Thursday, 1 December 2005, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
The World Energy Outlook 2005: Middle East and North Africa Insights
Nicola Pochettino, Senior Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Sponsorship provided by Wood Mackenzie.
This event occurred on: Thursday, 01 December 2005, 6 p.m.
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The Middle East and North Africa's vast oil and gas resources are critical to meeting the world's future energy needs; but questions are being raised as to whether the energy production from this key region will increase sufficiently to satisfy global demand. World Energy Outlook 2005 sheds light on this issue by answering the question: how much oil and gas can we expect the region to export over the next two and a half decades? This presentation will illustrate energy prospects throughout the Middle East and North Africa region (focusing on Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Algeria, Libya and Egypt), and the implications of these for world energy markets, through projections and analysis of issues such as domestic energy demand for the Middle East and North Africa region, future oil and gas exports based on current projects and plans, resource levels, domestic spending requirements and government policies. (The World Energy Outlook is widely acknowledged as the single most important source of energy statistics, projections and analysis. Past editions have received numerous awards from government and industry in recognition of analytical excellence.)
Mr. Nicola Pochettino is a senior energy analyst in the Economic Analysis Division of the International Energy Agency. A permanent member of the World Energy Outlook team, he focuses on international oil and gas markets analysis and forecasting. In particular, he built a world oil-equilibrium model and conducted a field-by-field oil supply study for the Middle East and North Africa in World Energy Outlook 2005. He has broad experience of both corporate and general securities work in the energy field, gained as a business analyst at the Italian oil major Eni and the Italian leading investment bank Unicredit Banca Mobiliare. He has published equity research on listed utilities and energy companies. In recent years he has also lectured at the Scuola Mattei, Eni?s post-graduate education centre for energy and environmental management. He is a graduate nuclear engineer of Turin Polytechnic and has a Masters in Energy Management.