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The Changing Role of National Oil Companies (NOCs) in International Energy Markets: Implications for the Middle East

On this occasion, we present our major Baker Institute study investigating the long-term geopolitical and economic implications of the growing influence of national oil companies on global energy markets. This special event, organized to enhance participation from across the Middle East, is designed to give study researchers and authors the opportunity to hear the views of senior industry leaders on the role of the national oil company and to provide input and feedback on the study before it is finalized as a book volume.

Conference Sponsors: Accenture, Morgan Stanley, Baker Botts L.L.P, Japan Petroleum Energy Center, and The Baker Institute Energy Forum


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Event Agenda and Presentations

Moderator: Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

9:00 am Opening Keynotes

PDF icon Opening Keynote by Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

PDF icon "Understanding the Importance of NOCs in International Energy Markets"
The Honorable James A. Baker III, Honorary Chair, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

"Energy Markets, Security of Supply & Successful Collaborations between NOCs & IOCs" H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy & Industry, State of Qatar

"Collaborations Between NOCs and IOCs"
H.E. Mohamed Bin Dhaen Al-Hamli, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates and President, OPEC

9:45 am Morning Session Keynotes

"Importance of Collaboration between Major IOCs and the NOCs in Changing World Economic and Energy Relations"
R. Casey Olson President, OXY Oil & Gas--Eastern Hemisphere

"Developmental Challenges Facing NOCs and their Effect on NOC Partnering"
David Asmus, Senior Partner, Baker Botts, L.L.P.

10:45 am Coffee Break

11:00 am Morning Session

"NOC Perspectives: Strategic Goals for a Successful NOC"
Sheikh Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah, Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

PDF icon "Key Findings of the Baker Institute Study on National Oil Companies"
Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, Baker Institute

12:00 noon Lunch

1:30 pm Afternoon Session I: Presentation of the Baker Institute Study Findings

PDF icon "IOC/NOC Economic Issues: Efficiency, Priorities and Comparisons"
Peter Hartley, Baker Institute Rice Scholar and Professor of Economics, Rice University

PDF icon "The Gist of Japan's New National Energy Strategy and NOCs"
Akira Hanzawa Deputy Director, Research and Planning, JPEC

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Mon, March 12, 2007
9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


Dubai, United Arab Emirates