PROGRAMMEProvisional Programme

Day 1: Wednesday 18th November 2009

03.00 pm - 05.00 pm :

05.00 pm - 07.00 pm :
Opening Plenary Session

Is a Sustainable Future within our Grasp ?

Key Speakers :

R. Gossen

Dr. Randy Gossen,
President, WPC

Dr. Gossen (Randy) has been with Nexen since 1991.

Dr. Gossen holds a Ph.D. in Soil Microbiology from the University of Calgary and has 33 years in the oil and gas industry in Canada and internationally. He is considered a leader in the area of public consultation, community affairs programs, and corporate social responsibility. He is involved nationally and internationally in the area of corporate social responsibility, and led the development of the International Code of Ethics for Canadian Business. The Code addresses key values and principles relative to human rights, community participation, environmental protection, business conduct and employee rights, and health and safety. Dr. Gossen is an active participant with the United Nations Global Compact and was appointed as a Special Advisor in July, 2006.

In September 2005, Dr. Gossen was elected President of the World Petroleum Council, the premier global forum for addressing the key technical, economic, environmental and social issues related to the petroleum industry and society. He was unanimously reconfirmed by the WPC Council in that position for a second term in 2008, which will take him to the 20th World Petroleum Congress in Doha, Qatar in 2011. Dr. Gossen is also the past Chair of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA).

Dr. Gossen was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Individual Contribution award from the Energy Institute in the UK. Dr. Gossen was recently appointed a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI).

At Spring Convocation 2007, Dr. Gossen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of Calgary.

Additional Information

Dr. Gossen currently sits on the Advisory Councils for both the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. He is a member of the University of Calgary Board of Governor’s Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee, and an Advisor to the Calgary Airport Authority Environment Committee.

Dr. Gossen is a past Chair of the Business & Environment Advisory Board of the Conference Board of Canada, a past Board Member and Vice Chair of the Arctic Institute of North America, a past Co-chair and Director of the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, past Chair of the Canadian Chlorine Coordination Committee, a past Director of the Environmental Law Centre, a founding member of the Environment Committee of the Alberta Professional Engineers, Geologist and Geophysicists Association, and a member of the Advisory Council to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Calgary. He was also selected by Heritage Canada to be 1 of 6 Canadians profiled at EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

Paal Kibsgaard

Paal Kibsgaard,
President Schlumberger Reservoir Characterisation Group

Before assuming his current role in April 2009, Mr Kibsgaard was Vice-President of Engineering, Manufacturing & Sustaining. His prior assignments have included Vice-President of Personnel, President Drilling & Measurements and Business Manager for Wireline Openhole Services.

Mr Kibsgaard graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1991, with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. He worked for an international oil company for four years before joining Schlumberger in 1995, as a Reservoir Engineer, based in Saudi Arabia. He moved to a Marketing role in Oilfield Services Headquarters in 1999 before assuming the role of General Manager for Oilfield Services in the Caspian Region, in 2000.

Christophe de margerie

Christophe de Margerie,
CEO Total, Chairman of the Executive Committee

Christophe de Margerie joined the Group after graduating from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Paris in 1974. Born in 1951, he served in several positions in the Group’s Financial Department and Exploration-Production division. He became president of Total Middle East in 1995 before joining the Group’s executive committee as the President of the Exploration & Production division in May 1999.

He then became Senior Executive Vice-President of exploration and production of the new TotalFinaElf group in 2000. In January 2002, he became President of the Exploration & Production division of Total. He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors by the shareholders’ meeting held on May 12, 2006 and became Chief Executive Officer of Total and Chairman of the Executive Committee on February 14, 2007.

G. Mestrallet

Gérard Mestrallet,

D.K. Pande

Mr Dinesh Kumar Pande,
Vice-President WPC, Youth & Gender

Mr. D.K. Pande is the Vice-President for Youth and Gender Issues at the World Petroleum Council. His first exposure to the WPC was as part of the Indian delegation which participated in 17th World Petroleum Congress held at Rio de Janeiro in the year 2002. During the 2008 Council meeting in Madrid he was elected to his current role.

As Director (Exploration) with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), India, Mr. Pande has 30 years of experience in hydrocarbon exploration and has shown remarkable leadership qualities as Basin Analyst, Field Operational Manager, and an Exploration Manager. His rise to the higher Office in Exploration from a young graduate trainee in 1976 from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, has been stupendous and multi faceted. His dynamism during his college days can be fathomed by the fact that he was Student Leader, National Cricket Player and was awarded the University Blue given to students of outstanding achievement in, both, academics and sport.

During the span of last three decades he has covered about all the facets of exploration in ONGC. From premier research institutes of ONGC - KDMIPE and GEOPIC, he fanned out as a Field Operational Manager in Eastern Region, Assam before taking up the role of Exploration Manager at Mumbai and Frontier Basin. His contribution in the field of exploration has always been innovative and path breaking. His thought provoking idea of unconformity as a seal has opened up new vistas in Ravva field of East Coast. His advocating of exploration for deeper plays have led to discovery of oil in basal clastics in Assam and new hydrocarbon fairways in Panna Formation in Mumbai. It was his innovative idea of multi cyclic deposition in Bassein Formation that led to the discovery of multi-layered nature of Bassein reservoir.

Mr. Pande was chosen to be the Operational Manager and Deputy Leader of the 4th Antarctica Indian Expedition to Antarctica and he was the first Indian to hoist the Indian tricolour on Antarctica, besides establishing ‘Maitree’ – permanent scientific station of the country. It was for the first time that the seismic data was collected to understand the sediment thickness and basin configuration around Dakshin Gangotri, the station over shelf ice in Antarctica. He was also the Deputy Leader of the first Indian Trans-Himalayan Motor Expedition- a great pioneering feat that involved one of the toughest journeys from Leh in Kashmir to Pangsu Pass on the Indo-Burmese border.

Mr. Pande has been an invited Speaker/Delegate to various international fora like the International Geological Congress at Moscow and the World Petroleum Congress. His extra ordinary managerial skills led him to be inducted not only as the member of the First International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition but also continued to have active participation in organising PETROTECH-1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005. He was the Chairman of Exhibition Committee of Petrotech 2007 and presently is the Co-Chairman of Sponshorship Committee of Petrotech 2009. He is the Patron of the Association of Petroleum Geologists, International Director of the Energistics and a life member of the ASCI, Hyderabad.

