Ukrainian Energy Forum

Raising domestic output, diversity and security of supply through reform, transparency and modernisation

27 February - 1 March 2018

InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

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Burisma Group

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Energy Trading Partner

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Power Generation Partner

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Geo Alliance
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Arawak Energy
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Goryzonty Drilling company

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Media Partners

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Energobusiness magazine
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Kyiv Post
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Energy Intelligence
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Founded in 2002, Burisma Group is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Ukraine, Italy and Kazakhstan. In Ukraine, Burisma is a market leader with annualized natural gas production circa 1,1 BCM and over 30% market share.
Burisma is striving to become an active market player across Europe, as well as worldwide, and to stand out by virtue of its values and experience. Burisma is seeking to strengthen its role in the field of global energy development, with an emphasis on exploiting new technology.


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Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG SA) is the leader in the Polish natural gas market. The company’s business comprises exploration for and production of natural gas and crude oil, import, storage, sale and distribution of gas and liquid fuels, as well as heat and electricity generation. PGNiG SA holds equity interests in almost 30 subsidiaries, including providers of specialist geophysical, drilling and well services. PGNiG SA has its representative offices in Ukraine as well as in Russia, Belgium, Pakistan and Belarus. PGNiG SA is also the sole owner of PGNiG Upstream International AS (formerly PGNiG Norway AS), a company engaged in exploring and operating deposits on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the Norwegian Sea. It also owns POGC - Libya BV, PGNiG Sales & Trading GmbH based in Munich, and PGNiG Finance AB based in Stockholm.

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CMS Cameron McKenna in Ukraine gives you access to domestic and internationally qualified lawyers, who combine their understanding of the Ukrainian market with the requirements and expectations of global organisations and investors. We are consistently ranked highly in the fields of Energy and Natural Resources, Corporate and M&A, Commercial, Banking and Finance, and Real Estate by the major international directories such as Chambers Europe, IFLR, Legal 500 and others. We have also been recognised as The Best International Law Firm in 2009-2011 and 2013 by Yurydychna Practika.

Our Energy Projects and Construction (EPC) practice group in Kyiv is a leader in the Ukrainian energy sector and the team has been ranked as a Top Energy practice in the country (Chambers Europe 2012-2014 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2009-2014). According to Chambers Europe 2012-2014, the leading international directory in Europe, CMS Cameron McKenna has been recognised for its excellence in the Energy and Natural Resources sector in Ukraine and has become the Band 1 law firm in this practice area. In addition, Vitaliy Radchenko, partner, was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer with commentators identifying him as “a standout figure for energy law in Ukraine” and “a superb lawyer, instrumental to the practice”. Olexander Martinenko, senior partner of CMS Cameron McKenna in Kyiv, has also been recognised in this field by Chambers Europe and Ukrainian Law Firms.

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ERU (Energy Resources of Ukraine) specializes in development of energy projects in Ukraine. The company combines over 30 years of international energy development and management expertise with in-depth understanding of local market.

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Public Joint Stock Company ‘Donbassenergo’ is a joint economic complex, which combines power-generating enterprises on electricity and heat production.
Production assets of the Company comprise Starobeshevskaya and Slavianskaya TPPs, their total installed capacity equals to 2855 MW.
The main product of PJSC ‘Donbassenergo’ is electricity, whose share in total volume of marketable production amounts to 97.7%.
Business units of the Company are involved in repair works and adjustment of thermomechanical electrical equipment, design and survey works and spare parts manufacturing.
Technical re-equipment is the main priority of Company’s activity. PJSC ‘Donbassenergo’ is the first power generation in the CIS to test circulating fluidized bed boiler (CFB), and the first in the Eastern Europe to launch the unique project on reconstruction of power-generating unit №6 of Slavianskaya TPP (800 MW) with its division into two power-generating units 6A and 6B 330 MW each, with CFB boiler installation. CFB technology will significantly increase efficiency and improve environmental performance of the production.
Strategic target of ‘Donbassenergo’ is to build modern power-generating company, guided by the principles of innovative development, informational transparency and social responsibility.

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JKX Oil & Gas is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with significant oil and gas assets in Ukraine, Russia, Hungary and Slovakia. Headquartered in London, the company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1995.

 We have produced and sold gas, oil and condensate in Ukraine since 1995 and commenced commercial natural gas production in southern Russia in 2012. We are also producing gas and condensate in Hungary, where we own six production licenses and are investing in hydrocarbon exploration in Slovakia.

We aim to be the leading independent upstream exploration and production company in central and eastern Europe. Our strategy is to realize our significant remaining production potential in Ukraine, maximize value from our asset in Russia and engage in exploration and appraisal in Central and Eastern Europe.


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The Geo Alliance Group is one of the largest independent producers of natural gas and condensate in Ukraine. The Group engages in the exploration, development, production and sale of hydrocarbons and has a significant portfolio of sixteen oil and gas licenses, primarily located in the Dnipro-Donetsk basin, the principal hydrocarbon-producing area in Eastern Ukraine.

