"Strategies and Influence of National Oil Companies on World Energy Markets" is a two-year research study on the behavior and strategies of national oil companies and the overarching trends in their investment and trade patterns. The study will investigate the impact of the strategies and behaviors of national oil companies on international energy, security and oil geopolitics. The study will emphasize how the United States, Japan and other major consuming countries, as well as private sectors, should deal with these increasingly powerful national companies in terms of trade, investment and strategic alliances. This joint workshop was timed to coincide with the Offshore Technology Conference and OTC Energy Week. It was sponsored by University of Houston Law Center Institute for Energy Law and Enterprise (UH IELE) and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.
Event Agenda and Presentations
2:00 pm Session 1: The Role of National Oil Companies
Moderator: Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
"National Oil Companies: What Role Can They/Should They Play in an Age of Liberalized Markets, Globalization?"
Edward Morse, Executive Advisor, Hetco
"The Role of National Oil Companies in International Energy Markets"
Nordine Ait-Laoussine, President, NALCOSA
"Natural Gas Industry in Iran"
Davood Ghazemzadeh, Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University (formerly with NIOC, Iran)
"CNPC Overseas Expansion"
M.S. Ramachandran, former Chairman of IOC, India
Xiaojie Xu, Senior Researcher, CNPC Economics and Technology Research Center
Ismael Hernandez, President, PMI Holdings, Houston (PEMEX)
4:00 pm Session 2: Structuring a National Industry: Best Practices and Regulatory Challenges
Moderator: Michelle Foss, Executive Director, Institute for Energy, Law and Enterprise, University of Houston Law Center
David Goldwyn, Principal, Goldwyn International Strategies
Donald Hertzmark, Consultant, Pertamina
Pamela Giblin, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
"National Hydrocarbons Agency: A New Era in the Colombian Oil and Gas Industry"
Armando Zamora, Director General, ANH, Columbia