Having understood the importance and dynamism of technological innovations he is very open minded and constantly encourages induction of latest technology in the fields of data acquisition, processing and interpretation. He has been instrumental in the introducing for the first time in the country, established technologies like QMarine, CSEM, AEM, Multicomponent-Multilevel VSP tool, Sigma-Delta based acquitions system with Multicomponent recording, etc., with technologies like Passive Seismic, 4C-4D in the pipe line. He has also encouraged the pilot implementation of emerging technologies like Virtual drilling, MTEM, EM Pulse, AWD, etc., to test the efficacy of these methods in the quest for hydrocarbons.

Presently, as Director (Exploration), his responsibilities include directing the overall exploratory & development activities in acreages held by ONGC all over India, and guiding the R&D institutes of ONGC under Exploration Directorate in their efforts to provide technical support to exploration / exploitation activities of ONGC. He is also responsible in providing guidance for evaluating the overseas acreages to ONGC-Videsh Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ONGC.

Inspite of his various assignments, Mr. Pande maintains a perfect work-life balance and is a complete family man. His wife, Mrs. Divya Pande, is actively involved in various social welfare activities, within and outside ONGC. Mr. Pande is blessed with two daughters and both of them are married and settled in USA.


B. Wiltz

Bruno Wiltz,
President Aftp and French National Committee

Young Professionals:

  • Nada Al-Mesfer,
    Marketing Business Analyst, Schlumberger

    Laurène Debesse,
    President of the EnergiseYourFuture Programme Committee & Business Development Manager, Total
    Patrick Ferrand,
    Head of Moho Bilondo Geoscience, Total E&P Congo

    Nancy Lebosquain,
    Internal Communications Manager, CGGVeritas

    Wail Mousa,
    President, WPC Youth Committee

    Alex Volle,
    Senior Petrophysist & Wellsite Geologist Team Manager, GDF SUEZ

Keynote address:

J. Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin,
President of Foundation of Economic Trends, Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Advisor to Major European Governments on Energy, Climate Change and Economic Issues.

We are on the cusp of a Third Industrial Revolution that could give us a door open to a new post-fossil fuel era. It was the first Industrial Revolution that brought together print and literacy with coal steam and rail. The second combined the telegraph and telephone with the internal combustion engine and oil. What we now have now is the possibility of a distributed energy revolution. We can all create our own energy, store it, and then distribute it to each other. Twenty five years from now millions of buildings will become power plants that will load renewable energy. We will load solar power from the sun, wind from turbines and even ocean waves on each coast. We can also make the power grid of the world smart and intelligent; we call it inter-grid. Not far from now, millions and millions of people will load power to buildings, store it in the form of hydrogen and distribute energy peer-to-peer; just like digital media and the internet. Third Industrial Revolution" is an economic game plan. We have the science and technology to do it, but it will mean nothing unless there is a change in will.

07.00 pm - 11.00 pm :
Opening Reception at Les Pyramides, Port-Marly

Day 2 : Thursday 19th November 2009

08.30 am - 10.00 am :
First Keynote Plenary Session:

Taking the Pulse of Tomorrow’s Energy Picture – A Reality Check

Key Speakers :

Pedro Baridon

Pedro N. Baridon,
Vice-President, WPC & President of Asintener - Montevideo, Uruguay

In Montevideo, where he was born, the first South American Petroleum Institute had flourished and then closed. This challenged Pedro N. Baridon to tackle oil both academically and as a business. Also Uruguay and his international connections have estimulated him to remain always creative and innovative in petroelum and beyond oil.

Since 1971 his involvement with the Argentine Petroleum Institute (today’s IAPG) led to his intensive relationship with the now World Petroleum Council (WPC) and its Development Committee. He was successively elected Vice-president, Vice-president
Marketing and Senior Vice-president and serves today as a Member and Special Representative of the WPC Executive Committee.

He concurrently heads Asintener a new international organization established to view
primarily South Atlantic energy developments.

He presides Indunor SA established in 1916 and since 1984 his joint venture company with General Electric Company of the USA. Other of his companies are involved in oil
trading and services activities in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay where they also carried out significant downstream operations.

In 1989, Pedro N. Baridon formed the business venture which introduced  and developed cellular telephony in Uruguay. He remained a shareholder and Board member until a successful sale to a major international group in 2004.

Pedro N. Baridon is a Bachellor (Bachiller) in Law and Social Sciences studied at the Lycee Francais de Montevideo and the University of the Republic of Uruguay. He is an alumnus of INSEAD at Fontainebeau (AMP) and Harvard Business School where he is a member of the Global Advisory Committee. Among many Board positions he is also a Member of the Advisory Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Pedro N. Baridon was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and both l’ Ordre Nationale du Merite and l’ Ordre de la Legion d’ Honneur by France.


Nathalie Brunel

Nathalie Brunelle,
Vice-President, Strategic Planning, Total Petrochemicals

Nathalie Brunelle has been in charge of the strategic planning department of Total Petrochemicals since the beginning of this year. Before taking on this responsibility she held many different positions within Total Petrochemicals.
Nathalie Brunelle started her career in 1995 at Elf Atochem as process engineer for Polystyrene, then took operational responsibilities and played an active role in the site reorganization at Gonfreville (Normandy). After the merger between Total, Fina and Elf, she arrived in Belgium where she held positions within the Base Chemicals division in business development and in the commercial department. Between 2006 and 2008 she was head of operations of Fina Antwerp Olefins, a production JV between Total Petrochemicals & Exxon Mobil in Antwerp.
Nathalie Brunelle is also non-executive director of Futerro, a JV between Total Petrochemicals & Galactic for the development of a PolyLactic Acid technology.
Nathalie Brunelle entered the Ecole Polytechnique in 1990 and specialized in Advanced Technology in Petrochemicals, Polymers & Plastics through a joined program IFP-School, Mc Gill University in Montreal. Nathalie lives in Belgium; she is married and has 3 children.

