The 28th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference
15 – 17 November 2020 | Virtual Edition


28th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC 2020) Goes Virtual

  • Official Opening and Ministerial Address by His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Co-Chairs Welcome by Dr. Dawood Nassif, Chairman & Chief Executive of Bapco and Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman of FGE.
  • Star-studded panel of more than 30 other speakers comprising Global visionaries, CEOs of NOCS/IOCS, super majors, trading giants, leading Wall Street analysts, and industry experts from over 20 countries.
  • MPGC 2020 Virtual to kick off with an All-Day Pre-MPGC Global Virtual Networking on November 15, with sessions following on November 16-17 from 10:00hrs to16:00hrs Bahrain time (GMT +3).


The 28th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC 2020), organized by Conference Connection and co-hosted by The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA) and nogaholding, under the Patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain will take place as a virtual conference from 15-17 November 2020.


Commenting on Bapco’s role as host of the virtual event, Dr. Dawood Nassif said, “Bapco, NOGA and nogaholding are very pleased to host, sponsor and give our support to MPGC 2020 Virtual on the occasion of its 28th Anniversary. The oil and gas sector is still the main contributor to the national economy of the Gulf region and this conference will discuss the new challenges and opportunities in this vital sector post pandemic. We are committed to the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030 and the conference will serve as the perfect platform for promoting our vision to provide the major investments in the country. Our support of the virtual event reinforces our commitment to further develop the Middle East oil and gas industry”.


Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman of FGE, a leading oil industry consultancy on the Middle East and Asia said, “MPGC 2020 brings to the industry a mix of insightful comments about the Global Oil and Gas Markets together with key issues impacting the Middle East industry from geopolitics to crude oil production, refining and petrochemicals to the key financial issues surrounding the oil markets. Yet again MPGC 2020 reiterates the commitment of the organizers to deliver the highest quality of content at the conference”.


Added a spokesperson from the organisers, “The holding of MPGC 2020 Virtual will maintain the un-interrupted series of this iconic event, supporting the vibrant, global MPGC community with the twin pillars of information exchange and networking. Offering live and pre-recorded sessions, AI matching, a dedicated preMPGC 2020 networking day, with 1-2-1 and group meetings interspersed with conference sessions. The virtual platform is rapidly gathering steam with strong support from speakers, sponsors, hosts and partners and will deliver a valuable opportunity for debate, dialogue and discussion as well as seventeen (17) hours of networking time for the crude, product, refining and storage markets”.


MPGC 2020 Virtual will convene under the theme “The Middle East Oil & Gas Markets: Vision 2020 and Beyond” with curated content to deliver the latest insights into the continuing uncertainty faced by the global oil markets. The relationship between OPEC, US oil production and the geopolitical landscape in the Middle East grappling with the devastating impact of COVID-19 and the post IMO 2020 market dynamics on demand, refining margins and efficiency metrics, quality and pricing of HSFO, VLSFO and MGO, will underscore the virtual discussion at MPGC 2020.


Ten virtual sessions spread over November 16-17, will examine crude and product trade, the LNG and refining sectors, oil storage, shipping and digitalization, offering data, cutting edge analysis, solutions, for stability and sustainability for the global and Middle East oil and gas markets challenged by shifts in fundamentals and the pandemic.


MPGC 2020 Virtual will be inaugurated by His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain. The opening will also feature Keynote Dialogues with Mr. Thomas Waymel, President Trading & Shipping, TOTSA Total Oil Trading, and Mr. Mike Muller, Head of Trading, Vitol Asia, Mr. Philippe Khoury, Executive Vice President, Trading & Sales, ADNOC and Mr. Niek den Hollander, Chief Executive Officer, Uniper SE.


Also supporting the virtual event will be key players in the refining, crude and LNG trading markets including Mr. Miguel Paradinas Márquez, Deputy CEO, Technidas Reunidas, Mr. Marco Villa, President Operations, Technip Energies, Technip FMC, Mr. Michael Spitzbart, Vice President, Crude & Risk Management, OMV Downstream GmbH, with the global oil markets top analysts including Dr. Edward Morse, Global Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup, Dr. Paul Horsnell, Head of Commodities Research, Standard Chartered and Mr. Harry Tchilinguirian, Head of Commodity Research & Senior Oil Analyst, Markets 360 – BNP Paribas. Adding on the agenda, key players from the Arab NOCs including Mr. Khalid Buhazza, General Manager Marketing, Bapco, Mr. Siavash Alishahpour, Managing Director, VTTI Fujairah Terminals Ltd, Mr. Abdulaziz Al Attar, Team Leader Market Research, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and Capt. Salem Al Hamoudi, Director, Fujairah Oil Industry Zone.


Supporting the panel of speakers at the virtual events are session chairs and members of the MPGC International Advisory Committee including, Eng. Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive, Bapco, Mr. Hesham Al Refaei, Advisor, Supply, Trading and Marketing, ADNOC, Mr. Dave Ernsberger, Global Head of Commodities Pricing, S&P Global Platts and Mr. John Roper, CEO Middle East, Uniper Global Commodities, S.E.


MPGC 2020 Virtual enjoys strong industry support from sponsors including BAPCO, BGN, ICE, Kpler, TechnipFMC, Technidas Reunidas, Samsung Engineering, S&P Global Platts and Vitol.


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28 September 2020

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