14th Regional JODI Training Workshop for East European, Central Asian and MENA countries

9-11 November 2016   |   Moscow, Russia


The 14th Regional JODI Training Workshop was held in Moscow from 9-11 November 2016. The workshop was hosted by the Institute for Energy and Finance and organised by the IEF with the support of other JODI partner organisations (APEC, IEA, GECF OPEC and UNSD). More than 35 delegates took part in the workshop, including host country delegates from the Ministry of Energy, Russian Energy Agency, and Federal State Statistics Service, ROSTAT.

The training programme delivered by the JODI team was tailored for the benefit of statistical officers in charge of hydrocarbon data collection at the national administrations of East European, Central Asian and MENA regions. The workshop was also run to raise awareness and build better understanding of JODI, and to also improve data submissions from these key regions.

During the workshop, delegates took part in hands-on training sessions which are a vital element in the drive to encourage and facilitate experience-sharing among countries, and improve open communication with the partner organisations that provides the necessary feedback needed for the ongoing development of the JODI Initiative.

During the workshop, Dr H Ghanimi Fard, Head of Petroleum Studies Department of OPEC delivered a special presentation on OPEC’s use of JODI data in its market forecasting work. Delegates also heard regular presentations made by experts from the JODI partner organisations, and were also able to participate in a session of the concurrent Exploration, Production, Processing 2016 conference entitled: “Scenarios, forecasts and statistics for global and regional energy development”.

It was agreed that the JODI Partners will follow-up on the different action items and commitments made by the participating countries during the workshop to help ensure the quality and timeliness of data submissions from this key region continue to improve.


1 Importance of Energy Commodity Data Transparency
2 The Extended JODI-Oil Questionnaire and JODI-Oil Manual 2nd Edition
3 JODI Oil Data Quality Assessment
4 JODI-Gas Questionnaire and JODI-Gas Manual
5 JODI-Gas Data Quality Assessment
6 Use of JODI-Oil data in energy market analysis
7 What natural gas data in the JODI World Database illustrates