Energy Charter Treaty as an Instrument of International and Regional Cooperation and Dispute Resolution in the Context of Caspian Offshore Development
The Caspian Offshore Development Conference took place on 13-15 June 2012 in Astana, Kazakhstan. This event gathered key offshore stakeholders, including state owned operators, regional governments, oil and gas majors, representatives of international organisations and experts from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Russia. Discussion focused on the development of key oil and gas offshore projects and associated economic and technological challenges in the Caspian region.
The Energy Charter Secretariat was represented at this important event by Mr. Patrick Larkin, Senior Adviser, who delivered a speech on behalf of the Secretary General. In the session dedicated to 'Caspian offshore development: global challenges and solutions', Mr. Larkin spoke on the topic of "The Energy Charter Treaty as an Instrument of International and Regional Cooperation and Dispute Resolution". He also participated in a panel discussion on transportation challenges and solutions for the Caspian region.
Please click here to download the text of Mr. Larkin's speech
Mr. Larkin's slides can be downloaded here (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
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