Total Petrochemicals encompasses petrochemicals activities of Total, the fourth largest oil company worldwide. Its business includes base petrochemicals from steam crackers and certain refinery processing plants – olefins (ethylene, propylene), C4 fractions and aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylenes and styrene) –, as well as the commodity polymers they derived from (polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene). Total Petrochemicals employs more than 6,000 persons in Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia. Its products are used in many consumer and industrial markets, including Packaging, Construction and Automotive.

Jostein Dahl Karlsen

Jostein Dahl Karlsen,
Chair, IEA Working Party on Fossil Fuels and Chair, IEA Advisory Group on Oil and Gas Technology

Jostein Dahl Karlsen is Chair of the IEA Working Party for Fossil Fuels and Chair of the IEA Advisory Group on Oil and Gas Technology, and serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, MPE, overseeing International Relations within Science and Technology, with an emphasis on global energy trends, bilateral and multilateral CCS, and fossil technology collaboration.

Dahl Karlsen has a long standing experience with international studies and global dialogue platforms on the global energy future. Since 2001 he has been engaged in the preparation of the majority of IEA’s acclaimed World Energy Outlook annual editions. In his capacity as the Chair of the IEA Advisory Group on Oil and Gas Technology, he is the main initiator behind IEA’s Dialogue Initiative from 2005 on the Role of Oil and Gas Technologies of the Energy Market of the Future, and has during the last decade been responsible for the development and implementation of IEA Zero Emission Technology Initiative for Fossil Fuels, ZETs, under the Auspices of the IEA Working Party for Fossil Fuels, WPFF.

Dahl Karlsen was elected Chair of the Working Party by IEA Member Countries in 2008, and is responsible for managing the expansion of the Agency’s focus on next generation conventional and unconventional fossil fuels, including the long term transition into large scale transportation fuels from Natural Gas and Coal. As part of IEA’s focus on the low carbon energy future, he oversees the Agency’s follow-up of the G8 Commitments on Carbon Capture and Storage, recently co-hosting IEA’s global Dialogue Events on Large Scale CCS implementation at the Norwegian Prime Minister’s High Level event on CCS in Norway in May and on Global CCS Financing in New York in September ‘09. (forthcoming, cf attachment) both in support of IEA’s reports to the G8 in 2010 and the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Ministerial Session in London in October 2009.

Dahl Karlsen is engaged in the design and implementation of strategic policy priorities within national research and technology in Norway, with a particular focus on oil and gas and CCS. He has held different positions within the MPE dealing with industrial and scientific affairs, and was appointed expert in the negotiations between the European Free Trade Association and the EU on the implementation of the European Economic Area Accession Agreement to the EU Internal Market. He has served as an Energy and Science Adviser at the Norwegian Delegation to the OECD in Paris for the Norwegian Foreign Service, and has held on-the-job training and management assignments in the international energy and business sectors. Dahl Karlsen is an economist by background, with a major in international business and energy management.

Baudoin Kelecom

Baudoin Kelecom,
Fuels Executive, Refining & Supply Planning, EAME, ExxonMobil

Baudouin Kelecom studied civil engineering at the Université de Liège where he graduated in 1981. From 1981 to 1982, he followed a post graduate degree in industrial policy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He is a Belgian national, is married and has three children.
He started his career in 1984 as an Investment Support Analyst at Exxon Chemicals in Brussels. In 1988, he moved to the UK to Exxon’s research laboratory in Abingdon.
In 1989 Baudouin returned to Brussels where he became a Sales Representative for the Middle East and Africa. In 1992 he was appointed as Marketing Manager for Paramins - the additives research and manufacturing arm of Exxon Chemicals. From 1994-1997 he served as Exxon Chemicals Product manager for Europe. In 1997 Baudouin became the Intermediate Europe Manufacturing Manager.
A turning point in his career came in 1998 when he left the chemicals business to take on the challenge of being Public Affairs Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2004 he became the Executive Corporate Advisor on energy policies and advanced fuels.
Baudouin Kelecom is currently in the position of Fuels Executive, Refining and Supply at ExxonMobil in Brussels where he takes an active role in developing pan-industry relations.

Bernice Lee

Bernice Lee,
Director of Research, Energy, Environment & Development, Chatham House

Bernice has a long track record as an expert and policy advisor on energy, environmental and sustainable development issues. She oversees the full energy programme at Chatham House which she joined in 2007. Her areas of expertise are:
• China and climate security
• EU-China relations on energy and climate change
• Sustainable development governance

Prior to joining Chatham House, she was Policy and Strategy Advisor at the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva from 2002 to 2006.

From 2000 to 2002 she managed the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development Project for the International Institute for Environment & Development (IED)

From 1999 to 2000 she was an officer at the Strategic Planning Unit at the UN Secretary General’s Office in New York.

Prior to that she was a Warren Weaver Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation and a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Chatham House - Leading International Think Tank

Founded in 1920 and based in St James's Square in London. Their mission is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. Chatham House pursues this mission:
• by drawing on its membership to promote open as well as confidential debates about significant developments in international affairs and about the context and content of policy responses;
• by producing independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges;
• by offering new ideas to decision-makers and -shapers on how these could best be tackled from the near to long term.

Colette Lewiner

Dr. Colette Lewiner,
Global Vice-President, Energy, Utilities and Chemicals Capgemini

Colette Lewiner entered the Ecole Normale Supérieure (a leading French higher education University) in 1964 as a physics student where she passed the highest competitive examination (agregation) for teachers in France in this field in 1968. She graduated as Doctor in Physics (PhD) in March 1973.

In November 1979, after around 10 years spent as a physics researcher, she joined Electricité de France (EDF) as secretary general to the Utility's Research and Development Executive Vice-President. In 1982, she moved to the Fuel Procurement Department, responsible first for fuel oil and then uranium and enrichment purchases for EDF's plants and being nominated Vice-President for this department in 1987. In February 1998, Colette created the Development and Commercial Strategy Branch becoming Electricité de France's first woman Executive Vice-President.

Colette Lewiner joined the Cogema Group becoming Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, of SGN Eurisys Group on March 23, 1992. She expanded this 10 000 persons top class engineering Nuclear Company internationally and in the services arena.

