16-17 April 2018
Summit Day One
Monday 16th April
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07:30 - 08:30
Registration & Welcome Breakfast
08:30 - 09:45
Keynote Session: Welcome Addresses
09:45 - 11:00
SESSION 1: The Future Outlook: Opportunities & Challenges for the Energy Industry
Sami IskanderExecutive Vice President, Upstream Joint VenturesShell
Khalid M. AbuleifSustainability Advisor to the Minister and Chief Negotiator for climate Change Agreements Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia
- Market review: The Evolving Face of the Middle East Oil & Gas Industry
- An industry in transformation: How can we need to adapt to mitigate future uncertainty?
- The future now: to what degree do next generation renewable technologies represent a viable solution to reduced fossil fuel reliance in the region?
- What are the future opportunities and challenges?
- What is the impact of disruptive technologies in the industry?
- The role of technology in driving down costs
- What is the role of energy producing nations in meeting the challenge of climate change?
- How are Governments in the region working with each other and business to achieve climate change goals? What initiatives are being developed?
11:30 - 12:30
SESSION 2: How Can the Region Maintain Our Role as a Reliable Supplier of Energy to the World?
Omar SalehDirector, Manufacturing & ResourcesMicrosoft Middle East & Africa
May AlzankiDirector of Sales & Business DevelopmentGlassPoint Solar Kuwait
- Adapting to change and strategies for maintaining a competitive edge and market share
- Oversupply vs market share: striking the right balance. How important is the quality of crude supply?
- Maintaining crude oil’s position against competing energy sources including shale oil
- Leveraging the resource base to deliver reliable and secure supply to global customers
- Marketing strategies to protect customers and suppliers; partnership opportunities, terms of payment
- The role of renewables in making the Middle East a reliable supplier of energy
12:30 - 13:30
SESSION 3: Industry Partnerships: Government, NOCs and IOCs
Dean BellPresident - Well Construction Weatherford International
- What role do IOCs play in the upstream sector?
- Is it time for a rethink of IOC/government engagement in the region?
- How do the IOCs differ from oil field services providers in terms of offering?
- How do we achieve assurances for investment coordination?
- What role can these partnerships take in developing the solar sector? How can this then benefit Kuwait and the region?
- Case studies Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) from China /Mexico/Oman
13:30 - 14:45
Official Kuwait Oil & Gas Summit Networking Lunch
Close of Kuwait Oil & Gas Summit Day One