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Wärtsilä is a leading global supplier of flexible baseload power plants of up to 600 MW, operating on gaseous and liquid fuels. Our portfolio includes unique solutions for peaking, reserve and load-following power generation, as well as for balancing intermittent power production. Wärtsilä also provides LNG terminals and distribution systems. 

In addition to the technical advantages, our fast track deliveries of complete power plants, together with long-term operation and maintenance agreements, provide our customers with complete solutions. As of 2014, Wärtsilä has 55 GW of installed power plant capacity in 169 countries.

In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4,8 billion with 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, Finland.

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Vitol’s onshore assets are managed by Arawak Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary. Active since 1995, now with oil and gas production, development and exploration operations in Ukraine, USA, UAE, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Offices:  Dubai, Kiev, Poltava, Lafayette, Calgary, Baku, Aktobe, Almaty, Moscow and Ukhta.   More than 1000 permanent staff.

Blocks:  30 onshore blocks:  Ukraine - 16, Russia - 8,  Azerbaijan - 3, Mexico – 2, USA - 1, Kazakhstan - 1, UAE – 1.

Total gross area under license 3 750


Total current production 9,000 boepd net and 11.000 boepd gross.

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IMEPOWER is Ukraine’s leading advisory group specialized on energy sector since 1996. Our main areas of expertise are electricity generation (renewable and conventional), transmission, distribution and supply, while we also have in-depth knowledge of gas, coal, heating and energy efficiency sectors.

IMEPOWER’s services include strategy, investment advisory, market reform and regulation, legal advice, due diligence, sector studies and forecasts, development of energy and infrastructure projects, corporate finance, transaction support, financial restructuring and institutional development.

Legal advice and assistance to clients is channeled via law firm Ukrainian Legal Partnership being IMEPOWER’s subsidiary.

During 20 years we successfully accomplished more than 600 advisory assignments in Ukraine and CIS countries (Russia, Moldova and Kazakhstan).

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (Chamber) is among the most active and effective non-government, non-profit business organizations operating in Ukraine since 1992. One of the Chamber’s principal activities is to represent the foreign investment community as well as to facilitate the entrance of potential new investors into this market. The Chamber advocates on behalf of the Membership not only to the Ukrainian government, but also to all other governments, which are economic partners of Ukraine, on matters of trade, commerce, and economic reform. The Member organizations of the Chamber represent capital from over 50 nations across the globe including Europe, North America, Asia, Russia and Ukraine. Our Members are the largest strategic and institutional investors operating in Ukraine who have committed a majority of the foreign direct investment into this market and directly employ close to a million Ukrainians providing them with exposure to international best practices and the opportunity to develop into leading managers. Our Member companies bring international expertise and business knowledge to the marketplace and are among the largest taxpayers in Ukraine and strive to be good corporate citizens.

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Gas Traders of Ukraine, Association

Main objectives:

  • Striving for the transparent and fair access to the market related with extraction, supply and transportation of natural gas in Ukraine.
  • Extraction of gas and gas condensate by prospecting and industrial exploitation of gas deposits using environmentally safe technologies Ideology The Association members stand for demonopolization of the gas market in Ukraine and its reforming based on free and fair competition.

Office address
9, Bazhova str.,
02100, Kiev, Ukraine
phone: 8 044 284 04 24
fax: 8 044 573 25 33


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The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council was established in October 1995 to advance U.S. companies' trade and investment interests in Ukraine's significant emerging market, advocate for measures to improve conditions for bilateral trade and investment, and generally promote strong, friendly bilateral ties.

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Association "Subsoil users of Ukraine" was established in 2008, its members are more than 11 mining companies, several professional associations who have come together to form an effective, innovation-oriented system of geological study and reproduction of the mineral resource base necessary to meet the needs of national Economics, provide energy and raw material security. To be able to achieve the goals the association "Subsoil users of Ukraine" works as a member of the Public Council under the State Fiscal Service, the Public Council under the State Service of Geology and Ukraine subsoil, Ukrainian - Georgian Business Council of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, the Working Group on the implementation of obligations under the contract for Energy Community, and the Working group on the development of projects of normative legal acts to ensure the trade natural gas on hubs of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of Ukraine.

The situation in the sphere of subsoil use, in particular the production of hydrocarbons, composed in such a way that an extremely large potential of the Ukrainian subsoil realized until ineffective. Today, therefore, crucial issue is the development of a modern unified legislative framework, in particular a single Code of Natural Resources of Ukraine, taking into account the interests and proposals of the representatives of the subsoil use sector with respect to the mechanism of improving outdated regulations Code of Ukraine on mineral resources and the Water Code and Forest Land Code and numerous individual laws in the field of resource management and environmental protection.

