Petroleum: An Engine for Global Development 3–4 June 2015 Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria

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Petroleum: An Engine for Global Development
3–4 June 2015
Hofburg Palace
Vienna, Austria
Draft Programme
Session I: Global Energy Outlooks
– Present the recent trends and energy outlooks
– Analyze the challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry
– Review key global and regional energy developments
• HE Ali I Naimi
Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
Keynote Speaker:
• HE Rafael Ramirez
Minister of Popular Power of Foreign Affairs, Venezuela
• HE Abdalla Salem El-Badri
Secretary General, OPEC
• HE Miguel Arias Canete*
Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, EU
• HE Maria van der Hoeven
Executive Director, IEA
• Rex Tillerson
CEO, ExxonMobil
Session II: Oil Market Stability
– Discuss the importance of co-operation in stabilizing the world oil market
– Debate on the role of interaction between physical and financial markets
– Address the strengthening of consumer-producer dialogue
• HE Bijan Namdar Zangeneh*
Minister of Petroleum, IR Iran
Keynote Speaker:
• HE Diezani Alison-Madueke*
Minister of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
• HE Adil Abd Al-Mahdi
Minister of Oil, Iraq
• HE Dharmendra Pradhan*
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India
• HE Dr Aldo Flores-Quiroga
Secretary General, IEF
• Patrick Pouyanné
CEO, Total
• HE Urban Rusnák
Secretary General, Energy Charter Secretariat2
Session III: Production Capacity and Investment
– Assess how capacity expansion and investments are managed
– Discuss trends in demand as a determinant of oil upstream investment
– Review prospects for enhancing collaboration between NOCs and IOCs
• HE Youcef Yousfi
Minister of Energy, Algeria
Keynote Speaker:
• HE José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos
Minister of Petroleum, Angola
• Minister of Oil & Gas, Libya*
• HE Alexander Valentinovich Novak
Minister of Energy, Russia
• Fu Chengyu*
CEO, Sinopec
• Claudio Descalzi
• John S. Watson
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chevron Corporation
Session IV: Technology and the Environment
– Present an overview of technology advancements supporting the oil industry
– Elaborate upon the role of multilateralism and developments in addressing
climate change
– Evaluate emerging technologies in the transportation sector
• HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei
Minister of Energy, UAE
Keynote Speaker:
• HE Pedro Merizalde-Pavón
Minister of Non-Renewable Natural Resources, Ecuador
• HE Dr Ali Saleh Al-Omair
Minister of Oil, Kuwait
• Ryan Lance*
CEO, ConocoPhillips
• Paal Kibsgaard
CEO, Schlumberger3
• Ben van Beurden
CEO, Shell
• Markus Mitteregger
CEO, Rohöl-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft
Session V: Panel Discussion
Prospects for the World Economy
– Identify the challenges to the world economy and its impact on the oil market
– Analyze the evolving paradigm in reconciling economic growth and regulations
– Review world efforts on energy poverty eradication
• HE Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada*
Minister of Energy & Industry, Qatar
• HE Suleiman J. Al-Herbish
Director General, OFID
• HE Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli
Secretary General, GECF
• Dr John Lipsky*
Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
• Dr Thomas Helbling*
Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, IMF
• Paulo de Sa
Practice Manager of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank
* To be confirmed.

Sources: OPEC


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