Middle East Gas Insiders: Executive Briefing by FGE - 28th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

The Middle East’s growing gas market & implications for global gas trade.

Location: Virtual

Venue: N.A.

Starts: 22 Nov 2020

Ends: 24 Nov 2020

Type: Course

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MPGC Week 2020 from 11 to 24 November

The Middle Gas Insiders Executive Briefing (MGI), held in conjunction with MPGC Week 2020, originally scheduled for 1 – 2 April 2020, has been re-scheduled to 22 – 24 November 2020.

This announcement follows our earlier communication on the postponement of MPGC 2020, following the global outbreak of COVID-19. Our top priority continues to be the safety and well-being of all stakeholders in the MPGC community from over 50 countries that have given their annual support and commitment to the conference.

Six other Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week 2020 events being held in the same week, will also be re-scheduled to 22 – 24 November 2020:

Conference Connection is fully committed to delivering a successful conference and all the week’s activities for NOCs, IOCs, Traders, Analysts, Refiners, Financial Institutions, Ship owners, Technology and Service Providers to discuss the direction of the global oil markets.

For further inquiries and clarification, please contact us Tel: +65 6338 0064 or Email: info@mpgc.cc


  Held in conjunction with the MPGC Week Events 2020

The Middle East Gas Insiders Briefing is a premier briefing to help executives build successful strategies in the LNG and natural gas business. MGI will share the latest insights on key developments in the global natural gas and LNG business with an in-depth review of the Asia and Middle East markets.

The intensive two-day briefing will provide a great level of detail on regional and intra-regional gas/LNG trades and highlight key issues on how LNG/gas markets are evolving over the longer term. Participants with background of business development, corporate strategies, investment, market analysis, gas/LNG marketing and sales will benefit from this briefing.


Held in conjunction with the MPGC Week Events 2020


Key Sessions

  • Setting the Scene—Oil & Gas/LNG Markets
  • Global LNG Market Outlook: Record Amount of FIDs in 2019; From Surplus to Deficit to Surplus?
  • Round Table Session: Long Term Implications from Shifting Market Dynamics
  • MENA Gas Market: Feast or Famine?
  • LNG Market Outlook in Asia: Where is the New Demand?
  • Gas Trade in the MENA Region: Will There be a Breakthrough in Regional Trade?
  • LNG Market Outlook in the West
  • LNG Short-Term Trading
  • LNG Shipping, Floating Regasification, and Liquefaction

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

CNF 2020 Speaker
LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 2020 Advisory Committee Chairman
MPGC 2020 Conference Co-Chairman


Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 where he led the energy program as a Director and Senior Fellow till 2013.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies). He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, he was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, he was appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for
Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors. Dr.
Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.

Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, FGE USA

  • MPGC 2020 Speaker
  • LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 2020 Conference Co-Chairman
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    Shasha Fesharaki holds an MBA with an emphasis on International Business. He specializes in LNG marketing, and is responsible for providing buyers and sellers with sourcing and placement strategies for LNG and overseas gas consulting activities at FGE.

    In addition, he specializes in the Korean market and LNG pricing. Shasha has spoken at a number of natural gas conferences as well as authored numerous reports and studies with respect to the Asia-Pacific LNG market. He also focuses on business development, specifically looking at new growth opportunities for FGE.

    Mr. Siamak Adibi

    Principal Consultant & Head of Middle East Gas Team, FGE, London

    MPGC 2020 Speaker


    Siamak specializes in the natural gas/LNG business with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS countries. He has extensive analytical experience and insights as well as practical experience in the Iranian oil and gas sector for over a decade. Mr. Adibi served for a number of years with the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC). At NIGEC, Siamak was involved with several commercial negotiations in marketing and sales of gas by pipeline to Europe, the Persian Gulf, and CIS regions.

    He is a specialist in energy modelling and long-term supply/demand forecasts. Siamak has an extensive knowledge about the upstream oil and gas and infrastructure in Iran. Siamak’s most recent FGE multi-client study focused on the Middle East domestic gas market. He is an internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle East oil and gas sector. Siamak holds an MBA from Victoria University, Australia, an M.A. in Energy Economics from Islamic Azad University in Iran, and a B.A. in Economics from Allameh University in Iran.

