Qatar Petroleum (QP) took part as one of the major exhibitors at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) yesterday, under the theme ‘Strategies for the New Energy Landscape’.

As part of the event, Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, participated in the opening Global Business Leaders Panel that also included Bob Dudley, the CEO of British Petroleum; Claudio Descalzi, the CEO of ENI; Patrick Pouyanné, the Chairman and CEO of TOTAL; and Darren Woods, President and Director of ExxonMobil Corporation.

Al Kaabi’s participation during the panel focused on the world oil outlook, and what the industry can do on the short and medium terms and how it can best adapt to ensure continued growth. He also highlighted and discussed issues related to how business leaders are anticipating and preparing for unexpected challenges and opportunities.


In his comments at the panel, Al Kaabi said:

As the industry redefines itself, we can only manage the factors under our control. We need to focus on improving efficiency in our operations, while maintaining our highest HSE standers. We also need to pay attention to reducing our operating costs as much as possible, or eliminating the expenditures that do not add to our profitability.’

He added:

We, in Qatar Petroleum and its subsidiaries, have substantially reduced our operating costs, while maintaining our high HSE standards. This could not have been possible without the great efforts of all our employees and leadership teams in QP and all its subsidiaries. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their excellent work and dedication.’

Al Kaabi welcomed High highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court who visited Qatar Petroleum’s exhibition stand, shortly after opening ADIPEC. His Highness was briefed on the history of QP as well as its various operations and activities in the oil and gas industry.

QP’s stand prominently features the corporation’s extensive operations in the oil & gas industry, and it also showcases the developments in Qatar’s Industrial Cities (at Mesaieed and Ras Laffan) as well as Dukhan Concession Area. The stand also features the participation by Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd (Nakilat).

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, ADIPEC 2016 is scheduled to last until November 10 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. With the participation of over 2,000 exhibitors, 8,500 conference delegates and up to 95,000 attendees, it is considered as the largest oil & gas event in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The four-day conference will feature eight executive panel sessions, 106 technical sessions as well as eight VIP Programme sessions and offshore & marine sessions.

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