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How National Oil Companies, Established and Emerging Producers are Dealing with Low Prices
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Invited Talk on "How National Oil Companies, Established and Emerging Producers are Dealing with Low Prices"

Speaker: Dr Valérie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Valerie MarcelOil prices have dropped significantly since mid 2014 and the effects are being felt around the globe. Falling prices is one of the most critical challenges faced by national oil companies, established and emerging producers as their revenues have been drastically reduced. Today's energy leaders need to successfully do business in an era of low oil prices.

ESCP Europe and its Research Centre for Energy Management hosted a discussion on the topic "How National Oil Companies, Established and Emerging Producers are Dealing with Low Prices". The event took place at ESCP Europe's London Campus at 6:30 pm on 29th September, 2016.

Guest speaker Dr Valérie Marcel will reveal vital elements to be considered by oil and gas executives. Participants will hear the latest on:

  • How different producers are responding to low prices
  • Which NOCs are more vulnerable to low prices
  • What happens to local content policy in this context
  • Managing public expectations through commodity cycles

The talk was followed by a networking reception, allowing attendees the opportunity to meet the speaker and network with our Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) participants and MSc in Energy Management (MEM) students.

Dr Valérie Marcel

Dr Valérie Marcel is an associate fellow at Chatham House, and leads the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group. She is an expert on national oil companies and petroleum-sector governance, and has carried out extensive fieldwork in order to gain an understanding of the perspectives of producer countries. She is the author (with John V. Mitchell) of Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle East (Chatham House/Brookings, 2006). Her current research focuses on governance issues in emerging producers in sub-Saharan Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She is a member of KPMG’s advisory team for energy-sector governance. She also provides thought leadership for the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas at the World Economic Forum. Dr Marcel previously led energy research at Chatham House, and taught international relations at the Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, and at Cairo University.

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