27th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

Middle East Oil and Gas: Geopolitics and Potential Volatility

Location: Dubai, UAE

Venue: Dubai, UAE (Check The Map)

Starts: 08 Apr 2019

Ends: 09 Apr 2019

Type: Conference

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About MPGC

The iconic MPGC series, will be held in Dubai from 8-9 April 2019, hosted by the Emirates National Oil Company. After 26 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 27th annual event will gather 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 gear up to new challenges and opportunities created by strengthening prices.

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Under the Patronage of His Highness

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Opening Session on 8 April 2019

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Chairman of the Dubai
Supreme Council of Energy
President of Dubai Civil
Aviation Authority
Chairman & Chief Executive
of Emirates Group

His Excellency Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy

Minister of Oil and Gas
Sultanate of Oman

Conference Co-Chairmen

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki


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. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades.

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. 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. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy. Dr. Fesharaki has since been reappointed to the National Petroleum Council in April 2016 and June 2018. 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. He 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.

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.

Keynote Speakers Include:-

Mr. Nizar Al-Adsani

Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Nizar M. Al-Adsani, Chief Executive Officer with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

Has Bachelors in Science (Mechanical Engineering) from South Dakota State University.

Started with Kuwait Oil Company in 1984 as Engineer till November 1999 as General Superintendent.

Promoted as Manager Planning & Investment Coordination in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation till September 2004.

Promoted as Executive Director Business Administration in Khafji Joint Operations till November 2007.

In November 2007 promoted as Deputy Managing Director (KJO) in Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.

In October 2009 he was named as Chairman of Joint Operating Committee at (KJO).

In June 2011, joined KUFPEC in the role of Chairman & Managing Director and Board Member.

In May 2013, Joined Kuwait Petroleum Corporation as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Alan Haywood

Chief Executive Officer
BP Global Energy Trading
London, UK

Confirmed Speakers Include:-

Mr. Hesham Ali Mustafa

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

Mr. Mike Muller

Vitol Group, UK

Mr. Dave Ernsberger

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

Mr. John Roper

CEO, Middle East
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Dubai, UAE

Mr. Hashem Al Refaei

Marketing Strategy
& Performance Unit
Marketing & Sales Directorate
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Mr. Haitham Al-Ghais

Manager Market Research
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
OPEC Governor for Kuwait

Dr. Paul Horsnell

Head of Commodities Research
Standard Chartered
London, UK

Dr. Edward Morse

Global Head of Commodities
Citi Research
New York, USA

Sponsors Include:

MPGC 2018 Video Highlights

Key Issues Addressed at MPGC 2018

MPGC 2018 addressed the challenges faced by the oil and gas markets in a period of continuing uncertainty in the relationship between OPEC production cuts, US Oil production and crude oil prices. Simultaneously the markets are seeing healthy refining margins, a dramatic rise in Middle East product trade and flows, lower LNG spot and more attractive contract prices. The impact of the 2020 global sulphur cap, the impact of electric cars and and new trading partnership models between NOCs, IOCs and international trading companies, provided opportunities for debate and discussion at a high level.

Events co-located with Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week Events

6 – 11 April 2019

Event  26th Middle East Petroleum Insiders Briefing (MPI),  6 – 7 April 2019

Event 2  –  3-day Course on Production Sharing Contracts (PSC),  6 – 8 April 2019

Event 3  –  27th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC), 7 – 9 April 2019

Event 4 – 8th Annual Base Oils and Lubes Middle East Conference (BLM), 10-11 April 2019

Event 6 – 13th  Middle East Gas Insiders Briefing (MGI), 10 – 11 April 2019


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