20th International Oil Summit, FRIDAY 19 April 2019

  08:30 AM


  09:00 AM

Welcome address

  • Dr. Said Nachet, International Oil Summit Director

Introductory Remarks

  • H.E. Nordine Aït-Laoussine, International Oil Summit Chairman, Former Energy Minister of Algeria
  09:15 AM

SESSION I: NOCs-IOCs Partnership: Joining Forces to address Common Challenges

Keynote speakers

  • Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Total
  • Dr. Carlos Saturnino, Chairman of the Board and CEO,

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the challenges that face IOCs and NOCs alike?
  • How can national and international companies join forces in order to address those challenges?
  • What makes a successful partnership between IOCs and NOCs?
  • How can IOCs and NOCs address the misperception about oil industry future and keep attracting new talents to replace retiring workforce?
  10:00 AM

Networking refreshment break

  10:30 AM

SESSION II: Investing in Changing Energy Future

Keynote speakers

  • Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, Chief Executive Officer, Sonatrach
  • Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman, National Oil Corporation
  • Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration & Production, Total
  • Ali R. Al Jarwan, Chief Executive Officer, Dragon Oil Plc

Questions to be addressed include:

  • How should oil industry adjust its business model to ensure the development of oil resources, both conventional and non-conventional?
  • How can oil industry manage old and new challenges while enhancing resilience in the new market environment despite prices volatility?
  • Given the trend of electric vehicles deployment, should the industry worry about the security of future oil demand?
  • Can technology and innovation unlock further the companies’ potential and improve oil industry capabilities?
  12:15 PM

Meeting Future Oil Demand: Regaining Investor Confidence and Boosting Investment 

Keynote speaker

  • Dr. Ahmed Ali Attiga, Chief Executive Officer, APICORP
  12:45 PM

Lunch break

  02:00 PM

SESSION III: Refining and petrochemical industries: coupling resources to deliver value


  • B. Ashok, Chairman and Executive Director, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd
  • Bernard Pinatel, President, Refining & Chemicals, Total
  • Abdelhamid Rais Ali, Vice-President, Refining & Petrochemicals, Sonatrach
  • Abdulaziz Abdulla Alhajri, Director, Downstream Directorate, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Questions to be addressed include:

  • How will the refining industry respond to the change of quality of exportable crude oil and to the challenges related to partial electrification of cars and light trucks?
  • How are downstream portfolios being managed to ensure continued integration of the refining, petrochemicals and trading businesses to improve and capture more value and increase resilience?
  • How is downstream industry adapting to meet consumer needs, to new legislative directives across the board?
  • Which regions and which refiners stand to gain most from the new crude and oil products trade landscape?
  03:30 PM

Networking refreshment break

  04:00 PM

SESSION IV: Service sector: containing costs, improving HSE performance

  • Thierry Pilenko, Executive Chairman, TechnipFMC
  • Sophie Zurquiyah, Chairman and Executive Officer, CGG
  • Jean Sentenac, President and Chief Executive Officer, Axens
  • Olivier Peyret, Chairman France, Schlumberger

Questions to be addressed include:

  • How can oil service and equipment companies adapt to petroleum sector new developments?
  • How can supply chain management improve speed of delivery and efficiency while providing better materials monitoring and optimizing purchasing?
  • How can the petroleum industry keep improving safety, delivering higher value, reducing costs and lowering carbon emissions? Can digitalization help achieving these objectives?
  • What avenues should be explored in order to adapt assets and operations to contribute to a more sustainable future?
  05:30 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Mr Nordine Aït-Laoussine, International Oil Summit Chairman, President Nalcosa - Former Energy Minister of Algeria