Assessing the impact of an eventful year on the industry’s future

Next month the Energy Institute (EI) will host International Petroleum (IP) Week 2017 in London. This year’s event will assess the future impact of the UK vote to leave the European Union, the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change and Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency, on the global oil and gas sector
Industry-specific issues such as oil prices remaining low and OPEC’s production cuts and changes within OPEC, Russia and the unconventionals in the supply equation will also be debated along with the further political and economic milestones that lie ahead.
“IP Week 2017 will address some critical issues and trends for our industry,” said Raphael Vermeir CBE FEI, chairman, IP Week Programme Board.
“In particular, we are keen to address the question: who and what really affects our industry? So we will not only hear from NOCs, IOCs, independents but also trading houses and financial experts, as well as regulators and government leaders.”
Over the three days of conferences, roundtables and social events, delegates will receive insights from distinguished figures inclduing OPEC’s secretary general, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo and Dr Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) together with leaders from many major oil and gas operators such as Rosneft and the Emirates National Oil Company.
Patrick Pouyanné, the chairman and CEO of Total will address guests at the IP Week dinner on 23 February.
“This year will be of particular interest considering the significant events of the past few months,” said Louise Kingham OBE FEI, EI’s chief executive.
“We are entering a new era in international relations and trade, and IP Week 2017 will represent a particularly valuable opportunity to gauge the mood and expectations of the oil and gas industry in these challenging times.”