In 1998, Colette Lewiner joined Cap Gemini and created the Utilities Global Market Unit (electricity, water, gas). Since May 2000 and the merger of Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young, Colette was nominated Executive Vice-President and Global Leader of the Sector Energy, Utilities and Chemicals (Oil, Gas, Utilities and Chemicals). In 2008, this overall sector represented around 13% of Capgemini’s total revenue (compared to 4% in 1998) and more than 11 000 people. Capgemini is ranked by independent analysts as one of the technical services (Consulting, Technology services, Outsourcing and Professional Services) leaders in this sector.

Colette Lewiner is non Executive Director of Nexans (an infrastructure company traded
on the Paris stock exchange), La Poste (French postal office) and TGS Nopec (an Oil Service Company).
Colette Lewiner is Member of the French Academy of Technology.
She is “Commandeur” in the Legion of Honour and in the Order of Merit (two French high level awards).
She is married and has three children.

Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin

Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin,
Vice-President of the World Petroleum Council, Vice-Chancellor of the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas

Professor Anatoly Zolotukhin holds a position of a Deputy Rector on International Affairs of the Russian State Gubkin University of Oil and Gas (Moscow, Russia). He holds a MS degree in petroleum engineering (1969), MS degree in mathematics (1976), PhD in fluid mechanics (1973) and a Doctor of Science degree in reservoir engineering (1990).

He has more than 30 years of academic and working experience and a broad spectrum of interests in oil and gas development including hydrocarbon extraction, coastal and off-shore development, new approaches in science and engineering and environmental challenges to developing resources in the Arctic.

Anatoly B. Zolotukhin is an author and co-author of 12 books and more than 100 articles. From 1999 till 2004 Anatoly Zolotukhin worked in Statoil as a project manager, and from 2004 until 2008 – as a Technical Director of Statoil representative office in Moscow, Russia. Anatoly Zolotukhin is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

Young Professionals:
    • David Contreras,
      MSc, Petroleum Geology, AAPG Student Representative

      François Courteix,
      Geologist, Total

    • Emmanuel Garaud,
      Operations Engineer, GDF SUEZ

    • Matthieu Mangold,
      Senior Geophysicist, Project Leader, CGGVeritas

    • Ms Sitanshu,
      Geologist, ONGC, India

    10.00 am - 10.45 am :
    • Networking and discussions around the Energy Picture in the “Knowledge Cafés”

    10.45 am - 12.30 am :
    • Workshop I: The Energy Mix of 2050 - What Cocktail of Oil and Gas?
    • Workshop II: Investment in Innovation - is it Enough to Fuel our Future?
    • Workshop III: What is the impact of the new energy equation on tomorrow's world ?
    12.30 pm - 02.00 pm :
    • Networking and discussions around the Energy Picture in the “Knowledge Cafés”

    02.00 pm - 03.30 pm :
    Second Keynote Plenary Session:

    An Ethical and Sustainable Energy Industry: Making it Happen?

    Key Speakers :

    Dr Olyayemi Akinwumi

    Dr Olyayemi Akinwumi,
    Nasawara State University Nigeria

    Professor of History, Faculty of Arts, Nasarawa State University ,Nigeria
    An accomplished university professor, global lecturer, and conflict management visionary, Dr. Akinwumi has become a recognized voice on issues of African conflict and African affairs. As a Nigeria-based scholar, Akinwumi provides us with a rare inside perspective on the realities underlying Africa's most intractable conflicts. From inter-group conflict to oil exploration, Dr. Akinwumi analyzes the issues and factors that seem to hold the future of Nigeria, and Africa, in the balance.

    Dr. Akinwumi is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and the Head of the History Department at Nasawara State University, Nigeria. He has written over 43 publications on Africa and African conflicts, has presented his research across Africa, Europe, and the United States, and has won major awards in Africa, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

    J. Peters

    Jatinder Peters,
    GM (HR), Head Coordination, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.

    Qualifications :

    • B.Sc.Honors (Chemistry)
    • M.Sc. Chemistry, Delhi University, India
    • M.Phil, life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
    • AIMA Diploma in Management
    • Certificate of proficiency in Russian
    • Doctorate in Business Administration (in progress)
    • Topic-Evolving Motivational and Retention Strategies
    • For ONGC Using Job Characeristics Model

    Areas of Professional Competence :

    • General Administration including :
    • •Employee Welfare
    • •Facility Management Contract
    • •Hospitality
    • •Estate and Housing
    • •Corporate Social Responsability
    • •Loans and Advances
    • •Overseeing Civil Construction / Renovation Projects
    • Industrial Relations
    • Women Developmental Issues
    • R&D Management in Upstream Sector of Oil and Natural Gas field
    • Operational Lab Management
    • Designing and Imparting Training - Technical and Managerial
    • Organising Mega scale Technical Conference
    • Patents Management and Technology Transfer
    • Setting up and Managing a Vocational Education Institute
    • Managing Overseas Consultancey and Training Company

    Unique Work Contribution Highlighting Innovative/Trendsetting Achievements :

    • First Author of Patent on Oli Well cement additive, which is commercialised and is in use in ONGC
    • Identified additives and designed Foam cement slurries when the technique was only 4 years old internationally
    • Turn around of ONGC Women's Polytechnic, a community development project of ONGC and started many ,ew initiatives like Annual Fashion Shows "Ensemble" and Annual House Magazine "Vividha"
    • Achieved Recognitions from bodies like All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), DOEACC for coourses at Polytechnic
    • Closely involved in Women's Development Activities not only for ONGC but also other public sector companies in India through holding Office of President in Women in Public sector Forum
    • Core Committee member on Forum on Women in Leadership

    Kamel Bennaceur

    Dr. Kamel Bennaceur,
    Chief Economist, Schlumberger

    Kamel Bennaceur, is the Schlumberger Chief Economist, based in Paris, responsible for developing the company strategic and macro-economic outlook. He also leads programs in sustainable energy and oil and gas supply and demand. He joined Schlumberger in 1981 and worked in research as a project leader and section head, leading multi-disciplinary teams in France, USA, and UK in developing new technologies in reservoir simulation, geomechanics, and production enhancements. Bennaceur then had several management positions with Schlumberger in Africa, Latin America, Near East, and Middle East before taking the position of worldwide marketing manager for Schlumberger Well Services in Houston, and worldwide technology manager for the Integrated Project Management Group. He subsequently initiated the Schlumberger CO2 capture and storage business and technology activities. From 2006 to 2008, he was seconded to the International Energy Agency in Paris, leading studies within the World Energy Outlook and the Energy Technology Perspectives. He has coauthored seven books and more than 120 technical papers.
    He serves on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Board of Directors, and is a member of several international energy committees.
    He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and Ecole Normale Superieure - Ulm - Paris. He also received the Agregation de Mathematiques from Universite of Paris.

