Session 2017

ADIPEC Conference Sessions

Women In Energy - Al Maared Hall

Convene, connect, engage in conversations to inspire change and put forward solutions towards building a diverse and inclusive oil and gas industry

08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Coffee
  • Registration and Coffee

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Address
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Welcome Address

09:10 - 09:30
Keynote Address: An overview of the energy landscape; market trends, opportunities & challenges
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Keynote Address: An overview of the energy landscape; market trends, opportunities & challenges

    • Evolving market trends in the oil and gas sector
    • Challenges the industry currently faces and strategies implemented to overcome these challenges
    • Opportunities for growth: overview of investment, technological and innovation opportunities currently available, and what the market can look forward to in the coming 5-10 years
09:30 - 10:00
Live On-Stage Interview: Creating new horizons for women in the oil and gas industry
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Live On-Stage Interview: Creating new horizons for women in the oil and gas industry

    With the industry increasingly driving initiatives for more inclusion of female professionals, we bring together leaders to review the latest statistics and discuss opportunities to include more women in unconventional roles in fields such as offshore and marine, refining and petrochemicals, amongst others.

    INTERVIEWEE
    Maria Claudia Borras

    Maria Claudia Borras

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Baker Hughes, a GE Company

    Intisaar Kindy

    Intisaar Kindy

    Exploration Director

    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

    INTERVIEWER
    Reem Abdellatif

    Reem Abdellatif

    Editor-In-Chief

    Argaam

10:00 - 10:45
Panel Discussion: How do non-technical functions contribute to the success of the oil and gas business?
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Panel Discussion: How do non-technical functions contribute to the success of the oil and gas business?

    Non-technical functions such as HR, Finance, Legal, Administration and Corporate Communications have more women across all levels, including leadership positions. In this session, we evaluate: 

    • The backbone of a successful company is solid and structured functions across strategic planning, HR, Finance, Legal, Administration, and Corporation Communications. How are women breaking the glass ceiling in these functions? What can we learn from their stories? From their experience, what processes can be implemented across technical functions?
    • How do you identify high potential employees? How can you coach them to become better leaders of tomorrow?
    • In the move away from the traditional media environment, understanding the growing importance of social media corporate communications strategies for NOCs
    MODERATOR
    Aida Arraisi

    Aida Arraisi

    Founder and CEO

    Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce

    PANELIST
    Olga Mikhaylova

    Olga Mikhaylova

    Head of Communications

    Lukoil Mid East Limited

    Julie Beck

    Julie Beck

    Chief Financial Officer

    Nova Chemicals

    Zuhaida Zulkifli

    Zuhaida Zulkifli

    Head of Commercial & Strategic Relations for Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM)

    Petronas

    Reem Al Alawi

    Reem Al Alawi

    General Counsel

    Tatweer Petroleum

    Dr. Othman Al Khoori

    Dr. Othman Al Khoori

    Senior Vice President – Human Capital

    MUBADALA PETROLEUM

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:40
Industry dossier: Case studies from the oil and gas industry
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • DIVERSIFYING E&P PORTFOLIOS

    11:15- 11:35

    Delving deeper into the diversification of E&P portfolios and evaluating projects that provide maximum value with minimum investment on Capital Expenditure (CAPEX).

  • ANALYSING BEST PRACTICES IN MINIMISING OPERATIONAL EXPENDITURE (OPEX)

    11:35- 11:55

    Analysing best practices implemented in projects within the GCC that have yielded optimum value with minimal Operational Expenditure (OPEX).

  • HOW CAN EFFECTIVE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES CREATE THE RIGHT BRAND IMAGE?

    11:55- 12:15

    Identifying best practices in effective brand building and management, and how these practices and strategies lead to creating the right brand image in a sector as dynamic as oil and gas.

  • BUILDING REFINERIES AND PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS OF TOMORROW

    12:00- 12:20

    Discussing refinery and petrochemical upgradation projects within the GCC region, refinery and petrochemical integration, and integration with E&P functions.

    PRESENTER
    Niurka Sancho

    Niurka Sancho

    Senior Vice President Business Development & Innovation

    Cepsa Química

  • CAN INNOVATIVE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFORM THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY?

