Gas market reform advice: Appointed gas expert on regulation under TACIS programme to assist the Ukrainian government (Ministry of Economy) in the joint Ukrainian – World Bank working group on gas market reform. This was related to a World Bank loan to Ukraine and was the only one of nine working groups that met all the conditions.
Advised on regulation and licensing (with PwC).
Regulatory support: Drafted gas sector licenses (with Denton Wilde Sapte lawyers), designed and produced gas storage tariffs.
Regulatory support to NERC: For National Electricity Regulatory Commission of Ukraine (NERC) and for Ministry of Economy, appointed gas expert to advise on gas sector reforms and liberalisation, EC TACIS programmes, assisted UK study tour (a series of projects over four years).
Helped organize and participated in the First Oil and Gas Conference: Ukraine, Energy Hub of Europe, in Kiev.
Gas transport Network Code: For the gas transport company of Naftogas Ukrainy, designed Rules of Access (Network Code) for gas suppliers to gain access to the gas transportation system. Giving presentations on international experience; presentations on options for Ukraine; designed draft Parameters and Rules of Access.
Gas transit and markets analysis: we studied opportunities for gas market development along the Brotherhood pipeline route through Ukraine, Slovakia and Czech Republic. We described the markets along the Brotherhood pipeline gas transit route, the economics of supply from Russia to Germany and commercial opportunities along the route.
Corporate strategy development: For Naftogas Ukrainy (Ukrainian oil and gas holding company), we advised on development of corporate strategy (with KPMG), we scoped out the approaches and the strategic business environment.
We advised on direction of use of Odessa-Brody oil pipeline, including reversing its proposed flow. We provided the complete analysis of the project and made recommendations in the form of a final report and a full presentation to the Working Group, consisting of representatives from Ukraine, Russian and Belorussia. We considered the European markets and regional supplies of sweet and crude oil, the economics of different pipeline options, alternative oil transit routes.
For the Society of British Gas Industries and the UK Government Department of Trade and Industry we carried out two separate market studies and also led a business development team, developing the potential for business opportunities in the gas industry for British business.
Energy sector training programmes for various clients (including NNPC, NAPIMS, Ministry of Power, PPPRA, NAPTIN) on energy topics.
We advised and briefed a Japanese institute on Nigerian gas sector, the key players, contacts and prospects.