    Dave Cox

    Dave Cox,
    Global Commercial Manager, TubeFuse Technologies Ltd. SPE Representative on WPC Youth Forum Committee

    Aged 33, with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Dave has been working in the energy industry for over 10 years. He began as a Technical Sales Engineer for a completions equipment company in England, rising to Product Line Manager shortly after. In 2001 he joined Schlumberger as a Field Engineer based in West and Central Africa, where he spent 3 years working in a variety of operational supervisory roles. This is where he saw first-hand the huge disparity in wealth between large energy companies and the host communities in developing countries.
    Dave returned to the UK in 2004 to take up a management role in Weatherford’s new ESP group, where he also served on the European committee of the SPE Artificial Lift chapter. In 2007 he decided to diversify his skill-set and joined the Weatherford corporate legal and compliance team.
    2009 has seen another new challenge with Dave taking up the role of Global Commercial Manager with TubeFuse, a technology start-up backed by Shell. He has also joined the SPE International Young Professionals Coordinating Committee, where he will serve a 3-year term.
    In between his busy work schedule and family life Dave is also in the last stages of an MBA program. He is currently writing a dissertation on the obligations of public energy companies towards their stakeholders in developing countries – a topic he has wanted to research since his time in Africa.
    As a well-travelled dual UK/Irish national who is married to a Mexican national Dave considers himself a true global citizen - who aspires to contribute to the energy industry making meaningful long-term social investment wherever it works. He is the father of one, with a second on the way, and he would not need to take a lie detector test for you to establish that family is most definitely first.

    Jonas Moberg

    Jonas Moberg,
    Head of Secretariat, EITI

    Before joining the Extrative Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Jonas was a Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact.

    Prior to that, he was Director Corporate Policy and Practice at the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, London, which he joined 2002. At IBLF, he oversaw the Forum’s programmes ‘Business and Human Right and Conflict’ and ‘Business and Corruption’.

    From 1996 to 2002 Jonas worked for the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. During this tenure he worked at the Foreign Ministry in Stockholm and was posted to Mozambique and the United Kingdom. At the same time, he was vice chairman of the Swedish National Committee for United World Colleges

    Jonas holds Masters degrees in Law from the University of Stockholm and the London School of Economics. Jonas is a Swedish citizen, is married to Jenny and they have three sons.

    Melissa Powell

    Melissa Powell,
    Head, Strategy and Partnerships, UN Global Compact

    Melissa Powell is a Project Manager with the United Nations Global Compact, the corporate citizenship initiative launched by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2000. Ms. Powell joined the Compact Office shortly after its operational launch and since then has been involved in virtually every aspect of the program.

    In her role as Issue Coordinator, she has worked closely with the broader UN community, NGOs, labor, governments and the private sector to convene Policy Dialogues focused on “The role of the Private Sector in Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building”. She has contributed to the development of practical tools and resources for companies to utilize in their efforts to adopt a more conflict-sensitive approach to their operations. Ms. Powell has also worked on initiatives which encourage business to contribute to sustainable development. In addition, Ms. Powell manages a variety of projects which contribute to the development of UN policies in the area of UN/business partnerships and which serve to enhance the capacity of UN staff to partner with the private sector. These efforts include the development and dissemination of tools and resources and support for the UN’s own efforts to implement the principles of the Compact into its procurement, facilities management and pension fund operations.

    In her role as Network coordinator, Ms. Powell is responsible for supporting the development of Global Compact Networks in South Asia and in Canada and she was part of the team who organized the UN Global Compact China Summit which took place in November 2005 in Shanghai.

    Prior to joining the Global Compact Office Ms. Powell worked as a Junior Professional Consultant in the Speechwriting Unit of the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. In this role, she composed messages and short articles on behalf of the Secretary-General.

    A graduate of the London School of Economics, where she earned a Masters degree in International Relations, Ms. Powell also holds an honors bachelors degree in Political Science from Queen's University, Canada.

    Manuel Vincente

    Manuel Vincente,
    CEO Sonangol (Angola)

    Young Professionals:
    • Monalisa Chatterjee,
      Reservoir Engineer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Tripura Asset, India
      Yannick Pennecot,
      Acquisition Method Manager, CGGVeritas
      Leor Rotchild,

      Social Responsibility, Canadian Oil & Gas Division, Nexen, WPC Youth Committee
    • Alex Volle,
      Senior Petrophysist & Wellsite Geologist Team Manager, GDF SUEZ

    03.30 pm - 04.15 pm :
    • Networking and discussions around sustainable development and CSR in the knowledge café

    04.15 pm - 06.00 pm :
    • Workshop IV: What is the Role of Industry, Government and NGOs in Creating a Sustainable Society?
    • Workshop V: The Sustainable Organisation – Walking the Walk…
    • Workshop VI: Should Industry Commitments be Self Imposed or do we Need more Effective Global Rules ?
    06.00 pm:
    Day Ends

    08.30 pm - 00.00 am:
    Gala Evening at the Showcase

    Day 3 : Friday 20th November 2009

    08.30 am - 10.00 am :
    Third Keynote Plenary Session:

    Tomorrow’s Leadership: Matching our Skills to the Challenges.

