The Kingdom of Bahrain is all set to host the 29th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC), the longest running annual oil and gas conference in the Middle East. MPGC will be held on January 24-25, 2022, under the Patronage of H.E. Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil for the Kingdom of Bahrain, co-hosted by The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and nogaholding.
With the change of its annual timing due to the pandemic, MPGC 2022 will return to its original first quarter scheduling and its place in the global oil industry’s annual calendar. After a successful virtual edition for the 28th Annual event in 2020, the MPGC community will be able to meet in person once again in 2022, for discussions, debate and networking at the highest level.
Commenting on Bapco's role as host of the event, Dr. Dawood Nassif said, "Bapco, NOGA and nogaholding are very pleased to be able to host and sponsor MPGC once again on the occasion of its 29th Anniversary. The oil and gas sector is still the main contributor to the national economy of the Gulf region and this conference will discuss new opportunities, challenges and the transformation in this vital sector. We are committed to the Kingdom's Economic Vision for 2030 and beyond and MPGC 2022 will serve as the perfect platform for promoting our vision to provide the major investments in the country. Our support of this key event reinforces our commitment to further develop the Middle East oil and gas industry".
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman of FGE, a leading oil industry consultancy on the Middle East and Asia said, “MPGC 2022 brings to the industry a mix of insightful comments about the Global Oil and Gas Markets together with key issues impacting the Middle East industry from geopolitics to crude oil production, refining and petrochemicals to the way moving to a carbon neutral world impacts the region. Yet again MPGC 2022 reiterates the commitment of the organisers to deliver the highest quality of content at the conference”.
MPGC 2022 will convene under the theme “Diverse Perspectives: Transitioning Towards a Carbon Constrained World”. It will do a deep dive into the on-going uncertainty, as the global oil and gas markets deal with a transformed business landscape driven by the pandemic and the growing momentum of energy transition, whilst coping with the on-going oil market disruption due to COVID-19, the OPEC+ response to a return of Iranian supplies and a rebound in US growth. Forecasts of peak oil and demand growth in the 2030’s, the entry of new refining capacity in the Middle East and the emerging petrochemical dynamics, will be addressed as well as the prospects for the oil and gas ecosystem shifting to a lower carbon future against a backdrop of a shortage of LNG supplies in the 2022-25 window, together with new developments in the Gulf LNG markets.
Supporting the coverage in the agenda and panel of speakers as session chairs, will be members of the MPGC International Advisory Committee who will also chair sessions at the conference including, Dr. Jeff Brown, President of FGE Group, Mr. Hafedh Al Qassab, BMP Project Director & Acting Deputy Chief Executive of Bapco, Mr. Khalid Buhazza, General Manager Marketing of Bapco, Mr. John Roper, CEO Middle East of Uniper Global Commodities, Mr. Dave Ernsberger, Global Head of Content & Market Insights of S&P Global Platts, and Dr. Iman Nasseri, Managing Director, Middle East of FGE Dubai.
A spokesperson from the organisers, Conference Connection said, “The MPGC community can once again look forward to meeting their counterparts and peers from January 24-25, 2022 and benefit from the latest industry updates and insights at the 29th annual conference. Part of MPGC Week 2022, pre- and post-briefings and courses will also be held on strategic and technical topics. The week’s events will continue to deliver cutting-edge content from the leading oil, gas and energy players across the globe”.