13th International JODI Conference

10-11 October 2017   |   London, UK

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The 13th International Joint Organisations Data Initiative Conference took place at the prestigious Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on 10-11 October 2017. The Conference was generously hosted by the British Government and organised by the International Energy Forum (IEF) in cooperation with the JODI partner organisations: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

The 13th International JODI Conference (IJC13) convened actors contributing to enhanced energy data transparency at various stages of the JODI data supply chain, including industry representatives, professionals from national administrations, the JODI Partners themselves, and other JODI data users from around the world. Sustained and enhanced interaction among this diverse and growing group is vital to the ongoing success of the Initiative.

The IJC13: 

  • Evaluated the status of global energy data transparency through the JODI framework since IJC12, New Delhi, India, April 2015.
  • Reviewed progress made on the 5-Year JODI Action Plan established at the New Delhi meeting and reaffirmed by the Heads of JODI Partner Organisations during their September 2016 meeting in Algiers.
  • Seek views on the Initiative’s visibility and ideas to enhance engagement with JODI data users.
  • Explored potential avenues of improved cooperation with academia and others in support of JODI capacity building efforts.

The Agenda and visual presentation by panelists for the Conference are available below.

IJC13 offered a rare opportunity for a cross-section of data providers and users from around the globe to meet, share and learn from their experiences. The JODI Partners envisage that the discussions and exchange of ideas during the conference help not only to strengthen existing JODI activities, but also serve as a catalyst to enhance the role of the Initiative beyond its current framework.

IEF Ministers at the IEF15 Ministerial Meeting in Algiers (September 2016) stressed their ongoing interest in improving global energy market transparency and their collective support for a strengthened JODI. The biennial JODI Conference plays a key role in the JODI development cycle which aims to continually advance the global energy data transparency agenda in support of stable energy markets as advocated by IEF Ministers, G20 leaders, and other stakeholders.


Session 1

David Wech, Managing Director, JBC Energy
David J Large, Oil, Gas & Chemicals Trade Related Data Services Manager, SGS Group Management Ltd
Reza Haidari, Director of Natural Gas, Americas Research & Insight Financial and Risk, Thomson Reuters

Session 2

Debra Coaxum, Director, Office of Oil and Gas Supply Statistics, US EIA
Paul Bailey, Deputy Director of Strategic and International Analysis, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy(BEIS), UK
Augustine Erharhe, Deputy Director (Statistics), PRS Department, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria

Session 3

Jonty Rushforth, Senior Director - Oil Price Group, Platts
Audrey Dubois-Hebert, Senior Analyst, FACTS Global Energy
Wael Mahdi, Independent Energy Reporter, Co-author of “OPEC in a Shale Oil World: Where to Next?”
Yui Torikata, Energy Analyst, IEF

Session 4

Edito Barcelona, Research Fellow, Energy Statistics & Training Office, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (representing APEC)
Atef Marzouk, Interim Executive Director, AFREC
Milka Mumovic, Electricity and Statistics Expert, Energy Community
Peter Cameron, PhD FRSE FCIArb, Director of Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee

Session 5

Richard de Caux, Head Refining Analysis, BP plc.
Shan Weiguo, Head of Gas Market Research, CNPC Economics and Technology Research Institute
Jonatan Prosenjak, Desk Officer – Division Oil and Gas, Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) Germany
Warren Evans, Senior Energy Statistician, BEIS, UK

Session 6

Stephen Colvin, Data Manager, Wood Mackenzie
Martin Howley, Manager of Energy Policy Statistical Support Unit, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Pantelis Christodoulides, Data Services Department, Research Division, OPEC

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