    Key Speakers :

    Mahmoud AbdulBaqi

    Mahmoud Abdulbaqi,
    President of European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

    Mahmoud Abdulbaqi is the President of EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers), the Chairman of the Board of Directors for both ARGAS and ARDISEIS, two geophysical companies which are joint ventures between Saudi Arabia and CGGVERITAS (Compagnie Generale de Geophysique Veritas) of France. The first company operates in Saudi Arabia and the second all over the Middle East. He is also a consultant to the oil and gas, and financial industries in Saudi Arabia, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.

    In October 2005, Mr. Abdulbaqi retired from Saudi Aramco as Vice-President of Exploration and Vice-President of Petroleum Engineering and Development.

    Mr. Abdulbaqi was elected to the position of Vice-President of Exploration in 1991, and in this capacity oversaw exploration for oil and gas and the development of the world's largest reservoirs. During his 34 years with the company, he held the positions of Chief Exploration Geologist and Chief Production Geologist, was a member of the Saudi Aramco Executive Advisory Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Arabian Drilling Company.

    After graduating with a degree in Geology in 1966, Mr. Abdulbaqi worked for three years in academia and two years in engineering geology before joining Aramco in 1971. In addition to his education in the geosciences, Mr. Abdulbaqi is a graduate of the Management Program at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and the Managing the Enterprise Program at Colombia University Business School in New York.

    Mr. Abdulbaqi has chaired many industry forums and authored numerous technical papers and internal company reports. He is the president of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). From 1999 to 2002, he served as the first President of the Middle East Region for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He also served on the association advisory council. In 2003, the AAPG awarded him with the status of Honorary Membership, ranking him among an elite club of industry pioneers.

    In addition to his Honorary Membership of the AAPG and being the president of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), Mr. Abdulbaqi is also a founding member of Dhahran Geosciences Society in Saudi Arabia, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). He is also the founder of the GEO conferences held biannually in Bahrain since 1994.

    S. Akbar

    Sara Akbar,
    CEO, Kuwait Energy

    Sara Akbar is a well known figure in the petroleum industry both in Kuwait and
    internationally. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Energy
    Company. Established in Kuwait in August 2005, Kuwait Energy Company is an independent Oil & Gas Exploration and Production company.

    Sara is a chemical engineer with over 25 years of experience in upstream operations, having worked in several challenging positions in Kuwait Oil Company and in KUFPEC. She worked with KUFPEC (Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co.) as Manager – New Business Development from Dec 1999 – July 2005

    Prior to KUFPEC, she worked with Kuwait Oil Company from 1981 to 1999 in various capacities as Research & Development Specialist (Kuwait Project), Head of Planning Studies Team – Planning Group, Team Leader North Kuwait Advisory, and Head of Resources Management Team – Planning Group.

    Her strengths are in strategy development, portfolio management and strategic


    a global citizen & an interdisciplinary expert on leadership

    aladin is an interdisciplinary expert working since the 1980s across the public, private and voluntary sectors. He provides counsel, guidance and curatorship to initiatives in strategic planning, organisational development, civic engagement and cultural creation. aladin is based in London but is internationally active - also as a facilitator, speaker, writer and researcher. His work is the recipient of a number of awards, commendations and citations including one for innovation from the Financial Times/Arts+Business.

    aladin’s work comprises a very broad, international portfolio of projects and processes to which he has brought eclectic, heterodox approaches at creating solutions. His strategic consultancy work stems from undertaking four years of advanced post graduate research in global economy as well as in strategic aspects of international relations at the London School of Economics, from which he also graduated. Alongside his academic and commercial interests aladin began undertaking youth and community development work (initially as a volunteer) and also developing an active practice as an interdisciplinary artist.

    Selected work:

    aladin helmed the development of the first ever integrated strategy for Culture, Media, Sport, Arts, Heritage and Tourism in London – he was directly appointed by the Mayor of London to the Chair/Co-Chair role at the Cultural Strategy Group for London between 2000-4 which saw him lead influential processes and take key policy decisions across the board – including in regard to the Olympics, diversity policy, investment in the creative industries and cultural quarters and sustainable development.

    aladin is a co-founder of the sustainability coalition London United which has had a role as ‘critical friend’ to a number of bodies considering significant initiatives relating to climate change and sustainable development. These partners have included: Tate Modern; ARUP; the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; the London Design Festival; 2gether Festival for Channel 4/The Guardian.

    As a practitioner and leader aladin has over 20 years helped develop action research community development projects with individuals and communities at the risk of social exclusion. Between 1990-3 he led the youth and community development projects across 20 inner city public housing estates in Southwark, London for the social action charity Cambridge House and Talbot and over the same period did the equivalent with the organisation Peuple et Culture in La Paillade, Montpellier.

    aladin had an advisory role with governments, international institutions and the boards of global corporate entities during the international banking crises of the early 1980s when the international financial system was heavily exposed to developing country debt default.

    aladin is an active interdisciplinary artist whose projects have been featured in London at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, the South Bank Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Hayward Gallery amongst others. As a magician aladin’s acclaimed sleight-of-hand skills of prestidigitation have featured in the Universal Pictures movie ‘Magicians’ and the triple Webby Award-winning ‘Book of Cool’ and been the subject of extensive profiles in The Times and The Sunday Times amongst others.“Mystical cardmeister” (The Times, London); “Extraordinary magician” (The Sunday Times, London)

    aladin has lived in Geneva, Paris, Prague, Baghdad, Algiers, Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, Karachi, Dhaka, London and Washington

    aladin is a Board Member of a number of organisations. Full biography at and .

    R. Brunck

    Robert Brunck,
    Chairman and CEO, CGGVeritas,

    Mr. Brunck is Chairman and CEO of CGGVeritas. Mr. Brunck had previously been Chairman and CEO of CGG since May 1999. Mr. Brunck was Vice Chairman and President of CGG from September 1998 to May 1999 and was President and Chief Operating Officer of CGG from February 1995 to September 1998.
    Mr. Brunck was CGG's Vice-President of Administration and Development from 1991 to 1995 and Chief Financial Officer from 1989 to 1991.
    He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CGGVeritas Services Holding B.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sercel Holding S.A., Chairman of the Board of Directors of CGG Americas, Inc., Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Director of the Bureau of Geological and Mining Research, Director of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Director of the Groupement des Entreprises Parapétrolières et Paragazières, Chairman of Armines (Association pour la Recherche et le développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels) and Director of the Institut Français du Pétrole. He is an active member in several associations: Association Française des Techniciens du Pétrole, Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

    H.M. Norheim

    Hege Marie Norheim,
    Senior Vice-President, Corporate Initiative for Northern Activities, Statoil Hydro

    Hege Marie Norheim, aged 42, has her educational background within economics and business administration. For several years she worked as advisor at the Norwegian Prime Minister's Office. In 2000 she was state secretary to the Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and in 2001 to the Minister of Finance. She joined Norsk Hydro in 2002 as Director of Communication for the oil and gas division.

