Petroleum Economist Events

New Modes of Cooperation in the Gulf

A Petroleum Economist hydrocarbons strategy forum
21 January 2015, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Co-hosted by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the forum will provide a platform to discuss emerging trends in hydrocarbon production and use in the region, explore how governments are using the sector to diversify and develop their wider economies, and look at how IOCs, NOCs and Gulf states cooperate across the sector.

This forum is invitation only and free to attend for qualifying delegates. 

Industry Events

Ethylene Middle East Technology Conference (EMET) 2014

19-21 October 2014
Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain

Ethylene Middle East Technology Conference (EMET) 2014 will bring together experts from all over the world to share practical experiences, innovative ideas & strategies for reducing costs, maximizing return and value creation on issues related to planning, design, operation and maintenance. The conference theme is “Meeting Technical Challenges in the Ethylene Industry through Efficient & Sustainable Technology”.

EMET takes place from 19th – 21st October 2014 at the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain, and important topics to be addressed in both keynote and technical sessions at EMET 2014 will include: Operational efficiency & sustainability, Process Safety, Maintenance & Reliability, Feedstock Availability and Challenges with Emerging Resources, Latest trends in Design, Engineering & Construction (EPC), Latest Developments in Olefin Production Technologies and Catalysts for Increased Product Yield, and Improving Process Performance of Ethylene Crackers.

Please visit for further information. 

FT European Gas Summit

New Gas Supplies for Europe: Feast or Famine?
23 October 2014

The FT European Gas Summit brings together leading and aspiring gas suppliers from around the globe, as well as energy industry experts, commentators and government decision makers to review the potential barriers to new gas supplies for Europe, and the impact on the region’s economic competitiveness. The summit will be chaired by Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times.

Speakers confirmed include:

Dick Benschop, President, Gas Market Development, Shell
Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
Sam Laidlaw, Chief Executive Officer, Centrica
Eldar Sætre, EVP Marketing, Processing and Renewable Energy, Statoil
Philippe Sauquet, Chief Executive Officer, TOTAL Gas & Power
Andriy Kobolyev, Chief Executive Officer, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine
Ivo Josipović, President, Republic of Croatia
Yuri Shafranik, Chairman of the Board, Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia

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Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 

27 October – 31 October 2014
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

The 7th annual SIEW 2014 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. Organised by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) since 2008, SIEW has developed over the years into a leading forum for discussing energy issues in Asia.

Themed “Building Energy Connections”, SIEW 2014 reflects how global and regional integration of energy networks hold the potential to positively shape our energy future, and how economies and energy markets are becoming increasingly interconnected. Key energy thought leaders set to share their insights at SIEW include: Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ); Peter Schwartz, futurist and co-founder of the Global Business Network; and Anthony Jude, Senior Adviser and Practice Lead (Energy) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

SIEW brings together a robust line-up of world's leading conferences, exhibitions, roundtables and networking events to provide insights and perspectives on the emerging trends and innovations across the energy spectrum. These include the Singapore Energy Summit, the Asian Energy Financial and Investment Conference, the European Union Business Avenues Clean Technologies 2014, Downstream & Petrochemical Asia, the Gas Asia Summit, RE@SIEW and Platts Top 250 Asia Awards Dinner.

SIEW 2014 will also provide a space for students and youths to share their views and perspectives on energy issues with events like ‘In Dialogue with Youth’ and the Youth Energy Showcase.

Registration is now open for SIEW 2014 at, with limited early registration discounts of up to S$700. SIEW 2014 will be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, from 27 to 31 October 2014.

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21st Africa Oil Week 2014

3 – 7 November 2014
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

Global Pacific & Partners invite you to their globally recognised Africa Oil Week Conference.
Over 1,600 Delegates from Six Continents attended in 2013 with over 100 Presentations made during the Week, and over 140 Exhibitors, plus with numerous Ministers, Government Delegations in attendance and many State Firms, National Oil Companies and Officials on the Speaker Program, plus with special Corporate Showcase break-away sessions and a suite of PetroAfricanus Insiders Panels to enhance exposure, provide insights on technologies, key industry themes and offer discussion Panels for interface between the worldwide industry and Governments/Stakeholders.

Contact Details:

Babette van Gessel:, tel: +31 703246154
Sponsor: Amanda Wellbeloved:, tel: + 27 11 8807052
Exhibition: Sonika Greyvenstein:, tel: + 27 11 8807052

World Gas Conference (WGCPARIS2015)

1-5 June 2015

The 26th World Gas Conference (WGCPARIS2015), owned by the International Gas Union is the largest and most prestigious conference in the global gas industry calendar bringing together leading industry players.

Next June, Paris will welcome over 4,000 senior delegates from 600 global companies and thousands of trade visitors who will explore the 45,000 sqm large exhibition. An impressive line-up of some 500 high level industry experts will present their views and findings of key industry trends and developments.

The breadth of the World Gas Conference programme really makes it stand out from other leading industry events. Delegates can look forward to some 70 conference sessions with topics spanning across the whole gas value chain. There will be key emphasis on addressing issues such as enhancing the role of gas for sustainable development and balancing the needs of all stakeholders, whilst improving availability of gas and access to markets.

Numerous social and technical networking events have been organised for delegates to grow their global network, showcase their findings and build strong partnerships. Delegates can look forward to the Welcome Gala evening held at the famous Grand Palais, a golf tournament attended by key business players and numerous technical and social tours presenting ideal networking opportunities in a relaxed environment.

With major and exciting developments taking place in the gas industry, WGCPARIS2015 will welcome the energy community to this milestone event which will showcase the best of what the industry has to offer.

  • Register as a delegate online: Early Bird Discount is now available until 16 January
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Middle East Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC)

15-17 September 2015
Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

The Middle East Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC) is the definitive event for process engineering; in today’s busy world the event brings together the international business community to one business hub place to make the most effective use of your time. It is not just a place where you can experience groundbreaking technology and listen to industry leaders, it is an environment designed for the exchange of ideas between you and your peers. By sharing experience and expertise, best practice can be adopted worldwide to optimise the future of process engineering. MEPEC is the unique meeting place for discovery, process engineering and route to market professionals to meet, share and drive an efficient, safe and profitable industry.

MEPEC will welcome thousands of visitors to the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre between 15th – 17th September 2015. The Conference Theme is ‘Delivering Energy Efficiency through Innovation and Value Creation’, and topics will include: Innovative Process Control and Optimization, Development of Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources, Advances in Plant Simulation and Design, Latest Technologies in Clean Fuels and Energy Efficiency.

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Gastech Singapore 2015

27-30 October 2015
Singapore EXPO

Gastech Conference & Exhibition is the leading event for the international oil & gas industry and a global meeting place for energy professionals working in the natural gas cycle.

Gastech attracts over 20,000 attendees commercial and technical trade visitors, 500 trade exhibitors, 250 C-Level executives and 2,000 conference delegates.
Our industry leading conference delivers informative and interactive sessions focussing on the key commercial and technical issues affecting the industry.
The exhibition hosts the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs) showcasing the best examples of technology in action and also its commercial implications.
Our various functions and dedicated industry programmes will ensure you have numerous opportunities to network during the four day events.

By bringing Gastech to Singapore for the very first time, the natural gas and LNG industries finally connect at the heart of South East Asia’s energy epicentre – at a crucial time in the state’s development plans to become a leading energy hub. Gastech is the event at which the gas industry networks and does business.

For more information contact Simon Ford on +44 (0)20 3772 6091 or email  



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