Conference Programme





Program of the 2nd International

Conference of ΕΕΤΙ & PSEEP




Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens

Vass. Alexandrou 2, 161 21 Athens

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Oil and Natural Gas Reserves

could play a key role

 for Country’s Development”



 Day 1st: Thursday, 08/06/2017, “OLYMPIA” Room


09:00 – 09:45: Registration


   10:00 – 12:30 : 1st Session: Commencement of Event:

   “Perspectives derived from the

     up to date petroleum policy applied in the country”.

Chairman: Mr. Constantinos Maniatopoulos, f. Director of DG Energy, E.U.

Panel: Dr. Marios Patsoules, Mr. Panagiotis Ofthalmidis (Organizers)

Rapporteurs: Kaza Triada & Georgia Margeta                                            


10:00 – 10:30: Introduction – Opening Remark

by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference & CEO of EETI, Dr. Marios Patsoules, President of PSEEP, Mr. Panagiotis Ofthalmidis and the Vice President A of PSSEP, Mr. George Papakonstantinou


10:30 – 11:00 : Interventions from:

          Minister of Environment & Energy, prof. George Stathakis

          Υπουργός Ενέργειας Κύπρου , Mr. George Lakkotripis

          Πρόεδρο Ένωσης Κεντρώων, κ. Βασίλη Λεβέντη

          Archimandrite Gabriel Teknetzoglou, representative of Archbishop Hieronymus

          Ambassador of Algeria in Athens Dr. Noureddine Bardad-Daidj

          President of HELPE, Mr. Efstathios Tsotsoros


        11:00 – 12:30 : Opening Remarks:

         Interventions by Parliamentarian Parties, Representatives of several Entities

          Former Minister of Environment & Energy, Prof. Giannis Maniatis

          Vice President of New Democracy party, Mr. Konstantinos Chatzidakis


          Regional Secretary of Environment and Energy, Minister of Trikala, Representative of the President

          of New Democracy party, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis,  Mr. Konstantinos Skrekas


          Representative of KKE, Mr. Makis Papadopoulos


          President of GSEE, Mr. John Panagopoulos

             Vice President of POE, Mr. Emmanouil Kelaidakis

         Vice President of Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration, Mr. Harris Smirniotis

Representative of RETUN-SEE, Mr. Mitja Fabjan

          President of EETEM, Western Greece, Mr. Thanassis Koumoutsos

f. Chartering Manager & Member of the Board of Director of Statoil, Mr. Pan. Samaras


   12:45 – 14:00 : 2nd Session: 


    “ What have we done that we should not have? ”  


    “ What have we done that we should have?

    “ What should we have done and we have not?


                                            Pythagoras, Greek Philosopher (580 b.C. – 496 b.C)   


Chairman: Mr. Grigoris Stergioulis, Managing Director of HELPE

Panel: Dr. Marios Patsoules, Mr. Giannis Bassias, Mr. Giannis Grigoriou

Rapporteurs: Mr. Thomas Pakos & Mrs. Stamatina Seferli

         12:45 – 13:00 : Dr. Marios Patsoules, Chairman of the Organizing Committee

                                  of the Conference & CEO of EETI Keynote Speaker:

                        “Organization and Objectives of the Conference”

         13:00 – 13:20 :  Mr. Grigoris Stergioulis, Managing Director of HELPE:

                        “Energy security challenges in the region of SE Europe.”

         13:20 – 13:40 : Mr. Giannis Bassias, President & Managing Director of HHRM:

                        “Strategic Planning of HHRM for the near and distant future”

         13:40 – 14:00 : Mr. Giannis Grigoriou, Director General of E&P of H/C of HELPE:

                        “The perspective of HELLENIC PETROLEUM for Hellenic Petroleum”

         14:00 – 15:00 : Lunch Break


   15:00 – 17:00: 3rd Session (part Α):

    “What we should do from now on?



Chairman: Mr. Dimitris Pefanis, Journalist of

Panel: Mr. Michael Verriopoulos, Dr. Dinos Nikolaou, Mrs Theodora Papadimitriou, Dr. Aris Stefatos, Mr George Zafeiropoulos

Rapporteurs: Mrs Foteini Maltezou & Mrs Cleo Aikaterini Zervidi

15:00 – 15:15 : Mr. Michael Verriopoulos, General Secretary of Energy of the Ministry of 

                         Environment & Energy

          15:15 – 15:35 : Dr. Dinos Nikolaou, Petroleum Geologist & Member of BoD of CHC:

                                 “Hydrocarbon Exploration in Cyprus and the state Y/C Company”.

