In-Person Briefing - 18-19 May, 2022
Due to recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, FGE has made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming Middle East Petroleum and Gas Briefings due to originally take place this month. We apologise for any inconveniences caused by the postponement and hope that you are able to attend this coming May.
FGE is delighted to announce that our highly valued 28th Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing will be taking place in Bahrain early next year. The global COVID-19 pandemic has meant a gap of almost 20 months since we were last able to host an in-person briefing, so we are thrilled to be scheduling dates for our next face-to-face events.
FGE's 15th Middle East Gas Insiders (MGI) Briefing 2022 will be taking place on 15 May, 2022. Please click here for further details.
More than 18 months on from the first COVID-19 lockdowns new COVID variants and renewed lockdowns and movement restrictions are keeping the global oil demand growth recovery in check. Partly because of this, OPEC+ faces challenges maintaining its recent agreement to increase production into 2022, contributing to a significant amount of market uncertainty on the likely trajectory of inventories and prices over the next 6-12 months.
Next year's in-person event, the first since February 2020, will focus on the new set of post-pandemic dynamics in the global oil market; it will assess OPEC+'s ongoing plans to manage price/supply; and will use more than a year of data to analyse how government policies and industry responses will impact supply and demand in the future.
Both the upstream and downstream will be covered at the Briefing, providing detailed regional perspectives on production, demand, refining capacity and utilization, with a focus on implications for the Middle East's role in the rapidly changing international products trade landscape.
Among the questions to be addressed at the 28th Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing will be:
- What is the outlook for the Middle East’s upstream and downstream sectors?
- Will planned Middle Eastern refinery investments in overseas demand centres survive the COVID-19-related storm?
- How will the Middle East’s crude and products exports fare in this new environment?
- What is the outlook for Chinese crude imports and products exports?
- When will unsanctioned Iranian crude exports return to the market, and at what level?
- How will the push for carbon neutrality affect the oil industry?
- For the full agenda please download our brochure