The Role of Gas in the Transition to a Lower Carbon Economy

Demand for natural gas for power generation and desalination is rising rapidly, forcing several Middle Eastern countries to import LNG at high cost. The recent discovery of a giant gas field by Saudi Arabia, a rush of new gas projects in the UAE, and the emergence of Egypt as a major gas producer may lead to greater gas self-sufficiency.

Regional infrastructure integration projects have the potential to dramatically improve energy security.


H.E. Tarek El Molla Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt

Gerald Schotman EVP Joint Ventures, Royal Dutch Shell

Saji Sam Partner, Oliver Wyman Group

H.E. Yury Sentyurin Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Majid Jafar Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum

Fatema M. Al Nuaimi Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) LNG

Olivier Le Peuch Chief Executive Officer, Schlumberger Limited