    12:20 - 12:40

    An insight into the recent technological advancements in the oil and gas industry, and how these technologies can transform the industry.

    PRESENTER
    Ingrid Karstensen

    Ingrid Karstensen

    Project Advisor - Global Development Support

    WINTERSHALL

12:45 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking Session
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Lunch and Networking Session

14:00 - 14:45
Panel Discussion: What does the fourth Industrial Revolution hold for the oil and gas industry? An insight into the possibilities for the oil and gas workforce
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Panel Discussion: What does the fourth Industrial Revolution hold for the oil and gas industry? An insight into the possibilities for the oil and gas workforce

    The world as we know is constantly evolving and the future will be vastly different with innovations in advanced robotics, driverless cars, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, etc. These changes will bring with them a wide array of opportunities for development and transition of the oil and gas sector. In this session, we discuss:

    • What transformation can the oil and gas industry expect with these changes? What skill sets must one acquire today that can play a pivotal role in their career growth and development tomorrow?
    • The ideology disparity between GENX, GENY and Millennials in the industry, and how these ideologies will shape the industry tomorrow after today’s leaders retire
    PANELIST
    Christina Lomasney

    Christina Lomasney

    President, CEO and Co-Founder

    MODUMETAL INC

    Katharina Rick

    Katharina Rick

    Partner and Managing Director – San Francisco

    BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP

    Maria Piera Scuri

    Maria Piera Scuri

    Director

    SPAZIO MIDDLE EAST LIMITED

    Nadia Mavrakis

    Nadia Mavrakis

    Senior Manager, Energy Strategy

    Accenture

14:45 - 15:30
Panel Discussion: How can we create a sustainable energy outlook?
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Panel Discussion: 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. In this session, we bring together a panel of leaders from oil and gas, and renewable energy companies to discuss: 

    • How can alternate forms of energy contribute to the growing demand of oil and gas?
    • How can collaboration between the oil and 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?
    PANELIST
    Shelley Wheeler

    Shelley Wheeler

    Gas to Liquids Business Development Manager

    Shell

    Carole Nakhle

    Dr. Carole Nakhle

    Director and Founder

    Crystol Energy

    Prachi Singh

    Dr. Prachi Singh

    Senior Research and Development Engineer, Research and Technology Department

    GASCO

    Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi

    Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi

    Head of Policy Unit and Deputy Director – Knowledge, Policy and Finance

    IRENA

    Aysha Alaydaroos

    Aysha Alaydaroos

    Manager, Business Support

    MASDAR CLEAN ENERGY

15:30 - 16:00
Panel Discussion: How do In-house Women’s Networks contribute in mentoring women of tomorrow?
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Panel Discussion: How do In-house Women’s Networks contribute in mentoring women of tomorrow?

    In their quest to create more inclusive teams, National and International Oil Companies have women’s networks that are led by senior members to drive female participation within the business, and prepare future leaders. In this session, we discuss:

    • Why are women’s networks formed? How do they contribute to bridging gender diversity in an oil and gas company?
    • What are some of the initiatives these networks organise? How do these initiatives identify a sticky floor situation, and mentor female professionals to grow within the business?
    PANELIST
    Intisaar Kindy

    Intisaar Kindy

    Exploration Director

    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

    Kelly Thomson

    Kelly Thomson

    Executive Director - Structured Finance & Capital Markets

    Mubadala Investment Company

    Mae Al Mozaini

    Mae Al Mozaini

    Manager - Research & Advisory, Corporate Affairs

    SAUDI ARAMCO

    Catherine Marie Javaux

    Catherine Marie Javaux

    Vice President Development (Asab/Sahil), SE Development (ASAB/SAHIL) Division

    ABU DHABI COMPANY FOR ONSHORE PETROLEUM OPERATIONS LTD (ADCO)

16:00 - 16:00
Closing Remarks and close of Women In Energy
Session Location: Al Maared Hall
  • Closing Remarks and close of Women In Energy

Join over 200 attendees at ADIPEC Women In Energy Conference to discuss, debate, educate, and engage in conversations promoting opportunities and growth for women in the oil and gas sector.

For more information on the conference, please contact us on adipec.wie@dmgeventsme.com