15:35 – 15:50 : Mrs Theodora Papadimitriou, Lawyer, Director of Legal,

                        International activities and  Economic department of HELPE:

                                 "Evaluation of implementation of the regulatory Framework in force for the

                                   Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons and recommendations for improvement"

          15:50 – 16:10 :  Dr. Aris Stefatos, Chief Operating Officer of M Vest Energy AS, Norway:

                                   “Strategic planning for attracting investors & enhancing potential for local E&P

                                    sector growth.”


          16:10 – 16:30 :   Mr. George Zafiropoulos, Director of Exploration of H/C of HELPE S.A.:

                 “Exploring for Oil at the Gulf of Patras – a different technological perspective”

          16:30 – 16:45 : Questions & Answers

          16:45 – 17:00 : Coffee Break


   17:00 – 18:30: 3th Session (part B):                            

    “What we should do from now on?


Chairman: Mrs Chrysa Liagkou, Journalist of “Kathimerini”

Panel: Dr. Olga Vizika, Dr. Christos Tsakiroglou, Dr. Foivos Spathopoulos,

Rapporteurs:  Mrs. Andia Christou & Mrs. Makri Vagia Ioanna

         17:00 – 17:15 : Dr. Olga Vizika, IFP, Director of Reservoir Engineering, Paris, France:

                                 “Modeling and multi-scale integration to evaluate petroleum potential:

                                  the Mediterranean region paradigm”

         17:15 – 17:30 : Mr. Flemming Ole Rasmussen, Exploration & Production Coordinator &

                       Consultant, GEUS Denmark:

                       7 successful Danish rounds since 1984 provide insights on conditions and   

                        promotion tactics for different stages of exploration maturity”

17:30 – 17:45 : Mr. Martin Melhuus, Representative of PGS, Norway,

                                  Regional Manager MultiClient / ME & CIS

17:45 – 18:00 : Dr. Christos Tsakiroglou, Researcher ICEHT / FORTH:

                        “Scientific Research on Reservoir Engineering and its Contribution to

                         the Exploitation of Hydrocarbons reserves: Problems & Challenges”

18:00 – 18:15 : Dr. Foivos Spathopoulos, Visitor Professor of Imperial College:

                        “Possible Impacts on Environment derived from Petroleum Production”

18:15 – 18:30 : Questions & Answers


   18:30 – 20:00 :  “Macedonia” Room

   Discussion of 1st Round Table:

    “The “passing of torch” to the new geo-scientists generation”.


Participants: John Bassias, Theodora Papadimitriou,  Ntinos Nikolaou, Prof.  Nikolaos Varotsis,

Dr. Foivos Spathopoulos, Dr. Aris Stefatos, Dr. Olga Vizyka, Dr. Konstantinos Aravosis, Dr. Christos Tsakiroglou e.t.c.

Rapporteurs: Dimitris Sirakopoulos, Constantinos Aspiotis & Christina Konstantinidou.


Day 2nd: Friday, 09/06/2017, “OLYMPIA” Room


09:00 – 09:30: Registration - Coffee



   09:30 – 11:30 : 4th Session:

  “Geostrategic Perspectives for Country’s Growth”.


Chairman:  Mr. Sotirios Nikas, Chairman & Managing Director of DESFA

Panel: Mr. Spyros Palaiogiannis, Dr. Konstantinos Aravosis, Mr. Leontios Portokalakis

Rapporteurs: Mr. Emmanouel Karabasakis

 09:30 – 09:50 : Mr. Sotirios Nikas, Chairman & Managing Director of DESFA

 09:50 – 10:10 :  Mr. Spyros Palaiogiannis, former CEO of DEPA & Managing partner of

                          Medgas & More services Ltd:

                          “Hellenic Strategic Planning in the field of Natural Gas”

 10:10 – 10:30 : Dr. Konstantinos Aravosis, Deputy Professor of National Technical University of

                         Athens on Industrial Management and Business Research, department of

                         Mechanical Engineering:

                        “Energy Mix of Greece and development perspectives within the

                         European Union Framework”

 10:30 – 10:50 :  Mr. Leontios Portokalakis, Secretary General of ELLINY:

                         “The Importance of the EEZ Delimitation in the Oil & Gas

                                     Exploration and Production Operations”.

 10:50 – 11:00 : Questions & Answers

 11:00 – 11:30 : Coffee Break


   11:30 – 13:30 :  5th Session:

   “Environmental protection in offshore E&P

     activities of Petroleum Industry”.


