GVF-EMP OIl & Gas Connectivity in Kuala Lumpur

Join GVF & EMP at Oil & Gas Connectivity - SE Asia in Kuala Lumpur 12-13 November!



Introduction & Key Programme Themes


Oil & Gas Connectivity – The Kuala Lumpur Meeting 2015 brings the GVF-EMP Oil and Gas Series to its landmark 25th event, and to theeighth annual meeting in the global Series to address the connectivity and networking imperatives of the South East Asian region of theglobal ‘oil and gas patch’.


The KL Meeting 2015 is scheduled to include discussion of some 25 themes during two days of dialogue, which will take place at theInterContinental Hotel in central Kuala Lumpur on 12th & 13th November. Many of these themes will relate to the effects of the current oil price market slump current at time of writing, and also to continuing geo-political concerns across the region which may yet provide further sources of hydrocarbons market destabilization.


The crude markets (as at mid-July 2015) have oil trading in the US$50-57 price per barrel (ppb) range, and the hydrocarbons exploration industry general slump conditions continue. In South East Asia – the regional example most pertinent to this GVF event – the oil rig utilization level has recently dropped to just below 50 per cent. Across the global oil and gas patch there are greater strains on over-stretched exploration budgets, leading to potential postponement or cancellation of ICT infrastructure investments.



Member of the week
Hella Sat S.A.

Hellas Sat, is a leading satellite operator offering services in Europe, Middle East and South Africa. It was established in August 2001 and owns & operates the Hellas Sat 2 high power and advanced satellite located at 39° E, which was successfully launched in May 2003. 

Hellas Sat value combines high quality services at affordable prices and professional business practices with understanding of different customer needs. Hellas Sat individual solutions are based on a wide portfolio of services offered in all regions.

The company has been focusing on the development of the orbital position of 39o E into an attractive alternative proposition to the international market for video broadcasting, as well as VSAT applications. 

Through the very successful operation of the three DTH platforms in Romania (Dolce), Bulgaria (Bulsatcom) and Serbia (Polaris Media), HELLAS SAT and the position of 39o E have emerged as one of the most popular combination in the region, broadcasting more than 200 HD and SD TV channels. The number of the households served by the orbital position 39o E is estimated to be excess of 2.5 million. 

Since April 2013, Arabsat has acquired a majority stake in Hellas Sat and the company is now a member of Arabsat Group. Hellas Sat 2 will soon be joined by two new powerful satellites HS-3 and HS-4 part of Arabsat’s 6th generation satellite program.


Calendar of events

  • CASBAA Convention 2015
  • VSAT Mobility 2015
Full Events list     |     2015 Strategic Calendar

GVF Highlights

GVF Full Members

  • Arabsat - Arab Satellite Communications Organisation
  • Eutelsat Communications
  • Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd.
  • Hughes Network Systems LLC
  • General Dynamics C4 Systems SATCOM Technologies
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • SES
  • Emerging Markets Communications, Inc (EMC)
  • Orange Business Services
  • iDirect
  • Event Management Partners
  • Harris CapRock
  • Inmarsat
  • Intelsat
  • O3b Networks Ltd
  • OneWeb