2006: Global energy industry in the 21st century: Russia's role and position

The club’s third conference, “Global Energy in the 21st Century: Russia’s Role and Position” was devoted to energy security – the main issue on the agenda of the 2006 G8 summit in St. Petersburg. Participants had an opportunity to visit Russia’s crucial oil producing region – the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous Area – and meet with experts in the field, high-ranking government officials and executives from major energy companies.

Participants of the Valday international club comprising leading political analysts and journalists from various countries held a meeting with the top managers of Russia's oil companies and representatives of the Energy Ministry.




September 3 (Sunday) - Moscow

Arrival of foreign guests in Moscow. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel.

September 4 (Monday) - Moscow

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Gazprom (for foreign guests): visit to the Central Control Room (CCR).

11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meeting with Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom Management Committee and General Director of Gazexport.

1:15 p.m. Transfer to President hotel

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch

3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. "Prospects for Global Nuclear Energy Development" panel discussion

Speakers: S. Kiriyenko, V. Asmolov, A. Bychkov, S. Shmatko, T. de Montbrial, M. Goldman

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Coffee break

7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Dinner

8:00 p.m. Bus transfer to the airport

10:00 p.m. Moscow - Khanty-Mansiysk charter flight

2:15 a.m. (local time) Arrival in Khanty-Mansiysk. Transfer to Yugorskaya Dolina hotel

September 5 (Tuesday) - Khanty-Mansiysk

From 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tour around Khanty-Mansiysk (two groups on two buses)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch in Yugorskaya Dolina hotel

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Meeting with Vladimir Karasev, Deputy Chairman of the Khanty-Mansiysk Government on Fuel and Energy

3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. "Energy Challenges of the 21st Century and Russia's Role" panel discussion.

Speakers: V. Inozemtsev, V. Tretyakov, T. Mitrova, A. Rahr, K. Gaddy

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Coffee break

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tour of Khanty-Mansiysk and visit to the Siberian core sample storage unit (two groups on two buses)

8:30 p.m. Arriving for dinner with Khanty-Mansiysk Governor Alexander Filipenko

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Dinner with Khanty-Mansiysk Governor Alexander Filipenko

Return to Yugorskaya Dolina hotel

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Optional - Siberian initiation ceremony in the hotel; buffet

September 6 (Wednesday) - Khanty-Mansiysk, Moscow

7:00 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. Breakfast

7:40 a.m. Transfer to River Boat Dock

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Transfer by Meteor motorboat from Khanty-Mansiysk to the right bank of the Ob River, Rosneft-Yuganskneftegaz Priobskoye field

11:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Meeting Rosneft-Yuganskneftegaz management: General Director V. Bulba and Technical Director S. Zdolnik

11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Transfer to multiple well platform #248 on the right bank of the Ob River, Priobskoye field

11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Tour of the platform, Schlumberger gas regulation station

11:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Transfer to multiple well platform #251 on the right bank of the Ob River, Priobskoye field. Tour of the platform and drilling well

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Transfer to oil processing and pumping plant #8. Tour of the plant

12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Transfer to Merkur rotational village

12:45 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Tour of Merkur rotational village

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Rosneft, Rosneft-Yuganskneftegaz and Priobskoye field presentations, conference hall of Merkur Entertainment and Sports Center.

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Transfer to the pier of Priobskoye field, Ob River's right bank, voyage to the mouth of the Nazym, transfer to two vessels

4:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Cruise on two vessels, lunch

5:50 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. Stopover at the confluence of Ob and Irtysh rivers

6:50 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. "Ukraine and Russia: NATO and Gas" panel discussion during the voyage on board Moscow 208

Speakers: A. Kokoshin, K. Kosachev, F. Lukyanov, A. Rahr, T. Colton

On board Moscow 36; meeting with Natalya Zapadnova, First Deputy Chairman of the Khanty-Mansiysk Government on Social Policy, and Vladimir Karasev, Deputy Chairman of the Khanty-Mansiysk Government on Fuel and Energy

9:00 p.m. Transfer to the hotel

9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Visiting bazaar (national souvenirs, furs)

10:30 p.m. Transfer to the airport

11:00 p.m. Charter flight to Moscow

12:00 a.m. (Moscow time) Arrival to Moscow, transfer of foreign guests to hotel

12:40 a.m. Arrival to hotel

September 7 (Thursday) - Moscow

8:20 a.m. Bus transfer to President hotel

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Meeting with top executives of Russian oil companies

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Investment in Russian Energy Sector as an Energy Security Criterion" panel discussion

Speakers: L. Grigoryev, A. Dmitriyevsky, P. Terzyan, K. Kapchan

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Transfer for lunch to Kitaigorodskaya Stena restaurant

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch with Andrei Reus, Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy, at Kitaigorodskaya Stena restaurant

4:15 p.m. Transfer to RIA Novosti

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meeting with Igor Shuvalov, Russian Presidential Aide and G8 Sherpa, at RIA Novosti.

6:45 p.m. Transfer to hotel

September 8 (Friday) - Moscow

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Optional program for foreign guests - a trip to Sergiyev Posad and Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius (Sergiyeva Lavra) near Moscow

September 9 (Saturday) - Moscow

Meeting in Moscow

September 10 (Sunday) - Moscow

Departure of foreign guests