27th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

Middle East Oil and Gas: Geopolitics and Volatility

Location: Dubai, UAE

Venue: InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE (Check The Map)

Starts: 07 Apr 2019

Ends: 09 Apr 2019

Type: Conference

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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

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 edition of the series will address the continuing volatility and supply uncertainty faced by the global oil markets in the relationship between OPEC, US Oil production and recent sanctions. Volatile crude prices, changes in the structure of LNG markets, the dramatic rise in products trade, impact of the 2020 global sulphur cap, with the forecasts of a super cycle in refining, will continue to provide us with opportunities for debate and discussion at a high level, as will the new trading partnership models of Middle East NOCs.


MPGC 2019 Sessions

  • Official Opening and Ministerial Addresses
  • Trading Keynotes
  • Trading, Pricing and Risk Management
  • MPGC Hard Talk
  • The MPGC All-Star Analysts
  • LNG Trading Outlook
  • LNG Medium and Short Term Outlook
  • Downstream and Refining Outlook

Count Down to MPGC 2019

7 April 2019 – Pre-Registration & Reception
8 – 9 April 2019 – Conference Sessions

Official Opening

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

Ministerial Addresses

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy

Minister for Oil and Gas
Sultanate of Oman

His Excellency Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy and Industry
for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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. Alan Haywood

Chief Executive Officer
BP Global Energy Trading

Mr. Thomas Waymel

President, Trading and Shipping
TOTSA Total Oil Trading SA

Mr. Keith Martin

Chief Executive Officer
Uniper Global Commodities SE

Mr. B. Anand

Chief Executive Officer
Nayara Energy, India

Confirmed Speakers Include:-

Mr. Hesham Ali Mustafa

Executive Director - Shared Services
Group Human Resources
& New Business Development
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), UAE

Mr. Mike Muller

Vitol Group, UK

Mr. Haitham Al-Ghais

Manager Market Research
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
OPEC Governor for Kuwait

Mr. Hashem Al Refaei

Advisor, Marketing, Supply & Trading
Marketing, Supply & Trading Directorate

Mr. John Roper

CEO Middle East
Uniper Global Commodities SE, UAE

Mr. Patrick Dugas

Vice President LNG Trading
Gas Division
Total Gas & Power Limited

Mr. Philippe Khoury

Executive Vice President
Trading & Sales, ADNOC

Dr. Dawood Nassif

Member of the Board
Kingdom of Bahrain

Dr. Edward L. Morse

Global Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup, USA

Dr. Jeffrey R. Currie

Global Head of
Commodities Research
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Dr. Paul Horsnell

Head of Commodities Research
Standard Chartered, UK

Mr. Harry Tchilinguirian

Head of Commodity Research
& Senior Oil Analyst
Markets 360 - BNP Paribas, UK

Mr. Hadi Hallouche

Head of Oil, Asia
Trafigura, Singapore

Mr. Dave Ernsberger

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

Dr. Jeff Brown


Dr. Jeff Brown, as President, leads FGE’s oil and gas consulting teams. He is based at our Asian headquarters in Singapore, working closely with FGE consultants in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Jeff re-joined FGE from JP Morgan where he was Executive Director, Global Commodities Research/Strategy, working closely with clients globally. He was a regularly featured speaker at JP Morgan events and published widely on energy markets. Aside from his previous management roles with FGE, Jeff also served as Senior Oil Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, where he was co-author of the monthly Oil Market Report. During this time, he developed the IEA’s short- to mid-term oil demand forecasting framework and led research examining oil/gas interfuel substitution. Before the IEA, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where his primary emphasis was LNG Markets East of Suez. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Economics.

Dr. Brown is the author of many articles in industry, economic, and policy journals and widely cited as an energy expert, including interviews with The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and appearances on news channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg. He delivers numerous speeches and conducts specialized briefings around the world each year. He also regularly leads commercial advisory services and projects focusing on downstream oil and LNG.

Ms. Carrie Eppelheimer

Vice President
Strategy & Marketing
UOP Honeywell, USA

Mr. Tarun Agarwal

Vice President
Crude Oil & Feedstock Trading
Reliance Industries Ltd., India

Mr. Simon James

VP Crude and Refining Optimization
Equinor, Norway

Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice Chairman
& Managing Director

Mr. Jorge Montepeque

Senior VP of Origination
ENI Trading & Shipping, UK

Mr. Amos J. Hochstein

Senior Vice President Marketing
Tellurian, Inc., USA

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