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DOHA: The Gulf Intelligence will co-host The 4th Doha Energy Forum with Maersk Oil Qatar at Texas A&M University here on March 5-6, 2013.
The two-day forum will explore how the global energy industry is adapting to a series of game-changers, including the ‘US shale revolution’ and the rise of independent energy companies, that could trigger the biggest transformation in the energy landscape since 1990s.
“Qatar is an important global energy hub and the Doha Energy Forum provides an excellent opportunity for industry representatives to discuss changes and developments in the local and global energy environment,” said Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Managing Director, Maersk Oil Qatar, which currently produces around one-third of Qatar’s daily oil production.
“Maersk Oil is a long-term partner with Qatar Petroleum and the State of Qatar and is therefore pleased to encourage on-going dialogue between industry peers to help share knowledge and ideas.”
Giving insight to the discussions ahead of the forum, Sean Evers, Managing Partner at Gulf Intelligence, said: “In the wake of $100 oil in recent years we are witnessing a new transformation in the energy industry, less defined perhaps than the takeovers of the 1990s, but potentially as dramatic. Supermajors are slimming down; independents are joining forces and pioneering exploration...”
The former two-time governor of Massachusetts, William Weld, who most recently was a senior energy advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, will give a keynote speech at the Forum entitled “US Energy Independence — Could it Change the World as We Know it?”
ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar Shell will lead a broad range of international companies attending the forum, alongside their counterparts from Qatar Petroleum and their joint venture companies.