    In 2005 she was elected as the first female vice presidents ever in the WPC executive committee, a position she had to leave in 2007 when Norsk Hydro merged with Statoil and she took over the responsibility for all field development projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the merged company. She is, as of May this year, heading a team responsible for the strategic agenda of arctic and sub-arctic business development activities in the company.

    Hege Marie Norheim participated as a speaker at the WPC congress in Madrid in 2008, where she made a contribution on the Women Forum session; Making the Business Case for more Women in the Industry.


    Thierry Pilenko

    Thierry Pilenko,
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Technip

    Thierry Pilenko, a graduate of The Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie in Nancy and the Ecole du Pétrole et des Moteurs, spent most of his career (1984-2004), within the Schlumberger Group, where he gained vast oil and gas engineering and international experience in countries throughout the world (Venezuela, Italy, Gabon, Nigeria, Dubai, Indonesia, The United States, France) working in various product lines. In March 2004, he became Chairman and CEO of Veritas DGC, a geophysical services company based in Houston, which recently merged with Compagnie Générale de Géophysique. He joined the Technip Group in January 2007.
    He has been Chairman and CEO since April 27, 2007.

    L. Tarnowski

    Lucian Tarnowski,
    Founder & CEO,

    At 25, Lucian is the energetic face behind, the new social network connecting talent directly to employers. He is winner of the Global Enterprising Young Brit of 2009 and is currently a finalist for the Real Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He was named as one of Britain’s rising business stars by The Spectator Business and is on the UKTI (UK Trade and Investment's) Global Entrepreneur Program with being described by the UK Government as a "Technology company of Exceptional Potential".

    Lucian is using the BraveNewTalent platform to head up the global social media outreach for One Young World - An initiative to give young people a place to engage and have their voices heard about their future. is using social media to help select 1500 young leaders from 192 countries in what will be one of the most ambitious uses of social media for a real world event as well as the world’s largest youth leadership summit. Aside from BraveNewTalent, Lucian has a long association to India and is a youth advisor for Next Generation India on the Board of the UK India Business Council. He continues to run the youth focused charity Take Heart India providing blind and disabled students with IT skills thereby guaranteeing them jobs for life. @LucianT or is the new social recruiting site that aims to revolutionise the graduate recruitment and employer branding market by introducing a new candidate driven relationship based model. Rather than employers going out to the market fishing for talent BraveNewTalent enables candidates to come to employers directly through social media - i.e. from top down to bottom up. This results in a reduction in the communication gap between candidates and employers as well as a far more cost effective and efficient talent management pipeline. Through open communication and dialogue is possible with a community of candidates that have targeted their employers of choice. Take the tour around or download our corporate brochure here.

    One Young World will be the world largest youth leadership summit. It is like Davos for 25 year olds. The initiative was launched in Davos and already has the support of Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu and Bob Geldof among others as counsellors. The initiative is aiming to use the internet as a way to mobilize young people together. 1500 young leaders of tomorrow born since 1984 from 192 countries around the world are coming together for a leadership summit in London on February 8th-10th 2010. One Young World will become a unified voice of the next generation for every sector, almost like a ‘Youth Kyoto’ or a ‘Young UN’., is managing the global social media outreach for One Young World. The event is a world first in that 2 delegates are being selected from every country in the world and the remaining delegates in line with the spread of the world’s population. This means it will be the first time ever that countries such as India and China have their population fully represented at any global event. China will have 259 delegates, India 223 and US 61 (and so on)...

    Young Professionals:

    • Nancy Lebosquain,
      Internal Communications Manager, CGGVeritas

    • Nada Al-Mesfer,
      Marketing Business Analyst, Schlumberger

    • Burcu Gunal,
      Strategy Analyst, TPAO, WPC Youth Committee

      Anna Illarionova,
      PhD Student, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Russian Federation

      Céline Rottier,
      WPC Youth Committee

      Patrick Ferrand,
      Head of Moho Bilondo Geoscience, Total E&P Congo

    10:00 am - 10.45 am :
    • Networking and discussions around tomorrow’s leadership in the Knowledge Cafés

    10:45 am - 12.30 pm :
    • Workshop VII: What Kind of Future is there for Young People in the Oil & Gas Sector?
    • Workshop VIII: What Kind of Image Makeover does the Industry need to Attract and Retain the Best Talent?
    • Workshop IX: Tomorrow’s Leadership
    12:30 pm - 02.00 pm :
    • Networking and discussions around Tomorrow’s Leadership in the “Knowledge Cafés”

    02:00 pm - 04.00 pm :
    Closing Plenary Session :

    Our Roadmap towards a Sustainable Energy Future:
    • Take-Aways from the 2009 Paris Milestone

    Key Speakers :

    O. Appert

    Olivier Appert,
    President, IFP

    On April 2003, Mr. Appert was appointed Chairman and CEO of the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP). Before, he worked as Director of the International Energy Agency’s Long-Term Cooperation and Policy Analysis Directorate since 1st October 1999. Prior to that, from 1998 to 1999, he was the Senior Executive Vice-President of ISIS, a technology holding company publicly listed subsidiary of the Institute Français du Pétrole (IFP). From 1994 to 1998 he worked as Executive Vice-President of the IFP in charge of research and development activities. From 1989 to 1994, he headed the oil and gas department of the French Industry Ministry. Mr. Appert also served in the private sector from 1986 to 1989 as Vice-President of the Phillips group for mobile radio activity and strategy. He was Executive Director of the French Industry Minister’s cabinet from 1984 to 1986 and was a member of Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy’s cabinet from 1981 to 1984.
    Mr. Appert is a graduate of the l’Ecole Polytechnique and l’Ecole des Mines.

