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Argus Middle East Crude 2014

Please note that this agenda is subject to change.

 7 May 2014 | Wednesday
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:30

Official Opening and Introduction by the Chairman

An Overview of the Oil Scene: Market Dynamics and the Challenge of Oversupply

Dr. Leo Drollas, Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies

Session 1: Security of Supply Strikes Back - Global Refiners Look to the Middle East

09:30 - 10:00

Fujairah Pipeline and its Impact on the Security of Crude Oil Supply

Mubarak Al-Ketbi
, Deputy Director – Marketing and Refining Directorate, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

10:00 - 10:30 Evaluating the Impact of Changing Trade Flows in the Crude Oil Market

J. Rajaraman, Senior Vice President; Head -­ Crude Oil & Feedstocks Trading & Operations, 
Reliance Industries Limited
10:30 - 11:00 Current Oil Market Evaluation: a Kuwaiti View on Challenges and Opportunities

Abdulaziz Al-Attar, Team Leader, International Market, Crude Oil Department, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
11:00 - 11:30 Networking Refreshments
11:30 - 12:00 Iraq's Strategic Trajectory: Crude Export Plans and Infrastructure Constraint

Dr. Jennifer Coolidge,
Executive Director, CMX Caspian and Gulf Consultants
12:00 - 12:30 Basrah Light as an Alternative to Iranian Crude: How Will the Supply Balance Evolve With Iran’s Potential Return to the Market?

Rakesh Mehra,
Executive Director - International Trade and Risk Management, Bharat Petroleum
12:30 - 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION:
Post-Sanctions Iran: A Highlight on New Investment Opportunities and Impact on Regional Supply/Demand

  • The role of IOCs in rebuilding Iranian output amidst political scrutiny
  • Trading opportunities following the lifting of sanctions in Iran
  • Competition with Saudi, Kuwaiti & Iraqi barrels
Rakesh Mehra, Executive Director - International Trade and Risk Management, Bharat Petroleum
Ekaterina Grushevenko,
Senior Expert, Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS)
Johannes Benigni,
Director, JBC Asia
13:00 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

Session 2: The Mideast Gulf's Pivotol Role in a Supply Diversification Era

14:30 - 15:00

The Impact of Changing Dynamics on Crude Pricing:

Trading Activity and Shift towards the Middle East and Asia, China’s Move to Sustainable Growth and Developments in Crude Oil Pricing and Benchmarks

Christopher Fix, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Mercantile Exchange
15:00 - 15:30 The Quest for the Mediterranean Crude Market: Russia vs. OPEC

Johannes Benigni, Director, JBC Asia
15:30-16:00 North America -Importance of Captive Markets and Impact on the Middle East

Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP -Crude Middle East and Asia-Pacific, Argus
16:00

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

End of Conference

For speaking opportunities, please contact Jinanda Sheth

phone icon +971 55 885 9309
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