Oil-Around 2013

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May 21, 2013 09:05 AM to
May 23, 2013 10:15 PM


Oil-Around 2013

Oil & Gas, Economy & Finance, Geopolitics, Climate

Towards an integrated picture

21 – 22 – 23 May, 2013

near Frankfurt, Germany

Lindner Hotel ‘am Wiesensee’

With the multiple discoveries currently occurring around the world,
is Peak Oil still valid or has it been surpassed by the reality on the ground?
Currently ‘the market is well supplied’, but for how long?  
Will we then see Peak Production, Peak Supply or Peak Demand?

Much hope is being put into the energy-revolution caused by shale oil and –gas.
Will shale and unconventionals be able to tip the scale?

What will be the effects of the rapidly changing economic conditions all over the globe and how will this develop over time?
And how will the ‘Cyprus Solution’ play out in the financial environment?
Where are these economic insecurities and financial instabilities leading to?

Will the newly discovered Mediterranean Riches stay locked in due to geopolitical wrangling, or flow freely due to well-chosen partnerships? And what roles play the planned and projected pipelines in the Middle East and Central Europe in the currently ongoing wars and uprisings?

Will Africa become the promised resource-haven for the world or
will it become the new terrorist-haven, to prevent just that?
Why would that be and how does it relate?

What do the increasingly occurring Liberation-Theatres have to do with the future economic developments in other regions?

And then there is the Climate.

Are we in the midst of Global Warming, or looking at a period of Global Cooling?
Or is it a bit of both, playing out differently in the North and in the South?
Will we see more severe flooding, freak weather, extreme drought, changing sun- and rainfall-patterns and increasing sea-level, as currently seem to be happening, or will it turn out very different?

Questions over questions, with all subjects, and answers, intimately related.

To address these highly interrelated and interdependent subjects in a comprehensive way, we have gathered a small group of top-experts, a unique method and much time to allow for an integrated and multi-dimensional approach of global developments and where this may lead to.

This three-day international gathering will be a multi-level master-class and think-tank for senior functionaries, investors, consultants and executives concerned with energy-related planning and all others interested in the subject-matters.

Arrival: Monday May 20, 2013: Welcome-dinner

Day 1: Tuesday May 21, 2013

09.10 Welcome & Introduction
By Alexander Wöstmann, Founder and CEO of Alexander’s Gas & Oil Connections

09.30 Introducing the ‘Way of the 5 Intelligences’
By Thomas Peddinghaus; Coach & trainer

To increase effectiveness, we apply a highly advanced tool for a multi-dimensional approach, greatly enhancing understanding and perception of each subject and their interrelations.

11.00 A clear picture? Our Global Oil & Gas Endowments
Lecturer: Lucia van Geuns, Clingendael International Energy Programme; The Hague (NL)

Taking a fresh look around the Globe with the just released Campbell’s Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion will give a clear and simple view on reality.

Completed by the latest data on the new frontiers around the world, deep water and polar and the latest discoveries, this part will cover conventional oil, heavy oils and tarsands, deepwater and polar.

Time: lecture 45 minutes, exchange 45 – 60 min.


13.45 Shale-oil & Shale-gas; Hype or Hosanna?
Lecturer: Lucia van Geuns, Clingendael International Energy Programme; The Hague (NL)

A global overview of shale-oil & shale-gas appearances and -development

Will shale-gas and shale-oil bring the revolution that is currently expected? What are the latest technological developments and how real are the environmental considerations? What are the realities and what are the hypes?

Time: lecture 45 minutes, exchange 45 – 60 min.


16.00 Renewable Energy & Biofuels
Lecturer: Prof A. Sayigh, President World Renewable Energy Council, UK (tbc)

This will be a realistic look at the different kind of renewable energies and biofuels and the ongoing researches into next generation fuels. What are the viable and sustainable solutions?

Time: lecture 45 minutes, exchange 45 – 60 min.


Day 2: Wednesday May 22, 2013

09.10 Introduction of the day and the next speaker
By Alexander Wöstmann

09.20 The Global Economic Developments and their future
Lecturer: Professor Ferdinand E. Banks, Uppsala University, Sweden

This master-class will address the regional and global financial-economic developments from a different perspective and have a look at the background of the crises many a country and region finds itself in. Whilst being one of the main drivers of change in the world at the moment, the system seems to be in a period of major change itself.

Time: lecture 45 minutes, exchange 2 – 2,5 hour.


14.00 Global Political Developments and Background Considerations
Lecturer:  F. William Engdahl, political analyst and strategic risk consultant; Frankfurt (Ger)

Why are the struggle- and liberation theatres appearing, and why do they appear where they appear? What is the relationship with oil & gas and what are the backgrounds that you need to know, in order to get realistic forecasts and outlooks?

Time: lecture 45 minutes, exchange 2 – 2,5 hour.


Day 3: Thursday May 23, 2013

09.10 Opening the day and introducing the next speaker
By Alexander Wöstmann

09.15 Global Climate Developments
Lecturer: Prof. Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

We will spend the morning opening up the climatic developments around the globe and the trends and consequences therefrom.

Time: lecture 45 minutes, exchange 2 – 2,5 hour.


14.00 Think-tank
Monitor & Process-Captain: Alexander Wöstmann

This last part is meant to consolidate and deepen what has been processed and gather the individual experience to bring it to a higher level and create a deeper insight and more integrated perception about the future.

A timely rounding off by Alexander

19.00 Fare-Well dinner (with live music)


Date: May 21, 22 and 23: 3 days gathering, master-class & think-tank

Arrival- day: Monday May 20th with Welcome-Dinner

Departure-day: Friday May 24th

Location: Lindner Hotel ‘Am Wiesensee’, near Frankfurt, Germany (http://www.lindner.de/en/WIES).

Costs: Euro 3750, including lunches, breaks & dinners

!! Each participant can acquire the hard-cover ‘Campbell’s Atlas of Oil & Gas Depletion’, recently published by Springer, for Euro 275 (instead Euro 395)!!

More information:
Alexander Wöstmann, alexander@gasandoil.com, +49 2662 948291

Bookings and arrangements:
Rosemary Donovan, rosemary@gasandoil.com


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