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Political Management in the Oil and Gas Industry. Main Players, Current State of Affairs and Future Development


The seminar is to provide business-oriented education on the decision-making processes of the Russian government in the oil and gas sector and broaden your knowledge about Russian oil and gas industry. You will:

  • receive in-depth understanding of contemporary situation in the industry
  • know decision-makers and examine the climate in which energy decisions are made
  • understand who is vested with major power authority to control oil assets
  • examine the main trends and scenarios of the sector development in the country
  • learn about the most advanced oil and gas projects in Russia
  • study energy dialogs between Russia and other countries and role of Russia on the global energy market

Seminar format

The Seminar is one- or two-day lecture (incl. Q&A section) delivered in English by Dr. Konstantin Simonov, General Director of the National Energy Security Fund.

The average size for a tailored program is 12-16 participants, although either smaller and larger numbers are also highly successful.

Location & Times

This service is not limited to Russia and can be provided at a Client's place worldwide. *
An organization can schedule tailored programs anytime throughout the year.

We will tailor seminar program according to your business interests in Russia. Please read program sample and contact us with your questions.

* In case the seminar is hold outside of Russia additional travel & lodgings expenses will be applied.

Sample Program Session

9:00 – 11:15am

Political system of Russia and the oil and gas industry

  • Specific features of political management in the oil and gas industry
  • Specific features of the Russian political system and decision-making in the Russian government
  • Transformation of the political system in 2007 and 2008. New structure of the executive power New role of Putin and the influence of political transformations on the oil and gas industry
  • Power cliques as the major administrating players
  • Distribution of control in the oil and gas industry between different cliques. Structure of Putin’s circle: gas players, oil players and export players
  • Role of oil and gas assets in the competition between power cliques
  • Energy strategy of dominating power clans
11:15 – 11:30amCoffee break
11:30am – 1:30pm

Current state of affairs in the oil and gas industry. Major companies and their future development

  • Anatomy of the Russian oil and gas industry
  • Prevailing trends in the energy market
  • The role of state-run and private companies, their future development
  • Property redistribution in the industry
  • Enlargement of Gazprom and Rosneft
  • Real owners of Gazprom Neft and Surgutneftegaz
  • Exodus of LUKOIL and TNK-BP from the Russian upstream segment – new survival strategy
  • The future of medium-size companies – RussNeft, Tatneft, and Bashneft
  • Expected future development of independent gas companies
1:30 – 2:30pmLunch

Putin’s energy strategy

  • Breakthrough to major markets concept
  • European and Chinese choices for the Russian oil and gas industry, adherents of the two different strategies
  • Methods of work with nonresidents: minor partner principle and assets’ swap
  • Secrets of the success of German, Italian, French and Norwegian companies and the failure of Anglo-Saxon businesses
  • New laws and the future of nonresidents in the Russian upstream segment
4:30 – 4:45pmCoffee break
4:45 – 6:00pm

Pipeline wars

  • New export projects of Russia
  • Projects of oil and gas exports to Europe circumventing Russia
  • Competition for Central Asia and Caspian Region between Russia, EU and China
6:00 – 6:30pmSizing up and medium-term forecast of how the energy industry and energy politics will be developing


If you are interested to book this seminar or have questions please contact to » Elena Kim
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