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The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is a U.S. publicly supported 501(c)(3), not-for-profit non-governmental organization established in 1991 to support democracy, a free market, and human rights for Ukraine. The Foundation is a strategic “do-tank” which creates and sustains communications in an exchange of information as well and implements program activities between the United States and Ukraine in order to build peace and prosperity. The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the mutual objectives of the U.S. and Ukraine, advancing Ukraine as a cornerstone of regional stability and as a full partner in the community of nations.

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State Enterprise State Research and Information Center for Monitoring International Commodity Markets(hereafter – Derzhzovnishinform)

Main tasks and regulatory basis of the Company’s activity:

Taking into consideration the main activities:

Market conditions research and public opinion studying;
Magazine edition and periodical information analytical reviews;
Data processing;
Databases operation;
Consulting services;

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The Commodity Exchange "Ukrainian Energy Exchange" (CE "UEEX") was established with the purpose of trading operation on the oil products, liquefied gas, natural gas, coal and electricity markets in Ukraine.

From the beginning of 2016 Ukrainian Energy Exchange had over 6000 transactions and sold more than 200 thousand tons of oil products and 100 thousand tons of liquefied gas. Sales volume reached 4.5 billion UAH.

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The Association of Gas  Producers of Ukraine was founded in December 2015. Today, the Association incorporates seven largest gas producing companies of Ukraine – UkrGasVydobuvannya, DTEK Naftogaz, Burisma, Geo Alliance Group, Smart Energy, KUB-Gas and Poltava Petroleum Company – that collectively produce 88% of the Ukrainian natural gas. Our companies generate 6% of Ukraine's GDP, show 4.5% of the state budget revenues and provide 25 thousand jobs in the country.


Today, the business is willing and able to contribute to the energy security of Ukraine, thus the overall objective of the Association is the enhancement of energy and economic security of Ukraine through establishing civilized conditions for the development of gas production and providing the country with domestic energy resources.

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Established in 1999, the EBA provides a forum in which members can discuss and find solutions to common problems affecting business in Ukraine. This initiative was initially supported by the European Commission and has grown to become one of the largest and most influential business communities in the country.

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The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) is a voluntary organization comprising of independent energy regulatory bodies primarily from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the United States of America.


Purpose & Objectives


•To improve national energy regulation in member countries;

•To foster development of stable energy regulators with autonomy and authority; •To improve cooperation among energy regulators;

•To facilitate the exchange of information, research, training and experience among members and other regulators around the world.

Visit our website – source of news about the development of renewable energy sources in Ukraine and other countries. You can find there information concerning new technologies and ideas in RES and energy efficiency, comment on them and share them.

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Founded in 1997, Energobusiness is a weekly magazine about fuel and energy. It contains:

  • energy events of the week in Ukraine and overseas;
  • on-line information, industry surveys and reviews, expert comments;
  • exclusive information about the volumes of coal production and supply;
  • production statistics and energy carriers’ prices;
  • resolutions passed by National Energy Regulation Commission (about tariffs, licenses etc.)
  • legislative and normative acts.

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The Kyiv Post is Ukraine’s English-language newspaper and proud winner of the 2014 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.


The newspaper’s first print edition came out on Oct. 18, 1995 and went online in 2002. Its global audience has been growing steadily since then, peaking at more than 65 million pageviews in 2014.


The newspaper’s motto is “Independence. Community. Trust” because of its commitment to the highest journalistic and ethical standards. The newspaper is also known as Ukraine’s Global Voice in the English language.

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Energy Intelligence is globally recognized for providing unrivalled independent analysis of the oil, gas and energy sector and the impact of the world economic and political environment upon it.  Energy Intelligence has a long-standing reputation based upon the extensive experience of its team and the breadth and depth of its analysis.  Our clients include the world’s leading energy companies, government agencies, financial institutions and other service providers and we work closely with them to address their needs in this dynamic environment.


Energy Intelligence has an extensive range of daily and weekly publications including Oil Daily and Petroleum Intelligence Weekly which are published on a subscription basis.  The Research & Advisory business also offers clients three retainer services that address the strategic trends within the energy industry, country risk analysis and corporate analysis of companies that operate in the industry.

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The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (UJBL) has been published in English since 2003 on a monthly basis and covers both the most relevant issues regarding doing business in Ukraine and indicative international experience. The Journal’s readers include managers and lawyers of leading international and Ukrainian companies; visitors and employees of foreign embassies in Ukraine; representatives of international organizations and think tanks; members of leading business and law associations; participants of local and global conferences.

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Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients has been published in English annually since 2003 and has gained the reputation of a reliable market guide to top law firms and practitioners in Ukraine. The Handbook provides a comprehensive report on Ukrainian legislative background and reports on the annual trends in the development of the Ukrainian legal market by practice areas and separate players.

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Argus is an independent media organisation with more than 800 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and also offers bespoke consulting services and industry leading conferences. It is headquartered in London and has 21 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres.


Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes.


Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by staff shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic. 

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