The role of gas in the transition to a lower carbon economy

Demand for natural gas for power generation and desalination is rising rapidly, forcing several Middle Eastern countries to import LNG at high cost. The recent discovery of a giant gas field by Saudi Arabia, a rush of new gas projects in the UAE, and the emergence of Egypt as a major gas producer may lead to greater gas self-sufficiency. Regional infrastructure integration projects have the potential to dramatically improve energy security.
  • H.E. Tarek El Molla – Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Gerald Schotman – EVP Joint Ventures, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Saji Sam – Partner , Oliver Wyman Group
  • H.E. Yury Sentyurin – Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
  • Majid Jafar – Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum
  • Fatema M. Al Nuaimi – Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) LNG
  • Olivier Le Peuch – Chief Executive Officer, Schlumberger Limited