International Petroleum Week to grapple with oil industry issues at $50-barrel

Energy Institute logoWith crude oil prices falling below $50 per barrel, International Petroleum Week is being held  from 10-12 February in London –  at a time when focused discussions on the future of the oil and gas industry are increasingly vital.

The theme of this year’s IP Week is ‘Strategies for the changing oil and gas landscape’. Organised by the Energy Institute (EI) – the event is a strategic leadership forum bringing together industry leaders to share knowledge, discuss challenges and promote good practice.

A spokeswoman for the Energy Institute said: “The changing oil and gas landscape presents challenges and opportunities as companies navigate to find and exploit resources in a safe, economic and sustainable way.

“In addition to oil prices, factors such as the growth of energy demand in Asia, the rise of shale oil and gas production, the technological challenges of moving exploration further offshore, shifting refining needs, the rise in LNG supply and demand, the availability of finance, and not least environmental and safety considerations, all have strategic implications for companies and investors.”

Over the three days of conferences, roundtables and breakout sessions, participants will review the state of affairs with a new focus on the US and Latin America. The Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions will remain key areas of interest. Speakers include:

  • Marco Alverà, Chief Midstream Office, Eni
  • Andrew Austin, CEO, IGas Energy
  • Ben van Beurden, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Malcolm Brown, Executive Vice President, Exploration, BG Group
  • Dr Carolyn Browne, British Ambassador to Kazakhstan
  • Didier Casimiro, Vice President for Commerce and Logistics, Rosneft
  • Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP
  • Yves-Louis Darricarrère, President, Exploration & Production, Total
  • Dr Anthony Hayward HonFEI, Non-Executive Chairman, Glencore
  • Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
  • Ian Taylor FEI, Chief Executive Officer and President, Vitol Group
  • Chen Weidong, Chief Energy Researcher, Chinese National Oil Corporation
  • Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin, International Affairs Research Director, Institute of Arctic Petroleum Technology, Gubkin Russian State University

To register, and for more information: www.energyinst.org/ip-week

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