    R. Brunck

    Robert Brunck,
    Chairman and CEO, CGGVeritas

    Mr. Brunck is Chairman and CEO of CGGVeritas. Mr. Brunck had previously been Chairman and CEO of CGG since May 1999. Mr. Brunck was Vice Chairman and President of CGG from September 1998 to May 1999 and was President and Chief Operating Officer of CGG from February 1995 to September 1998.
    Mr. Brunck was CGG's Vice-President of Administration and Development from 1991 to 1995 and Chief Financial Officer from 1989 to 1991.
    He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CGGVeritas Services Holding B.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sercel Holding S.A., Chairman of the Board of Directors of CGG Americas, Inc., Director of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Director of the Bureau of Geological and Mining Research, Director of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Director of the Groupement des Entreprises Parapétrolières et Paragazières, Chairman of Armines (Association pour la Recherche et le développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels) and Director of the Institut Français du Pétrole. He is an active member in several associations: Association Française des Techniciens du Pétrole, Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

    J.F. Cirelli

    Jean-François Cirelli,
    Vice Chairman and President, GDF SUEZ

    Jean-François Cirelli was born on July 9, 1958, in Chambéry (France). He is a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1983-1985). He also has a degree in law.
    He began his professional career in 1985 when he went to work for the Treasury division of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finances. He was successively in charge of housing policy, the General Secretariat of the Paris Club (rescheduling of sovereign debt) and the regulation of financial markets. He was also an alternate director for France at the IMF.
    In 1995, he was named economic counselor to the President of the French Republic (Jacques Chirac), a position he held until 2002.
    In 2002, Jean-François Cirelli was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister (Jean-Pierre Raffarin). He was primarily in charge of economic, industrial and labor issues.
    In 2004, Jean-François Cirelli was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gaz de France on September 15, 2004.
    Since July 22, 2008, Jean-François Cirelli is Vice Chairman and President of GDF SUEZ.
    Jean-François Cirelli is married and the father of two children.
    He is a « Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur ».

    Y.L. Darricarrere

    Yves-Louis Darricarrère,
    President, E&P Total

    Yves-Louis Darricarrère began his career in Elf Aquitaine in 1978, first in the Mining Division in Australia and later in the Exploration & Production Branch, where he was appointed successively Country Representative for Australia and Egypt at head office; Managing Director of the subsidiaries in Egypt and Colombia; Director Business development and new ventures, then Finance Director of the Exploration & Production Branch and of the Oil and Gas directorate. In 1998, he was appointed Deputy Director-General of Elf Exploration-Production responsible for Europe and the United States and was nominated a member of the Management Committee of Elf-Aquitaine.

    In 2000, he was appointed Senior Vice-President for Exploration & Production Northern Europe and became a member of the Total Group Management Committee.

    On 1st September 2003, Yves-Louis Darricarrère was nominated to the Group’s Executive Committee and was appointed President of Total Gas & Power. On 14th February 2007, he became President of Total Exploration & Production. Yves-Louis Darricarrère was born in 1951 and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and holds a master’s degree in economic science.


    Dr Jozsef Toth,
    Senior Vice-President, World Petroleum Council

    Graduated at the Chemical University of Veszprém and at the Budapest University of Economics, obtained PhD Degree. Continued post-graduate studies at Imperial College London.
    Speaks English, German, Russian and Italian.

    Mineralimpex Hungarian Trading Co. for Oil and Gas, worked in many technical, marketing and trading fields. In 1984 became CEO.
    Managing Director Supply/Refining/Logistics of MOL Plc., Hungarian Oil and Gas Corporation.

    2003- :
    Chief Advisor to the Executive Chairman and CEO of MOL.

    Other professional and social activities:

    - Founder and current president of the Hungarian Petroleum Association (1991 - ).
    - Vice-President of the Board of the Hungarian Hydrocarbon Strategic Stockpiling Association (1993 - ).
    - Member of the Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency (2001 - ).
    - Visiting Professor of University of Veszprém (1990 - ).
    - Honorary Consul General of Singapore to Hungary (2000 - ).
    - Vice-President of World Petroleum Council (2000 – 2005).
    - Senior Vice-President of World Petroleum Council (2008 - ).

    Catherine MacGregor

    Catherine MacGregor,
    President, Schlumberger Wireline & WPC Executive Board Member

    Catherine MacGregor is President of Schlumberger Wireline. Before assuming this role in June 2009, she was Vice-President of Personnel for Schlumberger Limited.
    Catherine joined Schlumberger in 1995 as a graduate engineer, working on offshore drilling rigs. In her first 5 years, she completed a variety of technical assignments, based in Africa, Europe and North America. Since then, her management roles have included Field Operations in the USA and Malaysia, as well as Marketing and Product Development in France.

    Catherine graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris.

    Keynote Address:

    Dominique Moïsi

    Dominique Moïsi,

    Dominique Moïsi is currently special advisor to IFRI , having previously been its deputy director. He is all a Professor at Harbard.
    Dominique is an expert in geopolotics and an international relations specialist, with a specific focus on the Middle-East. Author of many books, he published “Geopolitique de l’Emotion” in 2008.
    He is a graduate in law & politics from La Sorbonne & Harvard. He has taught at ENA, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales at the Paris Politics Institute. He was Raymon Aron’s assistant.

    Young Professionals:


    • Catherine Beneton,

    • Laurène Debesse,
      President of WPC Programme Committee
    • Wail Mousa,
      President, WPC Youth Committee

      Yannick Penneçot,
      Acquisition Method Manager, CGGVeritas

      Leor Rotchild,

      Social Responsibility, Canadian Oil & Gas Division, Nexen, WPC Youth Committee

    host sponsors

    • edf
    • schlumberger
    • total
    • PLATINUM sponsors
    • CGG Veritas
    • silver sponsors
    • Maersk Oil
    • Petroleum Qatar
    • Bronze sponsors
    • ONGC
    • Sonangol
    • Inpex
    • CNPC
    • partners
    • exxonmobil
    • technip
    • GEP
    • IFP