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Qatar’s phenomenal first wave of natural gas development is approaching completion. But what will come next? Even a modest expansion of natural gas production – by Qatari standards – will require expenditure of tens of billions of dollars. Investment on this scale will open up numerous opportunities for those companies able to position themselves early in what will be a very competitive business environment. What is Qatar likely to decide? When is the moratorium on further production from the prodigious North Field likely to be lifted? When it is, what are the projects that Qatar is likely to pursue? And what are the political and economic factors that will drive these decisions?
 

Further natural gas development in Qatar would open up tens of billions of dollars of investment opportunities. The companies best positioned to exploit them will be those that have prepared early and who understand the intricacies of Qatar’s political and economic systems
 

* Potential foreign partners in new natural gas and gas-related projects
- International oil and gas companies
- Independent oil and gas companies
- National oil and gas companies interested in investing in Qatari gas
- LNG companies
- GTL companies

* Engineering contractors
- EPC contractors
- construction sub-contractors
- scaffolding companies

* Equipment suppliers

* Natural gas buyers and traders

* Financiers

* Law firms

* Energy consultants
 

Masterclass programme

9:30 Registration & Coffee

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks & Introduction to Qatar

10:40 Overview of Qatar’ hydrocarbons industry

11:20 Morning Coffee

11:40 Focus on Qatar’s phenomenal natural gas developments

12:20 The North Field moratorium

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Current and future gas supply-demand balance

14:30 Political and economic factors

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Project scenarios

16:00 Risk Factors

16:30 Discussion

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception

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