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Energy Industry CEOs, Policy-Makers, Financiers And Eexperts To Speak At 37Th Oil & Money Conference

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Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, ExxonMobil’s Rex W. Tillerson, BP’s Bob Dudley and Chevron’s John Watson among the important influencers convening in London on October 18-19, 2016

LONDON, AUGUST 31, 2016 – The New York Times and Energy Intelligence announced today the line-up of industry leaders and experts who will convene at the leading energy industry conference Oil & Money in London this October 18-19.

The 37th Oil & Money conference will assemble the most significant and influential senior energy sector executives to exchange insights and discuss strategies aimed at addressing the most pressing challenges facing the petroleum and natural gas industry. This year’s agenda will cover issues including the US upstream revolution, financing energy projects in a low oil price world, and the impact of last December’s COP21 agreement.

The latest speaker line-up includes:


  • His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; chairman of the board of directors, Saudi Aramco
  • His Excellency Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, secretary-general, Opec
  • Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency
  • Andy Brown, upstream director, Shell International Exploration & Production
  • Bob Dudley, group chief executive, BP
  • Ryan Lance, chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips
  • Patrick Pouyanné, chairman of the board and CEO, Total
  • Eldar Sætre, president and CEO, Statoil
  • Igor Sechin, CEO, chairman of the management board, deputy chairman of the board of directors, Rosneft
  • Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil
  • John Watson, chairman of the board and CEO, Chevron Corporation


  • Sadad Al-Husseini, president, Husseini Energy Company
  • Fahad M. Alturki, chief economist and head of research, Jadwa Investment
  • Frédéric Barnaud, executive director, global LNG, oil & shipping, Gazprom Marketing and Trading
  • Kamel Ben Naceur, director for sustainability, technology and outlooks, International Energy Agency
  • Deborah Byers, US oil & gas leader and managing partner - Houston, Ernst & Young
  • Lance Crist, global head of natural resources, International Finance Corporation
  • Alastair Crooke, director and founder, Conflicts Forum
  • Marco Dunand, CEO, Mercuria Energy Group
  • Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Weatherford International
  • David Foley, CEO, Blackstone Energy Partners
  • Ambassador Chas W. Freeman Jr, chairman of the board, Projects International
  • Peter Gaw, managing director, global head oil and gas, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Andrew Gould, board director, Saudi Aramco
  • John B. Hess, CEO, Hess Corporation
  • David Hewitt, managing director, equity research division and co-head of global oil and gas research, Credit Suisse
  • Paul Horsnell, head of commodities research, Standard Chartered
  • Didier Houssin, chairman and CEO, IFP Energies Nouvelles
  • Fyodor Lukyanov, chairman, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Moscow
  • Bob Maguire, managing director, The Carlyle Group
  • Ali Moshiri, president, Africa and Latin America E&P, Chevron
  • Julian Mylchreest, global head, energy and power, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Dawood Nassif, board director, The Bahrain Petroleum Company
  • Jan Prins, independent consultant, Infrastructure and Energy Finance
  • Dave Pursell, managing director, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • Scott Sheffield, chairman and CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Lorenzo Simonelli, president and CEO, GE Oil & Gas
  • Charif Souki, director and chairman of the board, Tellurian Investments
  • Ian R. Taylor, president and CEO, Vitol Group
  • Harry Tchilinguirian, global head of commodity markets strategy, BNP Paribas
  • Torbjörn Törnqvist, CEO, Gunvor Group
  • Malcolm M. Turner, chairman, Turner Mason & Co.
  • Marcel van Poecke, chairman, AtlasInvest
  • Colin Welsh, head of international energy investment banking, Simmons & Company International, Piper Jaffray

The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia, HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, is this year’s winner of the 2016 Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year. The award will be presented to him by Rex W. Tillerson, the 2015 award winner, at a gala dinner in his honor on the evening of October 18.

The Oil & Money conference is supported by sponsors Chevron, Rosneft Oil Company, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Sonangol, Gunvor S.A., Saudi Aramco, Dynamic Energy Services International LLC, ExxonMobil Corporation, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Total, Weatherford International PLC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ConocoPhilips, First Reserve International Limited, The Carlyle Group, Oranje-Nassau Energie B.V., LUKOIL International Services B.C., Dubai Branch. The conference speakers and full agenda can be viewed at Keep up to date with the event and energy stories hitting the headlines on Twitter @oilandmoney or join the conversation using the hashtag #OM2016.

Contact: Christopher Kang, +44 (0)207 061 3525,

Notes to editors Media accreditation for the Oil & Money 2016 conference is currently open. Accreditation requests must be submitted to by Friday, September 30. Please note that availability of press passes is limited and there will be no on-site accreditation. All accreditation requests are subject to final confirmation by Energy Intelligence and The New York Times.

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