Crystol Energy was actively involved in ADIPEC, the UAE’s flagship energy event, which took place on 13-16 November 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, spoke at and chaired the following sessions:

Tuesday 14 Nov

Middle East Petroleum Club – VIP Programme: Mexico’s advance towards an enhanced open energy market
The panel discussed the different opportunities in oil and gas exploration and development in Mexico, where the government is focusing on promoting competition and transparency following the major energy reforms announced in 2012/13.

Dr Carole Nakhle speaking on Mexico at ADIPEC Executive dialogues

Wednesday 15 Nov
UAE Ministry of Energy Panel Sessions: Transforming energy suppliers & customers into 21st century partners?
C-suite Dialogues Session: Oil, gas and alternative energies – antagonism or peaceful co-existence?
The debate focused on whether oil and gas can peacefully co-exist or compete with alternative energies, with the panel’s verdict supporting the former – at least for the foreseeable future.

Dr Carole Nakhle participating in the C-suite Dialogues Session

Related analysis

The power of markets in driving the energy transition”, Dr Nakhle, Sep 2018
The long road ahead for electric vehicles”, Dr Nakhle, Nov 2017

Thursday 16 Nov
Middle East Petroleum Club – VIP Programme: The Middle Eastern heavy oil opportunity
The Middle East continues to explore and produce its heavy oil reserves with Oman being a global leader in the application of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technology. The country built the Middle East’s first solar EOR, bridging in that way renewables with oil and gas. Other countries, such as Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are also paving the way in the region with investments and implementation of innovative technologies and strategies.
Related analysis
The technological revolution in Oman’s oil and gas industry”, Dr Nakhle, Nov 2017

Women in Energy: How can we create a sustainable energy outlook?
Oil and gas companies are starting to map out the future of energy by investing in alternate resources that are not just environmentally friendly but also financially economic. The session’s timely discussion addressed:

  • How can alternate forms of energy contribute to the growing demand of oil and gas?
  • How can collaboration between the oil & gas sector and renewables help combat climate change?
  • What are some of the most important collaborative projects to watch out for and why are these important for the sustainability of the industry?
ADIPEC Women in Energy Panel Discussion

Related analysis
Women in energy: the other half”, Dr Nakhle, Mar 2018
Related work
The Global Energy Transition: Is the oil and gas industry ready?”, Dr Nakhle, Jun 2018

In addition, Dr Nakhle spoke at the ADIPEC Thought Leadership dinner co-organised by Pinsent Masons and FWB Park Brown on Tuesday 14 November. The discussion addressed the differing commercial and operating strategies major players in the region are adopting and how this could shape future opportunities for the supply chain.

The setting for the evening dinner talk organised by Pinsent Masons and FWB Park Brown

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