    2011-2012 MBA, Victoria University, Australia
    2001-2003 M.A. Energy Economics, Tehran Azad University, Iran
    1995-2001 B.A. Economics, Allameh Tabatabayee University, Iran

    Work History
    2017 - Present Principal Consultant, FGE
    2006 - 2017 Senior Consultant, FGE
    2006 - Economic evaluation of LNG projects, a detailed study for Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Iran
    2006 - Gas pricing in export projects and strategic recommendations for regional gas export players, a consultancy project for Ministry of Electricity and Water, Iran
    2003-2006 - Marketing and Sales of Natural Gas and LNG for NIOC, National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC)

    Languages Spoken
    Farsi – Native
    English - Fluent

    Why You Should Attend

    • Gain a clear understanding of the complexities that exist within the East of Suez oil and gas markets.
    • Identify key drivers shaping future developments—where are the sensitivities and uncertainties?
    • Understand how the trading relationship between Asia and the Middle East is changing.
    • Recognize the key role played by the East of Suez region in shaping the future evolution of global LNG and LPG trade.
    • Engage with FGE’s team of regional experts.
    • Network with executives from leading international companies.

    These Briefings are Relevant for Industry Executives Responsible for:

    • Corporate/Strategic Planning and Government Relations
    • Projects, Operations, and Resources
    • New Ventures/Markets, Commercial, and Business Development
    • Trading, Shipping, and Chartering
    • Gas/LNG and Power Project Managers/Directors
    • Marketing and Business Development Managers
    • Contracts and Legal Managers
    • Research, Economics, and Market Analysis
    • Crude, Feedstocks, Fuel, Petrochemicals, Gas, and LNG
    • Negotiations and Investments
    • Investment Strategy
    • Gas/LNG E&P Managers
    • Economists, Policy Makers, Corporate Planners, and Analysts

    MGI Participating Companies over the Years

    • 3V Ventures
    • ADGAS
    • ADNOC
    • ADNOC Distribution
    • ADWEC
    • Aluminium Bahrain BSC
    • Aramco Trading
    • Banagas
    • BAPCO
    • Borouge
    • BP Middle East
    • Cargill ME
    • Cheniere Marketing Ltd
    • Chevron
    • ConocoPhillips
    • Credit Suisse
    • Crescent Petroleum
    • Delvar Afzar Gas
    • Diamond Gas International Pte Ltd
    • Dolphin Energy Limited
    • Dubai Supply Authority
    • E.ON Energy Trading SE
    • E.ON Global Commodities SE
    • Emirates LNG
    • Excelerate Energy
    • FEWA
    • Gas Exporting Countries Forum
    • GASCO
    • Gazprom Global LNG Limited
    • Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited
    • GDF Suez
    • Honeywell UOP
    • I.M. Skaugen Marine Services Pte Ltd
    • I.M. Skaugen SE
    • Inpex Corporation
    • International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC)
    • JOGMEC
    • Kangan LNG
    • KPMG
    • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
    • Marathon Oil Company
    • Mari Petroleum Company Limited
    • Merrill Lynch International
    • Ministry of Energy, UAE
    • Mitsui & Co., Ltd
    • Mubadala Development – Oil & Gas
    • National Oil & Gas Authority
    • Nexen Inc
    • Oman Oil Company
    • ORYX GTL Limited
    • Osaka Gas Co., Ltd
    • Petro Rabigh Company
    • PETRONAS LNG Sdn. Bhd.
    • PPT Energy Trading Co., Ltd.
    • PT Pertamina (Persero)
    • Reflex Marine
    • Regulation and Supervision Bureau
    • Rio Tinto Alcan
    • SABIC
    • Saudi Aramco
    • Sazeh Consultants
    • Sharjah National Oil Corporation
    • Shell EP International Limited
    • Shell India Markets Private Limited
    • Shell International Exploration & Production
    • Shell International Gas and Power Limited
    • SHELL International LNG Supply
    • Shell International Trading and Shipping Co Ltd
    • Shell International Trading Middle East Ltd
    • Shell Markets (Middle East) Limited
    • Shell Trading & Supply
    • Shell Upstream International
    • Singapore Economic Development Board
    • SNOC
    • S-OIL Corporation
    • StatoilHydro ASA
    • Tata Chemicals Ltd
    • Tellurian LNG UK Ltd
    • TOTAL
    • Total Gas & Power Limited
    • UNIPER
    • UOP Management Services (Saudi Arabia) Ltd
    • UOP Middle East Company
    • Vopak LNG
    • Vopak Middle East
    • Woodside Energy Ltd

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