Energy and Geopolitics in CIS: Event Summary

On Thursday 15 June 2017, as part of its energy talk series, Access for Women in Energy (AccessWIE) organised a roundtable dinner discussion on Energy and Geopolitics in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The dinner was hosted by Fieldfisher, a leading European law firm and the largest dedicated Russia and CIS Group in London.

In addition to the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, HE Erlan Idrissov, who was the Guest of Honour, and Lord David Howell, Chairman of the House of Lords International Relations Committee and Co-chairman of AccessWIE, participants came from a variety of institutions including: Amec Foster Wheeler, BP, Crystol Energy, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Fieldfisher, IHS Markit, Kazakh Embassy, Kazmortrasflot, Mazarine Energy, Novatek, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Russian Embassy, Samruk Kazina, Statoil, Total and the Windsor Energy Group.

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HE Erlan Idrissov (left) and Lord Howell (right) with participants during the networking reception

Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy and Director of AccessWIE chaired the discussion, which focused on Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan, and addressed issues such as: the challenges and opportunities in the energy sector especially in the light of current oil and gas prices environment, energy and economic reforms, impact of sanctions, energy financing, transport issues and country risk.

To read the summary of the discussion click here.

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The networking reception

Dinner Discussion

The dinner discussion

Farewell

Farewell