International Petroleum Week opens in four weeks' time

With crude oil prices falling below US$50 per bbl, slowing growth and increased supplies, International Petroleum (IP) Week 2015 opens at a time when focused discussions on the future of the oil and gas industry are fundamental. These developments are re-igniting interest in streamlining production to ensure a sustainable outlook for the oil and gas industry. The theme of this year's IP Week is 'Strategies for the changing oil and gas landscape' and the event will tackle this very issue.

The annual IP Week, organised by the Energy Institute (EI), is a strategic thought-leadership forum bringing together industry leaders to share knowledge, discuss challenges and promote good practice. The 2015 event will be held 10-12 February in London. 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.

IP Week speakers will 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, British Embassy Astana
  • Didier Casimiro, Vice President for Commerce and Logistics, Rosneft
  • Orlando Chacin, Executive Director of the East, PDVSA
  • 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 of Companies
  • Chen Weidong, Chief Energy Researcher, Policy Research Office, CNOOC
  • Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin, Councellor, International Affairs Research Director, Institute of Arctic Petroleum Technology, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

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.

Thanks go to this year’s gold sponsors for their support of IP Week – Ernst & Young, Horizon Energy, PDVSA, Phillips66, Platts, Rosneft and Standard Chartered Bank.

Registration will close on Monday 9 February 2015. Don’t miss your chance to join this timely event. For more information, please visit

Adapted from press release by Joe Green

Published on 13/01/2015

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