blue Hydrogen project

Moderator: Axel Scheuer, Head of Energy & Climate Policy, IOGP Europe

Coffee break (11:30 – 11:50)

Regional Perspectives (11:50 – 12:00)

Franck Neel, President of FPPG’s Board of Directors

Ministerial Panel – From vision to reality (12:00 – 13:00)


Parviz Shahbazov, Minister of Energy, Azerbaijan Republic

Andrei Spînu, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Republic of Moldova

Rossen Hristov, Minister of Energy, Bulgary

Kostas Skrekas, Minister of the Environment and Energy, Greece

Alparslan Bayraktar, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Türkiye

Virgil-Daniel Popescu, Minister of Energy, Romania

Mykola Kolisnyk, Deputy Energy Minister, Ukraine

Péter Sztáray, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

George Chikovani, General Director, JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation

High-level exchange of views:
  • Energy imports by 2027-2030
  • Feasibility of EU plans to disconnect from some sources of natural gas
  • Role of the Black Sea region and key challenges
  • Regulatory alignment to make this happen
  • Implications for national energy strategies
  • Regional cooperation

Moderator: Mihnea Cătuți, Head of Research, EPG

Panel 2- The potential for Black Sea oil and gas production (13:00 – 14:00)

Christina Verchere, CEO, OMV Petrom

Răzvan Popescu, CEO, Romgaz

Mark Beacom, CEO, Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG)

George Sergiu Niculescu, State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Romania

Panel topics:

  • E&P potential in the Black Sea
  • Regulatory obstacles and recent changes
  • Challenges ahead

Moderator: Adrian Măniuțiu, Journalist & Entrepreneur

Lunch (14:00 – 15:00)



Agency – General contractor and producer, by order and on account of FPPG.