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Executive Plenary Sessions

Sunday, 11 November

Hall A

The global demand for energy continues to grow rapidly and it is the responsibility of the oil and gas industry to meet this demand in a safe, sustainable and economic manner. The key to delivering sustainable energy growth is to mobilise our people and our collective knowledge to create innovative solutions to the challenges presented to our industry whether they are derived from technical, economic or human factors.

The Executive Plenary Sessions feature senior representatives from the international oil and gas industry who will discuss the vital elements contributing to sustainable energy growth and share insights on how their organisations are tackling these issues. How can innovation in exploration and development increase production? How can we best share skills and transfer knowledge? How can we as an industry exploit opportunities in a responsible and efficient fashion?

(1330 – 1530 hours)

Executive Plenary Session: Strategy and Vision - Growth and Sustainability

Moderator: Ali Al Jarwan, Chief Executive Officer, ADMA-OPCO


  • Antonio Costa Silva, Chairman of the Management Commission, Partex Oil and Gas
  • Andrew P. Swiger, Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Robert (Bob) Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP
  • Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer, Total
  • Sami F. Al-Rushaid, Chairman and Managing Director, Kuwait Oil Company

(1600 – 1800 hours)

Executive Plenary Session: Strategy and Vision - Technology Deployment

Join us at this high level gathering to hear the international industry leaders share best practice, debate the issues and reveal innovation solutions.

Moderators: Qasem Al Kayoumi, Manager, Offshore Division, ADNOC and Ray Mitro, Vice President, ZADCO


  • Ashok Belani, Executive Vice President Technology, Schlumberger
  • Peter Fontana, Chief Operating Officer, Weatherford
  • Hirobumi Kawano, President, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
  • Matthias Bichsel, Executive Director Projects and Technology, Shell
  • Mohammad Husain, President and Chief Executive Officer, Equate