Chairman: Mr. Anastasios Papandreou, European Commission DG Energy Internal

Energy Market

Panel: Dr. Tine B. Larsen, Mr. Foivos Symeonidis, Mr. Dionysis Papatheodosiou, Dr. Foteini Papatheodorou, Mr. George Mykoniatis

Rapporteurs: Mrs. Marina Tzani & Mrs. Coltiri Aleksandra


11:30 – 11:50 : Mr. Anastasios Papandreou, European Commission DG Energy Internal Energy

                        Market: “The implementation of the Directive 2013/30 European Union”

          11:50 – 12:10 : Dr. Tine B. Larsen, Senior Researcher, Ph.D. GEUS, Denmark

                       “Seismicity and Oil/Gas Production”

12:10 – 12:30 : Mr. Foivos Symeonidis, Drilling and Production Operations Director, HELPE S.A.

                       & Mr. George Mykoniatis, Petroleum Engineer:

                       “HSSE – Top priority corporate choice in H/C E&P    

12:30 – 12:45 : Mr. Dionysis Papatheodosiou, Maritime Technologies:

                       “Towing mechanisms of petroleum rigs”

12:45 – 13:00 : Dr. Foteini Papatheodorou,

                        Business Consultant, former Professor & Researcher of University of Arts- London:

                       “Development of H/C Reserves Activities: Measures for the concession of local


13:00 – 13:30 : Questions & Answers

13:30 – 14:30 : Lunch Break



   14:30 – 16:30 :  6th Session:

   “New RES Technologies & bio-diesel production”.


Chairman: Mr. Thodoris Panagoulis, Chairman of Energypress

Panel: Dr. Spyros Kiartzis,  Dr. Panagiotis Grammelis, Dr. Marios Patsoules

Rapporteurs: Mrs.Makri Vagia Ioanna & Mr. Theofilos Valsamidis

          14:30 – 14:45 : Dr. Spyros Kiartzis, Director Alternative Energy Sources & New Technologies at HELPE:

                                 “Renewable Energy Applications in the Oil Industry”.

14:45 – 15:00 : Dr. Panagiotis Grammelis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas:

                       “New technologies for renewable energy sources and petroleum production

                         with the most of respect to environmental protection”.

15:00 – 15:15 : Dr. Marios Patsoules, Petroleum Geologist Reservoir Engineer:

                       “Beyond petroleum” technologies for clean energy production”.

15:15 – 15:40 : Questions & Answers


15:45 – 16:00 : Conclusions of the Conference by the Organizing Committee

 Dr. Marios Patsoules, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference & 

 Mr. Panagiotis Ofthalmidis, President of PSEEP

           “The Following - Up Concept”


15:40 – 16:30 : Coffee Break


   16:30 – 18:00 : Discussion of 2nd & 3rd Parallel Round Tables

“MACEDONIA” Room #1 - 2st Round Table:

“Ensuring Environmental Protection in Greece.

  Necessary infrastructures to be applied for Country’s Development”.


Coordinator: Dr. Spyros Kiartzis

Participants: Mr. Anastasios Papandreou, Mr. Spyros Palaiogiannis, Dr. Konstantinos Aravosis, Dr. Foteini Papatheodorou, Mr. Foivos Symeonidis, Mr. George Mykoniatis, Mr. Leontios Portokalakis, Mr. George Motsios, Mr. Athanasios Koumoutsos, Dr. Panagiotis Grammelis, e.t.c.

Rapporteurs:  Mrs. Aggeliki Paraskevopoulou &  Mrs. Lida Lakidi 


“MACEDONIA” Room #2 - 3rd Round Table:

“Proposals for the improvement of Upstream Petroleum industry in

  Greece.  Mechanisms to accelerate the implementation of the “best

  practice” procedures”.



Coordinator: Dr. Vassilis Karkoulias

          Participants: Dr. Aris Stefatos, Mr. Foivos Spathopoulos, Dr. Olga Vizika, Mr. George Zafiropoulos,   

          Mr. Stefanos Ksenopoulos, Mr. Minas Kapnistos, Dr. Christos Tsakiroglou, Mrs. Georgianna Petrolia,

          Mr. Harris Smirniotis e.t.c.

Rapporteurs:  Mr. Eleftherios Petrakis & Mrs. Kalliopi Xagorari


 Day 3rd: Saturday, 10/06/2017


Cultural Event:

Visit to the Museum of Acropolis for the Speakers and distinguished guests, to be followed by lunch.


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