25th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

The Turbulent Path to an Oil Market Recovery: The Challenge of Reaching A Balanced and Sustainable Price

Location: Dubai, UAE

Venue: Grand Hyatt Dubai (Check The Map)

Starts: 30 Apr 2017

Ends: 02 May 2017

Type: Conference

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The iconic MPGC series,  will be held in Dubai from April 30 to May 2, 2017 with the Emirates National Oil Company as its host.  After 25 years, MPGC remains the region’s  longest running annual oil and gas conference,  a trusted brand  and a hallmark of excellence in thought leadership.

The 25th annual event will create a convergence of  the global oil markets’ leading NOCs, IOCs, Traders, Refiners,  Petrochemical, Storage, Financial Institutions and Technology companies,  in a confluence of  dialogue, debate and business interactions at the highest level as the global and Middle East upstream and downstream oil and gas markets re-emerge from the recent turbulence.

Held Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Host & Organiser

Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC) is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC Group offers a diverse portfolio of
assets servicing thousands of customers across 60 markets. With a workforce of over 9,000 employees, ENOC is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices towards the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit: www.enoc.com

Conference Connection provides a global B2B platform for knowledge exchange, business interaction and networking through high profile flagship conferences, executive briefings, courses and professional training. Its industry verticals include oil and gas, maritime, aviation, legal and financial sectors, with leading edge business content and strategies delivered through linkage with commercial, professional and policy groups worldwide.The group has delivered iconic and specialised events for the global oil and gas markets and has organised the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference annually since 1993.

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MPGC Week 2017 Curtain Raiser

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to open the
25th Annual MPGC in Dubai on May 1st 2017

Presidents and CEOs of global oil and gas companies, senior government officials, OPEC and IEF officials, energy experts, top financiers, and leading organisations in the energy sector will gather in Dubai from April 29 – May 4, 2017 for the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week (MPGC Week 2017),  for discussions on the conference theme Turbulent Path to an Oil Market Recovery and the Challenge of Reaching a Balanced and Sustainable Price, amidst improved sentiments and optimism following demand growth to 1.5 million b/p and strong refining margins.

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1090 speakers
11550 Delegates
2350 Companies
150 Countries

MPGC 2017: Critical Overview of the Global Oil & Gas Markets

The oil market has entered into a new phase. Market share policy is supplemented by market management policy. The historic OPEC decision to cut production by 1.2 mmb/d in late November supported by the non-OPEC commitment of some 600kbd have impacted oil prices dramatically. With prices hovering in US$50-55 range, all eyes are fixed on compliance – how strong will compliance be? Meanwhile oil demand continues to be strong with some 1.5 mmb/d growth expected in 2017.

By mid-2017, the market should see inventory drawn downs and a possible OPEC band of US$ 50-60 per barrel to be put in place. The refining business seems poised for a smooth ride over the next few years, but there is likely to be another round of refinery construction in Asia and the Middle East. The IMO bunkering regulation putting a cap of 5000 bbm is creating a turmoil in the market and many options to respond to this dramatic change are on the table.

The natural gas market faces a different set of challenges with re-balancing for LNG taking much longer than oil markets. UAE is both importing and exporting LNG and Oman is poised to be the first importer of Iran gas in the pipeline. The upstream projects in Iran are in full swing, but all may be impacted by Trump administration policy, while Iraq continues to expand output in the face of policy and economic challenges. MPGC 2017 will address and critique all these issues.

The Longest Running Annual
Oil & Gas Conference in the Middle East

Official Opening By

Conference Co-Chairmen

His Excellency Saif Al Falasi

Group Chief Executive Officer,
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

Group Chief Executive Officer, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

In his role as Chief Executive Officer of ENOC Group, Saif Humaid Al Falasi spearheads the Group’s business strategy and operational excellence locally and internationally in alignment with the vision and plans of the Government of Dubai. A 37-year veteran in the energy industry, Al Falasi’s wealth of experience and in-depth industry knowledge spans a wide range of specialties, including project management and petroleum asset evaluation operations.

Al Falasi joined ENOC in 2008 as Group General Manager. In 2011, he was appointed as Executive Director for Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) and Corporate Affairs Directorate overseeing the functions of key divisions within the Group including Group Legal and Group Communications in addition to EHSQ.

In 2014, Al Falasi was awarded the Fellowship of the Energy Institute in the United Kingdom by the Institute’s former president Ian Merchant, in recognition of his continued leadership efforts with the ENOC Energy & Resource Management Programme.

Before joining ENOC, Al Falasi worked with ZADCO as Deputy General Manager and served as a member of the National Marine Service (NMS) Board of Directors. Prior to that, Al Falasi worked with the ADNOC Group of companies where he successfully executed multiple full field development plans for the largest oil fields in Abu Dhabi.

Al Falasi is the CEO of Dragon Oil, Chairman of Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), as well as a board member of Supreme Council of Energy and the Green Energy Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana Tech, USA.

