Middle East Gas Insiders: Executive Briefing by FGE - 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

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

Location: Bahrain

Venue: Bahrain

Starts: 16 May 2022

Ends: 17 May 2022

Type: Course

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The 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC) has been rescheduled to 16-17 May 2022. This takes into consideration current travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements. The change in dates will allow sufficient time for the situation to normalise and for all participants to travel and re-convene safely. The Middle East Gas Insiders Executive Briefing (MGI), held in conjunction with MPGC Week 2022 will also follow and be held on 15 May 2022.

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 2022

Middle East Gas Insider Briefing is a premier briefing to help executives, analysts, traders and other stakeholders build successful strategies in the LNG and natural gas business. MGI will share the latest insights on key developments in the Middle East’s natural gas and LNG sectors.

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

Key Issues

  • Key Issues Confronting the Global Oil & Gas Markets
  • MENA Gas Market: Beginning of a New Era?
  • The Evolving Gas/LNG Trade Landscape in the MENA Region
  • Global LNG Market Outlook: A Bumpy Ride for LNG Suppliers in a Changing World

Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Founder & Chairman, FGE

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 and 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 ENEOS 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, 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 re-appointed by the subsequent US Secretaries of Energy ever since.

Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, FGE, USA

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

LNGA 2022 Speaker


Siamak specializes in the natural gas/LNG business, leading FGE’s short and long-term market analysis for Middle Eastern and North African gas markets. He has more than 15 years of extensive analytical experience in the Middle East oil and gas sector. At FGE, Siamak also covers long-term gas/LNG market analytics for West of Suez markets. He has a detailed knowledge of LATAM and European gas/LNG infrastructure.

Siamak is a specialist in energy modelling and long-term supply/demand forecasts. He has extensive knowledge of the LNG value chain, the Middle East gas/LNG upstream and downstream sectors, as well as pipeline gas/LNG sales and purchase agreements. He is an internationally recognized expert on the Middle East oil and gas sector. Siamak holds an MBA from Victoria University, Australia, and an M.A. in Energy Economics from Islamic Azad University in Iran.

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
  • ADNOC Distribution
  • Aluminium Bahrain BSC
  • Aramco Trading
  • Banagas
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 Gas & Power Limited
  • UOP Management Services (Saudi Arabia) Ltd
  • UOP Middle East Company
  • Vopak LNG
  • Vopak Middle East
  • Woodside Energy Ltd

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