IP Week 2018 to focus on the transition of global energy industry

ip week dinner 2The annual International Petroleum (IP) Week will be held in London from 20 – 22 February 2018

Organised by Energy Institute, IP Week aims to bring together high-level industry figures and important thinkers on energy.

According to the industry leaders, the event will help the oil and gas industry to navigate the global energy transition, as well as issues such operating in a lower price environment, the role of oil and gas in tackling climate change and the importance of staying ahead in technology and innovation.

More than 100 expert speakers from the most influential corporations including the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, BP, Shell, IEA, OPEC, Vitol, Total, ENI, Statoil and IBM are expected to attend the event.

As part of the event, the Energy Institute is expected to hold a MENA Energy Summit, where Khalid Al Falih, minister of energy, industry and mineral resources in Saudi Arabia, will be receiving the International Oil Diplomacy Person of the Year Award. This award celebrates the successful legacy of an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement in the advancement of the global oil industry, through helping affected people, companies or nations across the global energy industry.

Topics addressed in the summit include:

· GIQ interactive survey - Snap poll: outlook for the global energy industry in 2018?

· MENA lecture: What threat does pushing ISIS out of Syria present to major oil production companies across the Middle East?

· Geopolitics in the Mediterranean: Can energy diplomacy trump ancient rivalries?

· GCC feature interview: Nizar Al Adsani, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

· International leadership panel: How should Middle East producers navigate the new normal of global oil & gas trade flows – who are the winners and losers?

· Debate: poacher turned gamekeeper: “Will the US oil and gas exports steal market share from gulf producers in Asia?”

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