Dr Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

Topic: State of the Oil & Gas Markets

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.

Dr. Fesharaki 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. Joined the East-West Center in 1979 and was a Senior Fellow leading energy-related research till end 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)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, 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. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. 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.

Two Special Addresses at MPGC 2017

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN'S CRYSTAL BALL

Chairman, FGE

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. FGE is a leading consulting group focusing on the oil and gas markets East of the Suez, Europe, and the United States, with offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Tehran, Dubai, Honolulu, California, Beijing, and Mumbai. FGE was incorporated as Fesharaki Associates Consulting & Technical Services (FACTS), Inc. in 1984 by Dr. Fesharaki. 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.

Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England. He then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He joined East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades. In addition, Dr. Fesharaki is the author of more than 500 papers and has authored or edited over thirty books and monographs.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, he has been a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), the key professional organization representing over 3,900 energy economists in more than 85 countries.

In 1995, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, he was appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and was re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) Board of Directors. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. Dr. Fesharaki 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.

Mr. Harold Hamm

U.S. Tight Oil Production: Where We are Heading

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Continental Resources Inc., USA

Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Harold Hamm was the last of 13 children born to sharecroppers. He went to work in the oil fields as a teenager and established Continental Resources in 1967 at the age of 21. He built a grassroots startup into an NYSE-traded, Top 10 oil producer in the U.S. Lower 48. As a voice for America’s oil and natural gas industry, he’s on a mission to help make America energy independent within the next decade.

In addition to his role as Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources, Mr. Hamm co-founded and serves as Chairman of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, which aims to preserve the millions of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenues generated by onshore drilling and production activities within the United States. Through his work with DEPA, Mr. Hamm is widely recognized as the man who led the charge to lift America’s 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports, a feat that will lower U.S. gasoline prices by up to 13 cents a gallon, create 400,000 American jobs a year, increase GDP by 1%, and ensure America and our allies are never again held hostage by dictatorial regimes.

Mr. Hamm’s industry leadership also includes serving as past Chairman and present board member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, as a founding board member of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, and as past president of the National Stripper Well Association.

Distinguished Speakers Include

Mr. Eelco Hoekstra

Chairman Executive Board & CEO, Royal Vopak, The Netherlands

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Changing Role of Marine Storage Infrastructure in the Energy Transition (1 May 2017)

Mr. Sanjiv Singh

Director (Refineries), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Indian Refining Outlook – Opportunities and Challenges (1 May 2017)

Mr. Colin Parfitt

President, Chevron Supply & Trading

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TRADING
When Markets Collide (1 May 2017)

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
2017 – A Year of Opportunity, Uncertainty, and Risk (2 May 2017)

Mr. Bakheet Shabib Al-Rashidi

CEO & President of Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Global Refining and Integrated Petrochemicals - Challenges & Opportunities (1 May 2017)

Mr. Hesham Ali Mustafa

Executive Director, Group Strategy & New Business Development, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

Chairperson:
PLENARY SESSION 1: Global & Middle East Geopolitics & Economics (1 May 2017)

Mr. Dave Ernsberger

Global Head of Energy Pricing & Co-Head of Content, S&P Global Platts

Mr. Hashem Al Refaei

Business Integration & Performance Unit Manager, Sales & Marketing Directorate, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

Chairperson:
PLENARY SESSION 5: Petroleum Products and Refining (2 May 2017)

Benefits of Attending this Conference

  • Listen to over 40 presentations by oil and gas market experts, global visionaries and senior decision makers with the largest strategic insights, in-depth discussions, exchange of perspectives on key issues and knowledge sharing.
  • Be part of the MPGC Community by connecting and engaging with the world’s leading energy professionals.
  • Engage with a premium audience from over 50 countries expected to attend.
  • Expand your connections and network with the MPGC Community from MPGC Week 2017 partner events, with nearly 40 hours of continuous networking time in one location over one week.

MPGC Week Events

Event 1

Middle East Petroleum Insiders

Event 2

Pre Conference Workshop- Asphalt Mixture Design Methods in the Middle East

Event 3

Middle East Bitumen/Asphalt 2017

Event 4

Global Finished Lubricants Value Chain

Event 5

Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2017

Event 6

Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference

Event 7

Middle East Gas Insiders

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  • High quality networking opportunities

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MPGC-MEB 2017 Exhibition

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Testimonials

MPGC 2017 News Release

GLOBAL ENERGY PERSONALITIES AT THE 25TH ANNUAL MPGC 2017


The 25th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC 2017) to be held in Dubai, UAE from April 30 – May 2, 2017 is rapidly gathering steam with Ministers, super major CEOs, oil company senior management and other industry heavy-weights all joining as speakers, even as the global oil markets contend with volatility in prices and demand.  More than 400 delegates are expected at MPGC 2017 and 650 for MPGC Week events being held from April 29 to May 4. Read more….

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