Global oil, gas and petrochemical leaders discuss evolving energy landscape at Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable


26 of the world’s leading oil and gas industry leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi on November 12th to discuss the evolving energy landscape amid shifting dynamics of supply and demand, at the second Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable.

The senior executives were invited to the roundtable, held at ADNOC’s Corporate headquarters in the UAE capital, by ADNOC.

The roundtable focused on changes in the structure of the energy market, particularly oil and the impact of electrification on the oil-auto system – and the need to find a common analytical approach to gauge the extent of that impact on oil demand.

Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and CEO of the ADNOC Group said: “This was an important and unique opportunity for oil and gas industry leaders to share insights and perspectives on the evolving energy landscape and how it is influencing supply and demand for our products. The roundtable enabled us to engage in open discussion and reflect on the technological and economic factors shaping the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.”

The roundtable was moderated by Dr Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit, Pulitzer-Prize winning author and energy economist.

“The CEO Roundtable was an excellent opportunity to consider the near, medium and long-term outlooks for the energy industry and the world in which it operates,” commented Dr Yergin. “The high-level participation by the world’s leading oil, gas and petrochemical chief executives is a demonstration of the convening power of the leadership of the UAE, Abu Dhabi and ADNOC. A rich and wide-ranging discussion deepened the understanding of the factors shaping the global energy landscape and how best to navigate them.”

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